LabConnection on DVD for A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC

  • AUTHOR: dti Publishing
  • ISBN-13: 9781111125202 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • Mixed Media 
  • 1st Edition
  • ©2011     Published
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region


About The Product

With powerful computer-based exercises, simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection™ provides a uniquely integrated supplement to hands-on A+ PC repair courses, and can be used both as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning's A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC textbook and CompTIA’s A+ certification exams, and offers remediation towards both. LabConnection, by dti Publishing, is a system that enables exercises and labs to be embedded within the curriculum and instruction. The system is designed for instructor led learning but can also be built into a distance learning course. The standalone DVD version allows use of the simulation product without the necessity of online access. LabConnection is also available as online and institutional versions with full learning management capabilities.


  • Enhanced Comprehension: All completed labs reflect a complete understanding of the tasks and concepts as they directly relate to the referenced curriculum and the Cengage Learning textbook. Through LabConnection's guidance in the virtual lab environment, the student develops skills that are accurate and consistently effective.
  • Exercises: Includes dozens of exercises that assess and prepare the learner for the virtual labs, establishing and solidifying the skills and knowledge required to complete the lab.
  • Virtual Labs: Labs consist of end-to-end procedures performed in a rich simulated environment where the learner can practice the skills required of professionals and on standardized exams.
  • Guided Learning: LabConnection allows learners to make mistakes but alerts them to errors made before they can move on to the next step, sometimes offering demonstration as well as media rich answers, all in a simple intuitive interface.
  • Video demonstrations: Instructor-led video demonstrations guide the learners step by step through the labs while providing additional insights to solidify the concepts.

About the Contributor

  • dti Publishing

    Pierre Askmo, president of dti Publishing, has extensive experience in the IT certification field. Mr. Askmo's deep involvement in the IT industry is testified to by his involvement as a Cornerstone Founding Partner of the A+ Certification program at the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). Mr. Askmo went on to sit on the A+ Executive committee that designed the A+ certification program and to participate in the Network+ and Server+ Advisory panels. As a former member of the IT Skills Curriculum Group of the U.S. Department of Labor, Mr. Askmo contributed to define the mix of skills deemed necessary to succeed in the IT professions. Mr. Askmo has co-authored the Course Technology book A+ Q&A, is an item writer for IT certifications and has worked on CertBlaster test preparation titles for MCSE, MCSA, and now MCTS and MCITP. Mr. Askmo is also the designer of the new powerful and user-friendly dtiMetrics™ assessment system solution that helps students master essential computer concepts and prepare for IT certification.

Table of Contents

Labs follow the organization of the A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, 7E text. The Table of Contents of that book follows here.
1. Intro to Hardware.
2. Intro to Operating Systems.
3. Working with People in a Technical World.
4. Form Factors and Power Supplies.
5. All About Motherboards.
6. Supporting Processors.
7. Upgrading Memory.
8. Supporting Hard Drives.
9. Installing and Supporting I/O Devices.
10. Multimedia Devices and Mass Storage.
11. PC Maintenance and Troubleshooting Strategies.
12. Installing Windows.
13. Maintaining Windows.
14. Optimizing Windows.
15. Tools for Solving Windows Problems.
16. Fixing Windows Problems.
17. Networking Essentials.
18. Networking Practices.
19. Security Essentials.
20. Security Practices.
21. Supporting Notebooks.
22. Supporting Printers.

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