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Written by best-selling PC repair author and educator Jean Andrews, the seventh edition of A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC maps fully to CompTIA's 2009 A+ Exam objectives. This full-color guide is the most complete, step-by-step book available for learning the fundamentals of supporting and troubleshooting computer hardware and software. At the same time, it prepares readers to successfully pass the A+ 220-701 and 220-702 exams. The new edition is formatted to support any teaching or learning style and course format, featuring an essentials-to-practical organization within each chapter and inclusion of tabs distinguishing exam content. Further content and live demonstrations with Jean Andrews are available on the accompanying CD, making this new edition a total solution for PC repair.
This step-by-step, highly visual text provides a comprehensive introduction to managing and maintaining computer hardware and software. Written by best-selling author and educator Jean Andrews, A+ GUIDE TO MANAGING AND MAINTAINING YOUR PC closely integrates the CompTIAA+ Exam objectives to prepare you for the 220-801 and 220-802 certification exams. The new Eighth Edition also features extensive updates to reflect current technology, techniques, and industry standards in the dynamic, fast-paced field of PC repair. Each chapter covers both core concepts and advanced topics, organizing material to facilitate practical application and encourage you to learn by doing. Supported by a wide range of supplemental resources to enhance learning--including innovative tools, interactive exercises and activities, and online study guides--this proven text offers an ideal way to prepare you for success as a professional PC repair technician.
If you're preparing for the new CompTIA 2006 certification in A+, or the current Network+ and Security+ certifications, you'll find this book invaluable. It provides all the information you need to get ready for these exams, including the four new A+ exams -- the required Essentials exam and three elective exams that pertain to your area of specialization. As with other O'Reilly Nutshell books for certification exams, A+, Network+ and Security + in a Nutshell follows a proven style and approach. It reviews all of the topics needed to master each exam in a remarkably concise format, with required knowledge boiled down to the core. Instead of plowing through 500 to 700 pages to prepare for each exam, this book covers each one in approximately 150 pages. And because the objectives for the three elective A+ exams are redundant, and the book covers them in one section. The exams covered include: A+ Essentials: Required for A+ 2006 certification EXAM 220-602: For the A+ IT Technician specialization EXAM 220-603: For the A+ Remote Support Technician specialization EXAM 220-604: For the A+ IT Depot specialization EXAM N10-003: For Network+ Certification EXAM SYO-101: For Security+ Certification Each exam is covered in three parts: Exam Overview, Study Guide and Prep and Practice. Plenty of detailed tables and screen shots are included, along with study notes and practice questions. Once you have completed the exams successfully, you will find this all-in-one book to be a valuable reference to core administration and security skills.
Connect with old friends and make some new ones with Facebook and this one-of-a-kind referenceAARP Facebook: Tech to Connect is packed with examples and guidance to familiarize you with Facebook and all it has to offer. People over 55 are among Facebook's fastest-growing user segment, with well over six million users, and this guide shares the insights of many 50+ users. It covers signing up, creating a profile, adding friends, posting status updates, chatting online, uploading photos and video, creating events, joining groups, and much more.Covers creating and tweaking a profile, finding and adding friends, creating events and groups, subscribing to news feeds, creating status updates, and sending messages to friendsExplains how to become a fan, play social games, add and manage applications, post notes, share links, add and tag photos, and adjust privacy optionsFeatures task-oriented tutorials arranged in such a way to make it easy to find material and achieve successYou might as well face it. You'll love Facebook, and this guide is filled with the essentials you need to enrich your experience and have some Facebook fun.
The world is at your fingertips with iPad!AARP iPad: Tech to Connect introduces you to the world?s most popular tablet device, the iPad, and all the amazing things it has to offer. In clear, non-technical language, this book guides you through registering and setting up your iPad, getting acquainted with the multitouch interface, navigating around the screen, finding and downloading apps, reading books, listening to music, watching videos, surfing the web, and communicating with friends and family.Developed in partnership with AARP and dedicated to helping readers stay connected with friends, family, and community by providing timely and helpful advice and solutions for using tech to connectCovers the need-to-know basics like powering up your iPad, getting it registered, and navigating the multitouch interface Walks you through setting up your e-mail account, typing with the onscreen keyboard, browsing the Internet, shopping at the iTunes store, and finding your way from Point A to Point B with MapsExplores the iPad?s multimedia features like taking and sharing photos and videos, reading e-books, downloading and listening to your favorite music, watching and recording movies, playing games, and moreShows you how to expand your iPad?s functionality with apps, maintain your contacts and schedule with the calendar and contacts features, and stay on top of the latest news with Notification CenterHelps you stay in touch with family and friends through FaceTime video calling, social media, texting with iMessage, and moreNo matter how you look at it, the iPad is one incredible device, and this book is your one-of-a kind guide to making the most of it.
"Light is a language, it takes practice to become fluent". This is the premise of the ABCs of Beautiful Light. In this book, Rosanne Olson presents lessons and insight from her many years both in the photographic industry and as a teacher. These are time-tested techniques that leave her clients and students pleased time and time again. Presented in a format that allows the reader to progress at their own pace, this book is sure to leave a lasting impact on any photographer who dives in. The book begins with the fundamentals of photography. Olson leads the reader through the basic functions of the camera, from metering & exposure, to the uses of the digital files and how to manage them. Laying out this groundwork puts the reader in the right position to proceed with the lessons in the book. From there, the importance and concepts of design are explained. While the book focuses on lighting, the understanding of design is essential to creating compelling, memorable photos.
Everything we see is lit by one source or another. The questions are: what and how? That is what this book is designed to teach you. Through Roseanne Olson's tried-and-true course on lighting principles for photography, video, and art in general, you will discover how the angles and heights of your light sources affect your pictures. You will learn how to work with light modifiers to change the quality of your light, and how to control light to create a feeling of depth and dimension--whether you're shooting with natural light, continuous artificial light, studio strobes, dedicated flash, or a combination of sources. Assignments are included to help you put each concept into practice as you perfect your skills and train your eyes to see the subtleties of light. You will never look at a photograph or painting in the same way after you read this book!
"Weaving together analyses of archival material, news coverage, and interviews conducted with journalists from mainstream and partisan outlets as well as with activists across the political spectrum, Deana A. Rohlinger reimagines how activists use a variety of mediums, sometimes simultaneously, to agitate for - and against - legal abortion"--
The essential interaction design guide, fully revised andupdated for the mobile ageAbout Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design, FourthEdition is the latest update to the book that shaped andevolved the landscape of interaction design. This comprehensiveguide takes the worldwide shift to smartphones and tablets intoaccount. New information includes discussions on mobile apps,touch interfaces, screen size considerations, and more. Thenew full-color interior and unique layout better illustrate moderndesign concepts. The interaction design profession is blooming with the successof design-intensive companies, priming customers to expect "design"as a critical ingredient of marketplace success. Consumers havelittle tolerance for websites, apps, and devices that don't live upto their expectations, and the responding shift in businessphilosophy has become widespread. About Face isthe book that brought interaction design out of the research labsand into the everyday lexicon, and the updated FourthEdition continues to lead the way with ideas and methodsrelevant to today's design practitioners anddevelopers.Updated information includes:Contemporary interface, interaction, and product designmethodsDesign for mobile platforms and consumer electronicsState-of-the-art interface recommendations and up-to-dateexamplesUpdated Goal-Directed Design methodologyDesigners and developers looking to remain relevant through thecurrent shift in consumer technology habits will find AboutFace to be a comprehensive, essential resource.
This completely updated volume presents the effective and practical tools you need to design great desktop applications, Web 2.0 sites, and mobile devices. You'll learn the principles of good product behavior and gain an understanding of Cooper's Goal-Directed Design method, which involves everything from conducting user research to defining your product using personas and scenarios. Ultimately, you'll acquire the knowledge to design the best possible digital products and services.
Interested in ways to make your business more efficient? Then Cloud Computing may be just what you have been looking for. Cloud Computing can enable you to drive down the costs of your IT function and gives you the ability to focus on your core business, whilst saving energy. The concept of shifting computing to a shared service provider is not new. What is new is that the cost of Cloud Computing is falling so dramatically that considering outsourcing to the Cloud is no longer rare. And, in an era of tight budgets, the opportunity to make financial savings means that Cloud Computing looks especially attractive. "Above the Clouds: Managing Risk in the World of Cloud Computing" acts as a primer and strategic guide to identify Cloud Computing best practices and associated risks, and reduce the latter to acceptable levels. From software as a service (SaaP) to replacing the entire IT infrastructure, the author serves as an educator, guide and strategist, from runway to getting the organization above the clouds. Valuable tips on how to choose your provider of Cloud Services are also offered. The author, Kevin T. McDonald is a Senior Information Technology Analyst and Cloud Strategist for ICF International Inc, a consulting firm in Washington, DC. A member of the Tech America Cloud Computing Committee and the Cloud Security Alliance, Kevin has over 25 years' experience in IT, choosing to specialize in cyber security, infrastructure protection and business continuity. Buy this book and take your business on a journey above the Clouds!
This is a different kind of web design book. Above the Fold is not about timely design or technology trends; instead, this book is about the timeless fundamentals of effective communication within the context of web design. It is intended to help you, the reader, understand the considerations that web designers make when developing successful websites. Above the Fold is divided into three sections: Design & Typography Planning & Usability Business Value Each section represents a phase in the continuous cycle of web design. It's the balance among design, usability, and return on investment that makes a website truly great. Topics covered in Above the Fold include: What makes web design unique The history of web design Anatomy of a web page White space and grid use in web design The elements of web design: color, texture, imagery, scale, depth, animation, and variability Web typography, including web-safe type, images of type, and font replacement and embedding Web project planning Information architecture, including site maps, wireframes, and user flow diagrams The elements of usability: navigation, breadcrumbs, links, search, submission forms, and error messaging Search engine optimization Online marketing, including banner ads, viral and social marketing, on-site marketing, and email marketing Web statistics and analysis
This is a different kind of web design book. Above the Foldis not about timely design or technology trends; instead, this book is about the timeless fundamentals of effective communication within the context of web design. It is intended to help you, the reader, understand the considerations that web designers make when developing successful websites. Above the Foldis divided into three sections: Design & Typography Planning & Usability Business Value Each section represents a phase in the continuous cycle of web design. It's the balance among design, usability, and return on investment that makes a website truly great. Topics covered inAbove the Foldinclude: What makes web design unique The history of web design Anatomy of a web page White space and grid use in web design The elements of web design: color, texture, imagery, scale, depth, animation, and variability Web typography, including web-safe type, images of type, and font replacement and embedding Web project planning Information architecture, including site maps, wireframes, and user flow diagrams The elements of usability: navigation, breadcrumbs, links, search, submission forms, and error messaging Search engine optimization Online marketing, including banner ads, viral and social marketing, on-site marketing, and email marketing Web statistics and analysis
The upcoming IoT age will blur the line between our physical and online lives. Attacks targeting our online spaces will put our physical security at risk. Traditionally, the attack vectors to our fundamental luxuries have required physical tampering, mostly because access to the infrastructure has been limited from the Internet. This is about to change with the upcoming disruption caused by a future with billions of "things" connected to the Internet.This book takes a fascinating look into abusing the most popular IoT-based devices already available in the market. You'll learn how a simple attack can cause a perpetual blackout targeting LED lightbulbs, how bad security decisions have grossly violated the physical safety and privacy of families, and how the insecurity of powerful electric vehicles can put your life at risk.The goal of this book is to demonstrate tangible risk in IoT devices that we're going to depend on more and more as time progresses. Once we begin to understand the cause of actual security vulnerabilities in devices today, we will begin to set the path for a future that will help us enable these devices to securely enhance and augment our lives.The stakes are high. Malicious attackers are already hard at work uncovering and exploiting these security defects and they will continue to find crafty avenues to abuse their knowledge every way they can. These attackers span the spectrum of curious college students to sophisticated private and state sponsored criminal gangs that are interested in terrorizing individuals and populations. The impact of security vulnerabilities in IoT devices can lead to mass compromise of privacy and cause physical harm.
Maybe you got Access as part of Microsoft Office and wonder what it can do for you and your household; maybe you're a small business manager and don't have a techie on staff to train the office in Microsoft Access. Regardless, you want to quickly get your feet wet--but not get in over your head--and Access 2003 for Starters: The Missing Manual is the book to make it happen.Far more than a skimpy introduction but much less daunting than a weighty tech book, Access 2003 for Starters: The Missing Manual demystifies databases and explains how to design and create them with ease. It delivers everything you need--and nothing you don't--to use Access right away. It's your expert guide to the Access features that are most vital and most useful, and it's your trusted advisor on the more in-depth features that are best saved for developers and programmers.Access is sophisticated and powerful enough for professional developers but easy and practical enough for everyday users like you. This Missing Manual explains all the major features of Access 2003, including designing and creating databases, organizing and filtering information, and generating effective forms and reports.Bestselling authors, database designers, and programmers Scott Palmer, Ph.D., and Kate Chase are your guides for putting the world's most popular desktop data management program to work. Their clear explanations, step-by-step instructions, plenty of illustrations, and timesaving advice help you get up to speed quickly and painlessly.Whether you're just starting out or you know you've been avoiding aspects of the program and missing out on much of what it can do, this friendly, witty book will gently immerse you in Microsoft Access. Keep it handy, as you'll undoubtedly refer to it again and again.
As the most popular database management program on the market, Microsoft Access didn't need much improvement. But with the release of Access 2003, Microsoft managed to further enhance the way people organize, access, and share information. In this new version, Access is more capable than ever, thanks to additional features like automatic error checking, automatic property updating, and the expanded ability to import, export, and work with Extensible Markup Language (XML) data files. The number of features it offers is truly impressive--and potentially daunting. Anyone baffled by the multitude of features and functionality in Microsoft Access can get up to speed quickly with the help of Access 2003 Personal Trainer . Part of our new Personal Trainer Series, this book lets people of any technical level learn exactly what they need to know at their own pace. Unlike many consumer software tutorials that dumb down the material or present it in a confusing fashion, this book is written in a non-technical and engaging style that readers find fun, easy, and informative. This book will not only help existing users, but those who received Access as part of Microsoft Office and are now ready to dip their toe in the water. It starts with Access fundamentals and then moves on to tables, fields, queries, forms, reports, macros, and advanced topics like linking information from an external source. To best guide learning, Access 2003 Personal Trainer includes detailed diagrams, dozens of task-oriented lessons, and a fully interactive training simulation CD--everything you need to become an Access pro.
"I recommend this book for anyone who wants a strong foundation in Access."--Jeff Lenamon, CIBC World MarketsUpdated edition with exciting new Access 2007 features!Harness the power of Access 2007 with the expert guidance in this comprehensive reference. Beginners will appreciate the thorough attention to database fundamentals and terminology. Experienced users can jump right into Access 2007 enhancements like the all-new user interface and wider use of XML and Web services. Each of the book's six parts thoroughly focuses on key elements in a logical sequence, so you have what you need, when you need it. Designed as both a reference and a tutorial, Access 2007 Bible is a powerful tool for developers needing to make the most of the new features in Access 2007.Build Access tables using good relational database techniquesConstruct efficient databases using a five-step design methodDesign efficient data-entry and data display formsUtilize the improved Access report designerUse Visual Basic(r) for Applications and the VBA Editor to automate applicationsBuild and customize Access 2007 ribbonsSeamlessly exchange Access data with SharePoint(r)Employ advanced techniques such as the Windows(r) API and object-oriented programmingAdd security and use data replication in your Access applicationsWhat's on the CD-ROM?Follow the examples in the book chapter by chapter using the bonus materials on the CD-ROM. You'll find separate Microsoft Access database files for each chapter and other working files, includingAll the examples and databases used in the book, including database files, images, data files in various formats, and icon files used in the book's examplesA complete sample application file, including queries, reports, objects, and modules, that you can use as a referenceSee the CD-ROM appendix for details and complete system requirements.Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Reduce stress with timesaving database shortcutsExplore database basics and build tables and reports that corral your dataAccess has undergone an extreme makeover! Whether you've used one of the older versions or this is your first exposure to Access, here's where you'll find the essentials you need to make this database system work for you. Cruise around the new interface, team up Access with other Office applications, use wizards to automate your work, and much more.Discover how toCreate a new Access databaseImport and export dataBuild forms for efficient data entrySearch tables for specific dataConstruct custom reportsCustomize your database navigation
This fast-paced book teaches you the basics of Access 2007 so you can start using this popular database program right away. You'll learn how to work with Access' most useful features to design databases, maintain them, search for valuable nuggets of information, and build attractive forms for quick-and-easy data entry. The new Access is radically different from previous versions, but with this book, you'll breeze through the new interface and its timesaving features in no time with:Clear explanations Step-by-step instructions Lots of illustrations Larger type Plenty of friendly advice Ideal for small businesses and households, Access runs on PCs and manages large stores information, including numbers, pages of text, and pictures -- everything from a list of family phone numbers to an enormous product catalog. Unfortunately, each new version of the program crammed in yet another set of features -- so many that even the pros don't know where to find them all. Access 2007 breaks the mold: Microsoft changed the user interface by designing a tabbed toolbar that makes features easy to locate. One thing that hasn't improved is Microsoft's documentation. Even if you find the features you need, you still may not know what to do with them. Access 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual is the perfect primer for small businesses with no techie to turn to, as well as those who want to organize household and office information.
Do you have tons and tons of data on your computer but you're not quite sure how to make heads or tails of them--or even organize them? Are you using Access as spreadsheet rather than what it was really meant for? If you have trouble finding meaning in your data, then Access 2007 Forms & Reports for Dummies let you discover the wonders of this highly useful program.This no-nonsense guide gets right down to business by showing you the easy way to use this powerful tool. It gets you started with selective, targeted queries; forms that improve efficiency; and reports that communicate--while sparing you of any fancy language. This hands-on guide features clear, concise instructions that show you how to:Orient yourself with forms and reportsCreate and modify queriesBuild and edit formsDesign and update reportsTroubleshoot queries, forms, and reportsMake your forms usefulAdd multiple tables to formsAdd finishing touches to reportsThanks to the included references, Web sites, and informative tips, putting your data to good use has never been easier. You'll even add some pizzazz to your reports with handy suggestions on ways to wow your viewers. With Access 2007 Forms & Reports for Dummies, you will be creating effective queries, forms, and reports in no time!
Compared to industrial-strength database products such as Microsoft's SQL Server, Access is a breeze to use. It runs on PCs rather than servers and is ideal for small- to mid-sized businesses and households. But Access is still intimidating to learn. It doesn't help that each new version crammed in yet another set of features; so many, in fact, that even the pros don't know where to find them all. Access 2007 breaks this pattern with some of the most dramatic changes users have seen since Office 95. Most obvious is the thoroughly redesigned user interface, with its tabbed toolbar (or "Ribbon") that makes features easy to locate and use. The features list also includes several long-awaited changes. One thing that hasn't improved is Microsoft's documentation. To learn the ins and outs of all the features in Access 2007, Microsoft merely offers online help. Access 2007: The Missing Manual was written from the ground up for this redesigned application. You will learn how to design complete databases, maintain them, search for valuable nuggets of information, and build attractive forms for quick-and-easy data entry. You'll even delve into the black art of Access programming (including macros and Visual Basic), and pick up valuable tricks and techniques to automate common tasks -- even if you've never touched a line of code before. You will also learn all about the new prebuilt databases you can customize to fit your needs, and how the new complex data feature will simplify your life. With plenty of downloadable examples, this objective and witty book will turn an Access neophyte into a true master.
Access 2007 VBA Programmer's Reference covers a wide spectrum of programming topics relevant to Access. Although it assumes the reader has some familiarity with VBA programming language, it begins with a brief introduction to VBA. And to help you leverage the tools that Access provides, a chapter highlights the new features in Microsoft Office Access 2007 -- including new wizards and GUI (graphical user interface) elements that previously required VBA code, as well as new VBA features. The book also discusses how to create and name variables, how to use Data Access Object (DAO) and ActiveX Data Object (ADO) to manipulate data both within Access and within other applications, proper error handling techniques, and advanced functions such as creating classes and using APIs. Key new objects such as using Macros and the Ribbon are explored, too, as are forms and reports, the two most powerful tools for working with and displaying data. Working with other applications is covered extensively both in a general nature and for working specifically with Microsoft Office applications, Windows SharePoint Services, and SQL Server. Of course, this book wouldn't be complete without discussing security issues and the Developer Extensions.
If you've been using Access for a while, you're probably aware of its power and potential and itching to take advantage of both. Access 2007 VBA Programming For Dummies takes you beyond forms and reports and shows you how to use VBA to create killer Access databases and applications. This gentle introduction to VBA programming covers everything you need to get started, including:Basic programming skills and conceptsExplanations of modules, procedures, objects, and argumentsAccess-unique programming activities, including SQL and recordsetsHow to use the Visual Basic editorCreating dialog boxes, lists, drop-down menus, and functionsIntegrating with other Office applicationsReady-to-use VBA code examples to type in or copy and paste from the WebCompletely revised to reflect all changes found in Microsoft Access 2007, Access 2007 VBA Programming For Dummies gives you access to Access like you've never had it before.
The all-in-one reference to all aspects of Microsoft Access 2010 If you want to learn Microsoft Access inside and out, the nine minibooks in this easy-access reference are exactly what you need. Read the book cover to cover, or jump into any of the minibooks for the instruction and topics you need most. Learn how to connect Access to SQL Server, manipulate your data locally, use nifty new features from Office 2010 such as the enhanced Ribbon, create queries and macros like a champ, and much more. From the basics to advanced functions, it's what you need to make Access more accesssible. Shows you how to store, organize, view, analyze, and share data using Microsoft Access 2010, the database application included with Microsoft Office 2010 Includes nine minibooks that cover such topics as database design, tables, queries, forms, reports, macros, database administration, securing data, programming with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), and using Access with the Web Helps you build database solutions that integrate with the Web and other enterprise data sources Offers plenty of techniques, tips, and tricks to help you get the most out of Access This all-in-one guide contains everything you need to start power-using Access 2010!
The expert guidance you need to get the most out of Access 2010Get the Access 2010 information you need to succeed with this comprehensive reference. If this is your first encounter with Access, you'll appreciate the thorough attention to database fundamentals and terminology. If you're familiar with earlier versions, you can jump right into Access 2010 enhancements such as the new Access user interface and wider use of XML and Web services.Takes you under the hood of Microsoft Access 2010, the database application included with Microsoft Office 2010Explores the latest enhancements, such as a new user interface and wider use of XML and Web services; also, how to exchange data with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other Office appsCovers how to create tables, manipulate datasheets, and work with multiple tablesExplains the seven database objects and how to use a seven-step design method to build a database tailored to your needsShows you how to build forms, use Visual Basic and the VBA Editor, automate query parameters, create functions and subroutines, use XML to create data access pages, and moreIncludes a CD with all source code from the book and working examples, plus bonus shareware, freeware, trial, demo and evaluation programs that work with or enhance Microsoft OfficeYou'll want to keep this soup-to-nuts Access reference close at hand!Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.