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10 Best A+ Certification Books for the Computer Technician

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If you would like to learn the ins and outs of computer software and hardware, browse through the pages of the books in this list of the top 10 Best A+ certification books for the computer technician.

Get informed and get on top of your game. You may even experience an “aha” moment as you learn some of the IT concepts included in these books.

10 Best A+ Certification books for the Computer Technician

10 Best A+ Certification Books for the Computer Technician image Comptia a certification1. CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, 8th Edition (Exams 220-801 & 220-802) by Michael Meyers

The CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, 8th Edition offers detailed information and pictures to assist you in developing a strong comprehension of its content. It gives you a real down home view of the inner workings of a personal computer, ways of trouble shooting, and the Windows environment. It covers all the details needed by A+ trainers, and it easily delivers information.


10 Best A+ Certification Books for the Computer Technician image A guide to managing and maintaing your PC2. A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC by Jean Andrews

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At a price that is hard to beat, this A+ certification book is one of the most comprehensive books you’ll ever read about PC’s. You understand the  many concepts that haven’t been able to before. If you are working on getting A+ certified, this book is exceptional for that. It is quite easy to comprehend, with all the information you’ll need to get certified.


10 Best A+ Certification Books for the Computer Technician image CompTIA 220 801 220 802 Authorized Guide3. CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Seventh Edition (Exams 220-701 & 220-702) by Michael Meyers

Auhor Michael Myers is a good source of information for the comptia exam. This book is great for IT certification and offers plenty of tips for getting test funding, as well as other tips and tricks. You will read it from cover to cover and find that it teaches you a lot of things  that you haven’t previously known was actually on the test. The video samples are also very helpful for the visual learner.


10 Best A+ Certification Books for the Computer Technician image CompTIA Security Guide SY0 301 CD ROM4. CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Authorized Cert Guide (3rd Edition) by Mark Edward Soper, David L. Prowse and Scott Mueller

If you are you a begginer IT professional with at least 500 hours of hands-on experience in the field or lab, then this book is perfect for you! This book is also definitely a great purchase for anyone who would like to prepare for the 802 and 801 exams. This A+ certification book meets the needs of any IT Tech, keeps them  on top of their game, and is an incredible tool for reinforcing existing knowledge and extending concepts.


10 Best A+ Certification Books for the Computer Technician image CompTIA Certification Passport 220 801 Certficiation5. CompTIA Security + All-in-One Exam Guide (Exam SY0-301), 3rd Edition with CD-ROM by Wm. Arthur Conklin, Gregory White, Dwayne Williams and Roger Davis

Ok so not technically an A+ cert book, however if you are looking forward to becoming Security + certified, then try this great study tool. This certification book is comprehensive and covers everything on the exam. Very well organized, you will be able to study efficiently and pass the test. It is very detailed and breaks down all the information. You may even experience an “aha” moment. It is also a really great gateway book for getting a CISSP certification.


10 Best A+ Certification Books for the Computer Technician image LPIC 1 CompTIA Certification6. LPIC-1/CompTIA Linux+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide (Exams LPIC-1/LX0-101 & LX0-102) by Robb Tracy

Again technically not an A+ book but for those complete neophytes with regards to Linux, try this book and you will end up becoming comfortable with your knowledge of it. This book really provides you with the basics of working with the Linux computer. There is no need for any other source in getting your comptia certification linux+.


10 Best A+ Certification Books for the Computer Technician image Complete Guide Repair Fifth Update7. The Complete A+ Guide to PC Repair Fifth Edition Update (5th Edition) by Cheryl Schmidt

If you want to become more knowledgeable about hardware or are actually pursuing your A+ certification, then read this A+ certification book. Learn the ins and outs of computers and how to fix its various problems, including hardware as well as software configuration.


10 Best A+ Certification Books for the Computer Technician image complete study guide8. CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide: Exams 220-701 (Essentials) and 220-702 (Practical Application) by Quentin Docter, Emmett Dulaney and Toby Skandier

If you need to pass your certification exam, then this A+ certification book is the way to get it done. It comes recommended by top IT professionals, and it wastes no time in getting into the foundation and basics of personal computers. There is a wealth of information between its covers, including every thing you need for the test as well as a few fun facts.


10 Best A+ Certification Books for the Computer Technician image CompTIA Healthcare Technician9. CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician HIT-001 Authorized Cert Guide by Joy Dark and Jean Andrews

This certification goes hand in hand with A+ and I recommend any health worker takes this cert after they have completed their A+ exam. It is the easiest to follow from both a professor and student’s perspective. It contains tables, graphs, and illustrations to help emphasize a topic. It covers many essential healthcare and IT topics that you’ll need to know to become a HIT technician, including HITECH ACT,  PHI,  Hardware, HIPAA, Software, Network, PC configuration, EHR/EMR, Troubleshooting, Security, Medical terms, devices, Disaster recovery, and more.


10 Best A+ Certification Books for the Computer Technician image CompTIA Managing Troubleshooting10. Mike Meyers’ CompTIA A+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting PCs, Third Edition (Exams 220-701 & 220-702) (Mike Meyers’ Computer Skills) by Michael Meyers

This A+ certification book is informative and easy to follow for someone who is trying to self teach. It covers a range of helpful subjects. Its author Michael Meyers is extremely passionate and knowledgeable, and he  includes the necessary details to ensure a good comprehension of the material. He is also entertaining and injects some humor and analogies to make the topic interesting.


The books in this list are not only for professional computer technicians, but for students and professors as well. You may find that some of these are not only informative, but entertaining too! What do you think of these books? If you have read any of them, please let us know your opinion in the comments section below.

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  1. Steve says:

    Instead of number 6 (a book on Linux in your list of best A+ books), you might like to add CompTIA A+ Training Kit (Exam 220-801 and Exam 220-802) (ISBN 978-0735662681)

  2. Thanks for the great recommendation Steve. Did you use this book to complete your A+ cert? Have you completed any other CompTIA certifications?

    More information on that A+ training kit can be found here > http://amzn.to/11xKL4M

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