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Windows 7: How to become a computer hardware expert/technician?

28 Nov 2013   #1
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 
How to become a computer hardware expert/technician?

Hello guys,

I'm a computer software engineer and have some good skills on that area of computer world. But my knowledge about the hardware of the computer is poor. I guess best thing for start to be familiar with hardware is to knowing the CPUs and Graphic cards and like those. I'd like to entrust it to you to suggest me a good reference (such as a free ebook) for being familiar with computer hardware world.


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28 Nov 2013   #2
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Most schools have a PC "Hardware/Software" Maintenance class that will cover the basics without getting too complicated, and then you can look for any book that covers A+ certification material. That is where I would start.
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28 Nov 2013   #3
Windows Sniper

Windows 8.1
 
 

I would go with what KBrady suggested.

But, you might want some building blocks to start with, so why not try doing a practice test to assess your knowledge. Since it is only a practice you can look up the questions and read materials about it. This may prove a better way to learn as your doing it at your own pace.

Check out this, CompTIA A+ Core Hardware Certification Practice Questions for a quick test if you want to.
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28 Nov 2013   #4
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Guys, what I need is not a class and also is not an online testing. I need a book. I like to learn knowledge from a reference which best sample for a reference is a book. I don't know is there any book covering comptia a+ or not but probably it is the one I'm looking for. Anyway, thanks for your comments.
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28 Nov 2013   #5
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Quote:
I need a book.
Then ... you need to go back and reread post #2 where the poster said:
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you can look for any book that covers A+ certification material
You can also look for a book that has a title similar to "How to Repair PCs"
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28 Nov 2013   #6
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

it's clear that what they said and also what title I should search for. I need a book doesn't mean that I don't know what title I should search for. I need a book that is most popular on that topic. I need one that other hardware experts have read that and when suggesting to others, they directly point to that.
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28 Nov 2013   #7
Windows Sniper

Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kurdman View Post
it's clear that what they said and also what title I should search for. I need a book doesn't mean that I don't know what title I should search for. I need a book that is most popular on that topic. I need one that other hardware experts have read that and when suggesting to others, they directly point to that.
Aye the reason that we were pointing towards this source or Comptia A+ is because it really does provide the basics in terms of computer hardware.

No matter what book you choose, website you use, Hardware is hardware. The suggested company is just recognised for learning users as being the simplest.

But the book you are looking for is CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, 8th Edition Exams 220-801 & 220-802: Amazon.co.uk: Michael Meyers: Books. It incorporates practically everything.

But as Mark said, you can look for anything that describes hardware. The reason we cannot tell you a definitive source, is because there isn't one. We can only suggest materials that can help you in your goal. Such as looking at hardware manufacturers websites and learning from them.
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28 Nov 2013   #8
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

The reason I suggested the class is in IT, you should never stop learning. There are plenty of places that will pay for a class or two, for a local community college, if it would be beneficial. Or, you could find out what book they use and just order it. Other than that, you can look at the "Exam Cram" series of CompTIA A+ certification books.

Good luck
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28 Nov 2013   #9
AmericanPharaoh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

In addition to the A+ book.

Upgrading and Repairing PCs

John
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28 Nov 2013   #10
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Aren't these books obsolete by the time they are printed?
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