A+ Topic: Drivers

This is post 5 of 14 in the series “[ A+ Certification ]” Drivers You can’t know enough good places to find device drivers. Here’s one that, despite its name, has drivers for Windows XP, Vista and 7: http://xpdrivers.com/index.cfm

A+ Topic: RAID

This is post 4 of 14 in the series “[ A+ Certification ]” RAID, the acronym variously explained as “redundant array of inexpensive disks” or “independent disks,” is critical on the A+, Network+, Security+ and Linux+ CompTIA exams (at the least). Here’s some great LinuxMagazine articles that walk you through the variants: “Introduction to RAID” …

A Quick Review of Computer Connectors

This is post 3 of 14 in the series “[ A+ Certification ]” For my A+ certification students, and anyone who has to brush up on computer connectors, check out this quick review: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/itdojo/pop-quiz-computer-ports-and-connectors/2340?tag=mantle_skin;content And thanks to Herbbie for the tip!

The Madness of the USBs (and Thunderbolts and alternate modes…)

This is post 2 of 14 in the series “[ A+ Certification ]” I see rough issues coming for A+ students in terms of identifying the sudden proliferation of USB versions and ports, Thunderbolt versions, “alternate modes” and “multiplex modes.” Consumers are going to face lots of compatibility problems, because there are so many modes: …

Excellent TechRepublic Article: “10 mistakes to avoid when troubleshooting IT problems”

This is post 1 of 14 in the series “[ A+ Certification ]” Don’t you hate those clickbait “10 Great Pictures of …” or “10 Mistakes Men Make,” etc. etc.? I say, as always, consider the source. For instance, TechRepublic is a pretty darn reliable, high-quality site for the hard-core geek (and you are one …