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Introduction to Lab Procedures and Tool Use

Chapter Description

This sample chapter from IT Essentials Companion Guide v6, 6th Edition, covers basic safety practices for the workplace, hardware and software tools, and the disposal of hazardous materials. Safety guidelines help protect individuals from accidents and injury. They also help to protect equipment from damage. Some of these guidelines are designed to protect the environment from contamination caused by improperly discarded materials.

Key Terms

This chapter uses the following key terms. You can find the definitions in the Glossary.

  • Electrostatic discharge (ESD) Page 76

  • Electromagnetic interference (EMI) Page 77

  • Brownout Page 78

  • Spike Page 78

  • Noise Page 78

  • Blackout Page 78

  • Power surge Page 78

  • Surge suppressor Page 78

  • Standby power supply (SPS) Page 78

  • Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) Page 78

  • material safety and data sheet (MSDS) Page 80

  • tone generator and probe Page 86

  • History of repairs Page 90

  • antistatic wrist strap Page 83

  • antistatic mat Page 83

  • Power supply tester Page 94

  • Cable tester Page 94

  • Loopback plug Page 94

  • Multimeter Page 94

  • Disk Management Page 88

  • Format Page 88

  • CHKDSK Page 88

  • System File Checker (SFC) Page 88

  • Windows Action Center Page 89

  • Window Firewall Page 89

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