220-701 Essentials Exam

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1.  A user explains that after the office was vacuumed the previous night their sound is not working and they cannot get onto the network. The user has verified that all of the PC’s cables are plugged into their respective ports. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause?
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B.
C.
D.
2.  Which of the following logs contains information on overall performance and events not related to user authentication?
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B.
C.
D.
3.  A user is having problems printing. The technician believes the printer may be out of ink. Which of the following troubleshooting steps should be performed NEXT?
A.
B.
C.
D.
4.  The technician is repairing a PC which appears to have a failing RAM module. After replacing the module, the extra memory still is not registering. Which of the following is MOST likely the issue?
A.
B.
C.
D.
5.  Which of the following devices is used to move frames between a source and destination based on a MAC address?
A.
B.
C.
D.
6.  Which of the following Windows versions includes Windows Defender, by default? (Select TWO).
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
7.  Which of the following is the correct connector for an internal floppy drive?
A.
B.
C.
D.
8.  Which of the following command prompt utilities displays the current version of Windows XP and any Service Packs that are installed?
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B.
C.
D.
9.  Which of the following tools is an advanced option of the Windows XP backup tool?
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B.
C.
D.
10.  Which of the following would be the BEST resolution setting for an application that requires a minimum resolution of 1024 x 768?
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B.
C.
D.
11.  Which of the following is a characteristic of a serial I/O port?
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B.
C.
D.
12.  Which of the following utilities would a technician use to determine network utilization?
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B.
C.
D.
13.  A technician has installed a new driver on a computer. Upon rebooting the computer, a stop error occurs before the technician can log back in. Which of the following would be the BEST option for the technician to do NEXT?
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C.
D.
14.  Which of the following is the MAXIMUM cable length for 802.3 Ethernet?
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C.
D.
15.  Which of the following memory modules is a DDR3 chip?
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D.
16.  Please be aware that if you do not accept these terms you will not be allowed to take this CompTIA exam and you will forfeit the fee paid.
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17.  There are several technicians working on various systems on a new workbench. Which of the following should be reviewed to ensure all proper procedures are followed to help reduce any possible issues?
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D.
18.  Which of the following helps protect important confidential information from being publicly disclosed?
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D.
19.  A manufacturer has instructed a technician to update the software that resides on the flash ROM chip of an integral system add-in component. Which of the following types of software needs to be updated?
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D.
20.  Which of the following steps would be performed FIRST to install a fresh copy of Windows 7 Professional on a new hard drive?
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C.
D.
21.  A technician installs an additional hard drive controller. Which of the following processes will MOST likely prevent errors?
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B.
C.
D.
22.  On a Windows XP machine, which of the following settings should be configured to allow dragging of files without holding the mouse button?
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C.
D.
23.  Which of the following features are available in Windows 7 Professional beyond those available in Windows 7 Home Premium?
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C.
D.
24.  After a technician installs a video card, which of the following should the technician configure NEXT?
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B.
C.
D.
25.  Windows XP mode on a Windows 7 Professional machine fails to load. Which of the following is MOST likely the cause?
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B.
C.
D.
26.  Which of the following are PCIe slot types? (Select TWO).
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27.  Which of the following processor socket types would support an AMD processor? (Select TWO).
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B.
C.
D.
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28.  Which of the following laptop displays would provide physical flexibility and transparency?
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C.
D.
29.  When installing a new PCIe network card, when should manufacturer software and drivers be installed?
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D.
30.  Which of the following printing technologies uses piezoelectric pressure pads to produce small bubbles that are moved to the paper?
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C.
D.
31.  When designing a PC, which of the following components would help a large application load the FASTEST?
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C.
D.
32.  Which of the following configurations has the BEST performance capability?
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D.
33.  A user downloads a 4.1 GB ISO image from a website. Which of the following media types is required for the user to burn the image?
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B.
C.
D.
34.  Which of the following voltages can be measured from a Molex connector on the power supply? (Select TWO).
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35.  Which of the following transmits a digital signal?
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C.
D.
36.  Which of the following would be the MINIMUM cable type that would allow a transmission speed of 1GB between two locations 250 meters (820 feet) apart?
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B.
C.
D.
37.  A technician is not able to boot to Windows OS. A “Non-bootable device found” message appears on the screen when the computer restarts. Which of the following is the MOST possible cause of the error message?
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B.
C.
D.
38.  When upgrading BIOS firmware, which of the following limits are MOST commonly increased?
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B.
C.
D.
39.  Which of the following is the correct pin out for T568B?
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B.
C.
D.
40.  A technician installs a new sound card but no sound can be heard. Which of the following utilities can be used to see an error?
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B.
C.
D.
41.  A technician needs to configure a computer with an external storage drive. Which of the following interfaces would provide the FASTEST throughput?
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B.
C.
D.
42.  Two new PCs will have a DVD-RW drive for support use. The PCs will be used for Point of Sales transactions and everything will be password protected or disabled. Which of the following is the BEST way to disable the DVD-RW drives?
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B.
C.
D.
43.  When a user’s computer is first turned on, they see a lock symbol and a blinking cursor. Which of the following was configured in the BIOS to show this?
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C.
D.
44.  Which of the following laptop displays would provide the BEST viewing angle?
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B.
C.
D.
45.  A user states that their laser printer prints black and white streaks about half an inch wide down the left side of every page. Which of the following components MOST likely needs replacing?
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B.
C.
D.
46.  After installing a new optical drive into a workstation, which of the following will ask for an acknowledgement?
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C.
D.
47.  A user’s laptop does not produce sound even though the volume settings are at maximum in the operating system. Which of the following would MOST likely resolve this issue?
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B.
C.
D.
48.  RG-59 is a designation for which of the following cable types?
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C.
D.
49.  Which of the following expansion slots would be MOST likely used to install an additional NIC into a desktop PC?
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C.
D.
50.  Which of the following network devices uses NAT to convert private IP addresses into public IP addresses?
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B.
C.
D.
51.  Which of the following cable types is used to transmit data from a satellite dish to the satellite modem?
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C.
D.
52.  Which of the following is the FIRST thing a technician should do before putting their hand inside a computer case?
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C.
D.
53.  Which of the following is the MAXIMUM theoretical transfer rate of an IDE cable?
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D.
54.  The MAXIMUM transfer rate of eSATA is:
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D.
55.  When a power supply does not meet minimum requirements for a motherboard, which of the following can happen?
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C.
D.
56.  A helpdesk technician is troubleshooting a user’s monitor which has a yellow tint. The technician is informed of the asset number and discovers that it is one of the last CRT monitors. Which of the following would be the MOST appropriate response?
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B.
C.
D.
57.  Which of the following laptop hardware components requires a re-soldering process in order to replace properly?
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B.
C.
D.
58.  A technician is tasked with clearing all dust covering the fan vents of servers in a small office. Which of the following tools would be the BEST option?
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B.
C.
D.
59.  Which of the following displays has the HIGHEST Hz frequency?
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C.
D.
60.  Which of the following is MOST likely a managed, Layer 3 device?
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C.
D.
61.  The BIOS settings on a gaming laptop shows the current CPU speed at 3.5GHz. The default speed specification of the CPU is 3.2 GHz with FSB at 800 MHz and locked CPU multiplier at 4x. Which of the following speed settings needs to be changed in the BIOS in order to run the CPU on its default frequency?
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B.
C.
D.
62.  The memory slots that are not populated with RAMBUS memory modules require which of the following devices?
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C.
D.
63.  Which of the following are MOST important when building a home server PC? (Select THREE).
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64.  Which of the following computers are used for basic applications and meets the MINIMUM requirements for running Windows?
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C.
D.
65.  Which of the following should be avoided when installing a laser printer?
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C.
D.
66.  When configuring a POS system, which of the following peripheral devices would MOST likely need to be installed? (Select THREE).
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B.
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67.  Which of the following protocols is used by thin clients?
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C.
D.
68.  Which of the following is the correct arrangement of the data pairs in a T568B wire pattern? (Select TWO).
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B.
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D.
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69.  Which of the following pin pairs remain with the same wire color for either T568A or T568B?
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B.
C.
D.
70.  Which of the following is an example of a Class B TCP/IP address?
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C.
D.
71.  Which of the following network topologies is MOST likely to affect other devices on the network if there is a problem with one of the devices?
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B.
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D.
72.  Which of the following Internet connection types would have the MOST available bandwidth and highest transmission speed?
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73.  A user is present when a technician is troubleshooting their workstation. They insist on showing the technician, step by step, what occurred. How should the technician deal with this situation?
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74.  Which of the following should be documented when transferring ownership of a PC suspected of prohibited activity? (Select TWO).
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C.
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75.  After swapping an internal wireless card on a laptop with an identical model, the technician notices that the wireless does not work. Which of the following would be the MOST likely cause?
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D.
76.  When comparing DSL broadband to cable broadband, which of the following is an advantage of DSL broadband?
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77.  After making a long CAT5 cable, the technician fears that the cable may have been damaged during the pull, but does not have a cable tester. Which of the following would be the BEST alternative tool to determine whether there are any breaks or shorts in the cable?
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C.
D.
78.  Which of the following are standard AMD processor socket types? (Select TWO).
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B.
C.
D.
E.
79.  Which of the following is the form factor of a standard S-video connector?
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C.
D.
80.  Which of the following could be the number of cores contained within AMD processors that utilize AM3 socket? (Select TWO).
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81.  The network printer is locking up and printing garbled text. When the user cancels the job from their local print queue, nothing happens. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause?
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B.
C.
D.
82.  A technician has installed a new motherboard in a workstation, but after hardware tests, the motherboard has failed. Which of the following should the technician do FIRST before replacing the motherboard?
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B.
C.
D.
83.  Which of the following cable types can transmit at 100 Mbps and has the SAME transmission distance without the use of a repeater? (Select TWO).
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84.  Which of the following would a technician MOST likely consider to avoid electrical shock with a decommissioned CRT?
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D.
85.  Which of the following network cable types is MOST often used in environments where physical security of the data is the top priority?
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C.
D.
86.  A technician is unable to find a solution for a customer's PC issue. Which of the following would be an appropriate step to take?
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B.
C.
D.
87.  Which of the following is the MOST secure method to authenticate users?
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C.
D.
88.  Which of the following has the speed of PC133?
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B.
C.
D.
89.  A user explains that after the office was vacuumed the previous night their sound is not working and they cannot get onto the network. The user has verified that all of the PC’s cables are plugged into their respective ports. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause?
A.
B.
C.
D.
90.  Which of the following logs contains information on overall performance and events not related to user authentication?
A.
B.
C.
D.
91.  Which of the following should be completed NEXT, after testing the theory of probable cause?
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B.
C.
D.
92.  A user is having problems printing. The technician believes the printer may be out of ink. Which of the following troubleshooting steps should be performed NEXT?
A.
B.
C.
D.
93.  The technician is repairing a PC which appears to have a failing RAM module. After replacing the module, the extra memory still is not registering. Which of the following is MOST likely the issue?
A.
B.
C.
D.
94.  Which of the following devices is used to move frames between a source and destination based on a MAC address?
A.
B.
C.
D.
95.  Which of the following Windows versions includes Windows Defender, by default? (Select TWO).
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
96.  Which of the following is the correct connector for an internal floppy drive?
A.
B.
C.
D.
97.  Which of the following command prompt utilities displays the current version of Windows XP and any Service Packs that are installed?
A.
B.
C.
D.
98.  Which of the following tools is an advanced option of the Windows XP backup tool?
A.
B.
C.
D.
99.  Which of the following would be the BEST resolution setting for an application that requires a minimum resolution of 1024 x 768?
A.
B.
C.
D.
100.  Which of the following are potential sources of EMI? (Select TWO).
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B.
C.
D.
E.
101.  Which of the following is a characteristic of a serial I/O port?
A.
B.
C.
D.
102.  Which of the following utilities would a technician use to determine network utilization?
A.
B.
C.
D.
103.  A user reports that their touchpad no longer works on their laptop. Which of the following is the FIRST troubleshooting step?
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B.
C.
D.
104.  A technician is installing Windows XP on a system that has a SATA HDD. Which of the following will the technician MOST likely have to do to start the installation?
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B.
C.
D.
105.  Which of the following is the maximum FAT32 volume size Windows 2000 and XP will recognize?
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B.
C.
D.
106.  Which of the following is the maximum partition size of the FAT32 file system?
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B.
C.
D.
107.  Which of the following has the speed of PC2700?
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B.
C.
D.
108.  Which of the following I/O ports has the SLOWEST transfer rate?
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B.
C.
D.
109.  A technician wants to install a RAID array that has two hard drives and the best performance. Which of the following RAID levels should be implemented?
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B.
C.
D.
110.  Which of the following utilities can help prevent viruses and other malware? (Select TWO).
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B.
C.
D.
E.
111.  Starting Windows XP in Safe Mode will cause which of the following to occur? (Select TWO).
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B.
C.
D.
E.
112.  Which of the following interfaces supports only one device per port?
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B.
C.
D.
113.  Which of the following Windows XP Control Panel applets could a technician use to change a local workstation password? (Select TWO).
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114.  A user calls stating that they are missing icons from the Windows desktop and that the My Documents folder is empty. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause of the problem?
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C.
D.
115.  Which of the following commands will automatically reconnect a network drive as F: after a reboot in Windows XP?
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C.
D.
116.  Where can a technician find information relating to common problems or concerns on a Windows XP computer?
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C.
D.
117.  Which of the following copper cabling is BEST to use if data rate speed is not an issue and the segment length must be 1640 feet (500 meters) long?
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B.
C.
D.
118.  In Windows XP, which of the following can the technician use to stop a program from loading at startup? (Select TWO).
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C.
D.
E.
119.  Memory was added to a Windows laptop and upon booting up, the BIOS only reports the original memory amount. Which of the following are the MOST likely issues? (Select TWO).
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B.
C.
D.
E.
120.  A user reports that print jobs are not printing. After looking at the print queue a technician determines that a print job needs to be deleted to resolve the issue. When the technician tries to delete the job, it will not delete. Which of the following is the MOST likely reason?
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B.
C.
D.
121.  Which of the following technologies is used in memory devices to allow it to operate at twice the normal clock rate?
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C.
D.
122.  Which of the following socket types utilizes a zero insertion force (ZIF) connector?
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B.
C.
D.
123.  Which of the following commands is used to open an editor to adjust the Windows database?
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B.
C.
D.
124.  Which of the following commands can be used to verify TCP/IP functionality?
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B.
C.
D.
125.  Which of the following commands opens a utility that will display component driver versions?
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B.
C.
D.
126.  How many characters are used in a 64-bit WEP encryption key?
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C.
D.
127.  How many characters are used in a 128-bit WEP encryption key?
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C.
D.
128.  Which of the following is the MINIMUM amount of characters allowed for WPA encryption key?
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C.
D.
129.  Which of the following is the MAXIMUM amount of characters used for a WPA2 encryption key?
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C.
D.
130.  If a client has a Windows XP tablet PC, which of the following operating systems can they upgrade to and still keep the tablet PC functionality?
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C.
D.
131.  How can a user continue a paused print job when using Windows XP?
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B.
C.
D.
132.  Which of the following connectors is commonly used on CAT3 cable?
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B.
C.
D.
133.  Drive thrashing is described as which of the following?
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B.
C.
D.
134.  Which of the following utilities could be used to check if there is a remote device on the network?
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B.
C.
D.
135.  On average how often passwords should be changed?
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C.
D.
136.  On average how long should your password be at minimum?
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C.
D.
137.  Which of the following is the MINIMUM amount of characters Windows XP will allow in a password?
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B.
C.
D.
138.  A customer reports that after connecting a laptop to a projector they can see their presentation on the laptop but not on the projector screen. Which of the following should the customer perform?
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B.
C.
D.
139.  A technician has completed the repair of a problem on a PC. Which of the following is the NEXT step to take?
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B.
C.
D.
140.  Which of the following battery types are used in MOST laptops?
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B.
C.
D.
141.  The technician has confirmed through their testing, the video card is failing. Which of the following is the NEXT step to take?
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B.
C.
D.
142.  Which of the following statements is true when a docking station is used for the first time?
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B.
C.
D.
143.  Which of the following command line paths shows the recovery consoles installation?
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B.
C.
D.
144.  The term data wiping refers to which of the following?
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B.
C.
D.
145.  Which of the following connection types will commonly be transmitted over RG-6 media?
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B.
C.
D.
146.  Which of the following is the maximum transfer speed that can be achieved on SATA interface?
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B.
C.
D.
147.  A technician is installing an external hard drive and controller card that both use the IEEE 1394b standard. Which of the following is the correct cable to use?
A.
B.
C.
D.
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