A+ 2009 Part 1 Of 3

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A Plus Certification Quizzes & Trivia

This Quiz is to help prepare you for the A+ 2009 Certification. It comes in 3 parts and helps test you on both the Essentials and Practical portion of the certification.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You are working on a computer. Which of the following are considered essential?(Choose all correct answers.)
    • A. 

      Motherboard

    • B. 

      CPU

    • C. 

      Memory

    • D. 

      Video Card

  • 2. 
    Which of the following devices can be found on BOTH the front and back of a computer?(Choose all correct answers.)
    • A. 

      Activity Lights

    • B. 

      Power Switch

    • C. 

      USB ports

    • D. 

      PS/2 Ports

  • 3. 
    Which of the following can cause a desktop computer to fail? (Choose allthat apply.)
    • A. 

      Overheating

    • B. 

      Loose add-on cards

    • C. 

      Drive failures

    • D. 

      Adding more memory

  • 4. 
    Which of the following are the most commonly used Windows operating systems?(Choose the three best answers.)
    • A. 

      Windows XP

    • B. 

      Windows 2000

    • C. 

      Windows Vista

    • D. 

      Windows 8

    • E. 

      Snow Leopard

  • 5. 
    Which of the following can be used in your day-to-day work on a standardWindows computer? (Choose the two best answers.)
    • A. 

      CHKDSK

    • B. 

      Winternals

    • C. 

      Disk Defragmenter

    • D. 

      Winipcfg

    • E. 

      Format

  • 6. 
    Which of the following steps is important to perform when opening the case toaccess the internal parts of a computer?
    • A. 

      Check the system manual

    • B. 

      Get out the screw driver

    • C. 

      Check for ESD

    • D. 

      Check for EMI

  • 7. 
    How do you identify the cable that connects to the floppy drive?
    • A. 

      It is flat

    • B. 

      It is the longest cable

    • C. 

      There is a twist at one end

    • D. 

      It is the shortest cable

  • 8. 
    Which of the following can help in preventing ESD? (Choose two)
    • A. 

      Touch the unpainted metal of the chassis

    • B. 

      Wear sneakers

    • C. 

      Remove the PSU

    • D. 

      Wear an antistatic wrist strap

  • 9. 
    Which of the following types of hardware resources do both onboard and addoncard devices use? (Choose all that apply.)
    • A. 

      IRQ

    • B. 

      DMA

    • C. 

      Memory

    • D. 

      I/O port

  • 10. 
    How do you attach the VGA cable to the video card to prevent it from losingconnection?
    • A. 

      By snapping it into the video port with both thumbs

    • B. 

      By using the locking arm mechanism

    • C. 

      By using a torx screwdriver

    • D. 

      By turning the thumbscrews

  • 11. 
    What is the process of bypassing the CPU called?
    • A. 

      Direct Memory Access

    • B. 

      Overclocking

    • C. 

      Task manager

    • D. 

      Device Manager

  • 12. 
    The system bus and I/O bus carry four different types of signals throughout thecomputer. Which of the following are the signals? (Choose all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Data

    • B. 

      Power

    • C. 

      Control

    • D. 

      Adapters

  • 13. 
    Which of the following are considered expansion slots? (Choose all that apply.)
    • A. 

      PCI

    • B. 

      Bluetooth

    • C. 

      AGP

    • D. 

      USB

  • 14. 
    Which of the following can you use with SCSI (Small Computer Systems Interface)?(Choose all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Hard drives

    • B. 

      Scanners

    • C. 

      Laser Printers

    • D. 

      DVD-Roms

  • 15. 
    Which of the following are in the ATX family of motherboards? (Choose allthat apply.)
    • A. 

      ATX

    • B. 

      Mini-ATX

    • C. 

      Flex ATX

    • D. 

      BTX

  • 16. 
    Which of the following are causes of overheating? (Choose all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Fan Failure

    • B. 

      PSU Fan is too large

    • C. 

      Incorrect heatsink

    • D. 

      Incorrect CPU

  • 17. 
    Which of the following are considered integrated I/O ports? (Choose all that apply)
    • A. 

      Serial Port

    • B. 

      Parallel Port

    • C. 

      USB port

    • D. 

      PS/2 ports

    • E. 

      RJ-44

  • 18. 
    Which one of the listed processors was the last slot-based processor designedby Intel?
    • A. 

      Celeron

    • B. 

      Pentium 2

    • C. 

      Pentium Pro

    • D. 

      Pentium 3

    • E. 

      Pentium 1

  • 19. 
    Which of the following processors was the first dual-core design by AMD?
    • A. 

      Athlon 64 X2

    • B. 

      Athlon 32 X2

    • C. 

      Athlon Sempron X2

    • D. 

      Athlon X2

  • 20. 
    Which of the following best describes hyperthreading?
    • A. 

      Processing two execution threads simultaneously

    • B. 

      Overclocking your CPU

    • C. 

      Processing two execution threads one after another

    • D. 

      Processing two applications simultaneously

  • 21. 
    Before you remove the processor from the motherboard, what device shouldyou remove first?
    • A. 

      PSU

    • B. 

      RAM chip

    • C. 

      Heatsink

    • D. 

      Thermal compound/Paste

  • 22. 
    You have been dispatched to a client’s computer. You have decided that theprocessor is overheating. Which of the following steps can you take to help withthe air flow around the processor?
    • A. 

      Blow it out with compressed air

    • B. 

      Remove the heatsink from the cpu

    • C. 

      Place it on a surface covered with old newspapers or waste paper

    • D. 

      Clean off the old thermal paste and reapply a small amount to the processor

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 23. 
    To connect speakers to the sound card, which of the following must you use?
    • A. 

      1 1/4" jack cable

    • B. 

      1/8 inch mini-jack cable

    • C. 

      2/3 inch jack cable

    • D. 

      1/2" jack

  • 24. 
    What is the CMOS memory used for?
    • A. 

      Keeping the time

    • B. 

      To store Bios settings

    • C. 

      To boot the computer

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    What happens when the CMOS battery fails?
    • A. 

      Cmos configuration is lost

    • B. 

      The computer won't boot

    • C. 

      The computer is destroyed

    • D. 

      The motherboard is dead

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