A+ Certification Quiz-essentials Author Rtrahan

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Updated 03/12/09. I've had to break up the quiz into two parts. This is Essentials portion. I have passed the A+ and the Network+ exams using Sybex training materials so these questions are from the Sybex CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide,ISBN-13:978-0-470-04830-6. They are sequentially by chapter if you want to follow along. These are from chapter 1-11. Chapter 12 begins the IT certification part and I am starting a new quiz for that one also by chapter same book. Its titled A+ Certification IT Technician author rtrahan. These questions are comparable to what you will see on the test. If you think they are too easy then that means you've been studying. Since it is in the order of the book it will also show you your weak points. Good luck and please leave me 


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Category Motherboards: Motherboards are designed under certain classifications called Form Factors. This form factor determines the size of the motherboard and where the components are located. What is the most popular Form Factor? 
    • A. 

      NLX

    • B. 

      ATX

    • C. 

      OLA

    • D. 

      UGA

  • 2. 
     Category CPU: What are the two pieces of a CPU chipset?
    • A. 

      Northbridge

    • B. 

      Southbridge

    • C. 

      Northern Post

    • D. 

      Southen Post

  • 3. 
    Category Expansion Slots: Name two expansions slots.
    • A. 

      AGP

    • B. 

      NEW

    • C. 

      BRIDGE

    • D. 

      PCIe

  • 4. 
    Computer Memory: What does DDR2 stand for?
    • A. 

      Double Dash Region

    • B. 

      Double Digit Rate

    • C. 

      Double Dot Rate

    • D. 

      Double Data Rate 2

  • 5. 
    If your computer begins to lose time on the data/time display what needs to be replaced on the motherboard?
    • A. 

      Video Adapter

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      CMOS Battery

    • D. 

      CPU

  • 6. 
    The shortest distance between two dots of the same color on the monitor is called the?
    • A. 

      Liquid Crystal Display

    • B. 

      Refresh Rate

    • C. 

      Dot Pitch

    • D. 

      Composite Video

  • 7. 
    How does the power supply give the motherboard electricity to function?
    • A. 

      Converts AC power to DC power for motherboard and all components

    • B. 

      Provides motherboard with 115Volts

    • C. 

      Keeps motherboard cool with electricty from wall socket

    • D. 

      Provides motherboard with 220Volts

  • 8. 
    This is hot-swappable which means you can plug and use it with having to reboot and is about the size of your thumb and you can buy from 1GB to 32GB of data storage.
    • A. 

      HardDrive

    • B. 

      SD Card

    • C. 

      Thumb Drive or USB Drive

    • D. 

      Memory Stick

  • 9. 
    QWhat is another term for a motherboard.
    • A. 

      A bus system

    • B. 

      A fiberglass board

    • C. 

      A planar board

    • D. 

      IBM Board

  • 10. 
    What port was originally designed by Apple and was standardized as IEEE 1394?
    • A. 

      Infared

    • B. 

      USB

    • C. 

      Centronics

    • D. 

      FireWire

  • 11. 
    Hard Drive power connectors: The first generation of Parallel ATA (PATA) and Serial ATA (SATA) are two power connectors which connect to the motherboard. Name the number of pins in each during the first version.
    • A. 

      PATA-85 SATA-9

    • B. 

      PATA-50 SATA-10

    • C. 

      PATA-40 SATA-7

  • 12. 
    UWhen using a SCSI drive all devices must be numbered and given a SCSI ID. What SCSI ID is given to the CD-ROM.
    • A. 

      ID 0

    • B. 

      ID 3

    • C. 

      ID 4

  • 13. 
    Hard Drives: If you have 2 hard drives one is set to Master and one is set to Slave. The setting is accomplished on the?
    • A. 

      Drive

    • B. 

      BIOs

    • C. 

      CMOS

  • 14. 
    What is the best way to clean out the dust bunnies inside a system unit?
    • A. 

      Anit-Static rag

    • B. 

      Warm water and mild soap

    • C. 

      Compressed Air

  • 15. 
    EWhat sort of device is used to measure ohms, amps and voltage.
    • A. 

      Multimeter

    • B. 

      Electric Card

    • C. 

      Voltage Meter

  • 16. 
    The most common measurement with a multimeter is Resistance. If you have a reading of Infinite resistance then there is a good chance that the segment of wire is?
    • A. 

      Fully Charged

    • B. 

      A break in the wire

    • C. 

      Multimeter needs batteries

  • 17. 
    Every computer has a diagnostic program built into BIOS. What is this programmed called?
    • A. 

      CMOS

    • B. 

      PCI Expansion Test (PET)

    • C. 

      Power-On-Self Test (POST)

  • 18. 
    One way to determine the source of a problem during POST is to listen to the?
    • A. 

      Disk Thrashing

    • B. 

      Power Supply Fan

    • C. 

      Beep Codes

  • 19. 
    Which AT command resets the modem?
    • A. 

      ATHO

    • B. 

      ATZ

    • C. 

      ATCONN

  • 20. 
    What does the red line on the IDE ribbon indicate?
    • A. 

      Parity

    • B. 

      Error Checking

    • C. 

      Pin 1

  • 21. 
    In Laptops the motherboard works with the operating system to determine if  the processor really needs to run at full speed. If it doesn't it's slowed down to conserve energy. What is this process called?
    • A. 

      Chokng

    • B. 

      CPU Stand-by

    • C. 

      Throttling

    • D. 

      Overclocking

  • 22. 
    The Small Outline DIMM (SoDIMM) is the memory form factor for laptops. What pin size is the DDR SoDIMM.
    • A. 

      72

    • B. 

      200

    • C. 

      144

    • D. 

      225

  • 23. 
    Which LCD resolution is 1024X768?
    • A. 

      XGA

    • B. 

      SVA

    • C. 

      SXGA+

    • D. 

      UXGA

  • 24. 
    Which LCD resolution is the most common on Laptops at 14" and 15" and a resolution of 1400X1050 pixels?
    • A. 

      WUXGA

    • B. 

      SXGA+

    • C. 

      SGA

    • D. 

      WXGA

  • 25. 
    Many early laptop pointing devices used this as a mechanism to move the mouse pointer.
    • A. 

      Mouse

    • B. 

      Touchpoint

    • C. 

      Touchpad

    • D. 

      Trackball

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