A+ Certification : 4.0 Understanding Operating System (Essentials)

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  • 1. 
    What is the Desktop?
    • A. 

      The top of the desk where the computer sits

    • B. 

      A tool that keeps track of all the data on disk

    • C. 

      Where all of a computer's memory is stored

    • D. 

      The virtual desk upon which all of your other programs and utilities run

  • 2. 
    The screensaver can be changed in the ________________ dialog box.
    • A. 

      Display Properties

    • B. 

      Taskbar

    • C. 

      Menu Bar

    • D. 

      Shortcut Menu

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is a popular open-source operating system?
    • A. 

      Mac OS X

    • B. 

      Linux

    • C. 

      Windows ME

    • D. 

      Windows XP

  • 4. 
    The Taskbar can be increased in size by ______________.
    • A. 

      Right-clicking the mouse and dragging the Taskbar to make it bigger

    • B. 

      Left-clicking the mouse and double-clicking the Taskbar

    • C. 

      Moving the mouse pointer to the top of the Taskbar, pausing until the pointer turns into a double-headed arrow, and then clicking and dragging.

    • D. 

      Highlighting the Taskbar and double-clicking in the center

  • 5. 
    Which of the following file attributes are available to files on a FAT32 partition?
    • A. 

      Hidden, Read Only, Archive, System

    • B. 

      Compression, Hidden, Archive, Encryption, Read Only

    • C. 

      Read Only, Hidden, System, Encryption

    • D. 

      Indexing, Read Only, Hidden, System, Compression

  • 6. 
    What was the first 32-bit preemptive multitasking system?
    • A. 

      Windows 2

    • B. 

      Windows 3

    • C. 

      Windows 95

    • D. 

      Windows 98

  • 7. 
    The windows Explorer program can be used to do which of the following? (Select all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Browse the Internet

    • B. 

      Copy and move files

    • C. 

      Change file attributes

    • D. 

      Create backup jobs

  • 8. 
    Standard permissions are ___________________.
    • A. 

      The same as special permissions

    • B. 

      Only the Read, Write, and Execute permissions

    • C. 

      Permissions assigned to users but not to groups

    • D. 

      Permissions grouped together for easy assignment.

  • 9. 
    Virtual memory is configured though which system tool?
    • A. 

      Taskbar

    • B. 

      System control panel

    • C. 

      Memory Manager

    • D. 

      Virtual Configuration

  • 10. 
    If a program doesn't have a shortcut on the Desktop or in the Programs submenu, you can start it by ________________. 
    • A. 

      Using the Shut Down command

    • B. 

      Typing cmd in the Start Run box

    • C. 

      Using the Run command and typing in the name of the program

    • D. 

      Typing cmd in the Start box followed by the program name

  • 11. 
    What can you do if a program is not responding to any commands and appears to be locked up? (Choose all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Open the System control panel and choose Performance to see what process is causing the problem.

    • B. 

      Add more memory.

    • C. 

      Pres Ctrl+Alt+Del to reboot the computer.

    • D. 

      Open Task Manager, select the appropriate task, and click End Task.

  • 12. 
    In Windows, a deleted file can be retrieved using which of the following?
    • A. 

      My Computer icon

    • B. 

      Recycle Bin

    • C. 

      Control Panel

    • D. 

      Settings panel

  • 13. 
    To turn off a Windows 2000 machine, you should _____________.
    • A. 

      Run the Shut Down (Turn Off) command at a command prompt.

    • B. 

      Turn off the switch and unplug the machine

    • C. 

      Pres Ctrl+Alt+Del

    • D. 

      Select Start -> Shut Down, choose Shut Down, and turn off the computer.

  • 14. 
    Which type of resource do you configure in Device Manager?
    • A. 

      Hardware

    • B. 

      Files and folders

    • C. 

      Applications

    • D. 

      Memory

  • 15. 
    To back up the files on your disks in Windows, which Windows program can you use?
    • A. 

      Disk Management

    • B. 

      Backup

    • C. 

      My Computer

    • D. 

      Windows doesn't come with a back up program.

  • 16. 
    Which of the following files bootstraps Windows XP?
    • A. 

      NTLDR

    • B. 

      BOOT.INI

    • C. 

      BOOTSTRAP.EXE

    • D. 

      NTBOOTDD.SYS

  • 17. 
    Which of the following partitions is specifically the partition from which the operating system boots?
    • A. 

      Primary partition

    • B. 

      Extended partition

    • C. 

      Active partition

    • D. 

      Logical partition

  • 18. 
    Which of the following Registry hives contains information about the computer's hardware?
    • A. 

      HKEY_CURRENT_MACHINE

    • B. 

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

    • C. 

      HKEY_MACHINE

    • D. 

      HKEY_RESOURCES

  • 19. 
    Within Windows 2000, what is the maximum length of a filename?
    • A. 

      8 characters plus a 3-character extension

    • B. 

      64 characters

    • C. 

      255 characters

    • D. 

      Unlimited

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