A+ Certification : 1.0 Identifying PC Components (Essentials)

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Test your knowledge with Identifying PC components.


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  • 1. 
    Which computer component contains all the circuitry necessary for all components or devices to communicate with each other?
    • A. 

      Motherboard

    • B. 

      Adapter card

    • C. 

      Hard drive

    • D. 

      Expansion bus

  • 2. 
    Which packaging is used for DDR SDRAM memory?
    • A. 

      DIP

    • B. 

      SIMM

    • C. 

      DIMM

    • D. 

      RIMM

  • 3. 
    What technology is used in the original-style monitor?
    • A. 

      Video Display Unit

    • B. 

      CRT

    • C. 

      LCD

    • D. 

      Optical Display Unit

  • 4. 
    Which motherboard design style is the most popular?
    • A. 

      ATX

    • B. 

      AT

    • C. 

      Baby AT

    • D. 

      NLX

  • 5. 
    Which motherboard socket type is used on the Pentium 4 chip?
    • A. 

      Slot 1

    • B. 

      Socket A

    • C. 

      Socket 370

    • D. 

      Socket 478

  • 6. 
    What is the official name for the IDE/EIDE family of drive interfaces?
    • A. 

      SCSI

    • B. 

      ATA

    • C. 

      SATA

    • D. 

      TAT

  • 7. 
    Which is another term for the motherboard?
    • A. 

      A fiberglass board

    • B. 

      A planar board

    • C. 

      A bus system

    • D. 

      An IBM system board XR125

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is used to store data and programs for repeated use? Information can be added and deleted at will, and it does not lose its data when power is removed.
    • A. 

      Hard drive

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      Internal cache memory

    • D. 

      ROM

  • 9. 
    Which motherboard socket type is used with AMD Athlon XP?
    • A. 

      Slot 1

    • B. 

      Socket A

    • C. 

      Socket 370

    • D. 

      Socket 478

  • 10. 
    You want to plug a keyboard into the back of a computer. You know that you need to plug the keyboard cable into a PS/2 port. Which style of port is the PS/2?
    • A. 

      RJ-11

    • B. 

      DE9

    • C. 

      DIN 5

    • D. 

      Mini-DIN 6

  • 11. 
    What are the five voltages produced by a common PCs power supply? (Choose all that apply.)
    • A. 

      +3.3VDC, +5VDC, -5VDC, +12VDC, -12VDC

    • B. 

      -3.3VDC, +3.3VDC, -5VDC, -12VDC, -100VDC

    • C. 

      +3.3VDC, -5VDC. -12VDC. +12VDC. 100VDC

    • D. 

      -3.3VDC, +5VDC, -5VDC, -12VDC, +12VDC

  • 12. 
    What is the maximum speed of USB 2.0 in Mbps?
    • A. 

      1.5

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      60

    • D. 

      480

  • 13. 
    If you wanted to connect a LapLink cable (a parallel data transfer cable) so that you could upload and download files from a computer, which type of parallel port(s) could handle this application? (Choose all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Standard

    • B. 

      Bidirectional

    • C. 

      EPP

    • D. 

      ECP

  • 14. 
    What peripheral port type was originally developed by Apple and is currently primarily used for digital video transfers?
    • A. 

      DVD

    • B. 

      USB

    • C. 

      IEEE 1394

    • D. 

      IEEE 1284

  • 15. 
    What peripheral port type is expandable using a hub, operates at 1.5MBps, and is used to connect various devices (from printers to cameras) to PCs?
    • A. 

      DVD 1.0

    • B. 

      USB

    • C. 

      IEEE 1394

    • D. 

      IEEE 1284

  • 16. 
    Which motherboard form factor places expansion slots on a special riser card and is used in low-profile PCs?
    • A. 

      AT

    • B. 

      Baby AT

    • C. 

      ATX

    • D. 

      NLX

  • 17. 
    Which Intel processor type(s) use the SEC when installed into a motherboard? (Choose all that apply.)
    • A. 

      AMD Athlon

    • B. 

      486

    • C. 

      Pentium

    • D. 

      Pentium II

  • 18. 
    Which of the following can a DVD-ROM store in addition to movies? (Choose all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Audio files

    • B. 

      Word documents

    • C. 

      Digital photos

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    What type of expansion slot is almost always used for high-speed, 3D graphics video card?
    • A. 

      USB

    • B. 

      AGP

    • C. 

      PCI

    • D. 

      ISA

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