Can You Pass This CompTIA A+ Essentials Hardware Certification Exam?

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This quiz has been made for students, professional and learners who are preparing for exams. CompTIA A+ Essentials Certification test certifies technical knowledge in Hardware which includes RAID, SCSI and multiple CPUs, as well as capabilities with server issues, including disaster recovery. Read the questions carefully and answer. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Co-worker called in concerning his laptop, says that he cannot boot it up since he turned it off yesterday, when you arrived you noticed no LED light is on. what would be the first step to take?
    • A. 

      Check in indicator light on Power supply adapter

    • B. 

      Verify that back light is not damaged

    • C. 

      Upgrade BIOS firmware

    • D. 

      Ask him questions to narrow down the issue

    • E. 

      Request him a new laptop

  • 2. 
    A System board has a SATA HD, and you're installing 2nd SATA HD on Windows XP. what's your next step for the BIOS to recognize the the HD
    • A. 

      Flash the BIOS with the newest firmware version

    • B. 

      Nothing, SATA doesn't need select jumpers

    • C. 

      Use an E-IDE adapter for the upgrade

    • D. 

      Contact manufacture for instruction

  • 3. 
    Type A HDMI connector has how many pins.
    • A. 

      17

    • B. 

      13

    • C. 

      19

    • D. 

      15

  • 4. 
    When booting up a machine, What's the transition's break point from basic hardware problems to bootup problems?
    • A. 

      BIOS screen info appears

    • B. 

      Safe Mode bootup

    • C. 

      HDD's power light comes on

    • D. 

      Single beep sound

  • 5. 
    An example of Firmware is
    • A. 

      Boot.ini

    • B. 

      Star Energy Logo in BIOS screen info

    • C. 

      ROM BIOS

    • D. 

      CMOS

  • 6. 
    When you're troubleshooting a network using ping command, What TTL stands for?
    • A. 

      TTL is not a parameter in ping command

    • B. 

      Time to live

    • C. 

      Time to launch

    • D. 

      Translation time loop

  • 7. 
    What should you avoid, and could damage when computer is operational?
    • A. 

      Eject CDROM

    • B. 

      Clean mice track ball

    • C. 

      Swapping Keyboard

    • D. 

      Turn off and on the display?

  • 8. 
    In Windows XP Home Edition, if the hot Key "Shift|Win|M" is used to undo Minimize all screen windows, what "Ctrl|Win|F" does?
    • A. 

      Launch Windows Desktop Search

    • B. 

      Start Help

    • C. 

      Display Run Dialog box

    • D. 

      Minimize all screen windows

  • 9. 
    The Binary number of Decimal 14 is 1110, what's the Decimal number of Hexadecimal E?
    • A. 

      13

    • B. 

      14

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      Hexadecimal base (16) has just an A as last number.

  • 10. 
    In ATX main boards, Keyboards are usually represented by
    • A. 

      PS/2 6pin Mini-Din

    • B. 

      PS/2 5 pin Din

    • C. 

      DB9-M

    • D. 

      5 pin Din

  • 11. 
    This SCSI symbols represent?
    • A. 

      Single Ended

    • B. 

      LVD

    • C. 

      LVD Multi-Mode SE

    • D. 

      HVD

  • 12. 
    The SCSI daisy chain must be terminated using a resistor network pack at both ends, what SCSI termination types FPT stand for?
    • A. 

      Fire Protocol of Termination

    • B. 

      Forced Perfect Termination

    • C. 

      There is no such termination

    • D. 

      SCSI system need just one side termination

  • 13. 
    Introduced in 1990, 3.3 mm Thick and works as Memory-expansion unit
    • A. 

      Type III PC cards

    • B. 

      Type II PC cards

    • C. 

      Type I PC cards

    • D. 

      Type V PC cards

  • 14. 
    601 Error code refer to?
    • A. 

      ROM error failure

    • B. 

      FDD error failure

    • C. 

      RAM error failure

    • D. 

      USB port error failure

  • 15. 
    242 pins, Slot A, VRM (1.2v -2.2v) Select what Microprocessor you would use?
    • A. 

      AMD Athlon

    • B. 

      Cyrix

    • C. 

      Pentium 4

    • D. 

      Pentium II and III

  • 16. 
    When a known working application will not start in Windows environments, what should you look for?
    • A. 

      DLL files conflict?

    • B. 

      Incorrect application properties

    • C. 

      Missing or corrupt registry entry

    • D. 

      Incompatibility with the OS

  • 17. 
    What's the basic function of HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG Reg key?
    • A. 

      User configuration profile?

    • B. 

      Login Data for power user?

    • C. 

      PnP Status Data?

    • D. 

      Current info about devices

  • 18. 
    What system file contain those 2 lines? PROMPT=$P$G SET TEMP=C:\TEMP
    • A. 

      SMARTDRV.exe

    • B. 

      BOOT.ini

    • C. 

      CONFIG.SYS

    • D. 

      AUTOEXEC.BAT

  • 19. 
    In Windows 2000, what HCL stand for?
    • A. 

      Hardware Compatibility List

    • B. 

      Hardware Capability List

    • C. 

      Hardware Control List

    • D. 

      Hardware Connectionless List

  • 20. 
    What's the Minimum hardware required for installing Windows XP Pro? True or False Processor: Pentium II 233MHZ-300MHZ recommended RAM: 64MB-128MB recommended HDD 1.5GB-2GB recommended Display VGA-SVGA recommended
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      True, but need less RAM Memory