Trivia Quiz On CompTIA A+ Essentials For Windows XP!

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Trivia Quiz On CompTIA A+ Essentials For Windows XP!

This quiz has been made to see whether you are completely prepared for the real exam. Time yourself to 90 minutes to get a feel of the pressures of the real exam. The practice test is designed to reflect the final exam. Most of the questions are harder than you will find in the actual test, so don't fret if you get a bad mark. Unless stated otherwise, all OS questions are based around Windows XP. So, let's try out this challenging quiz. All the best


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which ipconfig command retrieves a new IP address from the DHCP server?
    • A. 

      /retrieve

    • B. 

      /newIP

    • C. 

      /renew

    • D. 

      /Get

    • E. 

      /next

  • 2. 
    NTBOOTDD.SYS is needed to boot to Windows.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is not an example social engineering?
    • A. 

      Masquerading

    • B. 

      Piggybacking

    • C. 

      Phishing

    • D. 

      Brute Force Attack

    • E. 

      Shoulder Surfing

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is a “good” password?
  • 5. 
    Which of the following is used to re-install or upgrade Windows 2000 on a computer that already has Windows 95, 98, ME or NT installed.
    • A. 

      WINNT32.exe

    • B. 

      WINNT.exe

    • C. 

      SETUP.exe

    • D. 

      Upgrade.exe

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is not true?
    • A. 

      HKKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG: Contains information about active hardware configuration.

    • B. 

      HKEY_USERS: Used to build logon screen and ID users

    • C. 

      HKEY_CURRENT_USER: Contains information about currently logged on user

    • D. 

      HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT: Contains information about user privileges

    • E. 

      HKEY-LOCAL_MACHINE: Contains all configuration data about the computer

  • 7. 
    Which Hives does HKEY-LOCAL_MACHINE use (Select 4)
    • A. 

      SAM hive

    • B. 

      Security hive

    • C. 

      Default hive

    • D. 

      Software hive

    • E. 

      System hive

  • 8. 
    Which of the following backup statements is true?
    • A. 

      Copy only backs up archived files

    • B. 

      Differential marks files as backed up

    • C. 

      Incremental backs up everything, regardless of archive setting

    • D. 

      Full backup is the fastest due to little overhead

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is not a Windows keyboard shortcut?
    • A. 

      Windows Key, Q

    • B. 

      Windows Key, R

    • C. 

      Windows Key, E

    • D. 

      Windows Key, F

    • E. 

      Windows Key, L

  • 10. 
    A client is complaining that when they click the shut down button on their XP Start menu, the computer goes into hibernation instead of shutting down. Where should they go to change the shut down button settings?
    • A. 

      Control panel > Power options > Advanced Tab

    • B. 

      Control panel > Power options > Hibernate Tab

    • C. 

      Control panel > Power options > Power Schemes

    • D. 

      Control panel > Power options > UPS Tab

    • E. 

      Control panel > Power options > Settings Tab

  • 11. 
    You are manually configuring the virtual memory on a client’s machine to 1536mb. After making the change you are altering another setting when you get an message saying that virtual memory is low. You go back and find that all your changes have been erased. Why is this? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      You did not use Microsoft’s recommended amount

    • B. 

      You did not restart the computer

    • C. 

      The computer has more than enough RAM and Windows turned off virtual memory

    • D. 

      You did not click the set button

    • E. 

      The hard drive doesn’t support virtual memory

  • 12. 
    Instead of electricity, your power outlet generates smoke and flames. What class fire Extinguisher should you use?
    • A. 

      Class A

    • B. 

      Class B

    • C. 

      Class C

    • D. 

      Class D

    • E. 

      Class E

  • 13. 
    A client rings up with a problem on their XP machine that you suspect is caused by an insufficient amount of RAM. You tell them to open the system applet in control panel to find out how much RAM they have but they say that the system icon isn’t the control panel. Why is this?
    • A. 

      System applet is a Vista feature

    • B. 

      System applet comes with XP service pack two

    • C. 

      The client is in category view

    • D. 

      The client is borderline retarded

    • E. 

      System applet doesn't come with their version of XP

  • 14. 
    What does Event Viewer do?
    • A. 

      Shows all computer activity

    • B. 

      Shows all events

    • C. 

      Shows all installed/uninstalled programs

    • D. 

      Shows all blue screen errors

    • E. 

      Shows all reasons for shutting down

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is not a registry file?
    • A. 

      System

    • B. 

      Software

    • C. 

      Settings

    • D. 

      SAM

    • E. 

      Security

  • 16. 
    A client is having problems connecting to the DHCP server. What if the first thing you should do?
    • A. 

      Run diagnostic software

    • B. 

      Make sure all plugs are correctly inserted

    • C. 

      Run tests on DHCP server

    • D. 

      See if other users are having the same problem

    • E. 

      Panic

  • 17. 
    You are working on a client’s computer and the computer flashes a blue screen and reboots. Where would the error that was shown be held?
    • A. 

      Event Viewer

    • B. 

      Errors.exe

    • C. 

      Mini.dmp

    • D. 

      Recovery Console

    • E. 

      Task manager

  • 18. 
    You are setting up an IP address on a clients computer, which of the following is usable.
    • A. 

      169.254.52.5

    • B. 

      192.168.50.256

    • C. 

      64.32.5.1

    • D. 

      127.0.0.1

    • E. 

      246.220.56.92

  • 19. 
    You are setting up XP on a family computer. The client wants their children to each have their own accounts but only wants them to use software he has installed. What account would you recommend for them?
    • A. 

      Administrator

    • B. 

      Power User

    • C. 

      Standard User

    • D. 

      Restricted User

    • E. 

      Guest

  • 20. 
    A client is complaining that their dial up connection has suddenly stoped working. It reaches the end of the handshake a user name/ password box pops up. It refuses to connect even with correct user name and password, the client is the only person who uses the comptuer and you have ruled out a hacking. What is most likely explanation?
    • A. 

      The user is typing something wrong

    • B. 

      A hacker has hijacked their account

    • C. 

      Thier account has been disconnected

    • D. 

      They have a ghost login

    • E. 

      The modem is faulty

  • 21. 
    Which statement is false?
    • A. 

      The Kernal is the part of the operating system that loads first

    • B. 

      The Kernal is small because it stays in memory

    • C. 

      Kernal is also known as Kernel

    • D. 

      The Kernal provides basic services

    • E. 

      The Kernal is not used by NT operating systems

  • 22. 
    You are right clicking on my computer and see Map Network Dive as a selection, what does this do?
    • A. 

      Creates a list of the hard drives in the machines networked to a computer

    • B. 

      Allows other computers on a network to access you hard drive

    • C. 

      Creates a link to another hard drive which you can access

    • D. 

      Allows others on network to view your hard drive using the fastest route possible

    • E. 

      Tests your network connection, maps the fastest route to various locations

  • 23. 
    Which of the following was not included in the Windows XP Service Pack 2? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Compatibility Mode

    • B. 

      Internet Explorer ad blocker

    • C. 

      Windows Security Centre

    • D. 

      Docx support

    • E. 

      WPA compatibility

  • 24. 
    Which is the correct order for Comptias troubleshooting strategy?
    • A. 

      Establish the symptoms, Establish what changed, Identify Infected Area, Select most probable cause, implement solution, test result, recognize potential effects, document solution

    • B. 

      Establish what changed, Establish the symptoms, Identify Infected Area, test result, Select most probable cause, implement solution, recognize potential effects, document solution

    • C. 

      Establish the symptoms, Identify Infected Area, Establish what changed, Select most probable cause, document solution, implement solution, test result, recognize potential effects

    • D. 

      Establish the symptoms, Identify Infected Area, Establish what changed, Select most probable cause, document solution, implement solution, test result, recognize potential effects

    • E. 

      Establish the symptoms, Identify Infected Area, Establish what changed, recognize potential effects, Select most probable cause, implement solution, test result, document solution

  • 25. 
    Which of the following tools are available under the tools tab of the local disk properties box? (Choose 3)
    • A. 

      Backup

    • B. 

      Disk Cleanup

    • C. 

      Defragmenter

    • D. 

      Scan Disk

    • E. 

      Compress Drive