A+ Essentials Exam

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A+ Essentials Exam

This A+ Essentials quiz follows the Comptia objectives. You will find approximately the same number of questions for each section. It should helps you to become familiar with some questions that could be found in the A+ exam. Updated April 08


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What advantage does FAT have over FAT32?
    • A. 

      Larger partition size

    • B. 

      Better security

    • C. 

      None

    • D. 

      Better compression

  • 2. 
    Select the System Utility used in Windows XP to check System Files.
    • A. 

      Scandisk

    • B. 

      Eventviewer

    • C. 

      Sfc

    • D. 

      Msconfig

    • E. 

      Dxdiag

  • 3. 
    What device enables you to enter data using your fingers?
    • A. 

      Bar reader

    • B. 

      Scanner

    • C. 

      Webcam

    • D. 

      Touch screen

    • E. 

      Touch flat

  • 4. 
    Your cursor starts skipping as you move it across the screen. What should you do?
    • A. 

      Clean the keyboard

    • B. 

      Update your mouse drivers

    • C. 

      Clean the mouse

    • D. 

      Stop and restart the mouse service

    • E. 

      Buy a new mouse

  • 5. 
    Thin Film Transistor is used in ....
    • A. 

      Passive matrix

    • B. 

      In CRT monitors

    • C. 

      Active matrix

    • D. 

      In Mac Os

    • E. 

      In modems

  • 6. 
    How data is transferred in parallel communication? Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      1 bit at a time

    • B. 

      8 bits at a time

    • C. 

      1 byte at a time

    • D. 

      9 bits at a time

    • E. 

      8 bytes at a time

  • 7. 
    What is the primary purpose of the transfer corona in a laser printer?
    • A. 

      It moves the paper through the printer

    • B. 

      It fuses the toner to the paper

    • C. 

      It charges the paper so that the toner sticks to the paper

    • D. 

      It is a laser htat scans the image to the printer

    • E. 

      It writes the image on the drum

  • 8. 
    A user want to create a bootable disk using the command line. What is the command used to accomplish this?
    • A. 

      ERASE A: /S

    • B. 

      FORMAT A: /B

    • C. 

      FORMAT A: /S

    • D. 

      FORMAT A:

    • E. 

      FORMAT C: /S

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      During the computer's startup, press F1

    • B. 

      During the computer's startup, press the delete key

    • C. 

      During the computer's startup, press esc

    • D. 

      There is no universal way of accessing CMOS

    • E. 

      After the startup

  • 10. 
    PCI has a bus width of____ bits. Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      30

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      32

    • D. 

      64

    • E. 

      16

  • 11. 
    When troubleshooting, what is the first step?
    • A. 

      Make assumption

    • B. 

      Check the obvious

    • C. 

      Analise the problem without making an initial determination

    • D. 

      Put the computer on the floor

    • E. 

      Call your supervisor asking for help

  • 12. 
    If you are using even parity, on the 8-bit binary number 11010010, what will the parity bit be?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      0

    • C. 

      None

    • D. 

      0 and 1

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is an essential tool for an IT Tech? Select the best answer.
    • A. 

      Torx screwdriver

    • B. 

      Phillips head screw driver

    • C. 

      Tweezers

    • D. 

      Flashlight

    • E. 

      Pliers

  • 14. 
    What is the function of the Bus mastering?
    • A. 

      Allows the CPU to run faster

    • B. 

      Allows a controller on the bus to talk to other devices without going through the CPU

    • C. 

      Allows the Bus to process more programs

    • D. 

      Is the new tecnique for burning DVD

    • E. 

      Allows the bus to awake the computer from a sleep mode

  • 15. 
    There are customers that start speaking and never stop. At what point should you interrupt a customer?
    • A. 

      When you know the answer

    • B. 

      You should never interrupt

    • C. 

      After 5 minutes

    • D. 

      After he finishes the first paragraph

    • E. 

      When he takes a break speaking

  • 16. 
    How many IDE controller can be attached to a motherboard?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      7

  • 17. 
    How do you low-level format and IDE drive?
    • A. 

      Enter the debug.exe program and enter g=c800:5 at the -prompt

    • B. 

      Run lowlevel.com

    • C. 

      Execute format.com

    • D. 

      You don't, it's done at the factory

  • 18. 
    What is the function of Twisted cables?
    • A. 

      Are used to protect against fire

    • B. 

      Are used to protect against crosstalk

    • C. 

      Are used to protect against toxicity

    • D. 

      Are used to protect against viruses

    • E. 

      Are used to protect against cris cross

  • 19. 
    A multimeter measures ______ Select all that apply
    • A. 

      Amperes

    • B. 

      Volts

    • C. 

      Radio signal

    • D. 

      Ohms

    • E. 

      Surges

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is a fiber optic connector type? T~he form is similar to the RJ-45 and supports full duplex.
    • A. 

      RJ11

    • B. 

      ST

    • C. 

      SC

    • D. 

      MT-RJ

    • E. 

      LC

  • 21. 
    Which of the following is not present in the Task Manager of Windows XP?
    • A. 

      Applications

    • B. 

      Processes

    • C. 

      Performance

    • D. 

      Networking

    • E. 

      Settings

  • 22. 
    The IEEE_____ specification is responsible for defining fiber optic standards.
    • A. 

      802.08

    • B. 

      802.03

    • C. 

      802.11

    • D. 

      802.05

  • 23. 
    Which motherboard type uses a riser card?
    • A. 

      ATX

    • B. 

      BTX

    • C. 

      CTX

    • D. 

      Micro ATX

    • E. 

      NLX

  • 24. 
    Which of the following contain Type II and can be inserted on a Laptop port?
    • A. 

      SRAM

    • B. 

      PCRAM

    • C. 

      PCMCIA

    • D. 

      AGP

    • E. 

      PCMMIA

  • 25. 
    Select the true statement/s about the Express Card.
    • A. 

      Uses more voltages than Card Bus(1.5 and 6)

    • B. 

      Connect to PCI Express or USB

    • C. 

      Is 80mm or 114mm wide

    • D. 

      Uses lower voltages than Card Bus (1.5 and 3.3)

    • E. 

      Can reach a speed of 160 Mb/s