A+ Essentials Exam - Software Domains

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CompTIA A+ Essentials Certification Exam SimulationFocus on SOFTWARE related domains:3. 0 Operating Systems5. 0 Networking6. 0 Security8. 0 Communication and Professionalism


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the name of a graphical representation of a file, application, or folder?
    • A. 

      File

    • B. 

      Icon

    • C. 

      Bookmark

    • D. 

      Mouse

  • 2. 
    Which of the following items is not commonly found in a dialog box
    • A. 

      Help button

    • B. 

      Close button

    • C. 

      OK button

    • D. 

      Font button

  • 3. 
    In the Command Prompt window, what command is used to change the name of a folder or file?
    • A. 

      MOVE

    • B. 

      REN

    • C. 

      CHANGE

    • D. 

      REVISE

  • 4. 
    Which of the following Windows utilities is used to secure data from unauthorized users?
    • A. 

      REGEDIT

    • B. 

      Compression

    • C. 

      EFS

    • D. 

      Network Neighborhood

  • 5. 
    Which Registry key tracks individual users and user preferences?
    • A. 

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

    • B. 

      HKEY_USERS

    • C. 

      HKEY_CURRENT_USER

    • D. 

      HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT

  • 6. 
    During the boot process, the registry loads into what type of memory?
    • A. 

      ROM

    • B. 

      EEPROM

    • C. 

      RAM

    • D. 

      FLASH

  • 7. 
    Which of the following files contains the ARC Path pointing to the Boot Partition where the Operating System is located?     
    • A. 

      Arp cache

    • B. 

      Boot.ini

    • C. 

      Config.sys

    • D. 

      Drive.ini

  • 8. 
    What registry hive has a list of hardware components and software drivers?
    • A. 

      HKey_Classes_Root

    • B. 

      HKey_Current_Config

    • C. 

      HKey_Users

    • D. 

      HKey_Local_Machine

  • 9. 
    The loading of Windows XP is controlled by ______ .    
    • A. 

      Autoexec.bat

    • B. 

      Boot.ini

    • C. 

      Config.sys

    • D. 

      Ntldr

  • 10. 
    Which of the following are advantages to using Windows XP Professional?
    • A. 

      Reliability and stability of the operating system

    • B. 

      Boot time is slower, but the system is more reliable

    • C. 

      Ability to boot into DOS mode

    • D. 

      Windows Image Acquisition is built into XP

  • 11. 
    Which file system offers the most security?
    • A. 

      NTFS

    • B. 

      FAT16

    • C. 

      FAT32

    • D. 

      OSPF

  • 12. 
    What tools can be used to backup the Windows XP registry
    • A. 

      Device Manager

    • B. 

      Sysprep

    • C. 

      Backup

    • D. 

      System Administrator Utility

  • 13. 
    The ____________ holds snap-in tools used to maintain the computer as well as allows access to Device Manager, shared folders, and         performance logs.
    • A. 

      Device Manager

    • B. 

      Management Console

    • C. 

      System Manager

    • D. 

      Modem Manager

  • 14. 
    What tool is used to analyze a hard drive and consolidate files and folders improving drive efficiency?
    • A. 

      System Configuration

    • B. 

      Disk defragmenter

    • C. 

      Task Manager

    • D. 

      Dr. Watson

  • 15. 
    The protocol suite used for Internet connectivity is:
    • A. 

      TCP/IP

    • B. 

      NetBEUI

    • C. 

      IPX/SPX

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    Before making changes to the registry, make a __________.
    • A. 

      Boot disk

    • B. 

      Backup tape

    • C. 

      Boot CD

    • D. 

      Registry backup

  • 17. 
    The extension of a batch file is:
    • A. 

      BAT

    • B. 

      EXE

    • C. 

      COM

    • D. 

      TXT

  • 18. 
    Each network interface card has a unique 48 bit number burned into ROM called (an):
    • A. 

      Token

    • B. 

      MAC address

    • C. 

      IP address

    • D. 

      Host address

  • 19. 
    OSI is an acronym for:
    • A. 

      Open System Interconnect

    • B. 

      Operating System Interface

    • C. 

      Ongoing Standard Integrity

    • D. 

      Output System Input

  • 20. 
    In an Ethernet network, a ___________ connection is one that can transmit data in both directions, but not at the same time.
    • A. 

      Full duplex

    • B. 

      Simplex

    • C. 

      Parallel

    • D. 

      Half-duplex

  • 21. 
    What encryption method used with wireless networks?
    • A. 

      Shared

    • B. 

      WEP

    • C. 

      VPN

    • D. 

      SSID

  • 22. 
    Which of the following cannot be prevented through firewall, antivirus, antispyware, antigrayware, encryption, and domain authentication techniques?
    • A. 

      Spamming

    • B. 

      Social engineering

    • C. 

      Physical attacks

    • D. 

      Denial of service attacks

  • 23. 
    What security term is used to describe logging keystrokes to obtain passwords?
    • A. 

      Phishing

    • B. 

      Social engineering

    • C. 

      Malware

    • D. 

      Spyware

  • 24. 
    What security term describes a program written to collect information and store it on the hard drive?
    • A. 

      Virus

    • B. 

      Intrusion detection and alerts

    • C. 

      Cookie

    • D. 

      Authentication

  • 25. 
    What file system provides the best Windows XP security?
    • A. 

      FAT16

    • B. 

      FAT32

    • C. 

      NTFS

    • D. 

      OS2