CompTIA A+ Essentials Trivia Quiz For It Technician!

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This Trivia quiz on CompTIA A+ IT technician has been created to test whether you are completely prepared for the real exam. This test will help you pass by familiarizing you with the material and the ensuring that you know the structure of the CompTIA A+ Essentials format. Questions are based on networking, hardware and software. Read the questions carefully and answer. So, let's try out the quiz. Good Luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following ports will support surround sound?
    • A. 

      DB-25

    • B. 

      S/PDIF

    • C. 

      Firewire

    • D. 

      DB-15

    • E. 

      USB 2.0

  • 2. 
    On a Windows XP system, which of the following commands will provide you with information on the route your packets take on the way to a destination host?
    • A. 

      IPConfig /Hostname

    • B. 

      Ping Hostname

    • C. 

      NSLookup Hostname

    • D. 

      Tracert Hostname

  • 3. 
    What is the single biggest reason for the technological advancements of the Video Card?
    • A. 

      The advent of Adobe Photoshop

    • B. 

      Digital Photography

    • C. 

      CAD

    • D. 

      Windows XP and WIndows Vista

    • E. 

      Video Games

  • 4. 
    Which of these components of a laser printer might be at fault if your pages are getting stuck to the photosensitive drum and will not come out?
    • A. 

      The Fuser Assembly

    • B. 

      The Primary Corona

    • C. 

      The Static Charge Eliminator

    • D. 

      The Conditioning Unit

  • 5. 
    A customer is explaining her computer issue when you receive a message on your beeper from your boss. What should you do?
    • A. 

      Listen to her full explanation, go over some quick possibilities, then inform her that you must make a quick call to your boss, and you will step out of her office.

    • B. 

      Listen to her full explanation, go over some quick possibilities, then inform her that you must make a quick call to your boss, and quickly dial him up on her phone.

    • C. 

      Listen to her then tell her you need to make a quick call, and dialing up your boss on your cell phone in the office.

    • D. 

      Interrupt her immediately, and inform her that you regret it but must make a quick call to your boss.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following units may cause serious injury or even death to an unwary technician even when unplugged? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      A CRT

    • B. 

      A Motherboard

    • C. 

      A SCSI Adapter Card

    • D. 

      A Laser Printer

    • E. 

      A Multimeter

  • 7. 
    Why would one ever want to use a infrared port for networking?
    • A. 

      Fast and reliable transfer of files over long distances

    • B. 

      Secure transfer of files

    • C. 

      Easy transfer of small files over a short distance

    • D. 

      Transfer of OS patches from an application server closet to workstations down the hall

    • E. 

      To transfer files without a risk of data interception

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is a big reason why plasma screens are not used on desktop units?
    • A. 

      They provide too low of a resolution for most applications.

    • B. 

      They produce a lot of glare when viewed from close-up.

    • C. 

      They are very prone to burn-ins.

    • D. 

      They are not compatible with HD signals.

    • E. 

      They conflict with most Video Cards.

  • 9. 
    It is generally safe to assume that the ground of a power outlet is indeed grounded, because the building would not have passed inspection with out it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    What is a major disadvantage to the bus network topology?
    • A. 

      There is zero network fault tolerance

    • B. 

      Traffic on a bus is not routable

    • C. 

      CSMA/CD has too little overhead

    • D. 

      Only 10 users can simultaneously use any one segment

  • 11. 
    If you want to speed up your system, which of the following components typically will provide the most noticeable difference?
    • A. 

      A CPU with a faster clock rate

    • B. 

      Formatting a HDD with NTFS

    • C. 

      Creating smaller partition sizes on your HDD

    • D. 

      Upgrading all drivers and flashing your BIOS

    • E. 

      Installing more RAM

  • 12. 
    When troubleshooting a non responsive network printer, which of the following choices represents the best thing to check first.
    • A. 

      The Printer BIOS

    • B. 

      The Printer Drivers

    • C. 

      The Print Server Configuration

    • D. 

      The Print Spooler

    • E. 

      The Platten Assembly

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is a major flaw with peer-to-peer networking?
    • A. 

      There is too much overhead on the network

    • B. 

      Security is decentralized and networks are hard to maintain

    • C. 

      Workgroups don't support Access Control Lists on NTFS drives

    • D. 

      There is no security for shares in a workgroup

  • 14. 
    Which of the following technologies supplies data to the CPU the fastest?
    • A. 

      An SATA HDD

    • B. 

      L1 Cache

    • C. 

      L2 Cache

    • D. 

      DDR SDRAM

    • E. 

      A 40x CD-RW

  • 15. 
    The more circuits that are added to a CPU: (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      The more wattage the CPU will use

    • B. 

      The more voltage the CPU will use

    • C. 

      The more powerful a CPU will become

    • D. 

      The more L3 Cache a CPU will require

  • 16. 
    Which of the following network protocols must you install on a Windows Client to Access a Novell Netware 6.0 Server?
    • A. 

      IPX/SPX

    • B. 

      NetBEUI

    • C. 

      TCP/IP

    • D. 

      NWLink

  • 17. 
    Which of the following CPU makers has implemented a Land Grid Array (LGA) package?
    • A. 

      AMD

    • B. 

      Pentium

    • C. 

      Cyrix

    • D. 

      NVidia

  • 18. 
    List, in the correct order, the layers of the OSI Model.
    • A. 

      Physical, Data-Link, Transfer, Network, Session, Presentation, Application

    • B. 

      Physical, Data-Link, Transfer, Network, Presentation, Session, Application

    • C. 

      Physical, Data-Link, Network, Transfer, Session, Presentation, Application

    • D. 

      Physical, Transfer, Data-Link, Network, Session, Presentation, Application

    • E. 

      Physical, Network, Data-Link, Transfer, Session, Presentation, Application

  • 19. 
    How does DDR2 RAM make drastic speed increases over previous technologies?
    • A. 

      By Increasing internal or core speeds

    • B. 

      By Double pumping the FSB

    • C. 

      By Quad Pumping the FSB

    • D. 

      By Increasing the I/O Circuitry Speeds

    • E. 

      By enhanced paging, or virtual memory technology

  • 20. 
    In which of these situations is ESD a major threat to hardware integrity? (Choose the best 2)
    • A. 

      Cleaning the screen of a CRT

    • B. 

      Installing new RAM

    • C. 

      Replacing a CPU's fan and heat sink

    • D. 

      Swapping out a DVD +R

    • E. 

      Unplugging a Soft Power switch

  • 21. 
    Which of the following 802.11 Standards are compatible?
    • A. 

      802.11a and 802.11b

    • B. 

      802.11a and 802.11g

    • C. 

      802. 11b and 802.11g

    • D. 

      802.11g and 802.11f

  • 22. 
    What is the safest way to ensure proper functionality when installing new RAM? (Choose all that apply)
    • A. 

      Always use the latest technology

    • B. 

      Ensure that your Motherboard supports the RAM

    • C. 

      Make sure your RAM is of the same quality

    • D. 

      Make sure each unit is of the same speed

    • E. 

      Make sure each unit holds the same amount of data

  • 23. 
    Which of the following is most valuable to an IT department and the hardest to replace?
    • A. 

      System boards

    • B. 

      Windows OS CD's

    • C. 

      Site Licenses

    • D. 

      User Data

    • E. 

      Event Logs

  • 24. 
    Which of the following would be considered a consumable of a dot-matrix printer? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      Ink Cartridge

    • B. 

      Toner Cartridge

    • C. 

      Ribbon

    • D. 

      Platen assembly

    • E. 

      Paper

  • 25. 
    Which of the following represents the biggest security breach?
    • A. 

      Forgetting your username/password

    • B. 

      Keeping your account locked out for several days

    • C. 

      Leaving files encrypted permanently because you changed your password

    • D. 

      Writing your password down so as never to forget it

    • E. 

      Accidentally blocking extra ports on your firewall