A+ Essentials Mock Exam, Will U Pass?

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The A+ Essentials Exam is just around the corner. Do you feel like you have revised enough and can tackle any question that will be on the paper? If you are not so sure take up this mock exam questions to see if you will pass. Good luck as you tackle it!


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  • 1. 
    Which speeds are not valid bus speeds for SDRAM? (Choose two.)
    • A. 

      133 MHz

    • B. 

      256 MHz

    • C. 

      100 MHz

    • D. 

      512 MHz

  • 2. 
    You want to set up a wireless network with data throughput of 54 Mbps. Which two wireless specifications will provide a data throughput of 54 Mbps? (Choose two.)
    • A. 

      802.11

    • B. 

      802.11b

    • C. 

      802.11a

    • D. 

      802.11g

  • 3. 
    You are upgrading a Windows XP Professional computer with one hard drive to Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (SP2). What is the FIRST task that you should perform before upgrading the computer ?
    • A. 

      Create restore point

    • B. 

      Back up all your data to an external drive

    • C. 

      Configure Volume Shadow Copy

    • D. 

      Create (ASR) Automated System Recovery

  • 4. 
    You are a desktop engineer for your company. The company network consists of five Windows 95 and eight Windows 98 client computers. Management of your company wants you to upgrade all client computers to Win XP Pro. You upgrade all client computer hardware to meet the minumum requirements of Win XP Pro.What you should do next ???(choose 2)
    • A. 

      Upgr. all Win95 client computers to Win XP Pro

    • B. 

      Upgr. all Win98 client computers to Windows ME and then to Win XP Pro

    • C. 

      Upgr. all Win98 client computers to Win XP Pro

    • D. 

      Upgr. all Win95 client computers to Win98 and then to Win XP Pro

  • 5. 
    Which option should you use to configure a removable storage device so that the device can be removed without using the Safely Remove Hardware application?
    • A. 

      Adjust for best performance

    • B. 

      Optimize for performance

    • C. 

      Optimize for quick removal

    • D. 

      Wnable write caching on the disk

  • 6. 
    You are working as an IT technician for a financial company. Your company purchases a USB printer. You are required to install the USB printer on a computer that is running Windows XP Professional. To install the USB printer, you connect the USB to the computer and log on. What happened next ?
    • A. 

      Printer will not be installed. You must get manufacturer's driver

    • B. 

      Add New Printer Wizard will run and ask you for manufacturers driver

    • C. 

      Printer will not be installed. You must start Add new printer wizard

    • D. 

      Plug and Play feature will install the USB printer using default drivers

  • 7. 
    Which protocol should you configure on a remote access server to authenticate remote users with smart cards?
    • A. 

      MS-CHAP

    • B. 

      CHAP

    • C. 

      EAP

    • D. 

      PAP

  • 8. 
    Which factors improve hard disk performance and speed? (Choose all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Higher disk capacity

    • B. 

      Faster seek time

    • C. 

      Higher latency time

    • D. 

      Bigger disk geometry

    • E. 

      Higher revolutions per minute

  • 9. 
    You are upgrading a Windows NT 4.0 Server computer to Windows 2000 Server . By default, which file system will be installed on the new Windows 2000 installation?
    • A. 

      FAT32

    • B. 

      FAT16

    • C. 

      NTFS

    • D. 

      File system used by old Win NT 4.0 installation

  • 10. 
    Where should you go to turn off automatic updates for service packs, device drivers, and updates in a Windows XP Pro computer?
    • A. 

      Click, Start, go to Run, type Wupdmgr.exe

    • B. 

      Click Control Panel, go to Internet Options, and click General

    • C. 

      Click Control Panel, go to Add/Remove Programs, and click Add New Programs

    • D. 

      Click COntrol Panel, go to System, and click Automatic Updates tab

  • 11. 
    A file named essentials.txt is located on the desktop of your Win XP computer. You want to permanently delete the file, and you want to bypass the Recycle Bin.Which procedures could you use ?? (choose 2)
    • A. 

      Use the Delete Option on the file menu in Windows Explorer

    • B. 

      Use the erase command in Command Prompt

    • C. 

      Right-click the essentials.txt file and choose delete

    • D. 

      Use the del command in Command Prompt

  • 12. 
    Which group's membership is required to format a hard disk drive on a Windows XP computer in a workgroup?
    • A. 

      Administrator

    • B. 

      Power-Users

    • C. 

      Users

    • D. 

      Domain Admins

  • 13. 
    Which parameter should you use with setup.exe to specify a different install.wim file during Windows setup?
    • A. 

      /tempdrv:drive_letter

    • B. 

      /m:folder_name

    • C. 

      /unattend:answer_file

    • D. 

      /installfrom:path

  • 14. 
    Which information must be provided to a wireless device to enable it to connect to a wireless network?
    • A. 

      Service Set Identifier (SSID)

    • B. 

      Access Point (AP)

    • C. 

      Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)

    • D. 

      Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)

  • 15. 
    Which form factor standard has significantly reduced the cost of computer design?
    • A. 

      BTX

    • B. 

      AT

    • C. 

      ATX

    • D. 

      WTX

  • 16. 
    Which actions can you perform to install Win 2000 Pro ??? (choose two)
    • A. 

      Install by running SYSDIFF.EXE

    • B. 

      Install by running the Mini-setup Wizard from Control Panel

    • C. 

      Install from a CD-ROM Disc

    • D. 

      Install across a network

  • 17. 
    Which statement is true for Mac OS computers?
    • A. 

      Mac OS can only read data on a NTFS formatted external HDD

    • B. 

      NTFS HDD cannot be converted to HFS

    • C. 

      Mac OS can read and write on a NTFS formatted ext HDD

    • D. 

      Mac OS can create NTFS format on HDD

  • 18. 
    Which component in a network is used as an access point to another network?
    • A. 

      Proxy server

    • B. 

      Default gateway

    • C. 

      Demilitarized zone

    • D. 

      Firewall

  • 19. 
    What is the maximum bandwidth of a T3 Internet connection?
    • A. 

      1,544 Mbps

    • B. 

      2.048 Mbps

    • C. 

      44.736 Mbps

    • D. 

      274.276 Mbps

  • 20. 
    Which unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable supports data transfer up to 100 Mbps or 100 Mbps speed?
    • A. 

      Cat 5

    • B. 

      Cat 6

    • C. 

      Cat 4

    • D. 

      Cat 3

  • 21. 
     Someone left uncovered wires on the floor. Child comes in contact with the uncovered wires and is electrocuted. You rush to help child.What should you do First ????
    • A. 

      Pull the kid away from wires

    • B. 

      Give cardiopulmonary resuscitation to the child

    • C. 

      Turn off the power supply

    • D. 

      Take the kid to doctor

    • E. 

      Call for ambulance

  • 22. 
    Which display types can include the thin-film transistor (TFT) technology? (Choose all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Video Projector

    • B. 

      LCD

    • C. 

      Portable Computer Monitor

    • D. 

      CRT Monitor

  • 23. 
    You are an IT technician for a consulting company. You installed a new inkjet printer and successfully printed a test page Later. users complained that they were Linable to print any documents on the new printer What should you verify FIRST?
    • A. 

      Availability of paper

    • B. 

      Printer driver

    • C. 

      Ink cartridge

    • D. 

      Print Head

  • 24. 
    You are working as an IT technician for a financial company Your company purchases a USB printer You are required to install the USB printer on a computer that is running Windows XP Professional To install the USB printer, you connect the USB printer to the computer, and log on to the computer. What will happen?
    • A. 

      The Windows Plug and Play feature will install the USB printer using the default USB printer drivers

    • B. 

      The USB printer will not be installed You need to start the Add New Printer Wizard to install the USB printer

    • C. 

      The Add New Printer wizard will be started automatically ,then you connect the printer. and will ask for printer manufacturer's driver.

    • D. 

      The USB printer will not be installed. You must use the USB printer driver provided by the manufacturer

  • 25. 
    Which mode creates a user account named Administrator and allows you to set up the Administrator password during the installation?
    • A. 

      Text Mode

    • B. 

      GUI Mode

    • C. 

      DOS Mode

    • D. 

      Safe Mode

  • 26. 
    Your digital camera requires a FireWire interface for image transfers to your computer. Which port type should you use to connect the digital camera to your computer?
    • A. 

      COM

    • B. 

      USB

    • C. 

      PS\2

    • D. 

      SCSI

    • E. 

      IEEE 1394

  • 27. 
    Where should you go to turn OFF automatic updates for service packs, device drivers, and security updates in a Windows XP Professional computer?
    • A. 

      • Click Start -> go to Run -> type Wupdmgr.exe

    • B. 

      • Click Control Panel go to Internet Options. and click General

    • C. 

      • Click Control Panel, go to System, and click the Automatic Updates tab

    • D. 

      • Click Control Panel go to Add or Remove Programs. and click Add New Programs

  • 28. 
    You are an IT technician for a company All computers in your company run the Windows XP Professional operating system Your company purchases a new printer that has been launched recently in the market However. the printer is delivered to your company without the printer documentation. Prior to installation of the printer driver. you want to verify that the printer is supported by Windows XP Professional. Your solution should consume the minimum amount of time What is the BEST method you should use?
    • A. 

      • Search for the printer documentation on the Internet

    • B. 

      • Download and install the latest Windows Update for Windows XP Professional on all computers.

    • C. 

      • Check the HCL on the Microsoft Web site for the Windows XP Professional operating system.

    • D. 

      • Ask the vendor to send the printer documentation

  • 29. 
    Which factors improve hard disk performance and speed? (Choose all that apply.)
    • A. 

      • higher latency time

    • B. 

      • higher disk capacity

    • C. 

      • faster seek time

    • D. 

      • higher revolutions per minute

    • E. 

      • bigger disk geometry

  • 30. 
    Steven's computer includes a hard drive that connects to the computers motherboard by means of a 7-wire cable with a single interface Which hard drive interface is used by Steven's disk drive?
    • A. 

      • IDE

    • B. 

      • EIDE

    • C. 

      • Serial ATA

    • D. 

      • SCSI

  • 31. 
    If you install Windows 2000 on a drive with multiple partitions, where does Windows install its boot loader?
    • A. 

      • The last partition

    • B. 

      • The partition you specrfy

    • C. 

      • The first partition

    • D. 

      • The partition where the main Windows 2000 files will be installed

  • 32. 
    You are a desktop engineer for your company. The company network consists 10 Windows 95 client computers that are connected in a workgroup environment. The company purchased a license for Windows XP Professional. You are required to install Windows XP Professional on all client computers without losing any existing data. What should you do? (Choose two. Each correct answer is part of a single solution.)
    • A. 

      • Upgrade Windows 95 computers to Windows XP Professional.

    • B. 

      • Upgrade Windows 95 computers to Windows 98 and then upgrade them to Windows XP Professional

    • C. 

      • Upgrade Windows 95 computers to Windows Me and then upgrade them to Windows XP Professional

    • D. 

      • Perform a backup of all data on the client computers.

    • E. 

      • Perform a new installation of Windows XP Professional.

  • 33. 
    Which group's membership is required to format a hard disk drive on a Windows XP computer in a workgroup?
    • A. 

      • the Power Users group

    • B. 

      • the Users group

    • C. 

      • the Administrators group

    • D. 

      • the Domain Admins group