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CompTIA A+ Hardware And Software Quiz Test! - Quiz

This quiz has been made to see whether you are entirely prepared for the real exam. This practice test will help you pass by familiarizing you with the material and ensuring that you know the CompTIA+ Hardware and Software test structure. The practice test is designed to reflect the final exam. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The fan in a power supply unit is not working. What should you do?

    • A.

      Replace the the computer.

    • B.

      Replace the Fan

    • C.

      Try to repair the Fan

    • D.

      Replace the power supply unit

    • E.

      Replace the heat sink.

    Correct Answer
    D. Replace the power supply unit
    Explanation
    The power supply unit should never be repaired by the PC technician.

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  • 2. 

    What is the maximum number of devices that can be connected to a Bluetooth network?

    • A.

      Up to 20 devices

    • B.

      Up to 18 devices

    • C.

      Unlimited number of devices

    • D.

      Up to 127 devices

    • E.

      Up to 8 devices

    Correct Answer
    E. Up to 8 devices
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "up to 8 devices." Bluetooth networks have a limitation on the number of devices they can connect to simultaneously. In this case, the maximum number of devices that can be connected to a Bluetooth network is 8.

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  • 3. 

    You have some files on a Windows XP professional system that you want to compress through the folder properties dialog box. Which of the following will prevent you from doing this?

    • A.

      The files are read only

    • B.

      The files are encrypted

    • C.

      The files have not been backed up

    • D.

      Windows XP professional does not support file encrption

    • E.

      You must have special permissions assigned to do this.

    Correct Answer
    B. The files are encrypted
    Explanation
    The reason why the files being encrypted would prevent you from compressing them through the folder properties dialog box is that encryption is a security measure that prevents unauthorized access to the files. Compressing the files would require modifying their contents, which is not possible when they are encrypted.

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  • 4. 

    How many devices can be connected to a single USB port in a daisy chain?

    • A.

      172

    • B.

      Up to 200

    • C.

      Up to 127

    • D.

      Up to 7

    • E.

      Unlimited

    Correct Answer
    C. Up to 127
    Explanation
    A single USB port can support up to 127 devices connected in a daisy chain. This is because USB technology uses a hierarchical structure where devices can be connected to hubs, and multiple hubs can be connected to each other in a daisy chain. Each hub counts as one device, and each hub can support multiple devices. Therefore, the total number of devices that can be connected is limited to 127.

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  • 5. 

    How many pins are in the standard Parallel printer cables connection end?

    • A.

      25

    • B.

      36

    • C.

      12

    • D.

      9

    • E.

      15

    Correct Answer
    A. 25
    Explanation
    The standard parallel printer cable connection end typically has 25 pins.

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  • 6. 

    A combination of software and hardware is referred to as ______

    • A.

      PROM

    • B.

      ROM

    • C.

      Firmware

    • D.

      BIOS Memory

    • E.

      Flash Memory

    Correct Answer
    C. Firmware
    Explanation
    Firmware refers to a combination of software and hardware that is permanently stored in a device's memory. It provides the necessary instructions for the device to function properly. Unlike software, firmware is not easily changeable or upgradable, as it is embedded in the device's hardware. Therefore, firmware is the correct answer for the given question.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following is used as a place holder in a system that is using RIMM?

    • A.

      RIMME

    • B.

      DDR2 SDRAM

    • C.

      DDR SDRAMM

    • D.

      C-RIMM

    • E.

      C-RIMME

    Correct Answer
    D. C-RIMM
    Explanation
    A RIMM Slot cannot be left empty. C-RIMM is used to fill the empty RIMM slots. RIMME and C-RIMME are there to confuse you.

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  • 8. 

    A user is not able to print from his workstation however he is able to print a test page from the printer's onboard menu. Which of the following is a possible cause?

    • A.

      The printer needs to be changed.

    • B.

      The print driver is corrupted.

    • C.

      The user needs to install the driver for the application he is printing from.

    • D.

      The cable connecting the workstation to the printer is loose

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. The print driver is corrupted.
    D. The cable connecting the workstation to the printer is loose
    Explanation
    The possible cause for the user not being able to print from his workstation, but being able to print a test page from the printer's onboard menu, could be that the print driver is corrupted. Another possible cause could be that the cable connecting the workstation to the printer is loose.

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  • 9. 

    When replacing a power supply, which of the following must be observed?

    • A.

      Resistance

    • B.

      Ohms

    • C.

      Wattage

    • D.

      Voltage

    • E.

      Current

    Correct Answer
    C. Wattage
    Explanation
    ellectrical current is measured in watts.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following is an electronic device that can serve as a gate for an electrical signal and can amplify the flow of electricity?

    • A.

      Fuse

    • B.

      Resistor

    • C.

      Capacitor

    • D.

      Diode

    • E.

      Transistor

    Correct Answer
    E. Transistor
    Explanation
    A transistor is an electronic device that can serve as a gate for an electrical signal and can amplify the flow of electricity. It is a semiconductor device that can control the current flowing through it, acting as a switch or an amplifier. Transistors are commonly used in electronic circuits to amplify or switch electronic signals, making them an essential component in various electronic devices such as computers, televisions, and radios. Unlike other options such as fuse, resistor, capacitor, and diode, a transistor has the ability to amplify the flow of electricity, making it the correct answer to the question.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following is needed in order to configure a workstation with a static IP address.

    • A.

      Subnet address

    • B.

      IP Address

    • C.

      Network Address

    • D.

      Subnet mask

    • E.

      Default gateway

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. IP Address
    D. Subnet mask
    E. Default gateway
    Explanation
    To configure a workstation with a static IP address, three essential components are required. Firstly, the IP address is needed, which is a unique numerical identifier assigned to each device on a network. Secondly, a subnet mask is necessary to determine the network and host portions of the IP address. It helps in identifying which part of the IP address belongs to the network and which part belongs to the host. Lastly, a default gateway is required, which is the IP address of the router that connects the workstation to other networks. It acts as an intermediary for sending and receiving data between different networks.

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  • 12. 

    You have a computer that is running Windows 95, You want to upgrade this computer to Windows XP. Which of the following must you do first?

    • A.

      Reformat the hard drive.

    • B.

      Upgrade the cd-rom on the system.

    • C.

      Upgrade the system to windows 98.

    • D.

      Start the upgrade right away

    • E.

      Configure the computer for network connectivity.

    Correct Answer
    C. Upgrade the system to windows 98.
  • 13. 

    Which of the following utilities is intended to be used for temporarily disabling start-up programs and services when performing diagnosis?

    • A.

      Regedit

    • B.

      MSCONFIG

    • C.

      Task manager

    • D.

      Control panel

    • E.

      Services console

    Correct Answer
    B. MSCONFIG
    Explanation
    MSCONFIG is the correct answer because it is a utility specifically designed for temporarily disabling start-up programs and services when performing diagnosis. It allows users to selectively enable or disable programs and services that start during the boot process, making it easier to identify and troubleshoot any issues related to start-up programs and services. This utility is commonly used in Windows operating systems for diagnostic purposes.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following files contains the WIndows 2000 boot options?

    • A.

      BOOT.CFG

    • B.

      SYS.INI

    • C.

      SYS.CFG

    • D.

      BOOTSTRAP.CFG

    • E.

      BOOT.INI

    Correct Answer
    E. BOOT.INI
    Explanation
    The correct answer is BOOT.INI because it is a file that contains the boot options for Windows 2000. This file is located in the root directory of the system partition and is used by the Windows bootloader to determine which operating system to load at startup. The other options listed (BOOT.CFG, SYS.INI, SYS.CFG, and BOOTSTRAP.CFG) are not specifically related to Windows 2000 boot options.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following is not a type of printer?

    • A.

      Inkjet printer

    • B.

      Laser printer

    • C.

      Dot matrix printer

    • D.

      Bubble jet printer

    • E.

      Laserjet printer

    Correct Answer
    E. Laserjet printer
    Explanation
    The laserjet printer is a type of laser printer.
    It falls under the laser printers class.

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  • 16. 

    What is the maximun logical drive size for Fat 16?

    • A.

      4GB

    • B.

      8GB

    • C.

      2GB

    • D.

      16GB

    • E.

      32GB

    Correct Answer
    C. 2GB
    Explanation
    The maximum logical drive size for Fat 16 is 2GB. Fat 16 is a file system used in older versions of Windows, and it has limitations on the size of drives it can support. In this case, it can only handle a maximum size of 2GB.

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  • 17. 

    You are working on a Windows 2000 system, you open explore navigates to the C:\WINNT folder. The folder shows no files.What is the cause?

    • A.

      The files have been deleted

    • B.

      The files have the read-only attribute set.

    • C.

      The files are encrypted.

    • D.

      They are hidden because they are system files.

    • E.

      The files have been infected by a virus.

    Correct Answer
    D. They are hidden because they are system files.
    Explanation
    The reason why the folder shows no files is because the files are hidden as they are system files. System files are often set to be hidden in order to prevent accidental deletion or modification by users.

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  • 18. 

    You are running a Windows XP Professional system. You want your documents to be saved to a second hard drive. Which of the following will you do?

    • A.

      Copy your My Documents folder to the second drive

    • B.

      Configure Folder redirection

    • C.

      This cannot be done in Windows XP Professional.

    • D.

      You must buck up your documents and the restore it to the second drive.

    Correct Answer
    B. Configure Folder redirection
    Explanation
    In order to save your documents to a second hard drive on a Windows XP Professional system, you would need to configure folder redirection. This feature allows you to redirect the location where certain folders, such as My Documents, are stored. By configuring folder redirection, you can specify the second hard drive as the new location for your documents, ensuring that they are saved there instead of the default location.

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  • 19. 

    Which of the following is the most current type of processor socket?

    • A.

      ZIF

    • B.

      PGA

    • C.

      SVGA

    • D.

      DIP

    • E.

      UXVGA

    Correct Answer
    B. PGA
    Explanation
    PGA (Pin Grid Array) is a type of processor socket commonly used in modern computers. In PGA sockets, the processor has an array of pins that fit into corresponding holes in the socket. This design allows for efficient heat dissipation and secure connection between the processor and the motherboard. PGA sockets are widely used in both desktop and laptop computers.

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