Can You Pass This CompTIA A+ Hardware Certification Exam?

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Can You Pass This CompTIA A+ Hardware Certification Exam?

This is the best practice test ever for CompTIA A+ Essentials. Are you really a computer geek? Do you really possess full-fledged technical knowledge when it comes to Software or Hardware? If yes, then prove yourself by attempting this quiz and assess yourself where you stand. All the best! Try to score more. This Quiz is for the Hardware portion of the CompTIA Exam. Let's try out this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which computer function do IRQs (Interrupt Requests) interrupt?
    • A. 

      Bus Communications

    • B. 

      I/O Funtions

    • C. 

      Display Funtions

    • D. 

      CPU Funtions

  • 2. 
    CMOS RAM can be identified on many motherboards as the chip labeled
    • A. 

      Real time clock

    • B. 

      VIA

    • C. 

      Intel

    • D. 

      Bios

  • 3. 
    You need to replace a failed AT power supply in a workstation. Which of the following statements are true and should be considered before replacing the failed power supply with a new ATX power supply? (Choose two.)
    • A. 

      The Motherboard may not be compatible with the ATX power supply

    • B. 

      The Monitor may need to be upgraded as well

    • C. 

      The case design may not be compatible with the new ATX power supply

    • D. 

      An ATX Power supply Does not have a 12-volt output necessary for the CDROM

    • E. 

      The current system hard drives may be incompatible with the power connectors of the new power supply.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following symptoms indicate IRQ Conflicts. (Choose all that apply)
    • A. 

      The system audio sounds broken up

    • B. 

      The system frequently locks up

    • C. 

      When you use the modem, the printer doesn't work; otherwise the printer is fine

    • D. 

      The mouse doesn't work

  • 5. 
    Which of these devices is most likely to use a DMA Channel? (Choose Three)
    • A. 

      Floppy Disk Controller

    • B. 

      Wireless network

    • C. 

      SCSI adapter

    • D. 

      Sound card

    • E. 

      Laser printer

  • 6. 
    What are the two electrical types of SCSI cables? (Choose Two)
    • A. 

      IEEE 1284

    • B. 

      Single Ended

    • C. 

      Bi Directional

    • D. 

      Differential

    • E. 

      IEEE 1394

  • 7. 
    An LVD Differential cable is used for which device?
    • A. 

      High speed printer

    • B. 

      External DVD burner

    • C. 

      SCSI Hard drive

    • D. 

      EIDE hard drive

  • 8. 
    BIOS is best described as
    • A. 

      RAM

    • B. 

      Firmware

    • C. 

      Hardware

    • D. 

      Software

    • E. 

      CMOS

  • 9. 
    _________ are ways to get data in and out of the computer.
    • A. 

      CMOS

    • B. 

      I/O Ports

    • C. 

      CPU

    • D. 

      Expansion slots

  • 10. 
    Which bus type is normally used for Video Expansion cards?
    • A. 

      EISA

    • B. 

      PCI

    • C. 

      AGP

    • D. 

      ISA

  • 11. 
    Which of the following specifications of PCMCIA cards are most likely to be used for a hard drive?
    • A. 

      Type I

    • B. 

      Type III

    • C. 

      Type I and II

    • D. 

      Type IV

  • 12. 
    Which of the following devices could be connected to and communicate through the IDE controller? (Choose three.)
    • A. 

      SCSI Hard drive

    • B. 

      ATAPI Tape Drive

    • C. 

      ATA-100 Hard drive

    • D. 

      Floppy drive

    • E. 

      ATAPI CDROM Drive

  • 13. 
    Which of the following connector types is often referred to as a PS2 connector?
    • A. 

      RJ-11

    • B. 

      Centronics

    • C. 

      Mini-DIN

    • D. 

      DB-9

  • 14. 
    You are installing a NIC (network interface card) into a desktop computer that already has two serial ports configured as COM1 and COM2 and a parallel port configured as LPT1. All 16-bit Interrupt Requests (IRQs) (8-15) are assigned to other devices.
    • A. 

      IRQ 4

    • B. 

      IRQ 5

    • C. 

      IRQ 3

    • D. 

      IRQ 7

  • 15. 
    Which of the following cable/connections types are used for SCSI devices? (choose three)
    • A. 

      DB-25 Female connector

    • B. 

      IEEE 1284 connector

    • C. 

      50 Pin Internal Cable

    • D. 

      68 Pin Connector

    • E. 

      EISA Controller

  • 16. 
    You are installing two hard drives in a new PC. There are no drives installed when you start, and there is a primary IDE controller and a secondary IDE controller available. Each drive is to be partitioned with a primary and an extended/logical partition. Each drive will be on a separate drive controller. In this configuration, what is the default drive letter of the extended/logical partition on the drive on the primary IDE controller?
    • A. 

      B

    • B. 

      H

    • C. 

      F

    • D. 

      E

    • E. 

      D

  • 17. 
    Which resolution was originally supported by the SVGA standard?
    • A. 

      800 x 600

    • B. 

      1024 x 768

    • C. 

      640 x 800

    • D. 

      1280 x 1024

  • 18. 
    What two settings for a device are expressed in hexadecimal format? (Choose two.)
    • A. 

      DMA

    • B. 

      Memory

    • C. 

      I/O Port

    • D. 

      IRQ

    • E. 

      Mac Address

  • 19. 
    You are trying to configure a laptop to use a PC-card external hard drive. When the PC-card is inserted into the laptop, it takes up both PCMCIA slots.
    • A. 

      Type I

    • B. 

      Type II

    • C. 

      Type III

    • D. 

      PC-Cards can only take up one slot at a time

  • 20. 
    Which of the following are true concerning SATA Drives? (Choose all that apply)
    • A. 

      They are Hot-swappable components

    • B. 

      Transfer rates are approximately 150MB/sec

    • C. 

      They are all configured as Slave Drives

    • D. 

      Maximum SATA cable lenght is 1 Meter

    • E. 

      SATA Drives uses the same cables as EIDE hard drives

  • 21. 
    Which of these components are FRU? (Choose all that apply)
    • A. 

      CPU

    • B. 

      Chip sets

    • C. 

      RAM

    • D. 

      IDE Drive

    • E. 

      MOBO

  • 22. 
    This type of memory is typically upgraded on a computer when you add memory?
    • A. 

      SRAM

    • B. 

      DRAM

    • C. 

      VRAM

    • D. 

      QRAM