2003 Standards For A+ Hardware

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A Plus Certification Quizzes & Trivia

This test is based on the 2003 A+ standards, but is still a helpful tool in creating an overall knowledge base. I hope you find is as a useful tool even with the new 2006 standards, because practice makes perfect. Questions taken from my 2003 A+ complete book by david groth. Please give me feedback so I can improve my test quizes good or bad. Thank you


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following computer components can be safely disposed of in regular trash?
    • A. 

      Monitors

    • B. 

      Printer toner

    • C. 

      Laptop batteries

    • D. 

      None of the above

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Which of the following information is not stored on a computer's CMOS chip?
    • A. 

      Hard drive configuration

    • B. 

      Printer configuration

    • C. 

      Memory information

    • D. 

      Date and time

  • 3. 
    Which type of memory is typically upgraded on a computer when you add memory?
    • A. 

      Dram

    • B. 

      Sram

    • C. 

      Vram

    • D. 

      Qram

  • 4. 
    Which of the following interfaces are considered serial interfaces (select all that apply)?
    • A. 

      IEEE 1294

    • B. 

      Fire wire

    • C. 

      Usb

    • D. 

      Ecp

  • 5. 
    Which of the following memory types offers the highest transfer rate and bandwidth rate?
    • A. 

      FPM DRAM

    • B. 

      EDO RAM

    • C. 

      DDR SDRAM

    • D. 

      RIMM

  • 6. 
    What is the main purpose of the video card?
    • A. 

      To play videos

    • B. 

      To provide additional functions to the cpu

    • C. 

      It is a special type of memory

    • D. 

      It provides video display capabilities to a computer

  • 7. 
    How much disk capacity is supported by the original IDE specifications?
    • A. 

      528 mb

    • B. 

      640 mb

    • C. 

      628 mb

    • D. 

      1.2 gb

  • 8. 
    What type of cable is used by internal SCSI devices?
    • A. 

      21 pin ribbon cable

    • B. 

      34 pin ribbon cable

    • C. 

      40 pin ribbon cable

    • D. 

      50 pin ribbon cable

    • E. 

      60 pin ribbon cable

  • 9. 
    Which bus feature allows devices to bypass the processor and write their information directly to memory?
    • A. 

      Dma channels

    • B. 

      Irq's

    • C. 

      I/o addresses

    • D. 

      Bus mastering

  • 10. 
    Which irq is typically assigned to LPT 2?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      15

  • 11. 
    Which bus architecture is typically associated with ibm ps/2 computers?
    • A. 

      Isa

    • B. 

      Eisa

    • C. 

      Mca

    • D. 

      Vesa

  • 12. 
    What type of bus architecture is commonly used with pentium class computers and supports 64 and 32 bit data paths?
    • A. 

      Isa

    • B. 

      Eisa

    • C. 

      Pci

    • D. 

      Vesa

  • 13. 
    What type of PCMCIA card is 5mm thick and is commonly used with modems and lan adapters?
    • A. 

      Type 1

    • B. 

      Type 2

    • C. 

      Type 3

    • D. 

      Type 4

  • 14. 
    Which of the following connector types are not typically associated with mice?
    • A. 

      Serial

    • B. 

      Parallel

    • C. 

      Bus mouse interface

    • D. 

      Ps/2

  • 15. 
    What is the maximum resolution supported by the vga standard?
    • A. 

      320x480

    • B. 

      480x600

    • C. 

      640x480

    • D. 

      800x600

  • 16. 
    Which type of cable is commonly associated with parallel printers?
    • A. 

      Db-25 female on the first connector and male centronics 36 on the second connector

    • B. 

      Db-25 female on the first connector and male cenctronics 50 on the seconcd connector

    • C. 

      Db 25 male on first connector and male centronics 36 on second connector

    • D. 

      Db 25 male on first connector and male centronics 50 on second connector

  • 17. 
    What is the primary purpose of the transfer corona assembly in a laser printer?
    • A. 

      It charges the paper so that the toner sticks to the paper

    • B. 

      It fuses the toner to the paper

    • C. 

      It moves the paper through the printer

    • D. 

      It is a laser that scans the image to the printer

  • 18. 
    Which of the following options offers the slowest transfer speed between a printer and a computer?
    • A. 

      Serial

    • B. 

      Parallel

    • C. 

      Usb

    • D. 

      Network connections

  • 19. 
    Which of the following physical network topologies offers the most fault tolerance in terms of cable interruption, while balancing requirements for the amount of cable required?
    • A. 

      Bus

    • B. 

      Ring

    • C. 

      Mesh

    • D. 

      Star

  • 20. 
    Which IEEE specification is responsible for defining fiber optic standars?
    • A. 

      802.1

    • B. 

      802.4

    • C. 

      802.6

    • D. 

      802.8

  • 21. 
    What is the maximum data rate that can be transmitted over utp category 3 cable?
    • A. 

      4 mbps

    • B. 

      10 mbps

    • C. 

      16 mbps

    • D. 

      100 mbps

    • E. 

      120 mbps

  • 22. 
    Which dma channel is typically assigned to the hard dik controller?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 23. 
    What will most likely happen if you leave the blank (the piece of metal or plastic that covers the space where expansion cards are placed) off the computer when and expansion card is removed?
    • A. 

      More airflow will be added

    • B. 

      Less airflow will be added

    • C. 

      More static will be present in the computer

    • D. 

      Less static will be present in the computer

  • 24. 
    Which universal command is used to access a computer's cmos settings?
    • A. 

      During startup press f1

    • B. 

      During startup press the delete key

    • C. 

      During startup prss ctrl+shift+esc

    • D. 

      There is no universal way of accessing cmos

  • 25. 
    Which dos command is used to create a bootable diskette that can be used for troubleshooting?
    • A. 

      Format a: /s

    • B. 

      Format a: /b

    • C. 

      Format a: /q

    • D. 

      Format a: /t

    • E. 

      Format a: /bd

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