CompTIA Certification Practice Exam Test! Trivia Quiz

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By Buddeny
B
Buddeny
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 3 | Total Attempts: 3,165
Questions: 17 | Attempts: 181

SettingsSettingsSettings
CompTIA Certification Practice Exam Test! Trivia Quiz - Quiz


Are you familiar with how to meet CompTIA’s certification process? Would you like to test your knowledge? The Computing Technology Industry Association is an American non -profit trade association which provides professional certifications for the information technology industry. It is a reputable association. Over two million people have received CompTIA certifications since the organization was established. If you want to learn more about CompTIA, this quiz may be helpful to you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following connector types can be plugged into a device both right-side up and upside down?

    • A.

      USB-C  

    • B.

      Micro-USB  

    • C.

      Mini-USB   

    • D.

      USB

    Correct Answer
    A. USB-C  
    Explanation
    USB-C is the correct answer because it is a reversible connector, meaning it can be plugged into a device both right-side up and upside down. This makes it more convenient and user-friendly compared to other connector types such as Micro-USB, Mini-USB, and regular USB, which can only be plugged in one way.

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

    A user's laptop will not power on because of a system board failure. The user has important documents stored on the laptop. Which of the following should the technician perform so the user can access the documents?

    • A.

      Run file recovery on the laptop to restore the files.

    • B.

      Place the hard drive in an external enclosure.

    • C.

      Boot from a USD drive and copy all the files.

    • D.

      Replace the desktop drive with the removed laptop drive

    Correct Answer
    D. Replace the desktop drive with the removed laptop drive
  • 3. 

    An end user is unable to connect to the network, and a technician has visually verified the lights on the back of the PC are active and there is no physical damage to the Ethernet jack. Which of the following tools should the technician use to continue troubleshooting the connection?

    • A.

      Crimper  

    • B.

      Tone generator and probe  

    • C.

      Cable tester  

    • D.

      Punchdown tool

    Correct Answer
    C. Cable tester  
    Explanation
    The technician should use a cable tester to continue troubleshooting the connection. A cable tester is a tool that can test for continuity and identify any faults or issues in the network cable. It can help determine if there are any breaks, shorts, or miswires in the cable, which could be causing the connectivity problem. By using a cable tester, the technician can quickly identify and resolve any issues with the network cable, allowing the end user to connect to the network successfully.

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    A technician has been called in to troubleshoot a connectivity issue. The user reports an inability to connect to any resources. The technician runs the ipconfig command, and the results show that the media is disconnected. The technician checks the network cable, and it is secure on both ends. The technician tests and verifies the cable is working, and then goes to the wiring closet and verifies the switchport and patch cable both work. However, there are wires pulled out of the patch panel. Which of the following tools should the technician use to BEST resolve the problem?

    • A.

      Punchdown tool

    • B.

      Wire strippers

    • C.

      Tone generator

    • D.

      Crimper

    Correct Answer
    A. Punchdown tool
    Explanation
    The technician should use a punchdown tool to resolve the problem. A punchdown tool is used to secure wires into a patch panel or keystone jack. Since there are wires pulled out of the patch panel, using a punchdown tool will allow the technician to properly reinsert and secure the wires, restoring connectivity. Wire strippers are used to remove the protective coating from wires, but they are not needed in this situation. A tone generator is used to trace and identify cables, which is not relevant to the issue at hand. A crimper is used to attach connectors to the ends of cables, which is also not necessary in this case.

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    A network administrator would like to increase network bandwidth to 1Gbps between two office buildings that are 0.5mi(805m) apart. Which of the following would be the BEST solution?

    • A.

      Cat 6

    • B.

      Fiber

    • C.

      Plenum

    • D.

      Coaxial

    Correct Answer
    B. Fiber
    Explanation
    Fiber optic cables would be the best solution for increasing network bandwidth to 1Gbps between two office buildings that are 0.5mi apart. Fiber optic cables have a much higher bandwidth capacity compared to other options like Cat 6, Plenum, or Coaxial cables. They are capable of transmitting data at high speeds over long distances without any loss of signal quality. Therefore, using fiber optic cables would ensure a reliable and efficient network connection between the two office buildings.

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    During an inspection, it was found that data racks were not properly grounded. To pass the inspection and address a growing concern to protect data cabling and equipment, a technician must make sure all racks are properly grounded. Which of the following tools should the technician use to verify this has been completed

    • A.

      Option 1Cable tester

    • B.

      Tone generator

    • C.

      Multimeter

    • D.

      Voltmeter

    Correct Answer
    C. Multimeter
    Explanation
    A multimeter is the most appropriate tool to use in order to verify if the data racks have been properly grounded. A multimeter is a versatile device that can measure various electrical parameters such as voltage, current, and resistance. By using the multimeter, the technician can check the continuity of the grounding connections and ensure that there is a proper electrical path between the racks and the ground. This will help in addressing the concern of protecting the data cabling and equipment by ensuring that any potential electrical faults are properly grounded and do not pose a risk to the equipment.

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    A technician needs to call a user's cellular provider to troubleshoot a network speed issue with the user's mobile device. Which of the following technologies is the technician troubleshooting?

    • A.

      Long-term evolution

    • B.

      Near-field communication

    • C.

      Radio frequency ID

    • D.

      Z-wave

    Correct Answer
    A. Long-term evolution
    Explanation
    The technician is troubleshooting a network speed issue with the user's mobile device. Long-term evolution (LTE) is a technology used for high-speed wireless communication for mobile devices. It is a standard for 4G wireless broadband that provides faster data transfer rates and improved network capacity. By calling the user's cellular provider, the technician can troubleshoot and resolve any network speed issues related to LTE technology.

    Rate this question:

  • 8. 

    A technician is configuring a new web server and must have over 10TB fault tolerant storage, while minimizing the number of failure points. The applications on the server also require the highest performance available. Which of the following configurations would the technician MOST likely select?

    • A.

      RAID 5 with 7200 RPM 5TB drives

    • B.

      RAID 1 with 10000 RPM 8TB drives

    • C.

      RAID 0 with 15000 RPM 15TB drives

    • D.

      RAID 10 with 5400 RPM 6TB drives

    Correct Answer
    B. RAID 1 with 10000 RPM 8TB drives
    Explanation
    The technician would most likely select RAID 1 with 10000 RPM 8TB drives because RAID 1 provides fault tolerance by mirroring data across multiple drives, minimizing the risk of data loss. Additionally, the 10000 RPM drives offer higher performance compared to the other options, ensuring the applications on the server can run smoothly. The 8TB capacity meets the requirement for over 10TB storage while still minimizing the number of failure points.

    Rate this question:

  • 9. 

    Which one do you like?

    • A.

      There is a problem with a router in the office

    • B.

      The users are not getting correct IP addresses from the DHCP server

    • C.

      There is a problem with a DNS server in the office

    • D.

      The wireless access point in the area is down​​​​​​​

    Correct Answer
    A. There is a problem with a router in the office
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that there is a problem with a router in the office. This is because a router is responsible for routing network traffic between different networks, and if there is a problem with the router, it can cause connectivity issues for the users in the office. This can result in the users not being able to access the internet or communicate with other devices on the network.

    Rate this question:

  • 10. 

    An end user is unable to connect to the network, and a technician has visually verified the lights on the back of the PC are active and there is no physical damage to the Ethernet jack. Which of the following tools should the technician use to continue troubleshooting the connection?

    • A.

      Crimper

    • B.

      Cable tester

    • C.

      Punchdown tool

    • D.

      Tone generator and probe​​​​​​​

    Correct Answer
    B. Cable tester
    Explanation
    A cable tester is the appropriate tool to use in this situation because it can help the technician determine if there is an issue with the network cable. By connecting the cable to the tester, the technician can check for continuity, shorts, and other potential problems that may be causing the connection issue. This tool can help narrow down the source of the problem and guide further troubleshooting steps.

    Rate this question:

  • 11. 

    Which one do you like?

    • A.

      RAID 1 with 1000rpm 8TB drives

    • B.

      RAID 0 with 1500rpm 15TB drives

    • C.

      RAID 5 with 7200rpm 5TB drives

    • D.

      RAID 10 with 5400rpm 6TB drives

    Correct Answer
    D. RAID 10 with 5400rpm 6TB drives
    Explanation
    RAID 10 with 5400rpm 6TB drives is the preferred choice because it offers a combination of redundancy and performance. RAID 10 provides both mirroring and striping, which means data is duplicated across multiple drives for fault tolerance and improved read and write speeds. The 5400rpm drives may have a slower rotational speed compared to the other options, but the RAID 10 configuration compensates for this by providing better overall performance and data protection. Additionally, the 6TB capacity is still substantial and should be sufficient for most storage needs.

    Rate this question:

  • 12. 

    A projector's image begins to flicker during a presentation. The laptop display does not produce this issue. When a technician changes the resolution on the laptop, the issue persists. Which of the following is the NEXT step the technician should take?  

    • A.

      . Check the connectivity of the VGA cable..

    • B.

      Change the aspect ratio on the laptop.

    • C.

      Check the connectivity of the power cable.

    • D.

      Change the settings of the projector

    Correct Answer
    A. . Check the connectivity of the VGA cable..
    Explanation
    The flickering issue is specific to the projector's image, as the laptop display does not have the same problem. This suggests that the issue may be related to the connection between the laptop and the projector. Therefore, the next logical step for the technician would be to check the connectivity of the VGA cable, as a loose or faulty connection could be causing the flickering problem.

    Rate this question:

  • 13. 

    A laptop is connected to a conference room projector in extended display mode. The desktop icons appear normal on the laptop, but are disproportionate and illegible on the projector screen. Which of the following should the technician check?

    • A.

      Focus

    • B.

      Video resolution

    • C.

      Keystone

    • D.

      HDMI connection

    Correct Answer
    B. Video resolution
    Explanation
    The technician should check the video resolution. The issue of disproportionate and illegible desktop icons on the projector screen suggests that the resolution settings may not be compatible with the projector. Adjusting the video resolution to match the projector's capabilities should resolve the problem and display the icons properly.

    Rate this question:

  • 14. 

    A technician has been called in to troubleshoot a connectivity issue. The user reports an inability to connect to any resources. The technician runs the ipconfig command, and the results show that the media is disconnected. The technician checks the network cable, and it is secure on both ends. The technician tests and verifies the cable is working, and then goes to the wiring closet and verifies the switchport and patch cable both work. However, there are wires pulled out of the patch panel. Which of the following tools should the technician use to BEST resolve the problem?

    • A.

      Wire strippers

    • B.

      Crimper

    • C.

      Tone generator

    • D.

      Punchdown tool

    Correct Answer
    D. Punchdown tool
    Explanation
    The technician should use a punchdown tool to resolve the problem. The wires pulled out of the patch panel need to be reconnected properly, and a punchdown tool is used to secure the wires into the appropriate slots on the patch panel. This will ensure proper connectivity and resolve the user's inability to connect to any resources.

    Rate this question:

  • 15. 

    A user purchases a wireless printer and sets it up in an office. The user installs all necessary software for the printer on the computer and connects the printer to the guest wireless network. However, when the user attempts to print to the printer, nothing happens. Which of the following will resolve the issue?

    • A.

      Configure the printer to use the Internet printing protocol.

    • B.

      Ensure the user’s computer is set to DHCP.

    • C.

      Connect the printer to the company wireless network.

    • D.

      Set up the user’s computer to act as a print server.

    Correct Answer
    C. Connect the printer to the company wireless network.
    Explanation
    Connecting the printer to the company wireless network will resolve the issue because the user has already installed all necessary software for the printer on the computer and connected it to the guest wireless network. However, since nothing happens when attempting to print, it suggests that the guest wireless network may not have the necessary permissions or settings to allow printing. By connecting the printer to the company wireless network, which is likely to have the appropriate permissions and settings for printing, the user will be able to successfully print.

    Rate this question:

  • 16. 

    A technician is troubleshooting a touch screen laptop that has a cracked screen. After replacing the physical display, the laptop is showing images correctly, however, the screen no longer responds to touch. Which of the following components of the laptop MOST likely needs to be replaced?

    • A.

      Webcam  

    • B.

      GPU

    • C.

      Digitizer

    • D.

      Inverter

    Correct Answer
    C. Digitizer
    Explanation
    After replacing the physical display, if the laptop is showing images correctly but the screen no longer responds to touch, the most likely component that needs to be replaced is the digitizer. The digitizer is responsible for translating touch input into digital signals, allowing the device to recognize and respond to touch gestures. If the screen is not responding to touch after replacing the display, it indicates a problem with the digitizer, which may need to be replaced.

    Rate this question:

  • 17. 

    A technician is setting up a wireless printer that is capable of supporting 54Mbps maximum throughput and a 5GHz radio frequency band for communication. The technician must configure the SOHO router to support the printer. Which of the following should the technician enable on the wireless SOHO router to ensure wireless connectivity to the printer?

    • A.

      802.11g

    • B.

      802.11b

    • C.

      802.11a

    • D.

      802.11n

    Correct Answer
    C. 802.11a
    Explanation
    The technician should enable 802.11a on the wireless SOHO router to ensure wireless connectivity to the printer. 802.11a operates on the 5GHz frequency band, which is the same frequency band supported by the printer. This will allow the printer and the router to communicate effectively and take advantage of the printer's maximum throughput of 54Mbps.

    Rate this question:

Quiz Review Timeline +

Our quizzes are rigorously reviewed, monitored and continuously updated by our expert board to maintain accuracy, relevance, and timeliness.

  • Current Version
  • Mar 21, 2023
    Quiz Edited by
    ProProfs Editorial Team
  • Jul 02, 2020
    Quiz Created by
    Buddeny
Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.