CompTIA A+ Exam

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CompTIA A+ Exam

This is a quiz to help you prepare for you A+ Essentials and A+ IT Technician Exams. I hope I make you think! Good Luck!


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  • 1. 
    Which of the following computer components can retain a lethal electrical charge even after the device is unplugged? (Choose Two)
    • A. 

      Processor

    • B. 

      Monitor

    • C. 

      Hard Drive

    • D. 

      RAM

    • E. 

      Power Supply

  • 2. 
    You are upgrading the SCSI devices in your server. For the upgrade, you must ensure that all SCSI devices are compatible. Which type of SCSI is incompatible with all other types?
    • A. 

      LVD

    • B. 

      HVD

    • C. 

      SE

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    Which utility is used to upgrade Windows 98 to Windows XP?
    • A. 

      WINNT32.EXE

    • B. 

      UPGRDE.EXE

    • C. 

      XPUPGRDE.EXE

    • D. 

      WINNT.EXE

  • 4. 
    PCMCIA Type II cards are how thick?
    • A. 

      3.3 mm

    • B. 

      5 mm

    • C. 

      7 mm

    • D. 

      10.5 mm

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Which of the following tells the CPU how to interact with the rest of the PC?
    • A. 

      Math Coprocessor

    • B. 

      Processor

    • C. 

      CMOS

    • D. 

      BIOS

    • E. 

      Operating System

  • 6. 
    You have installed a new RAID system into your server. The RAID solution uses two mirrored disks. Which of the following RAID levels are being used?
    • A. 

      RAID 0

    • B. 

      RAID 1

    • C. 

      RAID 3

    • D. 

      RAID 5

    • E. 

      RAID 6

  • 7. 
    In Windows XP, the virtual memory file is called what?
    • A. 

      Pagefile.sys

    • B. 

      Swapfile.sys

    • C. 

      Vmm.sys

    • D. 

      Virmem.sys

  • 8. 
    What is included in the EP laser printer toner cartridge? (Choose three.)
    • A. 

      Print Drum

    • B. 

      Toner

    • C. 

      Cleaning Blade

    • D. 

      Laser

    • E. 

      Fuser

  • 9. 
    The _________ is the measurement of the difference between the darkest color and the lightest color an LCD screen can display.
    • A. 

      Native Resolution

    • B. 

      Luminescence

    • C. 

      Contrast Ratio

    • D. 

      Pixel Pitch

    • E. 

      Interlacing

  • 10. 
    Which assembly permanently presses the toner into the paper?
    • A. 

      Fuser

    • B. 

      Transfer Corona

    • C. 

      Paper Transport Assembly

    • D. 

      Print Drum

  • 11. 
    What is the primary function of the SSID?
    • A. 

      Secure communication between a web server and browser.

    • B. 

      Secure communication between a server and a remote host.

    • C. 

      A network name that identifies a wireless network.

    • D. 

      A type of password used to secure an Ethernet 802.3 connection.

  • 12. 
    You have just upgraded a client’s system to support USB 2.0. What is the maximum speed of USB?
    • A. 

      480 Kbps

    • B. 

      480 Mbps

    • C. 

      400 Mbps

    • D. 

      400 Kbps

  • 13. 
    Which of the following are usually contained on an MSDS? (Choose three.)
    • A. 

      Recommended Safety Equipment

    • B. 

      Manufacturer's Name

    • C. 

      Disposal Considerations

    • D. 

      First Aid Measures

  • 14. 
    You have installed a new RAID system into your server. The RAID solution uses three disks and provides fault tolerance. Which of the following RAID levels are being used?
    • A. 

      RAID 0

    • B. 

      RAID 1

    • C. 

      RAID 3

    • D. 

      RAID 5

    • E. 

      RAID 6

  • 15. 
    Which class of fire extinguisher is recommended for use for a fire involving flammable metals?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      K

  • 16. 
    On a default Windows XP installation, how do you start the Disk Defragmenter program?
    • A. 

      START > CONTROL PANEL > DISK DEFRAGMENTER

    • B. 

      START > ALL PROGRAMS > ACCESSORIES > SYSTEM TOOLS > DISK DEFRAGMENTER

    • C. 

      START > ALL PROGRAMS > DISK DEFRAGMENTER

    • D. 

      START > CONTROL PANEL > ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS > DISK DEFRAGMENTER

  • 17. 
    Which of the following devices are commonly seen as PCMCIA Type III cards?
    • A. 

      Modem

    • B. 

      Network Adapters

    • C. 

      Memory

    • D. 

      Hard Drives

  • 18. 
    You need to install a device driver on a Windows XP computer. The device driver is not digitally signed. Which level of access do you need to be able to install the driver?
    • A. 

      Administrator

    • B. 

      Guest

    • C. 

      User

    • D. 

      Super User

  • 19. 
    Which of the following protocols is used for network addressing?
    • A. 

      IP

    • B. 

      IPX

    • C. 

      TCP

    • D. 

      UDP

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    Which of the following types of displays has the best performance characteristics?
    • A. 

      Active Matrix

    • B. 

      Passive Matrix

    • C. 

      Dual Matrix

    • D. 

      Quad Matrix

  • 21. 
    To increase security, you decide to block the Telnet protocol. Which port will you need to block to prevent Telnet from being used?
    • A. 

      21

    • B. 

      22

    • C. 

      23

    • D. 

      24

    • E. 

      25

  • 22. 
    The LCD screen on your laptop is flickering intermittently. What is the most likely caused of this problem?
    • A. 

      Video board cicuitry

    • B. 

      Cracked bezel

    • C. 

      A faulty LCD backlight

    • D. 

      Failing inverter

  • 23. 
    Which of the following command-line utilities is used to format a hard disk to clean it off and prepare it for an operating system?
    • A. 

      FORMAT

    • B. 

      FDISK

    • C. 

      XFORMAT

    • D. 

      DISKPART

  • 24. 
    Bluetooth Class 2 devices have a maximum communication range of how far?
    • A. 

      1 meter

    • B. 

      10 meters

    • C. 

      100 meters

    • D. 

      1000 meters

  • 25. 
    You will be installing both Windows 98 and Windows XP on a computer, and you want to be able to dual-boot and read all files on the computer from either operating system. Which of the following file systems should you use on the hard drive?
    • A. 

      FAT32

    • B. 

      NTFS

    • C. 

      NFS

    • D. 

      FAT16

  • 26. 
    Which of the following files is responsible for pointing to the location of the operating system’s system files during the boot process?
    • A. 

      NTOSKRNL

    • B. 

      BOOT.INI

    • C. 

      NTDETECT.COM

    • D. 

      NTLDR

  • 27. 
    Which of the following could be the cause of paper jams on a laser printer?
    • A. 

      Defective toner cartridge

    • B. 

      Dirty drum

    • C. 

      Worn pickup rollers

    • D. 

      Broken fuser

  • 28. 
    You are administering a system that has been locked down for security reasons. You notice that among all of the other ports, port 21 has been disabled. What service is associated with port 21?
    • A. 

      FTP

    • B. 

      Telnet

    • C. 

      HTTP

    • D. 

      POP3

    • E. 

      SMTP

  • 29. 
    You have just installed a new hard drive in your Windows XP computer. What is the maximum number of partitions that can be created on this hard drive?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      5

  • 30. 
    You are working in Microsoft Excel, and it appears that the program is not responding. Which of the following utilities can you use to force the application to shut down?
    • A. 

      Application Manager

    • B. 

      Computer Management

    • C. 

      Task Manager

    • D. 

      System Manager

  • 31. 
    At a command prompt, you want to rename a directory from Temp to Files. Which of the following commands can you use to do this?
    • A. 

      RD TEMP FILES

    • B. 

      RD FILES TEMP

    • C. 

      REN TEMP FILES

    • D. 

      REN FILES TEMP

  • 32. 
    Which of the following are valid NTFS permissions? (Choose three.)
    • A. 

      Read

    • B. 

      Write

    • C. 

      Modify

    • D. 

      Create

  • 33. 
    Which of the following commands is used in a Windows environment and used to follow a packet to its destination?
    • A. 

      TRACERT

    • B. 

      TRACE

    • C. 

      PING

    • D. 

      NSLOOKUP

    • E. 

      IPCONFIG

  • 34. 
    Which of the following advanced boot options only loads only minimal drivers, such as the mouse, keyboard, and basic video?
    • A. 

      Safe Mode

    • B. 

      Safe Mode with Networking

    • C. 

      Last Known Good Configuration

    • D. 

      VGA Mode

  • 35. 
    While configuring your firewall, you inadvertently block port 443. Which of the following will be unavailable?
    • A. 

      HTTPS

    • B. 

      FTP

    • C. 

      SMTP

    • D. 

      TELNET

    • E. 

      SSL

  • 36. 
    Which of the following commands is used to test connectivity between devices on a network?
    • A. 

      NSLOOKUP

    • B. 

      IPCONFIG

    • C. 

      PING

    • D. 

      TRACERT

  • 37. 
    Which layer is responsible for translating logical network addressing and their names to their physical address
    • A. 

      Presentation

    • B. 

      Transport

    • C. 

      Session

    • D. 

      Data-Link

    • E. 

      Network