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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    On the media types listed below, which would be considered the most difficult to implement...
    • A. 

      Wireless

    • B. 

      Fiber Optic

    • C. 

      Coaxial

    • D. 

      UTP

  • 2. 
    The link light on a network interface card will light when which of the following happens?
    • A. 

      The card is powered on

    • B. 

      The wire connecting it to the network is plugged in

    • C. 

      The power is turned on

    • D. 

      The NIC starts receiving data

  • 3. 
    The 10Base T system operates at 10Mbps uses baseband transmission methods.
    • A. 

      5 Mbps

    • B. 

      10 Mbps

    • C. 

      10 Gbps

    • D. 

      100 Mbps

  • 4. 
    Which of the following are SOHO - class access points configuration options also found on wireless residential gateways?(Choose three)
    • A. 

      SSID

    • B. 

      MAC filters

    • C. 

      WEP

    • D. 

      Protocol filters

  • 5. 
    What infrared wireless standard works best within about 10 feet of range?
    • A. 

      Bluetooth

    • B. 

      802.11n

    • C. 

      WiFi

    • D. 

      WEP

  • 6. 
    What are most laptop monitors made of?
    • A. 

      Electrons

    • B. 

      Liquid crystals

    • C. 

      Photons

    • D. 

      Silica gel

  • 7. 
    What are the arrangements of the panels within an LCD monitor known as?
    • A. 

      Face

    • B. 

      Array

    • C. 

      Scan

    • D. 

      Matrix

  • 8. 
    How are isolated ground outlets identified?
    • A. 

      By shape

    • B. 

      By color

    • C. 

      By markings

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    When using compressed air cans to clean a system, how far should they be held from that system?
    • A. 

      2–3 inches

    • B. 

      1–2 inches

    • C. 

      0–1 inches

    • D. 

      More than 3 inches

  • 10. 
    What are the retaining clips for SIMM chips made of?
    • A. 

      Plastic

    • B. 

      Metal

    • C. 

      Silicon

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    While inspecting a motherboard, you notice a discolored area. What is usually a cause of this?
    • A. 

      Spilled liquid

    • B. 

      Improper manufacture

    • C. 

      Power surge (heat)

    • D. 

      Overclocking

  • 12. 
    What does the red stripe on a ribbon cable indicate?
    • A. 

      Pin 16

    • B. 

      Pin 1

    • C. 

      The manufacturer’s trademark

    • D. 

      Parity

  • 13. 
    What type of connectors do IDE drives use to connect to the power supply?
    • A. 

      Molex

    • B. 

      Snapon

    • C. 

      8Wire

    • D. 

      RJ11

  • 14. 
    The mouse and keyboard on the system you are working on both have PS/2 connectors. Which one connects where?
    • A. 

      The mouse attaches to the port closest to the outside of the machine.

    • B. 

      The keyboard usually attaches to the port closest to the outside of the machine.

    • C. 

      The order varies by manufacturer.

    • D. 

      The order varies by motherboard

  • 15. 
    What is the minimum amount of RAM required by Windows 2000 Professional?
    • A. 

      256MB

    • B. 

      128MB

    • C. 

      96MB

    • D. 

      64MB

  • 16. 
    Which of these hard drives types would have the greatest performance?
    • A. 

      ATA-1

    • B. 

      ATA-3

    • C. 

      ATA-4

    • D. 

      ATA-6

  • 17. 
    What type of cable does UltraATA/100 require?
    • A. 

      80-wire ribbon cable

    • B. 

      40-wire ribbon cable

    • C. 

      20-wire ribbon cable

    • D. 

      10-wire ribbon cable

  • 18. 
    When does the BIOS need to be upgraded?
    • A. 

      When a new version is released

    • B. 

      When it no longer supports all the devices

    • C. 

      When the warranty on the old one expires

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    What is the speed of a PCI bus?
    • A. 

      133MHz

    • B. 

      66MHz

    • C. 

      33MHz

    • D. 

      8MHz

  • 20. 
    What is the I/O address associated with the primary IDE drive?
    • A. 

      02F8–02FF

    • B. 

      0378–037F

    • C. 

      0378–037F

    • D. 

      01F0–01F7

  • 21. 
    In Device Manager, how do resource conflicts appear?
    • A. 

      Accompanied by a blue question mark

    • B. 

      Accompanied by a red stop sign

    • C. 

      Accompanied by a yellow exclamation point

    • D. 

      Accompanied by a black arrow

  • 22. 
    Running WINMSD at the Run command starts which utility?
    • A. 

      Device Manager

    • B. 

      System Information

    • C. 

      MSCONFIG

    • D. 

      Task Manager

  • 23. 
    What will the command COPY *.* A:\ do?
    • A. 

      Copy all files in the current directory to the A: drive

    • B. 

      Copy all files in the A: drive to the current directory

    • C. 

      Copy all files with the archive bit on to the current directory

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    What will the command DIR ????.* do?
    • A. 

      List all files whose names are exactly four letters long and do not have an extension

    • B. 

      List all files whose names are exactly four letters long, with any extension

    • C. 

      List all hidden files whose names are exactly four letters long

    • D. 

      List all files

  • 25. 
    Which switch can be used with the EDIT utility to display the maximum number of lines possible for your hardware?
    • A. 

      /F

    • B. 

      /S

    • C. 

      /A

    • D. 

      /H

  • 26. 
    Most problems are overlooked because of what?
    • A. 

      The Problem was so simple that they are overlooked

    • B. 

      It is inside the case

    • C. 

      The User has given incorrect information

    • D. 

      The Problem was to complex

  • 27. 
    With Windows 2000, what is the range of printer priorities that can be assigned?
    • A. 

      0–100

    • B. 

      1–100

    • C. 

      0–99

    • D. 

      1–99

  • 28. 
    Which EAL level is the benchmark for commercial systems?
    • A. 

      EAL 4

    • B. 

      EAL 3

    • C. 

      EAL 2

    • D. 

      EAL 1

  • 29. 
    Which of the following is the major tool for reviewing logs in Windows 2000 and Windows XP?
    • A. 

      PSEF

    • B. 

      System Monitor

    • C. 

      Performance Monitor

    • D. 

      Event Viewer

  • 30. 
    In Microsoft operating systems, what is Internet Connection Firewall now known as?
    • A. 

      Home Firewall

    • B. 

      Windows Firewall

    • C. 

      Security Agent

    • D. 

      Security Central

  • 31. 
    You want to add additional logging to your Unix system for certain TCP protocols. What should you add?
    • A. 

      DMESG

    • B. 

      TCP wrappers

    • C. 

      NETSTAT

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 32. 
    Roughly how much time spent communicating should be devoted to listening?
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      25%

    • C. 

      40%

    • D. 

      50%

  • 33. 
    Which of the following are good ways to show you are listening to someone who is explaining a problem?
    • A. 

      Nodding

    • B. 

      Repeating what they are saying

    • C. 

      Asking questions

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 34. 
    Which of the following is a company that provides direct access to the Internet for home and business computer users?
    • A. 

      ASP

    • B. 

      ISP

    • C. 

      DNS

    • D. 

      DNP

  • 35. 
    How many pins are on TYPE III mini PCI card
    • A. 

      124

    • B. 

      112

    • C. 

      102

    • D. 

      92

    • E. 

      19

  • 36. 
    What is the windows 2000 processors mode in which program have extensive access to system information and hardware?
    • A. 

      User Mode

    • B. 

      Real Mode

    • C. 

      Kernel Mode

    • D. 

      Enhance Mode

  • 37. 
    The Directory database on a domain controller that contains users accounts, group accounts, and computer accounts is called the?
    • A. 

      Domain Database

    • B. 

      SAM Database

    • C. 

      Security Database

    • D. 

      Account Database

  • 38. 
    What utility can you use in Windows NT/2000/XP to change an HPFS partition to an NTFS partition?
    • A. 

      Convert.exe

    • B. 

      Cvt.exe

    • C. 

      Drvcvt.exe

    • D. 

      Convert32.exe

    • E. 

      Convert16.exe

  • 39. 
    What partition is the Windows NT/2000/XP operating system stored?
    • A. 

      System Partition

    • B. 

      Windows Partition

    • C. 

      Active Partition

    • D. 

      Boot Partition

  • 40. 
    What is the name of the program on the windows 2000 cd used to make a boot disk?
    • A. 

      Bootdisk.exe

    • B. 

      2kbootdsk.exe

    • C. 

      Makeboot.exe

    • D. 

      Win2kbtdsk.exe

  • 41. 
    What is the Microsoft term for a logical group of computers and users that share resources, where administration, resources, and security on a workstation are controlled by that workstation?
    • A. 

      Workgroup

    • B. 

      Peer-to-Peer

    • C. 

      Domain

    • D. 

      Client/Server

  • 42. 
    Where is the Windows NT/2000/XP operating System boot record stored?
    • A. 

      Boot Partition

    • B. 

      System Partition

    • C. 

      Startup Partition

    • D. 

      Extended Partition

  • 43. 
    What is the Speed and Frequency of IEEE 802.11
    • A. 

      Data Speed(Up to 2 Mbps), Frequency(2.4 GHz)

    • B. 

      Data Speed(Up to 54 Mbps), Frequency(5 GHz)

    • C. 

      Data Speed(Up to 11 Mbps), Frequency(2.4 GHz)

    • D. 

      Data Speed(Up to 54 Mbps), Frequency(2.4 GHz)

    • E. 

      Data Speed(Up to 75 Mbps), Frequency(2.4 GHz)

  • 44. 
    What is the Speed and Frequency of IEEE 802.11a Wi-Fi
    • A. 

      Data Speed(Up to 75 Mbps), Frequency(2.4 GHz)

    • B. 

      Data Speed(Up to 54 Mbps), Frequency(5 GHz)

    • C. 

      Data Speed(Up to 2 Mbps), Frequency(2.4 GHz)

    • D. 

      Data Speed(Up to 11 Mbps), Frequency(2.4 GHz)

    • E. 

      Data Speed(Up to 54 Mbps), Frequency(2.4 GHz)

  • 45. 
    What is the Speed and Frequency of IEEE 802.11b Wi-Fi
    • A. 

      Data Speed(Up to 75 Mbps), Frequency(2.4 GHz)

    • B. 

      Data Speed(Up to 54 Mbps), Frequency(2.4 GHz)

    • C. 

      Data Speed(Up to 11 Mbps), Frequency(2.4 GHz)

    • D. 

      Data Speed(Up to 54 Mbps), Frequency(5 GHz)

    • E. 

      Data Speed(Up to 2 Mbps), Frequency(2.4 GHz)

  • 46. 
    What is the Speed and Frequency of IEEE 802.11g Wi-Fi
    • A. 

      Data Speed(Up to 2 Mbps), Frequency(2.4 GHz)

    • B. 

      Data Speed(Up to 54 Mbps), Frequency(5 GHz)

    • C. 

      Data Speed(Up to 11 Mbps), Frequency(2.4 GHz)

    • D. 

      Data Speed(Up to 54 Mbps), Frequency(2.4 GHz)

    • E. 

      Data Speed(Up to 75 Mbps), Frequency(2.4 GHz)

  • 47. 
    What is the Speed and Frequency of Bluetooth?
    • A. 

      Data Speed(Up to 75 Mbps), Frequency(2.4 GHz)

    • B. 

      Data Speed(Up to 54 Mbps), Frequency(2.4 GHz)

    • C. 

      Data Speed(Up to 11 Mbps), Frequency(2.4 GHz)

    • D. 

      Data Speed(Up to 54 Mbps), Frequency(5 GHz)

    • E. 

      Data Speed(Up to 2 Mbps), Frequency(2.45 GHz)