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  • 1. 

    Which THREE of the following constitute a basic computer system?

    • A.

      USB printer

    • B.

      Monitor

    • C.

      Cpu

    • D.

      Firewire hard drive

    • E.

      Slots

    • F.

      Keyboard and mouse or trackpad

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. USB printer
    D. Firewire hard drive
    F. Keyboard and mouse or trackpad
    Explanation
    A basic computer system consists of a CPU, monitor, and keyboard and mouse or trackpad. These components are essential for the functioning of a computer. The USB printer and firewire hard drive are peripheral devices that can be connected to a computer system but are not considered basic components. Slots, on the other hand, refer to expansion slots on the motherboard and are not standalone components of a basic computer system.

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  • 2. 

    When any Mac goes into sleep mode the first thing that happens is

    • A.

      The backlit keyboard loses illumination ATA

    • B.

      The microprocessor goes into a low-power mode

    • C.

      The hard drive spins down

    Correct Answer
    B. The microprocessor goes into a low-power mode
    Explanation
    When a Mac goes into sleep mode, the microprocessor goes into a low-power mode. This means that the processor reduces its power consumption and enters a state of minimal activity to conserve energy. By doing so, the Mac can still maintain essential functions, such as monitoring for wake-up events, while consuming significantly less power than when it is fully active. This low-power mode helps to prolong the battery life and reduce energy consumption when the Mac is not in use.

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  • 3. 

    Once the hard drive has gone through the startup process and is running, you can open a window instantly using:

    • A.

      Cache memory

    • B.

      Ram memory

    • C.

      Rom memory

    Correct Answer
    A. Cache memory
    Explanation
    Cache memory is a type of high-speed memory that is located closer to the CPU than the main RAM memory. It stores frequently accessed data and instructions, allowing for faster access and retrieval. In the context of the given question, cache memory can be used to open a window instantly because it holds recently used data and instructions, reducing the need to fetch them from slower memory sources like RAM or ROM. This enables quicker access to the necessary resources, resulting in faster window opening times.

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  • 4. 

    How can customers obtain software from Apple?

    Correct Answer
    bundled or standalone
    standalone or bundled
    stand alone bundled
    stand alone or bundled
    Explanation
    Customers can obtain software from Apple either bundled with other products or as standalone purchases. This means that they have the option to purchase software individually or as part of a package deal.

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  • 5. 

    How does apple release new versions of software?

    • A.

      Reference

    • B.

      Upgrade

    • C.

      Update

    • D.

      Install

    • E.

      Preinstall

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Reference
    B. Upgrade
    C. Update
    Explanation
    Apple releases new versions of software by referencing the previous version, upgrading it with new features and improvements, and updating it to fix any bugs or issues. This process involves installing the new version of the software, either by downloading it from the internet or through the App Store. The new version may also come preinstalled on new Apple devices.

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  • 6. 

    What stores the instructions for initiating the boot sequencing?

    Correct Answer(s)
    ROM
    Explanation
    ROM stands for Read-Only Memory. It is a type of computer memory that stores instructions or data that cannot be modified or erased by normal computer operations. In the context of boot sequencing, ROM stores the initial set of instructions that are executed when a computer is powered on. These instructions are responsible for initiating the boot process, which includes loading the operating system and other essential components into the computer's memory. Therefore, ROM is the correct answer as it stores the instructions for initiating the boot sequencing.

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  • 7. 

    Fill in the blanks: FireWire _____________ is faster than USB at transferring digital data

    Correct Answer(s)
    800
    Explanation
    FireWire 800 is faster than USB at transferring digital data. This is because FireWire 800 has a higher data transfer rate compared to USB. FireWire 800 can transfer data at a speed of up to 800 Mbps, while USB typically has a maximum data transfer rate of 480 Mbps. Therefore, FireWire 800 is able to transfer digital data more quickly and efficiently than USB.

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  • 8. 

    What is missing: Cheetah, Puma, Jaguar Tiger, Leopard- and Snow Leopard

    Correct Answer(s)
    Panther
    Explanation
    The term "panther" is used to refer to a large wild cat that belongs to the Felidae family. It is not a distinct species itself, but rather a term that can be applied to various species of big cats, including the leopard, jaguar, and snow leopard. In this case, the term "panther" is used to encompass all the big cats mentioned in the list, including the cheetah, puma, tiger, and leopard. Therefore, the correct answer is "panther" because it is the missing term that encompasses all the mentioned big cats.

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  • 9. 

    You are replacing a customer’s drive. Which of the following requires a parallel ATA replacement?

    • A.

      PowerMac G5

    • B.

      Macpro

    • C.

      Powermac G4

    Correct Answer
    C. Powermac G4
    Explanation
    The Powermac G4 requires a parallel ATA replacement because it is an older model that uses this type of interface for connecting drives. The Macpro and PowerMac G5, on the other hand, are newer models that use different types of interfaces, such as SATA, for connecting drives.

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  • 10. 

    What might be the consequences of trying to use Full Duplex communication in a shared Ethernet Segment? Don't use punctuation. Just words.

    Correct Answer
    Data collision slowdown
    Explanation
    Using full duplex communication in a shared Ethernet segment can result in data collision slowdown. This means that when multiple devices attempt to transmit data simultaneously, collisions occur, leading to a decrease in the overall data transmission speed. Full duplex communication allows for simultaneous data transmission and reception, but in a shared Ethernet segment, where multiple devices share the same communication medium, collisions are more likely to happen. These collisions require retransmissions, causing a slowdown in the data transmission process.

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  • 11. 

    Most Apple products provide either FireWire 400. or both FireWire 400 ( ____ Megabits per second, 4 and __ pin connectors) and FireWire 800 (800 Megabits per second, __ pin connector). FireWire 800 is____________compatible and allows the connection of a FireWire 400_____________.

    Correct Answer
    400 6 9 backwards peripheral
    Explanation
    Most Apple products provide either FireWire 400 or both FireWire 400 (400 Megabits per second, 6 and 9 pin connectors) and FireWire 800 (800 Megabits per second, 9 pin connector). FireWire 800 is backwards compatible and allows the connection of a FireWire 400 peripheral.

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  • 12. 

    Target Disk mode has two primary uses:

    • A.

      High speed data transfer

    • B.

      Disk cloning

    • C.

      Diagnosis of bad HDD

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. High speed data transfer
    C. Diagnosis of bad HDD
    Explanation
    Target Disk mode allows a Mac computer to be used as an external hard drive, enabling high-speed data transfer between two Macs. It is commonly used when migrating data from an old Mac to a new one or for troubleshooting purposes. Additionally, Target Disk mode can be used to diagnose a faulty hard drive by connecting it to a working Mac and running diagnostic tools.

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  • 13. 

    Optical digital audio in and out ports are known as:

    • A.

      Torline ports

    • B.

      Toslink ports

    • C.

      Trolink ports

    Correct Answer
    B. Toslink ports
    Explanation
    Optical digital audio ports are commonly referred to as Toslink ports. These ports use a specific type of fiber optic cable called Toslink to transmit digital audio signals. The name "Toslink" is derived from "Toshiba Link," as it was originally developed by Toshiba. These ports are widely used in audio equipment such as TVs, soundbars, and home theater systems to connect devices and achieve high-quality digital audio transmission.

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  • 14. 

    Some peripherals work with the slower USB data-transfer rate of 12 Mbit/s. These include:

    • A.

      Scanner

    • B.

      Flashcard reader

    • C.

      Dvd drive

    • D.

      Digital Cameras

    • E.

      CDrom

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Scanner
    B. Flashcard reader
    C. Dvd drive
    D. Digital Cameras
    E. CDrom
    Explanation
    The peripherals listed in the answer, including the scanner, flashcard reader, DVD drive, digital cameras, and CD-ROM, are all examples of devices that can work with the slower USB data-transfer rate of 12 Mbit/s. These devices do not require a high-speed data transfer and can function effectively with the slower USB speed.

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  • 15. 

    Which is true?

    • A.

      USB devices use two types of plugs, Type A and Type B. The Type A plug is dome-shaped and connects to the host computer or a downstream hub. The Type B plug, which is flat, connects upstream to the USB device.

    • B.

      USB devices use two types of plugs, Type A and Type B. The Type A plug is flat and connects to the host computer or an upstream hub. The Type B plug, which is somewhat house-shaped, connects downstream to the USB device.

    Correct Answer
    B. USB devices use two types of plugs, Type A and Type B. The Type A plug is flat and connects to the host computer or an upstream hub. The Type B plug, which is somewhat house-shaped, connects downstream to the USB device.
  • 16. 

    The _____ allows you to set up multiple monitors.

    Correct Answer
    Display System Preference
    Explanation
    The Display System Preference allows you to set up multiple monitors. This preference setting provides options and controls for configuring and managing the display settings on a computer. By accessing the Display System Preference, users can adjust the resolution, arrangement, and other display settings to enable the use of multiple monitors simultaneously. This feature is commonly used by individuals who require a larger workspace or need to extend their desktop across multiple screens for increased productivity.

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  • 17. 

    The display system preference lets you set up multiple monitors in two ways. ____ and ____

    Correct Answer
    Extended desktop video mirroring
    Explanation
    The display system preference allows users to set up multiple monitors in two ways: extended desktop and video mirroring. Extended desktop mode allows users to extend their desktop across multiple monitors, providing more screen space for multitasking or working on different projects simultaneously. Video mirroring, on the other hand, duplicates the content of the main display onto the secondary monitor, making it useful for presentations or sharing the screen with others.

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  • 18. 

    ______________offers low power consumption but has a reduced range when compared to AirPort/AirPort Extreme.

    Correct Answer
    Bluetooth
    Explanation
    Bluetooth offers low power consumption but has a reduced range when compared to AirPort/AirPort Extreme. Bluetooth technology is designed for short-range wireless communication, typically up to 100 meters. It is commonly used for connecting devices such as smartphones, headphones, and speakers to each other. In contrast, AirPort/AirPort Extreme refers to Apple's Wi-Fi routers that provide a wider range of coverage for wireless internet connectivity. While Bluetooth is energy-efficient, its range is limited, making it suitable for close proximity connections rather than long-distance networking.

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  • 19. 

    Name two Macs on which you can reset the PMU without opening the system and one that requires opening the system.

    Correct Answer
    mac mini ibook
    Explanation
    The correct answer is mac mini and ibook. The mac mini and ibook are two Macs on which you can reset the PMU without opening the system. On these models, you can reset the PMU by following specific instructions or using keyboard shortcuts. However, the question also asks for one Mac that requires opening the system to reset the PMU, which is not provided in the given answer.

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  • 20. 

    ALS(_____________________) governs the illumination of the backlit keyboard and the brightness of the screen.

    Correct Answer
    Ambient Light Sensor
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Ambient Light Sensor." An Ambient Light Sensor (ALS) is a device that detects the amount of light in the surrounding environment. In the context of the given question, the ALS governs the illumination of the backlit keyboard and the brightness of the screen. It automatically adjusts these settings based on the ambient light levels, providing optimal visibility and comfort to the user.

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  • 21. 

    Which type of compression removes some non-redundant content from the original, which results in reduced quality of the compressed file?

    • A.

      Lossy

    • B.

      Lossless

    Correct Answer
    A. Lossy
    Explanation
    Lossy compression is a type of compression that removes some non-redundant content from the original file, resulting in a reduced quality of the compressed file. This means that some data is permanently lost during the compression process, which cannot be recovered when the file is decompressed. Lossy compression is commonly used for multimedia files such as images, audio, and video, where a certain amount of quality loss is acceptable in exchange for a smaller file size.

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  • 22. 

    Apple-developed CUPS (___________________) is a cross-platform, portable printing software layer for UNIX-based operating systems.

    Correct Answer
    Common Unix Printing System
    Explanation
    CUPS stands for Common Unix Printing System and it is an Apple-developed cross-platform, portable printing software layer for UNIX-based operating systems. It provides a set of tools and services for managing print jobs and printers, allowing users to easily print documents from their UNIX-based operating systems. CUPS is widely used and supported, making it a popular choice for printing in UNIX environments.

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  • 23. 

    Open Firmware Access - You can start up into Open Firmware by holding down:

    • A.

      Command-Option-f-4

    • B.

      Command-Option-o-f

    • C.

      Command-Option

    Correct Answer
    B. Command-Option-o-f
    Explanation
    To start up into Open Firmware, you need to hold down the Command, Option, and "f" keys simultaneously. The correct answer, Command-Option-o-f, is incorrect as it does not include the "f" key.

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  • 24. 

    The counterpart to Open Firmware for Intel Macs is:

    • A.

      MFI

    • B.

      EFI

    • C.

      EFO

    Correct Answer
    B. EFI
    Explanation
    EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) is the correct answer because it is the counterpart to Open Firmware for Intel Macs. EFI is a firmware interface that provides the necessary instructions and protocols for the hardware and software to communicate during the boot process. It replaces the older BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) and is used on modern Intel-based Macs. MFI and EFO are incorrect options as they do not serve as counterparts to Open Firmware for Intel Macs.

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  • 25. 

    With the introduction of the Mac mini model with an optional DVD+/-RW/CD-RW SuperDrive, Apple now supports ___________________discs of both + and - types.

    Correct Answer
    dvd
    Explanation
    With the introduction of the Mac mini model with an optional DVD+/-RW/CD-RW SuperDrive, Apple now supports DVD discs of both + and - types. This means that users can now use both DVD+R and DVD-R discs on their Mac mini with the SuperDrive. This provides flexibility and compatibility for users who may have discs of either type, allowing them to easily burn and read DVDs on their Mac mini.

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  • 26. 

    The Sudden Motion Sensor does not prevent _________________ failures.

    Correct Answer
    Hard drive
    hdd
    Explanation
    The Sudden Motion Sensor is a feature found in some laptops that detects sudden movement and quickly parks the hard drive's heads to prevent damage. However, it does not prevent hard drive failures caused by other factors such as mechanical issues, manufacturing defects, or software errors. Therefore, the Sudden Motion Sensor does not provide complete protection against all types of hard drive failures.

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  • 27. 

    Which runs natively on either PowerPC or Intel-based Macs?

    • A.

      Universal Binary

    • B.

      Binary Translation

    • C.

      Binary Application

    Correct Answer
    A. Universal Binary
    Explanation
    A Universal Binary is a type of software program that is designed to run natively on both PowerPC and Intel-based Macs. This means that the program is compatible with both types of processors, allowing it to be run on any Mac computer regardless of its architecture. This is achieved by including code for both processor types within the program, so that it can be executed efficiently on either platform. Therefore, a Universal Binary is the correct answer as it is specifically designed to work on both PowerPC and Intel-based Macs.

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