CompTIA A+ 220-701 Essentials Practice Test....(Part 2)

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following will BEST ensure data is removed before recycling a PC?
    • A. 

      Remove the memory and destroy it.

    • B. 

      Reformat the hard drive to a clean state using the format command.

    • C. 

      Remove the hard drive and destroy it.

    • D. 

      Run a large magnet over the top of the hard drive several times.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following would be the MOST secure password?
    • A. 

      SR1234ct

    • B. 

      CompTIA558475

    • C. 

      Rw2%HN

    • D. 

      Ct23&P#h~

  • 3. 
    A technician is examining a laptop that is booting up but not showing the laptop display. When the technician plugs in an external monitor the display shows on the monitor but still not on the laptop display. Which of the following should the technician do FIRST to resolve this issue?
    • A. 

      Replace the video card inside the laptop.

    • B. 

      Replace the LCD inverter.

    • C. 

      Make sure the laptop display is enabled.

    • D. 

      Make sure the OS has the latest video drivers installed

  • 4. 
    Which of the following I/O ports has the SLOWEST transfer rate?
    • A. 

      S/PDIF

    • B. 

      USB 1.1

    • C. 

      IEEE 1394

    • D. 

      USB 2.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following technologies can support the longest cable length between devices?
    • A. 

      IEEE 1394

    • B. 

      USB 1.1/2.0

    • C. 

      SATA

    • D. 

      Serial

  • 6. 
    Which of the following memory modules has the HIGHEST transfer rate?
    • A. 

      PC2100

    • B. 

      DDR333

    • C. 

      DDR400

    • D. 

      PC2700

  • 7. 
    Which of the following would be the maximum transfer rate between a 10/100 NIC and a 10/100/1000 NIC?
    • A. 

      100Mb/s

    • B. 

      1000Mb/s

    • C. 

      10000Mb/s

    • D. 

      1Gb/s

  • 8. 
    A technician can find the Administrative Tools folder in which of the following locations after the initial installation of Windows XP?
    • A. 

      Program Files

    • B. 

      Control Panel

    • C. 

      Start Menu

    • D. 

      My Computer

  • 9. 
    Which of the following advantages does a 64-bit processor have over a 32-bit processor?
    • A. 

      Provides access to larger hard drive partitions

    • B. 

      Provides use of more powerful video graphics accelerators.

    • C. 

      Provides addressing of memory beyond 4GB.

    • D. 

      Provides use ofPCIe X16 expansion slots.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following should be done after installing a touch screen monitor to ensure that the display functions optimally?
    • A. 

      Set the refresh rate to the lowest the monitor can display.

    • B. 

      Calibrate the monitor.

    • C. 

      Degauss the monitor.

    • D. 

      Set the resolution to the highest the monitor can display.

  • 11. 
    Which of the following BEST describes virtual memory?
    • A. 

      Flash memory used to hold temporary files before deletion.

    • B. 

      Data written to a disk located in a paging file that would not fit into the systems RAM.

    • C. 

      The maximum amount of memory a given system can potentially have.

    • D. 

      A portion of physical RAM that is mirrored to the hard drive for redundancy.

  • 12. 
    Wake on LAN describes the PCs ability to:
    • A. 

      Collect all packets that are sent to any device on the LAN.

    • B. 

      Send broadcast packets over the LAN to all computers simultaneously.

    • C. 

      Send packets to other network devices on the LAN instructing then to enter a low power state (e.g. Hibernate, Off).

    • D. 

      Resume from a low power state when it receives a network packet telling it to do so.

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is a characteristic of solid state drives?
    • A. 

      Built-in encryption standards

    • B. 

      Larger capacity than traditional magnetic drives

    • C. 

      Lack of drive heads and platters

    • D. 

      Higher data integrity

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is the FIRST step when troubleshooting an issue?
    • A. 

      Establish a theory of probable cause.

    • B. 

      Document findings, actions, and outcomes.

    • C. 

      Verify full system functionality.

    • D. 

      Identify the problem.

  • 15. 
    A user states that a program is missing from the computer and it had just been used yesterday. Which of the following questions should a technician ask to help determine what occurred?
    • A. 

      Was there a power outage since yesterday?

    • B. 

      Did you check the Recycle Bin to see if the shortcut was accidentally deleted?

    • C. 

      Are you sure you ran a find on the system and the program is just not misfiled?

    • D. 

      Are you sure you were using that program?

  • 16. 
    A user states a computer will not completely boot; it just keeps rebooting. Which of the following questions might a technician ask to try and determine the cause? (Select TWO).
    • A. 

      Are you sure the power button is not stuck?

    • B. 

      Was any hardware installed since it last worked?

    • C. 

      Is the power cable on the monitor loose?

    • D. 

      Has the monitor been replaced recently?

    • E. 

      Were there any new software updates done?

  • 17. 
    Two users want to print to a USB printer connected locally. Which of the following is the quickest way to accomplish this?
    • A. 

      Purchase an external Ethernet print card.

    • B. 

      Share out the printer from the attached computer.

    • C. 

      Move the computer and attach to the printer.

    • D. 

      Set up a local print queue.

  • 18. 
    A technician wants to install a RAID array that has two hard drives and the best performance. Which of the following RAID levels should be implemented?
    • A. 

      RAID 0

    • B. 

      RAID 1

    • C. 

      RAID 4

    • D. 

      RAID 6

  • 19. 
    When a technician receives a call for assistance from a customer, which of the following should the technician do FIRST?
    • A. 

      Identify the hardware make, model, and serial number.

    • B. 

      Elevate the call to a higher level of support.

    • C. 

      Assign an appropriate priority for the issue.

    • D. 

      Identify the user and associated problem.

  • 20. 
    A technician uses a call logging process in order to: (Select TWO).
    • A. 

      Select the appropriate priority level for the issue.

    • B. 

      Track the process of the incident.

    • C. 

      Identify common issues among multiple users.

    • D. 

      Help maintain a balanced workload for the help desk technicians.

    • E. 

      Compose a record which allows user authentication.

  • 21. 
    Which of the following definitions below BEST describes System Restore?
    • A. 

      Allows the operating system to be backed up with immunity to virus activity

    • B. 

      Allows the operating system to assigns dates so that user data files are backed up

    • C. 

      Allows the operating system to be rolled back to a previous point in time

    • D. 

      Allows all data on the hard drive to be rolled back to a previous point in time

  • 22. 
    A user reports that a computer is running very slow and also states that the machine has been rebooted several times with the same result. The hard drive light is constantly on. Which of the following can be performed on the hard drive to improve performance? (Select TWO).
    • A. 

      Use the defragment utility.

    • B. 

      Use the drive compression utility.

    • C. 

      Use the checkdisk utility.

    • D. 

      Empty the recycle bin and deleted email items.

    • E. 

      Use restore point to roll back the computer to a previous date.

  • 23. 
    Which of the following media types has the largest capacity?
    • A. 

      DVD.RW+

    • B. 

      DVD.RW

    • C. 

      Blu-Ray

    • D. 

      Dual-sided DVD

  • 24. 
    Which of the following are benefits from an active cooling system? (Select TWO).
    • A. 

      Increase system security

    • B. 

      Utilize less memory

    • C. 

      Increased performance

    • D. 

      Increased network speed

    • E. 

      Longer chip life

  • 25. 
    Which of the following display connections are the MOST commonly used to connect an LCD monitor to a desktop? (Select TWO)
    • A. 

      USB

    • B. 

      DVI

    • C. 

      CGA

    • D. 

      VGA

    • E. 

      S-Video

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