CompTIA A+ 220-702 Practical Application Topic 3 Vol.C

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following should be used to connect a small office of ten computers together and provide the computers access through a common Internet connection?
    • A. 

      Wireless access point

    • B. 

      Router and Ethernet switch

    • C. 

      Gigabit Ethernet switch and an intrusion prevention device

    • D. 

      Firewall with an integrated 4 port switch

  • 2. 
    A technician has just replaced the motherboard in a desktop computer. The user of the computer reports that their system now reboots periodically. Which of the following can the technician do to correct the rebooting problem?
    • A. 

      Update the motherboards firmware

    • B. 

      Add more RAM

    • C. 

      Upgrade the power supply

    • D. 

      Change the voltage jumpers on the motherboard

  • 3. 
    The purpose of a proxy exception rule is to configure the browser to:
    • A. 

      Force an anonymous window for traffic to certain URLs.

    • B. 

      Bypass the proxy server for certain URLs.

    • C. 

      Route certain URLs to the proxy server.

    • D. 

      Force a new secure window for traffic to certain URLs.

  • 4. 
    A technician is troubleshooting a users problem; important Windows services are not starting. In which of the following locations should the technician check to investigate when these services started or stopped?
    • A. 

      Com+.log

    • B. 

      System Log

    • C. 

      Security Log

    • D. 

      Application Log

  • 5. 
    Which of the following may cause the cursor of an optical mouse to erratically jump around the screen? (Select TWO).
    • A. 

      A conflict with the keyboard

    • B. 

      An IRQ conflict is present

    • C. 

      A non-reflective or uneven surface

    • D. 

      An incorrect mouse device driver

    • E. 

      The mouse trackball needs to be cleaned

  • 6. 
    A user reports that each time the computer is rebooted, the time on the taskbar resets. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause of the problem?
    • A. 

      The BIOS is not properly configured.

    • B. 

      The CMOS battery is faulty.

    • C. 

      The computer has lost connection to the time server.

    • D. 

      The clock needs to be reset for the appropriate time zone.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following would resolve a problem in which external speakers connected to a sound card are not playing audio?
    • A. 

      Enable the integrated COM port in the BIOS.

    • B. 

      Move the cable to the headphone jack on the CD-ROM drive and adjust the volume.

    • C. 

      Move the cable to another jack on the sound card.

    • D. 

      Change the LPT port from ECP mode to bi-direction in the BIOS.

  • 8. 
    A user states that there are two lines running down the middle of all printed pages on the laser printer. Which of the following could be the cause of the lines?
    • A. 

      The drum is dirty

    • B. 

      The driver is corrupt

    • C. 

      The printer is out of memory

    • D. 

      The toner is out

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is the built-in security feature of Windows Vista?
    • A. 

      HCL

    • B. 

      NTP

    • C. 

      UAC

    • D. 

      ECP

  • 10. 
    An alternative to plain old telephone service (POTS) would be:
    • A. 

      X.25.

    • B. 

      Asynchronous transfer mode (ATM).

    • C. 

      VoIP.

    • D. 

      Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN).

  • 11. 
    Windows BitLocker can be used with which of the following? (Select TWO).
    • A. 

      USB flash drive

    • B. 

      Trusted platform module

    • C. 

      Compact Disc

    • D. 

      SSID

    • E. 

      PCMCIA card

  • 12. 
    A technician has just installed a second SATA HDD into a Windows XP desktop. The computer boots up successfully without any errors, but the technician cannot locate the additional HDD when clicking on My Computer. Which of the following is MOST likely the problem? (Select TWO).
    • A. 

      The HDD must be partitioned.

    • B. 

      The HDD must be assigned a drive letter.

    • C. 

      The HDD was formatted as FAT16.

    • D. 

      The HDD is incompatible with Windows XP.

    • E. 

      The HDD was formatted as FAT32.

  • 13. 
    An executives laptop screen has been damaged and will not power on. Which of the following is the FASTEST way to get the executive back online?
    • A. 

      Pull the hard drive and install it in a spare laptop of the same make and model.

    • B. 

      Replace the motherboard on the laptop.

    • C. 

      Build the executive a temporary laptop and attempt to repair the damaged one.

    • D. 

      Replace the backlight on the laptop.

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is a sign that a computer has been infected by a worm?
    • A. 

      Screensaver changed on its own

    • B. 

      Unauthorized outgoing emails being sent

    • C. 

      Desktop background changed on its own

    • D. 

      Left and right mouse buttons have been flipped

  • 15. 
    The user is running dual monitors on a Windows XP Professional computer. The second monitor failed to display after a system reboot. A technician verifies that the monitor is functioning properly. Which of the following would the technician do NEXT?
    • A. 

      Check the BIOS - ensure both video cards are enabled.

    • B. 

      Use Display Settings - ensure the screen resolution is set to 1024X768 on the second monitor.

    • C. 

      Use Display Settings - ensure both monitors are enabled.

    • D. 

      Use Device Manager - make sure both video cards are enabled.

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is the BEST way to ensure that only specified computers can access a wireless network?
    • A. 

      Enable MAC filtering

    • B. 

      Change the default password

    • C. 

      Disable SSID broadcast

    • D. 

      Change SSID from default

  • 17. 
    A user reports that a newly issued smartcard does not work in their laptop, but the technicians smartcard works without any issues. Which of the following would MOST likely resolve the issue?
    • A. 

      Upgrade the smartcard readers firmware.

    • B. 

      Reinstall the operating system.

    • C. 

      Perform a flash BIOS upgrade.

    • D. 

      Replace the smartcard reader.

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is an example of Automatic IP addressing in Windows XP?
    • A. 

      127.0.0.1

    • B. 

      169.254.254.0

    • C. 

      192.168.1.3

    • D. 

      255.255.0.0

  • 19. 
    A user states that the LCD display on their laptop has intermittent lines on the screen. The technician notices that when the display panel is moved, the line appears and then disappears. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause?
    • A. 

      The hinge on the display panel is damaged.

    • B. 

      The display cable is loose or damaged.

    • C. 

      The display panel is defective.

    • D. 

      The video controller on the system board is defective.

  • 20. 
    A technician replaced a processor, but when the computer is powered on, the POST issues a series of beeps. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause?
    • A. 

      The hard drive is not plugged in.

    • B. 

      The CPU is not properly seated.

    • C. 

      The mouse is not plugged in.

    • D. 

      The operating system is corrupt.

  • 21. 
    Which of the following components is MOST often removed in order to access laptop motherboards and internal components?
    • A. 

      PCMCIA card

    • B. 

      Keyboard

    • C. 

      Display

    • D. 

      Power button

  • 22. 
    A user is reporting that a PC will suddenly shut down without warning. The PC boots up with no problems, but after using the PC for a short time, the PC turns off. Which of the following components should the technician check? (Select TWO).
    • A. 

      CPU fan

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      Hard drive

    • D. 

      Power supply

    • E. 

      Video card

  • 23. 
    A technician is moving data from one laptop to another that has EFS installed. Which of the following would the technician need to perform FIRST?
    • A. 

      Disable networking

    • B. 

      Convert file format to FAT32

    • C. 

      Export the users certificate

    • D. 

      Give the user administrator privileges

  • 24. 
    A technician turns on a PC and before the computer boots up, the technician is prompted for a password. The technician does not know the password. Which of the following can the technician do to allow access to the PC? (Select TWO).
    • A. 

      Set the clear password jumper on the motherboard.

    • B. 

      Enter the BIOS setup and select the clear password setting.

    • C. 

      Remove the power cord from the power supply and then plug it back in.

    • D. 

      Power cycle the PC.

    • E. 

      Remove the CMOS battery for 15 minutes.

  • 25. 
    Which of the following will happen if a PCI express video card is used in a PCI slot?
    • A. 

      A PCI express video card used in a PCI slot will function normally.

    • B. 

      A PCI express video card used in a PCI slot will run with a firmware upgrade.

    • C. 

      A PCI express video card cannot be used in a PCI slot.

    • D. 

      A PCI express video card used in a PCI slot will run at a slower than rated speed.

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