CompTIA A+ 220-801practice Exam

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  • 1. 
    How can you reduce the chance of ESD?
    • A. 

      Use an antistatic wrist strap

    • B. 

      Raise the temperature in the room

    • C. 

      Touch an unpainted portion of the computer case

    • D. 

      Lower the humidity

    • E. 

      Plug the computer into an AC outlet

  • 2. 
    Which of the following disperses heat but requires no moving parts?
    • A. 

      Heat sink

    • B. 

      CPU fan

    • C. 

      Case fan

    • D. 

      Liquid cooling system

  • 3. 
    Why should VoIP not be used with satellite Internet?
    • A. 

      Bandwidth limitations

    • B. 

      Difficult to install

    • C. 

      Latency

    • D. 

      Cost

  • 4. 
    A customer wants to control several computers with a single set of input devices. What solution should you provide for them?
    • A. 

      Barcode reader

    • B. 

      Smartcard reader

    • C. 

      Ethernet switch

    • D. 

      KVM

  • 5. 
    Which of the following would best be used for high-end graphics cards?
    • A. 

      PCIe

    • B. 

      PCI

    • C. 

      AGP

    • D. 

      ISA

  • 6. 
    Which of the following materials should a computer never be placed on?
    • A. 

      Wood

    • B. 

      Carpet

    • C. 

      Plastic

    • D. 

      Tile

  • 7. 
    Of the following default ports, which one is used by the TELNET protocols?
    • A. 

      23

    • B. 

      25

    • C. 

      80

    • D. 

      110

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is the latest type of memory for a computer?
    • A. 

      RAMBUS

    • B. 

      DRAM

    • C. 

      DDR

    • D. 

      SDRAM

  • 9. 
    Which of the following can be potential sources of EMI?
    • A. 

      Flat-panel televisions

    • B. 

      AC power lines

    • C. 

      Cordless phones

    • D. 

      Electric motors

    • E. 

      Faraday cage

  • 10. 
    Which type of cable needs to be fire resistant?
    • A. 

      STP

    • B. 

      Coaxial

    • C. 

      Plenum

    • D. 

      UTP

  • 11. 
    Which wireless standard has the shortest indoor range?
    • A. 

      802.11a

    • B. 

      802.11b

    • C. 

      802.11g

    • D. 

      801.11n

  • 12. 
    Which of the following types of storage media can hold the most data?
    • A. 

      Blu-ray

    • B. 

      DLT

    • C. 

      DVD-ROM

    • D. 

      SD card

  • 13. 
    Which type of Internet connection provides typical downstream networking speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps utilizing phone lines?
    • A. 

      ADSL

    • B. 

      VPN

    • C. 

      Bluetooth

    • D. 

      802.3u

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is a common power rating for a desktop PC that runs office applications?
    • A. 

      12 volts

    • B. 

      400 watts

    • C. 

      120 volts

    • D. 

      900 watts

  • 15. 
    You have a PCIe card that you need ti install. The card's documentation says that is requires a x4 slot. The computer you are installing to has only x1 and x16 slots. What should you do?
    • A. 

      Install the card to the x1 slot and get normal performance

    • B. 

      Install the card to the x16 slot and get four times the performance

    • C. 

      Install the card to the x1 slot and get half the performance

    • D. 

      Install the card to the x16 slot and get normal performance

  • 16. 
    Your boss asks you to replace his laptop's 500 GB hard drive with a new 640 GB hard drive. What interface would you most likely use?
    • A. 

      PATA

    • B. 

      SATA

    • C. 

      IDE

    • D. 

      SCSI

  • 17. 
    Which type of printer requires special paper to operate?
    • A. 

      Laser

    • B. 

      Impact

    • C. 

      Thermal

    • D. 

      Inkjet

  • 18. 
    What is the recommended maximum cable length for USB 2.0?
    • A. 

      15 meters

    • B. 

      10 meters

    • C. 

      7 meters

    • D. 

      5 meters

  • 19. 
    What should be used when installing or upgrading a CPU to ensure that heat will be dissipated efficiently through the heat sink.
    • A. 

      Thermal compound

    • B. 

      Power supply

    • C. 

      Case fan

    • D. 

      Fire extinguisher

  • 20. 
    How should you attempt to demonstrate professionalism when dealing with a customer?
    • A. 

      Avoid distractions

    • B. 

      Retain a chain of custody

    • C. 

      Avoid being judgmental

    • D. 

      Leave documentation to the customer

    • E. 

      Meet expectations that the customer sets for you

  • 21. 
    What type of card would you use to record off-air television programs?
    • A. 

      Wireless card

    • B. 

      Video capture card

    • C. 

      POST card

    • D. 

      PCIe video card

  • 22. 
    What is the maximum data transfer rate of IEEE 1394a?
    • A. 

      400 Mbps

    • B. 

      480 Mbps

    • C. 

      800 Mbps

    • D. 

      1600 Mbps

  • 23. 
    Which of the following IP addresses is private?
    • A. 

      8.58.12.192

    • B. 

      173.169.254.1

    • C. 

      192.168.58.11

    • D. 

      11.23.185.57

  • 24. 
    Which type if memory module has 240 pins?
    • A. 

      SODIMM DD3

    • B. 

      DDR

    • C. 

      SODIMM DDR2

    • D. 

      DDR2

  • 25. 
    Which types of RAID stripes data across three or more disks along with parity?
    • A. 

      RAID 0

    • B. 

      RAID 1

    • C. 

      RAID 5

    • D. 

      RAID 10

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