CompTIA A+ Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Windows Vista and Windows 7 offer a security feature which limits privileges of software applications and access to administrative tasks. When a program makes a change that requires administrator-level permission or a user attempts to modify system settings that require administrative access, it triggers an on-screen prompt requiring an administrator password to proceed. This functionality is called:
    • A. 

      Trusted Platform Module (TPM)

    • B. 

      Windows Firewall

    • C. 

      User Account Control (UAC)

    • D. 

      Windows Defender real-time protection

  • 2. 
    Which of the following are the system memory requirements for Microsoft Windows 7?
    • A. 

      512 MB RAM

    • B. 

      1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

    • C. 

      768 MB RAM

    • D. 

      64 MB RAM

  • 3. 
    User Maria call you to complain that her system is “totally dead” today. It was working fine when she left the evening before. Which of the following should you do first?
    • A. 

      Test the power supply of the computer

    • B. 

      Replace the CMOS battery

    • C. 

      Re-seat the hard drive controller cable

    • D. 

      Check the wall outlet

  • 4. 
    Which of the following are true about Windows Aero? (Select 3)
    • A. 

      Is a set of user interface enhancements available in premium editions of Windows Vista and Windows 7

    • B. 

      Offers a live preview of an entire open window after hovering over a taskbar icon (taskbar preview of open windows)

    • C. 

      Was introduced in Windows XP

    • D. 

      Is a set of user interface enhancements available in all editions of Windows Vista and Windows 7

    • E. 

      Changes the way in which windows are displayed by adding translucent window borders

  • 5. 
    What is the name of a Microsoft Windows feature that allows for the encryption of an entire system drive?
    • A. 

      Encrypting File System

    • B. 

      LoJack

    • C. 

      BitLocker

    • D. 

      Compact Disc File System

  • 6. 
    Previous versions are copies of files and folders that Windows automatically saves as part of a restore point. Previous versions are sometimes referred to as:
    • A. 

      Shadow Copies

    • B. 

      Primary Copies

    • C. 

      Mirror Copies

    • D. 

      Spare Copies

  • 7. 
    What is the function of Windows Defender software?
    • A. 

      Allowing and blocking applications through Windows Firewall

    • B. 

      Protection against spyware and other potentially unwanted software

    • C. 

      Reviewing the computer's status and resolving issues

    • D. 

      Management of User Account Control settings

  • 8. 
    Which of the following CPU specifications complies with system requirements for Microsoft Windows 7?
    • A. 

      1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

    • B. 

      Pentium 233 MHz processor or faster

    • C. 

      2 GHz or faster microprocessor

    • D. 

      800 MHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

  • 9. 
    Which Microsoft Windows technology offers the capability to take advantage of unused space on a USB flash drive or flash memory card to help improve PC performance?
    • A. 

      Device Manager

    • B. 

      Windows Easy Transfer

    • C. 

      BitLocker To Go Reader

    • D. 

      ReadyBoost

  • 10. 
    With the release of Windows ME, Microsoft added a new built-in utility to their desktop operating systems which allows to roll back system files and settings to an earlier point in time without affecting personal files. It provides a yet another way to undo system changes to the computer when an installation of a new program or device driver causes a problem and uninstalling doesn't fix the problem. The utility's interface contains a list allowing the user to bring back the system to the state it was in before the selected event. Items on that list are called:
    • A. 

      Backup files

    • B. 

      System logs

    • C. 

      Restore points

    • D. 

      Roll-back points

  • 11. 
    Windows 7 includes a collection of mini utility programs used to display information about date, time, weather, or CPU usage in a form of standalone widgets that can be moved and arranged on the Windows desktop. Desktop Gadgets in Windows 7 (also known as Windows Sidebar in Vista) can be configured in:
    • A. 

      Programs and Features menu in Control Panel

    • B. 

      Appearance and Personalization menu in Control Panel

    • C. 

      Ease of Access menu in Control Panel

    • D. 

      Clock, Language, and Region menu in Control Panel

  • 12. 
    Windows Vista and Windows 7 facilitate moving user accounts and settings, application configuration data, and personal files from one computer to another with the use of:
    • A. 

      Windows Ease of Access

    • B. 

      Windows System Restore

    • C. 

      User Account Control

    • D. 

      Windows Easy Transfer

  • 13. 
    In order to work effectively, one of the applications listed below requires specific types of files containing up-to-date definitions of potential software threats. Which of the following software included in Windows requires such files?
    • A. 

      Windows Defender

    • B. 

      Event Viewer

    • C. 

      Windows Firewall

    • D. 

      Windows Experience Index

  • 14. 
    Which of the following editions of Microsoft Windows OS do not include Windows Aero desktop experience? (Select 3 answers)
    • A. 

      Windows 7 Starter

    • B. 

      Windows 7 Professional

    • C. 

      Windows Vista Home Basic

    • D. 

      Windows 7 Home Basic

    • E. 

      Windows Vista Business

  • 15. 
    If personal files, such as email, documents, or photos are lost or deleted, Windows System Restore can be used to recover such files.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Which of the following are the hard disk space system requirements for Windows 7?
    • A. 

      20 GB hard disk that has 10 GB of free hard disk space

    • B. 

      40 GB hard disk that has 10 GB of free hard disk space

    • C. 

      16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

    • D. 

      1.5 GB of available space on the hard disk

  • 17. 
    Windows XP utility for transferring files and settings from an old computer to a new computer is called:
    • A. 

      System Restore

    • B. 

      Files and Settings Transfer Wizard

    • C. 

      Windows Easy Transfer

    • D. 

      Program Compatibility Troubleshooter

  • 18. 
    The 64-bit version of Windows handles large amounts of random access memory (RAM) more effectively than a 32-bit system.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    An OS installation that doesn't preserve programs, files, or settings is sometimes referred to as:
    • A. 

      Upgrade

    • B. 

      Unattended Installation

    • C. 

      Image Deployment

    • D. 

      Clean Install

  • 20. 
    If a computer's hard disk has adequate free disk space, it is possible to install more than one operating system and then choose which OS to use during each startup. This type of configuration setup is often referred to as:
    • A. 

      Single Sign-on

    • B. 

      Multi-mode

    • C. 

      Multiboot

    • D. 

      Clean Install

  • 21. 
    Migrating from an earlier Microsoft operating system version to Windows 7 through an Upgrade install: (Select 2 answers)
    • A. 

      Installs new version of Windows alongside the current operating system

    • B. 

      Replaces the current version of Windows with Windows 7

    • C. 

      Doesn't preserve personal files, settings, and programs

    • D. 

      Keeps personal files, settings, and programs in place on the computer

  • 22. 
    A 1xx POST error code indicates a problem with the
    • A. 

      Video

    • B. 

      RAM or ROM

    • C. 

      Hard Drive

    • D. 

      System Board

  • 23. 
    Which of the following statements describing different methods for organizing Windows-based computers in networks are true? (Select 3 answers)
    • A. 

      Windows-based computers on home networks must be part of a homegroup

    • B. 

      Windows-based computers on a network must be part of a workgroup or a domain

    • C. 

      Windows-based computers on workplace networks are usually part of a domain

    • D. 

      Windows-based computers on workplace networks are usually part of a workgroup

    • E. 

      Windows-based computers on home networks are usually part of a workgroup

    • F. 

      Windows-based computers on home networks are usually part of a domain

  • 24. 
    Which of the power-saving states in Windows uses the least amount of power?
    • A. 

      Sleep

    • B. 

      Standby

    • C. 

      High-Performance

    • D. 

      Hibernation

  • 25. 
    What is the name of a Windows Command Prompt command that can be used to shutdown, restart, log off, or hibernate the computer?
    • A. 

      TASKKILL

    • B. 

      SHUTDOWN

    • C. 

      EXIT

    • D. 

      MODE

  • 26. 
    Which of the following terms describes a hard disk partition that can contain only one logical drive?
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Logical

    • C. 

      Extended

    • D. 

      Locked

  • 27. 
    By creating volumes that span multiple disks (spanned and striped volumes), dynamic disks in Windows provide the capability for software implementations of RAID.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    Which of the following statements describing methods of hard drive formatting are true? (Select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Normal format is a formatting option that fully erases any existing data on the hard disk

    • B. 

      Normal format is a formatting option that creates a new file table on a hard disk but does not fully overwrite or erase the disk

    • C. 

      Quick format is a formatting option that creates a new file table on a hard disk but does not fully overwrite or erase the disk

    • D. 

      Quick format is much faster than a normal format

    • E. 

      Quick format is a formatting option that fully erases any existing data on the hard disk

  • 29. 
    What is the name of a Windows network diagnostic tool for displaying the path and measuring transit delays of packets across an Internet Protocol (IP) network?
    • A. 

      TRACEROUTE

    • B. 

      NETSTAT

    • C. 

      IPCONFIG

    • D. 

      TRACERT

  • 30. 
    Which of the following terms refers to a backup technique that allows for creating an exact copy of an entire drive and replicating the drive to a new computer or to another drive on the same computer in case of a hard drive failure?
    • A. 

      Repair installation

    • B. 

      Drive imaging

    • C. 

      Incremental backup

    • D. 

      Differential backup

  • 31. 
    Which of the following terms refers to a Windows command-line network administration utility used to test the communication with another computer on an Internet Protocol (IP) network?
    • A. 

      PING

    • B. 

      IPCONFIG

    • C. 

      MSINFO32

    • D. 

      IFCONFIG

    • E. 

      DXDIAG

  • 32. 
    Microsoft's New Technology File System (NTFS) provides several improvements over earlier File Allocation Table (FAT) file systems. These improvements include: (Select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Encrypting File System (EFS) which allows for encryption of any file or folder on an NTFS volume

    • B. 

      Providing the capability to set permissions on a file and folder level

    • C. 

      Extending the limit for maximum volume size to 2TB (terabytes)

    • D. 

      Extending the maximum file size limit for a single file to 4GB (gigabytes)

    • E. 

      File compression

  • 33. 
    The following command-line utility in Windows can be used to display information about computer's network configuration settings (including its IP address, subnet mask, DNS server address, and default gateway).
    • A. 

      TRACERT

    • B. 

      PING

    • C. 

      IFCONFIG

    • D. 

      NETSTAT

    • E. 

      IPCONFIG

  • 34. 
    Which of the following commands in Windows Command Prompt can be used to display help information related to a specific command-line utility? (Select 2 answers)
    • A. 

      Info [command]

    • B. 

      [command] /help

    • C. 

      $ man [command]

    • D. 

      Help [command]

    • E. 

      [command] /?

  • 35. 
    System Configuration is a Windows tool that can help in finding and isolating problems that might prevent Windows from starting correctly by providing the capability to choose which common services and programs should be run during startup. Which of the following commands is used to launch System Configuration from the Command Prompt?
    • A. 

      TASKMGR

    • B. 

      MSINFO32

    • C. 

      APPWIZ.CPL

    • D. 

      WSCUI.CPL

    • E. 

      MSCONFIG

  • 36. 
    To create a system image of a Windows drive, the drive must be formatted to use:
    • A. 

      FAT32 file system

    • B. 

      CDFS file system

    • C. 

      FAT file system

    • D. 

      NTFS file system

  • 37. 
    A network security access control method whereby the 48-bit address assigned to each network card is used to determine access to the network is commonly referred to as:
    • A. 

      MAC filtering

    • B. 

      SSID broadcast

    • C. 

      Encryption

    • D. 

      Static IP addressing

  • 38. 
    A fraudulent email requesting its recipient to reveal sensitive information (e.g. user name and password) used later by an attacker for the purpose of identity theft is an example of: (Select 2 answers)
    • A. 

      Phishing

    • B. 

      Share permissions

    • C. 

      User authentication

    • D. 

      Social engineering

    • E. 

      Principle of least privilege

  • 39. 
    Third-party antivirus software can be kept up to date through:
    • A. 

      Virus signature updates

    • B. 

      Windows updates

    • C. 

      Auditing

    • D. 

      Virtualization

  • 40. 
    Which of the menus in Windows 7 Control Panel provides the quickest access to screen resolution settings?
    • A. 

      Ease of Access Center

    • B. 

      Display

    • C. 

      Personalization

    • D. 

      System

  • 41. 
    The way in which files and folders function and how items are displayed in Windows 7 can be changed by:
    • A. 

      Using Administrative Tools menu in Control Panel

    • B. 

      Right-clicking on any folder or file icon and setting the required options in the Properties menu

    • C. 

      Setting the required options in the Personalization menu

    • D. 

      Using Folder Options menu in Control Panel

  • 42. 
    The built-in anti spyware software included with Windows is called:
    • A. 

      AVG

    • B. 

      Windows Firewall

    • C. 

      Windows Defender

    • D. 

      Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

  • 43. 
    Virus definition database files contain all the known viruses and countermeasures against them that can be applied by a particular antivirus application. In order to be effective, an AV program needs up-to-date versions of these files which can be obtained:
    • A. 

      Through AV software updates

    • B. 

      Through Windows updates

    • C. 

      From technical support

    • D. 

      As an additional, paid option

  • 44. 
    Which of the following terms refers to a technology that allows multiple operating systems to work simultaneously on the same hardware?
    • A. 

      Hyperthreading

    • B. 

      Multi core

    • C. 

      Virtualization

    • D. 

      Combo drive

  • 45. 
    If a network adapter's "Speed & Duplex" property is set to Half Duplex, it means that communication on the network will be taking place:
    • A. 

      Only in one direction at a time

    • B. 

      In one direction at half the speed

    • C. 

      In two directions simultaneously

    • D. 

      In two directions at half the speed

  • 46. 
    Which of the following Windows tools allow for migrating user data and user information to a new computer? (Select 3 answers)
    • A. 

      Microsoft Management Console (MMC)

    • B. 

      CHKDSK

    • C. 

      USMT

    • D. 

      Windows Easy Transfer

    • E. 

      MBSA

    • F. 

      Files and Settings Transfer Wizard

  • 47. 
    Many of the utilities available in the Administrative Tools menu in Windows Control Panel are implemented as the so-called Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins. The most prominent MMC component in this menu (which contains a collection of other MMC snap-ins such as Device Manager, Disk Management, and Event Viewer) is called:
    • A. 

      Task Manager

    • B. 

      Performance Monitor

    • C. 

      Computer Management

    • D. 

      System Configuration

  • 48. 
    System Configuration is a Windows utility used for identifying problems that might prevent Windows from starting correctly. It can be launched from the Administrative Tools menu in Windows Control Panel, but also from the Windows Command Prompt. Which of the following commands is used to start System Configuration from Windows command line?
    • A. 

      MSCONFIG

    • B. 

      COMPMGMT.MSC

    • C. 

      TASKMGR.EXE

    • D. 

      CONTROL.EXE

    • E. 

      MSINFO32

  • 49. 
    Which of the following Control Panel menus in Windows 7 offers an option to create a system repair disc?
    • A. 

      Programs and Features

    • B. 

      Administrative Tools

    • C. 

      Backup and Restore

    • D. 

      System Restore

  • 50. 
    The Advanced Boot Options screen allows for starting Windows in advanced troubleshooting modes. The Advanced Boot Options menu can be accessed by turning on the PC and pressing a function key before Windows starts. Which of the following keys provides access to this menu?
    • A. 

      F1

    • B. 

      Del

    • C. 

      F8

    • D. 

      Esc