CompTIA A+ Certification 2006

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CompTIA A+ Exam Test-Prep questions from a popular yellow book. Explanations with chapter references are included for all questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You are installing a second hard disk in the computer, what should you set the jumper to?
    • A. 

      Master

    • B. 

      Slave

    • C. 

      ID 0

    • D. 

      ID 7

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is not a reason to implement a preventative maintenance schedule?
    • A. 

      Reduce office temperature

    • B. 

      Improve performance

    • C. 

      Protect data

    • D. 

      Improve productivity

  • 3. 
    Which users on a Windows XP computer have the right to load device drivers?
    • A. 

      Guests

    • B. 

      All Users

    • C. 

      Administrators

    • D. 

      Power Users

  • 4. 
    Device settings, such as IRQs, can be modified through which tools? (Choose all that apply)
    • A. 

      Device Manager

    • B. 

      Resource Manager

    • C. 

      Device's Control Panel, such as Network Control Panel

    • D. 

      Device Arbitrator

  • 5. 
    Which of the following components is not usually found on a motherboard?
    • A. 

      BIOS chips

    • B. 

      USB drives

    • C. 

      Memory

    • D. 

      I/O ports

    • E. 

      FISH /chips

  • 6. 
    What is the best way to ensure that your system is up to date with security patches?
    • A. 

      Virus-protection software

    • B. 

      Virus definition update

    • C. 

      Spyware

    • D. 

      Windows Update

    • E. 

      RSS News Feed

  • 7. 
    The System Configuration Tool is able to do all of the following, except for what?
    • A. 

      Perform selective startup

    • B. 

      Disable services

    • C. 

      Expand system file from OS CD

    • D. 

      Edit autoexec.bat

  • 8. 
    What type of virus can prevent the system from booting?
    • A. 

      File virus

    • B. 

      Macro virus

    • C. 

      Boot sector virus

    • D. 

      Trojans

    • E. 

      Flu virus

  • 9. 
    How many pins are in the end of a parallel cable connector that connects to the computer?
    • A. 

      40

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      25

    • D. 

      9

  • 10. 
    The computer constantly prompts for the date and time. What does this indicate?
    • A. 

      The date and time are wrong

    • B. 

      The time has fallen back by one hour

    • C. 

      The battery on the motherboard is losing its charge

    • D. 

      The time has increased by one hour

    • E. 

      Marty McFly is going to be late

  • 11. 
    Which of the following does not describe ALL of the pathways of data flow for the related devices?
    • A. 

      Output - Monitor

    • B. 

      Input - Keyboard & Scanner

    • C. 

      Input & Output - Modem

    • D. 

      Output - Modem

  • 12. 
    Which operating system allows for 16-bit Windows applications to be preemptively multitasked?
    • A. 

      Windows XP

    • B. 

      Windows 98

    • C. 

      Windows 95

    • D. 

      MS-DOS

  • 13. 
    Which of the following types of multitasking are supported by Windows XP? Choose all that apply.
    • A. 

      Share-based multitasking

    • B. 

      Equality multitasking

    • C. 

      Cooperative multitasking

    • D. 

      Preemptive multitasking

  • 14. 
    Which topology must be terminated at both ends to prevent signal bounce?
    • A. 

      Ring

    • B. 

      Star

    • C. 

      Bus

    • D. 

      Coaxial

  • 15. 
    Where do you go to read and clear the Windows XP Event Log?
    • A. 

      Event Log

    • B. 

      Event Viewer

    • C. 

      Log Reader

    • D. 

      Disk Cleanup

  • 16. 
    What is the maximum character length of a filename under Windows XP?
    • A. 

      64

    • B. 

      128

    • C. 

      254

    • D. 

      255

    • E. 

      256

  • 17. 
    What does ESD stand for?
    • A. 

      Electrostatic Discharge

    • B. 

      Electromagnetic Interference

    • C. 

      Electronic Standards Definition

    • D. 

      Electrostatic Damage

  • 18. 
    What components can be tested by BIOS self tests? (Select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Hard drives

    • B. 

      CPU temperature deviations

    • C. 

      Magnetic media

    • D. 

      Memory

  • 19. 
    Which of the following does not help improve computer airflow?
    • A. 

      Adding exhaust fans

    • B. 

      Leave spaces between devices

    • C. 

      Keeping vents clear of debris and dust

    • D. 

      Using ribbon cables where possible

  • 20. 
    What effect does a 16-bit Windows application have on the rest of a Windows XP system when it hangs or crashes?
    • A. 

      It halts 32-bit Windows applications that are running on the system

    • B. 

      It halts 16-bit Windows applications that are running on the system

    • C. 

      It halts MS-DOS based applications running on the system

    • D. 

      It has no effect on other applications

  • 21. 
    What is the standard range of 802.11a/b/g wireless networks?
    • A. 

      10 meters

    • B. 

      30 meters

    • C. 

      50 meters

    • D. 

      100 meters

  • 22. 
    What does the acronym POP stand for?
    • A. 

      Post Office Protocol

    • B. 

      Private Outside Postal Service

    • C. 

      Portable Office Protocol

    • D. 

      Peoples Office Protocol

  • 23. 
    What protocol is used to send e-mail?
    • A. 

      POP3

    • B. 

      IMAP

    • C. 

      HTTP

    • D. 

      SMPT

    • E. 

      BLT

  • 24. 
    Virtual memory contains which item?
    • A. 

      A special section of memory used for caching data

    • B. 

      An area of a hard drive for caching data

    • C. 

      An expanded memory PCI expansion card

    • D. 

      An extended memory PCI expansion card

  • 25. 
    Which of the following will not help optimize printer performance?
    • A. 

      Using a newer driver

    • B. 

      Moving the spool directory to a faster drive

    • C. 

      Reducing the number of other applications running on the print server

    • D. 

      Allocating more RAM to the printer cache

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