Hardest CompTIA A+ Essentials Trivia Quiz!

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A Plus Essential Quizzes & Trivia

A practice quiz that will help test your readiness for the CompTIA A+ Essentials exam. This quiz has been carefully constructed to avoid any irrelevant or outdated information from appearing. It has also been constructed to use a similar question format to that of the actual test. There are 38 questions in total. You receive half the time of the actual exam. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following Operating Systems can be upgraded directly to Windows XP Professional? (Select 2)
    • A. 

      Windows 95

    • B. 

      Windows 98

    • C. 

      Windows ME

    • D. 

      Fedora Core 4

    • E. 

      Windows Vista

  • 2. 
    Which of the following video standards supports a maximum resolution of 1400X1050?
    • A. 

      SVGA

    • B. 

      SXGA

    • C. 

      SXGA+

    • D. 

      UXGA

  • 3. 
    You are at a customers home working on a repair order. The customer has loud music playing that is distracting you from your work. Which of the following actions should you take?
    • A. 

      Do nothing. Finish your work as efficiently as possible and move on.

    • B. 

      Turn down the music yourself.

    • C. 

      Ask the customer to please turn down their music.

    • D. 

      Get down and get funky.

  • 4. 
    A customer's laser printer is printing, but each page has blank lines appearing through the characters on the page. What is most likely the cause?
    • A. 

      The printer drum has a nick in it.

    • B. 

      The toner isn't being evenly distributed.

    • C. 

      The wrong type of paper is being used.

    • D. 

      The printer drivers have become corrupted.

  • 5. 
    On a Windows XP professional installation, which of the following methods would you use to access the spooler settings for a printer?
    • A. 

      Start --> run --> printsplr.msc

    • B. 

      Start --> printers & faxes ---> printer preferences --> spooler tab

    • C. 

      Start --> printer & faxes --> printer properties --> spooler tab

    • D. 

      Start --> printer & faxes --> printer properties --> advanced tab

  • 6. 
    A client is complaining that they can't connect to the Internet. When you run IPCONFIG, you note that the client has an IP address, subnet mask and default gateway. The IP address is in the 169.254.x.x - 169.254.x.x range. What does this indicate?
    • A. 

      The problem is not related to this information. You need to check the hardware.

    • B. 

      The user is receiving a private IP address, which makes use of NAT.

    • C. 

      The user is receiving an APIPA, you need to check the DHCP server or router that is being used.

    • D. 

      There is no problem. The Internet connection should work.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following printers is best for high quality picture print-outs?
    • A. 

      A Dye Sublimation printer

    • B. 

      A Dot matrix printer

    • C. 

      A thermal-wax printer

    • D. 

      A ink jet printer

  • 8. 
    A laptop battery has been determined to be completely dead. Which of the following actions do you take next?
    • A. 

      Throw the battery into the garbage

    • B. 

      Recharge the battery

    • C. 

      Recycle the battery

    • D. 

      Burn the battery in an incinerator

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is not one of the Windows XP boot-up files?
    • A. 

      NTDETECT.com

    • B. 

      NTLDR

    • C. 

      BOOT.ini

    • D. 

      WIN32K.sys

  • 10. 
    Which of the following  is associated with a serial connector?
    • A. 

      DB-9

    • B. 

      DB-15

    • C. 

      DB-7

    • D. 

      DB-50

  • 11. 
    A fire breaks out on the external wiring of one of your peripherals. Which class of fire extinguisher do you use?
    • A. 

      Class A

    • B. 

      Class B

    • C. 

      Class C

    • D. 

      Class D

  • 12. 
    What is the maximum theoretical speed of an 802.11b device?
    • A. 

      54 mbps

    • B. 

      540 mbps

    • C. 

      4 mbps

    • D. 

      11 mbps

  • 13. 
    Which of the following types of cabling would you use to get the maximum distance possible for your network?
    • A. 

      CAT 6 UTP

    • B. 

      CAT 6 STP

    • C. 

      Single mode fiber

    • D. 

      Multi-mode fiber

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is not a type of fiber optics connector?
    • A. 

      ST

    • B. 

      MT-RJ

    • C. 

      SR59

    • D. 

      LC

  • 15. 
    What command do you use to display a directory and anything marked with the hidden attribute within that directory?
    • A. 

      Dir /ah

    • B. 

      Dir /h

    • C. 

      Dir /hidden

    • D. 

      It is always displayed with the standard "dir" command without any switches.

  • 16. 
    What speed is associated with PC1600 RAM?
    • A. 

      100 MHz

    • B. 

      200 MHz

    • C. 

      300 MHz

    • D. 

      400 MHz

  • 17. 
    Which of the following wireless connection standards would provide the fastest speed?
    • A. 

      IrDA

    • B. 

      Bluetooth

    • C. 

      802.11b

    • D. 

      802.11a

  • 18. 
    Which of the following Windows utilities would you use to increase the performance of a system? (Select 2)
    • A. 

      Disk Cleanup

    • B. 

      Regedit

    • C. 

      Disk Defragmenter

    • D. 

      SFC

    • E. 

      NTBackup

  • 19. 
    Which backup option would take the longest to complete a restore?
    • A. 

      Full + Differential

    • B. 

      Full + Incremental

    • C. 

      Full + Differential + Copy

    • D. 

      All of the above would take the same amount of time.

  • 20. 
    You have just completed a backup to a tape drive, which action should you take to verify the restore was a success?
    • A. 

      Put the tape into the same tape drive and verify the contents are there

    • B. 

      Perform a full backup restore from the tape on another machine

    • C. 

      Put the tape into a different tape drive and verify the contents are there

    • D. 

      Read each file on the tape on a different machine

  • 21. 
    A client wishes to set permissions on a folder in Windows XP, but when they right click the folder and select properties, the security tab is missing/grayed out. What is the issue here? (Select 2)
    • A. 

      They are using FAT32

    • B. 

      They have classic file sharing turned on

    • C. 

      They have simple file sharing turned on

    • D. 

      They are using NTFS

  • 22. 
    Which of the following would provide the fastest connection speed for a Printer?
    • A. 

      USB

    • B. 

      IrDA

    • C. 

      SCSI

    • D. 

      802.11

  • 23. 
    Which of the following is not a registry file used by the Windows XP operating system?
    • A. 

      Hardware

    • B. 

      Software

    • C. 

      System

    • D. 

      Security

  • 24. 
    Which of the following shutdown options saves the current system state into memory?
    • A. 

      Shutdown

    • B. 

      Hibernate

    • C. 

      Standby

    • D. 

      Sleep

  • 25. 
    Which of the following cabling types are fire-rated?
    • A. 

      PVC

    • B. 

      Plenum

    • C. 

      Polycarbonate

    • D. 

      Pasturate