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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 This quiz has been carefully constructed to avoid any irrelevant or outdated information from appearing.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

  • 26. 
    What are the minimum system requirements for Windows XP in terms of processor speed?
    • A. 

      233 MHz processor

    • B. 

      300 MHz processor

    • C. 

      133 MHz processor

    • D. 

      200 MHz processor

  • 27. 
    How much free space is required to install Windows 2000 Professional?
    • A. 

      1 GB

    • B. 

      2 GB

    • C. 

      650 MB

    • D. 

      750 MB

  • 28. 
    You have just recently installed a new 500 GB hard drive for a client. The client wishes to know what they should now do with their old hard drive. Which of the following would be correct to tell the client?
    • A. 

      Format the drive and donate it to a charity

    • B. 

      Format the drive and recycle it

    • C. 

      Use a data shredder on the drive and follow company policy on what to do with the drive next

    • D. 

      Use a data shredder on the drive and throw it in the garbage

  • 29. 
    You accidentally overhear a boss talking about how they are going to have to let go one of your fellow employees, who is also a good friend of yours. What should you do with this information?
    • A. 

      Tell your friend, but make him promise not to say anything.

    • B. 

      Say nothing, keep the information to yourself.

    • C. 

      Chastise your boss for not being more careful with this information

    • D. 

      Tell your friend.

  • 30. 
    Which of the following pin configurations is not associated with RAMBUS RAM?
    • A. 

      232

    • B. 

      184

    • C. 

      326

    • D. 

      240

  • 31. 
    What type of RAM is usually associated with Laptops?
    • A. 

      SoDIMM

    • B. 

      DIMM

    • C. 

      RIMM

    • D. 

      SIMM

  • 32. 
    What type of power does an LCD monitor require?
    • A. 

      High Voltage AC

    • B. 

      High Voltage DC

    • C. 

      Low Voltage AC

    • D. 

      Low Voltage DC

  • 33. 
    An LCD monitor display has dimmed significantly, which of the following is most likely the culprit? (choose two)
    • A. 

      The backlight needs to be replaced

    • B. 

      The wiring is faulty

    • C. 

      The inverter is failing

    • D. 

      The video drivers are corrupt

  • 34. 
    Which file system would be the most appropriate to install on a new installation of a Windows XP system?
    • A. 

      FAT32

    • B. 

      FAT16

    • C. 

      NTFS

    • D. 

      EXT2

  • 35. 
    What are the advantages of using NTFS as a file system? (choose 2)
    • A. 

      It is more secure

    • B. 

      It is great for smaller drives

    • C. 

      It is a transaction based file system

    • D. 

      It is backwards compatible with DOS

  • 36. 
    Which Windows utility would you use to perform a diagnostic startup?
    • A. 

      Disk Defragmenter

    • B. 

      Regedit

    • C. 

      MSCONFIG

    • D. 

      SFC

  • 37. 
    You have been brought in to install a new Network Card for a clients desktop computer. Which action should you take first?
    • A. 

      Put on an Anti-static wrist strap

    • B. 

      Unplug all the peripheral cabling

    • C. 

      Shutdown windows and disconnect the power

    • D. 

      Run IPCONFIG

  • 38. 
    What are three ways you can access System Restore in Windows XP? (choose three)
    • A. 

      From Help and Support

    • B. 

      From MSCONFIG

    • C. 

      From the computer management console

    • D. 

      From start ---> all programs --> accessories ---> system tools

    • E. 

      Through the recovery console