CompTIA A+ Practice Questions Part 3

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This is part 3 of my comptia practice questions quiz. There will be 60 questions. Part 4 will be coming soon. ***Updates***5/26/09 9:52 A. M--------->Questions Added. 5/26/09 8:40 A. M. ------->Questions Added5/22/09 9:33 A. M. -------> Questions added. 5/22/09 8:51 A. M. ------>Questions Added.


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  • 1. 
    What type of video ram technology is used on video cards that are used in laptop computers?
    • A. 

      DDR SDRAM

    • B. 

      RAMBUS

    • C. 

      SIMM

    • D. 

      DIMM

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is used as the primary connection method for an internal harddrive in a laptop? (Choose 2)
    • A. 

      USB connector

    • B. 

      PATA connector

    • C. 

      IEEE 1394/Firewire connector

    • D. 

      SCSI hard drive

    • E. 

      SATA

  • 3. 
    What is usually used as the primary input device in a typical PDA?
    • A. 

      Stylus

    • B. 

      Keyboard and mouse

    • C. 

      Voice activated software

    • D. 

      Scroll mouse

  • 4. 
    Which provides the longest running time for laptop computers?
    • A. 

      Lithium ion (Li-ion)

    • B. 

      Nickel-cadmium (NiCd)

    • C. 

      Alkaline

    • D. 

      Nickel metal-hydride (NiMH)

  • 5. 
    Whats is the commonly fournd hard drive size of laptop computers?
    • A. 

      1.8 inch (4.5cm)

    • B. 

      2.5 inch (6.25cm)

    • C. 

      3.5 inch (8,.75cm)

    • D. 

      5.25 inch5 (13.12cm)

  • 6. 
    What should be done to obtain the maximum battery life in a PDA?
    • A. 

      Adjust the touch screen sensitivity

    • B. 

      Adjust the screen backlight settings

    • C. 

      Adjust the IrDA transfer rate

    • D. 

      Adjust the SD card bus speed

  • 7. 
    What is a main difference between the CPU on a Laptop and on a Desktop?
    • A. 

      Power Consumption and Heat production

    • B. 

      Mobility and Clock speed

    • C. 

      L2 Cache and clock speed

    • D. 

      Power consumption and FSB speed.

    • E. 

      L2 Cache and FSB speed.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following different types of power sources can be used to power a laptop or notebook computer? (Select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Standard AA batteries

    • B. 

      AC Power

    • C. 

      Docking Station

    • D. 

      Batteries

  • 9. 
    Which of the following laptop or notebook pointing devices looks like an opto-mechanical mouse turned upside down?
    • A. 

      Mouse

    • B. 

      TrackBall

    • C. 

      Touch Screen

    • D. 

      Drawing Tablet

  • 10. 
    What type of wireles technology can be used to connect a laptop to several peripheral devices such as printers, keyboads, and mouse?
    • A. 

      IrDA

    • B. 

      Bluetooth

    • C. 

      General Packet Radio System

    • D. 

      Global System for mobile communication

  • 11. 
    Which of the following technologies is a plug-and-play technology in laptops?
    • A. 

      EIDE

    • B. 

      USB

    • C. 

      SATA

    • D. 

      RAID

    • E. 

      PCI

  • 12. 
    In which mode should you power down if you want the laptop to copy system data to the hard drive before completely turning off
    • A. 

      Suspend

    • B. 

      Standby

    • C. 

      Log off

    • D. 

      Hibernate.

  • 13. 
    What is the most logical explanation why a laptop continues to fail every time you want it to go into Hibernate Mode.
    • A. 

      Not enough RAM

    • B. 

      WinXP not activated

    • C. 

      Not enough battery power

    • D. 

      No hardware or device driver support.

  • 14. 
    What is the FIRST troubleshooting step that should be implemented when an external monitor is attached to a laptop and  does not work?
    • A. 

      The monitor must be activated with the Function Key

    • B. 

      The laptop covershould be closed and re-opened

    • C. 

      The laptop should be rebooted

    • D. 

      The correct drivers for the keyboard should be installed.

  • 15. 
    What is the recommended packaging option when a laptop must be shipped?
    • A. 

      Pack the laptop in a heavy cardboard box with loads of crumpled newspaper.

    • B. 

      Pack the laptop in a laptop carry case

    • C. 

      Pack the laptop in a hard case that is lined with internal padding.

    • D. 

      Pack the laptop amongst large pieces of styrofoam.

  • 16. 
    You have completed a hardware upgrade of a Win95 computer, and now you have to upgrade the operating system. What operating system would you recommend (select all that appy)
    • A. 

      Windows NT workstation

    • B. 

      Windows 98

    • C. 

      Windows ME

    • D. 

      Windows 2000 professional

  • 17. 
    What is the process called when you are assigning part or all of the drive for use by the computer?
    • A. 

      Formatting

    • B. 

      Modification

    • C. 

      Partitioning

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    You need to make  a startup disk from a Windows 95/98 system. What should you do?
    • A. 

      At the dos prompt, copy the system files to a floppy disk.

    • B. 

      In the Add/Remove programs icon is a tab called startup disk, click the tab.

    • C. 

      In the Add/Remove programs icon is a tab called Windows Setup, click the tab.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 19. 
    You are asked to remove the system ATTRIBUTE from files and folders in C:\data, including all subfolders. Which of the following commands will accomplish this when run in C:\data.
    • A. 

      Copy.exe *.* -system

    • B. 

      Command.com *-remove

    • C. 

      Attrib.exe -s/s

    • D. 

      Msconfig.exe -system C:\data\*

  • 20. 
    How will you go about finding the MAC address?
    • A. 

      Run the WINCFG WinXP command

    • B. 

      Run the Winipcfg windows xp command

    • C. 

      Run the IPCONFIG Windows XP command.

    • D. 

      Run the IPCONFIG /all windows XP command.

  • 21. 
    What are the files required that will enable a Windows 2000 Workstation to boot?
    • A. 

      The Autoexec.bat, NTDETECT.com, Boot.ini

    • B. 

      NTLDR, NTDETECT.com, Boot.ini

    • C. 

      NTLDR, Config.sys, boot.ini

    • D. 

      NTLDR, System.ini, Boot.ini

  • 22. 
    What is the smallest capacity processor that will accommodate the installation for Windows XP?
    • A. 

      133MHZ

    • B. 

      233MHz

    • C. 

      333Mhz

    • D. 

      650MHz

  • 23. 
    How many FD's are required to create installation floppy disks for Windows2000
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      2

  • 24. 
    What is the recommended amount of memory to run an installation of WindowsXP?
    • A. 

      128

    • B. 

      64

    • C. 

      256

    • D. 

      512

  • 25. 
    Which registry key contains file extension associations?
    • A. 

      Hkey_current_user

    • B. 

      Hkey_users

    • C. 

      Hkey_local_machine

    • D. 

      Hkey_classes_root

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