CompTIA A+ Preparation Part 2

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CompTIA A+ Preparation Part 2

Here is part two of the quizzes based on the 220-701 and the 220-702.


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  • 1. 
    What are the two standards of laptop memory form factors?
    • A. 

      DIMM.

    • B. 

      SoDIMM.

    • C. 

      MicroDIMM

    • D. 

      MinorDIMM

  • 2. 
    Joel from shipping calls you because the Dot-Matrix printer he uses to print out orders is not working correctly. Instead of shipping addresses and order information all it prints out is unintelligible characters.  What are possible causes for this kind of error?
    • A. 

      The cable has become partially unhooked.

    • B. 

      The printed head is stuck with a pin in the out position.

    • C. 

      The wrong driver has been selected.

    • D. 

      The printer control board has gone bad.

    • E. 

      The ribbon advance gear is slipping.

  • 3. 
    What is a common cause of paper jams in a laser printer?
    • A. 

      Low toner.

    • B. 

      Transfer corona

    • C. 

      Worn pick up rollers

    • D. 

      The printer overheated

  • 4. 
    What command can you type at the command prompt to test connectivity to another destination?
    • A. 

      Ping

    • B. 

      Netstat

    • C. 

      NSlookup

    • D. 

      Tracert

  • 5. 
    Carol calls the helpdesk because she is having a problem with her Windows Vista computer. However she cannot tell you anything about an error message because her computer automatically reboots  every time it crashes. What do you need to do to enable her to see the error message next time it crashes?
    • A. 

      Install a print screen program so she can save the screen the next time the computer crashes.

    • B. 

      Disable automatic restart on system failure.

    • C. 

      Tell her to read faster.

    • D. 

      Install an antivirus program.

  • 6. 
    A User reports that their system seems to be running extremely slow and that the hard drive is constantly being accessed. It seems to affect the computer more when multiple programs are being run. You make sure that it is not a virus related issue first. What could cause this type of behavior in the User's computer?
    • A. 

      The paging file size is too small.

    • B. 

      It's obviously a virus, you need better protection.

    • C. 

      The BIOS needs to be updated.

    • D. 

      Windows updates need to be run on this computer.

  • 7. 
    In the services console you can see what dependencies a service has as well as what services depend on the particular service. True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    To prevent the UAC from prompting you when opening a specific program every time what must you do?
    • A. 

      Access the services.msc and disable UAC.

    • B. 

      Start> Control Panel> Administrative Tools> UAC settings tab> Disable.

    • C. 

      Right-click the program icon, choose properties, choose compatibility tab, click Run this program as an administrator.

    • D. 

      Always log on to the computer as the administrator.

  • 9. 
    Advanced startup options in Windows XP are accessed by?
    • A. 

      Pressing the spacebar when prompted.

    • B. 

      Administrative tools.

    • C. 

      Pressing F8 during startup.

    • D. 

      Entering the ASR.

  • 10. 
    The maximum speed of 1000BaseT is?
    • A. 

      100Mbps.

    • B. 

      1Gbps.

    • C. 

      10Mbps.

    • D. 

      1024KBPS

  • 11. 
    This type of firewall is normally used to protect companies from public networks.
    • A. 

      Host-Based Firewall

    • B. 

      Great balls of firewalls

    • C. 

      Network-based firewalls

    • D. 

      Firewirewalls

  • 12. 
    A virus that is designed to make itself difficult to detect or analyze and covers itself in protective code is a _______?
    • A. 

      Companion Virus

    • B. 

      Phage Virus

    • C. 

      Polymorphic Virus

    • D. 

      Armored Virus

  • 13. 
    What is the purpose of using a thermal compound?
    • A. 

      Creating a contact point between the heatsink and the fan.

    • B. 

      Allows the processor to cool faster even without a fan.

    • C. 

      When heated becomes a gel to protect the processor.

    • D. 

      Creates a contact surface between the processor and the heatsink.

  • 14. 
    Your computer is up and running but the mouse is not responding. Further investigation reveals that the USB mouse is unplugged. What should you do?
    • A. 

      Plug the mouse back in, USB mice are a hot-swappable item.

    • B. 

      Perform an exorcism to dispel that pesky poltergeist who keeps unplugging it.

    • C. 

      Turn off the computer and then turn it back on after plugging the mouse back in.

    • D. 

      Use the keyboard to navigate to the Control Panel and enable the mouse, then plug it in.

  • 15. 
    You need to set up a workstation that will have three computers all being operated from the same keyboard and mouse configuration. Also, only one monitor is available for this set up. What piece of equipment will allow this type of set-up to work?
    • A. 

      A simple 3-port router.

    • B. 

      A USB hub.

    • C. 

      A KVM switch.

    • D. 

      Cross-over cables.

  • 16. 
    The correct connector that plugs into a Network Interface Card (NIC) is?
    • A. 

      RJ-11

    • B. 

      USB

    • C. 

      RJ-45

    • D. 

      STP

  • 17. 
    Which component is based on flash memory and is set to replace conventional hard disk drives?
    • A. 

      SD cards

    • B. 

      Thumb drives

    • C. 

      Blu-ray drives

    • D. 

      Solid-state drives

  • 18. 
    A screens resolution is referring to how many _______ are used to draw the screen.
    • A. 

      Vectors

    • B. 

      Bits per inch

    • C. 

      Pixels

    • D. 

      Dots

  • 19. 
    WUXGA has a maximum resolution of......?
    • A. 

      1900 x 1200

    • B. 

      1680 x 1050

    • C. 

      1024 x 768

    • D. 

      800 x 600

  • 20. 
    If you can see monitor flicker on a CRT monitor you can fix this by doing what?
    • A. 

      Squinting your eyes until it goes away.

    • B. 

      Change the refresh rate to a higher value(Hz).

    • C. 

      Change the resolution to a lower setting.

    • D. 

      Change a faulty power cord.

  • 21. 
    The built in pointing device on most laptops is called a ________?
    • A. 

      Touchpad

    • B. 

      Mouse Pad

    • C. 

      Touch screen

    • D. 

      Finger Mouse

  • 22. 
    What is the difference between a docking station and a port replicator?
    • A. 

      A docking station is made to be portable.

    • B. 

      Port replicators replace damaged or non working ports.

    • C. 

      Docking stations can include permanent components such as hard drives and act as an extension of the motherboard.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 23. 
    The process of slowing down the processor to conserve power is called__________?
    • A. 

      Regression

    • B. 

      Dampening

    • C. 

      Throttling

    • D. 

      Suppressing

  • 24. 
    What is the sequence of the laser printing process?
    • A. 

      Developing, Cleaning, Charging, Transferring, Writing, Fusing.

    • B. 

      Writing, Charging, Transferring, Developing, Fusing.

    • C. 

      Cleaning, Charging, Writing, Developing, Transferring, Fusing.

    • D. 

      Charging, Cleaning, Writing, Developing, Transferring, Fusing.

  • 25. 
    What kind of printer prints on a special, waxy paper that comes on a roll?
    • A. 

      Solid-Ink Printer.

    • B. 

      Laser Printer.

    • C. 

      Thermal Printer.

    • D. 

      Dye-Sublimation Printer.

  • 26. 
    One of the associates at your company has a large report that they must print for a meeting. When they try to print it they receive a "Print Over run" error. What must they do to fix it?
    • A. 

      Install a bigger hard drive.

    • B. 

      Use bigger sheets of paper to compensate.

    • C. 

      Increase the Ram memory installed.

    • D. 

      Reinstall a corrupted driver.

  • 27. 
    What is the minimum processor speed for all versions of Vista?
    • A. 

      1 Ghz.

    • B. 

      300 Mhz.

    • C. 

      800 Mhz.

    • D. 

      2 Ghz.

  • 28. 
    This command prompt tool sends out four 32-byte packets to a specified destination  and waits for a reply.
    • A. 

      TRACERT

    • B. 

      PING

    • C. 

      NETSTAT

    • D. 

      NSLOOKUP

  • 29. 
    The default size Windows sets for virtual memory is?
    • A. 

      Two times the amount of Ram in the system.

    • B. 

      One and a half times the amount of Ram in the system.

    • C. 

      One tenth of the available hard drive space.

    • D. 

      The same size as the Ram installed on the system.

  • 30. 
    Windows file naming conventions allow for names up to what size?
    • A. 

      64 characters

    • B. 

      8kb

    • C. 

      255 characters

    • D. 

      Font size 72

  • 31. 
    File names are case-sensitive. True or False.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    Which of the following can be used on a file or folder?
    • A. 

      Compression

    • B. 

      Encryption

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      Neither

  • 33. 
    SATA stands for?
    • A. 

      Same as time allowed.

    • B. 

      Some attached technical apparatus

    • C. 

      Serial advanced technology attachment

    • D. 

      Serial advanced timing accessory

  • 34. 
    You are installing Windows from CD and network resources on several computers located in different parts of your facility. To make the process quicker you decide to use an unattended installation method . After starting the last computer you return to the first computer only to find it sitting at the first user interaction prompt. Others loaded successfully. What went wrong?
    • A. 

      The computer was not hooked up to the network and did not receive the answer file.

    • B. 

      The answer file was set up incorrectly.

    • C. 

      The computer is a different model than the others.

    • D. 

      Someone moved the mouse while you were away from the computer.

  • 35. 
    Which three options are on the Windows XP main setup screen?
    • A. 

      Repair a Windows XP installation.

    • B. 

      Quit setup.

    • C. 

      Restore to a previous point.

    • D. 

      Setup unattended installation.

    • E. 

      Set up Windows XP.

  • 36. 
    If Plug and play doesn't recognize a new device plugged into the system what Control Panel utility can you use to install it?
    • A. 

      Administrative Tools.

    • B. 

      Security Center.

    • C. 

      Power Options.

    • D. 

      Add/Remove Hardware.

  • 37. 
    Rebooting a computer after a software error is usually done for what reason?
    • A. 

      It gives you time to think of what to say to the User.

    • B. 

      The hard drive may need to cool down in order to work properly.

    • C. 

      It clears the memory and allows Windows to restart anew.

    • D. 

      Windows can restart and search the network for connections.

  • 38. 
    The utility that returns all your files to contiguous blocks is called?
    • A. 

      Memory Checker.

    • B. 

      Disk Defragmenter.

    • C. 

      Integrity checker.

    • D. 

      Data Execution Prevention.

  • 39. 
    This type of backup backs up selected files and clears the archive bit.
    • A. 

      Copy.

    • B. 

      Incremental.

    • C. 

      Differential.

    • D. 

      Normal.

    • E. 

      Daily.

  • 40. 
    You suspect that a recurring error is a hardware problem. What utility will check the hard drive for physical errors?
    • A. 

      Disk Search.

    • B. 

      Fixboot.

    • C. 

      Chkdsk.

    • D. 

      Disk Defragmenter.

  • 41. 
    Mary in accounting calls you to report that her computer has locked up while she was in the middle of a big spreadsheet. It comes to light that she was also using a word processing program, her email and streaming a radio station to her desktop.  What can you tell her while on the phone to do?
    • A. 

      Tell her to go home. When she comes back in the next day everything should be fine.

    • B. 

      Tell her to email a helpdesk ticket.

    • C. 

      Tell her to reboot her computer. She simply had too much going on for her computer to handle.

    • D. 

      Advise her to unplug the network cable. The signal is obviously messing with her system.

  • 42. 
    Your boss dropped his laptop and now the keyboard is not functioning correctly. The mouse still works. Most of the keys don't respond at all and the ones that do only change the volume settings, dim and brighten the screen and change his screen to an external display. What has happened to the laptop.
    • A. 

      The caps lock key is on.

    • B. 

      The numlock key is on.

    • C. 

      The keyboard has suffered a failure and needs to be replaced.

    • D. 

      The function key is stuck on.

  • 43. 
    When you first power on a computer it runs a diagnostic program that is built into BIOS this is known as what?
    • A. 

      DHCP.

    • B. 

      WEP

    • C. 

      POST

    • D. 

      MEMCHK

    • E. 

      SSID

  • 44. 
     Which network topologies can be both logical and physical? Choose three.
    • A. 

      Bus.

    • B. 

      Star

    • C. 

      Ring

    • D. 

      Mesh

    • E. 

      Hybrid

  • 45. 
    What is the maximum distance for the 10baseT standard?
    • A. 

      400m.

    • B. 

      85 ft.

    • C. 

      100m.

    • D. 

      There is no limit.

  • 46. 
    The 802.xx standard for wireless networks is________?
    • A. 

      802.5

    • B. 

      802.10

    • C. 

      802.11g

    • D. 

      802.11

  • 47. 
    A DHCP server provides what information to a computer? Choose four.
    • A. 

      IP Address.

    • B. 

      APIPA Address.

    • C. 

      DNS Server Address.

    • D. 

      MAC Address.

    • E. 

      Subnet Mask.

    • F. 

      Default Gateway Address.

  • 48. 
    Which is the correct format for a MAC address?
    • A. 

      45-67-70-C8-4G-DE

    • B. 

      45:67:70:C8:4G:DE

    • C. 

      45.67.70.C8.4G.DE

    • D. 

      45/67/70/C8/4G/DE

  • 49. 
    While explaining to some co-workers that MAC filtering on the router is only one way to protect your wireless network your boss walks over and asks you to explain it to him. How would you explain MAC filtering?
    • A. 

      Computers that have not had their MAC address registered with the router will not be allowed on the wireless network.

    • B. 

      Keeps the cheese runny enough to stick to the pasta.

    • C. 

      Machine active control filtering times out computers on the network that have been inactive for a period of time.

    • D. 

      Mac filtering redirects packets to the server before sending them out over the internet.

  • 50. 
    You are working in a school environment and need to block access to the internet. Which port number are you going to block?
    • A. 

      23

    • B. 

      110

    • C. 

      389

    • D. 

      80

  • 51. 
    Which is the correct format for a MAC address?
    • A. 

      45-67-70-C8-4G-DE

    • B. 

      45:67:70:C8:4G:DE

    • C. 

      45.67.70.C8.4G.DE

    • D. 

      45/67/70/C8/4G/DE