CompTIA Server+ Practice Exam - 1

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CompTIA Server+ Practice Exam - 1

Full length Comptia Server+ Practice Exam. Take this exam like the real exam (towards the end of your preparation) to see if you are completly prepared for the real exam. This FREE online Server+ practice test will help you pass by familiarizing you with the material and the ensuring that you know the structure of the Server+ test. Time yourself to 90 minutes to get a feel of the pressures of the real exam. The practice test is designed to reflect the final exam.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You have purchased application software that is meant to run on Windows Server 2003. You have 2 servers of Windows Server 2003 running in your network. After installing the said software on the first server as per instructions, it crashes. Which of the following steps have you skipped in the process of installation?
    • A. 

      You have not read the installation manual for the software correctly.

    • B. 

      You have failed to use the correct switches along with the executable file used for installation.

    • C. 

      You have not checked for the required hardware resources

    • D. 

      You may have forgotten to re-apply the service pack.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is a basic requirement for configuring a Windows-based RAS service?
    • A. 

      Windows NT 4.0

    • B. 

      Windows 2000 server

    • C. 

      Windows 2000 Advanced server

    • D. 

      Windows Server 2003

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is a fault tolerant measure for a server?
    • A. 

      FDDI dual ring

    • B. 

      RAID

    • C. 

      Cluster

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    If you were hosting an application on your web server that allows internet users to communicate with it and also ensures that the data transfer between the client end and the server end is very reliable, which of the following protocols would you choose for transport layer communication?
    • A. 

      TCP

    • B. 

      UDP

    • C. 

      IP

    • D. 

      ICMP

  • 5. 
    You are setting up a Windows 2000 network. Your network is split between the different training departments on a campus. Each training department prefers to be on a separate subnet. There are three such departments. You have a single domain controller catering to these departments, although, there will be resource servers placed independently in each. Your finance department has rejected your request for purchase of a router. Which of the following will allow you to go ahead with implementing this LAN?
    • A. 

      Convince your finance department to at least sanction a SOHO router.

    • B. 

      Tell each department that it is impossible to allow them the use of individual subnet as there will be no router.

    • C. 

      Use a switch instead of a router.

    • D. 

      Set up each resource server running on Windows 2000, that will be set up in each department to act as a router.

  • 6. 
    DNS, FTP, SNMP, SMTP, and TELNET are all IP based services that cannot be supported on Windows 2000. T/F?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    You notice that the domain�s file servers are all fast using up the available disk space. You are sure that the network usage for disk space is not very high. You wish to use the defragment option manually to be sure that the Defragmentation is satisfactory. Which of the following must you choose?
    • A. 

      Right click My Computer, click Properties, and then, on the Tools tab, click Optimize now.

    • B. 

      Right click My Computer, click Properties, and then, on the Tools tab, click Defragment Now.

    • C. 

      He could not as windows 2000 does not have manual defrag option.

    • D. 

      In the run box he could type defrag.exe d:

  • 8. 
    Which of the following services can be supported on a Web server?
    • A. 

      NNTP

    • B. 

      SMTP

    • C. 

      HTTP

    • D. 

      TFTP

    • E. 

      SNMP

  • 9. 
    If you are setting up RAS for a multi-platform network, and don�t the data communication protocols in use. Which of the following protocols would you choose??
    • A. 

      PPP

    • B. 

      SLIP

    • C. 

      POTS

    • D. 

      TCP/IP

  • 10. 
    Of the following protocols would be more appropriate to secure communication on an IP based network?
    • A. 

      SSL (Secure Socket Layer)

    • B. 

      IPSec

    • C. 

      L2TP

    • D. 

      Kerberos

  • 11. 
    Which of the following would you use to secure communication between a Windows 2000 client and a Windows 2000 server on your network?
    • A. 

      SSL (Secure Socket Layer)

    • B. 

      IPSec

    • C. 

      L2TP

    • D. 

      Kerberos

  • 12. 
    Windows 2000 cannot function without DNS. T/F?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    If you were planning to host a web server on a Windows based resource server for intranet purpose, which of the following would be a more appropriate choice?
    • A. 

      IAS

    • B. 

      IIS

    • C. 

      Apache

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is an appropriate requirement for a Server that is intended to be a DNS server?
    • A. 

      DNS service must be running.

    • B. 

      IP address assigned must be static.

    • C. 

      There must be at least 2 IP addresses on the server. 1 for Primary and Secondary DNS each.

    • D. 

      IP address assigned can be either form the DHCP or can be static

  • 15. 
    You have configured a resource server �RouteServ� as a router and it will be connecting two networks Network A and Network B. Which of the following will be applicable to it?
    • A. 

      It will have two interfaces

    • B. 

      It will have four interfaces

    • C. 

      It will be assigned Static IP addresses

    • D. 

      It must be configured with one default gateway each for each interface.

    • E. 

      It will require just one default gateway.

  • 16. 
    The DNS server uses broadcast method first to determine IP to Host resolution. T/F?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Your manager has just asked you to set filtering only on interesting packets for your FTP server. You choose the FTP server and select port 20 and complete the configuration successfully. Is your FTP connection fully safe now?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 18. 
    Ultra Wide SCSI supports 32-bit bus. T/F?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Disk mirroring is an ideal fault tolerance for a system partition. T/F?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    With a Fabric switched fiber channel network, where the F-Port is located?
    • A. 

      F-Port is usually at the termination end.

    • B. 

      F-Port is usually located at the Fabric Switch side

    • C. 

      F-Port is located at the Hub of an arbitrated loop.

    • D. 

      F-Port can defined at any point in a Switched Fabric fiber channel.

  • 21. 
    An IDE based RAID system is more fault tolerant than a SCSI based RAID. T/F ?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    SCSI controller supports bus mastering. T/F ?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    What is the bus width of EISA bus?
    • A. 

      8-bit

    • B. 

      16-bit

    • C. 

      32-bit

    • D. 

      64-bit

  • 24. 
    Which of the following commands can shut down a Novell NetWare Server?
    • A. 

      Down

    • B. 

      Exit

    • C. 

      Shut

    • D. 

      Shutdown

  • 25. 
    Which of the following describes differential backup?
    • A. 

      A differential backup backs up all the information on the disk to an offline device such as tape.

    • B. 

      A differential backup backs up only the information that is added since previous differential backup.

    • C. 

      A differential backup backs up only the information that is added since last full backup.

    • D. 

      A differential backup backs up only the information that is added since last incremental backup.

  • 26. 
    It is sufficient to install antivirus on a network, on servers and systems exposed to internet. T/F?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    It is mandatory to have a Primary DNS server as well as Secondary DNS server on a network, if you wish to have fault tolerance for DNS resolution. T/F ?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    If you have configured a mail server on one of your resource servers, which of the following protocol is mandatory for your mail server to push mails through the mail gateway?
    • A. 

      Exchange Service

    • B. 

      SMTP service

    • C. 

      IIS service

    • D. 

      SMTP

  • 29. 
    Which of the following would be verified during the installation planning phase?
    • A. 

      Power source

    • B. 

      UPS capacity

    • C. 

      User Access permissions

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 30. 
    You plan to install a new Hardware level RAID. You have updated the system BIOS accordingly. The said RAID is the current state of art configuration. After installation on your server, it still fails to get recognized. What do you need to verify now?
    • A. 

      Check the Service pack version.

    • B. 

      Check the available memory.

    • C. 

      Check the IRQs assigned and available.

    • D. 

      Check if the appropriate driver is installed.

  • 31. 
    Hardware RAID is expensive where as Software RAID is poor in performance. T/F ?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    The Ultra2 Wide SCSI can provide 80 MB/sec transfer rate. T/F ?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    You have just cleaned and serviced your DAT drive as a part of preventive maintenance plan. You assign it to the backup operator for the daily backup process. The backup operator complains that the backup is not happening as usual. What would you suggest to him?
    • A. 

      To reschedule the backup for later as the network could be congested.

    • B. 

      That he re-install the backup device.

    • C. 

      That he replace the backup tapes.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 34. 
    You suspect that the network server could not be receiving updates as per schedule. Which of the following would you check to confirm your doubts?
    • A. 

      The system registry.

    • B. 

      The configuration files for the server.

    • C. 

      Error logs that have been configured on the server.

    • D. 

      Boot log of the server.

  • 35. 
    If you were a administering a Windows 2000 system, where would you look for errors relating to access permissions?
    • A. 

      Event viewer � Application log.

    • B. 

      Event viewer � System log.

    • C. 

      Event viewer � Security log.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 36. 
    Which of the following cannot be used as a fault tolerant measure?
    • A. 

      RAID 0

    • B. 

      RAID 1

    • C. 

      RAID 3

    • D. 

      RAID 5

  • 37. 
    If you were to implement Cluster service between two servers, at least one of the server can still be accessed even if the Data Center lost complete power. T/F?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    When using a 1-bit wide SCSI drive, which of the following drives will be a bootable drive?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      16

  • 39. 
    Which of the following is not the correct way of terminating SCSI devices?
    • A. 

      On both ends

    • B. 

      On one end at least

    • C. 

      On one of the devices in between

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 40. 
    You wish to improve the performance of data transaction on the network without bothering about data redundancy. Which of the following RAID levels is apt for this situation?
    • A. 

      RAID 0

    • B. 

      RAID 1

    • C. 

      RAID 3

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 41. 
    Which of the following statements about clustering is true? Choose two.
    • A. 

      Improves network availability

    • B. 

      Improves network scalabiltiy

    • C. 

      Reduces steps int troubleshooting

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 42. 
    Intel Xeon processor can access physical memory of maximum 64 MB. T/F?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 43. 
    Which of the following tape backup methods alter the archive attribute? (Choose two.)
    • A. 

      Differential

    • B. 

      Sequential

    • C. 

      Full

    • D. 

      Incremental

  • 44. 
    You have just upgraded you Server computer�s motherboard by adding an additional CPU as per instructions. You power On the server and observe that the second CPU is not recognized at all. What could be the possible cause for this?
    • A. 

      The second CPU is faulty

    • B. 

      The motherboard BIOS may not support the second CPU

    • C. 

      The CPU driver needs to be installed

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 45. 
    What should you use to inhibit the spread of viruses on your peer-to-peer network?
    • A. 

      Firewall

    • B. 

      Scandisk utility

    • C. 

      Antivirus suite

    • D. 

      Antivirus software on each computer.

  • 46. 
    You have decided to provide for AFT (Adapter Fault Tolerance) on your network. Your router has just one port free where as you have hundreds of clients on your network. Will it be possible to implement the said fault tolerance in your network?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 47. 
    You have installed the Server hardware on a clients� place recently. The client complains that the Server is receiving intermittent supply. Upon reaching the clients place and observing the symptoms you suspect the problem is related to SCSI. How will you isolate this problem?
    • A. 

      Stop using all the SCSI devices and see if the problem still persists.

    • B. 

      Shut off power to the server

    • C. 

      Shut off power to the SCSI panel and see if the problem still persists.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 48. 
    You have installed the Server hardware on a clients� place recently. The client complains that the Server is functioning intermittently. Upon reaching the clients place and observing the symptoms you suspect the problem is related to RAM. How will you isolate this problem?
    • A. 

      Remove all the memory modules and restart the Server

    • B. 

      Remove and replace one single RAM module at a time and observe the beeps

    • C. 

      Just replace all the RAM modules and restart the server

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 49. 
    Which of the following protocols is required by an email Server?
    • A. 

      SNMP

    • B. 

      FTP

    • C. 

      SMTP

    • D. 

      POP

  • 50. 
    Which of the following would make an ideal administrator password?
    • A. 

      Uone

    • B. 

      UserO

    • C. 

      Password

    • D. 

      User$0ne

  • 51. 
    Which of the following protocols can enable communication between servers and workstations that are a part of a heterogeneous network that have Windows as well as Netware? (Choose two)
    • A. 

      IP

    • B. 

      IPX

    • C. 

      NetBEUI

    • D. 

      DLC

  • 52. 
    If a Web Server was also configured with a FTP services, how will the server differentiate between incoming packets intended for each respective service?
    • A. 

      Protocol

    • B. 

      Port number

    • C. 

      Host header

    • D. 

      TCP address

  • 53. 
    You are implementing a network boot on your domain. The image for boot up should ideally be loaded from which of the following sources?
    • A. 

      A reliable workstation

    • B. 

      Authenticating Server

    • C. 

      A resource server

    • D. 

      A router

  • 54. 
    You have just configured a server to be a print server and are trying to configure the client on one of the workstation sin the network. You are unable to connect to the print server. When you check the service status on the server, you notice that it has not started at all. Which of the following would provide you with the information to proceed further with your troubleshooting?
    • A. 

      Registry

    • B. 

      Network settings

    • C. 

      Log file

    • D. 

      DNS

  • 55. 
    Which of the following is not hazardous for the Server configuration machines?
    • A. 

      Low Temperature

    • B. 

      High temperature

    • C. 

      High humidity

    • D. 

      Electrical fluctuations

  • 56. 
    You are installing a UNIX server. You are using original OEM media to do so and get the error message �Invalid boot image. Install system software�. You have already installed the said system software. What could the problem be? Choose 3
    • A. 

      System software is corrupt

    • B. 

      Hard disk partition could be corrupt

    • C. 

      RAM could be less than 16 MB

    • D. 

      Could be a virus

  • 57. 
    Which of the following would be criteria to configure RAS service on a network? Choose 3
    • A. 

      A DHCP service already running on the network

    • B. 

      A DNS Service

    • C. 

      A specific range of IP addresses reserved for RAS use

    • D. 

      A set of static IP addresses reserved only for RAS use

  • 58. 
    What is the best strategy for implementing a continuous power supply for computers?
    • A. 

      UPS

    • B. 

      Inverter

    • C. 

      Generator

    • D. 

      None of the following

  • 59. 
    You have configured a UNIX server for a client which has been functional for sometime now. Recently the client has called saying a PCI card she tried to install on the server is not functional. She says that the card has passed the diagnostics. What do you suspect? Choose three.
    • A. 

      Client has not installed appropriate driver

    • B. 

      Client has not used AIX installation CD to add relevant software for the PCI card to be recognized

    • C. 

      Client has not used the software installation CD that came along with the card.

    • D. 

      Card is not functional

  • 60. 
    You have just connected your workstation to a Netware Server environment. Your configuration is complete as per your administrator. When you connect to the network, you are able to see the server and a few other workstations but not the whole network resources. What could the problem be?
    • A. 

      NIC is faulty

    • B. 

      OS is not configured properly

    • C. 

      The frame type on your computer�s NIC is incorrect

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 61. 
    Your client has been installing an application on a Windows 2000 resource server. After a restart it crashes. Which of the following would you first try to recover the server?
    • A. 

      Recovery console

    • B. 

      Last known good configuration

    • C. 

      Re-install OS

    • D. 

      Replace hard drive

  • 62. 
    • A. 

      How often does the server crash in a day?

    • B. 

      Was there any error message or unusual message displayed at any point of time recently?

    • C. 

      What could be the cause for the crash?

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 63. 
    Which of the following modes would you use to test the display driver of a Windows based server?
    • A. 

      Terminal mode

    • B. 

      Display mode

    • C. 

      Safe mode

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 64. 
    Which of the following connectors can be used with external SCSI interfaces?(Choose three.)
    • A. 

      DB-25 Female

    • B. 

      Centronics-36

    • C. 

      Centronics-50

    • D. 

      High density 68-pin

  • 65. 
    If while upgrading a Windows based server, it crashes because of one of the system files belong to the previous version, which of the following utilities would you use to replace that one single file on the server?
    • A. 

      Safe mode

    • B. 

      Last known good configuration

    • C. 

      Recovery console

    • D. 

      Microsoft Management Console

  • 66. 
    Which of the following services is responsible for resolving IP to hostname and vice versa?
    • A. 

      SAP

    • B. 

      NDS

    • C. 

      DNS

    • D. 

      WINS

  • 67. 
    Which of the following protocols follows a naming convention, which allows the hardware address of the NIC to be a part of the name?
    • A. 

      TCP/IP

    • B. 

      IPX/SPX

    • C. 

      NetBEUI

    • D. 

      Banyan VINES

  • 68. 
    Which of the following platforms can host a NetWare print server? (Choose three.)
    • A. 

      Linux

    • B. 

      Palm OS

    • C. 

      NetWare 5

    • D. 

      Windows CE

    • E. 

      Windows NT

  • 69. 
    Sally cannot access App1 but can access App2 on a server. Whereas John can access both applications. Which of the following needs to be checked first?
    • A. 

      Reboot the server

    • B. 

      Reboot the workstation

    • C. 

      Check the user's password

    • D. 

      Check the user's access permissions

    • E. 

      Ask the user to access the problem application

  • 70. 
    Which of the following configurations is mandatory when communicating with a host in the remote network?
    • A. 

      Secondary IP address

    • B. 

      DHCP

    • C. 

      WINS

    • D. 

      Default gateway

  • 71. 
    You are introducing a Netware server to an existing Microsoft environment. Which of the following must you configure on all the systems of the network, all servers and clients included, if all the systems on the network must communicate with the Netware servers and vice-versa? Choose two relevant options.
    • A. 

      Protocols

    • B. 

      Frame types

    • C. 

      Drivers

    • D. 

      Service packs

  • 72. 
    On a cross platform environment, between Microsoft and Netware based systems, which of the following would be essential for resource access? Choose two relevant options.
    • A. 

      Protocols

    • B. 

      Frame types

    • C. 

      Gateway service for Netware

    • D. 

      Client service for Netware

  • 73. 
    VPN cannot be used be used by a server for security in communication. It is only meant for clients. T/F ?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 74. 
    A RAS service and VPN service cannot be configured on the same resource server. T/F?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 75. 
    Based on which of the following would a truly Enterprise Server perform any operation on the network?
    • A. 

      OS revision version

    • B. 

      Patches

    • C. 

      Time stamp

    • D. 

      Hardware resources available

  • 76. 
    How can a client on a Windows based TCP/IP network see which is the remote server he is currently connected using NBT?
    • A. 

      Use NBTSTAT

    • B. 

      Use NETSTAT

    • C. 

      Use NSLOOKUP

    • D. 

      Use IPCONFIG

  • 77. 
    A DHCP server never assigns a permanent lease to any of the clients. T/F?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 78. 
    Which of the following is considered a Network Attached Storage device?
    • A. 

      A 60 GB DAT tape drive attached to the Network Server

    • B. 

      A file server with special software that is at a separate location from the departmental file server

    • C. 

      In a Windows NT environment, it would be the Backup Domain Controller

    • D. 

      A high speed specialized sub-network attached to the enterprise

  • 79. 
    When server crashes, which of the following would you investigate first?
    • A. 

      Who was using the server when it crashed?

    • B. 

      What was the application being used when it crashed?

    • C. 

      What changes have been applied on to the server in the recent past?

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 80. 
    What protocol is used between E-Mail servers?
    • A. 

      HTTP

    • B. 

      POP3

    • C. 

      SNMP

    • D. 

      SMTP

    • E. 

      FTP

  • 81. 
    You are configuring an adapter on your server, what information must you know to avoid resource conflicts?
    • A. 

      IRQ

    • B. 

      Number of bits

    • C. 

      Base I/O port address

    • D. 

      Base Memory address

    • E. 

      Operating System

  • 82. 
    When a Windows 2000 server goes down, the best and the surest way to bring it up is to format the hard disk and re-install the system software. T/F ?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 83. 
    Which of the following directories on the UNIX Servers will hold the password files?
    • A. 

      /

    • B. 

      /bin

    • C. 

      /etc

    • D. 

      /dev

  • 84. 
    You are configuring VPN on your server. You will need to test this configuration from the client end. Which of the following is a best way to verify if authentication is coming through? Choose two.
    • A. 

      Use clear text authentication

    • B. 

      Use complex passwords

    • C. 

      Use simple passwords

    • D. 

      Use complex and secure algorithms.

  • 85. 
    Which of the following are two startup files required by the Novell Netware server? Choose two.
    • A. 

      Autoexec.Bat

    • B. 

      Autoexec.Ncf

    • C. 

      Config.sys

    • D. 

      Startup.Ncf

  • 86. 
    The server loadable modules of Novell Netware have which of the following file extensions?
    • A. 

      VLM

    • B. 

      NLM

    • C. 

      SLM

    • D. 

      VLSM

  • 87. 
    Which of the following network classes is reserved for multicast addresses only?
    • A. 

      Class A

    • B. 

      Class B

    • C. 

      Class C

    • D. 

      Class D

    • E. 

      Class E