CompTIA A+ Updated 12/2007 Essentials Test Review

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CompTIA A+ Updated 12/2007 Essentials Test Review

This quiz contains practice questions relating to the new compTIA material for 2007-08. This quiz can help prepare you for A+ certification exams. Questions are written in a study mode format for easy retention.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How much free disc space is required of a particular storage drive to enable the use of the XP utility Defrag, and can this requirement be overcome by a command line entry?
    • A. 

      10%, and no, there are no exceptions to the free disk space requirement.

    • B. 

      10%, and yes there are exceptions to the free disk space requirement found in a cmd switch forcing a disk defragmentation.

    • C. 

      15%, and no, there are no exceptions to the free disk space requirement.

    • D. 

      15%, and yes there are exceptions to the free disk space requirement found in a cmd switch forcing a disk defragmentation.

    • E. 

      20%, and yes there are exceptions to the free disk space requirement found in a cmd switch forcing a disk defragmentation.

  • 2. 
    What is the IRQ of a sound card, floopy disc,and keyboard,in that order, found in Windows XP?
    • A. 

      IRQ 1/3/4

    • B. 

      IRQ 5/6/1

    • C. 

      IRQ 10/6/7

    • D. 

      IRQ /2/12

    • E. 

      IRQ 6/8/15

  • 3. 
    Can system restore be accssed through the MSCONFIG utility in Windows XP?
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 4. 
    What is the standard default resolution for a Windows XP and Windows 2000 monitor, (LCD, CRT), after logging into Windows Safe Mode and loading only minimal drivers, and how many selections in Safe Mode are setup to affect monitor resolution?
    • A. 

      600X400, only one selection

    • B. 

      800X400, there are two selections

    • C. 

      640X480, there are two selections

    • D. 

      1024X720, only one selection

    • E. 

      Safe Mode will not affect monitor resolution

  • 5. 
    You a repairing a customers computer, the computer specification indicated by the OEM indicates that a 300 watt power supply was used for the original equipment build. Can you use a 1000 watt replacement power supply with the same voltages, which is available from the original OEM?
    • A. 

      Yes, as long as the voltages and current draw are the same.

    • B. 

      No, seriously over rating the available wattage could cause damage to parts that are rated for lower wattages such as switches and lights and other electrical components.

    • C. 

      Situational, The higher wattage will have no affect on the operation of the computer if all other specifications remain constant.

  • 6. 
    On a bublejet ink printer can ink cartridges be filled to different OEM fluid level specifications?
    • A. 

      TRUE, their are some OEM's that use "high yield" cartridges for the same models.

    • B. 

      FALSE, all cartridges of the same models are filled the same.

    • C. 

      Every OEM fill is random, therefore each cartridge is unique to its own fluid level.

  • 7. 
    What is the maximum voltage a home computer power supply stores in its internal DC filter capacitors when it is plugged in, or unplugged?
    • A. 

      >12VDC

    • B. 

      >15VDC

    • C. 

    • D. 

    • E. 

      >3.3VDC

  • 8. 
    Can RIMMS, (RAMBUS MEMORY), be found in 800MHZ and 1600MHZ sizes?
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 9. 
    Which technology is slower in terms of frequency, (latency), DDR memory, or DDR2 memory?
    • A. 

      DDR

    • B. 

      DDR2

  • 10. 
    With RIMMS, (RAMBUS MEMORY), what are the names of the two forms of termination modules used in this technology?
    • A. 

      C-RIMM/T-RIMM

    • B. 

      A-RIMM/B-RIMM

    • C. 

      CT-RIMM/C-RIMM

    • D. 

      Terminator A/Terminator B

    • E. 

      No termination is needed with RIMM technology.

  • 11. 
    What are the two most modern optic reading technologies used in all home and commercial based scanners.
    • A. 

      CIS/LASCR

    • B. 

      EEPROM/RET II

    • C. 

      CIS/CCD

    • D. 

      GDI/PS

    • E. 

      LED/Laser

  • 12. 
    How often is it professionally recommended that the user use the XP utility Defrag on all hard disc drives?
    • A. 

      Daily

    • B. 

      Weekly

    • C. 

      Monthly

    • D. 

      Yearly

    • E. 

      After each 20 hours of use.

  • 13. 
    What are two main differences between USB 1.0 and USB 2.0?
    • A. 

      Speed/Distance

    • B. 

      Speed/cable appearance

    • C. 

      Distance/noise

    • D. 

      "hot swappable"/PnP

    • E. 

      Speed only.

  • 14. 
    What program in Windows 2000 and XP is considered to be the "Boot loader" program?
    • A. 

      Boot.INI

    • B. 

      SYS.INI

    • C. 

      WIN.INI

    • D. 

      COMMAND.COM

    • E. 

      NTLDR

  • 15. 
    If a customer requested that you upgrade their computer memory to the PC3200 standard, what frequency of DDR would you order?
    • A. 

      100 MHZ

    • B. 

      200 MHZ

    • C. 

      400 MHZ

    • D. 

      533 MHZ

    • E. 

      PC3200 is not a vaild standard.

  • 16. 
    What is the area called where a bublejet ink cartrige resides when not in use, and is always reset to that location after each use?
    • A. 

      Priming area.

    • B. 

      Stall location

    • C. 

      Maintenance area

    • D. 

      Hold area

    • E. 

      There is no special name for this designated area.

  • 17. 
    What SCSI ID would you use for the Boot disc, CD-ROM, and Host adapter, in that exact order?
    • A. 

      1/3/4

    • B. 

      2/6/7

    • C. 

      0/6/7

    • D. 

      1/5/6

    • E. 

      0/2/3

  • 18. 
    What is the IRQ of a standard keyboard?
    • A. 

      IRQ 2

    • B. 

      IRQ 1

    • C. 

      IRQ 13

    • D. 

      IRQ 4

    • E. 

      Keyboards do not use IRQ's

  • 19. 
    What are the classes for the following IP addresses, in this order: 128-191 192-223 1-127
    • A. 

      Class A,C,B

    • B. 

      Class B,C,A

    • C. 

      Class C,A,B

    • D. 

      Class A,B,C

    • E. 

      These are not valid IP addresses.

  • 20. 
    Which network protocol uses the MAC address as part of its network address?
    • A. 

      NWLINK

    • B. 

      TCP/IP

    • C. 

      IPX/SPX

    • D. 

      HTTPS

    • E. 

      MAC addresses are not used in network addressing.

  • 21. 
    The common wireless network term "hot spot" refers to what type of connection, and what data transfer speed?
    • A. 

      An over-clocked server that is delivering the maximal high speed output rate available/(13.2 Gbps)

    • B. 

      A users favorite area in the house/(533 Mbps)

    • C. 

      A wireless network line that is being pirated by another user/(2-11 Gbps)

    • D. 

      There is no such term as "hot Spot" in wireless technology.

    • E. 

      Usually an open non-secured common wireless network found in public areas/(2-11 Mbps)

  • 22. 
    What is the maximum length of a IEEE 1394 Firewire cable, its maximum amount of devices, and what type of cable does it support? in that order.
    • A. 

      10 meters/24/UTP

    • B. 

      30 meters/32/UTP

    • C. 

      15 feet/63/STP

    • D. 

      25 feet/32/coax

    • E. 

      100 meters/63/fiber optics

  • 23. 
    What is the maximum length of a a standard serial cable.
    • A. 

      10 feet.

    • B. 

      30 feet

    • C. 

      50 feet.

    • D. 

      Standard serial cables are no longer used.

    • E. 

      There is no maximum.

  • 24. 
    Which of the following terms are associated with network security transmissions?
    • A. 

      Trailers

    • B. 

      Headers

    • C. 

      Markers

    • D. 

      Both (B) and (C)

    • E. 

      Both (A) and (B)

  • 25. 
    Check all terms that are associated with A+ monitor jargon.
    • A. 

      Active matrix

    • B. 

      Dot pitch

    • C. 

      Contrast ratio

    • D. 

      True white resolution

    • E. 

      Passive matrix