Technical Aptitude Test - Hardware, OS & Networking

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Technical Aptitude Test - Hardware, OS & Networking

Please attempt as many questions as possible. All correct attempts will be awarded 4 marks. Wrong attempts will be awarded -1 (minus one) marks. Invalid or blank attempts will be awarded 0 marks.


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  • 1. 
    In Windows 2000/XP, which of the following is the filename created by Virtual Memory?
    • A. 

      386PART.PAR

    • B. 

      WIN386.SWP

    • C. 

      VMM32.VXD

    • D. 

      PAGEFILE.SYS

  • 2. 
    The amount of power output from a power supply is rated in?
    • A. 

      Volts

    • B. 

      Watts

    • C. 

      Ampere-hours

    • D. 

      Joules

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Gently blow the dust out

    • B. 

      Use a dust cloth

    • C. 

      Shake the dust out

    • D. 

      Use compressed air to remove the dust

    • E. 

      Vacuum the dust out of the system

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Is currently in a beta state

    • B. 

      Is not signed by the hardware abstraction layer (HAL)

    • C. 

      Has not been signed by the Windows Hardware Quality Lab

    • D. 

      Is incompatible with Windows XP

  • 5. 
    In Windows 2000/XP, which of the following are valid commands that can be typed into the 'Run' dialog box to access the registry editor? (Select more than one option)
    • A. 

      REGEDIT

    • B. 

      REGEDT32

    • C. 

      REGISTY /EDIT

    • D. 

      REG /EDIT

    • E. 

      REG32 /EDIT

    • F. 

      REGEDIT32

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Turn on the cable modem, then the router, and then the computer

    • B. 

      Turn on the cable modem, then the computer, and then the router

    • C. 

      Turn on the router, then the computer, and then the cable modem

    • D. 

      Turn on the computer, then the cable modem, and then the router

  • 7. 
    Windows XP is being installed from a CD onto a computer that has no operating system. Which of the following installation methods would MOST likely be used?
    • A. 

      Multiboot

    • B. 

      Network

    • C. 

      Attended

    • D. 

      Automated

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Allows for faster hard drive access

    • B. 

      Ensured that all users networked to a computer can read files

    • C. 

      Gives a user more useable hard drive space

    • D. 

      Allows Windows XP to use all available security features

    • E. 

      Ensures full compatibility with new software

  • 9. 
    Which of the following connections are found on video cards?
    • A. 

      RS-232

    • B. 

      DB-25

    • C. 

      15-pin D-shell

    • D. 

      RJ-45

    • E. 

      DVI

  • 10. 
    A technician has installed a new video card and the computer will now only boot into VGA mode. Which of the following may be the cause of the problem?
    • A. 

      There is an operating system incompatibility

    • B. 

      The incorrect drivers are installed

    • C. 

      The external monitor is not compatible

    • D. 

      The new card is not DVI compatible

  • 11. 
    You installed Windows NT Workstation 4.0 on your Windows 98 computer so that you can dual boot. After installation you try looking for data on your Windows 98 partition but cannot see it. What is the problem? The Windows 98 partition _______________ ?
    • A. 

      Is formatted with FAT16

    • B. 

      Is formatted with FAT32

    • C. 

      Was deleted during the installation

    • D. 

      Is not set as active in the Windows NT settings

  • 12. 
    A client calls and tells you that while he was installing Windows 98 the system files could not be updated and the system hung. What should be disabled in order to install a system upgrade?
    • A. 

      Plug and Play in the BIOS

    • B. 

      Antivirus feature in the BIOS

    • C. 

      Drive compression

    • D. 

      Fast booting the BIOS

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      In protected screen mode

    • B. 

      With high resolution in use

    • C. 

      With a high refresh rate

    • D. 

      In full screen mode

  • 14. 
    What program is used to edit a text file when a PC starts at the command prompt only?
    • A. 

      WordPad

    • B. 

      Write

    • C. 

      Notepad

    • D. 

      Edit

  • 15. 
    Your antivirus software detects a boot sector virus. What is a valid option for removing the virus?
    • A. 

      Reload the operating system by using an unattended installation

    • B. 

      Run Scandisk

    • C. 

      Run fdisk /mbr

    • D. 

      Run format c:/s

  • 16. 
    What is a static IP address?
    • A. 

      DHCP client

    • B. 

      One that was generated by a capacitor

    • C. 

      One that must be grounded before use

    • D. 

      A permanently assigned address

  • 17. 
    How do most of FTP servers authenticate users?
    • A. 

      Anonymously

    • B. 

      Securely

    • C. 

      Nominally

    • D. 

      Individually

  • 18. 
    What is the first step you should take to connect to a shared printer over your network?
    • A. 

      From Windows Explorer choose connect to a network printer

    • B. 

      From the Control Panel choose connect to network printer

    • C. 

      From Control Panel select add new hardware and choose network printer

    • D. 

      From the Printers folder double click, add printer and choose network printer

  • 19. 
    A customer use a Windows 98 machine with a 20BG hard drive formatted with FAT32 and tries to install an old DOS program but gets an error message that there is not enough space on the hard drive. According to the drive properties more than 12GB free space is remaining on the drive. What is wrong?
    • A. 

      Windows 98 is not reporting free space properly

    • B. 

      The DOS program does not recognize a FAT32 partition

    • C. 

      Windows 98 does not support any legacy DOS programs

    • D. 

      The partitions on the primary hard drive are not set to active

  • 20. 
    A Windows 95 user reports receiving a "Missing or Bad command.com" error after she modified the root directory. Where can a duplicate copy of command.com be found?
    • A. 

      C:\DOS\COMMAND.COM

    • B. 

      C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND.COM

    • C. 

      C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\COMMAND.COM

    • D. 

      C:\PROGRA¬1\COMMMAND.COM

  • 21. 
    What protocol can be used to transfer email from a UNIX server to another?
    • A. 

      FTP

    • B. 

      POP3

    • C. 

      SNMP

    • D. 

      SMTP

  • 22. 
    A small business customer has a 200-computer network connected with hubs and is reporting that the network is slow. An upgrade using which of the following could be suggested?
    • A. 

      Bridges

    • B. 

      Switches

    • C. 

      Routers

    • D. 

      Brouters

  • 23. 
    • A. 

      It does not contain the appropriate Data Link layer information required by routers

    • B. 

      It uses advanced Transport layer services to move across the Internet and avoids the routing overhead required by the more primitive networking protocols

    • C. 

      It defines Physical layer network addresses for internal routing

    • D. 

      It does not specify the Network layer addresses required by routers

  • 24. 
    What is the binary network ID of the loopback IP address?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      10101010

    • C. 

      0

    • D. 

      1111111

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      Run ipconfig with the /release and /renew switch on the client

    • B. 

      Run ipconfig with the /renew_all switch on the client

    • C. 

      Run winipcfg on the client

    • D. 

      Dont do anything

  • 26. 
    You are configuring a router. According to the manual, you will need a transceiver to connect to the LAN ports of the router. What kind of physical interface does the router have?
    • A. 

      MSAU

    • B. 

      RJ-11

    • C. 

      AUI

    • D. 

      BNC

  • 27. 
    How can a client on an NT TCP/IP network see which remote hosts are currently connected using NBT?
    • A. 

      Use NBTSTAT

    • B. 

      Use NETSTAT

    • C. 

      Use NSLOOKUP

    • D. 

      Use IPCONFIG

  • 28. 
    You are setting up a new Windows98 workstation on your network, and your DHCP server provides all of the normal TCP/IP configuration information. What must you do to configure the IP address on the workstation after you add the TCP/IP protocol?
    • A. 

      The DHCP option is enabled automatically, and the server will auto-configure everything

    • B. 

      Find out what the subnet mask on your network is, and add this information only

    • C. 

      Manually enter an IP address that is not in use on the network

    • D. 

      Put the address of the router in the default gateway, and put all 0s in the IP field

  • 29. 
    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

  • 30. 
    Which of the following is NOT a connectionless protocol
    • A. 

      IP

    • B. 

      SPX

    • C. 

      IPX

    • D. 

      UDP