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  • 1. 
    Which of the following IP addresses would a technician see if acomputer is connected to a multifunction network device and isattempting to obtain an IP address automatically but is notreceiving an IP address from the DHCP server?
    • A. 

      172.16.10.10

    • B. 

      192.168.0.10

    • C. 

      169.254.10.10

    • D. 

      192.168.10.10

  • 2. 
    80mm and 120mm are common sizes for what type of PCcomponent?
    • A. 

      Case fans

    • B. 

      CPUs

    • C. 

      Heat sinks

    • D. 

      Memory modules

  • 3. 
    What is the total number of devices that can be daisy-chained toan IEEE 1394 port?
    • A. 

      127

    • B. 

      63

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      255

  • 4. 
    What does a yellow exclamation point next to a device in theDevice Manager indicate?
    • A. 

      A driver is not properly installed for this device.

    • B. 

      The device is disabled.

    • C. 

      The driver is not digitally signed.

    • D. 

      The device driver needs to be upgraded.

  • 5. 
    Beep codes are generated by which of the following?
    • A. 

      CMOS

    • B. 

      RTC

    • C. 

      POST

    • D. 

      Windows

  • 6. 
    How should you apply spray cleaner to a monitor?
    • A. 

      Spray the cleaner directly on the monitor screen.

    • B. 

      Spray the cleaner on the top of the monitor and wipe down

    • C. 

      Spray evenly on the monitor.

    • D. 

      Spray the cleaner on a clean, lint-free cloth first.

  • 7. 
    Which bus slot provides the highest video performance?
    • A. 

      PCI

    • B. 

      SCSI

    • C. 

      AGP

    • D. 

      PCIe

  • 8. 
    Which of the following indicates that a printer is network-ready?
    • A. 

      An RJ11 jack

    • B. 

      A USB connector

    • C. 

      An RJ45 jack

    • D. 

      An SCSI connector

  • 9. 
    You just turned off a printer to maintenance it. What should yoube careful of when removing the fuser?
    • A. 

      The fuser being hot

    • B. 

      The fuser being wet

    • C. 

      The fuser being fragile

    • D. 

      The fuser releasing toner

  • 10. 
    Where is the memory controller located in a Core 2 Duo system?
    • A. 

      On the CPU

    • B. 

      On memory

    • C. 

      Within the chipset

    • D. 

      Within the PCIe controller

  • 11. 
    Which of the following connectors is used for musical equipment?
    • A. 

      MIDI

    • B. 

      HDMI

    • C. 

      DVI

    • D. 

      DisplayPort

  • 12. 
    Although not used as often as a Phillips screwdriver, this tool issometimes used to remove screws from the outside of a computercase or from within a laptop.
    • A. 

      Monkey wrench

    • B. 

      Torx wrench

    • C. 

      Channel lock

    • D. 

      Pliers

  • 13. 
    Moving your CPU’s speed beyond its normal operating range iscalled _____________.
    • A. 

      Overclocking

    • B. 

      Overdriving

    • C. 

      Overpowering

    • D. 

      Overspeeding

  • 14. 
    Which port is typically known as a serial port?
    • A. 

      DVI

    • B. 

      COM1

    • C. 

      LPT1

    • D. 

      SCSI

  • 15. 
    What is the main advantage of selecting a 64-bit operating systemover a 32-bit operating system?
    • A. 

      The ability to use software-based data execution prevention (DEP)

    • B. 

      The ability to use unsigned drivers

    • C. 

      The ability to access more than 4 GB of RAM

    • D. 

      The ability to run multiple 16-bit programs in separate memory spaces

  • 16. 
    What is the most important piece of information needed toconnect to a specific wireless network?
    • A. 

      Channel

    • B. 

      MAC address

    • C. 

      SSID

    • D. 

      Administrator password

  • 17. 
    Which password is used in the BIOS (CMOS) to prevent end usersfrom accessing the BIOS contents?
    • A. 

      Supervisor

    • B. 

      User

    • C. 

      Administrator

    • D. 

      Local

  • 18. 
    Why would the display on a laptop get dimmer when the powersupply from the AC outlet is disconnected?
    • A. 

      The laptop cannot use full brightness when on battery power.

    • B. 

      Power management settings on the laptop.

    • C. 

      To operate properly, laptop displays require an alternating current power source.

    • D. 

      Security settings on the laptop.

  • 19. 
    Which tool should always be used when working on the inside ofthe computer?
    • A. 

      Cordless drill

    • B. 

      Antistatic strap

    • C. 

      Multimeter

    • D. 

      Screwdriver

  • 20. 
    On which type of computer is RAM the most important?
    • A. 

      Gaming PC

    • B. 

      Virtualization workstation

    • C. 

      AV workstation

    • D. 

      HTPC

  • 21. 
    What are advantages of using the Dynamic Host ConfigurationProtocol (DHCP)? (Select the two best answers.)
    • A. 

      IP addresses can be managed from a central location.

    • B. 

      The network speed can automatically adjust based on the type of traffic being generated.

    • C. 

      The hosts file on the computer can be validated for proper entries.

    • D. 

      Media access control addresses can be changed.

    • E. 

      Computers can automatically get new addressing when moved to a different network segment.

  • 22. 
    On a laptop, which of the following would most likely be apointing device?
    • A. 

      Serial mouse

    • B. 

      PS/2 mouse

    • C. 

      USB mouse proper entries.

    • D. 

      Touchpad

    • E. 

      when moved to a different network segment.

  • 23. 
    Which of the following storage technologies is used by traditionalhard disk drives?
    • A. 

      Magnetic

    • B. 

      Optical

    • C. 

      Impact

    • D. 

      Solid-state

  • 24. 
    A client brings in a printer that is giving a paper-feed error. Whatis the most likely cause?
    • A. 

      The separation tab

    • B. 

      The developing rollers

    • C. 

      The paper tray

    • D. 

      The pickup rollers

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is the default port for HTTPS?
    • A. 

      Port 25

    • B. 

      Port 80

    • C. 

      Port 143

    • D. 

      Port 443

  • 26. 
    What is the maximum distance at which a Class 2 Bluetoothdevice can receive signals from a Bluetooth access point?
    • A. 

      100 meters

    • B. 

      10 meters

    • C. 

      5 meters

    • D. 

      1 meter

  • 27. 
    Which of the following form factors does a VGA connector complywith?
    • A. 

      8P8C

    • B. 

      15-pin D shell

    • C. 

      MicroATX

    • D. 

      RG-6

  • 28. 
    You and a co-worker are running network cables above the dropceiling. The co-worker accidentally touches a live AC power lineand is thrown off the ladder and onto the ground. He is dazed andcan’t stand. He is no longer near the AC power line. What shouldyou do first?
    • A. 

      Cut the power at the breaker.

    • B. 

      Move the co-worker farther down the hall.

    • C. 

      Apply CPR.

    • D. 

      Call 911.

  • 29. 
    A customer reports that an optical drive in a PC is no longerresponding. What question should you ask first?
    • A. 

      “What has changed since the optical drive worked properly?”

    • B. 

      “Did you log in with your administrator account?”

    • C. 

      “What did you modify since the optical drive worked?”

    • D. 

      “Have you been to any inappropriate websites?”

  • 30. 
    Which device can store a maximum of 1.44 MB on a removabledisk?
    • A. 

      Floppy drive

    • B. 

      CD-ROM

    • C. 

      ROM

    • D. 

      Compact Flash

  • 31. 
    What wireless networking standard operates at 5 GHz only?
    • A. 

      802.11a

    • B. 

      802.11b

    • C. 

      802.11g

    • D. 

      802.11n

  • 32. 
    What is the PC equivalent of FireWire?
    • A. 

      IEEE 1284

    • B. 

      USB

    • C. 

      IEEE 1394

    • D. 

      ISA

  • 33. 
    Which type of RAM has a peak transfer of 12,800 MB/s?
    • A. 

      DDR3-800

    • B. 

      DDR2-1600

    • C. 

      DDR3-1600

    • D. 

      DDR2-800

  • 34. 
    Which type of printer uses a print head, ribbon, and tractor feed?
    • A. 

      Laser

    • B. 

      Impact

    • C. 

      Inkjet

    • D. 

      Thermal

  • 35. 
    What is a possible symptom of a failing CPU?
    • A. 

      CPU is beyond the recommended voltage range.

    • B. 

      Computer won’t boot.

    • C. 

      BIOS reports low temperatures within the case.

    • D. 

      Spyware is installed into the browser.

  • 36. 
    Which of the following cable types is not affected by EMI butrequires specialized tools to install?
    • A. 

      Cat 6

    • B. 

      STP

    • C. 

      Fiber optic

    • D. 

      Coaxial

  • 37. 
    A computer you are working on has a lot of dust inside it. Howshould you clean this?
    • A. 

      Disassemble the power supply and remove the dust.

    • B. 

      Use a vacuum to clean up the dust.

    • C. 

      Use a surface dust cleaning solution.

    • D. 

      Use compressed air to remove the dust.

  • 38. 
    Setting an administrator password in the BIOS accomplisheswhich of the following?
    • A. 

      Prevents a user from rearranging the boot order

    • B. 

      Prevents a user from reading e-mail

    • C. 

      Prevents a virus from infecting the MBR

    • D. 

      Prevents an attacker from opening the case

  • 39. 
    Which function is performed by the external power supply of alaptop?
    • A. 

      Increases voltage

    • B. 

      Stores power

    • C. 

      Converts DC power to AC power

    • D. 

      Converts AC power to DC power

  • 40. 
    Which type of cable has only two twisted pairs?
    • A. 

      UTP

    • B. 

      POTS line

    • C. 

      Fiber

    • D. 

      Coaxial

  • 41. 
    How many pins would you see in a high-quality printhead on a dotmatrix printer?
    • A. 

      24

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      35

  • 42. 
    When it comes to computer case form factors, which of thefollowing provides the most room for effective cooling?
    • A. 

      ATX

    • B. 

      BTX

    • C. 

      ITX

    • D. 

      MicroATX

  • 43. 
    A co-worker is traveling to Europe and is bringing her computer.She asks you what safety concerns there might be. What shouldyou tell her?
    • A. 

      The computer is not usable in other countries.

    • B. 

      Check for a compatible power adapter for that country.

    • C. 

      Use a line conditioner for the correct voltage.

    • D. 

      Check the voltage selector on the power supply.

  • 44. 
    What is an LCD display’s contrast ratio defined as?
    • A. 

      Power consumption

    • B. 

      Display resolution and brightness

    • C. 

      The darkest and lightest outputs

    • D. 

      Power savings

  • 45. 
    Which of the following tools can protect you in the case of asurge?
    • A. 

      Torx wrench

    • B. 

      Antistatic strap

    • C. 

      Voltmeter

    • D. 

      Antistatic mat

  • 46. 
    What connector can have audio and video pass through it?
    • A. 

      VGA

    • B. 

      RGB

    • C. 

      DVI

    • D. 

      HDMI

  • 47. 
    While you are working on a computer at a customer’s home, thecustomer informs you that he needs to leave for about 10 minutesand that his 8-year-old son can help you with anything if you needit. What should you do?
    • A. 

      Tell the customer to get back home as soon as possible.

    • B. 

      Tell the customer that you are not responsible for the child.

    • C. 

      Tell the customer that an adult must be home while you work.

    • D. 

      Tell the customer that the child must be removed.

  • 48. 
    Which device limits network broadcasts, segments IP addressranges, and interconnects different physical media?
    • A. 

      Switch

    • B. 

      WAP

    • C. 

      Firewall

    • D. 

      Router

  • 49. 
    You just upgraded the CPU. Which of the following can make yourcomputer shut down automatically after a few minutes? (Selectthe best answer.)
    • A. 

      Wrong CPU driver.

    • B. 

      Wrong voltage to the CPU.

    • C. 

      Incorrect CPU has been installed.

    • D. 

      The CPU has overheated.

  • 50. 
    Which of the following power connections might be used by harddrives? (Select the two best answers.)
    • A. 

      8-pin

    • B. 

      7-pin

    • C. 

      Molex

    • D. 

      15-pin

    • E. 

      Berg

  • 51. 
    Which of the following is a valid IPv4 address for a network host?
    • A. 

      127.0.0.1

    • B. 

      169.254.0.0/16

    • C. 

      172.17.58.254

    • D. 

      255.10.15.7

  • 52. 
    If a lot of data is flowing through a network card, what should theactivity light look like?
    • A. 

      Unlit

    • B. 

      Rapid, erratic flashing

    • C. 

      Solid green

    • D. 

      Solid yellow

  • 53. 
    You want to upgrade memory in your computer. Which of the followingis user-replaceable memory in a PC?
    • A. 

      CMOS

    • B. 

      BIOS

    • C. 

      DRAM

    • D. 

      SRAM

    • E. 

      ROM

  • 54. 
    You are working on a very old printer, and it starts to smoke.What should you do?
    • A. 

      Turn off the printer.

    • B. 

      Call 911.

    • C. 

      Unplug the printer.

    • D. 

      Call maintenance.

    • E. 

      Tell the printer it is bad to smoke.

  • 55. 
    Which technology has the fastest data transfer rate?
    • A. 

      802.11a

    • B. 

      802.11b

    • C. 

      802.11g

    • D. 

      802.11n

  • 56. 
    You are asked to fix a problem with a customer’s domaincontroller that is outside the scope of your knowledge. Whataction should you take?
    • A. 

      Learn on the job by trying to fix the problem.

    • B. 

      Tell the customer that the problem should be reported to another technician.

    • C. 

      Assure the customer that the problem will be fixed very soon.

    • D. 

      Help the customer find the appropriate channels to fix the problem.

  • 57. 
    Of the following, which IP address is private?
    • A. 

      11.58.254.169

    • B. 

      169.255.10.41

    • C. 

      172.31.1.1

    • D. 

      192.169.0.1

  • 58. 
    How should you remain in the face of adversity?
    • A. 

      Wavering

    • B. 

      Decisive

    • C. 

      Positive

    • D. 

      Certain

  • 59. 
    What is the local loopback IPv6 address?
    • A. 

      127.0.0.1

    • B. 

      ::1

    • C. 

      192.168.0.0

    • D. 

      FE80::/10

  • 60. 
    Which of the following statements is correct concerning IPv6addresses?
    • A. 

      They cannot be used with IPv4.

    • B. 

      They are supported by all routers.

    • C. 

      They represent addressing using 128 bits.

    • D. 

      They require fiber-optic connections.

  • 61. 
    What operating CPU temperature is typical?
    • A. 

      60° Fahrenheit

    • B. 

      60° Celsius

    • C. 

      72° Fahrenheit

    • D. 

      72° Celsius

  • 62. 
    You need to install a printer that can be used to print payrollchecks on paper forms that have a carbon backing. Which printertechnology should you select?
    • A. 

      Impact

    • B. 

      Laser

    • C. 

      Inkjet

    • D. 

      Thermal

  • 63. 
    In current motherboards, which memory bus width can beaccomplished by using the dual channel technology?
    • A. 

      64-bit

    • B. 

      128-bit

    • C. 

      256-bit

    • D. 

      448-bit

  • 64. 
    Which of the following best describes a hub?
    • A. 

      Inspects traffic and accepts or declines transmission

    • B. 

      Determines the best route to transmit data

    • C. 

      Broadcasts data to all network devices

    • D. 

      Broadcasts data to specific network devices

  • 65. 
    Which of the following tools could a person use to test an ACoutlet? (Select the two best answers.)
    • A. 

      Multimeter

    • B. 

      PSU tester

    • C. 

      Receptacle tester

    • D. 

      Loopback plug

  • 66. 
    What maximum data transfer rate is IEEE 1394b capable of?
    • A. 

      12 Mbps

    • B. 

      400 Mbps

    • C. 

      480 Mbps

    • D. 

      800 Mbps

    • E. 

      5 Gbps

  • 67. 
    Which of the following is not a configuration that can be made inthe BIOS?
    • A. 

      Boot sequence

    • B. 

      Temperature thresholds

    • C. 

      Overclocking

    • D. 

      Install drivers

    • E. 

      Intrusion detection

  • 68. 
    Which of the following traits and port numbers are associatedwith POP3?
    • A. 

      Receives inbound e-mail on port 110

    • B. 

      Receives inbound e-mail on port 25

    • C. 

      Sends outbound e-mail on port 110

    • D. 

      Sends outbound e-mail on port 25

  • 69. 
    When working on a computer, which of the following should youdisconnect to prevent electrical shock? (Select the two bestanswers.)
    • A. 

      Printer

    • B. 

      Mouse

    • C. 

      Telephone cord

    • D. 

      Power cord

  • 70. 
    Which of the following controls the connection between the CPUand the PCIe x16 expansion slot?
    • A. 

      Northbridge

    • B. 

      Power supply

    • C. 

      Memory

    • D. 

      Memory controller

  • 71. 
    What is the recommended method for handling an empty tonercartridge?
    • A. 

      Throw it away.

    • B. 

      Incinerate it.

    • C. 

      Refill it.

    • D. 

      Recycle it.

  • 72. 
    Which type of cable would you use to connect a laptop directly toa PC?
    • A. 

      Cat 5e patch cable

    • B. 

      Parallel cable

    • C. 

      IEEE 1394b cable

    • D. 

      Cat 5e crossover cable

  • 73. 
    A customer experiences a server crash. When you arrive, themanager is upset about this problem. What should you do in thisscenario?
    • A. 

      Stay calm and do the job as efficiently as possible.

    • B. 

      Take the customer out for a cup of coffee.

    • C. 

      Avoid the customer and get the job done quickly.

    • D. 

      Refer the customer to your supervisor.

  • 74. 
    Which of the following types of printers uses toner?
    • A. 

      Impact

    • B. 

      Laser

    • C. 

      Inkjet

    • D. 

      Thermal

  • 75. 
    As you are servicing a manager’s PC at your company, you runacross a list of names of employees who are supposedly aboutto be let go from the company. Some of these people are coworkers.What should you do?
    • A. 

      Turn the sheet over.

    • B. 

      Act as if you never saw the list.

    • C. 

      In secret, tell everyone who was on the list.

    • D. 

      Yell at the manager for having that list out.

  • 76. 
    In order to perform a network installation of Windows, whichof the following must be supported by the computer’s networkinterface card?
    • A. 

      PXE

    • B. 

      PCI

    • C. 

      PCL

    • D. 

      PnP

  • 77. 
    In which of the following slots would you place an 8x video card?
    • A. 

      PCI

    • B. 

      PCIe

    • C. 

      AGP

    • D. 

      AMR

  • 78. 
    Which of the following is the newest type of mouse connection?
    • A. 

      Serial

    • B. 

      USB

    • C. 

      PS/2

    • D. 

      Parallel

  • 79. 
    How can you reduce the chance of ESD? (Select the three bestanswers.)
    • A. 

      Use an antistatic strap.

    • B. 

      Use an antistatic mat.

    • C. 

      Raise the temperature.

    • D. 

      Raise the humidity.

    • E. 

      Lower the humidity.

    • F. 

      Work in a carpeted area.

  • 80. 
    Which of the following is a unique characteristic of a dual-coreprocessor versus a single-core processor?
    • A. 

      A dual-core processor has two cores, with separate caches, on the same physical chip.

    • B. 

      A dual-core processor has several unique cores, with the same cache, on two different chips.

    • C. 

      A dual-core processor uses higher voltage than a single- core processor.

    • D. 

      A dual-core processor requires more RAM to function than a single-core processor.

  • 81. 
    Which of the following devices is the least likely to be replaced ona laptop?
    • A. 

      CPU

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      PC Card

    • D. 

      Keyboard

  • 82. 
    If your “bandwidth” is 1000 Mbps, how many bits are yousending/receiving? (Select the two best answers.)
    • A. 

      100,000,000 bits per minute

    • B. 

      1000 bits per second

    • C. 

      1,000,000,000 bits per second

    • D. 

      1 gigabit per second

  • 83. 
    Which of the following is an example of a broadband connection?
    • A. 

      Cable Internet

    • B. 

      Ethernet

    • C. 

      Client/Server

    • D. 

      IEEE 802.3

  • 84. 
    Which of the following can send data the farthest?
    • A. 

      Multi-mode fiber

    • B. 

      Single-mode fiber

    • C. 

      STP

    • D. 

      Coaxial

  • 85. 
    You need to expand the peripherals of a computer, but the systemdoesn’t have enough ports. Which type of card should you install?
    • A. 

      Modem

    • B. 

      Network adapter

    • C. 

      USB card

    • D. 

      TV tuner card

  • 86. 
    Which of the following is a typical speed of a SATA hard drive?
    • A. 

      1000 Mbps

    • B. 

      3.1 GHz

    • C. 

      8 GB

    • D. 

      7200 RPM

  • 87. 
    Which of the following should you use to clean a monitor’s screenif you are not sure how to do so?
    • A. 

      Isopropyl alcohol

    • B. 

      Mild detergent

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      Boric acid

  • 88. 
    Which of the following best describes the differences between aswitch and a router?
    • A. 

      A switch interconnects devices on the same network so that they can communicate, whereas a router interconnects one or more networks.

    • B. 

      A router broadcasts all data packets that are sent on the network, and a switch transmits data directly to the device.

    • C. 

      A switch broadcasts all data packets that are sent on the network, and a router transmits data directly to the device.

    • D. 

      A switch interconnects one or more networks, whereas a router interconnect devices on a network.

  • 89. 
    Ray wants to install a new internal SATA hard drive in his computer.Which types of cables should he connect to the drive? (Selectthe two best answers.)
    • A. 

      7-pin data cable

    • B. 

      40-pin data cable

    • C. 

      4-pin power cable

    • D. 

      15-pin power cable

  • 90. 
    A group of users in ABC Corp. needs to back up several gigabytesof data daily. Which of the following is the best media for thisscenario?
    • A. 

      DVD

    • B. 

      Dual-Layer DVD

    • C. 

      External USB hard drive

    • D. 

      DLT