My Study Of A Plus Exam 3

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A Plus Certification Quizzes & Trivia

Practice questions for 2009 a+ exam.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is a benefit of using a password generator?
    • A. 

      Generators create new passwords every time a user signs in to prevent social engineering.

    • B. 

      Generators eliminate the requirement to establish log-in attempt limitations.

    • C. 

      Generators extend the requirement to periodically change passwords.

    • D. 

      Generators eliminate ausers tendency to create passwords that can be a security liability.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following describes the random access memory limitations with Vista 32-bit operating system?
    • A. 

      2GB

    • B. 

      4GB

    • C. 

      8GB

    • D. 

      128GB

  • 3. 
    Which of the following describes the S-video mini-DIN connector on laptops?
    • A. 

      Allows a LCD projectors output to display on a laptops screen

    • B. 

      Allows analog video output to a variety of devices

    • C. 

      Allows digital video to a variety of devices

    • D. 

      Allows digital video and audio to a variety of devices

  • 4. 
    Which of the following components should be in contact with thermal compound? (Select TWO).
    • A. 

      Motherboard

    • B. 

      Fan

    • C. 

      Heatsink

    • D. 

      CPU

    • E. 

      Capacitors

  • 5. 
    Which of the following components prevents a motherboard from making electrical contact with the case it is in?
    • A. 

      Riser cards

    • B. 

      Standoffs

    • C. 

      Screws

    • D. 

      Daughterboard

  • 6. 
    Which of the following Internet connectivity methods MOST commonly uses the PPPoE authentication method?
    • A. 

      Dial-up

    • B. 

      Cable

    • C. 

      DSL

    • D. 

      Satellite

  • 7. 
    In which of the following locations can a browser pull files in order to avoid pulling them from the Internet?
    • A. 

      Temporary Internet Files

    • B. 

      Browser Plug-Ins

    • C. 

      Downloaded Program Files

    • D. 

      Windows Temporary Files

  • 8. 
    Which of the following addresses would be assigned by APIPA?
    • A. 

      169.254.0.15

    • B. 

      10.0.0.25

    • C. 

      172.16.1.15

    • D. 

      192.168.0.15

  • 9. 
    Which of the following BEST describes a Trojan horse?
    • A. 

      Malicious software that monitors Internet surfing habits

    • B. 

      Malicious software that is self-replicating and self-propagating

    • C. 

      Malicious software attached to another piece of software

    • D. 

      Malicious software attached to an incoming email

  • 10. 
    Which of the following BEST describes a worm?
    • A. 

      Malicious software that is self-replicating and self-propagating

    • B. 

      Malicious software that changes theusers home page

    • C. 

      Malicious software attached to another piece of software

    • D. 

      Malicious software that monitors Internet surfing habits

  • 11. 
    Which of the following BEST describes the function of ECC in a RAM module?
    • A. 

      Ability to bypass the IRQ channels to work directly with the CPU

    • B. 

      Ability to detect hardware incompatibilities and resolve them

    • C. 

      Ability to detect and correct single bit errors in memory

    • D. 

      Ability to use varying levels of voltage for power saving

  • 12. 
    Which of the following devices would enable a user to use multiple computers with a single monitor?
    • A. 

      KVM

    • B. 

      USB hub

    • C. 

      Graphics adaptor

    • D. 

      Capture card

  • 13. 
    An external hard drive installation has caused a system to crash. Which of the following would be the BEST startup selection?
    • A. 

      Debugging Mode

    • B. 

      Safe Mode with Command Prompt

    • C. 

      Last Known Good Configuration

    • D. 

      Active Directory Restore Mode

  • 14. 
    A technician is upgrading a computer for a customer that wishes to have faster than 54MB/s wireless LAN connection. Which of the following standards should the technician upgrade to?
    • A. 

      802.11g wireless card

    • B. 

      802.11n wireless card

    • C. 

      802.11a wireless card

    • D. 

      802.11b wireless card

  • 15. 
    A system is malfunctioning and the technician has asked the user about any recent changes to the system. Before the technician performs any diagnostics which of the following actions should the technician take?
    • A. 

      Run a power supply test.

    • B. 

      Run a backup routine.

    • C. 

      Apply the latest service pack.

    • D. 

      Boot into Safe Mode.

  • 16. 
    A technician has asked a user about any recent changes to a system and was able to backup all the important data prior to troubleshooting. Which of the following should the technician do NEXT?
    • A. 

      Create a checklist of the most likely issues.

    • B. 

      Update all software to determine if this corrects the problem.

    • C. 

      Check the security log for error codes.

    • D. 

      Restore the backup to a new hard drive.

  • 17. 
    A customer receives a bluescreen message. The customer asks the technician, What is a bluescreen message? How should the technician respond?
    • A. 

      Explain that it is a message that assists in identifying problems based on the error code.

    • B. 

      Explain that it is difficult to tell what is wrong without accessing the Microsoft Knowledge Base and looking up the specific code.

    • C. 

      Tell the customer that abluescreen is another name for stop error.

    • D. 

      Tell the customer that abluescreen message means their data is lost and the operating system needs to be updated.

  • 18. 
    A technician hears a sound that resembles a ticking clock coming from a system. Which of the following is MOST likely causing the sound?
    • A. 

      Under powered fan

    • B. 

      Failed fan

    • C. 

      System clock feature

    • D. 

      Failing hard drive

  • 19. 
    Which of the following will BEST prevent theft of monitors and laptops?
    • A. 

      Logical Token

    • B. 

      Pad locks

    • C. 

      RSA keys

    • D. 

      Cable locks

  • 20. 
    A customer has a 12 laptop computer. In the office they want to use a 24 LCD monitor, full size keyboard, and a regular mouse without having to connect all of the devices each time. Which of the following will allow this functionality?
    • A. 

      Docking station

    • B. 

      Daisy chain

    • C. 

      Network Hub

    • D. 

      Crossover cable

  • 21. 
    A customer states they want a new hard drive that is resistant to shock. Which of the following can be installed to accommodate the customers request?
    • A. 

      PATA hard drive

    • B. 

      SATA hard drive with a rubber gasket

    • C. 

      Solid state hard drive

    • D. 

      SCSI drive with properly terminated ends

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is part of the TCP/IP network configuration? (Select TWO).
    • A. 

      AppleTalk

    • B. 

      DHCP

    • C. 

      IPX/SPX

    • D. 

      DNS

    • E. 

      NetBEUI

  • 23. 
    Which of the following BEST describes what a VPN is?
    • A. 

      A testing protocol to verify the strength of a security infrastructure using mock intrusion attacks.

    • B. 

      A private network between two computers using wireless cards without using a wireless access point between them.

    • C. 

      A secured line of communication between two points through a public network.

    • D. 

      A networking protocol used for the propagation of virus data to ensure anti-virus is up to date.

  • 24. 
    When performing a Windows installation on a computer that has its hard drives connected to a new SATA card, which of the following must be performed for the installation to be successful?
    • A. 

      Use the Windows XP Professional for SATA card support feature when installing Windows.

    • B. 

      Create a utilities partition on the hard disk prior to OS install.

    • C. 

      Disable the system BIOS so the SATA card can take boot precedence.

    • D. 

      Press F6 when prompted to load the additional drivers.

  • 25. 
    Which of the following should be plugged into a UPS located at a users desk? (Select THREE).
    • A. 

      Laser Printer

    • B. 

      Monitor

    • C. 

      Laptop AC Adapter

    • D. 

      Portable Heater

    • E. 

      Computer