IT Essentials Chapter 1 V5.0

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Version 5. 0 2014


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  • 1. 
    Which type of memory is primarily used as cache memory?
    • A. 

      DRAM

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      ROM

    • D. 

      SRAM

  • 2. 
    Which two considerations would be of the greatest importance when building a workstation that will run multiple virtual machines? (Choose two.)
    • A. 

      High-end sound card

    • B. 

      Number of CPU cores

    • C. 

      Water cooling

    • D. 

      Powerful video card

    • E. 

      Amount of RAM

  • 3. 
    Which two devices are considered input devices? (Choose two.)
    • A. 

      Digital camera

    • B. 

      Printer

    • C. 

      Speakers

    • D. 

      Biometric authentication device

    • E. 

      Projector

  • 4. 
    Which three devices are considered output devices? (Choose three.)
    • A. 

      Headphones

    • B. 

      Keyboard

    • C. 

      Fingerprint scanner

    • D. 

      Monitor

    • E. 

      Mouse

    • F. 

      Printer

  • 5. 
    A user playing a game on a gaming PC with a standard EIDE 5400 RPM hard drive finds the performance unsatisfactory. Which hard drive upgrade would improve performance while providing more reliability and using less power?
    • A. 

      A 7200 RPM SATA hard drive

    • B. 

      A 7200 RPM EIDE hard drive

    • C. 

      An SSD

    • D. 

      A 10,000 RPM SATA hard drive

  • 6. 
    Which hardware upgrade would allow the processor in a gaming PC to provide the optimal gaming performance?
    • A. 

      A fast EIDE drive

    • B. 

      Large amounts of fast RAM

    • C. 

      Liquid cooling

    • D. 

      A high capacity external hard drive

  • 7. 
    Which two storage devices use a magnetic medium for storing data? (Choose two.)
    • A. 

      Tape drive

    • B. 

      Solid state drive

    • C. 

      Hard disk drive

    • D. 

      Compact disk drive

    • E. 

      Blue-ray disk drive

  • 8. 
    Refer to the exhibit. Which type of adapter is shown?
    • A. 

      Network interface

    • B. 

      Sound

    • C. 

      Video

    • D. 

      RAID

  • 9. 
    Which component controls the communications and interactions between the CPU and other components on the motherboard?
    • A. 

      RAM

    • B. 

      CMOS

    • C. 

      Chipset

    • D. 

      BIOS

  • 10. 
    Which memory module has a front side bus speed of 200 MHz?
    • A. 

      DDR3-667

    • B. 

      PC100 SDRAM

    • C. 

      DDR-400*

    • D. 

      DDR-333

  • 11. 
    What are two factors that must be considered when choosing a computer case? (Choose two.)
    • A. 

      The number of LED indicators at the front of the case

    • B. 

      The size of the motherboard and the power supply

    • C. 

      The vendor that manufactured the motherboard

    • D. 

      The size of the monitor

    • E. 

      The number of internal drive locations

  • 12. 
    Which unit of measurement is used to indicate the hard drive speed?
    • A. 

      Pages per minute

    • B. 

      Gigabytes

    • C. 

      Revolutions per minute

    • D. 

      Clusters per minute

  • 13. 
    Refer to the exhibit. Which type of video card expansion slot is depicted?
    • A. 

      PCIe

    • B. 

      ISA

    • C. 

      PCI

    • D. 

      AGP

  • 14. 
    What type of connector can be used to connect an eSATA interface to an external SATA drive?
    • A. 

      7-pin connector

    • B. 

      9-pin connector

    • C. 

      15-pin connector

    • D. 

      5-pin connector

  • 15. 
    Where can the input voltage selection be changed from 110 volts to 220 volts on a computer system?
    • A. 

      On the motherboard

    • B. 

      Where can the input voltage selection be changed from 110 volts to 220 volts on a computer in the BIOS

    • C. 

      On the back of the power supply

    • D. 

      In the operating system control panel

  • 16. 
    Refer to the exhibit. Which type of cable is shown in the graphic?
    • A. 

      USB

    • B. 

      Parallel

    • C. 

      FireWire

    • D. 

      Serial

  • 17. 
    Which two activities are normally controlled by the Northbridge part of the chipset? (Choose two.)
    • A. 

      Communication between the CPU and the sound card

    • B. 

      Communication between the CPU and the hard drive

    • C. 

      Access to the RAM

    • D. 

      Communication between the CPU and the I/O ports

    • E. 

      Access to the video card

  • 18. 
    Which two pieces of information are needed before selecting a power supply? (Choose two.)
    • A. 

      The total wattage of all components

    • B. 

      The voltage requirements of peripheral devices

    • C. 

      The form factor of the case

    • D. 

      The type of CPU

    • E. 

      The installed operating system

  • 19. 
    A technician looks at a motherboard and sees a 24-pin connector. What component would connect to the motherboard through the use of this 24-pin connector?
    • A. 

      Power supply

    • B. 

      SATA drive

    • C. 

      Video card

    • D. 

      PATA optical drive

    • E. 

      Floppy drive

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