CompTIA A+ Preparation Part 1

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CompTIA A+ Preparation Part 1

Part one of three quizzes based on the 220-701 and the 220-702 exams.


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  • 1. 
    You have been tasked with adding more RAM to a notebook computer. After purchasing the new SODIMM RAM it will not fit into the notebook. Why is this?
    • A. 

      The laptop uses a proprietary version of SODIMM and you must contact the manufacturer for the correct module.

    • B. 

      It does fit, all SODIMM's are a standard size and configuration.

    • C. 

      The keying notch differs on different types of SODIMM's, you must match the memory type to board.

    • D. 

      It's Hammer Time!

  • 2. 
    IEEE 1394 is commonly known as ..?
    • A. 

      USB 2.0

    • B. 

      Serial Port

    • C. 

      PS/2

    • D. 

      Firewire

  • 3. 
    What is the current standard expansion slot for high end graphics cards?
    • A. 

      PCI

    • B. 

      AGP

    • C. 

      PCIe

    • D. 

      PATA

  • 4. 
    You've just moved to another country and brought your old computer with you. After purchasing a power cord that will let you plug the computer into the wall socket of your new home what should you do before you turn on the computer?
    • A. 

      Make sure that the two-position slider switch on the rear of the power supply is set to the voltage level of the country where it is located.

    • B. 

      Make sure your USB mouse is rated for the voltage level of the country you are in.

    • C. 

      Boot into BIOS setup and change your power settings.

    • D. 

      Make sure that there is a local internet provider available for your language.

  • 5. 
    The average power supply produces which five output voltages?
    • A. 

      +3.3 VDC

    • B. 

      -0.3 VDC

    • C. 

      +5 VDC

    • D. 

      -5 VDC

    • E. 

      +12 VDC

    • F. 

      -12 VDC

    • G. 

      +115 VDC

    • H. 

      -230 VDC

  • 6. 
    You've been instructed to degauss a monitor. When you get to the computer in question there are two monitors there. One is a CRT and the other is a LCD screen. Which one or ones should you perform this operation on?
    • A. 

      The LCD screen

    • B. 

      The CRT screen

    • C. 

      Both, a monitor is a monitor after all

    • D. 

      Neither, degaussing is not done to monitors at all

  • 7. 
    WUXGA has a maximum resolution of......?
    • A. 

      1900 x 1200

    • B. 

      1680 x 1050

    • C. 

      1024 x 768

    • D. 

      800 x 600

  • 8. 
    The DVI connector that is a combination analog/digital connector is?
    • A. 

      DVI-A

    • B. 

      DVI-D

    • C. 

      DVI-I

    • D. 

      DVI-7

  • 9. 
    What is the standard form factor size of a laptop hard drive?
    • A. 

      Three and a half inches

    • B. 

      Two and a half inches

    • C. 

      Four inches

    • D. 

      The same size as a standard desktop had drive.

  • 10. 
    The built in pointing device on most laptops is called a ________?
    • A. 

      Touchpad

    • B. 

      Mouse Pad

    • C. 

      Touch screen

    • D. 

      Finger Mouse

  • 11. 
    The most common PC Card slot on a laptop for modems and Lan adapters is which type of slot?
    • A. 

      Type I slot

    • B. 

      Type II slot

    • C. 

      Type III slot

    • D. 

      Type O negative slot

  • 12. 
    Which Global state of laptop power management is the normal working state?
    • A. 

      G0

    • B. 

      G1

    • C. 

      G2

    • D. 

      G3

    • E. 

      S4

  • 13. 
    You have to clean the pick-up rollers of a printer. Why should you or shouldn't you use alcohol?
    • A. 

      Have you ever seen a drunk roller?

    • B. 

      It gives the rollers better grip to pick up paper.

    • C. 

      It can dry out the rollers causing them not to work as desired.

    • D. 

      It can leave greasy marks on the paper.

  • 14. 
    You  are asked to ship a laser printer to another office in your company. The printer has been in use in your office. What should you do before shipping it?
    • A. 

      Remove the toner cartridge

    • B. 

      Package it in foam peanuts

    • C. 

      Unplug the power cord from the printer

    • D. 

      Remove the paper from the tray. Let them buy their own supplies!

  • 15. 
    The maximum Bluetooth range is?
    • A. 

      65 feet

    • B. 

      330 feet

    • C. 

      225 feet

    • D. 

      15 feet

  • 16. 
    What is the last step in installing and configuring a printer?
    • A. 

      Educate users about basic functionality.

    • B. 

      Print a test page.

    • C. 

      Configure default settings.

    • D. 

      Print out a personal email.

  • 17. 
    What are three ways to open the Task Manager?
    • A. 

      Ctrl + Alt + Del > Click Task Manager.

    • B. 

      Windows key + T.

    • C. 

      Ctrl + Shift + Esc.

    • D. 

      Right click on the Task Bar and select " Task Manager" from the popup menu.

    • E. 

      Start > Control Panel > System > Task Manager.

  • 18. 
    Which hive of the registry includes information about which file extensions map to particular applications?
    • A. 

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

    • B. 

      HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG

    • C. 

      HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT

    • D. 

      HKEY_USERS

  • 19. 
    Which file loads first when starting Windows?
    • A. 

      NTLDR

    • B. 

      NTOSKRNL.EXE

    • C. 

      BOOT.INI

    • D. 

      BOOT.EXE

  • 20. 
    What does the three character file extension say about a file?
    • A. 

      That it can have a longer name.

    • B. 

      What type of file it is.

    • C. 

      What program is used to open the file.

    • D. 

      Information regarding when the file was first made.

  • 21. 
    Which task is not available using Windows Explorer?
    • A. 

      Viewing files and directories.

    • B. 

      Changing file attributes.

    • C. 

      Launching programs.

    • D. 

      Formatting new disks

    • E. 

      Set a restore point.

  • 22. 
    What tool lets you test Direct X?
    • A. 

      MSConfig.

    • B. 

      DXDiag.

    • C. 

      GraphX.

    • D. 

      Nvidia Control Panel.

  • 23. 
    Installing two operating systems to one computer is known as?
    • A. 

      Dual-boot configuration.

    • B. 

      Doubling up

    • C. 

      Twin system configuration.

    • D. 

      Bi-directional bootstraping.

  • 24. 
    Partition information is contained in the_______?
    • A. 

      BIOS.

    • B. 

      Master File Table(MFT)

    • C. 

      Master Boot Record(MBR).

    • D. 

      HAL

  • 25. 
    Windows XP Professional can be upgraded to Windows Vista Home Premium. True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False