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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is dangerous and should only be opened by a Specially Trained Professional
    • A. 

      CPU

    • B. 

      Laser Printer

    • C. 

      Monitor

    • D. 

      Laptop Computer

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is not stored on a CMOS Chip? (Choose all that apply)
    • A. 

      Hard drive Configuration

    • B. 

      Printer Configuration

    • C. 

      Memory Configuration

    • D. 

      Video Configuration

    • E. 

      Time Configuration

  • 3. 
    When someone says they need to install more Ram, which ram are they more commonaly referring to?
    • A. 

      SRAM

    • B. 

      DRAM

    • C. 

      VRAM

    • D. 

      QRAM

    • E. 

      CRAM

  • 4. 
    Which of the following are considered Serial interfaces? (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      IEEE 1294

    • B. 

      FireWire

    • C. 

      USB

    • D. 

      ECP

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is commonly referred to as FIREWIRE?
    • A. 

      IEEE 1294

    • B. 

      IEEE 1394

    • C. 

      ISO 2000

    • D. 

      IEEE 1994

  • 6. 
    Which Cable is used to connect a Floppy Drive?
    • A. 

      15 Pin Ribbon Cable

    • B. 

      30 Ribbon Cable

    • C. 

      34 Pin Ribbon Cable

    • D. 

      40 Pin Ribbon Cable

    • E. 

      50 Pin Ribbon Cable

  • 7. 
    Which IRQ cascades with IRQ2?
    • A. 

      IRQ 10

    • B. 

      IRQ 11

    • C. 

      IRQ 9

    • D. 

      IRQ 2 is used by the Mouse

    • E. 

      IRQ 8

  • 8. 
    What is the maximum resolution supported by the VGA Monitor?
    • A. 

      400 x 800

    • B. 

      640 x 480

    • C. 

      800 x 1200

    • D. 

      800 x 600

  • 9. 
    What is the purpose of the Transfer corona in the laser printer?
    • A. 

      It transfers the ink to the paper

    • B. 

      It charges the paper so the ink sticks to it

    • C. 

      It moves the paper through the fusion rollers

    • D. 

      It fuses the toner to the paper

  • 10. 
    Which of these offers the slowest transfer speed between a printer and a computer?
    • A. 

      Parallel

    • B. 

      Serial

    • C. 

      USB

    • D. 

      Network Printer

  • 11. 
    Which motherboard socket type is used on the Pentium IV chip?
    • A. 

      Socket 478

    • B. 

      Socket 458

    • C. 

      Socket A

    • D. 

      Slot 3

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is used to store data and programs for repeated use, can be added and deleted at will, and will not lose its data when power is removed?
    • A. 

      Ram

    • B. 

      ROM

    • C. 

      L3 Cache

    • D. 

      Hard drive

    • E. 

      L1 Cache

  • 13. 
    What is also known as a Mini-Din connector?
    • A. 

      RJ-11

    • B. 

      RJ-9

    • C. 

      PS/2

    • D. 

      EPP

  • 14. 
    What are the voltages supplied by an ATX power supply?
    • A. 

      3.3 volts

    • B. 

      5 volts

    • C. 

      120 volts

    • D. 

      110 volts

    • E. 

      12 volts

  • 15. 
    How would you fix a computer whose IDE controller has gone bad? (choose 2)
    • A. 

      Install a hard drive with a built in controller.

    • B. 

      Replace the motherboard

    • C. 

      Replace the Hard drive

    • D. 

      Install an IDE card

  • 16. 
    What is used to create the image of a page on the drum when using a laser printer?
    • A. 

      Drum Charge

    • B. 

      Laser

    • C. 

      Cleaner

    • D. 

      Corona Wire

  • 17. 
    Raid 1 is also known as _________?
    • A. 

      Data Striping

    • B. 

      Data Striping with parity

    • C. 

      Disk Mirroring

    • D. 

      Data Transfer with parity

  • 18. 
    Serial ATA Standard transfer rates begin at ______?
    • A. 

      33MBps

    • B. 

      133MBps

    • C. 

      100MBps

    • D. 

      66MBps

    • E. 

      150MBps

  • 19. 
    Which network topology uses a single coax trunk cable and is terminated at both ends?
    • A. 

      Mesh

    • B. 

      Bus

    • C. 

      Star

    • D. 

      Extended Star

    • E. 

      Token

  • 20. 
    What controls the amount of RAM a CPU can control or address
    • A. 

      Number of memory slots the Motherboard has

    • B. 

      Width of the address bus

    • C. 

      Memory type

    • D. 

      Operating system

    • E. 

      BIOS

  • 21. 
    Which of the following IRQ's does Com 1 use by default
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      3

    • E. 

      4

  • 22. 
    USB 2.0 is combatable with USB 1.1
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    At which end do you terminate the SCSI Bus?
    • A. 

      At each SCSI device on the bus

    • B. 

      Between the host adapter and the first device

    • C. 

      At the host adapter only

    • D. 

      Both the host adapter and the last device in the chain

  • 24. 
    You just installed a new SCSI disk drive into an existing computer system. You set the SCSI ID of the new drive to 7. You cannot get the new SCSI drive to boot. What's the most likely cause? [Choose the best answer]
    • A. 

      The drive is not properly terminated

    • B. 

      The SCSI ID of the HBA is set to 7 by default

    • C. 

      The drive is defective and needs to be replaced

    • D. 

      The SCSI ID is not valid

  • 25. 
    USB is an acronym for what?
    • A. 

      Universal System Bios

    • B. 

      Universal System Bus

    • C. 

      Universal Serial Bus

    • D. 

      Universal Standard Bus

  • 26. 
    When a piece of paper comes out of a laser printer almost completely black, the primary corona has failed to properly charge the _____________ ?
    • A. 

      Rollers

    • B. 

      EP Drum

    • C. 

      Fuser

    • D. 

      Toner

  • 27. 
    What IRQ is used for the Primary IDE hard disk controller?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      13

    • D. 

      14

    • E. 

      15

  • 28. 
    Which of the following is true about CMOS & BIOS (Select all correct answers)
    • A. 

      The BIOS and CMOS are totally unrelated

    • B. 

      CMOS stands for Complementary Metal Oxygen Sulphide

    • C. 

      The BIOS can be configured with information about system components in the setup screen that can be accessed durin bootup

    • D. 

      The BIOS is the Basic Input Output System

  • 29. 
    Where would you find a SO-DIMM Chip? (Select all that apply)
    • A. 

      In a Laser printer

    • B. 

      In an older IBM ATX machine

    • C. 

      In a laptop

    • D. 

      In a PDA

    • E. 

      On the newer Dual Core hardware motherboards

  • 30. 
    If a SCSI host adapter were controlling both external and internal devices where would the terminators need to be located?
    • A. 

      At the physical ends of the bus

    • B. 

      Between the internal devices and the host adapter and between the external devices and the host adapter.

    • C. 

      Between each device on the SCSI bus

    • D. 

      Only on the External bus

    • E. 

      On each side of the host adapter

  • 31. 
    At which clock speed should a Pentium 200 be run?
    • A. 

      200MHz

    • B. 

      133MHz

    • C. 

      233MHz

    • D. 

      266MHz

  • 32. 
    You just installed a Sound blaster audio card in a new PC. What IRQ is the default setting for the sound card?
    • A. 

      13

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      5

    • E. 

      10

  • 33. 
    LPT1 uses which of the following IRQ?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      3

    • E. 

      6

  • 34. 
    What is the Brain of the computer?
    • A. 

      BIOS

    • B. 

      CMOS

    • C. 

      CPU

    • D. 

      CACHE

  • 35. 
    Which of the following are Standard computer bus types? (Choose all that apply)
    • A. 

      Memory

    • B. 

      Power

    • C. 

      Address

    • D. 

      I/O

    • E. 

      IRQ

  • 36. 
    When reinstalling the system board you will notice 2 identical connectors that connect the power supply to the motherboard. If you forgot to mark which one goes where you can use what rule to get the correct.
    • A. 

      Red wire goes to the outside of both connectors

    • B. 

      Red to Red or it's dead, meaning place the red wires so that the red wire is on the right of the left connector and the left of the right connector

    • C. 

      Connectors are identical and it doenst matter which one you place where

    • D. 

      Black to black, back to back. Meaning place the black wires so that the black wire on is on the right side of the left connector and the left side of the right connector.

  • 37. 
    When booting the system you notice on the screen "Floppy Disk Fail" what would the problem most likely be?
    • A. 

      This message is normal for PC that dont have a Floppy Drive

    • B. 

      The floppy drive is not functioning

    • C. 

      The floppy disk controller or cable is bad

    • D. 

      You are booting from a non-bootable floppy drive

  • 38. 
    What is the purpose of the Primary Corona?
    • A. 

      The primary corona is responsible for charging the paper to a positive charge to pull the toner off the drum and onto the paper

    • B. 

      The primary corona is responsible for transferring the image from the drum to the paper

    • C. 

      The primary corona is responsible for the creations of an electrical field that changes the voltage on the drum to a negative 600 volts

    • D. 

      The primary corona is responsible for charging the drum to 600v to prepare it for the image.

  • 39. 
    What is the Max length of a Parallel cable?
    • A. 

      9 feet

    • B. 

      15 feet

    • C. 

      12 meters

    • D. 

      12 feet

  • 40. 
    In which of the following sockets does a Pentium II XEON or Pentium III XEON fit?
    • A. 

      Super socket 7

    • B. 

      Slot A

    • C. 

      Slot II

    • D. 

      Socket 423

    • E. 

      Slot 1

  • 41. 
    Which of the following ports used for a printer is typically configured as IRQ7?
    • A. 

      USB

    • B. 

      Infrared

    • C. 

      Parallel port

    • D. 

      Serial port

  • 42. 
    Which printer type relies heavily on static charges to perform its printing operations?
    • A. 

      Laser

    • B. 

      Bubble Jet

    • C. 

      Injet

    • D. 

      Dot Matrix

    • E. 

      Daisy wheel

  • 43. 
    Which of the following devices uses IRQ 13 by default?
    • A. 

      System Timer

    • B. 

      Mouse

    • C. 

      Primary IDE Channel

    • D. 

      Math Coprocessor

    • E. 

      Com1/Com3

  • 44. 
    What type of PCMCIA slots are often used for modem PC cards
    • A. 

      Type I

    • B. 

      Type III

    • C. 

      Type IV

    • D. 

      Type II

  • 45. 
    When booting a computer, you receive the following message after the Power-On Self-Test (POST): "Immediately backup up your data and replace your hard disk drive. A failure may be imminent." This message is an example of what technology?
    • A. 

      ACPI

    • B. 

      SMART

    • C. 

      SCSI

    • D. 

      ATAPI

    • E. 

      UART

  • 46. 
    After replacing the floppy drive, when you restart the computer, the drive light goes on and stays on. What is the most likely cause of the problem?
    • A. 

      The floppy drive cable is faulty

    • B. 

      The floppy drive is not set up correctly in the BIOS

    • C. 

      The floppy drive data cable is not connected to the motherboard correctly

    • D. 

      The floppy drive power cable is not connected

  • 47. 
    Which of the following symptoms indicate IRQ conflicts? (Select all that apply)
    • A. 

      The system frequently locks up

    • B. 

      When you use the modem, the printer doesn't work; otherwise the printer is fine

    • C. 

      The mouse doesnt work

    • D. 

      The system audio sounds are broken up

  • 48. 
    NWLINK is a protocol designed for compatibility with which network operating system?
    • A. 

      Lantastic

    • B. 

      Novell Netware

    • C. 

      Linux

    • D. 

      Unix

    • E. 

      Apple talk

  • 49. 
    Dan called to report that when he tries to access his floppy drive, he gets the following message: General failure reading drive A:, Abort, Retry, Fail? Which of the following is NOT a possible cause of this error?
    • A. 

      The Disk in the drive is not formatted

    • B. 

      The disk does not have an operating system on it

    • C. 

      There isn't a disk in the drive

    • D. 

      The floppy disk is badly corrupted

  • 50. 
    Which of the following components in a laser printer are most likely to cause a paper jam?
    • A. 

      Laser fuser

    • B. 

      Photosensitive Drum

    • C. 

      Scanning Mirror

    • D. 

      Primary corona

    • E. 

      Transfer corona

  • 51. 
    You are replacing a computer in an office. The existing computer has been connected to a TCP/IP network, and you want to use the existing network card in the new computer. Which of the following configuration settings would you have to set in the new computer? (Select three.)
    • A. 

      Subnet Mask

    • B. 

      IP Address

    • C. 

      Network topology

    • D. 

      Mac address

    • E. 

      Default Gateway

  • 52. 
    Which components in a computer are typically NOT designed to be upgraded? (Choose two.)
    • A. 

      BIOS

    • B. 

      CPU L1 Cache

    • C. 

      PSU

    • D. 

      Motherboard chipset

    • E. 

      SCSI

  • 53. 
    Which CPUs use a 32-bit internal register size and a 64-bit data bus width? (Choose all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Itanium

    • B. 

      Pentium MMX

    • C. 

      Pentium 4 XEON

    • D. 

      Pentium 4

    • E. 

      Celeron

  • 54. 
    Which resolution was originally supported by the SVGA standard? (Choose the highest supported resolution.)
    • A. 

      1024 x 768

    • B. 

      800 x 600

    • C. 

      1280 x 1024

    • D. 

      640 x 800

  • 55. 
    After installing a new network card in a workstation, you want to configure the card to automatically receive an IP address. What protocol do you need to use?
    • A. 

      DNS

    • B. 

      WINS

    • C. 

      DHCP

    • D. 

      HTTP

    • E. 

      NWLINK

  • 56. 
    Which network connectivity device is available in active or passive design and is most often used in 10Base-T Ethernet networks?
    • A. 

      Gateway

    • B. 

      Repeater

    • C. 

      Bridge

    • D. 

      Router

    • E. 

      Hub

  • 57. 
    You are installing a second serial port in a computer that already has a serial port configured as COM1 and a parallel port configured as LPT1. To configure the port as COM2, which Interrupt Request (IRQ) should you assign to it?
    • A. 

      IRQ 7

    • B. 

      IRQ 3

    • C. 

      IRQ 4

    • D. 

      IRQ 5

  • 58. 
    An LVD Differential cable would likely be used for which of the following devices?
    • A. 

      A high speed laser printer

    • B. 

      A plasma LCD monitor

    • C. 

      A SCSI hard drive

    • D. 

      An external modem

  • 59. 
    SCSI devices use which of the following to connect to each other and the controller? (Select all that apply)
    • A. 

      DB-25 female connector

    • B. 

      50-pin Centronics connector

    • C. 

      Ribbon cable with 40-pin connectors

    • D. 

      68-pin HD "D" connector

    • E. 

      36-pin centronics connector

  • 60. 
    You have been given the job of troubleshooting and repairing a computer system with a monitor that displays random characters after boot up. What is the most likely cause of this problem?
    • A. 

      Bad monitor cable

    • B. 

      Failed memory on the video card

    • C. 

      Faulty system memory chips

    • D. 

      Bad monitor picture tube

  • 61. 
    Which socket is used by the Pentium 4 processors?
    • A. 

      Socket 7

    • B. 

      Socket 8

    • C. 

      MPGA 478

    • D. 

      PGA 370

    • E. 

      Socket 470

  • 62. 
    In a Pentium 4 computer running on the Windows 2000 platform, how could you identify all IRQs and I/O addresses already assigned to devices currently installed on the system? (Choose all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Run MSCONFIG from the Start/Run menu

    • B. 

      This is not relevent because Pentium 4 computers do not use IRQ or I/O addresses

    • C. 

      Use the Windows 2000 device manager to list them

    • D. 

      Use the Windows 2000 Computer Managament Support tool to list them

    • E. 

      Use the CMOS Setup utility to display them

  • 63. 
    Which of the following statements are true about liquid cooled systems? (Choose all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Liquid cooled systems add heat to the room in which the PC is located

    • B. 

      Liquid cooled systems do not use any fans

    • C. 

      Liquid cooled systems are quieter than air cooled systems

    • D. 

      Liquid cooled systems are more expensive than air cooled systems

    • E. 

      Liquid cooled systems tend to give off condensation

  • 64. 
    In an Ethernet network, what is the maximum cable length for UTP CAT 5e cables?
    • A. 

      100 yards

    • B. 

      100 meters

    • C. 

      500 meters

    • D. 

      185 meters

    • E. 

      250 meters

  • 65. 
    Which of the following uses Broadband transmission?
    • A. 

      Cable modem

    • B. 

      Ethernet

    • C. 

      ISDN

    • D. 

      DSL

    • E. 

      Firewire

  • 66. 
    You are installing two hard drives in a new PC. There are no drives installed when you start, and there is a primary IDE controller and a secondary IDE controller available. Each drive is to be partitioned with a primary and an extended/logical partition. Each drive will be on a separate drive controller. In this configuration, what is the default drive letter of the extended/logical partition on the drive on the primary IDE controller?
    • A. 

      E

    • B. 

      F

    • C. 

      G

    • D. 

      H

    • E. 

      D

  • 67. 
    Before working inside a monitor, what precautions should you take to avoid electrocution? (Choose two.)
    • A. 

      Use a high-voltage probe to discharge the stored charges

    • B. 

      Place the monitor on a grounding mat

    • C. 

      Unplug the monitor from the wall outlet

    • D. 

      Wear an Anti-static wrist strap on both hands

  • 68. 
    Which of the following protocols is defined in IEEE 802.3 and uses CSMA/CD?
    • A. 

      IP

    • B. 

      Ethernet

    • C. 

      TCP

    • D. 

      IPX

    • E. 

      Token ring

  • 69. 
    A female DB-25 connector (also called a 25-pin "D" connector) is most often used for which of the following?
    • A. 

      Parallel port

    • B. 

      Game/Joystick port

    • C. 

      Graphics port

    • D. 

      Serial port

    • E. 

      Network port

  • 70. 
    You are installing a new hard drive, and you set the jumpers according to the instructions. When you are ready to install the ribbon cable, what must be done to connect it to the hard drive?
    • A. 

      The jumper settings on the drive must be set to select whether a straight data cable or a cable with a twist is used.

    • B. 

      The power connector must be aligned with the red wire on the power cable

    • C. 

      The data connector must be aligned with the red stripe on the data cable to match pin 1 on the hard drive

    • D. 

      The ISA connector on the disk controller card must be aligned properly in EISA-type motherboard connectors

  • 71. 
    Which of the following is most likely to be associated with BNC connectors?
    • A. 

      Thinnet

    • B. 

      Ethernet

    • C. 

      Thicknet

    • D. 

      Wireless

    • E. 

      Telnet

  • 72. 
    You are trying to configure a laptop to use a PC-card external hard drive. When the PC-card is inserted into the laptop, it takes up both PCMCIA slots. What type of PC card is it?
    • A. 

      Type IV

    • B. 

      Type III

    • C. 

      Type II

    • D. 

      Type I

    • E. 

      PC Cards are not designed to take up 2 slots at a time

  • 73. 
    What did the ATAPI specification enable PC users to do? (Select two)
    • A. 

      Install up to two ATAPI devices on one interface

    • B. 

      Use a Sound card on a motherboard when the on-board sound doesnt work

    • C. 

      Configure a CD-ROM drive as an EIDE drive

    • D. 

      Configure a CD-ROM drive to play CD-Audio disk

    • E. 

      Allows you to configure a SCSI drive as your primary hard drive

  • 74. 
    What safety feature is incorporated into an Anti-static wrist strap?
    • A. 

      An alligator clip for quick disconnection

    • B. 

      A high-voltage fuse

    • C. 

      A resistor in the path to the ground

    • D. 

      Static eliminating material in the wrist band

    • E. 

      A quick release snap on the ground wire

  • 75. 
    Which Intel processors did the Errata 23 floating-point bug affect?
    • A. 

      Pentium II processors

    • B. 

      Pentium 60/66/75/90/100 MHz processors

    • C. 

      Pentium 166/200/233/266 MHz processors

    • D. 

      Pentium III processors

    • E. 

      AMD processors

  • 76. 
    Which of the following are methods of dispersing ink in inkjet printers? (chose two)
    • A. 

      Piezoelectric

    • B. 

      Electrophotographic

    • C. 

      Thermal

    • D. 

      LED

    • E. 

      Dye-sublimation

  • 77. 
    You have installed two new 80GB hard disk drives in a Pentium II system that originally only had a 6.4GB drive. When you run FDISK to set up the drives, each is listed as only having 8.4GB capacity.
    • A. 

      You incorrectly formatted the drives

    • B. 

      Your BIOS doesnt support drives larger than 8.4GB

    • C. 

      You need to enable LBA mode in the BIOS setup

    • D. 

      You set the master/slave jumpers on the drive incorrectly

    • E. 

      You are using a cable that in not compatible with the hard drive

  • 78. 
    Which of the following best describes BIOS?
    • A. 

      CMOS

    • B. 

      Software

    • C. 

      RAM

    • D. 

      Hardware

    • E. 

      Firmware

  • 79. 
    You have just assembled a new computer system complete with new motherboard, memory, two hard drives, floppy disk drive, CD-ROM drive and power supply. Every time you boot the system, the initialization process halts and displays the message: "201-Memory Test Failed." Which component is causing the problem?
    • A. 

      Video Ram

    • B. 

      L1 CACHE

    • C. 

      CPU is faulty

    • D. 

      System ram

    • E. 

      You havent installed your sound card yet

  • 80. 
    You are asked to fix a computer that is constantly displaying the wrong time. Every time the computer is started, the clock is behind the true time. You decide to change the battery on the motherboard. What considerations must you make before proceeding? (Choose three.)
    • A. 

      Backup all data on the hard drive because it will be lost durin battery replacement

    • B. 

      You need to make sure you have the correct replacement battery

    • C. 

      Make a list of all network settings because they will need to be reset after you reboot

    • D. 

      Note the proper polarity of the currently installed battery to be sure and not to install the new one backwards

    • E. 

      Make a note of the current CMOS settings because they will need to be reset after the battery is changed

  • 81. 
    Which of the following is a characteristic of parity RAM?
    • A. 

      It has fewer chips

    • B. 

      It is error correcting

    • C. 

      It is only needed when doing backups

    • D. 

      It is error checking

    • E. 

      It is only found on L3 Cache

  • 82. 
    A laser printer puts images on paper by which of the following methods?
    • A. 

      A laser outlines the image and burns a dark print (called a Positive) onto the page, which is then coated with toner.

    • B. 

      A laser creates an electric image on the drum (called Registration), which attracts toner particles that are pressed onto the page.

    • C. 

      A laser scans the image and burns toner into a dark print (called Registration), which is then pressed onto the page.

    • D. 

      A laser burns toner into an image on the drum (called a Positive), which is then pressed onto the page.

  • 83. 
    Which bus standards use a 32-bit data bus? (Select all that apply)
    • A. 

      SCSI-2

    • B. 

      PCI

    • C. 

      AGP

    • D. 

      ISA

    • E. 

      EISA

  • 84. 
    You are trying to run a computer program that requires the display to be set to IBM VGA Graphics mode resolution. You start the program and the image is small and hard to read. For which display resolution is your computer presently set? (Choose all that apply.)
    • A. 

      1024 x 768

    • B. 

      800 x 600

    • C. 

      640 x 480, 16 colors

    • D. 

      640 x 480, 256 colors

  • 85. 
    You have two operating systems installed on separate hard disks. Normally you boot to the operating system on the primary drive, but for the next several weeks you need to boot to the operating system on the secondary drive.
    • A. 

      Change the boot sequence in the CMOS setup

    • B. 

      Reverse the IDE cables

    • C. 

      You cannot boot from a secondary drive

    • D. 

      Use cable select to reverse the primary and seconday drives

    • E. 

      Reverse the cable from the CD-ROM and the Secondary drive

  • 86. 
    Which of the following specifications are used for hard disk drives?
    • A. 

      EIDE

    • B. 

      PCMCIA

    • C. 

      SCSI

    • D. 

      ISA

    • E. 

      ESDI

  • 87. 
    The memory test that occurs at boot up performs which of the following actions?
    • A. 

      Test ROM locations

    • B. 

      Test HDD locations

    • C. 

      Test for Keyboard and Mouse input devices

    • D. 

      Test for Video Connections

    • E. 

      Counts RAM locations

  • 88. 
    You are installing a computer for inventory control at a warehouse. Three serial devices must work on the same computer: a mouse, a modem, and a serial barcode scanner. Which of the following are valid configurations that would cause the fewest problems? (Select two.)
    • A. 

      COM 1=serial mouse, COM 2=serial barcode reader, COM 3=Modem, COM 4= open

    • B. 

      COM 1=serial mouse, COM 2= serial barcode reader, COM 3=open, COM 4= Modem

    • C. 

      COM 1=serial barcode reader, COM 2=Modem, COM 3=serial mouse, COM 4=open

    • D. 

      COM 1=serial mouse, COM 2= Modem, COM 3=open, COM 4= serial barcode reader

    • E. 

      COM 1=serial mouse, COM 2=open, COM 3= serial barcode reader, COM 4= Modem

  • 89. 
    During Power-On Self Test (POST), your computer makes one long beep, followed by two short beeps. How can you determine what the beeps mean? (Choose all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Use a loopback Adapter

    • B. 

      Consult the BIOS manufacturers website or manual

    • C. 

      Use a Post Diagnostic Card

    • D. 

      Reboot and go into the CMOS Setup to see what it says

    • E. 

      Consult the operating system manual

  • 90. 
    Which disk utility provides the best way to improve disk perfomance?
    • A. 

      FDISK

    • B. 

      DEFRAG

    • C. 

      CHKDSK

    • D. 

      SCANDISK

    • E. 

      CHECKSUM

  • 91. 
    Which of the following is a Valid IP address?
    • A. 

      255.255.255.0

    • B. 

      258.125.140.0

    • C. 

      192.165.0.254

    • D. 

      192.168.0.267

  • 92. 
    There are six basic steps in the LaserJet print process. During which step does the laser scan the image?
    • A. 

      Writing

    • B. 

      Fusing

    • C. 

      Transfering

    • D. 

      Developing

    • E. 

      Charging

  • 93. 
    Which of the following is true about installing DIMMs?
    • A. 

      You must intall them in pairs

    • B. 

      You insert them at a 35 degree angle then pop them into place

    • C. 

      They are only installed in Laptops

    • D. 

      You push the DIMMs straight down into the socket

  • 94. 
    You need to install a network in your office location, which has a suspended overhead ceiling. You will be running the cable into the ceiling and between the walls. What type of cable would be best for you to purchase?
    • A. 

      Wall grade

    • B. 

      Plenum grade

    • C. 

      BNC grade

    • D. 

      PVC grade

    • E. 

      UTP grade

  • 95. 
    You need to replace a failed AT power supply in a workstation. Which of the following statements are true and should be considered before replacing the failed power supply with a new ATX power supply? (Choose two.)
    • A. 

      An ATX power supply does not have a 12v output necessary for the CDROM

    • B. 

      The case design may not be compatible with the new ATX power supply

    • C. 

      The current system hard drives may be incompatible with the power connectors of the new power supply

    • D. 

      The monitor may need to be replaced due to the connectors on the PSU

    • E. 

      The motherboard may not be compatible with the ATX power supply