Hardest CompTIA A+ Hardware And Networking Exam!

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This quiz has been made to see whether you are entirely prepared for the real exam. This practice test will help you pass by familiarizing you with the material and ensuring that you know the structure of the CompTIA+ Hardware and Networking test. Time yourself to 90 minutes to get a feel of the pressures of the real exam. The practice test is designed to reflect the final exam. So, let's try out this challenging quiz. All the best!


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

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