CompTIA A+ 220-1001 (Practice Test)

The CompTIA A+ certification is for IT professionals that can support modern technologies like security, cloud, data management and more. CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for starting a career in the Information Technology sector. The 220-1001 exam is the first in the CompTIA A+ 1000 series (followed by 220-1002). The 220-1001 exam will cover the following objectives: Mobile Devices, Networking, Hardware, Virtualization & Cloud Computing, and Hardware & Network Troubleshooting.

  • Questions: 20
  • Time: 60 seconds per question (0 hours, 20 minutes, 0 seconds)
  • Included Objectives:
    • Networking
    • Mobile Devices
    • Hardware
    • Virtualization and Cloud Computing
    • Hardware and Network Troubleshooting

Which option BEST describes a security concern when dealing with virtual infrastructure or hypervisors?

  • Privileged container escape
  • Rogue VM
  • Virtual hostname spoofing
  • Zero Day

What is the second step of the CompTIA troubleshooting methodology?

  • Test the theory to determine the cause
  • Establish a plan of action to resolve the problem and implement the solution
  • Establish a theory of probable cause
  • Verify full system functionality, and, if applicable, implement preventive measures
  • Identify the problem
  • Document findings, actions and outcomes

Which protocol uses the well known TCP port 443?

  • SLP
  • Telnet
  • SSH
  • HTTPS

There is a network (RJ45) port in your office, recently it stopped working. There is no connectivity provided when you plugin to it. The cable and your NIC are known-good, you need to make sure the cable on the back-end of the port is connected but the wiring closet is a disaster. Which tool will assist with this?

  • Loopback plug
  • PING
  • Cable tester
  • Tone generator/probe

Which of the following is NOT a benefit of using Cloud Infrastructure?

  • The Cloud Provider will handle security on your behalf
  • Cloud Infrastructure provides elasticity and rapid scalability based on demand
  • Cloud Providers offer simple to use versions of complex technology that usually requires specialized technicians
  • Pay-as-you-go model requires a lower upfront investment for large amounts of infrastructure

You are trying to use RDP to control a Windows computer from your office to an accountant's computer in the corporate office building. What port should be opened in the firewalls between the two locations?

  • 3389
  • 22
  • 21
  • 143

Your business has purchased a facility across the street and will need an office set up there. You've spoken to the city and contractors about establishing network connectivity, but all physical methods of connectivity will require that the street be excavated, which is cost prohibitive. You suggest __________, which would be the most effective and reliable connection in the absence of physical connectivity.

  • Carrier pigeons
  • Cellular
  • Line-of-sight
  • Satellite

The ability to add or remove a component without causing an interruption or powering off a system is known as what?

  • Uninterrupted System Component
  • Hot swapping
  • Cold plugging
  • Power 2

What is the maximum transmission speed of Cat 6a cabling at 100 meters?

  • 100,000 Mbps
  • 1 Tbps
  • 10 Gbps
  • 10 Mbps

What is the maximum transmission speed of Cat 6 cabling at 55 meters?

  • 1 Tbps
  • 10,000 Mbps
  • 1000 Mbps
  • 100 Mbps

One of your users travels often for work, utilizing their laptop as their main device. When in the office they desire more full functionality such as using additional monitors, a full-sized keyboard and a conventional mouse. Which of the following would best allow the user to have these things?

  • A separate Desktop PC for in-office use.
  • Cords to plug these devices into the laptop.
  • A docking station.
  • A larger laptop.

Which type of motherboard expansion slot has various speeds such as x16 and x32?

  • PCI
  • CNR
  • PCIe
  • AGP

For security reasons, you've created a script on a server that monitors if non-domain users have been added to the local administrators group. You've added logic to the script that sends an email out every time the script is run.

Your script utilizes SMTP for its reporting. Select the port that you will need to ensure is open for your script to send emails.

  • 110
  • 23
  • 25
  • 143

A customer is complaining that their laptop often restarts with no warning, most often when they are playing video games or have several programs running at once. What is most likely the issue?

  • Insufficient power levels
  • BSOD
  • Overheating
  • Disk failure

What is the name of the native hypervisor found on Windows 10 Pro and higher operating systems?

  • None of these options
  • Hyper-V
  • LXD
  • ESXi

What is the fifth step of the CompTIA troubleshooting methodology?

  • Test the theory to determine the cause
  • Identify the problem
  • Document findings, actions and outcomes
  • Verify full system functionality, and, if applicable, implement preventive measures
  • Establish a plan of action to resolve the problem and implement the solution
  • Establish a theory of probable cause

What type of network switch supports plug and play style usage and does not support custom configurations?

  • Managed
  • Unmanaged
  • Level 5 switch
  • PoP switch

A customer is explaining their PC's symptoms, but you already know what the issue is. Which is the most appropriate action?

  • Continue listening to the customer's explanation, when they are done refer them to a website to find a solution
  • Ask the customer to repeat the problem and all the symptoms several times, for clarity.
  • Finish listening to their explanation and then explain the solutions
  • Politely interrupt them and tell them your solutions.

There is a printer shared via Windows File and Printer sharing on your SOHO network. When your husband attempts to print he receives an "Access Denied" error. Where should you look to correct this issue?

  • The Security tab under Printing Preference on the host computer
  • The Security tab under Printing Preference on your husband's computer
  • The Security tab under Printer Properties on the host computer
  • The Security tab under Printer Properties on your husband's computer

Failure of a single disk in a RAID 1 array will not result in permanent data loss.

  • False
  • True