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:
    • Hardware and Network Troubleshooting
    • Mobile Devices
    • Networking
    • Hardware
    • Virtualization and Cloud Computing

A user receives the following message when they log in "Windows has detected an IP address conflict". What is MOST LIKELY the issue?

  • Duplicate DNS assignment
  • The workstation has a static IP address
  • The user is logged in on another workstation
  • The workstation has changed Wireless Access Points (WAP)

You are an engineer at a large company running virtual machines on premise. A cluster of identical VMs is running behind a shared load balancer. Another team has requested that a new VM be created for the cluster and that it should be identical to the existing VMs. What function or tool could you use in this situation?

  • Cloning
  • VM Migration Wizard
  • Shallow Copy
  • Secure Copy Protocol (SCP)

You are helping a friend build a new gaming PC. To save on costs they have opted to buy a new motherboard but keep their existing DDR2 memory from their previous PC. After having some trouble getting the memory to fit into the motherboard you check the motherboard manufacturer's documentation and find they recommend their own DDR3 memory. How should you proceed?

  • Purchase a DDR2 to DDR3 slot adapter
  • Purchase DDR3 memory from any manufacturer
  • Buy the recommended memory from the same manufacturer as the motherboard
  • Enable the DDR downgrade feature using a jumper on the motherboard's pins

Which option is a cloud model according to the CompTIA A+ objectives?

  • Associative
  • Community
  • Local
  • External

A 64-bit CPU can be used either with a 32-bit or 64-bit version of the Microsoft Windows operating system.

  • True
  • False

You want to move from using physical servers to using virtual servers/machines (VMs) while utilizing the same hardware that is currently in place. You need to make sure this is possible, what feature must your CPU support?

  • Dual voltage options
  • Multiple cores
  • Virtualization
  • Hyperthreading

A user reports that their printouts contain a shadow of the previous image. Which of the following is MOST likely the cause?

  • Fuser assembly
  • Corona wire
  • Separation pads
  • Pickup assembly

Which statement most accurately describes RAID 10?

  • RAID 10 provides data redundancy
  • RAID 10 provides data redundancy and faster performance
  • RAID 10 provides multiple striped disk backups
  • RAID 10 provides faster performance

The clock on your computer keeps falling out of sync, you have to set it each time you restart the computer or power it on. The offset is never consistent. What should you do to correct this issue?

  • Ensure that port 321 is not blocked
  • Replace the fan, the system is overheating
  • Replace the CMOS battery
  • Check the timezone settings

Your supervisor has asked you to record the IP version 6 addresses of several SUSE Linux systems into a spreadsheet. Which command can you use to obtain this information?

  • echo || ip -6
  • ipconfig
  • ifconfig
  • netstat

Which of the following options can be used as a storage device to boot an operating system?

  • HDMI
  • DDR2
  • USB Drive

A type of Central Processing Unit (CPU) architecture where a single physical CPU contains more than one execution core on a single die or chip is known as:

  • Parallel processing
  • Multicore
  • Hyperthreading (HTT)
  • Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP)

Which of the following allows devices to operate without requiring a separate power source?

  • PoE
  • QoS
  • VPN
  • WPA

A projector in a conference room has been shutting down randomly during meetings. You've checked the operational hours for the bulb and they remain well within it's lifespan. You have also verified the seating and integrity of the bulb. You hear the whir of the fan from the projector from several feet away, but no grinding or knocking. There are no power-saving settings turned on. There are heat-warnings visible on the interface. You suspect that you may need to replace:

  • The dust filter
  • Replace the fan
  • The whole projector
  • The bulb

A user has lost the charging cable for their company issued Android smartphone. You are tasked with providing them with a replacement. The user has requested that they need not utilize an adapter to make the cable work with their device.

While you would need to know the specific make and model of the device to supply the correct charging cable, you can immediately rule out one of the following cables:

  • USB Type B
  • Mini-USB
  • USB Type C
  • Micro-USB

What connector type is usually used to provide power from a PCs power supply to an internal hard drive, CD or DVD drive?

  • USB 3.0
  • USB-C
  • Molex
  • DB-9

Of the following choices, which is an industry standard protocol used by computer networks to assign IP Addresses to network nodes and devices?

  • DHCP
  • RARP
  • DNS
  • ARP

You are an IT Analyst for a large chain of stores. Your department has been asked to evaluate accepting payments through wireless transmission from mobile devices. Which standard technology are they referring to?

  • Bluetooth
  • NFC
  • WiFi
  • IR

Which of the following network topologies provides the most redundancy to protect against network outages?

  • Mesh
  • Bus
  • Star
  • Ring

Of the following 4 options, which incorrectly describes the functionality of parity RAM or parity memory?

  • Parity RAM has one extra bit per byte
  • Parity RAM can self-correct detected errors
  • Not all RAM offers parity checking
  • Parity checking will halt a process when discovering an error