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

How many pins are present in SATA data and power cables?

  • 15 for both power and data
  • 8 for data and 12 for power
  • 15 for power and 7 for data
  • 40 for data and 4 for power

A technician is working on a PC that utilizes a RAID array. The user of the system has reported that random files are becoming corrupted on creation with no pattern to the activity. One drive in the array is likely failing and causing the read/write failures. Which of the following types of RAID is MOST likely in use?

  • RAID 0
  • RAID 10
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5

Which of the following ports belongs to a standard protocol used to query data from an Active Directory server?

  • 389
  • 23
  • 443
  • 143

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

In a virtualized environment, what technology is used to run the virtual machines?

  • vHost
  • Hypervisor
  • Sandbox
  • Virtual Host Machine (VHM)

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

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

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.

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

A customer is not able to connect to any websites. Which of the following commands should a technician run FIRST to identify the issue?


You work as an End User Support Technician and your employer is preparing to purchase new desktop machines for all employees in the office building. The CEO is cheap and wants to pack as many people into the existing office space as possible over the next year. The number one priority is avoiding the need for adding additional office space. What type of form factor would use up the lowest footprint in the office and allow the CEO to pack everybody in like sardines?

  • mini-ITX
  • BTX
  • micro-ATX
  • ATX

You are a desktop technician for a small office. You suspect that a user has opened their desktop PC case and made unauthorized changes to the device's hardware. Which of the following can be configured to identify this in the future?

  • Host Intrusion Prevention
  • Host Intrusion Detection
  • None of the above
  • Chassis Intrusion Detection

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

  • 10 Gbps
  • 10 Mbps
  • 1500 Mbps
  • 1 Gbps

True or False:

> Data may be recovered after a drive failure in a RAID 0 configuration.

  • False
  • True

Which of the following options would typically be associated with encryption?

  • TPM
  • CPU
  • UEFI
  • Memory

Which statement most accurately describes RAID 10?

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

You have been given the task of configuring a new DNS server and giving it a static IP address. The network uses DHCP which is configured to assign IP addresses in the range . The network has a subnet range of 192.168.0- with a CIDR notation of You assign the new DNS server a static IP of as requested by your supervisor. When testing the new DNS server you are unable to contact it on port 53. Given all of this information, what is most likely the issue?

  • DNS forwarding needs to be enabled on the switch
  • Conflicting IP assignments for
  • Firewall blocking port 53
  • DHCP and DNS are incompatible

Which of the following properly describes the purpose of a KVM?

  • Enhanced graphics for video games
  • Allows for one set of peripherals to control multiple computers
  • Allows for touch screen interaction
  • Allows for one computer to be viewed on many monitors at once

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?

  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • NFC
  • IR

Which video cable type can carry video and audio signals?

  • VGA
  • Mini-HDMI
  • SCSI
  • Serial

Multi-factor authentication can be accomplished in conjunction with a password via all of the following peripherals, except for:

  • Smart card reader
  • Hardware token
  • Keyboard
  • Fingerprint scanner

Your supervisor has asked you to bring her a DE-15 connector. Which of the following is she referring to?

  • DVI-A
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • DVI-D