CompTIA A+ 220-1002 (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 220-1002 exam is the second in the CompTIA A+ 1000 series (preceded by 220-1001). The 220-1002 exam will cover the following objectives: Operating Systems, Security, Software Troubleshooting and Operational Procedures.

  • Questions: 20
  • Time: 60 seconds per question (0 hours, 20 minutes, 0 seconds)
  • Included Objectives:
    • Operating Systems
    • Security
    • Software Troubleshooting
    • Operational Procedures

Which edition of Microsoft Windows cannot be joined to an Active Directory domain?

  • Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 8.1 Enterprise
  • Windows 10 Pro Education

Your surpervisor asks you to come up with ideas for increasing the physical security in a computer lab used for sensitive projects, which of the following would NOT be an acceptable suggestion?

  • Installing a cypher lock on the door
  • Requiring a smart card to access the systems
  • Setting up a video camera to monitor the entrance/exit to the lab
  • Using data encryption software such as BitLocker

A technician is trying to setup a non-domain user account on a workstation, but receives the following error message "Password does not meet the complexity requirements." Which of the following utilities should the technician use to identify the criteria?

  • Local Security Policy
  • Performance Monitor
  • Users and Groups

A user has called the help desk where you work stating they cannot find a file on their PC. After asking a few basic questions you have determined they are using Mac OSX. Which standard OSX application can help them locate their file?

  • Find my Mac
  • Alfred
  • Spotlight
  • Searcher

True or false:

> BranchCache is a feature available to Windows operating systems that allows reading and writing to cached files in the event connectivity is lost to the file server.

  • True
  • False

Your CEO loves PowerPoint and has mandated its use for all presentations in the company. The company is one the largest in the world but for compliance reasons does not use any cloud products. Which Microsoft Office license would be best for this scenario?

  • Enterprise
  • Office 365
  • Business
  • Personal

What technology from Microsoft can be used by system administrators to apply policies and configurations to groups of user accounts and client PCs?

  • Global Policy Server
  • LDAP
  • Active Directory
  • Windows Defender

Social engineering makes use primarily of which of the following techniques, to bypass common corporate security barriers?

  • Malware installation
  • Worm transmission
  • Human interaction
  • Grayware installation

An office of 25 computers is interested in employing a file server, network shares, and print server functionality. Which of the following network setups would be BEST suited for this situation?

  • Domain
  • Token ring
  • Ad-hoc
  • Workgroup

What type of script uses a .py file extension?

  • Python
  • Javascript
  • Powershell
  • PyTorch

Which of the following is NOT a method for stopping a process on a Windows operating system?

  • taskkill /F /IM process.exe
  • Using Task Manager
  • ALT+F4
  • pkill -9 process.exe

Which of the following operating systems are Linux based?

  • Android
  • OSX
  • iOS
  • Windows

What operating system uses a web browser for most user facing functionality?

  • Edge OS
  • macOS
  • Chrome OS
  • Linux M

A system utility available in the Windows operating system that allows to roll back system files and settings to an earlier point in time is known as:

  • System Restore
  • Task Manager
  • Windows Easy Transfer
  • Computer Management

You are troubleshooting a connectivity issue on a Windows OS and suspect it is DNS related. What command can be used to see if a DNS server has been assigned?

  • netstat
  • ipconfig /all
  • dnsutil /config
  • ifconfig /d

True or false: It is best practice to allow system administrators to have administrator privileges associated with their normal user account.

  • True
  • False

True or false:

All Linux applications can be run on macOS

  • False
  • True

You are at another employee's desk helping them solve an issue they reported to the help desk where you work. A few moments after they have explained the issue and you begin troubleshooting your phone begins to ring. What should you do next?

  • Check the caller ID and answer the phone if it is important
  • Excuse yourself to handle the phone call and return to the employee's desk when finished
  • Politely excuse yourself and answer the phone, telling the person you will call back later
  • Silence the ringer and apologize for the interruption

An unknown device has been found on a SOHO wireless router. Which of the following is BEST to perform to keep this device off the network?

  • Change the channel
  • Disable DHCP
  • Disable SSID broadcast
  • Enable MAC filtering

What is the best method for ensuring the destruction of sensitive data on a HDD that is issued to employees on an as-needed basis?

  • Disk recovery
  • Overwrite
  • Standard format