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Free CompTIA A+ 220-1101 Practice Test

Prepare for the CompTIA A+ 220-1101 exam with our free practice test. Randomly generated and customizable, this test allows you to choose the number of questions.

  • Questions: 15
  • Time: 15 minutes (60 seconds per question)
  • Included Objectives:
    • Hardware and Network Troubleshooting
    • Mobile Devices
    • Networking
    • Hardware
    • Virtualization and Cloud Computing
Question 1 of 15

A technician is tasked with replacing a damaged screen on a high-end laptop. The user is a professional graphic designer who requires a display panel that offers wide viewing angles and accurate color reproduction. Which type of display panel should the technician recommend to meet the user's needs?

  • Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED)

  • Twisted Nematic (TN)

  • Vertical Alignment (VA)

  • In-plane switching (IPS)

Question 2 of 15

Angela Moss, a project manager, has given you the task of running new CAT 5e cabling through a ceiling. After arriving to the worksite you notice the drop ceiling is full of florescent lights and the cabling will run directly above kitchen appliances. Due to the possibility of interference in this situation - what type of cable should be run?

  • RJ-45

  • RJ-11

  • LPT

  • Fiber

  • UTP

  • STP

Question 3 of 15

Which protocol would be BEST used for broadcasting video streams in real-time without the requirement for session establishment?

  • User Datagram Protocol (UDP)

  • Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP)

  • Secure Shell (SSH)

  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

Question 4 of 15

A company has recently transitioned to a macOS environment, but still needs to run critical Windows-based applications that are not available on macOS. Which solution would BEST allow the company to continue using these applications?

  • Utilize server virtualization to host the applications and access them via the web browser on macOS systems

  • Install virtualization software on macOS systems to run virtual machines with Windows OS

  • Re-develop the applications to be compatible with macOS

  • Create a dual-boot environment on all macOS systems to run Windows OS natively when needed

Question 5 of 15

A company is considering transitioning from on-premise software solutions to a service model that does not require local maintenance and updates. Which model is best suited for an organization wanting to access software online while offloading the infrastructure management to third-party providers?

  • Software as a Service (SaaS)

  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)

  • Community cloud model

  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Question 6 of 15

Coaxial cables are typically used in residential ethernet installations to connect devices in a local area network.

  • False

  • True

Question 7 of 15

Which of the following IP address ranges is classified as a private IPv4 address space that is not routable over the internet?

  • 169.254.0.0 to 169.254.255.255

  • 172.32.0.0 to 172.36.255.255

  • 192.168.0.0 to 192.168.255.255

  • 224.0.0.0 to 224.0.0.255

Question 8 of 15

Which type of adapter is necessary when connecting a modern laptop with only USB C ports to a wired local area network?

  • USB C to Lightning

  • USB C to Serial

  • USB C to VGA

  • USB C to RJ45

Question 9 of 15

A client's desktop computer is not powering on at all when the power button is pressed. There are no sounds, no lights, and no fans spinning. Which of the following is the BEST first step to troubleshoot this issue?

  • Check if the power outlet and cables are functioning by using them with another device.

  • Replace the CMOS battery on the motherboard immediately.

  • Open the computer case and inspect the power supply unit (PSU) for any signs of damage.

  • Switch the voltage selector switch on the back of the power supply unit (PSU) and try again.

Question 10 of 15

You have decided to no longer purchase word processing software for your computer and now only use an online version of word processing that is accessed through a web browser. What cloud service model is this an example of?

  • PaaS

  • SaaS

  • IaaS

  • XaaS

Question 11 of 15

A company has an outdated application that is crucial for their accounting department. The application is no longer compatible with current operating systems. Which solution will allow the accounting department to continue using this application without downgrading their current operating systems?

  • Create a virtual machine with an older operating system that supports the application

  • Set the application to run in compatibility mode on the current systems

  • Configure the machines with a Multi-OS boot to switch between the current OS and the one supporting the application

  • Access a remote machine that has not been updated to the new operating systems

Question 12 of 15

A ticket has been escalated to you regarding a client that is not holding BIOS configurations between shutdowns and is experiencing system-time issues. The first thing you should attempt is:

  • Upgrade BIOS

  • Re-setting the system clock

  • Replacing the CMOS battery

  • Pointing the PC to a different time server

Question 13 of 15

Employees in an office are experiencing intermittent wireless connectivity that is affecting their ability to maintain remote desktop sessions. The issue seems to occur sporadically throughout the day and is not isolated to any specific workstations. What should a technician investigate FIRST to troubleshoot this issue?

  • Update the firmware on all the wireless access points immediately.

  • Replace the network interface cards (NICs) in the computers losing connectivity.

  • Conduct a site survey to check for external interference affecting the wireless channels.

  • Change the TCP/IP configuration settings on the affected workstations.

Question 14 of 15

Which accessory might be commonly used with tablets and smartphones to increase accuracy when interacting with the touch screen?

  • Headset

  • Trackpad

  • Touch pen

  • Webcam

Question 15 of 15

A customer has come to the help desk where you work and complained their computer is regularly restarting itself without warning. After asking a few questions you have learned this tends to happen about 30 minutes after the computer boots. Based on this information what is the BEST course of action?

  • Purchase and replace the power supply with a higher wattage

  • Replace the CPU with a more efficient Thermal Usage Model (TUM)

  • Verify the CMOS battery is correctly installed

  • Verify the cooling fans are functioning correctly