CompTIA A+ 220-1101 (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 220-1101 exam is the first in the CompTIA A+ 1100 series (followed by 220-1102). CompTIA A+ 220-1101 covers mobile devices, networking technology, hardware, virtualization and cloud computing.

  • 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

Which statement most accurately describes RAID 10?

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

What special operating system level configuration is necessary when running Windows 10 as a virtual machine?

  • Install Windows 10 using HyperHost mode
  • No special configuration is needed
  • Windows 10 does not support installation as a virtual machine
  • Install the Microsoft Generic Processor (MGP) driver

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

  • ARP
  • DHCP
  • RARP
  • DNS

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

  • HDMI
  • DVI-A
  • DVI-D
  • VGA

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
  • Tone generator/probe
  • PING
  • Cable tester

True or False: UTP cabling features a fire-retardant jacket.

  • False
  • True

A supervisor has asked you to update the BIOS on a customer's laptop. Where is the best place to find the correct BIOS firmware?

  • BIOS developer website
  • Microsoft
  • Manufacturer's website
  • Third party website

True or false:

> It is not possible to install a server operating system in a hypervisor running on a desktop operating system

  • False
  • True

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

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

Which cloud computing acronym best describes a solution that replaces hardware, infrastructure and software used for creating, testing and deploying applications and services?

  • IaaS
  • PaaS
  • LaaS
  • SaaS
  • SECaaS
  • DaaS

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

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

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

Choose the option that is NOT hot swap-able:

  • USB
  • VGA
  • PATA
  • SATA

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

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

True of false:

> Many hypervisors require special CPU features

  • False
  • True

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

Of the given options which one is most likely to use port 443?

  • IMAP
  • RDP
  • SMTP

What is the last step of the CompTIA troubleshooting methodology?

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

Which type of Ethernet cable can be used for connecting two PCs without the use of a router?

  • RJ-11
  • RJ-45
  • Crossover cable
  • Rollover cable

Choose the option that could not be correctly described as Non-volatile:

  • Tape drive
  • RAM
  • SSD
  • Flash memory