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: 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

Which cloud model is typically owned, managed, and operated by an organization, its stakeholders, or third parties, and can exist on or off premises?

  • Private cloud

  • Hybrid cloud

  • Public cloud

  • Community cloud

A user reports that every time they boot their desktop computer, the date and time are reset to January 1, 2000. Which of the following is the MOST likely reason for this issue?

  • The time zone setting in the operating system is incorrect.

  • The system BIOS needs to be updated.

  • The CMOS battery is failing or has failed.

  • The motherboard firmware is corrupted.

A network administrator is configuring a firewall to secure a network. Which port should be closed to prevent unauthorized remote desktop access, considering the network does not utilize this feature?

  • 3389

  • 22

  • 443

  • 80

After installing a new integrated component such as a Network Interface Card (NIC) on a newly assembled computer system you should first:

  • Enabled in the advanced BIOS settings menu

  • Update with the latest driver in Device Manager

  • Enabled in Windows Control Panel

  • Checked against the Hardware Compatibility List (HCL)

Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) cables can be used for direct burial without requiring additional protection.

  • False

  • True

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

  • Fingerprint scanner

  • Hardware token

  • Keyboard

  • Smart card reader

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

  • 10 Gbps

  • 10 Mbps

  • 1500 Mbps

  • 1 Gbps

What type of network switch supports plug and play style usage and does not support custom configurations?

  • Level 5 switch

  • Unmanaged

  • Managed

  • PoP switch

You work for a large company that has very challenging and tough security requirements due to contracts with the government. The Software Engineering team wants to increase automation and is requesting features like elasticity, self-provisioning virtual machines and auto-scaling of infrastructure. What type of cloud model, if any, could provide these features but adhere to the strictest security requirements?

  • Hybrid Cloud

  • Public Cloud

  • None of these answers

  • Private Cloud

You are a Desktop and Laptop Technician for a small computer repair shop. A customer on a limited budget has asked you to upgrade their laptop in order to increase performance. Which of the following components can be easily replaced or upgraded?

  • Motherboard

  • Processor

  • RAM

  • Video Card

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?

  • Microsoft

  • BIOS developer website

  • Third party website

  • Manufacturer's website

Users are having a hard time remembering the IP address for a commonly used network resource.

The IP address is statically set and the connection is established over port 443.

You know that you have a tool that can solve this issue on your Domain Controller. You log on and configure:

  • A Global Group and Local Group for the users of this network resource.

  • A new entry in Active Directory Sites and Services

  • DNS

  • DHCP

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

  • Install Windows 10 using HyperHost mode

  • Windows 10 does not support installation as a virtual machine

  • Install the Microsoft Generic Processor (MGP) driver

  • No special configuration is needed

You have been tasked with setting up a secure wireless network for a small law firm. Which of the following WLAN security protocols is the BEST option to use in order to provide the highest level of security?

  • WPA2

  • WPA

  • WPA3

  • WEP

Typically used for telephone and DSL connections, this type of connector needs just 4 wires.

  • ST

  • RJ45

  • SC

  • RJ11

Which option is NOT a type 2 hypervisor?

  • Oracle VirtualBox

  • Hyper-V

  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

  • VMWare Workstation

What is the function of a digitizer in a modern smart phone?

  • Translates touches on a device's screen into computer readable input

  • Converts digital wireless signals into analog for WiFi use

  • Used by the headphone jack to accept input from headphones with buttons, typically used to pause music or change the system volume

  • Allows mobile devices to support analog printing devices

You are setting up a new workstation and decided to use a twisted-pair copper cable to connect the PC to your switch. Which connector would best suit your needs?

  • RJ-45

  • RG-6

  • RJ-11

  • ST

A user within your organization is complaining about issues with connectivity. While troubleshooting you discover that the port on the switch that the user’s computer is connected to is continually alternating between up and down states. This is a condition known as what?

  • Port flapping

  • Jitter

  • High latency

  • External interference

  • Cycling

Which USB standard supports up to 5 Gigabit per second transfer speeds?

  • 2.6

  • 3.0

  • 2.0

  • 5.0

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