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CompTIA A Plus 220 801 Test 1

This is a practice exam for IT professionals studying for the CompTIA A+ 220-801. A+ covers the fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration of PCs, laptops and related hardware, and basic networking.

  • Questions: 20
  • Time: 60 seconds per question (0 hours, 20 minutes, 0 seconds)

Which of the following will be the first to receive heat leaving a processor?

  • CPU Fan
  • Heat Sink
  • Case Fan
  • Thermal paste

Which of the following network topologies provides the most redundancy?

  • Bus
  • Token-Ring
  • Ring
  • Mesh

A client is complaining their laptop often does not charge, or stops charging if they move it. What is most likely the issue?

  • CMOS Battery
  • Laptop's AC jack
  • Laptop's DC jack
  • The wall outlet nearest to the client's desk

What storage media should you purchase to build a RAID array for a server?

  • Dual Layer DVDs
  • Blue-Ray discs/readers
  • External USB Hard drives

What CAT version is RATED to provide a transmission speed of 100 mbps?

  • CAT6
  • CAT3
  • CAT5
  • CAT5e

Which of the following should have a heat sink?

  • RAID contoller
  • CPU
  • Audio Card

Which of the following protocols will assign IP addresses to network devices?

  • DNS
  • RARP
  • DHCP
  • ARP

Which of the following tools will attach an RJ-45 end to a Cat-5 cable?

  • Loopback
  • Cable tester
  • Crimper
  • Punch down

You are trying to use RDP to control a Windows computer from your office to an accountant's computer in the corporate office building. What port should be opened in the firewalls between the two locations?

  • 21
  • 143
  • 3389
  • 22

You need to build or select a PC that will be mass produced for your corporate network. What should you consider most?

  • HDD capacity
  • Requirements for applications
  • HDD read/write speeds
  • Amount of RAM

Why would you use plenum rated cables when installing new cabling in a data-center?

  • Reduction in hazardous fumes if cable is on fire
  • Efficiently reduces EMI and cross talk in STP cabling
  • Ensures an intruder cannot wire tap your cabling
  • Allows cabling to be easily bent without snapping

What type of expansion card can record security footage from a CCTV system?

  • NIC
  • PCI TV Tuner
  • PCIe16 Video Adapter card
  • Video recording software

A 802.11g wireless network has a max speed of?

  • 1Gbps
  • 11Mbps
  • 54Mbps
  • 72Mbps

You are installing a floppy drive into a new desktop PC, what should you check for before purchasing or installing?

  • Ensure BIOS is updated
  • None of the above
  • Ensure power supply has a Berg connector
  • Ensure power supply has correct floppy driver

You are a Server Administrator at a small company. Company policy dictates that all remote connections must be encrypted and accessed using some form of authentication. Which of the following will allow a user to upload a large file from home, while adhering to company policy?

  • FTP
  • SFTP
  • SMTP
  • SSH

You want to host a gaming server for you and your friends to play on. Where on your network would you place it?

  • next to your router
  • DMZ
  • Separate subnet
  • None of the above

Which medium can travel the farthest distance while losing minimal data?

  • CAT5e UTP
  • CAT6 STP
  • Fiber
  • USB 3.0

You are worried about your cabling being susceptible to EMI, what would be the best choice if cost is not a factor?

  • UTP
  • Fiber
  • Coax
  • STP

Which of the following network standards can operate at two different channel widths on the same spectrum simultaneously?

  • 802.11b
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11a

Which connector type is used for CAT5e cabling?

  • ST
  • RJ-45
  • F
  • RJ-11