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CompTIA A Plus 220 801 Test 2

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)

Thermal paste is used between your CPU and heat sink in order to what?

  • Act as a fire retardant is the CPU starts on fire due to heat
  • Thermal paste is simply a special glue to attach CPUs and heat sinks together
  • Aid the transfer of heat from CPU to the heatsink
  • Keep the heat sink and CPU from melting together

What do you need to do after installing a PCI Sound Card?

  • Install drivers
  • Configure the sound card memory
  • Flash the BIOS to ensure it recognizes the card
  • Install more memory

Which of the following describes a switch's function?

  • broadcasts packets it receives to all connections
  • Transmits packets it receives to specific connections, based on MAC address.
  • determines if a packet is safe for a network
  • Enables packets to be sent from one network to another

You are a IT consultant, a client company wants to mass produce a PC for a gaming lounge. What should you recommend?

  • Hardware RAID controllers for each PC
  • Powerful processor, graphics card, and max RAM
  • Compact form factor, HDMI output and a fiber NIC
  • Processor and RAM that meets Window 7 requirements.

You observe another employee trying to steal a company laptop. What should you do next?

  • Document the incident
  • Preserve the laptop for evidence
  • Report through proper channels
  • Confront the technician stealing the laptop

POP3 uses what port?

  • 110
  • 125
  • 25
  • 143

A client's laptop is slow, but they cannot afford a new one. What would be the cheapest and easiest upgrade?

  • RAM
  • CPU
  • New internal Wifi Adapter
  • HDD with faster rotation speed

Which of the following would fit with an Intel core i CPU?

  • F
  • 1366
  • 775
  • AM3

You need to configure a SOHO network to provide IP Addresses to devices on the network. Which feature should be enabled?

  • DHCP
  • DNS
  • SSID BCST
  • MAC Filtering

Which of the following expansion slots is found only in a desktop PC?

  • PCIe16
  • PCMCIA
  • Express Card 34
  • Express Card 54

Which of the following devices requires a laptop to be fully power off when installed?

  • USB wireless device
  • RJ45 Patch cable
  • SODIMM Ram
  • PCMCIA Device

Which of the following communication standards requires LOS in order to operate?

  • Bluetooth
  • IR
  • RF
  • WiFi

ECC memory achieves what?

  • Allows 32 bit RAM on a 64 bit OS
  • Corrects memory errors
  • Allows for a smaller page file
  • Uses less power

A customer is explaining their PC's symptoms, but you already know what the issue is. What should you do?

  • 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
  • Ask the customer to repeat the problem and all the symptoms several times, for clarity.
  • Politely interrupt them and tell them your solutions.

Which of the following has a DB-15 connector?

  • S-video
  • DVI-A
  • VGA
  • DVI-D

A KVM switch is used for what purpose?

  • Allows for one monitor/keyboard/mouse to control many computers
  • Allows for touch screen interaction
  • Enhanced graphics for video games
  • Allows for one computer to be viewed on many monitors at once

ECC memory is primarily used in what type of computer?

  • Server
  • Gaming laptop
  • Tablet
  • Desktop

You are working with digital evidence of criminal activity. What is the most important protocol in this situation?

  • Encryption of data protocol
  • Change control management
  • Channel Escalation
  • Chain of custody

Which network device transmits all data to all devices on the network, no matter what?

  • Hub
  • Switch
  • Firewall
  • Router

What device provides power to a system, so that it can be properly shut down in the event of a power outage?

  • UPS
  • surge suppressor
  • Line conditioner
  • power strip