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CompTIA A Plus 220 801 Test 3

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 these is most likely needed when installing a new thermal printer?

  • Newest OS Patch Disk
  • RJ-45
  • RJ-11
  • Drivers

A laptop needs to be opened up, the AC power adapter is currently unplugged. What will the next step be?

  • Remove Battery
  • Pop the keyboard off
  • Unhinge the LCD Screen
  • Unplug the laptop from the power souce

Which of the following is likely to be found in a high end gaming desktop?

  • TV Tuner
  • Top of the market graphics card
  • Single core processor
  • Large HD

What does ECC memory do?

  • correct errors in memory
  • Uses lower voltage, and is more green.
  • Prevents errors on your HD
  • Speeds up memory to CPU speeds

Illegal materials were found on a workstation. Once documented, what should happen next when storing the workstation?

  • Adhere to chain of custody
  • Revoke all user privileges
  • Destroy the HD
  • Reimage and deploy the workstation

Which of the following can be used as an appropriate boot device?

  • HDMI
  • USB Drive
  • DDR2
  • FDISK

A large company has a nation-wide network, consisting of several smaller networks linked through a VPN and the internet. Which term would best apply to this network?

  • LAN
  • WAN
  • WLAN
  • MAN

Which of the following terms describes a network that is entirely in a single building?

  • WLAN
  • WAN
  • MAN
  • LAN

Your motherboard has 4 memory slots, 2 blue, 2 black. How should you arrange your memory?

  • Slowly memory in blue, faster in black.
  • NVRAM in blue, RAM in black
  • Put equal size/speed of RAM in the slots, so that each slot matches its paired slot color.
  • Primary ram in blue, backup ram in black.

What type of expansion slot has "x16" speed?

  • CNR
  • AGP
  • PCI
  • PCIe

Which of the following laptop components can be easily upgraded?

  • Motherboard
  • RAM
  • Video Card
  • Processor

Which type of storage requires regular defragmentation?

  • Non-volatile Memory
  • Flash
  • HDD
  • SSD

A user's laptop screen is very dim, a technician checks all settings to be fine. What is likely the issue?

  • bulb failure
  • Battery failure
  • bad display driver
  • backlight failure

Which cable type has a max transmission speed of 100Mb?

  • CAT5
  • CAT6
  • CAT5e
  • CAT3

Which of the following has the fastest connection speed?

  • Cable
  • Dial Up
  • WiMAX
  • DSL

Which of the following is least likely to be considered "consumer replaceable" in a laptop?

  • RAM
  • HDD
  • Motherboard
  • Optical drive

Which of the following mediums can transmit the farthest?

  • CAT5e
  • CAT6
  • Fiber
  • USB

Which of the following is a digital interface?

  • VGA
  • DVI

Which LCD component is responsible for illuminating the display?

  • Inverter
  • Backlight
  • Plasma lamp
  • Front panel

Which slot would be best for housing a gaming graphics card?

  • PCI
  • AGP x4
  • PCIe x16
  • PCI x2