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CompTIA A Plus 220 801 Test 5

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)

During boot up a PC shows an error stating that the System Date and Time is not set. Which of the following will solve this issue?

  • Reset BIOS settings
  • Verify network connectivity to the local NTP server
  • Restart the computer
  • Replace CMOS battery

Which of the following wireless standards requires line-of-sight in order to operate?

  • WiFi
  • IR
  • RF
  • Bluetooth

Of the following devices, which one converts between digital signals and analog signals?

  • Router
  • Hub
  • Modem
  • Switch

Of the following video cable types, which would be the MOST likely to signal degradation over long distances?

  • DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • DVI
  • VGA

Which of the following properly describes the use of the DHCP protocol as it relates to a TCP/IP network?

  • Translates between user friendly network names and network addresses
  • Provides a unique layer 3 address to network devices
  • Provides mapping between layer 2 and layer 3 addresses
  • Negotiates network access using a knocking algorithm

A user recently installed a new printer to replace their older Inkjet printer. After installation any documents they print instead show garbled and unreadable characters. Which of the following should a technician try first?

  • Verify the printer cable is properly connected
  • Re-seat the ink cartridges
  • Install the proper driver
  • Perform an RMA

Which of the following stores data from frequently used main memory locations?

  • Tertiary Memory
  • CPU Cache
  • ECC Memory
  • RAM

After upgrading their Internet connection to gigabit internet, a user is reporting speeds no higher than 100 Mbps. The user was told by a technician at their ISP that the issue is on the user's home network. The user stated they only need speeds higher than 100 Mbps on a single desktop computer. Which of the following would most likely solve this problem?

  • Upgrade the desktop's NIC driver to support 1Gbps
  • Check and Upgrade the router, NIC and Ethernet cabling to support the higher speeds
  • Upgrade their wireless router to use 802.11g
  • Configure their wireless router to use the 5 GHz frequency band

Which of the following network tools will BEST help a technician trace a network cable's location?

  • Cable tester
  • Multimeter
  • Loopback plug
  • Toner probe

Which of the following printer types does NOT use ink?

  • Daisy Wheel
  • Inkjet
  • Dot Matrix
  • Thermal

A standard SATA power cable consists of how many pins?

  • 10
  • 15
  • 7
  • 13

How many pins are defined the a standard HDMI Type A connector?

  • 13 pins
  • 19 pins
  • 29 pins
  • 15 pins

Which of the following devices could be considered the LEAST secure?

  • Router
  • Switch
  • Firewall
  • Hub

Which of the following peripheral devices will allow multiple PC's to share a common display or set of displays?

  • Repeater
  • Router
  • Wireless mouse/keyboard
  • KVM

Which of the following is the MAXIMUM transfer speed of USB 2.0?

  • 420 Mbps
  • 480 Mbps
  • 400 Mbps
  • 100 Mbps

Which of the following options properly describes the difference between a plenum rated cable and a non-plenum rated cable?

  • Additional noise reduction in large groups of cables
  • Higher flexibility
  • Reduced production of hazardous fumes in the event of a fire
  • Reduction in cross-talk

A user wants to limit access to their SOHO network by only allowing certain devices to access it. Which of the following will provide the MOST restrictive access?

  • Disable SSID Broadcast
  • Enable MAC Filtering
  • Turn off DMZ capabilities
  • Disable DHCP

You have been asked to purchase new cabling for a POTS connection. Which of the following connectors could be used?

  • F
  • RJ-11
  • BNC
  • RJ-45

Of the following devices, which one would be MOST likely to be placed in a home network's DMZ?

  • Gaming server
  • All of the above
  • Backup solution server
  • Print Server

Which of the following options is a volatile RAM type that can be used in a dual-channel configuration?

  • DRAM
  • DDR
  • Flash
  • SDRAM