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CompTIA A Plus 220 802 Test 2

This is a practice exam for IT professionals studying for the CompTIA A+ 220-802. 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)

Of which of the following Windows System Power States saves the contents of memory to a file on the PC's hard drive?

  • Sleep
  • Wake on Lan
  • Hibernation
  • Stand By

A technician would like to restart a computer from a command line tool. Which of the following tools should the technician use?

  • Shutdown /r
  • Shutdown /i
  • Shutdown /s
  • Shutdown /f

The payroll department works with company financial data and had an incident that involved employee’s salary being shared across the network. Which of the following actions would solve this problem?

  • Configure directory permissions for least privilege
  • Purchase Additional Firewalls
  • Implement a new paper shredding policy
  • obtain a new security system with RFID employee badges

Which of the following boot methods receives the bootstrap files from a network server?

  • PXE
  • IDS
  • PAN
  • NAT

Which of the following security best practices would prevent a program on a CD from immediately launching when inserted into a computer?

  • Rename the Administrator account
  • Disable the Guest account
  • MSCONFIG >Startup Tab
  • Disable autorun

Which of the following security best practices would prevent a program on a CD from immediately launching when inserted into a computer?

  • Disable the Guest account
  • Disable autorun
  • Rename the Administrator account
  • MSCONFIG >Startup Tab

A user is concerned about an issue with iOS. Which technology is the user referring too?

  • Galaxy II
  • iCloud
  • Android Phone
  • iPhone

A user has called the IT Department and states that their computer does not work. Which of the following would be the BEST question to obtain further information?

  • Does the PC turn on?
  • What exactly does not work?
  • Are you able to sign on?
  • Can you get to the Internet?

Which of the following commands will force the Windows Operating System to power off after one minute?

  • shutdown /s /t 60
  • shutdown /r /t 60
  • shutdown /l 60
  • shutdown /h /t 1m

Which of the following should be regularly scheduled to fix hard drive errors?

  • Antivirus Scan
  • Defragmentation
  • System Restore
  • Check Disk

A new company policy requires privacy screens for all computers in publicly accessible spaces. Privacy screens help protect against which of the following?

  • Social Engineering
  • Rootkits
  • Shoulder surfing
  • Spear phishing

A friend has come to you seeking help with a gaming PC he uses at home. He has replaced his monitor with a very large 1080p TV, but when he runs any games on the PC they appear much smaller and do not fit the entire TV screen. Which answer is most likely the problem?

  • The games do not support a 1920×1080 resolution.
  • The LCD TV driver is not supported by the Windows operating system.
  • The PC games cannot be run to an external display.
  • The LCD TV response rate is not fast enough for gaming.

Which of the following commands will allow a user to discover their IP address, subnet mask and DNS server address?


Which of the following is TRUE about the difference between a worm and a virus?

  • Worms are written into assembly while viruses are written with scripting languages.
  • Viruses hide in the boot record while worms hide within the file system.
  • Viruses disable the antivirus update service while worms kill the antivirus process.
  • Worms can self propagate without attaching themselves to a host program while a virus cannot.

Which of the following terms describes a group of devices communicating using Bluetooth?

  • WAP
  • Piconet
  • Bluenet
  • Extranet

Social engineering makes use primarily of which of the following techniques, to bypass common corporate security barriers?

  • Worm transmission
  • Grayware installation
  • Malware installation
  • Human interaction

Which of the following passwords is the MOST secure according to industry best practices?

Which of the following is the MOST secure method of data removal that will still allow a drive to be reused, but will not allow erased data to be easily recovered from a hard drive?

  • Use an overwrite program
  • Re-partition the drive
  • Format the drive
  • Use a degaussing tool

Which of the following security threats requires the attacker to be physically located near the target machine?

  • Social engineering
  • Rootkit
  • Phishing
  • Shoulder surfing

Susan, a new user, was recently given a new company laptop. While traveling, Susan reports that her laptop shuts off whenever it is unplugged, even if the battery is 100% charged. Which of the following should the technician do?

  • Replace the battery
  • Enable APM in the BIOS
  • Replace the power adapter
  • Change power settings to balanced