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CompTIA A Plus 220 802 Test 3

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)

Which of the following terms describes a folder's permissions defaulting to match the permissions of it's parents folder?

  • Inheritance
  • Provisioning
  • SSO
  • Permission Propagation

Which Windows tool can prevent programs from automatically opening upon start up?


A friend has come to you for help with a laptop, which has been regularly experiencing the BSOD and is making a faint clicking noise. What is most likely the issue with this laptop?

  • Corrupt MBR
  • None of the above
  • Incorrect driver or driver failure
  • SSD Failure

You have been instructed to configure a database server running Windows Server 2008 to alert technicians when the server's processor or memory is running above 75% capacity. Which of the following technologies will help you achieve this?

  • Task Manager
  • Performance Monitor
  • Task Scheduler
  • System Configuration

A desktop user is contacting the IT Department and complaining their computer will not turn on and is making beeping noises. Which of the following can cause this?

  • Invalid sound card driver
  • Failing POST
  • Corrupted hard drive
  • Windows Update

A technician is troubleshooting a PC that is not completing POST and merely provides an audible beep code. Which of the following should be the FIRST item checked?

  • The hard drive
  • The IDE or SATA cables
  • The CPU heat sink
  • The memory configuration

Which of the following connector types is most commonly found on non-iOS smartphones?

  • Lightning
  • Firewire mini
  • Micro USB
  • USB (Full size)

Which of the following IP Addresses would be automatically assigned when a Windows PC is unable to contact a DHCP Server?


You are a network administrator for a large company. Several network users have complained that they are receiving odd emails from another user, who claims they have not sent any emails today. Which of the following will most likely stop the issue?

  • Check the networks firewall for unauthorized entries
  • Change the user's account password
  • Reinstall the user's email client
  • Install a more expensive spam filter

Which of the following Windows commands can identify and repair corrupted information and other hard drive issues?

  • None of the above

A technician has just installed additional RAM onto an employee's laptop. The laptop now has 6GB of RAM, but Windows 7 shows "4GB Usable Memory" What is most likely the issue?

  • Some of the RAM is not properly seated
  • The RAM needs to be repartitioned
  • The Laptop is running a 32 bit version of Windows 7
  • The RAM is in the wrong configuration

After replacing a motherboard on a customer's laptop for a no sound issue, a technician realizes that there is intermittent wireless connectivity on the laptop. Which of the following should the technician perform FIRST?

  • Reinstall the driver of the WiFi card.
  • Check to see if there is a wireless switch on the laptop and its current position.
  • Replace the wireless card because it is not fully compatible with the new motherboard.
  • Check if the WiFi antenna is connected properly to the wireless card.

Which of the following Windows command line tools will provide a computer's network configuration information?

  • ping
  • ipconfig
  • tracert
  • netstat

Which of the following security threats is BEST mitigated through proper user training?

  • Browser Adware
  • Rootkits
  • A Worm
  • Social Engineering

A technician is accessing a Windows PC via SSH. Which command can the technician use to create a new directory on the PC?

  • CD
  • MD
  • New

Which of the following allows an Android device to track movements, such as a tilt or shake?

  • Micro USB port
  • A trackball
  • Multi-touch
  • Accelerometer

Which of the following will allow a Windows OS to boot with only the essentials like basic drivers, required programs and default settings?

  • System Restore Mode
  • Standby Mode
  • Guest Mode
  • Safe Mode

You are installing Windows Server 2008 R2 onto a new company file server that uses a RAID card. You have verified that all cabling is correctly seated, but Windows is not recognizing any storage mediums for installation. Which of the following will most likely correct the issue?

  • Ensure the Windows server supports PXE Boot/Installation
  • Use the correct RAID driver
  • Enable PATA in the BIOS
  • Wait a few moments, then press refresh to force Windows to detect drives

Which of the following is true about a file when it is copied from an NTFS to a FAT32 partitions?

  • All of the file permissions are lost
  • All file permissions must be reassigned
  • The file owner is preserved
  • The file name becomes case insensitive

A critical server was replaced by the IT staff the previous night. The following morning, some users are reporting that they are unable to browse to the Internet upon booting their workstations. Users who did not shut down their workstations the previous day are able to connect to the Internet. A technician looks at the following report from a workstation with no Internet connectivity: IP Address:, Netmask:, DHCP Server:, DNS Server:, Default Gateway:, Given the above report, which of the following is the cause of why some workstations are unable to browse the Internet?

  • The DHCP server is misconfigured
  • The DHCP server is unavailable
  • The default gateway router is misconfigured
  • The workstation has an APIPA address