CompTIA A+ 220-901 (Practice Test)

CompTIA A+ 220-901 covers PC hardware and peripherals, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware and network connectivity issues. The official exam objectives are 1.0 hardware, 2.0 networking, 3.0 mobile devices and 4.0 hardware & network troubleshooting. Passing both the 220-901 and 220-902 exams are required for the CompTIA A+ certification.

  • Questions: 20
  • Time: 60 seconds per question (0 hours, 20 minutes, 0 seconds)
  • Included Objectives:
    • Networking
    • Hardware
    • Mobile Devices
    • Hardware and Network Troubleshooting

You work for a company that has created what is anticipated to be the best selling tablet ever created. It is expected that everyone on Earth will own one of the new tablets in the next five years.

You are working on the network support division and are tasked with implementing internet connectivity on the device. To address demand you believe it would be best to implement support for:

Choose the best answer.

  • ICMP
  • IGMP
  • IPv4
  • IPv6

Which of the following is a industry standard that provides similar functionality to BIOS?

  • Grub
  • MBR
  • UEFI
  • POST

You sit down at an unfamiliar server with a black prompt, you decide to identify the server by checking its IP address. You type ipconfig and it responds "bash: ipconfig: command not found...," what command will likely give you the information you're looking for?

  • netstat
  • nslookup
  • tracert
  • ifconfig

Your employer is in the middle of a remodel and the IT Department is responsible for moving RJ-45 wall jacks to new locations. Which tool can be used verify connectivity of a RJ-45 port after it has been moved?

  • Voltage meter
  • Loopback plug
  • Cable crimper
  • Cable tester

Which option can commonly be found as an internal storage component in a mobile device like a tablet or smart phone?

  • eSata
  • eMMC
  • Micro-SD
  • SDHC

How many pins are present on a DDR3 SO-DIMM?

  • 200
  • 240
  • 204
  • 214

In the context of paper-based printing, what is the primary function of a fuser unit?

  • The fuser's primary function is to move paper from the tray
  • The fuser heats the paper to bind with the ink
  • The fuser rotates the gears inside of a printer
  • The fuser keeps the ink from solidifying in the toner

Which of the following network standards can operate at two different channel widths on the same spectrum simultaneously?

  • 802.11n
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11a

A user has requested a DVD-ROM drive be added to their desktop PC so they can watch videos sent in by vendors. You only have a Blu-Ray player in inventory. Is it likely you deploy this to the user and meet their requirement?

  • Yes
  • No

Which of the following will be the first to receive heat leaving a processor?

  • Case Fan
  • Thermal paste
  • Heat Sink
  • CPU Fan

Which TCP port number is used by Post Office Protocol 3?

  • 110
  • 25
  • 143
  • 125

Which of the following ports belongs to a standard protocol used to query data from an Active Directory server?

  • 443
  • 389
  • 23
  • 143

The DVI-D connector type is capable of transmitting both analog and digital signals?

  • True
  • False

A user has reported that their desktop PC cannot connect to drive locations on the network. The user is utilizing a wired connection.

DHCP is being utilized in your network.

Choose the most correct first step in troubleshooting:

  • Verify physical connectivity between the PC, the data jack at their desk, the patch port in the distribution closet and the switch.
  • Reboot the nearest access point.
  • Reboot the switch that the user's client is connected to.
  • Determine if the user has received an IP address within the network's scope.

What is the name of the reversible connector used by Apple mobile handheld devices?

  • Micro-USB
  • Thunderbolt v3
  • Thunderbolt
  • Lightning

Which of the following options would typically be associated with encryption?

  • TPM
  • UEFI
  • CPU
  • Memory

A user reports that their printouts contain a shadow of the previous image. Which of the following is MOST likely the cause?

  • Separation pads
  • Pickup assembly
  • Fuser assembly
  • Corona wire

What is the maximum cable length allowable for all IEEE 1394 (FireWire) devices?

  • 5 meters
  • 4.5 meters
  • 2 meters
  • 18 inches

What type of network cabling has 2 pairs and traditionally only utilizes 1 of the pairs?

  • RJ-45
  • RJ-11
  • Coax
  • 4-pin 12V

What is a drawback of using integrated graphics?

  • Integrated graphics generate more heat
  • Dedicated graphics may require additional power
  • Slower performance
  • Hyper-threading is not possible