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CompTIA A Plus 220 901 Test 2

The CompTIA 220-901 exam is one of two exams requires to obtain the CompTIA A+ (900 series). This exam will cover topics like networking, mobile devices and hardware and network troubleshooting.

  • Questions: 20
  • Time: 60 seconds per question (0 hours, 20 minutes, 0 seconds)

You have recently started as a network technician for a small finance company. The company has been experiencing network outages and very slow transmission speeds. The network has 6 hubs and 1 router, what is most likely causing the poor network performance?

  • Hubs conduct deep packet inspections by default
  • Hubs can only broadcast packets
  • Cross talk
  • None of the above

You are an IT Support Specialist for a medium sized company. An executive is traveling overseas and does not want his company phone to cause any data or service related fees. Which of the following solutions will ensure this does not occur?

  • Disable mobile data
  • Disable the WiFi antenna
  • Place the phone in ad-hoc mode
  • Toggle the phone's GPS off

What type of device most commonly uses a static IP address?

  • User workstations
  • Thin clients
  • Servers
  • Any device that supports using CIDR addressing

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

  • 125
  • 143
  • 25
  • 110

Which of the following options can be used as a storage device to boot an operating system?

  • DDR2
  • HDMI
  • USB Drive

You are a network technician for a consulting company. A small company with several wireless access points has been experiencing intermittent outages for employees near the break room. What is most likely the cause?

  • Cross talk
  • Microwave causing interference
  • Infrared radiation
  • Line of Sight

Which of the following devices or systems is critical in the event of a power outage?

  • Surge Distributor
  • Line conditioner
  • Power strip
  • UPS

You are a IT Analyst for a large chain of stores. Your department has been asked to evaluate accepting payments through wireless transmission from mobile devices. Which standard technology are they referring to?

  • Bluetooth
  • WiFi
  • IR
  • NFC

You are planning the installation of several wireless access points in a large warehouse. The access points are typically located on the ceiling far away from power sources. Which technology could be used to power the device?

  • Ethernet Repeater
  • Loopback plug
  • PoE
  • Power-line communication

You are a network technician for a small consulting company. A client has asked you to evaluate options for several SOHO networks to allow employees to work from home. Often the employees modem is in a different area of the house than their home office. The company has a very strict policy that disallows wireless networks. Which of the following is the most cost effective option?

  • PoE
  • Power-line communication
  • 802.11i
  • Wiring each home with ethernet drops

How many pins are present in SATA data and power cables?

  • 40 for data and 4 for power
  • 15 for both power and data
  • 15 for power and 7 for data
  • 8 for data and 12 for power

Which protocol uses the well known TCP port 443?

  • SLP
  • Telnet
  • SSH

Your supervisor has asked you to record the IP version 6 addresses of several SUSE Linux systems into a spreadsheet. Which command can you use to obtain this information?

  • netstat
  • ipconfig
  • echo || ip -6
  • ifconfig

You are a Desktop and Laptop Technician for a small computer repair shop. A customer on a limited budget has asked you to upgrade their laptop in order to increase performance. Which of the following components can be easily replaced or upgraded?

  • Video Card
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
  • Processor

Which type of motherboard expansion slot has various speeds such as x16 and x32?

  • CNR
  • PCIe
  • AGP
  • PCI

While troubleshooting a hardware issue on a laptop with a removable battery you have come to the conclusion that there is a physical issue with one of the laptop's components. The laptop is not plugged into an external power source, what is the next step before opening the laptop's case?

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

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?

  • MAN
  • WLAN
  • LAN
  • WAN

Your supervisor has asked you to bring her a DE-15 connector. Which of the following is she referring to?

  • S-Video
  • DVI-D
  • DVI-A
  • VGA

You are a server support technician for a data warehouse company. Recently a Windows based server has had several unexpected shut downs. Where should you look first for more information?

  • Event Viewer
  • Task Manager
  • Boot Recorder

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

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