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CompTIA A Plus 220 901 Test 6

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)

What is the name used for the bus between the Central Processing Unit (CPU) and the northbridge?

  • Universal Serial Bus (USB)
  • Back-side bus (BSB)
  • I/O Controller Hub (ICH)
  • Front-side bus (FSB)

What is the number of contact pins the MicroDIMM DDR2 SDRAM modules typically used by laptops use?

  • 240
  • 214
  • 204
  • 200

What is the main purpose of the BIOS when a computer is first powered on?

  • Initial hardware checks
  • Install the operating system
  • Initialize BIOS encryption
  • Attempt to connect to a network via DHCP

The Micro Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) standard defines data cable connector consisting of:

  • 34 pins
  • 15 pins
  • 7 pins
  • 40 pins

What is the purpose of the No-eXecute (NX bit) technology used in Intel CPUs?

  • Biometric authentication
  • Data backup
  • Malware protection
  • Parity checks

A type of Central Processing Unit (CPU) architecture where a single physical CPU contains more than one execution core on a single die or chip is known as:

  • Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP)
  • Hyperthreading (HTT)
  • Parallel processing
  • Multicore

Which of the terms listed below refers to a situation where a single Central Processing Unit (CPU) appears as two virtual CPUs to the operating system?

  • Hyper-threading
  • Multitasking
  • Multicore
  • Stepping

A 64-bit CPU can be used either with a 32-bit or 64-bit version of the Microsoft Windows operating system.

  • True
  • False

The Thunderbolt 3 cable uses which standard connector type?

  • Lightning
  • Mini display port
  • USB-C
  • USB-E

What connector type is utilized by Thunderbolt 3?

  • USB Type-C
  • Mini DisplayPort (MDP)
  • USB Type-B
  • DVI-A

What Digital Visual Interface (DVI) connector types does not provide support for digital signal transmission?

  • DVI-A
  • DVI-I
  • DVI-A/D
  • DVI-D

What integrated circuit types best defines the core functionality and capabilities of a motherboard?

  • Northbridge
  • Southbridge
  • I/O Controller Hub (ICH)
  • Chipset

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

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

A single IEEE 1394 (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) host controller can support up to how many devices at a given time?

  • 63 devices
  • 15 devices
  • 127 devices
  • 255 devices

What is a drawback of using integrated graphics?

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

What is the maximum length of a Lightning cable typically used for charging Apple smartphones?

  • 10 meters
  • 2 meters
  • 30 meters
  • 3 meters

If a system fails to auto-configure the newly added adapter card through PnP, finishing the configuration process requires manual installation of device drivers.

  • True
  • False

What power source is required by the RTC on a motherboard?

  • Universal Power Supply (UPS)
  • Surge Bar
  • Power Supply
  • CMOS battery

After installing a new integrated component such as a Network Interface Card (NIC) on a newly assembled computer system you should first:

  • Enabled in the advanced BIOS settings menu
  • Checked against the Hardware Compatibility List (HCL)
  • Enabled in Windows Control Panel
  • Updated with the latest driver in Device Manager

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

  • Thunderbolt v3
  • Micro-USB
  • Lightning
  • Thunderbolt