CompTIA A+ 220-902 (Practice Test)

CompTIA A+ 220-902 covers installing and configuring operating systems like Windows, iOS, Android, OS X and Linux. In addition to this the exam covers security, cloud computing and operational procedures. The official exam objectives are 1.0 Windows Operating Systems, 2.0 Other Operating Systems, 3.0 Security, 4.0 Software Troubleshooting, 5.0 Operational Procedures. Passing the 220-902 and 220-901 is required to receive the CompTIA Certification. Generally the 220-901 is completed first but it is not required.

  • Questions: 20
  • Time: 60 seconds per question (0 hours, 20 minutes, 0 seconds)
  • Included Objectives:
    • Software Troubleshooting
    • Windows Operating Systems
    • Other Operating Systems & Technologies
    • Security
    • Operational Procedures

After installing Windows 10 on a Laptop PC alongside an existing Red Hat Linux installation you receive a message stating that the GRUB file is missing when you try to boot the PC. Which of the following is the best option?

  • Upgrade to GRUB for Windows to allow both Windows and Linux to operate
  • Ignore the error and boot into Windows 10 for the first time
  • Rebuild the GRUB using a Red Hat Disc
  • Reinstall Windows 10, selecting allow multiboot under advanced installation options

You are concerned about users installing unauthorized software and making unauthorized changes to their Windows 8 workstations. Which tool is best for limiting this type of behavior?

  • NTFS
  • UAC
  • Windows Defender
  • Sudo

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

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

A Microsoft Windows system utility designed to improve file access speed by consolidating data stored on a disk or drive is called


Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool cannot be run inside Windows and requires computer restart (the utility is launched during reboot before loading the operating system).

  • False
  • True

True or false: Backups and snapshots can be used interchangeably to ensure data redundancy.

  • True
  • False

A user is reporting that their phone is not adjusting its screen correctly based on orientation when viewing web pages. What is the most likely cause?

  • Rotation is not supported by web browsers.
  • Screen orientation lock is on.
  • Complete and total absence of gravity.
  • Accelerometer failure.

What is the best method for ensuring the destruction of sensitive data on a HDD that is issued to employees on an as-needed basis?

  • Disk recovery
  • Standard format
  • Overwrite

In a Linux operating system environment, what command will display the current directory to the user?

  • dir
  • pwd
  • ls
  • shell

The server room blew up! True or false: You should tell everyone on social media.

  • False
  • True

Which of the following is a command line tool that will translate between a domain name and an IP Address?


There have been reports of a Windows server system running slowly and a member of the application support team has suggested adding more CPU and memory resources to the virtual machine. Before doing this you should check the _________ utility.

  • Performance monitor
  • Component services
  • Windows memory diagnostics
  • Device manager

You are formatting a new USB drive to be used between several systems running different operating systems (Windows, OSX, Linux). What is the best format to use for the USB drive?

  • NTFS
  • FAT32
  • HFS+
  • AES-128

Which tab of the System Properties Windows applet provides access to the System Restore settings?

  • System Protection
  • Environment Variables
  • Performance
  • Advanced

What is step 3 in the trouble shooting theory?

  • Test the theory to determine the cause
  • Consider corporate policies
  • Verify full functionality
  • Document findings

True or false: It is best practice to allow system administrators to have administrator privileges associated with their normal user account.

  • True
  • False

True or false: Brownouts are less dangerous to systems and hardware than blackouts.

  • False
  • True

True or false: Laptop batteries can be disposed of along with normal items thrown in the garbage.

  • False
  • True

Which of the Windows Task Manager tabs in Windows 8 includes the information about the network resources usage under Networking tab in previous releases of the Microsoft OS?

  • Services
  • Applications
  • Processes
  • Performance

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?

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