220-702 CompTIA A+ Practical Application Practice Exam Set 4

A user would like to use an external monitor with their laptop, but when the monitor is plugged in

and connected to the laptop, the screen does not display on the monitor. Which of the following is

the BEST way to display an image on both the monitor and the laptop?


Options are :

  • Try a different monitor type
  • Change resolution on laptop
  • Try using a different monitor cable
  • Toggle FN key and external monitor key (Correct)

Answer : Toggle FN key and external monitor key

Which of the following could be used to prevent an attacker from accessing the master boot drive

when attaching a hard drive to another system?


Options are :

  • EFS
  • BIOS password
  • Bitlocker (Correct)
  • Domain membership

Answer : Bitlocker

Which of the following commands will repair boot sector blocks after a virus has been removed?


Options are :

  • format
  • chkdsk
  • sfc
  • fixmbr (Correct)

Answer : fixmbr

Bob, a technician, needs to backup a userís local My Documents on a Windows XP workstation.

Which of the following is the QUICKEST way to the userís folder?


Options are :

  • Type %temp% into the run box, My Documents, and then userís name
  • Type %system% into the run box
  • Browse to the root, Documents and Settings, userís name, and then My Documents (Correct)
  • Browse to the root, Users, Documents and Settings, userís name, and then My Documents

Answer : Browse to the root, Documents and Settings, userís name, and then My Documents

After POST, the error message ĎInvalid system disk. Replace and press any keyí appears. Which

of the following is MOST likely the cause?


Options are :

  • There is a non-bootable Blu-Ray in the Blu-Ray drive.
  • There is a non-bootable floppy in the floppy drive. (Correct)
  • There is a non-bootable CD in the CD-ROM drive.
  • There is a non-bootable DVD in the DVD-ROM drive.

Answer : There is a non-bootable floppy in the floppy drive.

Which of the following ports can Mike, a technician, use with an IP address to test FTP

connectivity?


Options are :

  • 80
  • 8080
  • 21 (Correct)
  • 25

Answer : 21

A printer is consistently printing random characters on every page. Which of the following should

be done? (Select TWO).

A. Power cycle the printer

B. Replace the fuser

C. Check for paper jams

D. Clean the print drum

E. Check the printer driver


Options are :

  • A,D
  • A,E (Correct)
  • D,E
  • A,B

Answer : A,E

Which of the following tools should Mike, a technician, use when testing a serial port?


Options are :

  • Cable tester
  • Multimeter
  • Loopback plug (Correct)
  • Logic probe

Answer : Loopback plug

When installing a 32-bit operating system, which of the following is the MAXIMUM amount of RAM

that will be recognized by the system?


Options are :

  • ~3GB
  • ~2GB
  • ~6GB
  • ~4GB (Correct)

Answer : ~4GB

Mike, a technician, is troubleshooting a printer issue. The print spooler for a local printer continues

to fill up with new jobs and no jobs are being processed at the printer. Which of the following is

MOST likely the cause?


Options are :

  • The print spooler is stopped.
  • The printer is offline. (Correct)
  • The network connection is unavailable.
  • The user does not have the proper security permissions.

Answer : The printer is offline.

A user has reported that they cannot access the company FTP site. The user states that they are

using the IP address that was given to them ď74200.92.105Ē. Which of the following is MOST

likely the problem?


Options are :

  • FTP program is not working
  • The FTP site is down
  • Invalid IP address (Correct)
  • Port 21 is blocked

Answer : Invalid IP address

In which of the following default locations would a userís home folder reside in Windows XP?


Options are :

  • C:\Windows\%username%
  • C:\Documents and Settings\%username% (Correct)
  • C:\Users\%username%
  • C:\Program Files\%username%

Answer : C:\Documents and Settings\%username%

Which of the following would be the BEST device to use when removing a loose screw from the

inside of a laptop?


Options are :

  • Locking pliers
  • Needle-nose pliers (Correct)
  • Extension magnet
  • Loopback plug

Answer : Needle-nose pliers

Which of the following should be checked FIRST if the laptopís fan continuously goes full speed?


Options are :

  • Dust buildup (Correct)
  • Battery temperature
  • Fragmentation
  • AC adapter

Answer : Dust buildup

A user reports that when they attempt to access the Internet, the same website appears

regardless of URL. Which of the following is MOST likely the problem?


Options are :

  • The browser has been maliciously hijacked. (Correct)
  • The browserís cache is full and should be cleared
  • The antivirus updates have not been applied.
  • The browser needs to be updated with the latest revision.

Answer : The browser has been maliciously hijacked.

Which of the following would be the BEST way for Mike, a technician, to disallow other clients to

access a WAP, if only the same clients will always be accessing it?


Options are :

  • Enable WEP encryption
  • Enable MAC filtering (Correct)
  • Disable DHCP server
  • Disable SSID broadcast

Answer : Enable MAC filtering

Which of the following could be disabled to improve performance and response, in Windows Vista,

on a computer with an older video card?


Options are :

  • Aero (Correct)
  • Desktop Icons
  • Task Manager
  • UAC

Answer : Aero

A client needs to be able to install a new local printer, but does not currently have permission to do

so. Which of the following is the BEST user group to put the client in, to allow the printer to be

installed?


Options are :

  • Backup Users
  • Power Users (Correct)
  • Guest
  • Users

Answer : Power Users

Which of the following is the MOST likely cause of a low wireless signal after an internal wireless

adapter on a laptop was replaced?


Options are :

  • The MAC address of the new wireless card will have to be added to the WAP to get the full signal.
  • The correct preshared encryption key must be installed to boost the signal.
  • The wireless card must be calibrated to the laptop.
  • The antenna wires for the wireless card were not attached. (Correct)

Answer : The antenna wires for the wireless card were not attached.

After installing the Windows operating system, Device Manager shows a number of devices with a

yellow question mark next to them. Which of the following is the MOST likely reason?


Options are :

  • The latest service pack needs to be installed
  • The motherboard chipset driver needs to be installed. (Correct)
  • The created hard drive partition is not large enough.
  • The processor does not support the Windows OS.

Answer : The motherboard chipset driver needs to be installed.

Which of the following should Karen, a technician, use to test a parallel port?


Options are :

  • Multimeter
  • Null modem cable
  • Loopback plugs (Correct)
  • Line tester

Answer : Loopback plugs

A technician is troubleshooting a workstation that has the wrong time information. All workstations

should be pointing to a central NTP server. Which of the following locations would the technician

check to investigate error messages related to this issue?


Options are :

  • System log (Correct)
  • Security log
  • IIS log
  • Application log

Answer : System log

A computer that has dynamic IP addressing is not receiving an IP address. Which of the following

is MOST likely the problem?


Options are :

  • DNS
  • NAT
  • SNMP
  • DHCP (Correct)

Answer : DHCP

A client is having trouble connecting to the Internet. The client is using a static IP address and is

able to connect to other devices on the network via IP address only. Which of the following is

MOST likely the problem?


Options are :

  • DNS (Correct)
  • DHCP
  • NAT
  • IMAP

Answer : DNS

Which of the following is an advantage of a 100Base-T network card versus an 802.11g wireless

network card?


Options are :

  • Faster data speed (Correct)
  • Flexibility in relocating the computer
  • Ability to setup P2P networking
  • Ability to provide secure data communications

Answer : Faster data speed

A customerís laptop display panel assembly had just been replaced. The customer notices that the

wireless network adapter is enabled but detecting a weak signal. Which of the following is the

MOST likely cause?


Options are :

  • The wireless card needs to be replaced.
  • The antenna wires are not connected properly. (Correct)
  • The display panel is defective.
  • The wireless drivers need to be updated.

Answer : The antenna wires are not connected properly.

Within a 64-bit Windows desktop OS, by default where are the program files for 64-bit programs

located?


Options are :

  • C:\Windows\System32
  • C:\Program Files (x86)
  • C:\Program Files (Correct)
  • C:\Windows\

Answer : C:\Program Files

In which of the following locations can Mike, a technician, configure and format a newly installed

hard drive so that it is accessible to the user?


Options are :

  • Disk Manager (Correct)
  • My Computer
  • Control Panel
  • Device Manager

Answer : Disk Manager

Bob, a user, reports that his computer is running slower since he viewed an online training

presentation. Bob is also receiving an increased amount of spam email. Which of the following is

the MOST likely cause of Bobís issue?


Options are :

  • Worm
  • Virus
  • Network bandwidth
  • Malware (Correct)

Answer : Malware

Which of the following locations would hold 32-bit application files in Windows Vista 64-bit?


Options are :

  • C:\Program files 32-bit\
  • C:\Program Files 32\
  • C:\Program Files\
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\ (Correct)

Answer : C:\Program Files (x86)\

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