220-801 CompTIA A+ Certification Practice Exam Set 1

A client wants a technician to install more RAM on their graphics workstation. The client has

provided a 4 GB SODIMM and had problems installing it. Which of the following is the probable

reason for this?




Options are :

  • The memory is incompatible for the workstation (Correct)
  • Graphic workstations require flash memory
  • Graphic workstations require solid state memory
  • The workstation has no available memory slots

Answer : The memory is incompatible for the workstation

Which of the following devices requires 12V of power from the power supply?



Options are :

  • Serial Port Card
  • CD-ROM Drive (Correct)
  • Parallel Port
  • Audio Jack

Answer : CD-ROM Drive

A technician is tasked with improving the speed at which a system boots and loads applications as

well as improving data availability. Which of the following should the technician implement?




Options are :

  • Install additional eSATA drives
  • Upgrade external storage to USB 3.0
  • Upgrade non RAID hard drives to SSD
  • Configure software RAID 5 (Correct)

Answer : Configure software RAID 5

Primary system functions like basic boot priorities, voltage parameters for the processor, and

SATA options are configured in which of the following areas of a PC system?




Options are :

  • BIOS (Correct)
  • VRAM
  • CMOS
  • MBR

Answer : BIOS

A technician is helping to purchase a new server to be used to roll out virtualized workstations.

Which of the following components should be chosen to BEST meet the customers needs?

(Select TWO).

A. Specialized video card

B. Maximum memory

C. Maximum-core processor

D. Dual monitors

E. Surround sound audio




Options are :

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

Answer : B,C

Which of the following cable types has the MAXIMUM transfer rate of 1 Gbps?



Options are :

  • CAT5e (Correct)
  • CAT6
  • CAT3
  • CAT5

Answer : CAT5e

A PC technician must upgrade memory from 2 GB to 4 GB in twenty Windows 7 notebook

computers. Some of the laptops have DDR2 memory, and some have DDR3. The memory

purchased for the upgrade is DDR3. Which of the following is the MOST likely outcome of this

upgrade?




Options are :

  • The DDR3 memory will not work correctly unless the CAS (CL) values are the same.
  • The DDR2 notebooks will work with DDR3 provided the DDR2 is installed in the first DIMM positions.
  • The DDR3 notebooks are the only ones that will accept the new memory. (Correct)
  • The DDR2 memory will fit into the DIMM positions and work.

Answer : The DDR3 notebooks are the only ones that will accept the new memory.

Which of the following technologies can be accessed through the DisplayPort? (Select TWO).

A. USB

B. SATA

C. DVI

D. FireWire

E. HDMI



Options are :

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

Answer : C,E

Which of the following expansion slots is MOST commonly used for high-end video cards?



Options are :

  • PCIe (Correct)
  • AGP
  • CNR
  • PCI

Answer : PCIe

Joe, a customer, requests that the desktop system he is buying is able to be used at his vacation

home in another country, as well as his regular home. The technician is aware that the country

mentioned has different power requirements. Which of the following should the technician ensure

the desktop contains?



Options are :

  • Dual voltage options (Correct)
  • Micro-ATX connector
  • Inverter
  • UPS

Answer : Dual voltage options

Which of the following represents a connector that supports the connection of external devices?

(Select TWO).

A. IEEE1394

B. eSATA

C. EIDE

D. SATA

E. IDE



Options are :

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

Answer : A,B

Which of the following hard drive types would be considered the MOST likely to survive a fall?




Options are :

  • Solid State (Correct)
  • SATA
  • SCSI
  • IDE

Answer : Solid State

Thermal paste is used with which of the following components?



Options are :

  • Motherboard
  • Heat sink (Correct)
  • RAM
  • Fan

Answer : Heat sink

A user already has 2 RAM modules in a 64-bit Windows 7 PC. Each is a 1GB DDR-PC1600 RAM

module. The user has 2 additional RAM modules that are each 2GB DDR-PC800. Which of the

following is true about the PC after installing the additional RAM modules?



Options are :

  • The system only accesses the pair of 2GB RAM modules
  • The system enables ECC on all RAM modules
  • The system will not work as all RAM has to be equal sizes
  • The system accesses all RAM at 100MHz (Correct)

Answer : The system accesses all RAM at 100MHz

Which of the following connections are typically on the external PC chassis? (Select TWO).

A. AGP

B. SAS

C. IEEE1394

D. eSATA



Options are :

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

Answer : C,D

Which of the following MUST be performed when installing a PCI sound card for use instead of the

onboard sound?





Options are :

  • Flash the BIOS
  • Install drivers (Correct)
  • Configure the jumpers
  • Install additional memory

Answer : Install drivers

Which of the following allows a technician to enable support for a USB 1.1 device?




Options are :

  • HCL
  • MBR
  • BIOS (Correct)
  • AGP

Answer : BIOS

An end user is designing a PC with a clear acrylic access panel to show off the insides. The user

wants the inside to stay cool, but as dust free as possible. Which of the following would BEST

meet this scenario?



Options are :

  • Create a negative pressure air flow with filtered exhausts and unfiltered exhausts
  • Create a positive pressure air flow with filtered intakes and unfiltered exhausts (Correct)
  • Create a negative pressure air flow with unfiltered intakes and unfiltered exhausts
  • Create a positive pressure air flow with unfiltered intakes and filtered exhausts

Answer : Create a positive pressure air flow with filtered intakes and unfiltered exhausts

A technician has installed a digital display. Which of the following is TRUE about the native

resolution of a digital display?




Options are :

  • It causes the display to use pixel interpolation.
  • It provides the best quality display. (Correct)
  • It has the slowest refresh rate.
  • It is the lowest resolution.

Answer : It provides the best quality display.

Which of the following are components of an active CPU cooling solution?




Options are :

  • A heatsink, attached fan, and thermal compound. (Correct)
  • A heatsink, case fan, and thermal compound.
  • A heatsink, radiator, and thermal compound.
  • A heatsink and thermal compound.

Answer : A heatsink, attached fan, and thermal compound.

Which of the following video cable types would be MOST likely to experience gradual, degraded

signal quality over a long distance?





Options are :

  • DVI
  • VGA (Correct)
  • HDMI
  • DisplayPort

Answer : VGA

A DVI-D cable is generally used for which of the following computer functions?





Options are :

  • Delivering video only (Correct)
  • Delivering an analog signal
  • Delivering audio & video
  • Delivering audio only

Answer : Delivering video only

The Tower of Hanoi is MOST likely configured in a system which implements:




Options are :

  • a high RPM drives.
  • a RAID configuration.
  • a tape drive. (Correct)
  • an externally attached storage.

Answer : a tape drive.

A technician is building a gaming PC for a user. The user wants to dual boot between Windows

XP 32-bit and a 64-bit version of Windows 7 as some of the games require XP. The user requests

the following specifications:

64-bit i7 processor, (consisting of 6 cores @ 3.0GHz)

16 GB of RAM (consisting of two 8 GB modules)

One 200 GB SSD

RAID 1 (consisting of two 1TB SATA Drives)

Two 2 GB SLI Video Cards

Which of the following components should the technician warn the user will be reported differently

depending on the operating system that is currently booted?




Options are :

  • Processor
  • SSD Drive
  • None of the Above
  • RAID
  • RAM (Correct)

Answer : RAM

Which of the following devices might need drivers installed so that it can be recognized by the

operating system and function properly?



Options are :

  • Projectors
  • Monitors
  • Speakers
  • Scanners (Correct)

Answer : Scanners

Which of the following locations stores the boot sequence for a desktop computer?



Options are :

  • CPU
  • BIOS (Correct)
  • TPM
  • Boot sector

Answer : BIOS

Which of the following features can be configured with keyboards to assist users with disabilities?



Options are :

  • Magnifier
  • Character map
  • Pointer trails
  • C. Sticky keys (Correct)

Answer : C. Sticky keys

Which of the following is the MAXIMUM transfer speed of USB 2.0?




Options are :

  • 480 (Correct)
  • 100
  • 420
  • 400

Answer : 480

A home users PC has an over-clocked CPU with a relatively small heat sync, small fans on the

800W power supply, and a high-end video card. Which of the following is the recommended

solution that will manage heat more effectively?



Options are :

  • Purchase an energy efficient power supply
  • Replace the CPU heat sync with a high RPM fan
  • Not over-clocking the CPU
  • Liquid cooling system (Correct)

Answer : Liquid cooling system

A computer turns on and a Date and Time Not Set message appears on the screen after the

manufacturer logo. Which of the following is the MOST possible cause?



Options are :

  • The OS has stopped synching with the NTP server.
  • The computer was not shut down properly.
  • The CMOS battery needs to be replaced. (Correct)
  • The system BIOS is corrupted.

Answer : The CMOS battery needs to be replaced.

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