220-801 CompTIA A+ Certification Practice Exam Set 2

ECC memory is primarily used in which of the following computers?




Options are :

  • Laptop
  • Tablet
  • Server (Correct)
  • Desktop

Answer : Server

After installing a new serial port card in a computer, the communication parameters need to be

configured. Which of the following is the MOST common communication configuration for a serial

port?




Options are :

  • Seven data bits, even parity, one stop bit
  • Eight data bits, no parity, one stop bit (Correct)
  • Eight data bits, even parity, two stop bits
  • Seven data bits, no parity, one stop bit

Answer : Eight data bits, no parity, one stop bit

Which of the following display connections has 15-pins?



Options are :

  • VGA (Correct)
  • RGB
  • DVI
  • HDMI

Answer : VGA

Which of the following types of RAM can be used in a dual channel configuration?



Options are :

  • DIMM
  • SDRAM
  • RAMBUS
  • DDR (Correct)

Answer : DDR

Which of the following is the BEST way to explain RAID to a non-technical user?



Options are :

  • “RAID uses data striping to reduce hard drive write time and parity bits to reconstruct the data from a failed hard drive.”
  • “RAID uses multiple hard disks to increase performance and/or provide protection against data loss.” (Correct)
  • “RAID stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks”.
  • “RAID is a dynamic logical disk management system.”

Answer : “RAID uses multiple hard disks to increase performance and/or provide protection against data loss.”

A user is requesting assistance in building a custom made PC for home theater use to connect to

their existing large LCD screen. Which of the following components should MOST likely be

recommended? (Select TWO).

A. Large IDE hard drive

B. HDMI output

C. Dual monitors

D. RAID array

E. TV tuner




Options are :

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

Answer : B,E

ECC memory offers which advantage over non-ECC memory?



Options are :

  • Less energy consumption
  • Broader BUS throughput
  • More efficient core communication
  • The capability of error correction (Correct)

Answer : The capability of error correction

Which of the following is typically installed by connecting multiple DVI and USB cables to it?




Options are :

  • Touch screen
  • LCD panel
  • KVM (Correct)
  • Webcam

Answer : KVM

Which of the following are the MOST important considerations when configuring a PC that will be

used for a CAD / CAM workstation? (Select TWO).

A. Gigabit NIC

B. HDMI output

C. Maximum RAM

D. Powerful processor

E. High end audio output



Options are :

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

Answer : C,D

After installing a bar code reader, which of the following is commonly done to configure the

reader?



Options are :

  • Enable the code reader in the BIOS
  • Use Device Manager to enable I/R ports
  • Adjust jumper switches
  • Scan in program codes (Correct)

Answer : Scan in program codes

Which of the following memory features allows for the protection against random inconsistencies

in the transfer of the data?



Options are :

  • Single channel
  • Dual channel
  • Low latency
  • ECC (Correct)

Answer : ECC

Which of the following are the MOST important factors to address when a technician is choosing

the components for a CAD workstation? (Select THREE).

A. Large drive space allocation

B. Powerful sound card

C. Multiple network cards

D. Multiple large HD monitors

E. Powerful video card

F. Maximum RAM

G. Powerful processor



Options are :

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

Answer : E,F,G

Which of the following input devices allows multiple PCs to share a common display?



Options are :

  • Router
  • Wireless keyboard
  • Bridge
  • KVM (Correct)

Answer : KVM

Which of the following expansion slots would support the HIGHEST transfer speeds for high-end

graphics cards? (Select TWO).

A. PCIe

B. AGP 8x

C. PCI

D. ISA

E. AGP



Options are :

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

Answer : A,B

The helpdesk technician has been tasked to reinstall the OS on a desktop and has already

inserted the OS install disk in the CD-ROM. Which of the following would MOST likely need to be

configured within the BIOS to continue reinstalling the OS?



Options are :

  • Flash BIOS for firmware upgrade
  • Boot sequence (Correct)
  • BIOS password
  • Clock speeds

Answer : Boot sequence

Which of the following motherboards would fit in an ATX case?



Options are :

  • Ultra ATX
  • ITX
  • BTX
  • Micro ATX (Correct)

Answer : Micro ATX

Which of the following is a standard Intel processor socket type?



Options are :

  • 940
  • LGA (Correct)
  • 754
  • F

Answer : LGA

A technician is giving a safety class to new employees. Which of the following contains potentially

dangerous voltages and should be handled with care, even if the power has been recently

disconnected?



Options are :

  • CRT monitor (Correct)
  • Paper shredder
  • Wireless router
  • Laser printer

Answer : CRT monitor

When troubleshooting a PC that intermittently shuts off, which of the following should be

monitored?




Options are :

  • Boot sequence
  • CPU temperature (Correct)
  • TPM module
  • SMART status

Answer : CPU temperature

Which of the following features makes logical processor cores appear as physical cores to the

operating system?



Options are :

  • XD-bit
  • 64-bit architecture
  • MMU virtualization
  • Hyperthreading (Correct)

Answer : Hyperthreading

An end user requires a computer to support computer aided drafting and computer aided

modeling. Which of the following component packages should a technician recommend to the end

user?



Options are :

  • Powerful processor, high-end graphics card, and maximum RAM (Correct)
  • Processor and RAM that meets minimum Windows requirements
  • File streaming, printer sharing, and a RAID array
  • Surround sound audio, compact form factor, HDMI output

Answer : Powerful processor, high-end graphics card, and maximum RAM

Which of the following would provide continuous power to various devices connected to it during a

power surge or outage?



Options are :

  • Line conditioner
  • Battery backup (Correct)
  • Power strip

Answer : Battery backup

Ann, a customer, requests a high-capacity, cost effective backup media that she can administer

and store offsite with no assistance. Which of the following media types would BEST meet Ann’s

request?




Options are :

  • Floppy
  • DVD
  • Tape (Correct)
  • SSD

Answer : Tape

Which of the following devices converts digital signals to analog ones?




Options are :

  • Modem (Correct)
  • Hub
  • Router
  • Switch

Answer : Modem

Which of the following storage media would be used to build a RAID 5 array?



Options are :

  • Dual layer DVDs
  • Flash drives
  • SATA HDDs (Correct)
  • Blu-ray discs

Answer : SATA HDDs

Which of the following expansion slots can ONLY be found on a desktop computer?



Options are :

  • Express Card 54
  • PCMCIA
  • Express Card 34
  • PCI express (Correct)

Answer : PCI express

Which of the following connector types is only used for Coaxial?



Options are :

  • RJ-11
  • F (Correct)
  • RJ-45
  • ST

Answer : F

A user wishes to dispose of a CRT monitor that is no longer working. Which of the following steps

should a technician complete before proceeding with the disposal?



Options are :

  • None
  • Ensure familiarity and compliance with all relevant local regulations (Correct)
  • Break the glass in the CRT in a controlled environment to prevent injury
  • Ensure that the monitor is no longer working and repair if possible
  • Discharge all capacitors in the CRT and remove them before disposal

Answer : Ensure familiarity and compliance with all relevant local regulations

Which of the following connectors from a power supply should be used with a graphics expansion

card?




Options are :

  • PCIe 6-pin (Correct)
  • SATA
  • 8-pin 12 volt
  • 20-pin

Answer : PCIe 6-pin

A technician is asked to recommend hardware for a new computer for a graphic artist company

that regularly uses 3-D animation software. Which of the following components should be chosen

to BEST meet the customer’s needs?



Options are :

  • Multi-core processor
  • TV tuner/recorder
  • Specialized video card (Correct)
  • Tape backup drive

Answer : Specialized video card

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