220-801 CompTIA A+ Certification Practice Exam Set 4

Which of the following should a technician do NEXT after reporting an incident?




Options are :

  • Confiscate the PC
  • Delete the content
  • Go back to work
  • Document the incident (Correct)

Answer : Document the incident

Which of the following panel types would allow for the THINNEST possible display monitor?



Options are :

  • CRT
  • LED (Correct)
  • Plasma
  • DLP

Answer : LED

The term SFF refers to which of the following?



Options are :

  • HDD size
  • Motherboard size (Correct)
  • CPU speed
  • Memory size

Answer : Motherboard size

Which of the following connector types uses a single RCA style connector?



Options are :

  • VGA
  • Composite video (Correct)
  • RGB
  • DVI

Answer : Composite video

Which of the following adapter types uses a 7-pin cable to transmit video signals?



Options are :

  • HDMI
  • RGB
  • DVI
  • S-Video (Correct)

Answer : S-Video

A technician would like to connect to a computer using remote desktop. Which of the following

ports does remote desktop use by default?



Options are :

  • 3389 (Correct)
  • 8080
  • 22
  • 443

Answer : 3389

Which of the following expansion cards would MOST likely require the use of an external power

connector to function properly?




Options are :

  • PCI Express fiber card
  • PCI Express network card
  • PCI Express sound card
  • PCI Express video card (Correct)

Answer : PCI Express video card

The SODIMM memory form factor is generally used in which of the following?



Options are :

  • Workstations
  • Desktops
  • Servers
  • Laptops (Correct)

Answer : Laptops

Two new PCs will have a DVD-RW drive for support use. The PCs will be used for Point of Sales

transactions and everything will be password protected or disabled. Which of the following is the

BEST way to disable the DVD-RW drives?



Options are :

  • The Registry
  • Device Manager
  • Disk Management
  • The BIOS (Correct)

Answer : The BIOS

Which of the following is the form factor of a standard Parallel connector?



Options are :

  • DIN-6
  • DB-25 (Correct)
  • DB-9
  • DB-15

Answer : DB-25

Which of the following RAM types supports triple channel configurations?



Options are :

  • DDR2
  • RAMBUS
  • DDR
  • DDR3 (Correct)

Answer : DDR3

Which of the following types of device cable types are used to connect output devices such as

printers and scanners?



Options are :

  • IDE
  • PATA
  • Parallel (Correct)
  • eSATA

Answer : Parallel

RG-59 is a designation for which of the following cable types?



Options are :

  • Fiber optic
  • Coaxial (Correct)
  • Plenum
  • Twisted pair

Answer : Coaxial

Which of the following MUST be configured when trying to start a machine with a DVD?



Options are :

  • BIOS security (Correct)
  • TPM
  • Virtualization support

Answer : BIOS security

Which of the following should be used when building a high-end graphics workstation for CAD

applications? (Select TWO).

A. Main memory of 8 GB or more

B. PCI-e video card with large amount of memory

C. More than 4 accessible USB 2.0 ports

D. A 32-bit OS to handle the large amount of expected disk I/O



Options are :

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

Answer : A,B

A technician wants to install a secondary IDE drive which will be configured for additional user

storage on the same IDE channel of the drive with the operating system. Which of the following

jumper configurations should the technician use for the additional drive, if the drive with the

operating system is set to MA?




Options are :

  • Place a jumper on the MA jumper block of the secondary drive.
  • Place a jumper on the SL jumper block of the secondary drive. (Correct)
  • Place a jumper on both the SL and CS jumper block of the secondary drive.
  • Place a jumper on both the MA and CS jumper block of the secondary drive.

Answer : Place a jumper on the SL jumper block of the secondary drive.

Which of the following is the only place where initial boot settings can be configured?



Options are :

  • CMOS
  • BIOS (Correct)
  • MBR
  • HAL

Answer : BIOS

A composite cable connects to which of the following connectors?



Options are :

  • HDMI
  • S-video
  • RCA (Correct)
  • DVI

Answer : RCA

A technician is asked to upgrade RAM in a laptop from 4GB to 8GB. Which of the following should

the technician do FIRST?



Options are :

  • Review the vendor laptop documentation (Correct)
  • Download the newest motherboard drivers
  • Flash the BIOS
  • Enable TPM

Answer : Review the vendor laptop documentation

On an ATX motherboard, the 4-pin auxiliary power connector provides which of the following?



Options are :

  • Additional power to the South Bridge
  • Additional power to onboard devices
  • Additional power to PCIx peripheral cards
  • Additional power to the CPU voltage regulator (Correct)

Answer : Additional power to the CPU voltage regulator

The MAXIMUM transfer rate of eSATA is:



Options are :

  • 480 Mbps.
  • 2.0 Gbps.
  • 3.0 Gbps. (Correct)
  • 1.54 Mbps.

Answer : 3.0 Gbps.

Which of the following interfaces are used to simultaneously transfer video and audio at high

rates?



Options are :

  • S-Video
  • DVI-D
  • HDMI (Correct)
  • DVI-I

Answer : HDMI

Which of the following uses a single connector to deliver both video and audio?



Options are :

  • DVI
  • HDMI (Correct)
  • Serial
  • VGA

Answer : HDMI

Ann, a home user, would like to connect her laptop display to her home HD television. Which of

the following is the BEST solution?



Options are :

  • Connecting the laptops VGA output to an HDMI adaptor
  • Connecting the laptops USB output to the televisions USB input
  • Connecting the laptop's USB output to the HD televisions HDMI adaptor
  • Connecting the laptops VGA output to the televisions VGA input (Correct)

Answer : Connecting the laptops VGA output to the televisions VGA input

A technician is installing a processor upgrade onto an Intel 775 socket motherboard. Which of the

following extra power connectors needs to be plugged in for the board to power on?





Options are :

  • PCIe 6-pin
  • ATX 4-pin (Correct)
  • PCIe 8-pin
  • Molex

Answer : ATX 4-pin

A technician has 2GB of data that needs to be backed up from a customers Windows 7 computer.

Which of the following storage media should the technician use?




Options are :

  • DVD-ROM
  • DVD-RW (Correct)
  • CD-RW
  • CD-ROM

Answer : DVD-RW

Which of the following devices would provide protection for electronic equipment in an area prone

to intermittent, unstable power?



Options are :

  • Surge suppressor
  • Power strip
  • Line conditioner
  • Uninterruptible power supply (Correct)

Answer : Uninterruptible power supply

Which of the following types of connectors would be found to connect printers and scanners to a

device that did not have any network connections?



Options are :

  • Parallel (Correct)
  • BNC
  • RJ-45
  • RJ-11

Answer : Parallel

Joe, a technician, installs a new Blu-Ray player via an external cable. The PC has previously had

a USB 3.0 expansion card installed into its PCI Express slot. When Joe powers on the Blu-Ray

player, he notices the USB 2.0 Device pop up in the Windows System Tray. Which of the

following are probable causes? (Select TWO).

A. A virus is attacking the USB 3.0 driver, forcing it to operate in USB 2.0 mode only.

B. The Blu-Ray player is plugged into the wrong port on the back of the PC.

C. The Blu-Ray player was mistakenly plugged into the FireWire port.

D. The Bluetooth connection from a nearby mobile device is interfering with the Blu-Ray player.

E. The Blu-Ray player had a DVD loaded into it and this caused the computer to malfunction.

F. The technician that installed the USB 3.0 expansion card forgot to install the USB 3.0 driver.



Options are :

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

Answer : B,F

Which of the following are standard AMD processor socket types? (Select TWO).

A. 1366

B. 1155

C. 940

D. LGA

E. F



Options are :

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

Answer : C,E

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