220-801 CompTIA A+ Certification Practice Exam Set 9

A corporate technician has been tasked with providing a thin client PC for a new employee. Which

of the following configurations would be the MOST appropriate?

Options are :

  • .A PC with the most powerful processor
  • A PC that meets the minimum requirements for running an OS (Correct)
  • A PC equipped with high end audio and video cards
  • A PC with the maximum amount of supported RAM

Answer : A PC that meets the minimum requirements for running an OS

Which of the following socket types is for an AMD CPU?

Options are :

  • 1155
  • 1366
  • 775
  • 940 (Correct)

Answer : 940

A customer reports that their 4-year-old PC takes a long time to boot. The technician investigates

and finds the BIOS is rediscovering the hardware environment at every boot. Which of the

following will MOST likely fix this problem?

Options are :

  • Reset the BIOS using the CMOS reset jumper.
  • Change out the CMOS battery on the motherboard. (Correct)
  • At the OS level, launch “Device Manager” and re-scan the hardware.
  • Hit “F9” while the computer is booting, but before the OS starts to load.

Answer : Change out the CMOS battery on the motherboard.

Which of the following voltages is MOST likely to be supplied from a PC power supply unit?

(Select TWO).

A. 1V

B. 1.7V

C. 3.3V

D. 5V

Options are :

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

Answer : C,D

Which of the following panel types consumes the MOST power?

Options are :

  • Plasma (Correct)
  • LCD
  • LED with backlight
  • LED with no backlight

Answer : Plasma

Which of the following connection types is MOST likely to be used to connect an internal hard

drive to a computer?

Options are :

  • Parallel
  • DVI
  • IDE (Correct)
  • eSATA

Answer : IDE

Besides the CPU, which of the following components might have their own heatsink?

Options are :

  • Hard drive
  • Graphics card (Correct)
  • RAID controller
  • Audio card

Answer : Graphics card

Which of the following can be used to change fan speeds?


Options are :

  • Power options
  • Action center
  • Device manager
  • BIOS (Correct)

Answer : BIOS

Which of the following devices is MOST likely to outperform a 15,000 rpm SAS hard drive in read


Options are :

  • Tape
  • SSD (Correct)
  • Compact flash
  • SD

Answer : SSD

Which of the following features of a CPU socket is designed to make installation of a CPU easier?

Options are :

  • Lower latency
  • Heatsinks
  • Plug and Play
  • Zero insertion force (Correct)

Answer : Zero insertion force

Which of the following should be recommended for cooling a high-end gaming PC? (Select TWO).

A. Power saving NIC

B. Passive cooling

C. Additional case fans

D. Liquid cooling system

E. Lower wattage power supply

Options are :

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

Answer : C,D

A user needs a new gaming computer which can be both fast and quiet. Which of the following

should MOST likely be installed to meet the user’s requirements?

Options are :

  • Liquid-based cooling system (Correct)
  • Low RPM fans
  • Thermal paste
  • Passive cooling system

Answer : Liquid-based cooling system

A technician installs a biometric device using the manufacturer supplied driver. After confirming

the device functions properly, the technician performs Windows and antivirus updates. Which of

the following would BEST explain why the biometric device no longer functions?

Options are :

  • The recently updated antivirus scanning software is interfering with the proper operations of the biometric device.
  • The recently installed Windows updates overwrote the manufacturer’s supplied biometric device driver. (Correct)
  • A virus that specifically targets retinal scanning software infected the PC because the user was late applying new definitions.
  • The biometric device needs to be recalibrated due to environmental conditions involved with the installation.

Answer : The recently installed Windows updates overwrote the manufacturer’s supplied biometric device driver.

Which of the following provides the BEST solution for customers needing quiet cooling options?

Options are :

  • Additional fans
  • Side panel slots
  • Thermal paste
  • Liquid based (Correct)

Answer : Liquid based

Which of the following is MOST likely to contain hazardous voltages?

Options are :

  • CRT display (Correct)
  • External USB drive
  • Inkjet printer
  • CD-ROM drive

Answer : CRT display

A technician is trying to connect the high-end 5.1 surround sound audio system to their Home

Theater PC. Front and rear channels produce the sound but the subwoofer and the front speaker

seem to be muted. Which of the following would the technician MOST likely check to resolve the


Options are :

  • The subwoofer and the front channel speakers are not defective.
  • The power cable of the 5.1 surround sound audio system.
  • The subwoofer and the front channel speaker’s RCA cable connection to the computer’s audio card. (Correct)
  • The subwoofer and the front channel speaker drivers are installed properly.

Answer : The subwoofer and the front channel speaker’s RCA cable connection to the computer’s audio card.

A CAD/CAM user requires faster onscreen refresh rates. Which of the following slots allows for

faster graphic performance?

Options are :

  • AGP
  • AGP x8
  • PCIe (Correct)
  • PCI

Answer : PCIe

A technician has just installed two memory modules on a motherboard that supports DDR3 RAM

with the bus speed up to 1600 MHz. The specifications of memory are DDR3 1066 MHz for one

module and DDR3 1333 MHz for another. On which of the following bus speeds will the system


Options are :

  • 1066 MHz (Correct)
  • 800 MHz
  • 1000 MHz
  • 1600 MHz

Answer : 1066 MHz

Which of the following cable types is MOST often found in Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS)?

Options are :

  • RG-6
  • CAT3 (Correct)
  • RG-59
  • Multi-mode

Answer : CAT3

Which of the following media types is BEST for backups of very large storage systems?

Options are :

  • CD-ROM
  • Tape (Correct)
  • Blu-Ray
  • DVD

Answer : Tape

A technician is looking to install a 3.5 inch desktop hard drive into an external enclosure. Which of

the following input interfaces would provide the MOST throughput for the drive?

Options are :

  • IEEE 1394
  • eSATA (Correct)
  • USB 2.0
  • Bi-Directional Parallel

Answer : eSATA

A user wants to purchase a new computer to use word processing software only. Which of the

following computer types should be recommended?

Options are :

  • CAD workstation
  • Thin client (Correct)
  • Home server
  • Gaming PC

Answer : Thin client

Which of the following types of RAM is typically used to improve reliability?

Options are :

  • ECC (Correct)
  • Double sided

Answer : ECC

For best performance, a high-end graphics card should be installed in which of the following slots?

Options are :

  • AGP 4x
  • PCI
  • PCIe x16 (Correct)
  • PCI x2

Answer : PCIe x16

Which of the following connection types has the LONGEST transmission limitation in terms of


Options are :

  • USB 3.0
  • CAT6
  • Fiber (Correct)
  • CAT5

Answer : Fiber

Which of the following cable types carries an analog video signal across three separate physical


Options are :

  • VGA
  • RCA
  • DVI-analog
  • Component (Correct)

Answer : Component

Which of the following components would MOST likely be utilized in a virtualization server? (Select


A. Maximum memory

B. High-end sound card

C. High-end video card

D. Dual-rail 1000w PSU

E. Quad core CPU

Options are :

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

Answer : A,E

Which of the following connectors would terminate a POTS connection?

Options are :

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

Answer : RJ-11

Which of the following memory types comes in the SIMM variety?

Options are :

  • DDR2
  • DDR3
  • SDRAM (Correct)

Answer : SDRAM

Which of the following computer components are located on the Northbridge? (Select TWO).

A. Hard drive


C. Fan


E. Audio

Options are :

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

Answer : B,D

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