CompTIA A+ (220-1001) Test Prep, Exams and Simulations Set 2

You want to build a new gaming computer, but intend to reuse as many of the parts as possible from your old computer. You have determined that the motherboard and the case will be reused, and you will purchase a new graphics card, sound card, network interface card, and a USB 3.0 expansion card to increase your systems overall speed and performance. You are a bit worried that your old computer's power supply may not be able to support all of these new expansion cards. Which of the following cards is MOST likely to consume the most power during operations and require you to purchase a new power supply to support it?


Options are :

  • USB 3.0
  • Sound card
  • NIC
  • Graphics card

Answer :Graphics card

JK0-019 CompTIA E2C Network + Certification Exam Set 1

You are working for a logistics company that needs to get a device that will let them automatically enter information about a package when it is read using light and a lens. Which of the following devices should you install to BEST support this requirement?


Options are :

  • Digitizer
  • Barcode reader
  • Touch screen
  • Webcam

Answer :Barcode reader

You are attempting to install a full-sized PCIe network interface card into a 1U server but the card is too tall to fit into the machine. Which of the following do you need to install first in order to then install the full-sized PCIe network interface card into the server?


Options are :

  • AGP card
  • Riser card
  • SCSI card
  • PCIe x16 card

Answer :Riser card

You are attempting to build a new gaming workstation and have just finished installing the motherboard and the processor. You are about to begin installing the memory and notice that there are 4 DIMM sockets on the motherboard labeled 0, 1, 2, and 3. Two of these are colored red and two are colored blue. Which of the following should you do FIRST?


Options are :

  • Install 2 DDR4 memory modules into the red slots
  • Install 2 DDR4 memory modules into the blue slots
  • Install 2 DDR4 memory modules into slots 0 and 1
  • Install 2 DDR4 memory modules into slots 2 and 3
  • Consult the motherboard's manual

Answer :Consult the motherboard's manual

FC0-U41 CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals Practice Test Set 8

You are working as part of the server team for an online retail store. Due to the upcoming holidays, your boss is worried that the current servers may not be able to handle the increased demand during a big sale. Which of the following cloud computing concepts can quickly allow services to scale upward during busy periods and scale downward during slower periods based on the changing user demand?


Options are :

  • Resource pooling
  • On-demand
  • Rapid elasticity
  • Metered services

Answer :Rapid elasticity

Your company has decided to begin moving some of its data into the cloud. Currently, your company's network consists of both on-premise storage and some cloud-based storage. Which of the following types of clouds is your company currently using?


Options are :

  • Hybrid
  • Private
  • Public
  • Community

Answer :Hybrid

Your company has decided to move all of its data into the cloud. Your company is small and has decided to purchase some on-demand cloud storage resources from a commercial provider (such as Google Drive) as its primary cloud storage solution. Which of the following types of clouds is your company using?


Options are :

  • Hybrid
  • Private
  • Public
  • Community

Answer :Public

CompTIA CT0-101 Convergence+ Certification Practice Exam Set 1

You want to create a website for your new technical support business. You decide to purchase an on-demand cloud-based server and install Linux, Apache, and WordPress on it to run your website. Which of the following best describes which type of service you have just purchased?


Options are :

  • DaaS
  • PaaS
  • IaaS
  • SaaS

Answer :IaaS

You want to play computer-based videos games from anywhere in the world using your laptop or tablet. You heard about a new product called a Shadow PC that is a virtualized Windows 10 Home gaming PC in the cloud. Which of the following best describes thistype of service?


Options are :

  • DaaS
  • PaaS
  • IaaS
  • SaaS

Answer :DaaS

You work for the city's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). There are five DMV locations spread out across the city that you have been asked to connect with a network. You have created a list of requirements for this network, including that it must be wired and support at least 1 Gbps of bandwidth. Which of the following types of network would MOST likely be used for the DMV to securely connect their internet networks together across the city?


Options are :

  • PAN
  • LAN
  • MAN
  • WAN
  • WLAN

Answer :MAN

CompTIA CySA+ Set 6

Your company is currently using a 5 GHz wireless security system, so your boss has asked you to install a 2.4 GHz wireless network to use for the computer's computer network to prevent interference. Which of the following can NOT be installed to provide a 2.4 GHz wireless network?


Options are :

  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11ac

Answer :802.11ac

You have just setup a Minecraft server on a spare computer within your network and want to allow your friends to connect to it over the internet. What do you need to configure in your SOHO router to allow your friends to connect to the new Minecraft server you created?


Options are :

  • Update the firmware
  • Configure port forwarding
  • Enable DHCP
  • Configure your Wi-Fi to use Channel 11

Answer :Configure port forwarding

You have been asked to install a new wireless network for your company's new branch office. Your boss wants the network to be extremely fast and is willing to buy new hardware and network adapters to ensure all the devices can communicate on the new network. Which of the following wireless standards should you install for the fastest data transfer speeds?


Options are :

  • 802.11a
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11ac

Answer :802.11ac

CL0-001 CompTIA Cloud Essentials Practice Test Set 4

Which of the following is a public IP address?


Options are :

  • 10.3.2.1
  • 192.168.2.1
  • 169.254.2.1
  • 8.4.2.1

Answer :8.4.2.1

Your boss has requested that you replace all of the hubs in the network with switches. What is the MOST likely reason for doing this?


Options are :

  • An individual port has gone bad on one of the hubs
  • There are no more ports available on the hubs
  • Using hubs causes too many collisions on the network
  • PoE is not supported by the hubs

Answer :Using hubs causes too many collisions on the network

A workstation is having intermittent issues and continues to receive system errors or freeze. You believe that the problem is being caused by the workstation's motherboard not getting the proper amount of power to it, and you want to perform a test to confirm your theory. Which of the following tools should you use to determine the if the proper amount of power is being supplied to the motherboard?


Options are :

  • Multimeter
  • POST card
  • Loopback plug
  • Cable tester

Answer :Multimeter

CompTIA JK0-801 A+ Certification Practical Exam Set 2

Your company is using a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment for employees to access their desktop applications. To allow employees access to the VDI environment, the company is installing thin clients in each employee's office. Which THREE of the following tasks must you first complete to install a thin client for a new employee?


Options are :

  • Connect the thin client to the network
  • Install the operating system
  • Install the latest security updates
  • Connect the device to a monitor
  • Install the necessary applications
  • Connect the thin client to a printer

Answer :Connect the thin client to the network Install the latest security updates Install the necessary applications

You have been asked to develop a solution for one of your customers. The customer is a software development company and they need to be able to test a wide variety of operating systems to test the software applications their company is developing internally. The company doesn't want to buy a bunch of computers to install all of these operating systems on for testing. Which of the following solutions would BEST meet the company's requirements?


Options are :

  • Purchase a high-end computer that has a lot of CPU cores and RAM, install a hypervisor, and configure a virtual machine for each operating system that will be used to test the applications being developed
  • Purchase multiple inexpensive workstations and install one operating system that will be used to test the applications being developed on each workstation
  • Purchase multiple workstations, install a VM on each one, then install one operating system that will be used to test the applications being developed in each VM
  • Purchase one computer, install an operating system on it, create an image of the system, then reformat it, install the next operating system, create another image, and reimage the machine each time you need to test a different application

Answer :Purchase a high-end computer that has a lot of CPU cores and RAM, install a hypervisor, and configure a virtual machine for each operating system that will be used to test the applications being developed

Which of the following is the virtualization technology supported by most modern Intel processors?


Options are :

  • HT
  • VT
  • Intel-V
  • AMD-V

Answer :VT

CompTIA CySA+ Set 4

Which of the following resources is used by virtual machines to communicate with other virtual machines on the same network but prevents them from communicating with resources on the internet?


Options are :

  • DNS
  • Network address translation
  • Virtual external network
  • Virtual internal network

Answer :Virtual internal network

Which cloud computing concept is BEST described as focusing on the replacement of applications and programs on a customer's workstation with cloud-based resources?


Options are :

  • IaaS
  • PaaS
  • SaaS
  • DBaaS

Answer :SaaS

You work for a bank that is interested in moving some of its operations to the cloud, but it is worried about security. You recently discovered an organization called CloudBank that was formed by 15 local banks as a way for them to build a secure cloud-based environment that can be accessed by the 15 member banks. Which cloud model BEST describes the cloud created by CloudBank?


Options are :

  • Private cloud
  • Public cloud
  • Hybrid cloud
  • Community cloud

Answer :Community cloud

CompTIA JK0-022 Security Cryptography Certification Exam Set 4

A military contracting firm is worried about proprietary corporate information being removed from the company’s network. To combat this, they have created very strict rules regarding what types of information can leave their office building. You have been asked to fix a workstation for the company and have been brought on-site to troubleshoot the issue. You have properly followed the troubleshooting steps and have creating a plan of action to fix the workstation. Unfortunately, your solution will require that the workstation be taken back to your off-site repair shop to fully solve the workstation’s problems. What is the NEXT thing you should do in order to fix this workstation?


Options are :

  • Remove the internal hard disk drive and then take the workstation with you to your repair shop to fix it
  • Verify the contracting firm’s corporate policies regarding removal of a workstation for repairs
  • Format the hard drive of the workstation in order to delete all proprietary data before taking the workstation to your repair shop
  • Ask the employee who usually works on the workstation if you can take it to your repair shop

Answer :Verify the contracting firm’s corporate policies regarding removal of a workstation for repairs

The video editor at Dion Training has submitted a trouble ticket that states her editing workstation is making a loud clicking noise whenever she is editing videos for an upcoming course. You initially thought the system fans were causing the noise. You have replaced the fans but the noise continues to be heard when applications are loaded or the videos are being edited. Which of the following actions should you perform NEXT?


Options are :

  • Scan the system for viruses
  • Perform a System Restore
  • Perform a full backup of the hard disk
  • Replace the hard disk

Answer :Perform a full backup of the hard disk

You are working as a technician for a college. One of the professors has submitted a trouble ticket stating that the projector connected to the workstation in his classroom is too dim. You look at the image being projected on the wall and notice it is dim, but the image appears to be displayed clearly and correctly. What is the FIRST thing you should do to make the image brighter?


Options are :

  • Replace the bulb in the projector
  • Modify the workstation's video resolution
  • Increase the contrast on the projector
  • Update the video driver on the workstation

Answer :Increase the contrast on the projector

CompTIA Cyber Security Analyst (CySA+) Practice Exams 2019 Set 12

You are setting up a projector and a laptop for use in the conference room for a big presentation. You start up the presentation software and mirror the laptop's display to the projector. The image on the screen from the projector is flickering intermittently, but the image on the laptop's display is working with no issues. You attempt to change the resolution of the laptop to a lower setting and to a higher setting, but still the flickering of the projector persists. Which of the following steps should you attempt NEXT?


Options are :

  • Change the aspect ratio from 16:9 to 4:# on the laptop
  • Ensure the project's power cable is connected securely
  • Ensure the display cable is securely connected to both the laptop and the projector
  • Change the color depth setting on the projector

Answer :Ensure the display cable is securely connected to both the laptop and the projector

You are working as a laptop repair technician. You just received a laptop that was reported to have a glass of water spilled on it. You want to examine the components in the laptop to begin troubleshooting it. What are the first steps you should take as part of your troubleshooting process?


Options are :

  • Remove the external casing of the laptop and document the screw locations
  • Watch a YouTube video for tutorials on how to fix this model of laptop
  • Consult your fellow coworkers for suggestions and advice
  • Submerge the laptop in a large bowl of rice to fully dry out the inner components

Answer :Remove the external casing of the laptop and document the screw locations

You had just bought a top of the line smartphone 2 months ago. In the last week though, the smartphone seems to be running slowly. About 3 weeks ago, a new version of the phone's operating system was installed. At first, everything was still working fine, but this week the smartphone is very sluggish. You brought the smartphone back to the store to diagnose the problem. They have run a full set of diagnostics on the hardware of the smartphone, but no issues were found to exist with the hardware. What do you think is MOST likely causing the poor performance with this smartphone?


Options are :

  • The smartphone was set to airplane mode by mistake
  • The internal storage device of the smartphone is faulty
  • The newly installed operating system update is too resource intensive for this smartphone's hardware
  • A lot of the apps on the device are performing an update based on the newer OS being released

Answer :A lot of the apps on the device are performing an update based on the newer OS being released

CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Exam Preparation (Latest Version) Set 6

The touch screen on your Windows 10 laptop is not working properly. You have been asked to troubleshoot the laptop. What should you check FIRST?


Options are :

  • System configuration
  • Performance monitor
  • Digitizer settings
  • Device manager

Answer :Digitizer settings

Tom is a salesman who is trying to print a 3-page report to the network printer located in the Sales department’s office space. He walks over to the printer but doesn’t see the pages in the printer’s output tray. He checks the on-screen display of the printer, but he doesn’t see any errors listed. Tom tries a few more times, but he gets the same results. Frustrated, Tom selects the network printer for the Customer Service department and sends his print job there. He walks over to their offices and finds his 3-page report sitting in that printer’s output tray. Tom asks you to help him solve this printing problem. What action should you take FIRST to help solve Tom’s problem?


Options are :

  • Verify that Tom has been sending the document to the correct network printer’s queue
  • Stop and restart the PC’s print spooler service using your administrator account
  • Ask on of Tom’s co-workers to attempt to print something to the Sales department’s printer to verify it is working properly
  • Login to the network’s print server, stop and restart all of the shared printer queues, and then try to reprint the document

Answer :Verify that Tom has been sending the document to the correct network printer’s queue

You just printed a new sign for your office using a thick cardstock paper with your network printer. Unfortunately, when you pick up the cardstock from the laser printer's output tray, the printed image smears across the paper. Attempting to troubleshooting this problem, you decide to print another sign using regular printer paper and determine that the image does not smear when touched on the regular printer paper.Which of the following would be the NEXT step to perform in your troubleshooting efforts?


Options are :

  • Change the feed rate of the paper
  • Increase the temperature of the fuser element
  • Replace the toner cartridge in the printer
  • Clean the printer's transfer roller

Answer :Increase the temperature of the fuser element

CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Questions & Answers Set 1

You are seeing some fading across your papers when you are printing things using your office's laser printer. It appears that the black is more faded than the colors on your documents. What is the MOST likely cause of this problem?


Options are :

  • Change the feed rate of the paper
  • Increase the temperature of the fuser element
  • Replace the toner cartridge in the printer
  • Clean the printer's transfer roller

Answer :Replace the toner cartridge in the printer

Josie from Human Resources was just issued a new laptop from the company. When she plugs the laptop into the network’s wall jack and turns it on, she receives an error message. She calls the service desk to report that error message being displayed states, “There is an IP address conflict with another system on the network.” You are working as a field service technician and have been asked to resolve this error. What should you do?


Options are :

  • Configure the laptop’s network connection to use DHCP instead of a static IP
  • Replace the wired network adapter on the laptop since it is faulty
  • Disable the wired network adapter and require the laptop to use the wireless network adapter instead
  • Choose a new IP address and statically assign it to the laptop

Answer :Configure the laptop’s network connection to use DHCP instead of a static IP

You are troubleshooting an issue with multiple workstations that are having network connectivity issues. The network also has two servers that are connected to the network, but they are not having any connectivity issues. You look at the network configuration of the two servers and notice they are using static IP addresses. Based on what you know so far, what is most likely the cause of the workstation's network connectivity issue?


Options are :

  • The wireless network adapter for each workstation was accidentally disabled
  • The workstations are most likely configured to use dynamically assigned IP addresses and the DHCP is not working properly
  • The internet connection for the network is down
  • The network's router is currently down

Answer :The workstations are most likely configured to use dynamically assigned IP addresses and the DHCP is not working properly

N10-006 CompTIA Network+ Certification Practice Test Set 2

Jason's cellphone company allows him to use his smartphone as a wireless hotspot with his laptop when traveling. Jason notices that if he runs a speed test from his smartphone, the cellular connection is 8761 kbps. If he runs the same speed test connection from his laptop which is connected to his cellphone over its wireless hotspot,the speed drops to 243 kbps. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause for the drop in the speed test results?


Options are :

  • The smartphone's RFID signal is low
  • The laptop is out of range of the smartphone's hotspot
  • The wireless hotspot feature is throttling the cellular connection speed
  • The SSID for the wireless hotspot is not being broadcast

Answer :The wireless hotspot feature is throttling the cellular connection speed

You attempt to log on to a Windows workstation and an error message pops up which says there is a duplicate IP address detected on the network. You restart the workstation, but when you attempt to log in again the same error is displayed. Which of the following is MOST likely causing this error message to occur?


Options are :

  • Both wireless and wired connections are enabled on the workstation
  • A static address has been configured on the workstation
  • You are logged into another workstation at the same time
  • The workstation was recently moved from another location

Answer :A static address has been configured on the workstation

Which of the following is the third step of the CompTIA troubleshooting methodology?


Options are :

  • Identify the problem
  • Document findings, actions, and outcomes
  • Test the theory to determine the cause
  • Establish a plan of action to resolve the problem and then implement the solution

Answer :Test the theory to determine the cause

CL0-001 CompTIA Cloud Essentials Practice Test Set 1

You are troubleshooting a computer that will not boot. After gathering information from the client about the symptoms they have experienced, you believe the power supply may be faulty. You used a power supply tester to determine if the power supply is providing the right amount of output voltage and have determined the power supply is only providing 50% of the voltage that it is supposed to provide to the workstation. What is the next step you should perform according to the CompTIA troubleshooting methodology?


Options are :

  • Verify full system functionality and, if applicable, implement preventative measures
  • Establish a plan of action to resolve the problem and then implement the solution
  • Identify the problem
  • Establish a theory of probable cause (question the obvious)

Answer :Establish a plan of action to resolve the problem and then implement the solution

A client is reporting that their workstation is continually crashing when they are using certain applications on their Windows system. The system will simply stop working and display a BSOD error on the screen. Which of the following is the most likely cause of this BSOD error?


Options are :

  • Failure of the graphics card
  • Failure of the power supply
  • Failure or corruption of the memory
  • Failure of the processor

Answer :Failure or corruption of the memory

You are working as a customer service technician at a smartphone repair center. A customer calls your help desk and states that the device feels warm to the touch even when not being actively used. You ask them to conduct a visual inspection of the smartphone and describe what they are seeing. The customer says, "The battery appears to be swollen' andbulging outward beyond its normally rectangular shape." Which of the following is the BEST statement for you to provide to the customer?


Options are :

  • "Please do not use the smartphone and bring it in to our service center immediately so that we can replace the battery for you."
  • "Since the device is still working, you can continue to use your phone until the new model is released in 2 months."
  • "Please conduct a factory reset of your phone since this will eliminate the overheating issue."
  • "Please place 5 heavy books on top of your smartphone since the weight will help reform the battery into the its proper and normal rectangular shape."

Answer :"Please do not use the smartphone and bring it in to our service center immediately so that we can replace the battery for you."

CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) Practice Exams with Simulations Set 8

A user is complaining that they are hearing awhining noise coming from their workstation. You begin to troubleshoot the issue and determine that it is not an issue with the hard drive but instead is caused by the case fan. Which of the following actions would BEST solve this issue?


Options are :

  • Spray a little bit of WD-40 into the fan to lubricate it
  • Spray the fan with compressed air to remove any dirt, debris, or dust
  • Replace the case fan
  • Remove and reseat the case fan

Answer :Replace the case fan

A client is attempting to power on their computer, but it keeps booting to the incorrect hard drive. Which of the following actions should you perform to attempt to fix this problem?


Options are :

  • Unplug any external hard disks
  • Reconfigure the boot order within Windows
  • Reconfigure the boot order within the BIOS/UEFI
  • Press F8 repeatedly during the boot process to enter the boot menu

Answer :Reconfigure the boot order within the BIOS/UEFI

A client states that their computer is experiencing slow performance when reading or writing to the hard drive. You have already verified that it is not a system (software) performance issue and the system is not overheating. Which of the following would be the BEST action to take in attempting to fix this problem?


Options are :

  • Upgrade the memory of the system
  • Run the disk repair tool
  • Clean the cooling fans of the system
  • Backup the hard drive

Answer :Run the disk repair tool

CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Exam Preparation (Latest Version) Set 7

A client has a workstation with a RAID 5 configuration and reports that slower than normal performance is occurring when reading/writing files to the RAID. You run a diagnostic program against the RAID and the system passes all of the diagnostic tests without any issues. While you are running the tests, though, you heard clicking noises coming from the RAID. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause of the slow performance being experienced by the client?


Options are :

  • RAID controller
  • SSD
  • Cooling fan
  • Hard drive

Answer :Hard drive

You are traveling to Thailand for a business trip. Your laptop's touchscreen display is visibly flickering when plugged into the power outlet at a local coffee shop. You take your laptop to your hotel room and you notice it doesn't flicker when plugged in there. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause of this issue?


Options are :

  • The coffee shop was experiencing power fluctuations that led to the flickering of the display
  • The digitizer of the laptop is faulty
  • The inverter of the laptop is faulty
  • The battery of the laptop is failing to charge

Answer :The coffee shop was experiencing power fluctuations that led to the flickering of the display

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