Comptia A+ (220-801) Certification Exam Practice Test Set 1

What peripheral port type was originally developed by Apple and is currently regarded as the optimal interface for digital video transfers?


Options are :

  • USB 2.0
  • DVD
  • IEEE 1394 (Correct)
  • IEEE 1284

Answer : IEEE 1394

Which technology is based on flash memory and is intended to eventually replace conventional hard disk drives that have moving discs and other mechanisms?


Options are :

  • Solid-state drives (Correct)
  • USB flash drives
  • Optical drives
  • Memory cards

Answer : Solid-state drives

What are the five output voltages that have been commonly produced by PC power supplies over the years?


Options are :

  • All the above (Correct)
  • -5VDC
  • +5VDC
  • +3.3VDC
  • -12VDC
  • +12VDC

Answer : All the above

Which packaging is used for DDR SDRAM memory?


Options are :

  • 168-pin DIMM
  • RIMM
  • 184-pin DIMM (Correct)
  • 72-pin SIMM

Answer : 184-pin DIMM

Which of the following best describes the concept of hot-swappable devices?


Options are :

  • The device can be removed with power applied after it is properly stopped in the operating system.
  • Care must be taken when swapping the device because it can be hot to the touch.
  • The device can be swapped while still hot, immediately after powering down the system.
  • Power does not need to be turned off before the device is inserted or removed. (Correct)

Answer : Power does not need to be turned off before the device is inserted or removed.

Which motherboard design style features smaller size and lower power consumption?


Options are :

  • Micro ATX
  • AT
  • ITX (Correct)
  • ATX

Answer : ITX

You want to plug a keyboard into the back of a computer. You know that you need to plug the keyboard cable into a PS/2 port. Which style of port is the PS/2?


Options are :

  • DIN 5
  • Mini-DIN 6 (Correct)
  • DE9
  • RJ-11

Answer : Mini-DIN 6

Which of the following is used to store data and programs for repeated use? Information can be added and deleted at will, and it does not lose its data when power is removed.


Options are :

  • Internal cache memory (Correct)
  • Hard drive
  • ROM
  • None of the Above
  • RAM

Answer : Internal cache memory

You press the front power button on a computer and the system boots. Later, you press it briefly and the system hibernates. When you press it again, the system resumes. You press and hold the button and the system shuts down. What is this feature called?


Options are :

  • Hot power
  • Relay power
  • Programmable power
  • Soft power (Correct)

Answer : Soft power

Which of the following standards are specified by IEEE 1284?


Options are :

  • FireWire
  • EPP (Correct)
  • USB
  • SPP

Answer : EPP

Of the following voltage pairings, which one accurately represents the input and output, respectively, of power supplies and AC adapters?


Options are :

  • DC in, DC out
  • DC in, AC out
  • AC in, DC out (Correct)
  • AC in, AC out

Answer : AC in, DC out

Which of the following is not one of the three major components of a hard disk drive system?


Options are :

  • Controller
  • Host adapter
  • Hard disk
  • Drive interface (Correct)

Answer : Drive interface

Which of the following socket types is required for the Intel Core i7-9xx desktop series?


Options are :

  • LGA 1156
  • LGA 775
  • LGA 1366 (Correct)
  • LGA 1155

Answer : LGA 1366

Which optical disc format supports a data capacity of 25GB?


Options are :

  • Double-sided, single-layer DVD+R
  • Double-sided, double-layer DVD+R
  • Single-sided, single-layer Blu-ray disc (Correct)
  • Double-sided, single-layer DVD-R

Answer : Single-sided, single-layer Blu-ray disc

Which computer component contains all the circuitry necessary for other components or devices to communicate with one another?


Options are :

  • Adapter card
  • Hard drive
  • Expansion bus
  • Motherboard (Correct)

Answer : Motherboard

What is the formatted capacity of high-density 31/2" floppy diskettes?


Options are :

  • 1.44MB (Correct)
  • 2.88MB
  • 360KB
  • 720KB

Answer : 1.44MB

What is the maximum speed of USB 2.0 in Mbps?


Options are :

  • 12
  • 480 (Correct)
  • 1.5
  • 60

Answer : 480

Which of the following is a socket technology that is designed to ease insertion of modern CPUs?


Options are :

  • ZIF (Correct)
  • SPGA
  • LPGA
  • Socket 479

Answer : ZIF

Which of the following statements about power supplies is true?


Options are :

  • Molex connectors are used with PATA hard drives, while Berg connectors are used with floppy drives. (Correct)
  • Power supplies supply power to ATX-based motherboards with connectors known commonly as P8 and P9.
  • SATA hard drives most often use the same type of power connector PATA hard drives use.
  • You must make sure the voltage selector switch on the back of the power supply is switched to the lower setting if the computer is going to be used in Europe.

Answer : Molex connectors are used with PATA hard drives, while Berg connectors are used with floppy drives.

What peripheral port type is expandable using a hub, operates at 1.5MBps, and is used to connect various devices (from printers to cameras) to PCs?


Options are :

  • IEEE 1284
  • DVD 1.0
  • USB 1.1 (Correct)
  • IEEE 1394

Answer : USB 1.1

Which socket type is required for an AMD Phenom II that uses DDR3 RAM?


Options are :

  • Socket 940
  • AM2+
  • AM3 (Correct)
  • AM2

Answer : AM3

What is the largest NTFS volume size supported by Windows XP?


Options are :

  • 256 TB (Correct)
  • 256GB
  • 2TB
  • 128TB

Answer : 256 TB

Which of the following is not controlled by the Northbridge?


Options are :

  • PCIe
  • Cache memory
  • SATA (Correct)
  • AGP

Answer : SATA

What memory chips would you find on a stick of PC3-16000?


Options are :

  • PC3-2000
  • DDR-2000
  • DDR3-2000
  • DDR3-16000 (Correct)

Answer : DDR3-16000

What is the physical component where data is stored in a HDD?


Options are :

  • Cluster
  • Sector
  • Read/write head
  • Platter (Correct)

Answer : Platter

Afte a ttchnician installs a vidto caed, which of tht following should tht ttchnician confguet NEXT?


Options are :

  • Rtsoluton (Correct)
  • Coloes
  • Dots pte inch
  • Rtfetsh eatt

Answer : Rtsoluton

Which of the following ports is used by default for IMAP traffic?


Options are :

  • 53
  • 110
  • 143 (Correct)
  • 443

Answer : 143

After having difficulty printing, a user, Joe, informs a technician that the print server needs to be reset because there are a number of documents pending in the printer on the control panel. The technician understands that the real solution is to clear a paper jam. Which of the following is the MOST appropriate response the technician should give Joe?


Options are :

  • Inform Joe that there are print jobs piling up, but the cause is a paper jam, and a technician is fixing the issue now. (Correct)
  • Tell Joe that he was incorrect about the print server, and ask him open-ended questions to see if he has further suggestions.
  • Thank Joe for his help with solving the issue, and let him know that a technician is in the process of resetting the print server.
  • Remove the paper jam from the printer and offer Joe some reference materials so he can be more helpful in the future.

Answer : Inform Joe that there are print jobs piling up, but the cause is a paper jam, and a technician is fixing the issue now.

Which of the following connectors would be found on a coaxial cable?


Options are :

  • BNC (Correct)
  • LC
  • IDE
  • ST

Answer : BNC

Which of the following memory types would MOST likely be installed in a laptop in the form
of DDR3?


Options are :

  • SODIMM (Correct)
  • DIMM
  • CRIMM
  • RIMM

Answer : SODIMM

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