SK0-004 CompTIA Server+ Certification Practice Exam Set 2

A technician is troubleshooting an issue with a new server, which is unable to download OS
patches from the Internet. The technician reviews the following configuration:
Ethernet Adapter Local Area Connection:
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Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : comptia.org
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . : fe80::c95:3f59:1a01:c050%11
IPv4 Address . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.20
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.128
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.129
Which of the following is the reason that the server is unable to connect to the Internet?




Options are :

  • Incorrect default gateway (Correct)
  • Wrong subnet mask
  • Misconfigured DNS suffit
  • Invalid IPv6 address

Answer : Incorrect default gateway

Which of the following is the core software application that manages computer virtualization?



Options are :

  • Hypervisor (Correct)
  • Hyperthreading
  • Console
  • KVM

Answer : Hypervisor

Clients cannot connect to the network. A technician determines that port 68 is not open. Which of
the following protocols is being blocked?




Options are :

  • DNS
  • POP3
  • DHCP (Correct)
  • LDAP
  • None of the Above

Answer : DHCP

A hardware failure affects a server in a datacenter. The server is critical to company operation, and the hardware vendor is out of stock on the parts needed to repair the server. A network technician suggests replacing it with a server from the warm site. Which of the following should the technician do FIRST?



Options are :

  • Check the DRP and BCP and talk to the company stakeholders before making the decision. (Correct)
  • Order the parts from the hardware vendor and notify affected users that the server will be down.
  • Outsource a hardware-certified courier to move the server to the datacenter.
  • Unrack the server from the warm site and move it to the datacenter.

Answer : Check the DRP and BCP and talk to the company stakeholders before making the decision.

A company has hired a consultant to review the production storage infrastructure and provide suggestions on improving performance. The consultant has identified a bottleneck in the production switching fabric and successfully tested the solution in a lab environment. Which of the following should the consultant perform NEXT, according to best practices?



Options are :

  • Establish a theory describing the possible issue in the production networ
  • Implement the solution in production since it was tested in the lab.
  • Perform a root cause analysis of what caused the bottleneck.
  • Establish a plan of action to implement the solution in production. (Correct)

Answer : Establish a plan of action to implement the solution in production.

A technician receives an error message when trying to boot the server stating the operating system was not found. Change management logs indicate a new hard drive backplane was installed in the server last night. Which of the following should the technician do FIRST when troubleshooting the issue?



Options are :

  • Remove newly installed hardware
  • Reinstall server OS
  • Rebuild RAID array
  • Check system board cables (Correct)

Answer : Check system board cables

An administrator is asked to change a configuration using a GUI on a Windows server, but does not have access to a KVM. Which of the following is BEST to make the change?


Options are :

  • NTP
  • RDP (Correct)
  • SCP
  • SSH

Answer : RDP

Two RAID arrays are created from eight disks. One is created using RAID 6, the other is created using RAID 5 with a hot spare. Which of the following is the operational difference between these configurations?



Options are :

  • RAID 6 has the ability to recover from two disks simultaneously failing. (Correct)
  • The RAID 5 array will be significantly faster than the RAID 6 array.
  • RAID 6 has a higher storage capacity than RAID 5.
  • The RAID 6 array will be significantly faster than the RAID 5 array .

Answer : RAID 6 has the ability to recover from two disks simultaneously failing.

Which of the following involves finding and correcting the MOST important reason for performance issues?



Options are :

  • Root cause analysis (Correct)
  • Defining preventative action
  • Theory of probable cause
  • Replicating the problem

Answer : Root cause analysis

Which of the following is a basic difference between DAS and NAS?



Options are :

  • NAS is faster than DAS when using NFS.
  • NAS requires fibre channel; DAS does not.
  • DAS operates its own OS; NAS does not.
  • DAS is directly connected to a server; NAS is connected via IP networking (Correct)

Answer : DAS is directly connected to a server; NAS is connected via IP networking

Users report that an application is unable to connect to a server on the same network segment. Which of the following is the MOST likely reason?



Options are :

  • The external firewall is preventing access to the server.
  • The syslog server detects malware on the server.
  • The DMZ is incorrectly configured.
  • The application is using a port that is closed on the server. (Correct)

Answer : The application is using a port that is closed on the server.

A system administrator is troubleshooting a network connectivity issue and runs ipconfig/all on the
host. The command returns the following:
IPv4 Address: 169.254.0.12
Subnet mask: 255.255.0.0
The client is configured for DHCP. Which of the following commands should be run on the client to
resolve this issue? 



Options are :

  • tracert
  • ipconfig/release (Correct)
  • ipconfig/renew
  • ipconfig/flushdns
  • ipconfig/showclassid
  • nslookup

Answer : ipconfig/release

An administrator is securing a secure web server by disabling ports. After completing this process, clients cannot access the secure web server. The administrator should now go back and verify whether which of the following ports is enabled?

23

389

443

44


Options are :

  • 23
  • 443 (Correct)
  • 389
  • 44

Answer : 443

A server administrator is notified that all three hard disks in a server array have failed. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause?



Options are :

  • Incompatible BIOS
  • Incorrect firmware version
  • Backplane failure (Correct)
  • Cache battery failure

Answer : Backplane failure

Several of the finance department computers are experiencing timeouts while in their financial program. The program will not open or close; however, the previous day the program was running without issues. Which of the following is MOST likely the cause of this problem?



Options are :

  • Rogue processes (Correct)
  • Firewall problem
  • Service priority
  • Processor affinity

Answer : Rogue processes

A technician is experiencing overheating on a rack mounted server. After powering off and removing the cover of the server, a large amount of dust is noticed on one of the fans. After cleaning out the dust and powering the server back on, the server is still overheating. Which of the following would BEST explain this issue?



Options are :

  • The server is using excessive power.
  • The hard drives are running too hot.
  • Some of the cooling fans are defective. (Correct)
  • The power supply has failed.

Answer : Some of the cooling fans are defective.

An administrator is updating the server infrastructure at a company's disaster recovery site. Currently, an enormous amount of effort is required by the administrator to replicate operations. Which of the following types of site is the administrator currently using?



Options are :

  • Cold site (Correct)
  • Replication site
  • Hot site
  • Warm site

Answer : Cold site

A technician wants to implement a grandfather-father-son tape rotation policy. Which of the following implements this backup strategy?



Options are :

  • Assign a different set of tapes for daily, weekly, and monthly backups (Correct)
  • Desigate a different set of tapes for odd-day and even-day backups.
  • . Use a different set of tapes for every two, four, and eight days.
  • Use a queue to rotate tapes based on the age and usage of the tape.

Answer : Assign a different set of tapes for daily, weekly, and monthly backups

A system administrator needs to rebuild a server by booting to the OS DVD. The server powers up but attempts to boot from the network. Which of the following is the MOST likely source of the problem?



Options are :

  • Memory failure
  • Driver failure
  • Incorrect mount point
  • Incorrect media type (Correct)

Answer : Incorrect media type

A network administrator is installing additional devices on the network. Currently, the network segment is utilizing all allocated IP addresses. If there are additional addresses available, which of the following would be BEST for the network administrator to perform to accommodate the new network devices?



Options are :

  • Configure the DHCP server for IPv6.
  • Configure the network to use NAT for the network segment in question .
  • Crete a new DHCP scope for the network segment in question.
  • Increase the size of the DHCP scope for the network segment in question. (Correct)

Answer : Increase the size of the DHCP scope for the network segment in question.

An ISP is currently drafting and compiling a Service Level Agreement that states there should only be 5.26 minutes of downtime per year, 25.9 seconds per month, and 6.05 seconds per week. Which of the following percentages should be used to meet these metrics?



Options are :

  • 99.9%
  • 99.9999%
  • 99.999% (Correct)
  • 99.99%

Answer : 99.999%

The IT director instructed the systems administrator to build a server to support the accounting
department's file growth. The IT director requested that the accounting users have the ability to
encrypt their files; however, the accounting users have reported the inability to encrypt their files.
Which of the following file system types is MOST likely causing this issue?



Options are :

  • FAT32 (Correct)
  • CIFS
  • QFS
  • BZFS
  • ext4

Answer : FAT32

Which of the following methods should a technician perform to properly clear a hard drive before disposal?



Options are :

  • Zero all block sectors (Correct)
  • Delete the partition
  • Delete the FAT
  • Zero the NTFS journal

Answer : Zero all block sectors

A system administrator has determined that more storage is needed for company data. Thestorage requires the highest speed data transfer rate with maximum performance. Which of thefollowing solutions MUST be implemented to meet the business requirements?


Options are :

  • FC SAN . (Correct)
  • iSCSI
  • FCoE
  • JBOD

Answer : FC SAN .

As a best practice, which of the following should be determined prior to provisioning a server?



Options are :

  • User accounts
  • Hostname (Correct)
  • IP addre
  • Domain name
  • Group accounts
  • MAC address

Answer : Hostname

A line-of-business software patch notification is received. The notification indicates that version 5.0
of the software has new features that the accounting department has been expecting. The update
requires a new version of the OS and new version of SQL on the server. Which of the following
should the administrator perform FIRST?




Options are :

  • Develop a plan to build a test server. (Correct)
  • Download and test the new version.
  • Schedule downtime to update the OS and SQL on the server.
  • Request feedback from the accounting department.

Answer : Develop a plan to build a test server.

Which of the following is the MOST secure method of storing critical and sensitive system information (e.g. administrative passwords, trusted signing keys)?



Options are :

  • Create an encrypted virtual disk for storage
  • Utilize a drive with full disk encryption enabled.
  • Store the information encrypted and offline in a storage safe (Correct)
  • Encrypt the information using a zip file with a password.

Answer : Store the information encrypted and offline in a storage safe

A blade chassis can hold 16 half-height blades or eight full-height blades. Which of the following is
the MAXIMUM number of half-height blades that can be installed in the chassis if six full-height
blades are already installed?


Options are :

  • 2
  • 16
  • 4 (Correct)
  • 8

Answer : 4

A hardware compatibility list recommends striping with double parity as storage for an application.In a test environment, a technician realizes that a different RAID level can be used to compensate for a limited number of available disks. Which of the following is the closest RAID level the technician should deploy while minimizing the number of disks and maintaining fault tolerance?



Options are :

  • 1
  • 0
  • 5 (Correct)
  • 10

Answer : 5

Which of the following provides two-factor authentication?


Options are :

  • Username and password.
  • Bank card and PIN. (Correct)
  • Key and proximity badge.
  • Fingerprint and iris scan.

Answer : Bank card and PIN.

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