ISS-001 Intel Server Specialist Certification Practice Exam Set 4

Does the number of hard drives in a given array determine the RAID levels that can be supported? 


Options are :

  • No
  • Yes

Answer : Yes

ISS-001 Intel Server Specialist Certification Practice Exam Set 5

Which of the following Intel® RAID controller features supports the use of SSD based Cache, and what are the basic configuration guidelines? 


Options are :

  • FastPath I/O, where more than one SSD will be used for caching purposes
  • SSD Cache, when using one or more SSDs for caching
  • FastPath I/O, when only one SSD is used for caching purposes
  • SSD Cache, when there is a 1:1 HDD SSD ratio.

Answer : SSD Cache, when using one or more SSDs for caching

A system administrator wants to connect a server to the network infrastructure using the Intel® X520-DA2 card. Which of the following interfaces will be the FASTEST? 


Options are :

  • Network via SFP to Ethernet
  • Network via Direct Attach Copper
  • Network via SFP to Fibre channel
  • Network via SFP to SFP+

Answer : Network via Direct Attach Copper

Intel® Deployment Assistant can increase productivity during server build and validation by decreasing the time and effort requireD. Intel® Deployment Assistant supports which of the following? (Select FOUR).

A. RAID logical volume configuration

B. Read and dump SEL

C. OS unattended installation includes install all drivers automatically

D. BMC/BIOS/Asset setup

E. Power Node Manager configuration

F. Read and dump raid Log

G. Firmware update 


Options are :

  • A,C,D,G
  • B,C,D,E
  • A,B,C,D
  • D,E,F,G

Answer : A,C,D,G

ISS-001 Intel Server Specialist Certification Practice Exam Set 6

After running the system firmware update package on the Intel® Server System SR1625UR a message “BMC is in FW transfer mode” appears. Which of the following options describes the reason for this message?   


Options are :

  • The BIOS needs to be updated to the latest version to match the firmware.
  • Update cannot be finished because of a bad firmware file
  • Update is completed, but the BMC force update jumper is enabled.
  • The BMC has not updated because the BMC force update jumper is selected.

Answer : Update is completed, but the BMC force update jumper is enabled.

A customer has an Intel® Server System SR2612UR which is used for database storage. The maximum load for the server is in working hours. But from 6 p.m. till 8 a.m. the server is not in use. Which system management software would help a System Administrator to setup power-policies to save energy? 


Options are :

  • Microsoft System Management Control
  • Intel® Remote Service Manager
  • Intel® AppUp
  • Intel® Active System Console

Answer : Intel® Active System Console

How does Intel® Trusted Execution Technology promote increased server security? (Select THREE).

A. Assists in detecting and/or preventing BIOS and firmware update attacks

B. Assists in detecting and/or preventing non-trusted VMM (rootkit hypervisor)

C. Assists in detecting and/or preventing reset attacks designed to compromise platform secrets in memory

D. Supports the Intel® Instant Secure Erase feature

E. Provides enhanced pipeline protection for threads awaiting execution

F. Provides encryption support to instructions currently being executed   


Options are :

  • B,C,D
  • A,B,C
  • D,E,F
  • C,D,E

Answer : A,B,C

ISS-001 Intel Server Specialist Certification Practice Exam Set 7

A reseller needs to find the System Serial Number for a Midplane on an Intel® Modular Server for feature activation. Which of the following advice should the reseller be given? 


Options are :

  • Log in to the Intel® Modular Server Control GUI and click on the “Chassis Back Tab.”
  • Click on the CMM module and click on the “Midplane tab” when the page has loaded.
  • Click on the “Midplane item.”
  • Record the 12 digit “Midplane ID” number.

Answer : Click on the CMM module and click on the “Midplane tab” when the page has loaded.

How many HDDs can be plugged into the Intel® Server System SR2600UR? 


Options are :

  • 6 x 3,5” HDDs – 5HDDs on the backplane +1 HDD on AXX2500SIXDRV kit
  • 7 x 3,5” HDDs – 5 HDDs on the backplane + 2 internal HDDs via SATA cables
  • 5 x 3,5” HDDs – on the backplane
  • 6 x 2,5” HDDs – on the backplane

Answer : 6 x 3,5” HDDs – 5HDDs on the backplane +1 HDD on AXX2500SIXDRV kit

Which of the following is the function of the command ‘FS0:\SUP> frusdr.efi /d sdr’? 


Options are :

  • Update FRUSDR for server system
  • Downgrade SDR version
  • Display SDR records
  • Delete SDR records from server system

Answer : Display SDR records

ISS-001 Intel Server Specialist Certification Practice Exam Set 8

The Intel® Server Board S5520UR has two different headers through which front panel signals can be routed. Which of the following documents would a technician use to identify the headers used in a particular chassis? 


Options are :

  • The Spare Parts and Configuration Guide
  • The Service Guide
  • The Quick Start Guide
  • The Technical Product Specification

Answer : The Service Guide

An Intel® Server Specialist has an Intel® Server Board S5520HC based system with a RAID 1 volume on the onboard SATA RAID controller, and Windows Server 2003 SP2 installed. Which of the following does the specialist need in order to enable email alerting in case of a RAID failure? 


Options are :

  • BMC configured for alerting using the Intel® Deployment Assistant CD
  • EFI Raid Command Tool
  • RAID Web Console 2
  • An Intel® Remote Management Module 3

Answer : RAID Web Console 2

When enabling drive security in a RAID web console, with the Full Disk Encryption Premium Feature Key, which of the following is optional? 


Options are :

  • The passphrase
  • The security key identifier
  • Solid state disks
  • The security key

Answer : The passphrase

Which of the following items are stored in the SDR’s? (Select TWO).

A. BMC remote access settings

B. Part number information

C. BMC Operational Code

D. Fan speed control settings

E. Voltage sensor thresholds   


Options are :

  • D,E
  • C,D
  • A,B
  • A,C

Answer : D,E

ISS-001 Intel Server Specialist Certification Practice Exam Set 1

Below is a step in the server management configuration process. Which of the following is true about this command? 


Options are :

  • This SYSCFG command, Reset Factory Settings, can be used to erase all BMC management settings. This command can be used to reset the management settings to support reconfiguration of management, without carrying over previous management settings.
  • This SYSCFG command, Refreshes Sensors, resets the sensor values and forces the BMC to rescan all sensors to update the Sensor Data Records (SDR). This is used when a system error has been resolved, but the status remains critical in the SDR
  • This DOS command allows a super user to replace the file system within the BMC, reformatting the data area down to a low-level format prior to a system restore.
  • This SYSCFG command, Restore File System, is used to restore a backup of the server management settings. This is an efficient method of restoring the BMC settings if they have been lost or deleted.

Answer : This SYSCFG command, Reset Factory Settings, can be used to erase all BMC management settings. This command can be used to reset the management settings to support reconfiguration of management, without carrying over previous management settings.

Which of the following chassis are compatible with the Intel® Server Board S5520UR? (Select TWO).

A. Intel® Server Chassis SR1600

B. Intel® Server Chassis SR1625

C. Intel® Server Chassis SR1630

D. Intel® Server Chassis SR1640

E. Intel® Server Chassis SR1695   


Options are :

  • A,D
  • C,D
  • A,B
  • D,E

Answer : A,B

A customer has asked an Intel® Server Specialist to provide them with a 1U, 2-socket server. The customer has concerns about power consumption. Which of the following configurations would offer the MOST energy efficient solution?   


Options are :

  • Intel® Server System SR2625URBRP
  • Intel® Server System SR1630HGP
  • Intel® Server System SR1600URLX
  • Intel® Server System SR1695WB

Answer : Intel® Server System SR1695WB

ISS-001 Intel Server Specialist Certification Practice Exam Set 2

Which of the following is a requirement when enabling full disk encryption? 


Options are :

  • Minimum of One Xeon® processor
  • An expander backplane
  • Minimum of 16GB memory installed
  • Self-encrypting disks

Answer : Self-encrypting disks

Which of the following is the device that provides the cache when using SSD cache with Fastpath Premium Feature Key?   


Options are :

  • RAID controller memory
  • A writable DVD-ROM
  • System memory
  • Solid state disks

Answer : Solid state disks

An Intel® Server Specialist has just integrated a system and has now powered it on for the first time. The monitor stays black and the specialist hears three beeps. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause of this? 


Options are :

  • Incompatible memory
  • BIOS corruption
  • BMC self test failure
  • Faulty processor

Answer : Incompatible memory

Which of the following utilities can an Intel® Server Specialist use to configure the BMC remote access settings? (Select THREE).

A. syscfg.efi

B. FRUSDR

C. fwpiaupd.efi

D. BIOS setup utility

E. IDA

F. OFU 


Options are :

  • A,D,E
  • A,B,C
  • C,E,F
  • C,D,E

Answer : A,D,E

Which of the following processors is used on the Intel® Server Board S3420GP? 


Options are :

  • Intel® Xeon® 3400 series
  • Intel® Xeon® 5500 series
  • Intel® Xeon® E3 series
  • Intel® Xeon® 3200 series

Answer : Intel® Xeon® 3400 series

Which of the following is MOST likely to cause a stop error on a 5520 Chipset based Server Board?   


Options are :

  • Single drive failure in a RAID 1 set
  • PCI bus error
  • Memory ECC single bit error
  • CMOS checksum error

Answer : PCI bus error

Why is it important to update the FRU when first building a system? 


Options are :

  • Updating the FRU enables the server administrator to remotely access the server
  • Updating the FRU makes sure the Management Engine is running the most recent firmware.
  • Updating the FRU allows the server to configure the fan speed correctly.
  • Updating the FRU allows for the relevant part numbers to be programmed into NVRAM.

Answer : Updating the FRU allows for the relevant part numbers to be programmed into NVRAM.

Which of the following is the MAXIMUM number of point-in-time snapshots that can be made with the Snapshot Premium Feature Key?   


Options are :

  • 4
  • 12
  • 8
  • 16

Answer : 8

Intel provides firmware update packages for the Intel® Modular Server. Can an Intel® Server Specialist simply use these to update a system, whenever a new package becomes available? 


Options are :

  • No, the installation instructions must be checked for minimum firmware levels before the update.
  • Yes, update, provided this is the first time you are integrating the system following initial build
  • Yes, the system will automatically update itself from any previous firmware level to the current level.
  • No, you should never upgrade the firmware on the Intel® Modular Server

Answer : No, the installation instructions must be checked for minimum firmware levels before the update.

A customer is designing a security appliance, and has asked an Intel® Server Specialist to supply them with a 1-socket rack mount server with as many Gigabit Ethernet ports as possible. Which of the following configurations would be the MOST appropriate to recommend?   


Options are :

  • Intel® Server System SR1695GPRX, with Intel® Quad Port Gigabit I/O module, and an Intel® Gigabit ET2 Server Adapter.
  • Intel® Server System SR1625UR, with Intel® Quad Port Gigabit I/O module, and an Intel® PRO/1000 PT Server Adapter.
  • Intel® Server System SR1630GP, with an Intel® Quad Port Gigabit I/O module
  • Intel® Modular Server System, with additional Gigabit Ethernet mezzanine cards.

Answer : Intel® Server System SR1695GPRX, with Intel® Quad Port Gigabit I/O module, and an Intel® Gigabit ET2 Server Adapter.

On an Intel® Server Board S5520HC, which of the following is the MAXIMUM possible memory speed that can be reached when the system is configured with 12 DIMMs and 2 Intel® Xeon® Processors X5650? 


Options are :

  • 800 MHz
  • 1600 MHz
  • 1066 MHz
  • 1333MHz

Answer : 1333MHz

An Intel® Server Board is integrated into an Intel® Server Chassis and uses the latest system update package to bring the BIOS and firmware to the most up-to-date versions. After this process, an Intel® Server Specialist finds that the system fans still spin at full speed, even when the system is idle. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause of this? 


Options are :

  • One of the system fans is connected to the wrong header
  • The chassis intrusion switch is malfunctioning.
  • The processor has reached the thermal throttling point.
  • The memory DIMMs in the system do not have a thermal sensor

Answer : One of the system fans is connected to the wrong header

In which of the following scenarios, would an Intel® Server Specialist typically use the ‘Prepare for Transport’ option on an Intel® Modular Server? (Select TWO).

A. This should be used before inserting compute modules into another chassis.

B. This should be used before moving all hard drives in the system to another chassis.

C. This needs to be used before transporting the whole system to another location.

D. This should be used before removing a defective component and then replacing it with a new one. 

E. This should be used before removing all hard drives and re-inserting them into the same chassis later. 


Options are :

  • A,D
  • C,D
  • A,B
  • B,E

Answer : B,E

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