CompTIA A+ Practical Application Practice Test
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A customer reports that after upgrading their CPU,
the system overheats and shuts itself down. Which
of the following is MOST likely the cause?
A. CMOS jumpers are incorrectly set
B. Optical drive cables are loose
C. Thermal compound is not on the processor
D. Memory is incorrectly seated
A client has been unable to fix corruption of system
files and does not have a backup or an Automated System
Recovery (ASR) disk. Which of the following is the
BEST action to take next?
A. Copy the missing file from another computer and
B. Execute a Windows repair from the Windows setup
C. Boot into the Recovery Console and execute FIXBOOT.
D. Reboot and press the F2 key when prompted.
A technician is called for a computer that is not
connecting to the network. Which of the following
would be the MOST common tool used to identify the
A. Cable tester
C. Loop back plugs
D. Crossover cable
Which of the following is the BEST solution for repairing
a hard drive that results in the NTLDR is missing
display upon booting?
A. Use recovery console and thefixmbr command.
B. Use recovery console and thebootcfg /rebuild command.
C. Use recovery console and thefixboot command.
D. Use recovery console and thechkdsk command.
Which of the following commands can prepare a new
disk for use?
A user reports that their system is starting to run
slower, especially when opening large local files.
The system has sufficient RAM for the users applications,
but the hard drive seems to have higher than normal
activity when opening large files. Which of the following
would be the BEST tool to diagnose and troubleshoot
A. Task Manager
D. Disk Defragmenter
A user states they receive a message Boot device not
found half of the time they boot their system. Which
of the following is the MOST likely cause?
A. A dead CMOS battery
B. The OS is not installed on the hard drive
C. A faulty RAM
D. A faulty HDD connection
A user reports they can no longer change the web browser
home page. Which of the following is MOST likely the
A. They are using the wrong WEP key.
B. They have been infected with malware.
C. They have lost Internet connectivity.
D. They need to update their network device drivers.
A technician needs to check which ports are open in
the Windows Firewall. Which of the following will
allow the technician to view these settings?
A. netsh firewall show logging
B. ipconfig /all
C. netsh firewall show state
D. arp -a
Which of the following creates a secure connection
to a remote host?
A remote user is attempting to install a new external
storage device on their computer. The user reports
they only have one port open on the back of the device
and the port is similar to the USB port their mouse
is connected to. The port has a bevel on one side
and is slightly larger than the USB port. Which of
the following connector types is MOST likely being
A. IEEE 1394
B. USB 2.0
A customer reports that their newly purchased Windows
Vista Home Premium notebook is unable to see other
computers in their home office. Which of the following
is the MOST likely cause?
A. The Windows Defender service is turned on.
B. The Network Location Type is Work.
C. The Network Location Type is Private.
D. The Network Location Type is Public.
A Windows XP system locks up after the GUI starts
to load. The system will start in Safe Mode. The Event
Viewer reports that a driver failed to load. Which
of the following methods would help diagnose the problem?
A. Enable boot logging. In Safe Mode, read the ntbtlog.txt
B. In Safe Mode,run the sigverif utility.
C. Restart the system from the OEM recovery CD; do
a full restore.
D. In Safe Mode,run the driverquery utility.
A user works daily with video production and needs
portable storage which will allow them to transport
their work back and forth from home. Taking the users
storage and bandwidth requirements into consideration,
which of the following would BEST suit the users needs?
A. An external hard drive connected viaeSATA
B. An external hard drive connected via USB 2.0
C. An external hard drive connected via serial
D. A thumb drive connected via USB 2.0
A user is getting ready to upgrade the graphics card
in their computer with a performance PCIe graphics
The user has verified that they have a 16x PCIe slot
on their motherboard. Which of the following may also
need to be upgraded?
C. Power supply
Which of the following will reset the BIOS settings?
A. Unplug the CMOS battery.
B. Unplug the power supply.
C. Switch on the reset jumper.
D. Replace the RAM.
E. Unplug the CPU.
A customer wants to check whether they have the necessary
tools enabled to prevent intrusions and virus attacks
on a Windows Vista workstation. Which of the following
tools can be used to display the current configuration?
A. Security Center
B. Event Viewer Security log
C. Windows Defender
D. Windows Firewall
After a technician installs a new CMOS battery on
a motherboard, which of the following will the technician
have to change?
A. Firmware version
B. System date/time
C. Bus speeds
D. Jumper settings
A technician is troubleshooting a WLAN card in a laptop.
The wireless infrastructure is 802.11g. The WLAN card
is showing connected at 11Mbps. Which of the following
would be the BEST reason why the WLAN card is performing
at that speed?
A. The WLAN card is 802.11g.
B. The WLAN card is 802.11b.
C. The WLAN card is 802.11n.
D. The WLAN card is 802.11a.
A user is trying to boot a desktop PC from their A:
drive. Which of the following devices is the user
A. The floppy drive
B. The hard drive
C. The CD-ROM drive
D. The DVD-ROM drive
A technician has just installed an upgraded graphics
card. The computers power turns off before it finishes
booting. Which of the following is the cause of the
A. The monitor cannot display the increased resolution
that is a feature of the new graphics card.
B. The power supply does not provide enough wattage
to power the new graphics card.
C. The new graphics card is incompatible with the
D. The computer does not have enough RAM to support
the new graphics card.
A technician notices that the BIOS event log shows
a chassis intrusion. Which of the following is the
MOST likely reason for the event?
A. There is a loose object in the case.
B. An optical drive drawer is open.
C. The computer case was opened.
D. An attacker hacked into the system.
A technician is cleaning spyware from a Windows XP
machine. Because of the infections, the unit cannot
browse the Internet to obtain anti-virus updates.Which
of the following is the BEST course of action? (Select
A. Boot into safe mode and format the drive.
B. Install a pop-up blocker and update Internet Explorer.
C. Boot to Safe Mode with Networking and attempt updates.
D. Boot into safe mode and perform CHKDSK.
E. Apply updates manually by downloading the definition
files on another machine
If a technician is traveling outside of the US, which
of the following should be checked before setting
up a workstation?
A. Local file format
B. Wattage setting
C. Local power codes
D. Voltage setting
After removing several obsolete programs from a PC,
a user is experiencing slower than usually processing
times. Which of the following would be the BEST way
to speed up the processing?
A. Use an external hard drive.
B. Defrag the hard drive.
C. Add more RAM to the computer.
D. Install a larger hard drive.
Which of the following could cause an Inaccessible
boot drive error during the boot process?
A. HDD failure
B. DVI failure
C. USB failure
D. CD failure
A computer is redeployed after sitting in storage
for a year and is now displaying the wrong date. Which
of the following is the cause?
A. The computers BIOS is corrupt.
B. The computers operating system needs to be updated.
C. The computers CMOS battery has lost its charge.
D. The computers power supply is failing.
Which of the following is the BEST way to deny unauthorized
computers access to a network?
A. Disable DHCP.
B. Use MAC filtering.
C. Disable the SSID broadcast.
D. Use a network firewall.
Which of the following protocols should be allowed
through the firewall for a mail application?
Which of the following commands would create an emergency
repair disk for the Windows 2000 Professional operating
C. bootcfg /rebuild
Which of the following should a technician perform
to check a hard disk for corruption?
A. Run the Recovery Console.
B. Run the verify command.
C. Run thechkdsk command.
D. Run the Computer Management Too