TestOut’s CompTIA A+ 220-801 Certification Practice Exam

You’ve noticed on your Windows workstation that sometimes your mouse cursor appears strange on the screen. In addition, images in Web pages you are viewing appear to be corrupt. How can
you fix this problem?
Decrease your video adapter’s hardware acceleration.
A user needs to use her laptop to give a presentation using a video projector. She called asking you how to switch the display to the external monitor port on her laptop. What should you tell her?
Press the Fn key along with the function key on the notebook keyboard with a monitor on it.
You’re troubleshooting an older laser printer that is creating ‘accordion jams’ where the paper is crumpled as it exits the printer moving into the output tray. What can you do to fix this problem?
Install a maintenance kit
Which of the following are considered input devices?

A. Trackball
B. RAM
C. Hard disk
D. Monitor
E. Touchscreen

A. Trackball
E. Touchscreen
Which of the following is true of a network using the 10Base-T Standard?

A. The network operates at 10 GiB/s
B. The network operates at 10 KiB/s
C. The maximum cable distance is 10 meters
D. The network operates at 10 MiB/s
E. The maximum cable distance is 100 meters

D. The network operates at 10 MiB/s
E. The maximum cable distance is 100 meters
Which network component connects a device to the transmission media and allows it to send and receive messages?
Network interface card
You decided to upgrade your PC to use a faster processor. To do this, you ordered a new motherboard over the Internet that supports the processor you want to use. However, when it arrives, you discover that the motherboard uses the ATX form factor. Your existing PC’s case uses the BTX form factor. What options do you have in this situation?
A.) Purchase an ATX form factor case.
B.) Return the motherboard and replace it with a BTX form factor motherboard.
You are building a new computer from both new and used parts. The video card is a PCIe video card that requires an 8pin
power connector. However, your power supply doesn’t have an 8pin PCIe power connector. Which solution would be the least expensive option for your system?
Use an adapter cable to connect two 4pin
Molex connectors to the 8pin PCIe connector.
Which of the following is a valid MAC address?

A.) 255.255.255.0
B.) 192.168.12.15
C.) 34-9A-86-1G-B3-24
D.) 73-99-12-61-15
E.) C0-34-FF-15-01-8E

E.) C0-34-FF-15-01-8E
You need to replace the power supply in your home desktop computer. As you choose the replacement power supply, which of the following specifications are the most likely to affect your choice? (Select three.)

A.) Input voltage
B.) Processor connector
C.) Output voltage
D.) Output wattage
E.) Form factor

B.) Processor connector
D.) Output wattage
E.) Form factor
Which of the following are characteristics of coaxial network cable? (Choose two.)

A.) It is totally immune to Electromagnetic Interference (EMI).
B.) It uses two concentric metallic conductors.
C.) The conductors within the cable are twisted around each other to eliminate crosstalk.
D.) It has a conductor made from copper in the center of the cable.
E.) It is made of plastic or glass in the center of the cable.

B.) It uses two concentric metallic conductors.
D.) It has a conductor made from copper in the center of the cable.
Which printer permission would you assign to a user so that they can pause the printer?
Manage this printer
You’re troubleshooting a malfunctioning notebook computer. Nothing appears on the LCD display when the system is powered on. When you connect an external monitor to the system, the Windows desktop is displayed properly on the monitor. What could be causing this problem? (Choose two.)
A.) The LCD assembly is malfunctioning.
E.) The display output has been redirected to the external monitor port using the Fn key.
A user on your network has been moved to another office down the hall. After the move she calls you complaining that she has only occasional network access through her wireless connection. Which of the following is most likely the cause of the problem?
The client system has moved too far away from the access point.
You are providing telephone support for a user who is swapping out an old CRT SVGA monitor with a new LCD SVGA monitor. He’s not sure which connector on the back of the PC is used for the monitor. How would you describe the connector that he should look for?
D-shaped with 15 pins
Which of the following actions is not recommended for keeping your computer cool?
Remove unused expansion card slot covers
Assuming the same operating frequency, what are the advantages of DDR3 over DDR2? (Select two.)
A.) DDR3 uses less power than DDR2.

B.) DDR3 doubles the data transfer rate of DDR2.

How do switches and bridges learn where devices are located on a network?
When a frame enters a port, the source MAC address is copied from the frame header.
You have a workstation running Windows 7, 64bit edition. A local printer connected to a USB port is shared so that other users can print to that printer. Users running the 32bit versions of Windows report that they can’t install the driver for the shared printer. Users running a 64bit
version of Windows do not have any problems. What could you do to fix this problem? (Select two.)
A.) On your computer, add the x86 drivers.

B.) Manually install the correct driver on each computer that is having a problem.

Which type of printer uses a drum, plastic toner, and fuser to create a printed page?
Laser
You have a video card with a DB-15
connector and a DVI-D connector. Which of the following combinations of monitors can you connect to the video card without additional conversion units
(assuming you have the necessary cables)?
Analog CRT monitor and digital LCD monitor
Which component in a laser printer applies toner to the drum, causing the toner to stick to the charged areas on the drum?
Developing Roller
Which actions allow you to access the Internet on your laptop via a cellular network?
Install a cellular USB adapter in a open port on the laptop.
You place a new disc in an optical drive then double-click the drive in the operating system’s file browser interface. An error message appears stating that the drive is not accessible. What should you do?
Wait, then try again.
Which of the following standards provides for data transfer rates up to 480 Mbps with a maximum cable length of 5 meters?
USB 2.0
What should you do (if possible) before flashing the BIOS?
Connect the computer to a UPS.
Which of the following tasks would you complete as part of a SATA installation?
Use the 15pin power connector.
A user calls to reports that she is experiencing intermittent problems while accessing the wireless network from her laptop computer. While talking to her, you discover she is trying to work from the break room two floors above the floor where she normally works. What is the most likely cause of her connectivity problem?
The user is out of the effective range of the WAP on her floor.
You have been asked to recommend a printer that will be used in a travel agency. The printer will be used to print airline tickets. Each ticket has four pages (multipart, carbon-based forms), and the same information must show up on all four pages with a single pass of the printer. Which printer type would you recommend?
Impact
Which mechanisms could you use to resolve a hostname into its associated IP address? (Select two.)
C. hosts file
E. DNS
Which of the following should be handled with caution due to high operating temperatures? (Select two.)
A.) System RAM modules
B.) Inkjet printer tractor feed
C.) Printing head in a dot matrix printer
D.) External hard disk drive
E.) Components within a laser printer
C.) Printing head in a dot matrix printer
E.) Components within a laser printer
You are designing a wireless network for a client. Your client needs the network to support a data rate of at least 150 Mbps. In addition, the client already has a wireless telephone system installed that operates 2.4 GHz. Which 802.11 standard will work best in this situation?
802.11n
Which of the following correctly describe the most common format for expressing IPv6 addresses? (Select two.)
A.) 32 numbers, grouped by colons
B.) Binary numbers
C.) Hexadecimal numbers
D.) 128 numbers, grouped by colons
E.) Decimal numbers
A. 32 numbers, grouped by colons
C. Hexadecimal numbers
Which of the following is true of a network using the 1000Base-T standard? (Select two)
A.) The network uses copper UTP cables
B.) The network operates at 10 GiB/s
C.) The network operates at 1 GiB/s
D.) The network used fiber optic cables
E.) The network operates at 1 KiB/s
A. The network uses copper UTP cables
C. The network operates at 1 GiB/s.
You would like to add additional hard disk storage to your notebook computer. Which of the following connection types are you most likely to use?
– USB
– Mini PCI
– PCMCIA Type I, II, and/or III
USB
Which of the following are printer languages? (Select 3)
– PrintDef
– PostScript
– Capture
– PCL
– Escape codes
PostScript, PCL, and Escape codes.
All other things equal, which of the following processor sizes will consume the least amount of power?
– 45nm
– 32nm
– 65nm
– 90nm
32nm
Which of the following is inserted in an AMR slot to provide sound functions?
-PCIe
-CNR
-Daughterboard
-AGP