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Comptia A + Computer Repair Practicals

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1. Which of the following commands will test a computers NIC for functionality?






2. Which of the following specifies the MAXIMUM recommended distance of Bluetooth 1.0 devices?






3. A user receives an Access is Denied error when trying to install an application on their computer. Which of the following should the technician check FIRST?






4. A user is trying to watch a high definition movie on a computer with a built-in DVD drive. Which of the following is the MOST likely reason that the user cannot watch the movie?






5. When booting Windows - check disk comes up and runs a scan only on drive E. The PC still boots and shows no signs of any errors or other problems. No installations or other software changes have been made. Which of the following is the MOST likely ca






6. Which of the following is a feature of Windows Vista User Account Control (UAC)?






7. Which of the following commands will remove the read only - hidden - archive and system attributes from a file named test.doc?






8. After installing multiple hard drives in a computer - the technician finds that some of the drives will intermittently be unavailable. Which of the following is the MOST likely reason that the drives are periodically unavailable?






9. A customer needs help as the application log is full. They want to leave it the same size but maintain existing entries for future reference. Which of the following is the BEST course of action?






10. On a Windows XP Professional computer - several service fails to start messages appear. Which of the following service property tabs would be viewed to verify service requirements?






11. A technician installed a new wireless access point on an existing small office home office (SOHO) network with a selective security option enabled. All wireless computers connect to the new network except one computer that cannot connect the wireless






12. A powered on workstation will not show a monitor display and there are no beep codes. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause?






13. After installing a new processor - the system reports the CPU is not running at the correct speed. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause?






14. Shortly after a technician installed additional RAM in a users Windows 2000 workstation - the computer became stuck in a reboot loop. Which of the following will MOST likely restore the computers normal operation?






15. A technician is trying to load a device driver directly from the manufacturers CD for a PCI NIC. The operating system is Windows Vista. Windows refuses to accept the driver. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause of this problem?






16. A technician is troubleshooting a PC that is blocking SMTP requests. Which of the following ports will the technician need to open?






17. A technician has recovered a system from a virus infection but some of the system files were compromised. Which of the following tools can be run from the run dialog box to replace or repair system files?






18. If a technician wants to evaluate a computers detailed statistics - which of the following is the BEST utility to view this information?






19. Which of the following 802.11 standards by default uses the 2.4GHz frequency range and supports speeds up to 11Mbps?






20. A user reports they are unable to access the Internet. The technician attempts to ping 127.0.0.1 - which fails. Which of the following is the MOST likely source of the problem?






21. 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?






22. A users machine is hanging right after the Windows splash screen occurs. The mouse cursor tracks - but the system is otherwise unresponsive. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause of this problem?






23. Which of the following commands can be executed from the run line in Windows XP?






24. A client explains their system is running slow - has trouble accessing the Internet and multiple windows are popping up on their own. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause?






25. A user is getting ready to upgrade the graphics card in their computer with a performance PCIe graphics card. The user has verified that they have a 16x PCIe slot on their motherboard. Which of the following may also need to be upgraded?






26. When configuring a wireless access point - which of the following options would BEST disable guest access?






27. In a 64-bitWindows operating system - which of the following directories is created twice - once for 32-bit applications and once for 64-bit applications?






28. A technician is installing a wireless access point for a customer that wants to ensure only certain laptops are able to connect to the access point. Which of the following would BEST meet the customers needs?






29. A workgroup user reports not being able to print to the new printer. Everyone else in the workgroup can print to the new printer and the user can still automatically send print jobs to the old printer. Which of the following will solve the issue?






30. A user is experiencing system instability since upgrading to Windows XP Professional. After troubleshooting - the technician states it is a driver incompatibility issue. Which of the following Windows utilities allows a technician to monitor and trou






31. 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?






32. A user reports that a device is not working. Within the device manager - a red X through the icon of a device indicates which of the following?






33. A customer brings in a laptop with a non-functioning LCD screen that always remains black. However - when the technician connects the laptop to an external monitor the laptop will boot Windows normally. Which of the following actions should the techn






34. Which of the following commands would a technician use to view the active application connections on a local PC to the network?






35. A technician is troubleshooting a PC that will not turn on. The technician has determined that the PC is on a known good power outlet. Which of the following should the technician check NEXT?






36. While troubleshooting a network connection issue on a Windows XP workstation - a technician would like to see a list of all available network commands. Which of the following commands should the technician type?






37. A customer requests that a technician setup a secure small office home office (SOHO) wirelessnetwork. Which of the following adds security to the network?






38. After replacing the RAM on a clients system - a technician gets a loud beeping noise and the computer will not successfully POST. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause of the problem?






39. Which of the following may be required if a system shuts down after installing a new high performance video card?






40. There are four USB devices connected to a clients computer through a USB hub. The client states the external hard drive connected to this hub has had a dramatic deterioration in response time recently. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause?






41. Which of the following protocols uses port 443 by default?






42. A technician is updating a computer for a customer by removing their IDE drives and replacing them with SATA drives. The technician notes that these drives have a SATA power connection and a Molex connection. Which of the following is the BEST way to






43. The memory in a notebook computer has been upgraded. The notebook will not power on. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause of this problem?






44. A user receives a new laptop and attempts to put the PCMCIA card from their previous laptop in the expansion slot of the new laptop. The card does not slide all the way into the slot. Which of the following device types will MOST likely fit the slot






45. Which of the following tools could be used to test if a serial port on a laptop is functioning correctly?






46. Which of the following command syntax releases and renews an IP address in a Windows XP machine?






47. A technician has completed a computer repair by editing the registry. Which of the following should the technician do NEXT?






48. Which of the following commands shows a graphical display of the drive or paths directory structure?






49. A technician is resolving a computers IP address to a hostname but cannot remember the correct switch. Which of the following can the technician use to find the correct switch?






50. A user is reporting that after replacing the toner cartridge on the laser printer it has started to produce print jobs with dirty spots around the page. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause of the problem?