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Comptia A + Computer Repair Practicals

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1. A technician is implementing a small office home office (SOHO) wireless network. The technician would like to have a static network. Which of the following should the technician disable on the router?






2. When replacing a laptop keyboard - the FIRST thing to do is:






3. A hard drive is experiencing poor performance. Which of the following would be the BEST option to help improve read/write speeds?






4. When booting a Windows XP computer - two screens pop-up that offer a choice between two operating systems to boot to. Dual boot configuration is not installed on this computer. Which of the following files needs to be changed?






5. A desktop computer will POST and boot to the operating system. After a few minutes the system will suddenly turn itself off. It is unable to power on again for a few minutes. The problem repeats itself. Which of the following is MOST likely the cause






6. An end user reports that they are unable to access any websites or network resources by the fully qualified domain name (FQDN); however - the technician is able to access these resources by IP address. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause






7. Which of the following can be accessed with the Computer Management MMC snap-in tool?






8. A user is having printing issues and receives an error message that the print spooler is not running. Which of the following methods can be used to start the print spooler?






9. A customer reports that they are unable to access any network resources. To test the functionality of the customers NIC - the technician should use which of the following?






10. The customer wants to upgrade to a newer model computer - but does not want to lose all the digital photos on the old computer. Which of the following is the QUICKEST way for the technician to move the photos?






11. Which of the following 802.11 standards by default uses the 5GHz frequency range and supports speeds up to 54Mbps?






12. Which of the following is the BEST response upon seeing a STOP error in Windows XP?






13. 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?






14. A technician installs a SATA controller card and moves the hard drive cable from the system board o the SATA controller. The system POSTs and the controller BIOS recognizes the hard drive but oes not boot to the hard drive and start Windows. Which of






15. A user notices that when installing a program - the OS displays a dialog box stating that Windows needs your permission to continue. Which of the following options is turned on?






16. Multiple customers are reporting that network response time is very slow. The technician suspects that excessive broadcasts may be causing the problem. Which of the following is the BEST tool to troubleshoot this issue?






17. Two employees share a computer. The computer has a locally attached USB printer. Both users are local administrators of the computer. Both employees login under their own accounts. Employee A can print with no issue; however - employee B cannot. No e






18. After installing a high performance video adapter - the users computer reboots whenever resource intensive applications are run. Which of the following will MOST likely correct the problem?






19. Which of the following tools could be used to test the voltage coming from a laptops AC adapter?






20. When installing additional memory in a notebook computer - the MOST important point to remember is:






21. A technician manually configured a device - which of the following icons in device manager would represent this?






22. Which of the following is a local host IP address?






23. A technician needs to access the files stored on the primary partition of a networked computer named ALPHA. The user of that computer has not setup any shared files or folders. Which of the following is an administrative share?






24. A new processor is released and the motherboard manufacturer states that it will be supported. When starting up the workstation with the newly installed processor - multi-beep codes are generated.Which of the following is the MOST likely cause?






25. If the BIOS password has been lost or forgotten the technician should:






26. 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?






27. A technician is changing permissions on a folder. Which of the following is true regarding permissions?






28. A customer reports that after upgrading their CPU - the system overheats and shuts itself down. Which of the following is MOST likely the cause?






29. On which of the following hard drive types must a technician change the jumper setting to match the motherboard/cabling combination?






30. Windows XP Professional was remotely installed on a workstation overnight. The next day - the customer states the workstation is attempting to reinstall the OS again. Which of the following actions should be taken to use the installed OS?






31. To enhance security on a Windows workstation - the default Guest group should be:






32. A technician is replacing a wireless router on an existing small office home office (SOHO) network. The SSID - WPA and DHCP information has been correctly added. Which of the following must also be addressed?






33. A user has installed a new firewall and wants to allow only web traffic. They have allowed port 80 on the firewall. When they test the connection they are unable to get to the secure websites. Which of the following should they configure to enable br






34. A technician has been tasked with setting up mirrored disk storage on a Windows XP computer. Which of the following should be installed FIRST?






35. A technician is configuring a small office home office (SOHO) router to allow FTP access. Which of the following ports will the technician open?






36. 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?






37. A computer will not complete POST and a series of beeps is heard.Which of the following is the BEST material for the technician to consult?






38. Which of the following commands will resolve a host name to an IP address?






39. Unauthorized changes are being made to the customers router. Which of the following would MOST likely be the cause?






40. Which of the following command syntax tests if a Windows XP computer is configured to connect to the Internet?






41. After a computer has been returned from having the system board replaced - the end user reports that they can no longer access their flash drive when it is plugged into the front USB ports. The keyboard and mouse are plugged into the rear USB ports a






42. A client has a program that they want to run everyday at a certain time. Which of the following can a technician use to accomplish this?






43. A printer is suddenly not printing using Windows XP. Which of the following is the BEST procedure to get the printing restarted?






44. A technician suspects a virus has infected a users Windows XP Professional computer. Which ofthe following is the proper course of action?






45. A customers office is located in their basement which is where the wireless router is located. The customers three desktop computers and network printer are hardwired. The customer reports a laptop connectivity issue in the second floor bedroom. Whic






46. A user wants to purchase a new laptop. Which of the following would be compatible with the widest selection of media types?






47. In NTFS file permissions - which of the following permissions is an option?






48. A client is having problems sending their email. If the company uses SMTP - which of the following ports is configured by default on their email client to allow mail out?






49. Which of the following permissions can be assigned when giving shared folder permissions but not when assigning NTFS permissions?






50. Which of the following profiles are automatically created by Windows XP during installation?