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Comptia A + Computer Repair Practicals

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1. 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?

2. After receiving a service has failed to start message - which of the following commands would be helpful in troubleshooting the issue?

3. 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?

4. Which of the following features can be identically configured on a wireless access point and in the wireless network OS settings?

5. A system has been infected with a virus. The customer does not have a system backup. Which of the following is an effective method to remove the virus and preserve the customers data?

6. Which of the following is the proper order of user group rights - starting with the group having the most rights?

7. A technician logs into a users computer and downloads a file from a central server to a users local document directory. After logging in - the user reports that they cannot open the file. Which of the following can the technician do to solve the prob

8. A client reports that the cursor on their laptop moves to one corner of the screen and stays there when they try to use the keyboard joystick. Which of the following components will MOST likely need to be replaced to resolve the issue?

9. Which of the following will allow and deny Internet traffic?

10. A technician has configured all computers on the LAN - and the computers can communicate with each other - but they cannot access the Internet. Which of the following needs to be configured?

11. 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

12. A user reports their LCD monitor has failed and replaces it with a CRT. On boot up - the monitor displays POST - but displays an Out of range message when the GUI starts to load. Which of the following methods should the technician use to resolve the

13. A client would like to utilize NTFS permissions to restrict access to the payroll folder. The clients rights are assigned as follows: AccountantsFull control - AdministrativeAssistants Read ManagersRead & execute - The client selects deny on all shar

14. When applying thermal compound to the top of a CPU - apply a:

15. Which of the following is the BEST way to deny unauthorized computers access to a network?

16. A technician uses DHCP for all computers on the network and static IP addresses for all printers on the network. Which of the following will enforce this policy?

17. A user states their laptop will not stay on unless they hold the AC adapter plug in a certain position. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause?

18. 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?

19. Which of the following utilities determines how many CPU resources are being used by a service?

20. A customer wants to ensure that their new drive has the fastest transfer speed. Which of the following technologies should be recommended?

21. Which of the following utilities can be run on a Windows XP Professional computer - if it is suspected that the file system structure has become damaged?

22. A technician is sent out to troubleshoot a Windows XP Media Center PC being used in acustomers enclosed home theatre. The customer describes symptoms of random system shutdowns - especially when the PC is being used to record media or watch lengthy h

23. A travel agency operates as a small home business. They would like to allow wireless access for two new laptops within their existing secured wired network.Which of the following additional equipment will the owner need to purchase to have connectivi

24. A technician replaced an internal wireless card in a laptop. The card appears to be installed correctly in Device Manager - but is not able to view available wireless networks. Which of the following is MOST likely the problem?

25. A customer brings in their computer the day after a storm stating they are unable to dial into their ISP and a strange smell is coming from the computer; everything else works normally. Which of the following should be the NEXT step to resolve the is

26. A customer has asked a technician to configure a RAID array that will provide data protection using the fewest number of disks. The computer has room for two additional drives. Which of the following RAID levels should be configured?

27. A user cannot access the Internet via a proxy server. Which of the following ports needs to be set on the web browser proxy to allow HTTP traffic?

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

29. During POST a beep can be heard - and the computer does not boot. Which of the following BEST describes the problem?

30. A technician is given a computer that is very slow but has a fast processor and plenty of memory. Which of the following commands could be used for troubleshooting start-up services?

31. 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?

32. Which of the following computer management tools would be used to analyze an application error in Windows XP?

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

34. A technician is trying to use the nslookup command. Which of the following needs to be installed before this command can be used?

35. A virus has been detected on a workstation. When the technician tries to manually delete the virus it is reported as in use by another application. Which of the following should be done FIRST to be able to delete the virus?

36. A technician is installing a new SATA drive into an older computer. Which of the following conditions can prevent the technician from being successful?

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

38. A computer takes a long time to boot to the operating system because it tries to load from the optical drive first. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause?

39. A technician is replacing the motherboard on a laptop. Which of the following should the technician do as a best practice?

40. A user running Windows XP experiences a power outage without first properly closing Windows. After rebooting - which of the following utilities can the user run to scan the hard drive and automatically fix errors?

41. Which of the following utilities - in Windows - can be configured to perform automatic disk defragmentation?

42. A user states that they can use their laptop when attached to AC power - but it will not charge a new battery. Which of the following is the MOST likely problem?

43. A technician needs to configure a PC with two fixed disk drives for optimal performance. The system is built from a standard image and no data is stored locally. Which of the following RAID settings should be used?

44. Which of the following is the default loopback address?

45. Which of the following tools is used to initiate archive procedures in Windows XP Professional?

46. A user states that they have an invalid boot disk message on the computer after a reboot. Which of the following is the MOST likely reason?

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

48. A customer reports that a home wireless network is slow after the completion of the new apartment building nearby. Which of the following is the MOST secure solution for the problem?

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

50. A client is having problems retrieving their email. If their company uses IMAP - which of the following ports should be open by default on their email client?