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Comptia A + Computer Repair Practicals

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






2. A user wants to ensure that when they connect to a public Wi-Fi network that they are protected against attackers. Which of the following settings will help in preventing intrusion in Windows Vista?






3. When using Device Manager - a yellow QUESTION NO: mark indicates which of the following?






4. A technician is troubleshooting a PC that will not obtain an IP address from the network. The NIC is setup for automatic IP addressing. Which of the following would be the MOST likely cause?






5. A client reports that the LCD on their laptop has no display - but outlines of the graphics can be seen from some angles and an external monitor displays will no issues.Which of the following is the MOST likely cause?






6. A user reports that the video on their computer has gone out. After determining that the onboard video is bad - a technician needs to install a new video card. Which of the following would support a new video card installation?






7. A technician is replacing a hard drive with a new 30GB drive formatted with FAT32. While transferring a 5GB file an error appears indicating that the new drive has insufficient space for the transfer. Which of the following is the cause of the proble






8. Which of the following Microsoft encryption software provides the HIGHEST level of security for PCs running Windows Vista Enterprise or Ultimate Vista?






9. Which of the following commands is used to discover a broken link in an Internet route?






10. A technician receives a call from a laptop user that recently purchased a new wireless router. The user claims the laptop cannot connect to the new wireless router. The technician finds out that the router is an 802.11g model and the customers laptop






11. A technician is installing a wireless small office home office (SOHO) network and wants to hide the network visibility for security purposes. Which of the following should the technician configure to accomplish this task?






12. 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?






13. When turning on a PC a series of beeps is heard but no display is seen.Which of the following could be the issue?






14. A company has had a high number of laptops stolen in the past three months.Which of the following is the BEST solution for the company to implement to protect the data on their laptops?






15. Which of the following is the minimum number of drive partitions required to run the BitLocker Drive Preparation tool?






16. Which of the following information will be displayed with the command ipconfig /all?






17. The office printer continually errors and will not print large documents. Upon inspection the maintenance code indicates an out of memory error. Which of the following is the BEST course of action?






18. A user asked to have a second IDE hard drive installed on their computer. Which of the following should be done FIRST?






19. A technician would like to install a new primary SATA drive into a computer. Which of the following scenarios BEST describes the physical setup required for this task?






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






21. A customer requires the installation of a 10MB script on 2000 desktops in one building and it is to be completed by twenty technicians. The customer does not want the installation downloaded from their network. Which of the following methods will be






22. Which of the following paths is used to view the size of the paging file in Windows XP?






23. A technician wants to avoid the possibility of mixing and losing screws when working on a laptop. Which of the following is the BEST solution for the technician?






24. A customer using a laptop states several letters and numbers (e.g. W -E -S -D -X -C -2 -3) are not properly working on the keyboard. Which of the following is the NEXT step to resolve the issue?






25. In Windows Vista - where would a technician find User1 desktop files?






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






27. 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






28. A customer states they cannot connect to a recently installed access point which is located just around the corner from their office. An elevator and a wiring closet are the only things between the customer and the access point. Which of the followin






29. A user receives a message on a Windows Vista machine stating that there is an error with the boot configuration data. Which of the following is MOST likely corrupted - stopping the boot process?






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






31. 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?






32. 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?






33. A customer states they cannot print and they are getting a message that the print spooler has not started. Which of the following will correct this error in the LEAST amount of time?






34. A user reports that their Windows XP PC booted to a desktop which is presented with very rough colors and poor detail on all images displayed.Which of the following is the MOST likely cause and solution of the problem?






35. Which of the following commands is used to review and repair protected Windows XP files?






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






37. A user would like secure file encryption on their new Windows Vista Enterprise PC. The user informs the technician that they do not wish to spend extra money on a solution. Which of the following is the BEST recommendation for the technician to make






38. Which of the following commands would a technician use to disable startup programs in Windows XP?






39. A user reports that a newly installed external CD-RW is not working. A technician is called and he notes the user has the CD-RW drive - a flash disk - a rarely used external hard drive and a wireless network adapter plugged into an external USB hub.






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






41. Which of the following tools can a technician use to determine whether changes should be made to increase security?






42. A client calls after connecting the keyboard and mouse to a new computer. The client indicates that neither the keyboard nor the mouse works. The technician has determined these devices are connected through the PS/2 ports. Which of the following rec






43. Which of the following commands will result in all data being lost on the media selected?






44. A technician is troubleshooting a laptop LCD monitor with an extremely dim screen. Which of the following is the cause?






45. The technician backed-up users data for use on a new workstation. The user has reported that the workstation only allows a save as on this data. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause?






46. Which of the following commands will make a new directory?






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






48. 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?






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






50. A technician determines a laser printer is jamming at the fusing unit. They have checked the paper path in the printer and it is clear of anything that could cause a paper jam. Which of the following is the BEST solution?