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Comptia A + Computer Repair Practicals

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1. A customer reports they are unable to connect to any computers outside of the office and they are unable to connect to the Internet. When the technician runs ipconfig - the customer gets the following output: IP address169.254.2.4 Subnet Mask.255.255






2. Which of the following steps will allow a technician to disable the prompting of the requirement for digital signatures of newly installed device drivers?






3. A user reports that when powering on their computer all they see is a black screen with a cursor. Which of the following is the FIRST step to determine the problem?






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






5. A technician is upgrading an internal IDE drive in a laptop. Which of the following HDD types is the technician MOST likely using?






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






7. Which of the following commands allows the technician to find where packets are being lost on the network?






8. A user has a toolbar installed that appears to be connected to Spyware. Which of the following is the BEST way to remove it?






9. 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






10. Which of the following actions creates a mount point?






11. Which of the following will restore the BIOS after a failed update?






12. A user wants to record an over-the-air TV broadcast on their computer. Which of the following devices should the technician recommend?






13. A technician needs to add a second processor to the empty socket on a computers motherboard. Which of the following should be used?






14. A users laptop is constantly accessing the hard drive. Which of the following is the BEST solution?






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






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






17. A customer states that they can access all LAN resources but cannot access the Internet.Which of the following is the MOST likely cause?






18. 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?






19. An end user reports that a new disc they purchased will not play on their machine. The user states this new disc is a movie - but they have never had any issues watching movies purchased in the past. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause fo






20. If a drives file system becomes corrupt - which of the following commands would the technician use to repair the file system?






21. After installing a single new RIMM memory module the system fails to start properly or recognize the new memory. Which of the following is MOST likely the problem?






22. When using FTP to transfer files which of the following is used to retrieve a file from a remote server?






23. A user reports not being able to print to a new printer but can print to an old printer. Everyone else in the same workgroup can print to the new printer. Which of the following will MOST likely solve the issue?






24. 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?






25. Which of the following files are required to startWindows XP boot process?






26. A technician needs to add a hard drive to a PC. The drive needs to support a transaction log requiring up to 3Gbps transfer speed. Which of the following storage types will meet this requirement?






27. In a defaultWindows Vista installation - which of the following directory paths would a file on the desktop of user1 be placed?






28. A technician suspects that a power supply on a computer may be going bad. Which of the following tools would BEST diagnose the part?






29. A user reports that they tried to plug in a USB device plug upside down and damaged one of the ports. Since this event - the user has not been able to get the computer to power on consistently. Which of the following is the MOST likely reason?






30. 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?






31. Which of the following utilities can be used to determine the current partition information on an attached storage device?






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






33. A user has downloaded a game from the Internet. Afterwards they notice that links from search sites get redirected to unusual pages. After the problem is corrected - the user asks how the problem can be prevented in the future. The technician should






34. In Device Manage - an exclamation point next to a device indicates which of the following?






35. Which of the following is the proper order for powering off and on network components?






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






37. Operating system files for Windows Vista and Windows XP are located in which of the following?






38. If a technician is traveling outside of the US - which of the following should be checked before setting up a workstation?






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






40. 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?






41. Which of the following commands would provide a list of all local active TCP/IP connections?






42. 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






43. 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?






44. A computer has become infected with a piece of malware. The current system software has detected the threat and moved it into a special state. Which of the following terms BEST defines the state?






45. A technician needs to connect to a remote user using Remote Desktop.Which of the following will bring up Remote Desktop?






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






47. A technician is configuring a second router on a small office home office (SOHO) network. The first router is already assigning IP addresses. Which of the following should the technician perform on the second router to avoid possible IP address confl






48. To determine if remote host is reachable a technician would issue which of the following






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






50. A technician is asked to build a system that will resist hard drive failure due to being dropped or excessive vibration. Which of the following hard drive types would be the BEST choice?