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Comptia A + Computer Repair Practicals

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. A user states that they could connect to their home wireless network with their laptop and now they cannot. Which of the following is the MOST likely issue?






2. A customer cannot print certain PDF documents on their laser printer. The print job is a multi- page large PDF with multiple colors. Which of the following is the MOST likely solution?






3. 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?






4. A technician received a laptop that has a dimly lit display. The technician connects an external monitor and can see a fully functional display. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause?






5. Which of the following Windows XP commands can be used to repair the BOOT.INI file?






6. 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






7. 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?






8. 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






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






10. A Windows XP system stops booting with the error message NTLDR is missing.Which of the following is the BEST resolution for this problem?






11. A technician is setting up VoIP service for a SOHO customer. Which of the following should the technician enable on the customers home router?






12. Good examples of malware prevention in Windows XP?






13. A device driver is not loading properly. If Boot Logging has been turned on - which of the following files will list the drivers that load on startup?






14. 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?






15. A user reports that their new pair of headphones is not working properly. The technician asks where the headphone cable is plugged into on the PC - and the user responds by merely saying it was a round pink jack. Which of the following is the MOST li






16. A technician needs to edit the default path in Windows XP. In which of the following can they accomplish this task?






17. 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?






18. A technician is determining the baseline system requirements for new computers that their company is going to purchase. Which of the following system utilities should the technician run on the users existing PCs to help anticipate future system resou






19. 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?






20. Which of the following utilities would a technician use to verify that a sound card is correctly installed on a PC?






21. In a Windows Vista workstation - a user reports that after installing a well-known Internet application certain network features do not function. Which of the following is MOST likely the issue?






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






23. Which of the following utilities is used to perform a selective startup procedure?






24. A customer states they recently updated their system and now it will not boot properly in normal mode. Which of the following could be used from Safe Mode to correct the issue?






25. Which of the following commands would be used to fix errors on the system disk?






26. A user notices that the workstations mouse pointer is moving by itself and is executing files. Which of the following is the BEST solution for the user to do?






27. Which of the following is the MOST important reason to select the proper wattage power supply for a computer?






28. Which of the following will occur if too much thermal paste is used on a processor?






29. Which of the following encryption methods requires a 10-digit network key?






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






31. Which of the following operating systems - by default - uses Documents as the name of a user's document folder?






32. Which of the following would MOST likely indicate the presence of malware on a PC?






33. A user works daily with video production and needs portable storage which will allow them to transport their work back and forth from home. Taking the users storage and bandwidth requirements into consideration - which of the following would BEST sui






34. A user reports that browser windows keep opening on their own after the user has closed their browser. Which of the following is occurring?






35. A Windows computer receives a stop error (e.g. bluescreen) on boot. Which of the following when run from recovery console could correct the issue?






36. 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






37. A user wants to track websites that certain individuals are going to throughout the day on Windows Vista. Which of the following tools can be used to perform this action?






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






39. The recommended time to schedule an anti-virus scan is:






40. 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?






41. AWhich of the following components may cause a paper jam in a laser printer?






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






43. A technician is installing a high performance graphics card in a PCI express slot. Which of the following should be done FIRST after inserting the card into the slot?






44. The technician has to format a new hard drive as a FAT32 file system. The hard drive capacity is 80GB. How many partitions will the technician have to create to use all of the hard drive capacity?






45. Which of the following malware types sits quietly in the background to collect and transmit sensitive information from a users computer?






46. 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






47. A customer wants to add an internal IDE drive with the ability to write DVDs. The computer currently has two IDE hard disk drives - one IDE CD writing optical drive and a DVD read-only IDE optical drive. Which of the following should the technician r






48. Which of the following devices can be configured to also be an access point?






49. A technician has installed new hardware and is experiencing blue screens on a Windows Vista workstation. Which of the following tools can be used to narrow down the issue?






50. A user wants to connect to a cellular network with a laptop while traveling. The laptop has aninternal cellular network card that is activated through the provider.Which of the following is the MOST likely reason that the card is not visible to the o