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Sample A+ Questions & Answers

CompTIA A+ 220-301

Question 1
(corresponding objective: 1.10)

When upgrading only a computer’s CPU, which of the following would be the most likely replacement for a Celeron
466 MHz CPU?
A. Pentium 4 Xeon 2.0
B. Pentium 3 1 GHz
C. Pentium 2 MMX-450
D. AMD K7-750

Question 2
(corresponding objective: 1.4)

What is the default I/O address and interrupt for COM2?

A. 2F8 / IRQ 4
B. 3E8 / IRQ 3
C. 2F8 / IRQ 3
D. 2E8 / IRQ 4

Question 3
(corresponding objective: 2.1)

”There is one floppy drive in a computer and it is not working. The drive activity light is on continuously. Which of
the following is the most likely cause?

A. The floppy cable is defective


B. The floppy I/O controller is defective
C. The floppy cable is reversed on one end
D. The floppy drive is defective

Question 4

(corresponding objective: 2.2)

What information should be gathered from a user when troubleshooting a complaint that an application no longer
works on their PC? (Select THREE)

A. Recent changes made to the PC


B. The users level of technical skill
C. The pattern or frequency of the problem
D. The first occurrence of the problem
E. The age of the PC

Question 5
(corresponding objective: 3.2)

Which of the following are used to avoid ESD (Electrostatic Discharge)? (Select THREE)

A. Grounded workbenches
B. Ground fault interrupters
C. Static wrist straps
D. Static mats
E. Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)

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Question 6
(corresponding objective: 4.2)

Which of the following RAM types MUST be installed in matched pairs?


A. DDR
B. DRAM
C. RAMBus
D. SDRAM

Question 7
(corresponding objective: 4.1)

What is the Front Side Bus speed for an AMD XP 2100+ CPU?

A. 100 MHz
B. 150 MHz
C. 166 MHz
D. 266 MHz

Question 8
(corresponding objective: 5.1

Which component of a laser printer positively charges the drum?

A. Transfer corona wire


B. Charge corona wire
C. Fuser
D. Toner assembly

Question 9
(corresponding objective: 6.2)

Which of the following methods can be used to set up an IP address on a workstation? (Select TWO)

A. A static address is configured on the workstation


B. A dynamic address is configured on the workstation
C. A dynamic address is obtained from a DHCP server
D. A static address is obtained from a DHCP server

Question 10
(corresponding objective: 6.1)

What is the minimum UTP cable specification for 100 Mbps up to 100 meters?

A. CAT1
B. CAT3
C. CAT5
D. CAT5e
E. CAT6

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Sample A+ Questions & Answers
CompTIA A+ 220-302

Question 1
(corresponding objective: 1.2)

Which of the following files can Windows 98 use to load drivers and programs during boot-up?

A. AUTOEXEC.DAT
B. AUTOEXEC.DOS
C. AUTOEXEC.BAT
D. AUTOEXEC.NT

Question 2
(corresponding objective: 1.2)

NTUSER.DAT and NTUSER.DAT.LOG are associated with which one of the following Registry Hives?

A. HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT
B. HKEY_USERS_CURRENT
C. HKEY_CURRENT_USER
D. HKEY_CURRENT_PROFILE

Question 3
(corresponding objective: 1.1)

Which of the following Operating Systems support NTFS? (Select TWO)


A. Windows 2000 Professional
B. Windows XP Professional
C. Windows 98
D. Windows Me

Question 4
(corresponding objective: 2.1)

What is the maximum number of processors that Windows 2000 Professional will support?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4

Question 5
(corresponding objective: 2.1)

After performing a fresh install of Windows XP, what tool is useful to provide product enhancements, such as SPs
(Service Packs), device drivers, security updates, and automates the installation of these enhancements?

A. WINSTALL.EXE
B. UPDATE.BAT
C. WUPDMGR.EXE
D. GPEDIT.MSC

Question 6
(corresponding objective: 2.1)

On Windows NT 4.0, what utility is used to partition and format a new hard drive?

A. FDISK
B. FORMAT

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C. DISKEDT32
D. Disk Administrator

Question 7
(corresponding objective: 3.1)

After starting Windows NT 4.0, an error message appears indicating at least one service failed to start. Where is the
BEST place to look for the error message details?

A. Application Log
B. Security Log
C. System Event Log
D. Dr. Watson Log

Question 8
(corresponding objective: 3.1)

When Windows XP boots up, an error message states that a system file is corrupt or missing. Which command
scans Windows system files for missing or corrupt operating systems files and replaces them with the correct
Microsoft versions?

A. SFC /SCANNOW
B. FSUTIL /SYSTEMCHECK
C. SC START
D. WMIC /REPAIR

Question 9
(corresponding objective: 4.1)

A user has a Windows XP laptop is used daily on a corporate network with DHCP. The laptop is used nightly on a
home network with a static IP address. What feature will help avoid reconfiguring the network settings twice a day?

A. TCP/IP alternate configuration


B. File and Print Sharing
C. NetBIOS over TCP/IP
D. TCP/IP filtering

Question 10
(corresponding objective: 4.2)

In Internet Explorer 5.0, where can you customize the security settings, cookie policy, and privacy preferences?

A. Regional Options
B. Device Manager
C. Internet Options
D. Utility Manager

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Answers
CompTIA A+ 220-301 & 220-302

CompTIA A+ 220-301 CompTIA A+ 220-302


Question# Answer Question# Answer
1 B 1 C
2 C 2 C
3 C 3 AB
4 ACD 4 B
5 ACD 5 C
6 C 6 D

7 D 7 C

8 B 8 A

9 AC 9 A
10 C
10 C

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