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220-1001 CompTIA A+ Certification Exam: Core 1 Questions and Answers

Questions 4

A technician would like to install an internal storage drive for a computer. Which of the following cable connectors would MOST likely be used to transfer data? (Select TWO).

Options:

A.

USB-C

B.

IDE

C.

SATA

D.

USB-A

E.

Motex

F.

Lightning

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Questions 5

A technician is installing an optical drive in an engineering workstation that allows for optical media backups up to 128GB for each project. Which of the following doves should the technician install in the workstation?

Options:

A.

DVR-RW DL

B.

BD-R

C.

LTO-2

D.

CD-RW

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Questions 6

A customer recently moved a high-end graphics card from a known-working computer to a different computer. The computer works without issue when viewing email and web pages or when using certain applications. However, when a game with high-end graphics requirements is opened, the program will run for a few minutes before the computer shuts down. Which of the following is MOST likely causing the problem?

Options:

A.

Power supply wattage

B.

Video RAM

C.

CPU frequency

D.

Monitor resolution

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Questions 7

Joe, a user, needs to have a notebook connected to a monitor, a mouse, and a keyboard when he is working at his desk. His notebook is not business class, yet is meets company policy for personal computers.

Which of the following should a technician install for Joe?

Options:

A.

Port forwarding device

B.

Docking station

C.

KVM switch

D.

USB hub

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Questions 8

A technician is setting up a Windows 10 laptop as a kiosk at a retail store. Which of the following account types would the technician MOST likely use to configure the machine?

Options:

A.

Local administrative account

B.

Local standard account

C.

Corporate standard domain account

D.

Corporate administrative domain account

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Questions 9

A company offers several out-of-the-box computer configurations to its clients. A client requests several new computers for its newest location, which will be used by guests to check in upon arrival and fill out contact information. Which of the following configurations would BEST fit this customer’s needs?

Options:

A.

Touch-screen kiosk

B.

Thick client

C.

CAD workstation

D.

Virtualized host computer

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Questions 10

The feature that allows users to store files in cloud-based when necessary, but can removed when space is freed up, is known as:

Options:

A.

on-demand

B.

resource pool

C.

synchronization application

D.

shared resources

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Questions 11

A network administrator is looking for a cost-effective way to power a single network device over ..

Options:

A.

Ethernet power

B.

PoE switch

C.

Injector

D.

Bridge

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Questions 12

A technician needs to call a user’s cellular provider to troubleshoot a network speed issue with the user’s mobile device. Which of the following technologies is the technician troubleshooting?

Options:

A.

Long-term evolution

B.

Near-field communication

C.

Radio frequency ID

D.

Z-wave

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Questions 13

A user wants to build a computer with a high-end CPU, plenty of RAM, and a high-end graphics card for online gaming. The user wants to verify that the graphics card is compatible with the motherboard. Which of the following connection types would the user MOST likely utilize to connect the video card to the motherboard?

Options:

A.

PCle

B.

ISA

C.

AGP

D.

USB

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Questions 14

A technician starts a recently built desktop PC for the first lime, and the fans power on. However, the PC does not POST, and nothing displays on the monitor. Which of the following should the technician do NEXT to troubleshoot the issue?

Options:

A.

Check for OS error codes.

B.

Reseat the system memory.

C.

Replace the monitor.

D.

Replace the CMOS battery.

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Questions 15

A company wants to protect its users from malicious websites but also provide the ability to log traffic in and out of the network.

Which of the following should the company place within its network to BEST protect its users?

Options:

A.

IDS server

B.

DNS server

C.

Proxy server

D.

Syslog server

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Questions 16

Ann, a user, reports that after setting up a new WAP in her kitchen she is experiencing intermittent connectivity issues. Which of the following should a technician check FIRST?

Options:

A.

Correct WiFi password

B.

Frequency

C.

Antenna power level

D.

SSID

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Questions 17

Which of the following types of peripheral devices can be used to authenticate users on a computer system and provide access into a building?

Options:

A.

Smart card

B.

OR scanner

C.

Number pad

D.

ADF

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Questions 18

A technician receives a laptop from an end user who reports that some aspects of the image are left behind when applications are closed and persist until reboot. The technician also notices black dots throughout the

screen. The technician recalibrates the display settings and updates the drivers for the display adapter, but the issue persists.

Which of the following is the laptop MOST likely experiencing? (Choose two.)

Options:

A.

Artifacts

B.

Distorted geometry

C.

VGA degradation

D.

Burn in

E.

Dead pixels

F.

Distorted image

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Questions 19

Which of the following devices performs forwarding decisions based on MAC addresses?

Options:

A.

Switch

B.

Router

C.

Hub

D.

Repeater

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Questions 20

A technician is building a new PC and needs !o install RAM. The motherboard has four slots, which are grouped in pairs. Which of the following types of RAM would be MOST appropriate'?

Options:

A.

Single channel

B.

Dual channel

C.

Triple channel

D.

Quad channel

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Questions 21

A user calls the help desk stating a laptop is performing slowly and the hard drive activity lights are blinking continuously. A technician checks for enough hard drive space, disables antivirus and indexing services, and runs a full-system diagnostics check, which returns no failure. Which of the following should the technician do NEXT?

Options:

A.

Install a new hard drive

B.

Check for hard-drive firmware updates

C.

Replace the hard drive with a solid state drive

D.

Configure the laptop in high-performance mode

E.

Change the boot order in the system BIOS

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Questions 22

You need to configure your mobile device to send and receive electronic messages from your company.

You must use the company’s WLAN as all e-mail services are on default non-secure ports.

The company’s WLAN is broadcasting across the company for easier access. Both incoming and outgoing servers require login credentials.

Use the following parameters:

• Email address tech@techies com

• Password P@SSwOrd

• Pop techies com Port 110 Security. None

• IMAP techies com Port 993 Security SSL

• smtp.techies.com Port 465 Security: TLS

• Company SSID Techies

• Security WPA2

• Passphrase P@SSwOrd

• SSID is not broadcasted

INSTRUCTIONS:

Update the mobile device’s parameters to fit the criteria.

If at any time you would like to bring back the initial state of the simulation, please click the Reset All button.

Options:

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Questions 23

A Windows 10 Pro user wants to initialize BitLocker to protect the system's data white it is at rest. The computer does not have a TPM. Which of the following is required to satisfy this need?

Options:

A.

A BD-RE disc

B.

An internal hard drive

C.

A USB flash drive

D.

A network share

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Questions 24

A technician is setting up a new wireless network at a branch office that previously had only wired connectivity with statically assigned IP addresses. After setting up the network, the technician configures a server to provide IP addresses to wireless clients. During testing, the technician is unable to access the Internet or named network resources. The technician receives a valid IP address from the DHCP server and can ping the default gateway.

Which of the following should be technician check NEXT to resolve this issue?

Options:

A.

Ensure the options are configured to provide a DNS server.

B.

Verify the Windows Firewall is turned off.

C.

Configure the wireless network’s SSID to be hidden.

D.

Enable file and printer sharing in the OS.

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Questions 25

A technician is building a computer for a client. The lent saves large data files and wants a low................ recommend?

Options:

A.

BD-R

B.

MicroSD

C.

NVMe

D.

RAID 5

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Questions 26

A developer wants to add a Windows 10 64-bit VM with the minimum system requirements to a virtual host workstation. The virtual host is running Windows Server 2008 R2 and has 24GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive, and

a Gigabit Ethernet NIC with Cat 5e cabling. The current configuration of VMs is as follows:

* Windows 7 VM with 4GB RAM and 200GB HDD

* Linux VM with 16GB RAM and 200GB HDD

* Linux VM with 2GB RAM and 100GB HDD

Which of the following should the technician recommend to the developer FIRST?

Options:

A.

Increase the HDD in the virtual host

B.

Install an additional NIC and configure teaming

C.

Upgrade the network cabling to Cat 6

D.

Increase the memory in the virtual host

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Questions 27

A user is looking for software that can overlay information on objects seen through the camera.....................

Options:

A.

augmented reality

B.

virtual reality.

C.

geotagging

D.

artificial intelligence

E.

object character recognition

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Questions 28

Which of the following connector types is used to terminate household telephone cabling?

Options:

A.

RG-6

B.

RJ-11

C.

RJ-45

D.

RG-59

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Questions 29

A small business owner wants 10 purchase a primer for the office. The owner needs the printer to be accessible from all workstations but not have functionality lied to one workstation. Purchasing additional computer hardware to support this objective is not an option. Which of the following features should a technician recommend to support the owner's request?

Options:

A.

Duplex printing

B.

User authentication

C.

Integrated print server

D.

Serial connection port

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Questions 30

Which of the following is the minimum category cable that supports 1000Mbps speed?

Options:

A.

Cat 3

B.

Cat 5e

C.

Cat 6

D.

Cat 6e

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Questions 31

bars in a print room have a new high-end laser printer. They set the printer to print on both sides of the paper by default. They initiated several print jobs, but none of the jobs printed. Which of the following settings should a technician check to resume printing?

Options:

A.

Spooler

B.

Draft

C.

Duplex

D.

Collate

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Questions 32

A user connects a laptop to a docking station but is unable to see an image on the external monitor. The user tests the docking station USB ports, and they are working fine. Which of the following should be done NEXT?

Options:

A.

Check for firmware updates

B.

Configure extended display mode

C.

Replace the external monitor

D.

Adjust the laptop’s BIOS settings

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Questions 33

Following a recent malware infection, a user is unable to access network shares from the local server. A technician verifies the device is able to connect to the Internet and the hosted email provider off-site The technician also confirms the local server is online Additionally, a malware scar reports the user’s computer is clean Which of the following is the best NEXT step to troubleshoot the issue?

Options:

A.

Verify the DNS servers are configured properly on the device.

B.

Assign a static IP address on the wired network connection

C.

Run a speed test on the network to check for slow transfer speeds

D.

Confirm the network connection is not using a link-local address

E.

Replace the Ethernet cable as it is causing limited connectivity

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Questions 34

A customer’s laptop display has suddenly become very dim. The image of the display can only be seen with a bright, external light, as adjusting the brightness/contracts controls does not cause much change.

Which of the following components MOST likely needs to be replaced?

Options:

A.

LCD panel

B.

Inverter

C.

Video card

D.

Digitizer

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Questions 35

A customer reports being unable to access email on desktop workstation, however, other office application are working. A technician determines the computer has an IP address of 169.254.1.10. The technician learns from the customer that the computer recently was moved across the room. Which of the following troubleshooting steps should technician take NEXT?

Options:

A.

Check the default gateway

B.

Verify physical Ethernet connections

C.

Test web browser functional

D.

Restrict the computer

E.

Resolve the IP address conflict

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Questions 36

An associate is seeking advice on which device to purchase for a friend who is a business owner. The friend needs the ability to chat activity while keeping in contact with the home office.

Which of the following would be the BEST recommendation?

Options:

A.

Smart watch

B.

Fitness monitor

C.

Global positioning sensor

D.

Portable hotspot

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Questions 37

A technician is setting up RAID 5 on a server that needs to be highly available. Which of the following is the BEST option to use for the array?

Options:

A.

Hot spare drives

B.

Large capacity drives

C.

Hot swappable drives

D.

Solid state drives

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Questions 38

A workstation's RAM is being upgraded to 24GB. The system has six RAM slots supporting DDR4 dual-channel, with a maximum of 32GB total system memory. Which of the following configurations will maximize system performance?

Options:

A.

Two 4GB DDR4 chips and one 16GB DDR4 chip

B.

Two 8GB DDR4 chips and one 8GB DDR4 chips

C.

Four 8GB DDR2 chips

D.

Six 4GB DDR4 chips

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Questions 39

Which of the following is the MOST likely cause for a network PC to have an APIPA address?

Options:

A.

DHCP failure

B.

DNS resolution

C.

Duplicate IP address

D.

Cleared ARP cache

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Questions 40

A user's monitor Is not displaying colors correctly since It was moved to a new desk. A technician Investigates and discovers the user has two monitors: one is connected to the PC via a DisplayPort cable, and the other is using VGA. The technician traces the cables and finds the VGA-connected monitor Is not displaying any red colors. Which of the following is MOST likely the issue?

Options:

A.

The OS Installed the latest driver updates after powering up.

B.

The PC was damaged during the move.

C.

The pins on the VGA cable are bent.

D.

The video card is overheating at the new desk.

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Questions 41

A company is hosting a Windows email server on its premises Company policy is to use encryption on incoming and outgoing email services An administrator recently upgraded the company's firewall Users report they can receive email, but no one can send email. Which of the following ports should the administrator open on the new firewall?

Options:

A.

21

B.

80

C.

389

D.

465

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Questions 42

A user primed a report on a workgroup inkjet printer, but the pages have smeared Ink on them. Which of the following should a technician check FIRST to address this Issue?

Options:

A.

if the print quality setting is set to best

B.

If there is no debris In the paper path

C.

If the correct media type is selected

D.

If the print heads are calibrated

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Questions 43

A technician wants the number of virtual machines hosting a web application in the public cloud environment to scale based on real-time traffic on the website.

Which of the following should the technician configure?

Options:

A.

Resource pooling

B.

Rapid elasticity

C.

Measured service

D.

High availability

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Questions 44

Which of the following can be used to connect to external devices, can provide charging capability can pass video signals to a monitor, and Is capable of 40Gbps data transfers over a single cable?

Options:

A.

USB-C

B.

Thunderbolt 2

C.

Lightning

D.

DB9

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Questions 45

A technician was asked to virtualize four existing PCs before decommissioning them. The resulting VMs are imported into a new VM workstation running a hypervisor on top of an OS Three of the VMs are running property, but the entire system locks up when trying to start the fourth VM. Which of the following should the technician have reviewed prior to creating the VMs to prevent this from occurring? (Select TWO)

Options:

A.

Hypervisor requirements

B.

Storage requirements

C.

Resource requirements

D.

Network requirements

E.

Backup requirements

F.

Security requirements

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Questions 46

Which of the following would enable an IP address to be translated Into common language format?

Options:

A.

DNS

B.

NAT

C.

MAPI

D.

APIPA

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Questions 47

Which of the following allows several VMs to run on a single host?

Options:

A.

Resource pooling

B.

Containerization

C.

On demand

D.

Measured service

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Questions 48

A laser printer feeds multiple pages through at the same time Some of the pages have poor image .............. Which of the following should a technician order to fix the issues with the printer?

Options:

A.

Paper tray

B.

Corona wire

C.

Maintenance kit

D.

Toner cartridge

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Questions 49

A technician received a call that the network printer was printing garbled text. The technician printed a test page from several users' workstations and received the same result The technician then ran a diagnostic on the printer, and everything passed After uninstalling the printer from a user's workstation and then reinstalling it. the printer is now working properly Which of the following was the cause of this

issue?

Options:

A.

The font was changed by the user in the printing preferences.

B.

There were several print jobs hung in the queue

C.

The toner level in the printer was extremely low.

D.

Drivers on the users' workstations were out of date

E.

The print server spooler file was corrupt

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Questions 50

Which of the following IP addressing types is MOST likely to use an IP address starting with 169.254?

Options:

A.

Static

B.

APIPA

C.

Link local

D.

Dynamic

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Questions 51

Several computers are having network connectivity issues. Two of the computers are wired and are not having any issues. The technician verifies that none of the computers having issues have been assigned a static IP.

Which of the following should the technician check NEXT?

Options:

A.

Check the closest AP for the area.

B.

Check each wireless adapter switch

C.

Check the group’s network switch.

D.

Check the DHCP server.

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Questions 52

After a new laser printer was installed, users began reporting issues. Duplicate copies of print jobs were not delivering fully separated copies; instead, similar pages were being stacked. Which of the following settings MOST likely needed to be checked to correct this issue?

Options:

A.

Collation

B.

Duplexing

C.

Orientation

D.

Quality

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Questions 53

Which of the following wireless networking protocols operates on the 5GHz band and provides data rates in excess of 750Mbps?

Options:

A.

802.11a

B.

802.11ac

C.

802.11b

D.

802.11g

E.

802.11n

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Questions 54

A customer has two 8GB sticks of 2400-speed DDR4 installed in slots 1 and 2 of a computer and wants to add more RAM. The customer purchases two additional 4GB sticks of 3200-speed DDR4 and installs then in slots 3 and 4. While installing the RAM into the board, the user notices the board has “quad channel” etched near the RAM slots.

Which of the following can be said about the user’s channel configuration after upgrading the RAM?

Options:

A.

The computer is utilizing one channel.

B.

The computer is utilizing two channels.

C.

The computer is utilizing three channels.

D.

The computer is utilizing four channels.

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Questions 55

Which of the following interfaces uses DB9 and DB25 connectors?

Options:

A.

RS-232

B.

USB-C

C.

eSATA

D.

USB

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Questions 56

The documents from a workgroup laser printer are not printing correctly. Some of the print is missing, and the pages come out dusty.

Which of the following should a technician do to fix this issue?

Options:

A.

Replace the low-voltage power supply

B.

Replace the scanner assembly

C.

Replace the formatter assembly

D.

Replace the fuser assembly

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Questions 57

Which of the following monitors and provides services such as software deployment and health monitoring to client machines?

Options:

A.

A proxy server

B.

A UTM appliance

C.

Endpoint management

D.

Domain name service

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Questions 58

An analyst asks a technician to recommend a solution for a customer in the software development industry, where the customer can test a variety of OS’s running the various applications that the customer produces. The customer wants to minimize the investment in hardware.

Which of the following solutions should the technician recommended to BEST meet the customer’s requirement?

Options:

A.

Purchase a number of low-cost devices, installing the required Oss and applications on each one. Use separate machines for each testing environment.

B.

Purchase a high-end system meeting the hardware requirements for all of the individual Oss and applications. Configure a VM for each testing environment.

C.

Purchase one computer and create images for each computer configuration and OS. Re-image the machine for each testing environment.

D.

Purchase a number of computers, installing a VM on each one. Configure each VM with an OS for the testing environment.

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Exam Code: 220-1001
Exam Name: CompTIA A+ Certification Exam: Core 1
Last Update: Jan 18, 2021
Questions: 407

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