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A+ IT Essentials objective 2.2



Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

Which Windows tool is used to safely remove hot-swappable devices in Windows XP?
a.
The Safely Remove Hardware utility
c.
The Add New Hardware Wizard
b.
The MSCONFIG utility
d.
The Device Manager
 

 2. 

A salesperson from your company has contacted you asking how she can configure her new notebook PC to go into Hibernate mode to conserve her battery life on long trips. How can she get to the Hibernate configuration page from the Windows XP desktop?
a.
Start/All Programs/System Tools/Power Options/Hibernate     
c.
Start/Control Panel/Power Options/Advanced Tab/Enable Hibernate Support
b.
Start/Control Panel/Power Options/Hibernate Tab/Enable Hibernation
d.
Start/Settings/Power Options/Hibernate/Enable
 

 3. 

Which power-saving mode provides the best power savings and still permits the computing session to be activated later?
a.
Hibernate mode
c.
Standby mode
b.
Suspend mode
d.
Shutdown mode
 

 4. 

Which type of interface would you normally expect to encounter when installing an external CD-ROM/DVD drive? (Select all that apply.)
     
a.
USB
c.
Bluetooth
b.
IDE
d.
SCSI
 

 5. 

Before you remove a PC Card device from a PCMCIA slot in a working computer, which of the following should you do?
a.
Do nothing. PCMCIA devices are hot swappable and can be removed from the system at any time.
c.
Access the Add New Hardware applet in the Control Panel and start the Add New Hardware Wizard. When the wizard starts, select the option to disable the PC Card device. Then remove the card from the system
b.
Open the Device Manager and click the PC Card node. Then select the option to disable the PC Card you want to remove.
d.
Click the PC Card status indicator on the taskbar and then select the option to stop the operation of the PC Card you want to remove
 

 6. 

Which BIOS-based power conservation mode can be enabled in portable PCs to turn off selected components, such as the hard drive and display, until a system event such as a keyboard entry or a mouse movement occurs?
a.
Hibernate mode
c.
Standby mode
b.
Suspend mode
d.
Shutdown mode
 

 7. 

Which type of PC Card is the thickest?
a.
Type 0
c.
Type II
b.
Type 1
d.
Type III
 

 8. 

Which is true regarding PDAs?
a.
They are battery powered.
b.
They have their own operating systems.
c.
They have their own applications.
d.
All of the above.
 

 9. 

The first "S" in SO-DIMMS stands for ____.
a.
small
c.
single
b.
simple
d.
short
 

 10. 

A PDA can synchronize with a PC through which kind of port?
a.
USB
c.
wireless
b.
serial
d.
All of the above
 

 11. 

What must you do to replace a system board in a given notebook computer model?

a.
Obtain an exact replacement for the board being removed.
c.
Obtain a Flash program for the new BIOS to make sure that it is compatible with the existing architecture of the notebook.
b.
Check the compatibility of the replacement board with the other components in the notebook. This can be accomplished by accessing the portable manufacturer’s website.
d.
Store the contents of the old BIOS configuration on a floppy before changing out the boards. This permits you to reload your existing settings back into the new system after the installation.
 

 12. 

You’ve been asked to upgrade the processor in an old Pentium II notebook PC to gain some performance increase. What should you tell the customer about this upgrade?
a.
The customer needs to upgrade the RAM instead.
c.
This processor can’t be upgraded in a notebook PC.
b.
You will upgrade the processor as far as possible.
d.
Upgrading the processor in this system is probably not worthwhile.
 



 
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