1. A technician accidentally spills a cleaning solution on the floor of the workshop. Where would the technician find instructions on how to properly clean up and dispose of the product?
- the insurance policy of the company
- the regulations provided by the local occupational health and safety administration
- the safety data sheet
- the local hazardous materials team
2. What is a characteristic of thin clients?
- They perform all processing tasks internally.
- They require a network connection to access storage and processor resources.
- They require large amounts of fast RAM.
- They are able to run multiple operating systems simultaneously.
3. What indicates that the charge on the CMOS battery could be getting low?
- A beep error code occurs during POST.
- The computer time and date are incorrect.
- The computer fails to boot.
- Performance while accessing files on the hard drive is slow.
4. Which website should a technician consult to find instructions for updating the BIOS on a computer?
- operating system developer
- case manufacturer
- CPU manufacturer
- motherboard manufacturer
5. When a dual core CPU with Hyper-Threading features is installed on a motherboard, how many instructions can the CPU simultaneously process?
6. Which hardware upgrade would allow the processor in a gaming PC to provide the optimal gaming performance?
- a high capacity external hard drive
- large amounts of fast RAM
- liquid cooling
- a fast EIDE drive
7. Which specialized computer component would be most important for a workstation built for audio and video editing?
- a TV tuner card
- a high speed wireless adapter
- a specialized video card
- a liquid CPU cooling system
8. A network administrator is setting up a web server for a small advertising office and is concerned with data availability. The administrator wishes to implement disk fault tolerance using the minimum number of disks required. Which RAID level should the administrator choose?
- RAID 5
- RAID 0
- RAID 1
- RAID 6
9. Where is the saved BIOS configuration data stored?
- hard drive
10. What are two settings that can be modified in the BIOS setup program. (Choose two.)
- device drivers
- swap file size
- enabling and disabling devices
- drive partition size
- boot order
11. Which device can protect computer equipment from brownouts by providing a consistent quality of electrical power?
- AC adapter
- surge suppressor
12. Which term refers to the technique of increasing the speed of a processor from the specified value of its manufacturer?
13. Which definition describes the term “overclocking”?
- modifying the motherboard clocking crystal to increase the timing signals
- changing the bus speed of the motherboard to increase the speed of attached adaptors
- replacing slower SDRAM with faster memory
- increasing the speed of the CPU beyond the recommendations of the manufacturer
14. What unit is used to measure the amount of resistance to the flow of current in a circuit?
15. Which term is used to describe the best monitor resolution for a specific monitor?
- native mode
- screen resolution
- monitor resolution
- native resolution
16. When upgrading the CPU, which of the following requirements must the replacement CPU meet? (Choose two.)
- The new CPU must be compatible with the motherboard chipset.
- The new CPU must use new cables to connect.
- The new CPU must have a different heat sink and fan assembly.
- The new CPU must operate with the existing motherboard and power supply.
17. Which connector is a small, proprietary 8-pin connector used by Apple mobile devices such as iPhones, iPads, and iPods for both power charging and data transfer?
- USB Type-C