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Which of the following best describes odd parity?

A. It makes the parity bit a 1 or a 0 to make the number of ones in the nine bits even.
B. A parity error occurs only when there are an odd number of bits.
C. It makes the ninth or parity bit either a 1 or a 0, to make the number of ones in the nine bits odd.
D. Newer DRAM systems also use odd parity error checking.
C. It makes the ninth or parity bit either a 1 or a 0, to make the number of ones in the nine bits odd.
To create the effect of constant speed as the disc turns, the CD drive uses a mechanism that speeds up the disc when the laser beam is near the center of the disc, and slows down the disc when the laser beam is near the outer edge.

True
False
False
Auser group is a predefined set of permissions and rights assingned to user accounts.

True
False
True
CMOS setups that have an option that protects against some boot sector viruses prevent writing to the boot sector of the hard drive. This feature must be turned off before installing Windows.

True
False
True
The _________ command can be used to encrypt or decrypt a large number of files or folders.
CIPHER
Motherboards that support PCI Express and have the 24-pin P1 connector are sometimes called _________ boards.
Enhanced ATX
Which of the following steps in laser printing refers to a strong electrical charge drawing the toner off the drum onto the paper?

A. Conditioning
B. Writing
C. Transfering
D. Fusing
C. Transfering
Which of the following drives the decision on which form factor to use?

A. Motherboard
B. CD-ROM
C. Peripheral devices
D. CPU
A. Motherboard
How many bits are in the SIMMs data path?

A. 16
B. 32
C. 64
D. 128
B. 32
Which of the following is the latest form factor?

A. NLX
B. ATX
C. BTX
D. Baby AT
C. BTX
Encrypting at the folder level is considered a best practice because it provides greater security.

True
False
True
Which of the following refers to a new Windows XP feature that allows a user to connect to and use their Windows XP computer from anywhere on the Internet?

A. Remote Assistance
B. Group Policy
C. Task Scheduler
D. Remote Desktop
D. Remote Desktop
Which of the following sound card color codes is typically used for "line in" for external devices producing sound?

A. Blue
B. Green
C. Black
D. Orange
A. Blue
In addition to having access to a list of predefined APIs, an application is also allowed direct access to hardware.

True
False
False
Wich of the following terms refers to the new formatting system used on hard drives, the system in which tracks near the center have the smallest number of sectors per track, and the number of sectors increases as the tracks grow larger?

A. Zone bit recording
B. FAT12
C. Low-level formating
D. High-level formating
A. Zone bit recording
Which of the following terms refers to the lagest number of bits the processor can process in one operation?

A. Data path
B. Overclocking
C. Word size
D. Throttle
C. Word size
Which of the following operating systems has been used in troubleshooting OS failures?

A. Windows XP
B. Windows Me
C. Windows 3.1
D. DOS
D. DOS
Which of the following PC technician job functions is the only one responsible for the PC before trouble occurs?

A. PC support technician
B. PC service technician
C. Bench technican
D. Help-desk technician
A. PC support technician
A(n) _________ or _________ is a communication link created between two software programs that is managed by the browser and Web server using HTTP.
Session or Socket
You can load the MS -DOS core in two ways: from the Windows 9x/Me _________ or from a Windows 9x/Me __________.
Hard drive , or Startup Disk
When installing Windows 2000/XP, you must use some or part of the hard drive to creat the primary partition and format drice C.

True
False
True
With the exception of the floppy drive, every I/O device is controlled by software.

True
False
True
The number of wires that make up the memory address lines of the bus determines how many bits can be used for memory address.

True
False
True
Which memory address is always assigned to the first instruction in the ROM BIOS startup program?

A. 000000
B. 000001
C. FFFFOh
D. FFFFFF
C. FFFFOh
A notebook warranty often applies to all components in the system and can be voided if someone other than an authorized service center services the notebook.

True
False
True
Which of the following terms refers to the process by which a signal weakens as it travels long distances over a network?

A. Amplifier repeater
B. Attenuation
C. Fade-out
D. Drop-down
B. Attenuation
Which of the following statements best describes Safe Mode?

A. It provides network access.
B. It boots the OS with a minimum configuration.
C. It uses video drivers specific to your vedeo card.
D. The GUI interface does not have to display in Safe Mode.
B. It boots the OS with minimum configuration.
Which of the following interfaces exists between the subsystems in user mode and the HAL (hardware abstraction layer)?

A. Win32(WOW)
B. Executive services
C. Multithread
D. Win16(WOW)
B. Executive services
How many heads does a drive with two platters have?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
D. 4
The minimum requirements to install an OS are always the same as the requirements to run an OS.

True
False
False
The speed at which the processor operates internally is called ________.
Processor frequency
All read/write heads are controlled by a(n) _________, which moves the read/write heads across the disk surfaces in unison.
Actuator
During installation of a hardware device, Windows 2000/XP searches for a driver information file that has which of the following extensions?

A. .ini
B. .inf
C. .dat
D. .reg
B. inf
The first 640K of memory addresses are called which of the following?

A. Conventional memory
B. Upper memory
C. High memory area
D. Extended memory
A. Conventional memory
Which of the following utilites verifies that there is a connection on a network between two hosts?

A. FTP
B. NSLookup
C. Ping
D. ARP
C. Ping
Which of the following prevents too much toner from sticking to the cylinder surface?

A. Scanning mirror
B. Control blade
C. Beam detect mirror
D. Developing cylinder
B. Control Blade
The system of pathways used for communication, and the protocol and methods used for transmission, are collectively called which of the following?

A. RAM
B. Bus
C. Single inline memory module
C. Cache memory
B. Bus
BTX motherboards cannot use and ATX power supply.

True
False
False
In a dimm (dual inline memory module), each pin pair is tied together into a single contact.

True
False
False
When installing a parallel ATA tape drive, put the drive on the same IDE data cabel as the hard drive to inprove the hard drive's performance.

True
False
False
When a user moves from one computer to another computer in the workqroup, the _______ follows the user so that he or she does not have to redo settings at each computer.
Roaming profile
Applications call on the OS to access hardware or other software by using a(n)________ call.
application programming interface (API)
Which of the following allows you to use two modem connections at the same time to speed up data throughput when connected over phone lines?

A. Channel aggregation
B. Power management
C. Windows9x/Me Briefcase
D. Support for PC cards
A. Channel aggregation
Applications that have been written toprovide a GUI shell for Unix and Linux are called __________.
X Windows
The PCI Express bus currently comes in how many different slot sizes.

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
D. 4
Which of the following statements best describes the refresh rate for CRT monitors?

A. The refresh rate is also called the horizontal scan rate.
B. Refresh rates do not typically differ among monitors.
C. The refresh rate is the number of times in one second an electronic beam can fill the screen with lines.
D. CRT screens draw a screen by makin tow passes.
C. The refresh rate is the number of times in one second an seletronic beam can fill the screen with lines.
Which of the following terms refers to the snapshot of the system state that is used during a system restoration?

A. Registry
B. Console
C. Event log
D. Restore point
D. Restore point
Which of the following files contains the software that loads device drivers and other programs in upper memory?

A. Config.sys
B. Himem.sys
C. System
D. Emm386.exe
D. Emm386.exe
Every service running on a computer requires a port unber; even if the service is not a server application.

True
False
False
Printer Control Language is a printer language that completes with PostScript.

True
False
True
Software uses hardware to perform tasks related to input.

True
False
True
The form factor describes the size,shape,and major features of a hardware component.

True
False
True
Which of the following term refers to the method used by Microsoft to prevent unlicensed use of its software that is based on purchasing a Windows XP license for each installation of Windows XP?

A. Product activation
B. Boot loader
C. Disk cloning
D. Unattended installation
A. Product activation
The Windows 2000 Emergency Repair Process should be used only as a last resort because it restores the system to the state it was in immediately after the Windows 2000 installation.

True
False
True
A(n)_________ is an area on the motherboad that holds the minimum number of memory chips or memory modules that must work together as a unit.
Bank
A standard format used by dugital cameras and scanners for transferring images is called _________.
TWAIN
Which of the following tis the virtual memory swap file needed to boot Windows 2000/XP successfully?

A. Hal.dll
B. Kernel32.dll
C. Pagefile.sys
D. System
C. Pagefile.sys
A twisted pair of cable that uses an RJ-45 connector has how many wires?

A. 2
B. 4
C. 8
D. 16
C. 8
Which of the following types of PCMCIA slots has the highest standard and can accommodate a protable disk drive?

A. Type I
B. Type II
C. Type III
D. All types have the same standard
C. Type III
Which of the following steps can be used to protect your system against viruses,worms, and other mailicious software?

A. Keep Windows updates current.
B. Minimize the time spent using the Web.
C. Reload applications software(such as Microsoft Word)frequently.
D. Use multiple firewalls at the same time.
A. Keep Windows updates current
Where is CMOS RAM typically located?

A. On a RAM(RTC/NVRAM)chip
B. On a floop disk
C. On a CD
D. On external storage
A. On a RAM(RTC/NVRAM)chip
Which of the following statements best describes a graphics accelerator and its purpose?

A. One problem high-end graphics cards have is overheating.
B. Some features included on a graphics accelerator are MPEG decoding, 3-D graphics, and dual porting.
C. The graphics accelerator does not have processor to manage video and graphics.
D. It is a type of video card that has its own processor to boost performance.
It is a type of video card that has its own processor to boost performance.
Any type of user can install a hardware device.

True
False
False
A bootable disk with some utility programs to troubleshoot afailed hard drive is called a system disk.

True
False
False
If you use Windows, using a browser other than IE(such as Firefox by Mozilla)might help you evade malicious software attacks.

True
False
True
Automatically printing on both sides of a sheet of paper is called ________ printing.
Duplex
The monitor is typically rated by hardware manufactures according to the diagonal size of its screen and by the monitor's ________.
Resolution
The central processing unit is also called which of the following?

A. Microprocessor
B. CPA
C. Software
D. Monitor
A. Microprocessor
Software that is designed and written to help solve problems by using databases of known facts and rules to simulate human expert' reasoning and decision making is called ________ software.
expert systems
Wireless devices can connect to a LAN by way of a wireless access point(AP)

True
False
True
A supervisor password or a user password(also called a power-on password)will protect the hard drive's data if the hard drive is removed and installed in another notebook.

True
False
False
A loop-back plug is used to test a serial, parallel,USB,network,or other port.

True
False
True
When one port fails, the entire motherboard must be replaced.

True
False
False
Mouse technologies include the _________ and the ________
mouse.
Wheel and Optical
Windows can maintain more than one set of hardware configuration information called a(n) _________.
Hardware profile
Which of the following installation setup options is used when installing Windows 9x/Me on a notebook computer?

A. Typical
B. Portable
C. Compact
D. Custom
B. Portable
Which of the following is an authentication protocol used to encrypt account names and passwords?

A. Smart card
B. Kerberos
C. Key fob
D. Public-key Infrastructure
B. Kerberos
Which of the following PC technician job functions only interacts with customers and users over the phone?

A. PC support technician
B. PC service technician
C. Bench technician
D. Help-desk technician
A. Help-desk technician
CPUs operate in how many different modes?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
C. 3
Which of the following is the memory cache on the processor chip?

A. Level 2 cache
B. Primary cache
C. Secondary cache
D. DRAM
B. Primary cache
When a hard drive uses the PIO(Programmed Input/Output) transfer mode to transfer data from the hard drive to memory, the transfer invloves the CPU.

True
False
True
Windows XP has the ability for two or more users to be logged on simultaneously, and for a user to control the computer from a remote location.

True
False
True
You can veiw and edit the Boot.ini file.

True
False
True
The process of _______ occurs when an operating system-level protocol such as TCP/IP associates itself with a lower-level hardware protocol such as Ethernet.
Binding
Using regular RAM for video is called _______ or shared memory.
video sharing
The best way to gaurd against ESD is to use a(n) _______ together with a ground mat.
Ground-bracelet
A component on the motherboard is called a(n) ________ or a(n) ___________
component.
embedded or on-board
High-fidelity music CDs use how many bits in their sample size?

A. 8
B. 16
C. 32
D. 64
D. 16
Which of the following symbols can be used as a wildcard in a filename when working at the command prompt?

A. &
B. #
C. ?
D. @
C. ?
For best performance with Windows 9x/Me, what is the minimum amount of unused hard drive space that should be available for working with temporary files used by applications?

A. 28
B. 64
C. 100
D. 127
C. 100
Which of the following types of malicious software is dormant code added to software and triggered at a predeterminded time or by a predetermined event?

A. Adware
B. Polymorphic virus
C. Spyware
D. Logic bomb
D. Logic Bomb
Hardware and software products typically do not have additional technical documentation and tend to rely on just the user manual.

True
False
False
An operating system(OS) is software that controls a computer.

True
False
True
Multiprocessing is accomplished when a processor contains more than one ALU.

True
False
True
The read/write heads at the ends of the read/write arms on a hard drive touch the surface of the platters lightly.

True
False
False
A Windows _________ is a group of networked computers that share a centralized directory databased of user account information and security for the entire group of computers.
Domain
Ntldr, the Windows 2000/XP boot strap loader program,changes the processor from real mode to _________ mode.
32-bit flat memory
Which of the following protocols guarantees packet delivery?

A. TCP
B. UDP
C. IP
D. HTTP
A. TCP