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1. What specification covers PC hard cards?

Options

A : SCSI

B : ISA

C : PCMCIA

D : MFM

2. What is a common language that computers use to talk with one another on a network

Options

A : client

B : adapter

C : protocol

D : operating systems

3. Which values are held in CMOS for the hard drive

Options

A : size (heads, cylinders, sectors)

B : IRQ

C : Free space

D : Virus alert

4. Which DOS driver is used to emulate expanded memory?

Options

A : Himem.sys

B : EMM386.exe

C : Mem386.sys

D : Ramdrive.sys

5. For a Macintosh to print successfully, the System Folder must contain:

Options

A : File sharing software

B : A printer enabler

C : The apple Garamond font set

D : A printer driver

6. Laser Jet printer speeds are measured in pages per minute (ppm) what do we use to measure dot-matrix printers?

Options

A : lines per inch

B : lines per sheet

C : characters per inch

D : characters per second

7. Which DOS driver is used to emulate expanded memory?

Options

A : Himem.sys

B : EMM386.exe

C : Mem386.sys

D : Ramdrive.sys

8. What is the first step in diagnosing a completely dead computer at the client site that was working the day before.

Options

A : Test the power supply

B : replace the CMOS battery

C : check the AC outlet

D : reseat the hard drive controller cable

9. You can have EISA and MCA devices in the same PC.

Options

A : True

B : False

C :

D :

10. Which of the following items would require you to comply with EPA disposal guidelines?

Options

A : Keyboard

B : System board

C : Power supply

D : Battery

1. What device protects against line deficiencies?

Options

A : Surge protector

B : UPS

C : Logic probe

D : Capacitor

2. _____ is the term used to refer to the process of two modems establishing communications with each other.

Options

A : interacting

B : handshaking

C : connecting

D : linking

3. Capacitance is measured in units of:

Options

A : volts

B : amps

C : farads

D : neutrinos

4. A capacitor is measured in which of the following units?

Options

A : Volts

B : Ohms

C : Farads

D : Resistance

5. What expansion types do most pll/plll motherboards support?

Options

A : MCA, PCI

B : ISA, EISA

C : ISA, PCI, AGP

D : ISA, VESA, PCI

6. You are testing the resistance in Ohms of a fuse on a 15K amp system. If the fuse is good, the meter should read?

Options

A : 0.0

B : 0.2

C : 5.0

D : 2.0

7. After installing a sound card, the system locks up when a parallel port tape backup unit is also used. What is most likely the problem?

Options

A : IRQ

B : DMA

C : defective LPT port

D : defective tape driver

8. Modems use transmission.

Options

A : synchronous

B : asynchronous

C : timed interval

D : ata

9. A 25-pin female connector on the back of your computer will typically be:

Options

A : Serial port 1

B : A parallel port

C : Docking

D : COM2 port

10. When installing an internal modem, all of the following IRQ's can be used except?

Options

A : 5

B : 10

C : 14

D : All of the above

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