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Take Assessment - Chapter 1 Exam - IT Essentials (Version 4.

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1
Which two devices are considered input devices? (Choose two.)
biometric authentication device
printer
digital camera
projector
speakers
2
Which two activities are normally controlled by the Northbridge part of the chip
set? (Choose two.)
communication between the CPU and the I/O ports
access to the RAM
communication between the CPU and the hard drive
access to the video card
communication between the CPU and the sound card
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Refer to the exhibit. What is the maximum length of the cable presented in the g
raphic, which is commonly used for connecting a computer to a printer?
15 ft (4.5 m)
20 ft (6 m)
27 ft (8 m)
30 ft (9 m)
4
A technician has been asked to install memory that detects multiple bit errors a
nd corrects single bit errors in memory. Which type of memory should be installe
d if the motherboard supports these features?
parity
ECC
fault tolerant
CRC
5
Which two categories are used to classify CPU architecture? (Choose two.)
ATX
BTX
CISC
PnP
RISC
ZIF
6
What are the two connector types for the 1394a interface? (Choose two.)
2-pin
4-pin
6-pin
8-pin
9-pin
15-pin
7
Which type of ROM can be reprogrammed with software while it is still physically
installed in the computer?
EEPROM
EPROM
PROM
ROM
8
Which three system resources are commonly used for communication between the CPU
or memory and other components in the computer? (Choose three.)
IRQ
DMA
UDP
I/O address
USB
PnP
9
Which CPU architecture uses a small set of instructions that are designed to be
executed rapidly?
CISC
RAID
RISC
RISK
SCSI
10
Which important feature is offered by the USB standard?
A single USB connection to a computer can support up to 255 separate dev
ices.
It offers rates of around 580 Mb/sec in low-speed mode.
It allows up to 920 Mb/sec in the 2.0 version.
It can supply power from the computer to devices.
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Refer to the exhibit. Which type of cable is shown in the graphic?


FireWire
Parallel
Serial
USB
12
A technician needs to back up 4 GB of data using a single storage medium. Which
medium can hold the entire 4 GB on a single disc?
floppy disc
CD-RW
CD-R
DVD+/-R
13
Which two form factors are commonly used to build a new computer? (Choose two.)
BTX
NLQ
ATX
CLV
ECC
14
Which two characteristics of a motherboard can be determined by the form factor?
(Choose two.)
type of processor supported
color
size
maximum memory supported
shape
15
Which type of memory is unable to have the contents modified?
DRAM
RAM
ROM
SRAM
16
Which two characteristics are determined by the chip set on a motherboard? (Choo
se two.)
maximum amount of memory that can be installed
operating system compatibility
type of connectors that will be on the motherboard
keyboard layout
17
Which type of computer resources are direct lines to the processor used by compu
ter components to request information from the CPU?
DMAs
I/O addresses
IRQs
memory addresses
18
Which type of memory is primarily used as cache memory?
DRAM
RAM
ROM
SRAM
19
How many conductors are found in a SATA data cable?
3
4
7
10
12
20
Which three devices are considered output devices? (Choose three.)
fingerprint scanner
headphones
keyboard
monitor
mouse
printer
21
A technician is helping a customer compare two hard drives. Which unit of measur
ement is used for the hard drive speed?
revolutions per minute
gigabytes
pages per minute
clusters per minute
22
PATA data cables are available in two different types. The types are distinguish
ed by the number of conductors. Which two types are available? (Choose two.)
6
40
68
80
120