Question 1: You are running virtual machines on a single physical server. The server operating system does not run any other applications and is dedicated to virtualization. What type of hypervisor is this?
A. Type 1
B. Type 2
C. Type 3
D. Type 4
Explanation: Type 1 hypervisors run directly on the physical hardware and are dedicated to running virtual machines. Type 2 hypervisors are not dedicated to virtualization; they run within an existing operating system that can do more than run virtual machines. Type 3 and Type 4 are not valid hypervisor types. See What’s the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 hypervisors? for more info.
Question 2: Which of these is not a feature of a CPU?
B. 64-bit processing
C. L1 cache
Explanation: DDR is a type of memory. All the others are CPU features. See Improvements in CPU features help shape selection for more info.
Question 3: What manages and controls the speed of a motherboard’s buses?
D. L1 cache
Explanation: The chipset manages the motherboard. RAM and CPU are items installed on the motherboard. The L1 cache is a memory cache inside the CPU.
Question 4: Which of these ports are physically identical?
A. USB Type-A and USB Type-B
B. Thunderbolt and Mini DisplayPort
C. DisplayPort and FireWire
D. DVI and VGA
Explanation: Thunderbolt and Mini DisplayPort are correct. The other pairs are not identical.
Question 5: What kind of drive reads CompactFlash storage?
A. USB flash drive
B. Card reader
Explanation: A card reader reads from a variety of flash memory cards, including CompactFlash. All other drive types listed contain their own storage and do not accept cards.
Question 6: If you have a PC with a 32-bit CPU, which operating systems will run on it?
A. 32-bit only
B. Both 32-bit and 64-bit
C. Neither 32-bit nor 64-bit
D. 64-bit only
Explanation: A PC with 32-bit hardware will run only 32-bit operating systems.
Question 7: Which OS configuration uses data labels to control resource access?
B. Scheduled tasks
C. Mandatory access control
Explanation: Mandatory access control uses data labels to enforce policies that dictate resource access. Services are programs started by the OS and not the end user. Scheduled tasks run programs on a schedule basis, normally for OS maintenance purposes. The end-user license agreement (EULA) is a commercial software license agreement.
Question 8: What should you install before you download and install additional software on a new PC?
A. Security software
C. Updates to other applications
D. Drivers for hardware devices
Explanation: You should make sure security software is installed before downloading anything else.
Question 9: What is a root directory?
A. The top-level storage location on a volume
B. The folder containing the system files
C. The folder containing the boot files
D. The folder containing the signed-in user’s personal files
Explanation: The root directory is the top-level location on a volume. The other options don’t describe the top-level location.
Question 10: Which file property makes a search faster for content within files?
Explanation: Indexed allows a file’s content to be indexed, speeding up searches. Archive indicates whether a file has changed since it has been backed up. Compressed and Encrypted are NTFS-specific properties that control how the file is stored in a file system. See Using Windows 10 search effectively to learn more.