Exam Compass A+ 902

What are the recommended minimum system requirements for Windows Vista Home Basic?
800 MHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) CPU

512 MB of system RAM

32 MB of graphics RAM

20 GB HDD with 15 GB of free hard disk space

Which of the answers listed below describe the recommended minimum system requirements for all Microsoft Windows Vista releases other than the Home Basic version (Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate)?
1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) CPU

1 GB of system RAM

128 MB of graphics RAM

40 GB HDD with 15 GB of free hard disk space

What are the system requirements for the 32-bit (x86) version of Microsoft Windows 7?
1 GHz CPU

1 GB of system RAM

DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

16 GB of free hard disk space

Which of the following answers describe system requirements for the 64-bit (x64) version of Microsoft Windows 7?
1 GHz CPU

2 GB of system RAM

DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

20 GB of free hard disk space

A memory management feature that allows 32-bit CPUs to use more than 4 GB of physical memory on capable versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems.
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
A type of feature used by CPUs for isolating areas of memory in order to prevent the execution of code from non-executable memory locations is known as:
No-eXecute bit (NX bit)
Which of the following answers refers to the area of implementation of No-eXecute bit (NX bit)?
Malware protection
Which of the terms listed below refers to a solution (a complimentary instruction set) that extends the capabilities of a CPU?
SSE2
What are the recommended minimum system requirements for the 32-bit (x86) version of Microsoft Windows 8/8.1?
1 GHz CPU with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2

1 GB of system RAM

Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver

16 GB of free hard disk space

Which of the following answers refer to the recommended minimum system requirements for the 64-bit (x64) version of Microsoft Windows 8/8.1?
2 GB of system RAM

Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver

20 GB of free hard disk space

1 GHz CPU with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2

Mandatory CPU requirements for Microsoft Windows 8/8.1. Windows 8/8.1 cannot be installed on computer systems that lack support for these features.
Physical Address Extension (PAE)

No-eXecute bit (NX bit)

Streaming SIMD Extensions 2 (SSE2)

A visual desktop experience included in Windows Vista and Windows 7 that adds various graphics intensive features (such as animations and transparency effects) to the User Interface (UI) is known as:
Aero
Which of the following editions of Microsoft Windows Vista does not include Windows Aero desktop experience?
Windows Vista Home Basic
Which of the Microsoft Windows 7 releases listed below do not include Windows Aero desktop experience?
Windows 7 Starter

Windows 7 Home Basic

A long, vertical bar displayed on the desktop side that can be customized by adding various simple-task applications called gadgets.
Windows Sidebar in Windows Vista
Provides similar functionality to Windows Sidebar known from Vista, however it does not feature the vertical bar displayed on the desktop side.
Windows Desktop Gadgets in Windows 7
These are not available in Windows 8 and newer releases of MS Windows due to the risk of potential vulnerabilities that can be exploited through the use of gadget apps.
Windows Sidebar (Vista) and Windows Desktop Gadgets (Windows 7)
Windows Vista and later releases of the Microsoft OS offer a security feature which limits privileges of software applications and access to administrative tasks. When a program makes a change that requires administrator-level permission or a user attempts to modify system settings that require administrative access, it triggers an on-screen prompt requiring an administrator password to proceed. This functionality is called:
User Account Control (UAC)
What is the name of a Microsoft Windows feature that allows for encrypting entire drives?
BitLocker
Which of the Windows Vista releases listed below include the BitLocker functionality?
Windows Vista Enterprise

Windows Vista Ultimate

Which of the following Windows 7 releases include the BitLocker functionality?
Windows 7 Enterprise

Windows 7 Ultimate

Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 versions equipped with the BitLocker functionality include:
Pro

Enterprise

Previous versions are copies of files and folders that Windows automatically saves as part of a restore point. Previous versions are sometimes referred to as:
Shadow copies
With the release of Windows ME, Microsoft added a new built-in utility to their desktop operating systems which allows to roll back system files and settings to an earlier point in time without affecting personal files. It provides a yet another way to undo system changes to the computer when an installation of a new program or device driver causes a problem and uninstalling doesn’t fix the problem. The utility’s interface contains a list allowing the user to bring back the system to the state it was in before the selected event. Items on that list are called:
Restore points
Which Microsoft Windows technology offers the capability to take advantage of unused space on a USB flash drive or flash memory card to help improve PC performance?
ReadyBoost
If an application written for an earlier version of Windows doesn’t run correctly the operating system can emulate its own older version to allow a given program to work with newer hardware or software. The compatibility mode settings in Windows can be changed by:
Right-clicking the program icon, clicking Properties, and then applying the required settings on the Compatibility tab
Which of the answers listed below describe(s) the features of Windows XP Mode?
Available for Microsoft Windows 7

Fully-licensed version of Windows XP

Requires Windows Virtual PC

Fully-functional version of Windows XP

Guest OS run in a virtual environment

Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8/8.1 facilitate moving user accounts and settings, application configuration data, and personal files from one computer to another with the use of:
Windows Easy Transfer
Which of the answers listed below refers to a Windows folder containing various system tools for administrators and advanced users?
Administrative Tools
What is the function of Windows Defender software?
Protection against viruses, spyware and other potentially unwanted software
Which of the following answers lists a Windows built-in software component that monitors network traffic and depending on the configuration settings applied to each data packet either blocks it or allows it to pass through?
Windows Firewall
A Windows Vista operating system security and maintenance monitoring component is called:
Windows Security Center
What is the name of a system component designed for monitoring security and maintenance-related items in Windows 7/8/8.1?
Action Center
When a program installed in Windows stops responding or encounters an error, logs describing the error can be examined with the use of:
Event Viewer
A Windows 8/8.1 replacement for Windows Aero desktop experience known from the two previous releases of the OS (Windows Vista and Windows 7).
Modern UI (aka Metro UI)
What is the name of a cloud-based data storage service provided by Microsoft?
OneDrive
An online Microsoft software distribution platform for games and apps is known as:
Windows Store
Which of the MS Windows versions listed below offers a built-in multi-monitor taskbar support feature?
Windows 8/8.1
Which of the following answers lists the name of a quick-access pop-up taskbar in Windows 8/8.1 activated by placing the mouse cursor at the right edge of the screen?
Charms
A type of extended command-line shell and a scripting language designed to simplify administrative tasks in Microsoft Windows is known as:
Windows PowerShell.
An operating system installation that preserves system settings, personal files, and applications from the older OS version is referred to as:
In-place upgrade
Which of the in-place upgrade paths listed below are NOT available for users who wish to migrate their OS from an older version to a newer release of MS Windows?
Windows XP to Windows 8

x86 to x64

Windows Vista to Windows 8

Windows XP to Windows 7

While upgrading from an earlier edition of Windows to Windows 7 it is important to make sure that programs and devices will work with the new OS version. To find potential compatibility problems with computer’s hardware, devices, or programs that might affect the installation of Windows 7, Microsoft offers a free utility designed to check for any issues and to provide recommendations on what to do before performing an upgrade to improve the PC’s compatibility with Windows 7. What is the name of that utility?
Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
This is a free Microsoft tool released mainly for Windows 7/8 owners who wish to perform an in-place upgrade from their OS versions to Windows 8 or 8.1. The tool also allows to check for hardware compatibility of systems running Windows XP and Vista with Windows 8. This functionality is directed at those users who wish to upgrade older versions of their Windows OSs to Windows 8 through the clean installation option, which is the only upgrade path available in such case.
Windows Upgrade Assistant
After completing the initial diagnostics and assigning system resources, the startup BIOS program checks for information about secondary storage devices that might contain the OS. The list of devices and the order in which they should be checked can be found and arranged in the CMOS setup utility, and this option is commonly referred to as:
Boot sequence
A UEFI functionality designed to prevent the loading of malware, untrusted operating systems and software during a system’s startup process is known as:
Secure boot
Which of the following answers refer(s) to the common storage media types that can be used locally to boot/install an OS?
Recovery partition on internal HDD

USB drive

CD-ROM disc

DVD disc

These are two examples of technologies that enable booting a computer system with the use of a network interface.
Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) and Apple NetBoot
The ability to replace computer system components without causing interruption to the system is known as:
Hot swapping
Which of the terms listed below refers to an automated installation process that relies on an answer file and does not require user interaction or presence?
Unattended installation
A type of Windows installation that erases the contents of the target partition is called:
Clean installation
If a computer’s hard disk has an adequate free disk space, it is possible to install more than one operating system and then choose which OS to use during each startup. This type of configuration setup is known as:
Multiboot
Which of the following terms refers to a backup technique that allows for creating an exact copy of an entire drive and replicating the drive to a new computer or to another drive on the same computer in case of a hard drive failure?
Drive imaging
Which of the installation types listed below provides a simpler and less costly alternative to manual OS installation in an environment consisting of multiple hosts requiring the same configuration settings?
Image deployment
This is a general term for removable media commonly shipped with most new computers allowing a user to reformat the hard drive and restore the operating system to the original factory condition as configured by an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). Most OEM recovery systems for Microsoft Windows involve booting from a separate CD-ROM or DVD, however in recent years bundled recovery CD-ROMs and DVDs have become less common as in case of newer systems more frequently the recovery data becomes available on a separate partition of a new computer’s hard drive.
A recovery disc
Which of the new built-in software options added in Windows 8 allows for reinstallation of the OS without affecting the existing user profiles and settings?
Refresh
A new maintenance feature added in Windows 8 that enables clean installation of the OS without the need for installation media is called:
Reset
The practice of dividing a hard disk drive (HDD) storage space into separate logical drives is known as:
Partitioning
What are the advantages of organizing hard drive space into multiple partitions?
Separated disk space used for virtual memory

Separation of user files from the operating system and application files

Multiboot environment

Which of the following answers lists the most commonly used storage type found on computers running Microsoft Windows OSs?
Basic disk
By creating volumes that span multiple disks (spanned and striped volumes), These in Windows provide the capability for software implementations of RAID.
dynamic disks
Methods used by Microsoft Windows operating systems for organizing disk partitions include:
MBR – Master Boot Record (MBR) is the information in the first sector of any hard disk or diskette that identifies how and where an operating system is located so that it can be boot (loaded) into the computer’s main storage or random access memory.

GPT – GUID Partition Table (GPT) is a standard for the layout of the partition table on a physical storage device used in a desktop or server PC, such as a hard disk drive or solid-state drive, using globally unique identifiers (GUID).

Which of the answers listed below describe the available options of the Master Boot Record (MBR) partitioning scheme?
Overall number of partitions limited to four

Up to three primary partitions and one extended partition

Up to four primary partitions

Which of the following answers refer to a labeling used in reference to a partition type that stores information about the Windows OS and other partitions on the disk drive?
Active

Bootable

A basic disk using the GPT partition style can have up to:
128 primary partitions
A Microsoft-proprietary file system optimized for flash drives is known as:
exFAT
The 4 GB maximum file size limit and 8 TB maximum partition size limit are the characteristic features of:
FAT32
In order to create a system image of a Windows drive, the drive must be formatted to use:
NTFS file system
Which of the following are advantages of the New Technology File System (NTFS) over FAT32 file system?
Disk quotas

Compression

Object permissions

Encryption

Which of the answers listed below refers to a file system designed for optical media?
CDFS – a file extension for a virtual file system used with Linux. CDFS stands for CD File System. CDFS contains all tracks and boot images extracted from a CD.
Which of the following terms refer to methods of storing and accessing data over computer network?
DFS – Distributed file System (DFS) is a set of client and server services that allow an organization using Microsoft Windows servers to organize many distributed SMB file shares into a distributed file system.

NFS – Network File System is a distributed file system protocol originally developed by Sun Microsystems in 1984, allowing a user on a client computer to access files over a computer network much like local storage is accessed.

ext3 and ext4 are examples of default file systems used by:
Linux distributions
When you choose to run this type of format on a volume (or partition), this format removes files from the partition, but does not scan the disk for bad sectors. Only use this option if your hard disk has been previously formatted and you are sure that your hard disk is not damaged.
Quick Format
A computer program/code that provides software interface to hardware devices enabling operating systems and other computer programs to interact with the device is commonly referred to as a:
device driver.
Which of the following sources allow(s) for obtaining, installing, and updating device drivers used by Microsoft Windows OSs?
Windows Update

Device manufacturer

Which of the following statements describing different methods for organizing Windows-based computers in networks are true?
Windows-based computers on a network must be part of a workgroup or a domain

Windows-based computers on workplace networks are usually part of a domain

Windows-based computers on home networks are usually part of a workgroup

Which of the statements listed below apply to Windows workgroups?
Workgroups typically consist of no more than twenty computers

Logging on to any computer in the workgroup requires an account on that computer

Each computer in the workgroup has its own security policy

Which of the following statements apply to Windows domains?
Logging on to any computer on the Windows domain requires a single set of credentials

Security policies and permissions on the Windows domain are administered centrally

Windows domains are based on the Client-Server networking architecture

Which of the MS Windows command-line utilities allows to terminate tasks by process id or image name?
TASKKILL
Provided that the process ID of NOTEPAD.EXE obtained with the TASKLIST command is 1230, which of the following answers lists the correct syntax for a Windows Command Prompt TASKKILL command that would allow to close this application?
TASKKILL /PID 1230
Which of the answers listed below refers to the correct syntax for a Windows Command Prompt TASKKILL command that would allow to close NOTEPAD.EXE by providing its imagename?
TASKKILL /IM NOTEPAD.EXE
Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) offers a set of tools and utilities to troubleshoot Windows startup issues. Which of the command-line commands launches a tool for manual troubleshooting of problems related to master boot record (MBR), boot sector, and Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store in Windows RE Command Prompt?
BOOTREC.EXE
Which of the Windows Command Prompt commands writes a new master boot record to a disk?
BOOTREC /FIXMBR
Which of the following commands in Windows Command Prompt writes a new boot sector to the system partition?
BOOTREC /FIXBOOT
The following command can be used to shut down or restart local or remote hosts running MS Windows.
SHUTDOWN
What would be the correct syntax for setting the time-out period of 60 seconds before powering off a Windows host?
SHUTDOWN /t 60
Which SHUTDOWN command switch in Windows Command Prompt forces full system shutdown and restart of the Windows host?
/r
Which of the following command-line commands in Windows displays a list of currently running processes on a local or remote host?
TASKLIST
The MS Windows command-line commands used for creating a directory or subdirectory include:
MD

MKDIR

The following command(s) can be used in Windows Command Prompt to delete a directory.
RD

RMDIR

Which parameter of the RD command in Windows allows for the deletion of an entire directory tree? (the specified directory and all its subdirectories, including all files)
/S
Which of the following commands in Windows change(s) the current directory to the root directory?
CD

CHDIR

Which parameter of the CD command in Windows moves the command-line prompt one folder up in the directory tree (sets the prompt at the parent folder of the current folder)?
Which of the Windows Command Prompt commands listed below can be used to delete one or more files?
DEL

ERASE

For a newly added hard drive, this command allows to configure it with a file system so that Windows can store information on the disk.
FORMAT
The following command-line command can be used to copy one or more files from one location to another.
COPY
Which of the COPY command switches verifies that the new files are written correctly?
/V
Which of the COPY command switches suppresses the confirmation prompt displayed when Windows is about to overwrite the contents of an existing file?
/Y
Which of the Microsoft Windows command-line commands allow(s) for copying multiple files or entire directory trees from one directory to another and for copying files across a network?
XCOPY

ROBOCOPY

Which of the following commands in MS Windows launches a text-based command-line partitioning utility?
DISKPART
The SFC, system file checker, utility in Windows:
Scans for and restores corrupted system files
The /R switch of the CHKDSK utility:
Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information

Fixes errors on the disk

The /F switch of the CHKDSK utility:
Fixes errors on the disk
Which of the command-line commands listed below allows for updating multiple Group Policy settings in MS Windows?
GPUPDATE
A command-line command in MS Windows that displays Group Policy information for a machine or user is known as:
GPRESULT
Which of the following Windows Command Prompt commands can be used to list all directory’s files and subdirectories contained in the current directory?
DIR

DIR *.*

Which of the commands listed below allow(s) for exiting the command interpreter in Windows?
TASKKILL /IM CMD.EXE

EXIT

Which of the following commands in Windows can be used to display help information related to a specific command-line utility?
help [command name]

[command name] /?

Used without any parameters, this command in MS Windows displays a list of available system commands along with a brief description of each command.
HELP
Which of the answers listed below refers to a Windows Command Prompt command used for uncompressing cabinet files?
EXPAND
This option in MS Windows available after right-clicking on the Command Prompt application icon allows for execution of shell commands reserved for a system administrator.
“Run as administrator”
Many of the utilities available in the Administrative Tools menu in Windows Control Panel are implemented as the so-called Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins. The most prominent MMC component in this menu (which contains a collection of other MMC snap-ins such as Device Manager, Disk Management, and Event Viewer) is called:
Computer Management
If a device in Windows fails after driver update, the driver can be restored to the previously installed version in:
Device Manager
Which of the command-line commands in Microsoft Windows launches the Device Manager tool?
DEVMGMT.MSC
Which of the tools listed below allows for managing multiple user accounts in home editions of MS Windows?
User Accounts
An MS Windows account that enables users to have temporary access to a computer without the capability to install software or hardware, change settings, or create a user password is called:
Guest account
Due to the fact that this account in Windows allows a user to log on to a network, browse the Internet, and shut down the computer, it is recommended to keep it disabled when it isn’t needed.
Guest
Which of the following tools in MS Windows is used to examine (both in real time and by collecting log data for later analysis) how programs that are run affect a computer’s performance?
Performance Monitor
An MS Windows Administrative Tools folder applet for managing background applications is called:
Services
Which of the Microsoft Windows tools listed below can be used by system administrators to find and isolate problems that might prevent the OS from starting correctly?
System Configuration
Windows Task Scheduler is a component of Microsoft Windows that provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals. Which of the following locations contains the application icon shortcut which can be used to launch the Task Scheduler MMC snap-in?
Administrative Tools menu in Windows Control Panel
Which of the following answers refers to one of the Microsoft Windows Administrative Tools utilities designed for use by application developers?
Component Services
The function of this in Windows is to facilitate communication between applications and varying types of databases.
Data Sources configuration utility
Which of the tools listed below allow for administering print devices in Microsoft Windows?
Printers applet in Control Panel in Windows OSs prior to Windows 7

Devices and Printers applet in Control Panel in Windows 7 and later Microsoft OSs

Print Management utility in the Administrative Tools folder (not available in home versions of MS Windows)

A shortcut icon to the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool can be found in:
Administrative Tools folder in Control Panel
This tool cannot be run inside Windows and requires computer restart (the utility is launched during reboot before loading the operating system).
Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
Which of the following answers refers to a Windows built-in software component that monitors network traffic and depending on the configuration settings applied to each data packet either blocks it or allows it to pass through?
Windows Firewall
Which tab of the MSCONFIG utility in Windows lists choices for startup configuration modes?
General
Which of the tabs of the System Configuration utility in Windows contains the Diagnostic startup option?
General
Which of the configuration features listed below can be managed through the MSCONFIG Boot tab?
Boot logging

Default OS to load in a multi boot environment

Amount of hardware resources to be used by the chosen OS in a multiboot environment (e.g. the maximum amount of RAM)

Safe boot options

The System Configuration tab containing a list of background applications that can be enabled/disabled during system startup is called:
Services
Prior to Windows 8, this contained a list of user applications that could be enabled/disabled during system boot. The contents of this tab are not available in the MSCONFIG utility shipped with later releases of MS Windows.
MSCONFIG Startup tab
In Windows 8 and later releases, contents of the MSCONFIG’s Startup tab can be viewed and managed via:
Task Manager
The System Configuration tab in MS Windows providing access to MMC snap-ins is called:
Tools
Which of the answers listed below describe(s) the function of Windows Task Manager?
Allows to close a non-responsive application in Windows

Displays information on programs, processes, and services that are currently running on the computer

Provides real-time reports on how a computer running Windows OS is using system resources (CPU/RAM/HDD/Network usage)

Allows system administrators for managing the currently logged-in users

Windows Task Manager can be launched by:
Ctrl+Shift+Esc key combination

Pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete and selecting the Task Manager option from the list menu

Right-clicking on the Windows Taskbar and selecting Task Manager

Which of the following answers list(s) Windows Task Manager tab(s) not available in Windows 7?
Startup

App history

In Windows 8 and later releases, the real-time information about resources used by user applications and system processes in Task Manager can be found grouped in one place under the:
Processes tab.
Which of the Windows Task Manager tabs in Windows 8 includes the information about the network resources usage listed under Networking tab in previous releases of the Microsoft OS?
Performance
The Task Manager utility in Windows 8 contains a new tab previously included as part of the System Configuration (MSCONFIG) utility which allows system administrators to control user applications that could be enabled/disabled during system boot. What is the name of this tab?
Startup
Which of the following answers lists the correct sequence of steps required to close a non-responsive user application in Task Manager in Windows 7?
On the Applications tab, click the program that isn’t responding, click End Task button
Which of the answers listed below describes the correct sequence of steps required to close a non-responsive user application or process in Task Manager in Windows 8?
On the Processes tab, click the program/process that isn’t responding, click End Task butto
A Windows Command Prompt command used for launching a GUI system utility for managing HDDs is called:
DISKMGMT.MSC
Which of the following provide(s) access to the Disk Management utility in Windows?
Computer Management

Windows Command Prompt

In Windows Disk Management utility, a normal disk status indicating that the disk is ready for read/write operations is labeled as:
Online
In Windows Disk Management utility on a local computer, a dynamic disk that has been moved from another computer and found by the OS is labeled as:
Foreign
Which of the following answers refers to a dynamic disk status indicating disk corruption or its temporal unavailability?
Offline
A temporary disk status set to “Initializing” indicates that a basic disk is in the process of being converted into a
dynamic disk
Which tools allow for managing disks, partitions, and volumes?
DISKPART.EXE

DISKMGMT.MSC

Disk Management

Which of the following answers list(s) the correct sequence of steps for reducing partition size in Windows Disk Management utility?
Left-click on a partition in order to select it, in Disk Management Action menu select All Tasks menu item, select “Shrink Volume…” option, in the launched pop-up window enter the amount of space to shrink in MB, click the “Shrink” button
What is the name of a Windows Disk Management interface option for increasing partition size with the use of an unallocated disk space?
Extend
Which of the DISKPART.EXE commands can be used for managing the size of a disk volume?
EXTEND

SHRINK

Windows 8 introduces a virtualization technology that enables organization of multiple physical disks into logical volumes in a fashion similar to RAID levels. What is the name of the Control Panel applet providing access to this functionality?
Storage Spaces
Which Windows tools allows for migrating user data and user information to a new computer?
Windows Easy Transfer

USMT – User State Migration Tool(what win easy transfer uses)

Files and Settings Transfer Wizard

Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8/8.1 facilitate moving user accounts and settings, application configuration data, and personal files from one computer to another with the use of:
Windows Easy Transfer
While upgrading from an earlier edition of Windows to Windows 7 it is important to make sure that programs and devices will work with the new OS version. To find potential compatibility problems with computer’s hardware, devices, or programs that might affect the installation of Windows 7, Microsoft offers a free utility designed to check for any issues and to provide recommendations on what to do before performing an upgrade to improve the PC’s compatibility with Windows 7. What is the name of that utility?
Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
What is a free Microsoft tool released mainly for Windows 7/8 owners who wish to perform an in-place upgrade from their OS versions to Windows 8 or 8.1. The tool also allows to check for hardware compatibility of systems running Windows XP and Vista with Windows 8. This functionality is directed at those users who wish to upgrade Windows XP/Vista to Windows 8 through the clean installation option, which is the only upgrade path available in such case.
Windows Upgrade Assistant
Which of the following system utilities in MS Windows provides access to a database containing system configuration information?
REGEDIT
Which other command-line command besides REGEDIT can be used to launch registry editor in Windows?
REGEDT32
Which of the answers listed below refers to a command interpreter utility in Windows?
CMD
Which of the following answers lists a Windows command that launches an applet for managing background applications?
SERVICES.MSC
A framework providing access to a collection of tools that can be used by administrators and advanced users to manage networks, computers, services, and other system components in Windows is known as:
MMC
Which of the following answers refers to the MS Windows client application for Remote Desktop Services?
MSTSC
A simple Windows text-editing utility that can be launched from any place in the Command Prompt without the need for specifying path to the application’s file location is called:
NOTEPAD
What is the name of a GUI-based file and folder manager application in Windows?
EXPLORER
A Microsoft Windows application utility that displays details about computer’s hardware configuration, computer components, software, and device drivers is known as:
MSINFO32
Which of the answers listed below refers to a diagnostic tool for detecting display, sound, and input related problems in MS Windows?
DXDIAG
An MS Windows system utility designed to improve file access speed by rearranging data stored on a disk or drive is called:
DEFRAG
A system utility available in Windows ME and newer releases of Microsoft operating systems that allows to roll back system files and settings to an earlier point in time is known as:
System Restore
Which of the following DEFRAG command parameters allows to locate and consolidate fragmented files on all volumes?
/C
If personal files, such as email, documents, or photos are lost or deleted, This windows system utility CANNOT be used to recover such files.
Windows System Restore
Which of the answers listed below refers to a Microsoft online service that allows for patching up system vulnerabilities, improving system performance, and fixing coding errors found in Windows software?
Windows Update
Which of the following locations in MS Windows provide(s) access to the Internet Properties (INETCPL.CPL) system utility? (Select all that apply)
Internet Options applet in Windows Control Panel

Internet Options menu item in Internet Explorer’s Tools menu

Network and Sharing Center applet in Windows Control Panel (MS Vista and later releases)

Which of the Windows Internet Properties system utility tabs provides access to proxy settings?
Connections
The Internet Properties applet tab containing an option for configuring VPN settings is called:
Connections
This tab of the Internet Properties utility in Windows allows for imposing restrictions on web content allowed in Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser.
Security tab
Which of the following tabs of the Windows Internet Properties applet provides an option for deleting temporary Internet files, cookies, web browsing history, Internet Explorer saved passwords, and saved data typed into web forms?
General
A Windows Internet Properties applet tab containing an option for managing pop-up windows displayed by websites is called:
Privacy
What is the name of the Windows Internet Properties applet tab providing access to advanced cookie management options?
Privacy
A Windows Internet Properties system utility tab containing an option for managing Internet Explorer web browser add-ons is called:
Programs
Which of the following tabs of the Windows Internet Properties applet provides an option for rolling back all of the Internet Explorer web browser configuration settings to the state they were in when Internet Explorer was first installed?
Advanced
Which of the locations listed below allow(s) for accessing computer display configuration settings in MS Windows?
Pop-up menu launched after right-clicking on the Windows Desktop screen area

Appearance and Personalization menu of the Windows Control Panel (Category view)

The Display applet icon in Windows Control Panel (Icons view)

Which of the following actions are available within the standard Windows account in User Accounts Control Panel applet?
Change profile picture

Change password

This menu in File Explorer (also known as Windows Explorer in Windows releases prior to Windows 8) provides access to configuration settings that allow for displaying hidden files, folders, and drives.
Folder Options
A hidden file (or files) on the hard disk that Windows uses to hold parts of programs and data files that cannot be stored in RAM due to the insufficient memory space is called:
Swap file

Paging file

Virtual memory

Which tab of the System Properties (SYSDM.CPL) Windows applet provides access to virtual memory configuration settings?
Advanced
The Remote tab of the System Properties applet in MS Windows contains configuration options for:
Remote Assistance connections

Remote Desktop

Which tab of the System Properties Windows applet provides access to the System Restore settings?
System Protection
Which of the power-saving states in MS Windows uses the least amount of power?
Hibernation
This term refers to a collection of hardware and system settings that manage how a Windows-based computer uses power. Available configuration options for managing power in MS Windows (accessible via the Power Options applet in Windows Control Panel) include three pre-set power plans (Balanced, Power saver, and High performance) along with the possibility of creating a custom power plan based on specific user preferences.
Power plan
A power management mode in Windows that draws small amount of power, saves the system state in RAM, and allows for quick resuming of full-power operation with the use of a power button or on command is known as:
Sleep
The Programs and Features Windows Control Panel applet can be used for:
Uninstalling applications

Repair installation of a malfunctioning program

Changing application configuration settings

Adding/removing Windows components

Managing installed updates

Which of the following statements describing features of Windows HomeGroup are true?
Communication between HomeGroup computers is encrypted with a pre-shared password

Home networking system for file and printer sharing

Computers running Microsoft operating systems earlier than Windows 7 cannot participate in HomeGroup

Which of the Control Panel items in Windows 7 and later releases replaces the Printers applet known from previous versions of MS Windows?
Devices and Printers
Which of the locations listed below allow(s) for making adjustments to the volume of sound in Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1?
Windows Taskbar notification area

Sound applet in Control Panel

This Control Panel applet introduced in Microsoft Windows 7 is a centralized place providing access to several software tools that can automatically fix common problems related to application compatibility, hardware, sound, networking, operating system, and security.
Troubleshooting
A Control Panel applet introduced in Windows Vista providing information about the network connection status is called:
Network and Sharing Center
Which of the locations listed below provide access to the Device Manager applet in MS Windows?
Control Panel

Computer Management

Which of the signs listed below indicates that a Windows network share is intended for administrative access?
$
In MS Windows, the “$” sign appended to the end of the name of a network share indicates that the shared folder or drive is:
Hidden
A system that uses public network (e.g. Internet) as a means for creating private encrypted connections between remote locations is known as:
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Which of the following Internet access types takes advantage of the traditional PSTN (Public switched telephone network) lines?
Dial-up
A unique identifier for a WLAN (a wireless network name) is commonly referred to as:
SSID
Setting up a wireless connection in Network and Sharing Center Control Panel applet in MS Windows requires:
Providing the wireless network name

Selecting encryption type

Typing in the network security key (Wi-Fi password)

Encryption mechanisms designed for securing wireless networks include
WPA

WPA2

WEP

Which of the wireless encryption schemes listed below offers the highest level of protection?
WPA2
A type of wireless network providing high-speed Internet access through mobile telecommunication cellular network technologies is known as:
WWAN – wireless wide area network
Which of the following Control Panel applets in MS Windows provides an option for setting up a broadband, dial-up, or VPN connection?
Network and Sharing Center
In computer networking, a computer system or an application that acts as an intermediary between another computer and the Internet is commonly referred to as:
Proxy
In Windows 7/8/8.1, the Remote Desktop Connection utility can be launched from the Start menu search box, from the Run menu dialog box, or from a command line. Which of the following commands is used to start Remote Desktop Connection from the Command Prompt?
MSTSC
Which of the statements listed below refer(s) to the Windows Remote Assistance utility?
Access based on one-time password

Temporal remote access

The host and invited user can both see the host’s screen

The host and invited user share control over host’s mouse and keyboard

Windows tool used for assisted remote troubleshooting

Which of the following answers describe the features of Windows Remote Desktop tool?
Permanent remote access

Access based on local password (local user account password)

Windows tool used for connecting remotely to the user’s own computer

The practice of allowing a program through a firewall is described as creating:
Exception
Introduced in Windows Vista, This MMC snap-in offers more detailed configuration options allowing system administrators to execute more granular control over inbound and outbound network traffic.
Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Which of the following Control Panel applets provides access to the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security tool?
Windows Firewall (Advanced settings)
Which of the locations listed below allow(s) for enabling/disabling Windows Firewall?
Windows Firewall

Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

A network protocol providing an alternative solution to the manual assignment of IP addresses is called:
DHCP
An IP address in the range 169.254.0.1 through 169.254.255.254 indicates a problem with what type of service?
DHCP
In order to be able to connect to a website on the Internet and display its contents, a URL entered in the web browser address bar needs to be translated into an IP address. Which of the servers listed below is used to handle this type of request?
DNS server
Which of the Windows Command Prompt utilities allows to display IP addresses, subnet mask, and default gateway for all adapters?
IPCONFIG
Which of the following answers list(s) data required for manual configuration of network adapter settings in MS Windows?
IP address

Subnet mask

Default gateway

DNS server address

Which of the answers listed below describes the correct sequence of steps for accessing the IPv4 connection manual configuration interface in MS Windows?
Control Panel (Icon view) -> Network and Sharing Center applet -> Change adapter settings -> Right-click on the device -> Select Properties from the pop-up menu -> Select Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4) from the connection components list -> Click the Properties button -> Fill in the required fields ( Missed)
Which of the answers listed below describes the correct sequence of steps for accessing disk maintenance utilities in Windows 8.1
Windows Explorer (Windows logo key + E) -> Select This PC from the left menu item list to view storage devices -> Right-click on the drive -> Select Properties from the pop-up menu -> Select a disk maintenance utility from the Tools tab
Hardware enhancements adding support for virtualization developed by AMD for its CPUs are known as:
AMD-V
A set of Intel CPU hardware enhancements improving support for virtualization is called:
VT-x
In virtualization technology, a software program that manages multiple operating systems (or multiple instances of the same operating system) on a single computer system is called:
Hypervisor
A type of limited-range computer network used for data transmission among various types of personal devices centered around a single workstation is known as:
PAN