Keeping the PC Running

Keeping the PC Running

Prep Test

  1. Where should backup media, especially tape cartridges, be stored?

    1. Warm, humid location

    2. Warm, dry location

    3. Cool, humid location

    4. Cool, dry location

  2. Which of the following provides information on the hazards of a chemical solution and the safe handling and storage of the solution?

    1. MSSC

    2. MSDS

    3. MSCE

    4. DHCP

  3. Which of the following would you remove to open a hole on the keyboard through which you could blow out dirt and debris?

    1. Tab, Caps Lock, Shift, and Ctrl keys from the left end of the keyboard

    2. Spacebar

    3. Arrow keys

    4. Minus, Plus, and Enter keys from the right end of the keyboard

  4. When should you clean the monitor glass?

    1. When the monitor is on

    2. When the monitor is off

    3. Anytime, using a wet cloth

    4. Never

  5. Which of the following are the major steps for preventive maintenance on a hard drive?

    1. Defrag, ScanDisk, Backup

    2. Fdisk, Format, ScanDisk

    3. Backup, ScanDisk, Defrag

    4. Disassembly, blow dust out, reassembly

  6. E-mail-transferred viruses are transmitted in what form?

    1. Text messages

    2. Binary data hidden in text messages

    3. An e-mail attachment that contains executable code

    4. All e-mail viruses are hoaxes

  7. You should never wear ESD grounding attachments when working on which of the following FRMs?

    1. Memory module

    2. Monitor or CRT

    3. Motherboard

    4. Expansion card

  8. Which of the following backup types capture files that have been changed since the last backup? (Choose two.)

    1. Incremental

    2. Partial

    3. Differential

    4. Copy

  9. What is the unique data image that’s used by antivirus programs to detect and remove a virus?

    1. Profile

    2. Fingerprint

    3. Mug shot

    4. Signature

  10. Which type of cleaner is used to clean the contacts of a memory module or expansion card?

    1. Nonsudsing cleaner

    2. Clean, lint-free cloth

    3. Contact cleaner

    4. Ammonia


  1. D. In fact, just about all recordable media should be stored in a cool and dry location, although some are less affected by the environment than others. See “Storing data on tape.”

  2. B. Material Safety Data Sheets contain information on all aspects of using, handling, and storing chemical products. Take a look at “Using the right cleaning supplies.”

  3. D. These three keys open up a slot on the end of the keyboard through which the dirt chunks can fall out. Check out “The keyboard.”

  4. B. The monitor glass carries quite a charge of static electricity, and cleaning it when it is on, especially with a wet solution or cloth, can light up your life. Look at “The monitor.”

  5. C. Before you do anything to a hard drive, back it up. Then you can scan it for surface defects and optimize it by defragging it. Review “The hard drive.”

  6. C. Many viruses, like the infamous MELISSA.VBX virus, are transmitted as attachments to e-mail messages. See “Viruses and how they spread.”

  7. B. A rather nasty danger lurks inside the monitor in the form of a very large capacitor that is just looking for a way to discharge its thousands of volts of stored electricity to the first grounded entity that it can find. Don’t let it be you! Check out “The monitor.”

  8. A & C. Both an incremental backup and a differential backup copy files that have been updated (meaning written to and saved) since the last backup was created. Take a look at “Creating a data backup.”

  9. D. Each virus program has a digital signature that uniquely identifies it. See “Playing hide-and-seek with viruses.”

  10. C. The contacts of memory modules and expansion cards should be cleaned periodically with contact cleaner to remove any oxidation that may have accumulated. Review “Using the right cleaning supplies.”

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