Functions that used to be provided by expansion cards are more often found as onboard ports today.
Hard drives have three connections for cables: one for reading data, one for writing data, and one for power.
What type of port transmits both digital audio and digital video with a single connector?
S-Video DVI HDMI VGA
What audio port connects to an external home theater audio system, providing digital audio output?
S/PDIF FireWire Thunderbolt eSATA
Which statement is NOT true regarding motherboards?
also called a system board has a CPU socket has a heat sink on the PCIe slots has slots for DIMMs
has a heat sink on the PCIe slots
What component is most likely to be installed in a PC, is considered primary storage, and typically stores the operating system, as well as its applications?
floppy drive tape drive hard disk drive optical drive
hard disk drive
What is the component that usually has a dual-voltage selector switch and has cables that connect to the motherboard and drives called?
HDD PSU DIMM PCIe
How many pins are in the power supply connector that is typically used on most motherboards today?
20-pin 8-pin 24-pin 15-pin
If you have a PCI Express Version 2 video card, how many pins will the power connector have if the card requires extra power?
4 2 5 8
What statement about an FRU is true?
-they are not necessary for the computer’s operation -all types can be easily disposed of in any trash can -it’s easily repaired by a support technician -a support technician should know how to replace one
a support technician should know how to replace one
What acronym is another name for static electricity, which can damage chips and destroy motherboards?
LCD ESD EMI CRT
What tool can help discover and report computer errors and conflicts that occur when you first turn on a computer and before the operating system is launched?
POST card ROM module BIOS memory CMOS firmware
What general-purpose tool can measure characteristics of electricity in a variety of devices?
loopback plug POST card multimeter cable tester
Programs and data that are stored on a motherboard are referred to by what term?
firmware package blob instruction set
What is the name for the type of flash memory that is used by mobile devices to store their apps and data?
SC card solid state device MicroFlash card hard drive
solid state device
Law enforcement agencies sometimes use what type of data to reconstruct a person’s travels?
accelerometer tethering geotracking geospotting
What is the most common pointing device on laptops?
a touch pad a mouse a touch screen a trackball
a touch pad
In a cellular network, each cell is controlled by a tower. What are these towers called?
cell controllers cell hubs base controllers base stations
A micro-ATX motherboard will fit into a case that follows what minimum standard?
ATX 1.0 ATX 1.5 ATX 2.0 ATX 2.1
How many pins are used in a parallel port, also known as an LPT port?
9 15 25 40
What type of port is sometimes used by routers for management and configuration purposes?
DB9 port LPT port PS/2 port eSATA port
What connector has 4 pins, is used for older IDE drives and some SATA drives, and can provide +5 V and +12 V power outputs?
SATA connector Berg connector Molex connector PCIe connector
The two services that Windows must provide for an ExpressCard are:
daemon service socket service card service hardware service
socket service card service
What two different types of firmware may be used on motherboards?
BIOS CEFI UEFI CMOS
What are the two most common form factors used today for computer cases, power supplies, and motherboards?
AT ATX ATC mATX
The PCIe connectors on an ATX Version 2.2 power supply come in what two different configurations, depending on the version of PCI express involved?
4-pin 6-pin 8-pin 10-pin
What are two different ways by which a laptop could utilize the cellular network connection of a mobile device?