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The main functionality of the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) is to perform the initial hardware checks after the computer is powered on and start up the operating system.

True

False

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Which of the following resources can be used by an Operating System (OS) to communicate with hardware? (Select 2 answers)

Device Manager

Secure Shell (SSH)

Device drivers

System BIOS

Command-Line Interface (CLI)

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In modern PCs, the procedure of replacing BIOS contents is sometimes referred to as:

Hard boot

Overlocking

Flashing the BIOS

Direct memory access (DMA)

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BIOS updates are performed in order to: (Select all that apply)

Repair damaged BIOS

Fix physical hardware faults found in replaceable components inside the computer's case

Provide support for new types of attached hardware

Fix known programming errors discovering in the curren BIOS version

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Which of the following terms refer to BIOS types that can be updated without removing the BIOS chip from a motherboard? (Select 2 answers)

EEPROM

ROM

Plug an Play (PnP)

EPROM

Flash Memory

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Which Microsoft Windows OS utility can be used to view basic information about computer's BIOS?

WINVER.EXE

MSINFO32.EXE

Control Panel

SERVICES.MSC

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Power failure during BIOS upgrade can be the cause of irreversible damage to the computer system.

True

False

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After a normal system shutdown, when the computer is turned off, contents of the memory used to store BIOS settings are:

Erased

Retained

Stored in a paged file

Saved on a hard drive

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Which of the acronyms listed below refers to a series of basic hardware diagnostic tests performed by the startup BIOS after the computer is powered on?

IDE

POTS

QoS

POST

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After replacing a modular hardware component inside computer case, the updated information about specific parameters of the new device can be stored in: (Select 2 answers)

System BIOS

Flash memory

Startup BIOS

Secondary storage

CMOS RAM

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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 record

Master Boot Record (MBR)

Partition table

Boot sequence

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In order to work, an integrated component such as Network Interface Card (NIC) on a newly assembled computer system may need to be first:

Enabled in WIndows COntrol Panel

Updated with the latest driver in Device Manager

Checked against the Hardware Compatibility List (HCL)

Enabeld in the advanced BIOS settings menu

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After launching Windows Virtual PC application technician receives error message stating that the Hardware-Assisted Virtualization (HAV) feature is not enabled on the computer. Which of the following steps might help in fixing this problem?

Increasing the amount of physical RAM on the system

Re-Installation of the WIndows Virtual PC application

Geting into the CMOS setup utility and enabling the virtualization technology setting

Safe mode troubleshooting

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The CMOS setup utility can be accessed by pressing:

Reset button on the front panel of a computer case

The key set by the motherboard manufacturer for accessing CMOS setup utility during boot

Del key during boot

F1 key while logged in Windows

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CMOS settings can be set to factory defaults by: (Select all that apply)

Using a jumper that c an be found on the motherboard

Changing settings in Windows Device Manager

Reseating the CMOS battery on the motherboard

Choosing the default configuration option in the CMOS setup utility

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Which of the following answers refers to a firmware interface designed as a replacement for BIOS?

UEFI

ACPI

CMOS

USMT

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What kind of user permission restrictions can be set in BIOS? (Select all that apply)

Group Policy settings

Windows User Account Control (UAC) settings

User password required to proceed when the computer is powered on

Password-restricted access to the BIOS setup utility (Supervisor password)

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Which of the following statements is true?

Aborted BIOS update can be resumed by the transaction recovery system

A common security measure is to store BIOS on a non-rewritable memory chip

The process of BIOS update can be aborted and resumed at a later time

Aborted BIOS update could render the computer unusable

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Which type of password provides the highest level of permissions in BIOS?

root

Supervisor

Administrator

Power User

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What is LoJack?

Loopback adapter

Security feature used for locating stolen desktops, laptops or tablets

Connector standard

RJ-11 plug

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Which of the following terms refers to a technology that allows for storing passwords, certificates, or encryption keys in a hardware chip?

Access Control List (ACL)

Encrypting File System (EFS)

User Account Control (UAC)

Trusted Platform Module (TPM)

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While trying to enable the entire drive encryption feature in Windows technician receives the following error message: "A compatible Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Security Device must be present on this computer, but a TPM was not found". Knowing that the system has a TPM chip installed, which of the following steps might help in solving this problem?

Re-installation of the OS

Enabling the TPM security feature in CMOS setup menu

Hard drive replacement

Enabling the TPM security feature in Windows Control Panel

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A computer supporting LoJack technology has two main components installed: an Application Agent residing in the operating system which sends tracking signals to the monitoring center allowing the law enforcement to locate and recover stolen device, and Persistence Module which restores the Application Agent and allows it to survive operating system re-installation or hard drive format. The highest level of security offered by LoJack can be achieved when Persistence Module resides in:

Operation system

Partition gap on the hard drive

Computer's BIOS

USB key

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Which of the answers listed below describe(s) the features of UEFI? (Select all that apply)

Support for partitions/hard drives of up to 2TB

Network access

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Which of the answers listed below describe(s) the features of UEFI? (Select all that apply)

Support for hard drives with a maximum of 4 partitions per drive

Secure boot

Support for partitions/hard drives of up to 2TB

Network access

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A UEFI functionality designed to prevent the loading of malware and unauthorized OSs during system start-up is known as:

LoJack

Bitlocker

Secure boot

Kerberos

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Chassis intrusion detection is an option that can be enabled/disabled in the BIOS setup utility (if a BIOS comes equipped with this feature). Coupled with a hardware sensor mounted inside the computer case, this functionality can be used to check if the case was opened and display a notification alert during next boot.

True

False

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A standardized specification of a motherboard (including its dimensions, supported power supply types, and layout of components) is known as the motherboard's:

Architecture

Blueprint

Form factor

Diagram

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Which of the following terms are used to describe a motherboard's size and purpose? (Select all that apply)

Micro-ATX

PCI-X

ITX

ATX

Mini-ITX

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What is the most common motherboard type used in desktop PCs?

ITX

LPX

ATX

NLX