ITE 8.0 | IT Essentials 8 Certification Checkpoint Exam #1 (Chapters 1 – 4) Answers Full 100% 2023

  1. A user is building a custom computer system and is trying to decide on components for the new system. The user does light to medium graphic design, programming, and gaming. Which two components would be appropriate for this type of machine? (Choose two.)

    • dedicated video card
    • integrated CPU
    • SSD
    • high speed mechanical drive
    • maximum CPU cores
      Answers Explanation & Hints:

      Both a gaming and graphic design computer should have an SSD and high-end video card. The computer should have a multicore CPU, but this computer does not require the maximum number of cores that a virtualization computer would need.

  2. A technician has installed a new second hard drive in a tower computer, but the drive does not show up in the BIOS. What are two things the technician should check first? (Choose two.)

    • The drive has been partitioned.
    • The drive works in another computer.
    • Data and power cables are attached.
    • The drive port is enabled in the BIOS.
    • The power supply outputs enough wattage.
      Answers Explanation & Hints:

      If the BIOS cannot detect a drive, either the port is disabled in the BIOS or the cables are not attached securely. A tower computer can typically have a second hard drive installed without any power issues. The drive cannot be partitioned or formatted until the BIOS recognizes it.

  3. A user reports that when games are being played, the computer displays random blotches on the screen. What are two possible causes? (Choose two.)

    • bad inverter
    • loose video cable
    • failing LCD backlight
    • GPU overheating
    • failing power supply
      Answers Explanation & Hints:

      Artifacts such as dots, lines, or patterns on a screen are typically caused by a failing video card, an underpowered or overheated GPU, a loose video cable, overclocked CPU, or outdated video driver.

  4. A technician is installing memory into a computer and notices that there are two black memory slots and two blue memory slots. Which memory technology does this motherboard use?

    • DDR4
    • dual channel
    • ECC
    • parity
      Answers Explanation & Hints:

      Motherboards that support dual channel frequently color the memory slots so the technician knows to populate the same color slots with a matching pair of memory modules.

  5. A user has the following requirements for a RAID drive:

    It must be magnetic. It must be fast. It must fit into a standard tower case.
    Which drive type would meet the user requirements?

    • 3.5 inch 15K drive
    • BD-RE
    • NVMe
    • SSD
      Answers Explanation & Hints:

      A 3.5 inch drive is commonly used in a tower computer. 15 K is commonly used to represent 15,000 rpm drives which are very fast magnetic drives. Blu-ray drives are not used in a RAID configuration. SSD and NVMe use flash memory and are not mechanical drives.

  6. A company is deploying both thin and thick client computers. Which configuration step will a technician need to do on the thin clients that will most likely not be done on the thick clients?

    • Install additional RAM.
    • Install local applications.
    • Connect the computer to the LAN.
    • Connect the computer to the application server.
      Answers Explanation & Hints:

      A thick client is a normal corporate workstation. A thin client is usually a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and a computer with few or no ports and no hard drive. A thin client runs applications and possibly even the operating system from a centralized device such as a server. A corporate technician commonly uses imaging software to install both, but a thin client requires the technician to make the connection to an application server.

  7. A technician is researching how to troubleshoot a computer that reboots randomly. The research suggests that the technician should check the computer for distended capacitors. Where should the technician look for these?

    • under the CPU
    • on the motherboard
    • on the memory module
    • within the power supply
      Answers Explanation & Hints:

      Distended capacitors are motherboard components that look like they are bulging. They can leak and cause motherboard issues.

  8. Where would a technician use an RG-6 cable?

    • when attaching a PC to a LAN
    • when replacing cable TV cabling
    • when connecting a display to a PC
    • when attaching an external hard drive
      Answers Explanation & Hints:

      RG-6 is a type of coaxial cable used in cable TV installations.

  9. A technician is asked to configure a laptop for LoJack. What will the technician have to do to accomplish this task?

    • Enable it in BIOS.
    • Install antimalware software.
    • Perform special steps on the hard drive using the Disk Management tool.
    • Attach a physical cable through a special hardware loop that is part of the computer case.
      Answers Explanation & Hints:

      LoJack is a security option that can be enabled and used to track a stolen device such as a laptop.

  10. A technician needs to purchase a storage drive that both connects directly to the PCIe bus and provides reliability. Which type of storage device would best meet these requirements?

    • 2.5″ HDD
    • 2.5″ SSD
    • tape drive
    • NVMe M.2
      Answers Explanation & Hints:

      An NVMe M.2 device is a type of SSD that attaches to the PCIe bus without requiring SATA connectors or special drivers.

  11. Match the memory type to the feature. (Not all options are used.)

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  12. Which statement describes a feature of SDRAM?

    • It requires constant power to function.
    • Its connector always has 240 pins.
    • It can process overlapping instructions in parallel.
    • It is able to support two writes and two reads per CPU clock cycle.
      Answers Explanation & Hints:

      SDRAM ( Synchronous Dynamic RAM) works in synchronization with the memory bus and has higher transfer rates because it can process overlapping instructions in parallel.

  13. A user is building a new computer system. Why would the user select a straight-through cable?

    • to connect a device to a wired network
    • to install an EEPROM
    • to diminish any electrostatic charge
    • to attach an external HD
  14. A user is building a new computer system. Why would the user select a 24-pin connector?

    • to attach power to the motherboard
    • to replace a heatsink
    • to diminish any electrostatic charge
    • to attach an external HD
  15. A user is building a new computer system. Why would the user select two hard drives?

    • to configure a RAID
    • to share input devices between two monitors
    • to attach a laser printer
    • to attach a VR headset
  16. A user is building a new computer system. Why would the user select three hard drives?

    • to configure a RAID
    • to share input devices between two monitors
    • to attach a laser printer
    • to attach a VR headset
  17. A user is building a new computer system. Why would the user select a DVI to VGA adaptor?

    • to attach to an analog monitor
    • to connect a Bluetooth device
    • to attach a laser printer
    • to attach a VR headset
  18. A user is building a new computer system. Why would the user select an RG-6 cable?

    • to replace cable TV cabling
    • to install a GRU
    • to attach a laser printer
    • to attach a VR headset
  19. A user is building a new computer system. Why would the user select a PCIe x16 expansion slot?

    • to install a video card
    • to install a GRU
    • to attach a laser printer
    • to attach a VR headset
  20. A user is building a new computer system. Why would the user select a DDR3?

    • to install a memory module
    • to diminish any electrostatic charge
    • to attach a laser printer
    • to attach a VR headset
  21. A user is building a new computer system. Why would the user select a DDR4?

    • to install a memory module
    • to attach an external HD
    • to attach a laser printer
    • to configure a gaming console
  22. A user is building a new computer system. Why would the user select external screws?

    • to install a power supply into a PC tower case
    • to attach an external HD
    • to configure a gaming console
    • to diminish any electrostatic charge
  23. What characteristic best describes a flatbed scanner?

    • an input device that digitizes an image by placing the document on a flat glass surface and
    • scanning from underneath
    • the first type of input device used to navigate the graphical user interface
    • an input device for playing games and flight simulation applications
    • a device that allows the use of one set of keyboard, mouse, and monitor to control multiple computers
  24. What characteristic best describes a biometric scanner?

    • an input device often used to provide secure access to locations or devices by using voice, facial, or fingerprint recognition
    • the first type of input device used to navigate the graphical user interface
    • an input device that digitizes an image by placing the document on a flat glass surface and scanning from underneath
    • an input device for playing games and flight simulation applications
  25. What characteristic best describes a flatbed scanner?

    • an input device that digitizes an image by placing the document on a flat glass surface and scanning from underneath
    • the first type of input device used to navigate the graphical user interface
    • a head-mounted device that superimposes images and audio over a real world image and can provide users immediate access to information about their real surroundings
    • an output device used to present information from a laptop onto a screen
  26. What characteristic best describes a VR headset?

    • a head-mounted device that provides head-motion and eye-tracking sensors and displays three-dimensional images
    • a head-mounted device that superimposes images and audio over a real world image and can provide users immediate access to information about their real surroundings
    • an output device used to present information from a laptop onto a screen
    • an output device that uses LED, LCD, or OLED technology
  27. What characteristic best describes a joystick?

    • an input device for playing games and flight simulation applications
    • a head-mounted device that superimposes images and audio over a real world image and can provide users immediate access to information about their real surroundings
    • an output device used to present information from a laptop onto a screen
    • an output device that uses LED, LCD, or OLED technology
  28. What characteristic best describes a KVM switch?

    • a device that allows the use of one set of keyboard, mouse, and monitor to control multiple computers
    • a head-mounted device that superimposes images and audio over a real world image and can provide users immediate access to information about their real surroundings
    • an output device used to present information from a laptop onto a screen
    • an output device that uses LED, LCD, or OLED technology
  29. What characteristic best describes a monitor?

    • an output device that uses LED, LCD, or OLED technology
    • a head-mounted device that superimposes images and audio over a real world image and can provide users immediate access to information about their real surroundings
    • an output device used to present information from a laptop onto a screen
    • a head-mounted device that provides head-motion and eye-tracking sensors and displays three-dimensional images
  30. What characteristic best describes a projector?

    • an output device used to present information from a laptop onto a screen
    • a head-mounted device that superimposes images and audio over a real world image and can provide users immediate access to information about their real surroundings
    • an output device that uses LED, LCD, or OLED technology
    • a head-mounted device that provides head-motion and eye-tracking sensors and displays three-dimensional images
  31. What characteristic best describes a touch screen?

    • an input device that recognizes touch and pressure as instructions
    • a head-mounted device that superimposes images and audio over a real world image and can provide users immediate access to information about their real surroundings
    • an output device used to present information from a laptop onto a screen
    • an output device that uses LED, LCD, or OLED technology
  32. What characteristic best describes an AR headset?

    • a head-mounted device that superimposes images and audio over a real world image and can provide users immediate access to information about their real surroundings
    • an output device used to present information from a laptop onto a screen
    • an output device that uses LED, LCD, or OLED technology
    • a head-mounted device that provides head-motion and eye-tracking sensors and displays three-dimensional images
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