220-702 Study Guide

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C H A P T E R S E V E N

Hardware

The first domain for the 220-702 exam is hardware, which is a continuation of the hardware domain in the 220-701 exam. Different from the hardware domain in the 220-701 exam, the 220-702 exam focuses on installing, configuring, and troubleshooting the hardware components of the PC. Out of the four domains for the 220-702 exam, the hardware domain is the largest and takes up 38%.

The given objectives for this domain of the 220-702 exam are as follows:

. 1.1—Given a scenario, install, configure, and maintain personal computer components

. 1.2—Given a scenario, detect problems, troubleshoot, and repair/replace personal computer components

. 1.3—Given a scenario, install, configure, detect problems, troubleshoot, and repair/replace laptop components

. 1.4—Given a scenario, select and use the following tools

. 1.5—Given a scenario, detect and resolve common printer issues

1.1 Given a scenario, install, configure, and maintain personal computer components

. Storage devices

. HDD

. SATA

. PATA

. Solid state

. FDD

. Optical drives

. CD/DVD/RW/Blu-ray

. Removable

. External

. Motherboards

. Jumper settings

. CMOS battery

. Advanced BIOS settings

. Bus speeds

. Chipsets

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. Firmware updates

. Socket types

. Expansion slots

. Memory slots

. Front panel connectors

. I/O ports

. Sound, video, USB 1.1, USB 2.0, serial, IEEE 1394/Firewire, parallel, NIC, modem, PS/2

. Power supplies

. Wattages and capacity

. Connector types and quantity

. Output voltage

. Processors

. Socket types

. Speed

. Number of cores

. Power consumption

. Cache

. Front-side bus

. 32-bit vs. 64-bit

. Memory

. Adapter cards

. Graphics cards

. Sound cards

. Storage controllers

. RAID cards (RAID array—levels 0, 1, 5)

. eSATA cards

. I/O cards

. Firewire

. USB

. Parallel

. Serial

. Wired and wireless network cards

. Capture cards (TV, video)

. Media reader

. Cooling systems

. Heat sinks

. Thermal compound

. CPU fans

. Case fans

1. Which of the following determines the master or slave in a system that supports two IDE devices?

A. A twist in the cable

B. Which device was installed first

C. The jumper settings

D. The BIOS

E. Which drive is connected at the end and which drive is connected in the middle


2.
You just installed a second new IDE hard drive in a computer system.

However, the system does not recognize the new hard drive.

What should be the first thing you check?

A. The BIOS

B. The cabling

C. The jumper settings

D. The drive

3. You have been asked to install a SATA hard drive in a computer that already has a PATA HDD and CD-ROM drive installed. Which cable should you connect the new drive to?

A. The secondary signal cable

B. The primary signal cable

C. The 15-pin SATA signal cable

D. The 7-pin SATA signal cable

4. While installing an IDE device, you find that the cable to connect the IDE device is not keyed. Which of the following should you do? (Select all that apply.)

A. Locate the red stripe on the cable, and connect to the device with the red stripe lining up to pin #1.

B. Attach the cable any way that fits.

C. If there is no red stripe, locate the blue stripe on the cable and connect to the device with the blue stripe lining up to pin #1.

D. Purchase a new cable.

5. When installing an IDE CD-ROM drive on a computer with a single IDE hard drive on the primary chain already configured as master, which of the following would be the best configuration for the CDROM drive?

A. Master on the secondary IDE controller

B. Slave on the primary IDE controller

C. Master on the primary IDE controller

D. Slave on the secondary IDE controller

6. What is the maximum number of IDE devices that can be installed in an ATX computer?

A. 1

B. 2

C. 3

D. 4

7. Which of the following are legitimate PATA drive configuration options? (Select all that apply.)

A. Master

B. Cable select

C. ID source

D. Slave

8. Which option must be enabled in the CMOS setup to support large hard drive sizes and allow the IDE controller to convert the sector/ head/cylinder addresses into a physical block address that improves data throughput?

A. Type 1

B. Fast-throughput

C. LBA

D. ECHS

9. When installing a SATA hard drive, how many connectors or cables do you have to install?

A. 1

B. 2

C. 3

D. 4

10. How many serial ATA drives can you connect to a single data cable?

A. 1

B. 2

C. 3

D. 4

11. Which of the following is the SCSI ID number generally recommended  or the CD-ROM?

A. ID 0

B. ID 5

C. ID 2

D. ID 3

12. How do you configure several SCSI drives connected to a single SCSI chain?

A. All the hard drives are terminated and have consecutive IDs of 0, 1, and 2.

B. The chain is terminated and all hard disks have the same ID.

C. Both ends of the chain are terminated and each hard drive has a unique ID.

D. The host adapter is terminated and has a unique ID.

13. Which type of hard drive is based on a daisy chain?

A. Parallel ATA

B. Serial ATA

C. SCSI

D. eSATA

14. Which of the following is a task that you have to perform when installing SCSI devices?

A. Set the jumpers for master/slave

B. Perform a low-level format on the SCSI drive

C. Assign each SCSI device a unique ID number

D. Set the drive type in the CMOS setup

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