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SK0-003 : CompTIA Server+ ( 2010 Edition ) Actual Answers

A technician would like to ensure that when users connect to a web server in a server farm, they connect to the server with the lowest CPU utilization. Which of the following technologies would accomplish this?
A. Load balancing
B. High availability
C. Virtual machine
D. Reverse proxy

Load balancing

Changing the boot order of devices can be configured from which of the following?
A. DIP switches
B. BIOS
C. Chipset
D. Control Panel

BIOS

Which of the following is an advantage of using non ECC memory over ECC memory?
A. ECC is faster than non-ECC
B. Non-ECC is faster than ECC
C. Non-ECC is more expensive than ECC
D. Non-ECC checks for memory errors

Non ECC is faster than ECC

Before installing a new device, a technician checks to make sure the device is on the HCL. Which of the following is the advantage of having an HCL device?
A. It is supported by other vendors
B. Increases performance
C. Decreases cost
D. Meets vendor standards

Meets vendor standards

When building a computer with a 32 bit processor, which of the following is the maximum amount of memory supported?
A. 1GB
B. 2GB
C. 4GB
D. 8GB

4GB

A technician has installed an additional NIC on a server. Which of the following can now be setup?
A. Teaming
B. VLANs
C. Port forwarding
D. Full duplex

Teaming

A technician is setting up a network and wants to automatically assign IP addresses. Which of the following will need to be configured to automatically assign IP addresses?
A. WINS
B. DNS
C. DHCP
D. NTP

DHCP

A technician is building a Windows 2008 server and has installed a motherboard, processor, and power supply. Which of the following optical drives should the technician install?
A. Flash Drive
B. DVD-RW
C. CD-ROM
D. SSD

DVD-RW

Typically, warranty information can be found on a vendor's website by looking up which of the following?
A. Original hardware configuration
B. Service manual
C. Service tag
D. Model number

Service tag

When purchasing a UPS for a server room, which of the following are important factors to consider? select two
A. Network card configuration
B. Remote access procedures
C. Estimated runtime
D. Maximum load
E. Power cord length

Estimated runtime and
Maximum load

A new server must be configured to provide fault tolerant connectivity to the DMZ and the backend database. Which of the following is the most cost effective way to accomplish this?
A. A total of six NICs: two pairs of teamed NICs for the DMZ and two NICs for the backend
database.
B. One NIC can be configured with VLANs for the DMZ and backend database.
C. A total of eight NICs to be teamed with the appropriate VLANs configured for the DMZ and
backend database.
D. A total of four NICs: two NICs for the DMZ and two NICs for the backend database.

A total of four NICs: two NICs for the DMZ and two NICs for the backend database.

Which of the following is true about a caching name server? Select two.
A. They must have a trusted SSL certificate
B. They can be authoritative
C. They cannot be load-balanced
D. They can be recursive
E. They require DHCP

They can be authoritative and
They can be recursive

A technician needs to deploy a new Internet facing web server and internal database server. The web server will use the database backend to retrieve shopping cart information. Which of the following configuration utilizes the least resources?
A. Both servers will be virtualized on the same host server. The web server will be configured with an Internet facing NIC connected to the host's hardware NIC and a backend NIC connected to a virtual switch. The database server NIC will be connected to the same virtual switch.
B. The database server will be created on the existing virtual farm and configured with one
physical NIC. The web server will be installed on new hardware and will utilize two physical NICs to separate backend traffic from frontend Internet communication.
C. The web server will be created on the existing virtual farm and configured with two physical NICs, one NIC for backend and one for backend communication. The database server will be installed on new hardware to ensure maximum performance.
D. Both servers will be virtualized on a pair of redundant host servers. Both the web server and the database server will share the same hardware resources. The web server will be configured with one NIC for both frontend and backend communication and the databases server will also have one NIC.

Both servers will be virtualized on the same host server. The web server will be configured with an Internet facing NIC connected to the host's hardware NIC and a backend NIC connected to a virtual switch. The database server NIC will be connected to the same virtual switch.

A technician has fixed a reported issue with a heavily used software program and users have verified that the program is working correctly. Which of the following should the technician do NEXT?
A. Document the process and update the baseline.
B. Test the theory of probable cause and verify with the software vendor.
C. Establish a plan of action to be included in the business impact analysis.
D. Implement the software manufacturer workaround.

Document the process and update the baseline.

After installing a new hard drive into a server for the purpose of mirroring the data from the first drive to the second one, the server displays an "operating system not found" error. Which of the following should the technician do to boot the server from the original drive?
A. Replace the second drive with a hot swappable one.
B. Swap the drive boot order in the BIOS.
C. Make the second disk active under the disk management tool.
D. Rebuild the array using the hardware RAID tool at boot.

Swap the drive boot order in the BIOS.

Which of the following must be done when imaging a Windows Server that will be used as a template?
A. Remove software
B. Run Windows Updates
C. Update drivers
D. Sysprep

Sysprep

A technician works for a company affected by a virus. The virus entered using port 6000. Port 6000 is used by an application on a server. The technician has been asked to block this port on all servers and computers except for the one server which uses this port. Which of the following should the technician do?
A. Update the antivirus application
B. Install critical update security patches
C. Adjust the software firewall settings
D. Replace the current antivirus program

Adjust the software firewall settings

A technician manages a server that contains sensitive data. The server currently has two hard drives, one hosting the operating system and other generic files and the second hosting sensitive data. The technician needs to implement a technology that would guard against data loss for only the sensitive data, while adding only one additional hard drive. Which of the following should the technician implement to avoid reformatting any drives?
A. RAID 0
B. RAID 1
C. RAID 3
D. RAID 5

RAID 1

When planning for redundant power sources in a server deployment, which of the following should be purchased? select two
A. RAID controllers
B. Multiple UPSs
C. Redundant cooling
D. Dual NICs
E. Redundant power supplies

Multiple UPSs and
Redundant power supplies

Which of the following is an advantage of RAID 0?
A. Mirrors data
B. Redundancy
C. Speed
D. Automatic hot spare

Speed

A technician is installing a server with sixteen 1 TB drives. They want the benefit of both speed and redundancy. Which of the following RAID configurations should be used?
A. RAID 0
B. RAID 1
C. RAID 3
D. RAID 50

RAID 50

Which of the following types of UPS would be used with equipment that is very sensitive to power fluctuations?
A. Offline / Standby
B. Line interactive
C. Rackmount
D. Online / Double Conversion

Online / Double Conversion

When a technician left the server room Monday evening everything was operational. When the technician returned Tuesday morning, the front bezel was off of the mail server, and it had been powered off. Which of the following should be checked first?
A. TCP/IP settings
B. RAID configuration
C. Whether the power cord is attached
D. Server room access log

Server room access log

Which of the following server roles allows a server to translate fully qualified domain names into IP addresses?
A. Directory services server
B. NTP server
C. DHCP server
D. DNS server

DNS server

A technician has just finished installing a new server into a server rack. Which of the following should the technician do next to complete the installation documentation?
A. Update drivers, update operating system (e.g. Windows Update), create server baseline, create a new network diagram, update change management procedures.
B. Create server baseline, label server, store vendor-specific documentation, update network diagrams, update asset tracking information.
C. Create server baseline, assign server roles, install tape drive, delete network diagram, label server, update operating system (e.g. Windows Update).
D. Install applications on server, install external drives, toss vendor-specific documentation, update network diagrams.

Create server baseline, label server, store vendor-specific documentation, update network diagrams, update asset tracking information

A small business has had unauthorized people enter their server room and damage their servers. Which of the following locks for the door would best prevent unauthorized people from accessing the server room?
A. Biometric
B. Keypad
C. Barcode
D. Key lock

Biometric

A technician is troubleshooting a lack of Internet connectivity affecting their entire office. The technician suspects the issue is with their Internet Service Provider failing to provide service. Which of the following command line tools should the technician use to best test this theory?
A. tracert
B. ipconfig
C. netstat
D. nslookup

tracert

An administrator needs to install a 2U server into a rack. Which of the following shows how much space, in height, needs to be available for the server to fit in the rack?
A. 1.75 inches (4.45 cm)
B. 2.5 inches (6.35 cm)
C. 3.5 inches (8.89 cm)
D. 4.25 inches (10.8 cm)

3.5 inches (8.89 cm)

A customer has purchased a triple channel memory kit containing three DDR3 RAM modules. The server the RAM is intended for only has a dual channel capable motherboard. Which of the following is the best action to perform?
A. Install only two modules as the RAM has to be installed in pairs.
B. Purchase one additional RAM module to make it even. Three modules will function as triple channel and the additional module will be for parity.
C. Purchase dual channel memory. The triple channel memory may be incompatible with the
server motherboard.
D. Install the RAM. Two modules will perform as dual channel and one as single channel.

Purchase dual channel memory. The triple channel memory may be incompatible with the server motherboard

Which of the following processor technologies is typically supported on current enterprise class UNIX servers but not enterprise class Windows Servers?
A. RISC
B. CISC
C. Multi-threading
D. 64-bit

RISC

An administrator needs to connect servers to the Fiber Channel SAN. Which of the following should the administrator install in the servers to allow this connection?
A. Riser
B. HBA
C. SCSI card
D. SAS card

HBA

An administrator creates a new directory then shares it on the Windows server. The administrator sets the permissions for everyone to "Modify" but users report they are unable to create or delete documents. Which of the following is the cause?
A. The administrator forgot to change the share permissions.
B. The users were not part of the "Everyone" built in group.
C. The administrator shared the files but not the folder.
D. "Modify" only allows users to change existing documents.

The administrator forgot to change the share permissions

An administrator needs a network that can support up to 800 hosts on the same subnet. Which of the following is the minimum subnet mask that should be used?
A. 255.0.0.0
B. 255.255.0.0
C. 255.255.252.0
D. 255.255.255.0

255.255.252.0

In a system with high CPU utilization, which of the following will help the most to minimize the performance impact of parity overhead in RAID 5?
A. Use all SAS Drives
B. Triple Channel RAM
C. Use all Solid State Drives
D. Hardware RAID Controller

Hardware RAID Controller

An administrator has removed a SATA hard drive from a failed server. Which of the following adapters would most likely be used by the administrator to transfer files from the drive to a laptop?
A. SATA to SCSI
B. SATA to HBA
C. SATA to USB
D. SATA to SAS

SATA to USB

Which of the following can transmit block level storage over Ethernet?
A. SAS
B. iSCSI
C. USB
D. SATA

iSCSI

Which of the following uses a switching fabric to connect storage LUNs to hosts?
A. Fiber channel
B. SCSI
C. SATA
D. Ethernet

Fiber Channel

An administrator has experienced minor electrical shocks when touching metal surfaces in the datacenter. Which of the following is the most likely cause?
A. The UPS is using 220-240V rather than 110-120V
B. The humidity is too low
C. The temperature is too low
D. The datacenter is experiencing EMI

The humidity is too low

An administrator has encountered an error while patching a virtualized guest machine. Which of the following technologies would allow the administrator to restore to a pre-patched state the fastest?
A. Cloning
B. Bare Metal Restore
C. OS Restore
D. Snapshot

Snapshot

A datacenter manager would like to ensure that all fire suppression in the datacenter is safe for the equipment in the room. Which of the following classifications should be listed on the fire suppression system?
A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D

class C

A server administrator implements a solution that should fix an issue. Which of the following should the administrator do next in the troubleshooting process?
A. Notify users impacted by the problem
B. Verify full system functionality
C. Document the actions and outcomes
D. Identify the scope of the problem

Verify full system functionality

An administrator is troubleshooting a power supply that is believed to have failed. Which of the following tools will best help test the power supply?
A. ESD Equipment
B. Multimeter
C. POST Card
D. Toner Probe

Multimeter

An administrator is testing setting the IP address on a Linux server from command line. Which of the following commands is used to set the default gateway for the server?
A. route
B. traceroute
C. ipconfig
D. nmap

route

An administrator has replaced a faulty drive in a server using software RAID. The drive needs to now be partitioned before being added back to the array. Which of the following tools should the administrator use to accomplish this?
A. chkdsk
B. mount
C. fsck
D. diskpart

diskpart

Which of the following server types allows resolution of domain names to IP addresses?
A. DHCP server
B. DNS server
C. Web server
D. VLAN server

DNS server

Which of the following backup media would be most appropriate for router configuration files?
A. Optical
B. Tape
C. Flash drive
D. Hard disk

Flash drive

A user reports that they are unable to print to a remote printer. Which of the following should the technician check first?
A. Printer driver
B. Protocol stack
C. Network connectivity
D. Correct patch application

Network connectivity

A user reports that they are unable to reach a particular website. The user had no issues reaching the site earlier in the day. Which of the following is the most likely cause of the lack of access?
A. The VLAN is misconfigured
B. The user has an improperly configured NIC
C. The DHCP server is down
D. The DNS server is down

The DNS server is down

Which of the following should be done first before installing NOS patches in a production
environment?
A. Install patches on non critical servers
B. Install patches in test environment
C. Install patches on a PC
D. Install patches on critical servers

Install patches in test environment

A hypervisor is used to do which of the following?
A. Create server baselines
B. Manage virtual machines
C. Monitor network traffic
D. Manage disk space

Manage virtual machines

A technician needs to build a server with at least 16GB of RAM and Windows 2008 R2 as the operating system. Which of the following processors should the technician choose?
A. 32-bit AMD processor
B. 32-bit Intel P4 processor
C. 64-bit Intel processor
D. 64-bit ARM processor

64-bit Intel processor

A technician supports users in a client/server environment. A user suddenly cannot access any network resources. The user tried to logon to a known working computer but was unsuccessful. Which of the following should the technician check first?
A. Check if the user account is locked
B. Check group policy
C. Check the drive for fragmentation
D. Check NTFS permissions

Check if the user account is locked

A company wants to expand their storage capacity in a flexible manner over their existing network. Which of the following storage solutions would they consider?
A. External RAID array on an existing server
B. Network Attached Storage
C. Storage Area Network
D. Tape library

Network Attached Storage

A systems administrator has a high performance server with a file share full of data that has not been used in a long time, but is still important and might be used in the future. Which of the following should they do to reclaim the space off the high performance server?
A. Audit the data
B. Delete the data
C. Back up the data
D. Archive the data

Archive the data

A technician has been given a task to create a separate location for disaster recovery. The company has very high up time requirements and will lose money if there is any downtime. Which of the following deployments should the technician consider?
A. Hot site
B. Warm site
C. Fault tolerant site
D. Cold site

Hot site

Which of the following are attributes of a hardware-based RAID controller? select three
A. Backs up data
B. Less expensive than software RAID
C. Vendor neutral implementation
D. Accessible through a BIOS interface
E. More host CPU usage than software RAID
F. Accessible through a system utility after the OS has been loaded
G. May retain data in the event of a power outage

1. Accessible through a BIOS interface
2. Accessible through a system utility after the OS has been loaded
3. May retain data in the event of a power outage

Which of the following can help prevent data loss on a RAID array in the event of a power failure?
A. Using a RAID mirror
B. A battery backed write cache
C. Using RAID with parity
D. A battery backed read cache

A battery backed write cache

Which of the following are storage technologies that can be hot swappable? (Select TWO).
A. SCSI
B. SAS
C. ATA
D. IDE
E. CMOS

SCSI and SAS

Which of the following virtualization technologies can save time during provisioning?
A. Cloning
B. Snapshots
C. Clustering
D. Virtual memory

Cloning

A Windows server's backup jobs keep failing with an error message stating that the source drive is not available. After reviewing the logs, which of the following should a technician do first to troubleshoot this issue?
A. Verify the backup media has enough storage space for the backup job
B. Verify the volume shadow copy service is running
C. Close all terminal services sessions on the server
D. Reboot the Windows server and re-run the backup job

Verify the volume shadow copy service is running

A technician notices the storage space available on a data server is rapidly decreasing. A few users seem to be storing considerably more data than the other users. Which of the following should the technician implement to give all users the same amount of available storage space?
A. Disk quotas
B. Group memberships
C. Logon scripts
D. Shadow volumes

Disk quotas

A user is receiving an error about not having enough virtual memory. A technician wants to manually set the amount of available virtual memory for the computer. At a minimum, the technician should set the virtual memory to be which of the following?
A. 0.5 times the amount of physical memory
B. 1.5 times the amount of physical memory
C. 2 times the amount of physical memory
D. Equal to the amount of physical memory

1.5 times the amount of physical memory

A technician with a Windows server would like to use Windows Software Update Services to deploy patches. Which of the following must the technician assign to the server to install
this?
A. DHCP
B. IMAP
C. DNS
D. IIS

IIS

A company backs up their data using daily, weekly, and monthly tape backups. The weekly backups are also known as which of the following?
A. Son
B. Father
C. Grandfather
D. Great-grandfather

Father

A technician at a small business goes into the server room to perform maintenance on a server and notices it is very hot and audible alarms are going off. The technician is unsure of how to remedy the situation. Which of the following should the technician do?
A. Turn off all the equipment in the server closet
B. Install a fan in the server closet
C. Turn off the power to the server closet
D. Follow escalation procedures for emergencies

Follow escalation procedures for emergencies

Which of the following should a technician use to remove dust from the inside of a server case?
A. Compressed air
B. Vacuum
C. Soap and water
D. Disinfecting wipes

Compressed air

The warranty expiration date of each server should be recorded in which of the following documents?
A. Asset management
B. Network diagram
C. Server baseline
D. List of vendors

Asset management

Which of the following connectors identifies that a motherboard has onboard video capabilities? select two
A. DB-15
B. DB-9
C. DB-25
D. RJ-45
E. DVI

DB-15 and DVI

Which of the following accurately describes the meaning of redundant cooling?
A. The source of cooling to a RAID system
B. The cooling system in a redundant power supply
C. A cooling system that can be installed in case of failure
D. A second cooling system in case of a failure

A second cooling system in case of a failure

A technician has to populate a server motherboard with memory. The board has a memory bus speed of 800 MHz. Which of the following memory types should be used?
A. DDR3
B. SDRAM
C. DDR
D. DDR2

DDR2

A server in a manufacturing environment needs to receive input from multiple measurement devices on the production line. Which of the following would be needed on the server?
A. HBA card
B. SCSI card
C. Serial card
D. Video card

Serial card

A server technician has been attempting to install an OS on the company test server for days. The technician has experienced errors at several points of the installation and the system has frozen during parts of the boot process. The technician has replaced the power supply, graphics card and installation disk with known good components. Which of the following could be causing these issues? select two
A. Storage driver not loaded
B. Fragmented hard drive
C. Damaged or faulty NIC chipset
D. Damaged or faulty system board
E. Memory incompatible with the processor
F. Missing voltage regulator

1. Damaged or faulty system board
2. Memory incompatible with the processor

A Windows user is trying to get to a shared folder on a server but is receiving an error message that multiple connections to the same resource are not allowed. Which of the following tools can the technician use from the user's workstation to get the user reconnected as quickly as possible?
A. nbtstat with the /reload parameter
B. nbtstat with the /resolved parameter
C. net use with the /delete parameter
D. net use with the /persistent parameter

net use with the /delete parameter

Which of the following best describes a Blade server?
A. Provides higher levels of physical redundancy than a typical server
B. Provides better rack space utilization than a typical server
C. Is 1.75 inches in height to fit properly in a rack
D. Uses an unshared backplane

Provides better rack space utilization than a typical server

An administrator is working on a rack mount server with all newly installed equipment. The uninterruptible power supply (UPS) in the rack starts beeping loudly. Which of the following is the first troubleshooting step that should be taken?
A. Ensure that the power cable for the UPS is plugged in.
B. Ensure the battery in the UPS is still good.
C. Check the smart cable connecting the UPS to the server.
D. Reset the UPS to determine if the problem persists.

Ensure that the power cable for the UPS is plugged in.

Which of the following is most likely to occur if the temperature in the server room is cooled too quickly after a power outage?
A. Server forms condensation
B. Server will not POST
C. Server's services will not start
D. Server response times are slow due to temperature change

Server forms condensation

An administrator needs to explain to management why updates are needed for the server. Which of the following is the best explanation to give?
A. The updates guarantee that the server will work smoothly.
B. The updates show management that IT is working diligently.
C. The updates address driver and security issues.
D. The updates are needed to allow the system monitoring agents to connect to the system.

The updates address driver and security issues.

An administrator has just installed a new NIC into the server. The system POSTs fine and the NIC is recognized by the OS, but it does not receive an IP address. Which of the following is the most likely cause of this?
A. The NIC is not on the HCL.
B. The driver is incorrect on the server.
C. The patch cable has not been seated properly.
D. The NIC is not seated properly.

The patch cable has not been seated properly.

A file server is setup in a RAID 5 configuration. There was a power failure in the server room while a user was transferring a document from one drive on the server to another drive on the same server. Unfortunately their UPS was in repair during this outage, and the file is now corrupt. Which of the following can be done to prevent this situation in the future?
A. Increase the memory on the server.
B. Reconfigure drives to a RAID 0+1.
C. Install a battery backed write cache module in the system.
D. Instruct the user to save to the local system instead of to the server.

Install a battery backed write cache module in the system.

An administrator has a single 14U rack. The administrator needs to install fifteen servers; rackmounted redundant uninterruptible power supplies, a network switch, and a KVM. Which of the following server types would be best suited for this scenario?
A. Blade servers
B. Rackmount servers
C. Tower servers
D. Web servers

Blade servers

A company has a policy that states that all servers will be fully backed up on the weekend. Additionally, all changed items will be backed up each night. In the event of a server failure, the administrator wants to be able to fully recover the system using two restore jobs. Which of the following backup levels should be used nightly?
A. Incremental
B. Normal
C. Differential
D. Full

Differential

An administrator is getting reports that a file server is responding slowly. Which of the following steps should the administrator take first?
A. Remove unnecessary files on the server to free up hard disk space.
B. Defragment the server's hard disks.
C. Compare monitoring results with the server baseline.
D. Add additional memory to reduce paging.

Compare monitoring results with the server baseline.

While troubleshooting a video problem on an application server, the system administrator has determined that the video firmware should be updated. Which of the following sources should be used to locate an appropriate update for this hardware? select two
A. Third-party manufacturer
B. Video chipset manufacturer
C. Server manufacturer
D. Operating system manufacturer
E. Shareware file sharing site

Video chipset manufacturer and Server manufacturer

An administrator is planning an upgrade of a major software package on an application server. The software has been identified, the project approved and the upgrade purchased. Which of the following steps should the administrator take next?
A. Create a test environment for the new version.
B. Determine system requirements for the upgrade.
C. Request bids from other competing vendors in the product space.
D. Document the upgrade.

Create a test environment for the new version.

While discussing the specifications of replacement servers, the administrator's manager asks what can be done to avoid the down time associated with failed hard drives on the servers. Which of the following should the administrator recommend?
A. Mirror all disks to avoid replacement
B. Purchase servers with hot swappable drives configured in a RAID
C. Purchase servers with duplicate drives configured as RAID 0
D. Perform timely backups

Purchase servers with hot swappable drives configured in a RAID

When running a Windows server, which option is used with the ping command to convert numerical addresses to host names?
A. -r
B. -a
C. -v
D. -n

option -a

An administrator adds a new SATA hard drive into a server and attempts to boot the server. The server will no longer boot into the OS. The admin checks all the connections and reboots the server. The server still will not load the OS. Which of the following is the most probable cause?
A. The BIOS is set with the wrong boot order.
B. The jumpers have not been set on the hard drive.
C. The hard drive is not compatible with the system board.
D. The boot.ini file needs to be modified.

The BIOS is set with the wrong boot order.

Which of the following connection types provides the best data bandwidth when installing thirteen external hard drives on a server?
A. USB 2.0
B. SAS
C. SATA
D. Ultra SCSI 160

SAS

Which of the following must be available prior to performing the first server backup?
A. The most recent service pack
B. The most recent backup documentation plan
C. The most recent backup utility
D. The most recent hotfixes

The most recent backup documentation plan

An administrator is configuring RAID 1 in a server. The administrator has been given two matching 80GB SATA-2 hard drives, two SATA-2 cables, and a SATA-2 RAID adapter. How should the administrator best configure these drives?
A. Install one drive on the first channel and install the second drive on the second channel.
B. Install one drive on the first cable, on the first channel. Install the second drive on the second cable, on the second channel.
C. Install both drives on the same channel. Cable both drives as the primary master on the same cable.
D. Install both drives on the same channel. On the same cable one drive should be set as primary slave and the other drive as the primary master.

Install one drive on the first cable, on the first channel. Install the second drive on the second cable, on the second channel.

Traffic to the company web server has more than doubled, resulting in slower responses from the server. An admin has decided to add a second, identical 10/100/1000 NIC to the server. The server is presently connected to a 10/100/1000 switch, with four open ports on the switch. Which of the following is the best solution to speed up web traffic?
A. Free up more ports on the switch
B. Enable server load balancing
C. Move the second network adapter to a new subnet
D. Enable network adapter teaming

Enable network adapter teaming

Users do not have network access to the company server. Users can access the other servers and check their home email accounts. The admin tests the Ethernet cable, verifies it works and plugs it back into the NIC to receive no status lights. Which of the following best indicates the problem?
A. The DNS server is down.
B. The NIC driver on the server is malfunctioning.
C. The DHCP server is down.
D. The server's NIC is malfunctioning.

The server's NIC is malfunctioning.

A web server has to be available all the time. It has its own redundant power source and uninterruptible power supply. Which of the following actions will provide additional fault tolerance?
A. Add a second DVD drive
B. Add an extended runtime module (ERM) to the UPS
C. Configure automated system recovery (ASR)
D. Add a second NIC

Add a second NIC

A KVM system may connect which of the following? select three
A. PS/2 mouse
B. USB mouse
C. SVGA display
D. NIC
E. USB memory stick
F. HBA card

1. PS/2 mouse
2. USB mouse
3. SVGA display

Which of the following bus types requires termination using a separate device?
A. SATA
B. CD-ROM drive
C. USB
D. SCSI

SCSI

Which of the following devices is susceptible to ESD?
A. Certified power cable
B. Memory modules
C. CAT5 cable
D. USB flash drives

Memory modules

Which of the following is the maximum transmission speed for iSCSI?
A. 1Gbps
B. 2Gbps Full-Duplex
C. Equal to the speed of the link
D. 100Mbps

Equal to the speed of the link

An administrator is receiving too many alerts for processor utilization on a server. Which of the following should the administrator perform?
A. Add more cache.
B. Configure RAID 5.
C. Install an additional NIC for teaming.
D. Adjust SNMP thresholds.

Adjust SNMP thresholds.

Which of the following protocols define the rules and processes used to transmit and receive block storage applications over TCP/IP?
A. iSCSI
B. VoIP
C. Distributed Applications over IP
D. HTTPS

iSCSI

Which of the following is the best to use when securing fiber cables and preventing damage?
A. Zip ties
B. Twist ties
C. Black electrical tape
D. Velcro cable straps

Velcro cable straps

An admin recently installed a known good RAID adapter. During boot up, the admin is able to access the RAID configuration utility; but, when the admin checks for the card in the operating system, it does not show up. Which of the following should the admin do first?
A. Move the RAID adapter to another slot.
B. Perform a baseline of the system.
C. Contact the reseller of the adapter for a replacement card.
D. Check the RAID adapter's manufacturer for the latest drivers.

Check the RAID adapter's manufacturer for the latest drivers.

A server consists of two 72GB SCSI drives and four 146GB SCSI drives. All drives are attached to a RAID controller. The system's admin has decided to mirror two drives for the operating system. Which of the following is the maximum space the admin will have remaining to use for data when using RAID 0?
A. 292GB
B. 438GB
C. 584GB
D. 728GB

584GB

An admin has been told to add four additional drives to a server configured with RAID 5. The server is using 146GB drives for the data. Without changing the configuration, how much additional data space would be available if the admin purchased 300GB drives and added them to the existing array?
A. 438GB
B. 584GB
C. 900GB
D. 1200GB

584GB

An admin receives a call from an end user reporting that the application they are using keeps giving them an error on port 23. Which of the following is being used?
A. SSH
B. Remote Desktop Connection
C. Telnet
D. VPN

Telnet

An admin is in charge of a server that houses various applications. Which of the following best explains this server type?
A. Dedicated Application Server
B. File Server
C. Shared Application Server
D. Peer-to-Peer Application Server

Shared Application Server

Which of the following describes the difference between SATA and PATA?
A. SATA operates on a single channel.
B. PATA devices have three channels.
C. PATA devices have their own channel whereas SATA does not.
D. SATA devices have their own channel whereas PATA does not.

SATA devices have their own channel and PATA does not.

An admin installs new IDE drives into the company server. Upon starting the machine, the BIOS does not recognize any of the drives. Which of the following is the most likely cause of the problem?
A. The jumpers are not set correctly on the drives.
B. The power supply is not rated high enough to support the additional drives.
C. The BIOS is not compatible with the drives.
D. The drives are not powered on.

The jumpers are not set correctly on the drives.

An admin needs to review the open ports on a host. Which of the following commands should they use?
A. traceroute -d
B. ping -t
C. netstat -ano
D. nbtstat -a

netstat -ano

Which of the following server types performs the same function as the LMHOSTS file?
A. DNS
B. DHCP
C. WINS
D. FTP

WINS

An admin wants to rackmount a new server. Power and network outlets are available and cooling in the room is good to support the new server. The new server is identical to the other servers already installed. Which of the following items should the admin first verify before installing the server?
A. HBA is compatible with the SAN fiber switch.
B. Update the newly installed server with the latest KVM drivers.
C. The UPS will continue to perform as expected with the additional load.
D. Verify the server NIC is compatible with the NAS.

The UPS will continue to perform as expected with the additional load.

Which of the following is a valid source for Windows operating system updates?
A. SNA
B. RIS
C. RAS
D. WSUS

WSUS

How many wire pairs are in a standard CAT6 cable?
A. 3
B. 4
C. 6
D. 8

4 wire pairs

An administrator is required to maintain maximum redundancy for 1TB of accounting files. Which of the following is the best option available to the administrator?
A. Create a RAID 5 array using eight 300GB disks.
B. Create a RAID 10 array using six 300GB disks.
C. Create a RAID 5 array using ten 300GB disks.
D. Create a RAID 10 array using eight 300GB disks.

Create a RAID 10 array using eight 300GB disks.

An administrator is required to maintain space for 750GB of user data. Which of the following is the best option available to the administrator?
A. Create a RAID 5 array using five 200GB disks.
B. Create a JBOD using four 200GB disks.
C. Create a RAID 1 array using six 200GB disks.
D. Create a RAID 5 array using three 200GB disks.

Create a RAID 5 array using five 200GB disks.

Which of the following RAID configurations provides the best performance for database files while still providing redundancy?
A. RAID 0
B. RAID 1
C. RAID 3
D. RAID 5

RAID 5

A company needs to implement an offsite backup method that is replicated and needs to guarantee that the data cannot be changed once it is replicated. Which of the following would meet the company's needs?
A. SAN
B. WORM
C. NAS
D. CD-RW

WORM

Users can only access external websites. Which of the following is the most likely cause of this problem?
A. The incorrect gateway address is being provided to the workstation.
B. DHCP is not providing workstations with the proper subnet mask.
C. The DNS cache was cleared.
D. The internal zone was deleted.

The internal zone was deleted.

A company has just implemented a disaster recovery plan in which critical business must be restored in a four hour window. Which of the following methods should be used to backup the servers?
A. Incremental backup
B. Data only backups
C. SAN replication
D. Full backup

SAN replication

A company is looking to improve upon their current remote management capabilities. The company must ensure that access is removed from all systems when a user is terminated and that admins can remotely manage a system's BIOS. Which of the following remote management systems would support this?
A. Remote management card
B. Terminal services
C. Remote desktop
D. LDAP enabled IP KVM

LDAP enabled IP KVM

A blade server has been configured to boot from SAN. After an HBA firmware upgrade the blade was rebooted and cannot find the operating system. Which of the following should the administrator do next to troubleshoot the issue?
A. Verify all HBA settings.
B. Upgrade the blade firmware.
C. Upgrade the OS level HBA drivers.
D. Set the system to boot from the local disk.

Verify all HBA settings.

Which of the following storage solutions attaches to a server either through a fiber channel connection or is presented to the server via iSCSI?
A. DAS
B. NAS
C. SAN
D. WORM

SAN

Which of the following hardware components is necessary for a server to access data directly on a fiber channel based SAN?
A. Gigabit NIC
B. RAID controller card
C. SATA controller card
D. Host bus adapter

Host bus adapter

After successfully testing a probable cause to an issue, which of the following is the next troubleshooting step?
A. Implement the solution or escalate.
B. Perform a root cause analysis.
C. Establish a plan of action to resolve the problem.
D. Verify full system functionality and if applicable implement preventative measures.

Establish a plan of action to resolve the problem.

Which of the following technologies when implemented allows for the greatest fault tolerance for memory?
A. RAID
B. Registered memory
C. ECC
D. Memory pairing

RAID

Which of the following scenarios would dictate the use of a 64-bit processor instead of a 32-bit processor?
A. Implementation of access control lists (ACLs)
B. Implementation of more than two network cards
C. Implementation of iSCSI attached storage
D. Implementation of more than 4GB of RAM

Implementation of more than 4GB of RAM

Which of the following is the most important concern when deciding on the server locations?
A. Form factor
B. Inadequate air flow
C. Too high from ground level
D. Difficulty of physical access

Inadequate air flow

Which of the following technologies allows a single physical processor to do the work of multiple processors?
A. Symmetric multi-processing
B. Multicore
C. 64-bit processing
D. Hyper-V

Multicore

Which of the following components should be removed prior to troubleshooting any server hardware failure?
A. Memory in RAID
B. Hard drives
C. Third party memory
D. Airflow baffles

C. Third party memory

The failure of which of the following components can cause a server to display a post error message?
A. Parallel HASP key
B. DVD driver
C. Memory
D. Chassis LED

Memory

Which of the following expansion cards should be installed in a server to allow the server to connect to a SAN via a fiber channel?
A. SATA
B. iSCSI
C. SCSI
D. HBA

HBA

Which of the following ensures that air is passed through a server chassis correctly?
A. U-size templates
B. Phase changers
C. Baffles
D. Molex connectors

Baffles

Before installing an operating system on a server, which of the following is the best resource for an administrator to review the compatibility of the OS with the video card?
A. Server manual
B. Manufacturer website
C. IEEE standards
D. HCL

HCL

Which of the following server types will assign a unique address to the client's machines?
A. WINS
B. DHCP
C. NTP
D. DNS

DHCP

Which of the following RAID levels combines mirroring and striping?
A. RAID 1
B. RAID 5
C. RAID 6
D. RAID 10

RAID 10

Which of the following storage technologies connects by TCP/IP and can slow down network traffic?
A. SAN
B. Optical jukebox
C. NAS
D. Tape library

NAS

Which of the following optical devices by default has the greatest storage capacity?
A. DVD
B. DVD-R
C. Blu-Ray
D. Flash

Blu-Ray

Which of the following is best practice when disposing of used equipment?
A. Donating to a non-profit group
B. Use a local recycling company
C. Send equipment back to manufacturer
D. Following local laws

Following local laws

Which of the following RAID levels provides the best read and write performance?
A. RAID 0
B. RAID 1
C. RAID 5
D. RAID 10

RAID 0

Which of the following RAID levels provides exceptional redundancy and no write penalties?
A. RAID 1
B. RAID 3
C. RAID 6
D. RAID 10

RAID 10

Which of the following statements could be true about a server overheating?
select two.
A. The processor is hitting 100% utilization.
B. The server is having memory errors.
C. The server fans have failed.
D. The processors are of two different stepping levels.
E. There is no thermal protection between the processor and the heat sink.

1. The server fans have failed.
2. There is no thermal protection between the processor and the heat sink.

An administrator recently installed a new array controller into a server. When the server is running post the controller does not appear as present. Which of the following could be the reason for this?
A. The server BIOS firmware is out-of-date.
B. The server does not have the correct drivers.
C. The server hard drives have not begun to spin.
D. The server has too little memory installed.

The server BIOS firmware is out-of-date.

Which of the following server roles synchronizes time throughout the network?
A. DNS
B. NTP
C. DHCP
D. SMTP

NTP

A new storage array must be configured for a database server. This array will store transaction logs that are always being written. Which of the following RAID solutions would provide fault tolerance and fast write operations without the use of parity?
A. RAID 0
B. RAID 3
C. RAID 6
D. RAID 10

RAID 10

Memory utilization by the print spooler process is constantly climbing after users begin to print to a certain type of printer. Which of the following is the most likely cause of the problem?
A. Corrupted print spooler software
B. Memory leak in one of the print drivers
C. The disk drive is out of free space
D. Memory leak in the print spooler

Memory leak in one of the print drivers

Which of the following are features of server virtualization software? select two
A. Larger bandwidth utilization
B. Increased application performance
C. Reduce resource utilization
D. Reduce TCO
E. Rapid server provisioning

1. Reduce TCO
2. Rapid server provisioning

Memory was recently taken out of a fully functional production server before it was decommissioned and added to another server. Upon booting up the server with the additional memory the server emits a series of beeps and fails to POST. Which of the following is most likely the problem?
A. Incompatible memory
B. Memory failure
C. The memory is not configured
D. The server BIOS was not configured to accept the additional memory

Incompatible memory

Which of the following describes the difference between hardware and software RAID technologies?
A. Software RAID offers more storage possibilities than hardware RAID.
B. Hardware RAID performs faster than software RAID.
C. Hardware RAID is less expensive than software RAID.
D. Software RAID volumes are compatible with any OS and hardware RAID volumes are not.

Hardware RAID performs faster than software RAID.

Which of the following should an administrator utilize to deploy service packs to new servers?
A. A RAS server
B. A RIS server
C. Patch management system
D. PXE boot environment

Patch management system

Which of the following is the best reason to implement a firewall on a server?
A. To watch for bandwidth issues
B. To protect the server from all traffic
C. To block certain traffic by ports
D. To monitor certain malicious traffic

To block certain traffic by ports

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