were those the only options?
were those the only options?
the were a couple more, will post then when i get home
Ah, but the question mentioned that they don't have much money... :-POriginally Posted by SimpleSi
A+ may seem out of date but it teaches you what our ancestors used and how it has changed over the last 25+ years. with knowing the foundation of how the old stuff works it helps you to understand how the new technology works today.
also as we all know everything old is new again...
cant see how the floppy disk will make a come back
Originally Posted by NetworkGeezer
the options for the scsi question are
a resource conflict involving two or more scsi devices
b duplicate scsi di's
c incompatibility between the isa host adaptor and the pci slot
d an improper termination
I missed that bit ops:h, but the question mentioned that they don't have much money...
I've got it - it must be the serial and parallel leads - you cut the cable with a pair of scissors and remake the cables in x-over config (just need some cellotape to insulate the wires )
Then use DCC in Win3.1 to network them
Zero cost option
found it! the scsi issue is to do with termination.
Hey guys - I'll post some proper feedback into this thread tomorrow (hopefully), but suffice to say that the A+ exam has been updated as of September 2006 so the newer exams get rid of all the legacy stuff and introduce things like SATA and PCI-E.
My current job actually involves teaching the A+ course, so if anyone has any questions regarding it, pm me and I'll see what I can do to help.
Right, time to help as best I can:
1. Serial. You are correct in thinking that a serial cable for connecting two PCs is a Null Modem cable. Parallel is possible, but not generally the correct answer.
2. This could be one of two things, although given that the device is not showing in device manager, I would say Control Panel, which would take you to the Add New Hardware wizard. This is because if it was a PnP device, even if the BIOS wasn't set 100% correctly, it should still show up in device manager, just as an unknown device.
3. Modify CMOS setting. Bus mastering is the process which allows all of your PCI slots to share one IRQ, and is purely dealt with within the BIOS.
4. I would say System Board Jumper Settings. Most motherboards now (and for several years previous) have included a jumper which, when set correctly, will clear the CMOS. If this is left in the "Clear" position, no matter how many times you re-enter the settings, you will always find that they are ditched when you reboot. It could possibly be batter voltage, but you would take New Battery to mean that they have got the correct voltage. Also, hardware changes generally (although admittedly not always the case) don't give this sort of message.
Overall, these aren't the best A+ practise questions I have ever seen. Can I ask where you found them? As a personal recommendation, I would use the ProProfs website (www.proprofs.com) for your revision as they have a very good selection of practise questions, study guides, etc.
If anyone has any questions regarding any of the CompTIA or Microsoft exams/certs, feel free to PM me and I'll see what I can do to help.
i bow to you
1 serial and parrellel (cheapest option)
2 was as it is a pnp card make sure that the os and bios are pnp
4 system board as the users was messing with the mobo he may have left the cmos jumper in clear position
passed the mock 92% thanks
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