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Which VGA (Video Graphics Adapter) standard uses a 16:9 aspect ratio?

HD (High Definition)
[HD (High Definition) is a newer standard intended to replace XGA (Extended Graphics Array) and has a resolution of 1366x768 and an aspect ratio of 16:9.]

There is no current standard that dictates the size and form factor of fan connectors. Which of these is NOT one of the common connectors?

4-pin port
[Internal USB connections are made via 9-pin headers, which accept up to two 4-pin port connections (the 9th pin is to orient the cable correctly). Fan connectors are 3-pin and 4-pin Molex KK and 4-pin Molex.]

Which of these cabling media types is NOT common to Local Area Networks (LANs) environments?

[Coax installations use screw-down F-connectors. They are an inexpensive, gendered, threaded, compression connector for radio frequency signals. A broadband cable service, for example, is likely to use the F-connector for drop cables.]

Space is at a minimum in a user’s office. You have been tasked with building out the smallest system you can for this user. What motherboard form factor would you choose?

Mini-ITX (mITX)
[Small Form Factor (SFF) PCs often use VIA Technologies’ mITX (Mini-ITX) form factor. mITX is 6.7” wide by 6.7” deep (170x170mm) with one expansion slot.]

You have been given the project of running cables in the space between the structural ceiling and the suspended ceiling in your office building. Which cable types would you use for this project?

Plenum cables
[Plenum rated cable has a special insulation that has low smoke and low flame characteristics. Plenum cable is mandated to be installed in any "air handling" space. For example, most large office buildings use the ceiling to return air to the AC unit.]

What is the maximum number of expansion slots on a ATX (Advanced Technology Extended) motherboard?

[The ATX (Advanced Technology Extended) is a full-sized board that is 12” wide by 9.6” deep (305x244mm). Full size ATX boards have a maximum of 7 expansion slots.]

You are installing a Redundant Array of Independent Disks 1 (RAID 1) and want to ensure that the controller card is not a single point of failure. What technique do you need to employ in this configuration?

Disk duplexing
[In a RAID 1 configuration, data from an entire partition is duplicated on two identical drives through either mirroring or duplexing.]

Which one of these notable corporate features of Windows Pro, Enterprise, Ultimate, and Education editions encrypt all the data on a drive?

[BitLocker enables the user to encrypt all the information on a disk drive. Encryption means that data on the device is protected even if someone steals it (so long as they cannot crack the user password).]

Which DVI (Digital Visual Interface) configuration has a bandwidth of 7.4 Gbps (Gigabits per second)?

DVI-D dual link
[DVI-D (Digital Visual Interface – Digital) dual link has a bandwidth of 7.4 Gbps (Gigabits per second) and can transmit HDTV (High Definition Television) at 85 fps (frames per second) but supports digital equipment only, as noted by the -D in the name of the configuration.]

The video card on your computer only has a single, 24-pin grey output, but you want to connect it to an HD TV. Which adapter should you use to connect your computer's digital signal to your HD TV's to display video?

DVI to HDMI adapter
[You would use a DVI to HDMI adapter. The connector on your video card may not always be shown in a grey color, but a 24-pin digital signal would be a DVI-D (dual link) port that can connect your computer's digital signal to an HD TV's.]

Where is the memory controller located in a Core 2 Duo system?

Within the chipset
[On Core 2 Duo, Quad, and Extreme systems, the memory controller is located within the chipset and is known as the Memory Controller Hub (MCH) by Intel, but it is also referred to as the northbridge.]