Free CompTIA A plus practice test question 1 for A+ 220-901 Hardware Exam

Free CompTIA A+ practice test question 1 for A+ 220-901 Hardware Exam


Question 1

You are a PC Support technician and you have been asked to select components to build a computer that will be used for CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Drafting/Computer Aided Manufacturing). Which components are the BEST TWO choices?

  1. MIDI sound card
  2. Onboard graphics
  3. Triple channel memory
  4. TV tuner
  5. Socket 1366 CPU

The correct answers are at the very bottom of the page – this will give you a chance to think about it!

A+ 220-901 Exam Objectives – Main Domain: 1.0: Hardware

Sub-Objective: 1.6 – “Differentiate among various CPU and apply the appropriate cooling methods.” > Socket types.


Intel’s 1366 platform uses an enormous 12MB L3 cache, a triple-channel RAM design as well as a superfast system bus, QuickPath Interconnect or QPI. Although not the latest technology, thanks to Hyper-Threading, this is still a very popular solution on many parallel processors, with the ability to service 12 threads simultaneously. However today Sandy Bridge Core i5 (not in the A+ exam objectives) is a strong alternative. Bottom line is if you are using really processor heavy software like CAD/CAM 1366 is clearly a contender.

Triple channel memory as the name indicates trebles the memory speed and performance. Not too many processors handle this but The LGA 1366 platform does support DDR3 triple-channel. It typically would run 1333 and 1600MHz but, on certain motherboards, it can run at higher clock speeds.


Click here for the 220-901 & 220-902 A+ practice tests.

The correct answers are: 3) Triple channel memory, and 5) Socket 1366 CPU

13 thoughts on “Free CompTIA A plus practice test question 1 for A+ 220-901 Hardware Exam

  1. Good morning,

    I’m looking for the right material to study for the A+ 220-901 and 220-902 as a self – study. Can you please inform me which one is best suited for a person coming in with little to no experience in the IT industry?
    I am a IT major and graduated with an A.S degree in Netowork Administation, but haven’t had any luck on find a job opportunity and understand that a certification would get me in the door……somewhere. Any help would be greatly appreaciated!

    Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Cristina,

      With your educational background we would recommend you try CompTIA’s A+ and Network+ certifications. A+ because it has been a great door-opener to many new intrants in the IT field, and Network+ as a nice add-on and differentiator on your resume that is very much with in your reach having studied Network Administration.

      In terms of the materials here is what we can say for A+:

      “CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Ninth Edition (Exams 220-901 & 220-902)” by Mike Meyers or “CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide: Exams 220-901 and 220-902 3rd Edition” by Quentin et al. Both are a bit over $30.00 but you could get it cheaper used. Another good book but more expensive is “A+ Guide to IT Technical Support (Hardware and Software) 9th Edition” by Jean Andrews. Google them and compare Amazon vs Barnes and Nobel and everyone else online. We also recommend these free resources: Proffessorr Messer’s A+ free online videos. We have also started a free Exam Notes library for A+ at: It’s incomplete, we will finish 901 Main Domain 1.0 Hardware and are making progress on 901 2.0 Networking but we still have some ways to go.

      …and for Network+:

      The possibly best book is: “CompTIA Network+ Study Guide: Exam N10-006 (Comptia Network + Study Guide Authorized Courseware) 3rd Edition” by Todd Lammle. The price will be somewhere between $25 – $40. Additionally we recommend you use Professor Messer’s videos (Google it and it will come up on top). These are free.

      In terms of practice test software you are already in the right place 🙂

      We hope this helps.

  2. i’m a currently studying a comptia a+901&902 and am cimfused wheather i will make it or i will fail this course. so i need help like guide me to the right way so that i will get my certification of comptia a+901&902

    1. Hi Thabiso, we just recently completed the first draft of A+ ExamNotes for 220-901 & 220-902. Here is the link to the main page for the A+ ExamNotes. These are one post for each A+ Exam sub-objective. It is a free resource. We hope this helps!

    2. hi there Thabiso , where are you based and via which institution are you studying through ? Im studied with SA college . done with the assignments . just busy studying now so i can buy the exam voucher ,Im in Pretoria

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