SKILL BENCHMARK

CompTIA A+ Awareness Benchmark (Entry Level)

  • 19m
  • 19 questions
The CompTIA A+ Awareness Benchmark (Entry Level) benchmark measures your ability to identify core desktop and mobile technologies and participate in conversations about said technologies. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates that they have a basic awareness of mobile computing.

Topics covered

  • describe features of the IaaS cloud computing service
  • differentiate between 115v and 220v power supply inputs
  • differentiate between 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies
  • differentiate between 3.3v, 5.5v, and 12v power supply outputs
  • differentiate between AMD and Intel microprocessors
  • differentiate between ethernet cable types such as Cat5, Cat5e, Cat6, Cat6a, coaxial, and plenum
  • differentiate between public, private, hybrid, and community cloud model types
  • identify the general purpose of virtual machines including how they can be used for sandboxing, application virtualization, and cross-platform virtualization
  • identify well-known ports and protocols
  • illustrate how to configure the domain name system (DNS)
  • list configuration settings to be aware of on MFDs including duplex, orientation, tray settings, and quality
  • list features of automatic document feeders
  • list features of PaaS cloud computing service
  • list features of SaaS cloud computing service
  • outline use cases for the virtual random access memory (RAM) management technique
  • provide an overview of multifunction devices (MFDs) including proper unboxing and set up location considerations
  • provide an overview of virtualization
  • recognize how to replace common hardware device components such as batteries, keyboards, and random-access memory (RAM)
  • recognize how to set up and configure USB connections including USB-C, microUSB, and miniUSB