IT Fundamentals Practice Test

IT Fundamentals Practice Test FC0-U61 aka ITF+

This sample IT Fundamentals practice test for exam FC0-U61 consists of practice test questions based on the current IT Fundamentals aka ITF+ exam as per the exam objectives published by CompTIA. We hope you’ll enjoy our IT Fundamentals practice test.

IT Fundamentals – FC0-U61 include the following six Main Domains as defined by CompTIA’s exam objectives:

1.0 IT Concepts and Terminology

2.0 Infrastructure

3.0 Applications and Software

4.0 Software Development

5.0 Database Fundamentals

6.0 Security

For the complete IT Fundamentals FC0-U61 Exam Objectives click here.

Question 1

In relational database design one thing to consider it the unique value that will be used for the primary key. Which of the following would be considered a proper field to consider using as a primary key? Select the best answer(s).

  1. Phone number
  2. Customer ID number
  3. AutoNumber
  4. Null Value
  5. Primary Value

ITF+ Exam Objectives:

This question belongs in CompTIA’s Main Domain 5.0 “Database Fundamentals” – Sub Domain 5.2 “Compare and contrast various database structures.”

Explanation: The primary key is the data in one or more fields that is used to uniquely identify a record. The primary keys must be a unique value for each row of data, and it cannot contain null values. A customer ID number would be a good choice as long as there is no possibility that a number would have to be reused. AutoNumber is an option when no data filed fulfills the unique requirement. “Primary Value” is the nonsense detractor that could “sound true” but has no basis in fact.

Correct Answers: B, C

Question 2

Which of the following notations is hexadecimal?

A. 100111H

B. 3168D

C. 16AE

D. 100100.12

ITF+ Exam Objectives:

This question belongs in CompTIA’s Main Domain 4.0 “Software Development” – Sub Domain 4.1 “Compare and contrast programming language categories.”

Explanation: Hexadecimal, hex for short, is a base 16 numbering system that uses the numbers 0 to 9 and the letters A through F to represent the numbers 10 through 16. To indicate that a number is written in hexadecimal some notations will use the prefix 0x in from of a number to indicate that it is a hexadecimal number. Another method used to show this is hexadecimal notation, will have an h suffix, so the number in answer C would be written as 16AEh.

Correct Answer: C

Question 3

Which of the following rows shows the correct way to design table fields destined to contain an individual’s full name?

Image of DB table for IT Fundamentals Question 3

ITF+ Exam Objectives:

This question belongs in CompTIA’s Main Domain 5.0 “Database Fundamentals” – Sub Domain 5.2 “Compare and contrast various database structures.”

Explanation: A database should be designed so that fields only contain a single data point. This allows one of the most important features of a DB to be implemented i.e. efficient searches.

Correct Answer: D

Question 4

Where is the decimal point in a float expression?

  1. In the last place
  2. Two places from the right
  3. In front of the fractional portion of a value
  4. Two places from the left

ITF+ Exam Objectives:

This question belongs in CompTIA’s Main Domain 1.0 “IT Concepts and Terminology” – Sub Domain 1.2 “Compare and contrast fundamental data types and their characteristics.”

Explanation: A decimal point in a float is used to separate the whole numbers from fractions. It is placed after the last whole number (integer) in a value so in front of the fractional portion of a value.

Correct Answer: C

Question 5

What would you call the data that is displayed on your monitor?

  1. Input
  2. Output
  3. Processing
  4. Pixels

ITF+ Exam Objectives:

This question belongs in CompTIA’s Main Domain 1.0 “IT Concepts and Terminology” – Sub Domain 1.3 “Illustrate the basics of computing and processing.”

Explanation: Output is the data that is displayed on the monitor. Input consists of the actions used to modify the data. Processing is how the data gets to the monitor. Pixels are picture elements that change color in order to produce an image.

Correct Answer: B

Question 6

You have just created a bootable flash drive for Linux. You restart the PC with the flash drive inserted but the system boots to Windows. What is the most likely problem?

A. The Disk is write protected

B. The UFEI/Bios is set to boot to hard disk first

C. You did not set the boot sector to active

D. You left the DVD in the drive

ITF+ Exam Objectives

This question belongs in CompTIA’s Main Domain 2.0 “Infrastructure” – Sub Domain 2.3 “Explain the purpose of common internal computing components.”

Explanation: The UFEI/BIOS can be set to boot to USB, Optical and the hard disk. Arrange the boot sequence to have the PC look for the USB first. It is currently booting to the hard drive.

Answer: B

Question 7

In Windows 10 which result does the ALT+TAB keystroke execute?

A. Opens the Start menu

B. Closes open programs

C. Switches between open programs

D. Opens recently closed programs

ITF+ Exam Objectives

This question belongs in CompTIA’s Main Domain 3.0 “Applications and Software” – Sub Domain 3.1 “Explain the purpose of operating systems.”

Explanation: The ALT+TAB keystroke displays currently open programs and allows you to switch between them. The Start menu is accessible by right or left clicking the Windows icon on the taskbar. Once you close a program there is no keystroke to reopen it.

Answer: C

Question 8

Which Windows 10 program allows you to view and manage your filesystem?

A. File Manager

B. File Explorer

C. Program Manager

D. Control Panel

ITF+ Exam Objectives

This question belongs in CompTIA’s Main Domain 3.0 “Applications and Software” – Sub Domain 3.2 “Compare and contrast components of an operating system.”

Explanation: The Windows File Explorer lets you view the contents of drives and folders on your machine. The program was once called File Manager and then Windows Explorer. The current term is File Explorer. Program Manager is now Task Manager.

Correct Answer: B

Question 9

Debugging interpreted code will be ____________ than debugging compiled code. (Select the best correct answer)

A. Slower

B. Faster

C. Easier

D. Harder

ITF+ Exam Objectives

This question belongs in CompTIA’s Main Domain 4.0 “Software Development” – Sub Domain 4.1 “Compare and contrast programming language categories.”

Explanation: Debugging code that is interpreted is easier because the code is read one line at a time by the interpreter. When it gets to a line that is incorrect, the interpreter will stop and give an error code that can be used to debug the program. Compilers read all of the code before flashing an error so debugging may be more difficult.

Correct Answer: C

Question 10

What feature must match up when replacing a standard mouse on a PC?

A. Connector

B. Shape

C. Number of buttons

D. Manufacturer

ITF+ Exam Objectives:

This question belongs in CompTIA’s Main Domain 2.0 “Infrastructure” – Sub Domain 2.2 “Given a scenario, set up and install common peripheral devices to a laptop/PC.”

Explanation:  Your replacement mouse has to be able to connect to the PC. There are many manufacturers that make a compatible mouse and any should work. The shape and configuration are generally not essential.

Correct Answer: A

This is all for this sample IT Fundamentals practice test for exam FC0-U61!

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