With the release and widespread adoption of Windows 11, certification exams that ask questions about operating systems (such as CompTIA’s A+ exam) are slowly updating to probe knowledge of this subject. How much do you know about the overhauled OS and its features?
What follows is a self-test of 25 questions based on general concepts and topics related to Windows 11. Next month, the focus will be more granular and confined to the security side of the equation. In all cases, pick the best answer(s) to each question. The answers appear at the end of the questions. Good luck!
1. Which of the following apps does Microsoft recommend for checking an older PC to see if it can run Windows 11?
A. Win 11 Updater
B. PC Health Check
C. Windows Upgrade Doctor
D. Edge Detector
2. Which of the two following features are included with Windows 11 Pro but not with Windows 11 Home?
A. BitLocker encryption
B. Secure boot
C. Windows Hello
D. Windows Information Protection
3. The backup tool File History has been minimized in Windows 11 (meaning not really supported) in favor of which of the following?
4. Which setting lets you configure the hours that notifications are allowed to appear in Windows 11 or prevent them from popping up on a second monitor?
B. Focus Assist
C. Points in Time
D. Permit & Prevent
5. Which Windows 11 mode allows only apps from Microsoft Store, and requires Microsoft Edge for safe browsing?
A. B mode
B. F mode
C. S mode
D. Z mode
6. Grid options for arranging desktops in Windows 11 are available using which feature?
A. Virtual Desktops
B. Virtual Workstations
C. Workplace Switcher
D. Snap Layouts
7. Which Windows feature allows you to unlock the OS using your face, or similar identifier, and bypass using a password?
A. Windows Challenge
B. Windows Hello
C. Windows Biometrics
D. Windows Azure
8. Tapping the Wi-Fi icon on a tablet and placing it into Airplane Mode will turn off which of the following?
B. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
C. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS
D. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and RFD
9. Many of the collaboration features with Windows 11 center around Microsoft Teams and Chat. Which option in Chat keeps you included in the conversation but prevents you from getting notifications from it?
10. While the Start menu can be moved to many locations, with Windows 11 where is it placed by default?
A. In the screen’s lower left corner
B. In the screen’s bottom center
C. In the screen’s lower right corner
D. In the screen’s upper right corner
11. After a power issue, you find yourself needing to do a Reset to get the computer up and running properly. Which of the following is true in regard to the Reset tool? (Choose all true statements)
A. The Reset will remember drive letter assignments
B. The Reset requires re-adding wireless network connections
C. The Reset requires re-installing desktop programs
D. The Reset clears all BitLocker settings
12. With Windows 11 Pro, Windows Information Protection (WIP) can have settings managed through which two of the following?
B. System Center Configuration Manager
C. Mobile Device Management
D. Microsoft 365
13. To use Nearby Sharing with Windows 11, both devices need to be running Windows and also need to have which of the following?
A. Bluetooth enabled
B. USB ports
C. Similar password authentication turned on
D. TPM chips
14. Which of the following apps should always be used with Windows 11 to uninstall unwanted programs?
15. Which of the following does Microsoft Edge use to compare a website address with list of known phishing sites?
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1. B: The PC Health Check app is recommended and made available by Microsoft for checking an older PC to see if it can run Windows 11.
2. A and D: Both BitLocker device encryption and Windows Information Protection (WIP) are included with Windows 11 Pro, but not with Windows 11 Home. Both versions of Windows 11 include Secure boot and Windows Hello.
3. C: The File History backup tool has been minimized in Windows 11 to focus more on OneDrive.
4. B: The Focus Assist setting lets you configure the hours that notifications are allowed to appear in Windows 11 or prevent them from popping up on a second monitor.
5. C: S mode is a version of Windows 11 allows only apps from Microsoft Store, and requires Microsoft Edge for safe browsing.
6. D: Grid options for arranging desktops in Windows 11 are available using the Snap Layouts feature.
7. B: With Windows Hello, you can unlock Windows using your face, or similar identifier, and bypass using a password.
8. C: Placing the tablet in airplane mode will turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. It will also turn off cellular and near field communication (NFC).
9. C: The Mute option in Chat keeps you included in the conversation but prevents you from getting notifications from it.
10. B: While the Start menu can be moved to many locations, with Windows 11 it, by default, is placed in the screen’s bottom center.
11. A and C: The Reset will remember drive letter assignments, wireless network connections, and BitLocker settings. Unfortunately, though, it requires re-installing desktop programs.
12. B and C: With Windows 11 Pro, Windows Information Protection (WIP) can have settings managed through Systems Center Configuration Manager or Mobile Device Management (MDM).
13. A: To use Nearby Sharing with Windows 11, both devices need to have Bluetooth enabled.
14. D: The Settings app should be used with Windows 11 to uninstall unwanted programs.
15. A: Microsoft Edge uses SmartScreen to compare a website address with list of known phishing sites.