Home > Articles > Certification > Microsoft Certification

This chapter is from the book

Exam Prep Questions

Question 1

You're planning the Active Directory design for FKP International. One of the requirements is that all members of the Finance department have a more stringent password policy than users in all other departments. What should you do?

  1. Configure an OU for the Finance department. Configure a stringent password policy and apply it to the OU.

  2. Configure a Finance domain and configure a domain-wide password policy.

  3. Configure a new forest for the Finance department. Configure a domain-wide password policy.

  4. Create a new universal group called finance. Configure a stringent password policy and apply it to the finance group.

Answer B is correct. Password policies are configured at the domain level. There can be only one password policy per domain. To apply a different password policy for the Finance department, two domains must be configured. Answer A is incorrect because password policies are not configured at the OU level. Answer C is incorrect because creating a new forest is unnecessary. Answer D is incorrect because a password policy cannot be specifically applied to a group.

Question 2

Which of the following administrative models organizes the Active Directory hierarchy around the different business units or departments?

  1. Geographical

  2. Functional

  3. Organizational

  4. Hybrids

Answer C is correct. An organizational model organizes the Active Directory hierarchy around the various business units or departments within a company. Answer A is incorrect because the model organizes Active Directory components around the various geographical locations. Answer B is incorrect because this model organizes the Active Directory hierarchy around the various job roles defined within a business. Answer D is incorrect because this model uses a combination of the other models.

Question 3

FKP International has recently bought out another company. The new company already has its own network infrastructure. While assessing the requirements of both companies, you determine that each company will require separate partitions. What should you do?

  1. Configure two forests

  2. Establish the new company as a new domain tree within the FKP International forest

  3. Configure a child domain under the FKP International forest root domain for the new company

  4. Configure an OU for the new company

Answer A is correct. Partitions are applied at the forest level. Therefore, if a company requires unique schema policies, multiple forests are required. Answers B, C, and D are incorrect because partitions are configured only at the forest root level.

Question 4

You are designing the Active Directory infrastructure for DKP International. DKP International was recently bought by FKP International. You're trying to determine how the new company will fit within the FKP International Active Directory hierarchy. During your assessment, you determine that DKP International already has an Internet presence that needs to be maintained. The organization also wants to use this namespace internally. What should you do?

  1. Configure two separate forests, one for each company

  2. Configure DKP International as a new tree within the forest

  3. Configure a child domain under the forest root for DKP International

  4. Configure an OU for DKP International

Answer B is correct. By configuring a new tree within an existing forest, DKP International can maintain its Internet presence while still being part of the FKP International Active Directory infrastructure. Answer A is incorrect because creating two separate forests is unnecessary. Answer C and D are incorrect because these solutions would not allow the new company to maintain its current DNS name.

Question 5

You're planning the WINS design for FKP International. Approximately 5,000 clients are on the network. The network is also routed. How many WINS servers are required?

  1. 1

  2. 2

  3. 3

  4. 4

Answer A is correct. There is no requirement for the number of WINS server that must be implemented. Because WINS is required for name resolution, one server must be used, although two WINS servers would be recommended for fault tolerance. Therefore, answers B, C, and D are incorrect.

Question 6

FKP International consists of a routed network. The company wants the new network infrastructure to include DHCP to automate the assignment of IP addresses to workstations. All routers do not support DHCP broadcasts. Which of the following would meet this requirement?

  1. Install a single DHCP server to be used by all workstations

  2. Install a single DHCP server and place a DHCP relay agent on each subnet without a DHCP server

  3. Place a DHCP server on each subnet

  4. Install the DHCP relay agent

Answers B and C are correct. Because the network is routed, you have two options. First, a DHCP server can be placed on each subnet or you can place a DHCP server on one subnet and enable the DHCP relay agent on the remaining subnets. Therefore, answers A and D are incorrect. A single DHCP server will not work because the routers do not support DHCP broadcasts. A DHCP server is required and therefore implementing only a relay agent is incorrect.

Question 7

FKP International has offices throughout North America. The corporate headquarters is located in Chicago. The NYC and Boston locations are connected to the head office via T1 connections. The office in San Francisco is connected to the head office via a 56kbps frame relay connection that is already heavily utilized. How many sites are required?

  1. 1

  2. 2

  3. 3

  4. 4

Answer B is correct. Because the WAN connection between San Francisco and the head office is slow and already heavily utilized, at least two separate sites should be required. Answer A is incorrect because replication will not occur correctly. Answers C and D are incorrect because only the minimum number of sites that are required should be created.

Question 8

FKP International has offices throughout North America. The corporate headquarters is located in Chicago. The NYC and Boston locations are connected to the head office via T1 connections. The office in San Francisco is connected to the head office via a 56kbps frame relay connection that is already heavily utilized. The NYC location currently has its own Internet presence which should be maintained. The Active Directory DNS name for NYC should be the same as its Internet domain name. How many domains will be required?

  1. One domain for the entire company

  2. Two domains: a forest root domain and a child domain for the NYC location

  3. Three domains: A root domain, and two geographical domains for San Francisco and NYC

  4. Five domains: A root domain, and four geographical domains

Answer C is correct. A forest root domain is required. Two geographical domains should be created: one for San Francisco because the link is not capable of sustaining Sysvol replication and one for the NYC location because it needs to maintain an Internet presence. Therefore answers A, B, and D are incorrect.

Question 9

When creating the Active Directory design for DKP international, four domains are required. Each domain will be configured as a child under the root domain. What must be done so that users in one domain can access resources in another domain within the forest?

  1. Configure two-way transitive trusts between all domains.

  2. Nothing. Two-way transitive trusts are automatically configured.

  3. Configure shortcut trusts between all domains in the forest.

  4. Configure two one-way trusts between each domain.

Answer B is correct. Within a forest, two-way transitive trusts are automatically configured between parent and child domains, thereby creating a trust path throughout the forest. Therefore, answers A and D are incorrect. Answer C is incorrect because shortcut trusts are required only if you want to shorten the trust path between two domains.

Question 10

FKP International is expanding and a new office is being opened in Europe. The number of users in the new location will be close to 3,000 within the next two years. The IT director for the company wants to know whether a new domain is required for the new location. Which of the following should be considered?

  1. Security requirements

  2. Number of users

  3. Number of local resources

  4. WAN connectivity

  5. Operating systems in use

Answers A and D are correct. When assessing the requirements for a new domain, you should consider the security requirements and WAN connectivity. Both of these could warrant the creation of additional domains. Therefore answers B, C, and E are incorrect.

InformIT Promotional Mailings & Special Offers

I would like to receive exclusive offers and hear about products from InformIT and its family of brands. I can unsubscribe at any time.


Pearson Education, Inc., 221 River Street, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030, (Pearson) presents this site to provide information about products and services that can be purchased through this site.

This privacy notice provides an overview of our commitment to privacy and describes how we collect, protect, use and share personal information collected through this site. Please note that other Pearson websites and online products and services have their own separate privacy policies.

Collection and Use of Information

To conduct business and deliver products and services, Pearson collects and uses personal information in several ways in connection with this site, including:

Questions and Inquiries

For inquiries and questions, we collect the inquiry or question, together with name, contact details (email address, phone number and mailing address) and any other additional information voluntarily submitted to us through a Contact Us form or an email. We use this information to address the inquiry and respond to the question.

Online Store

For orders and purchases placed through our online store on this site, we collect order details, name, institution name and address (if applicable), email address, phone number, shipping and billing addresses, credit/debit card information, shipping options and any instructions. We use this information to complete transactions, fulfill orders, communicate with individuals placing orders or visiting the online store, and for related purposes.


Pearson may offer opportunities to provide feedback or participate in surveys, including surveys evaluating Pearson products, services or sites. Participation is voluntary. Pearson collects information requested in the survey questions and uses the information to evaluate, support, maintain and improve products, services or sites, develop new products and services, conduct educational research and for other purposes specified in the survey.

Contests and Drawings

Occasionally, we may sponsor a contest or drawing. Participation is optional. Pearson collects name, contact information and other information specified on the entry form for the contest or drawing to conduct the contest or drawing. Pearson may collect additional personal information from the winners of a contest or drawing in order to award the prize and for tax reporting purposes, as required by law.


If you have elected to receive email newsletters or promotional mailings and special offers but want to unsubscribe, simply email information@informit.com.

Service Announcements

On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly service related announcement. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance we might send users an email. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, though they can deactivate their account information. However, these communications are not promotional in nature.

Customer Service

We communicate with users on a regular basis to provide requested services and in regard to issues relating to their account we reply via email or phone in accordance with the users' wishes when a user submits their information through our Contact Us form.

Other Collection and Use of Information

Application and System Logs

Pearson automatically collects log data to help ensure the delivery, availability and security of this site. Log data may include technical information about how a user or visitor connected to this site, such as browser type, type of computer/device, operating system, internet service provider and IP address. We use this information for support purposes and to monitor the health of the site, identify problems, improve service, detect unauthorized access and fraudulent activity, prevent and respond to security incidents and appropriately scale computing resources.

Web Analytics

Pearson may use third party web trend analytical services, including Google Analytics, to collect visitor information, such as IP addresses, browser types, referring pages, pages visited and time spent on a particular site. While these analytical services collect and report information on an anonymous basis, they may use cookies to gather web trend information. The information gathered may enable Pearson (but not the third party web trend services) to link information with application and system log data. Pearson uses this information for system administration and to identify problems, improve service, detect unauthorized access and fraudulent activity, prevent and respond to security incidents, appropriately scale computing resources and otherwise support and deliver this site and its services.

Cookies and Related Technologies

This site uses cookies and similar technologies to personalize content, measure traffic patterns, control security, track use and access of information on this site, and provide interest-based messages and advertising. Users can manage and block the use of cookies through their browser. Disabling or blocking certain cookies may limit the functionality of this site.

Do Not Track

This site currently does not respond to Do Not Track signals.


Pearson uses appropriate physical, administrative and technical security measures to protect personal information from unauthorized access, use and disclosure.


This site is not directed to children under the age of 13.


Pearson may send or direct marketing communications to users, provided that

  • Pearson will not use personal information collected or processed as a K-12 school service provider for the purpose of directed or targeted advertising.
  • Such marketing is consistent with applicable law and Pearson's legal obligations.
  • Pearson will not knowingly direct or send marketing communications to an individual who has expressed a preference not to receive marketing.
  • Where required by applicable law, express or implied consent to marketing exists and has not been withdrawn.

Pearson may provide personal information to a third party service provider on a restricted basis to provide marketing solely on behalf of Pearson or an affiliate or customer for whom Pearson is a service provider. Marketing preferences may be changed at any time.

Correcting/Updating Personal Information

If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as your postal address or email address), we provide a way to correct or update that user's personal data provided to us. This can be done on the Account page. If a user no longer desires our service and desires to delete his or her account, please contact us at customer-service@informit.com and we will process the deletion of a user's account.


Users can always make an informed choice as to whether they should proceed with certain services offered by InformIT. If you choose to remove yourself from our mailing list(s) simply visit the following page and uncheck any communication you no longer want to receive: www.informit.com/u.aspx.

Sale of Personal Information

Pearson does not rent or sell personal information in exchange for any payment of money.

While Pearson does not sell personal information, as defined in Nevada law, Nevada residents may email a request for no sale of their personal information to NevadaDesignatedRequest@pearson.com.

Supplemental Privacy Statement for California Residents

California residents should read our Supplemental privacy statement for California residents in conjunction with this Privacy Notice. The Supplemental privacy statement for California residents explains Pearson's commitment to comply with California law and applies to personal information of California residents collected in connection with this site and the Services.

Sharing and Disclosure

Pearson may disclose personal information, as follows:

  • As required by law.
  • With the consent of the individual (or their parent, if the individual is a minor)
  • In response to a subpoena, court order or legal process, to the extent permitted or required by law
  • To protect the security and safety of individuals, data, assets and systems, consistent with applicable law
  • In connection the sale, joint venture or other transfer of some or all of its company or assets, subject to the provisions of this Privacy Notice
  • To investigate or address actual or suspected fraud or other illegal activities
  • To exercise its legal rights, including enforcement of the Terms of Use for this site or another contract
  • To affiliated Pearson companies and other companies and organizations who perform work for Pearson and are obligated to protect the privacy of personal information consistent with this Privacy Notice
  • To a school, organization, company or government agency, where Pearson collects or processes the personal information in a school setting or on behalf of such organization, company or government agency.


This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects Personal Information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.

Requests and Contact

Please contact us about this Privacy Notice or if you have any requests or questions relating to the privacy of your personal information.

Changes to this Privacy Notice

We may revise this Privacy Notice through an updated posting. We will identify the effective date of the revision in the posting. Often, updates are made to provide greater clarity or to comply with changes in regulatory requirements. If the updates involve material changes to the collection, protection, use or disclosure of Personal Information, Pearson will provide notice of the change through a conspicuous notice on this site or other appropriate way. Continued use of the site after the effective date of a posted revision evidences acceptance. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns about the Privacy Notice or any objection to any revisions.

Last Update: November 17, 2020