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CompTIA’s Strata Green IT Certification: Practice Test

Emmett Dulaney completes this survey of CompTIA’s Strata Green IT certification exam (number FC0-GR1) with a series of practice questions to test your knowledge and readiness for the exam. By understanding the kinds of questions you may face, you will be better prepared to take the exam, and be able to narrow your studies on those areas you still need to learn.
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In earlier articles, we looked at the Strata program from CompTIA and introduced the Green IT certification. We broke down the objectives of CompTIA’s Strata Green IT certification exam (number FC0-GR1) with an eye toward what you need to know in order to be successful on this exam and earn the certification. Having covered all of the material, the following are 20 practice questions to test your knowledge and readiness for this exam.

While the practice questions test on the same topics as the actual exam, there can always be differences in the verbosity of each problem. The certification exam itself consists of 30 questions which must be answered in 60 minutes. The passing score is 70% and it is expected that candidates will have 18 months of work experience (and highly recommended they have A+ and Server+ certification).


  1. If you are undertaking a green IT initiative that has an initial investment of $10,000 and results in $12,000 profit, what is the Return On Investment (ROI) of the project?
    1. 12%
    2. 20%
    3. 16.7%
    4. 200%
  2. Climate Savers Computing Initiative was created by which technology leaders? (select two)
    1. Microsoft
    2. Intel
    3. Google
    4. Apple
  3. Which set of standards addresses environmental management systems?
    1. ISO 9000
    2. ISO 14000
    3. ISO 26000
    4. ISO 31000
  4. Lead-acid batteries are most commonly a component of which piece of IT equipment?
    1. PC motherboards
    2. LCD monitors
    3. Notebook computers
    4. Uninterruptible power supplies
  5. The sale of electronics containing which material is NOT prohibited by the RoHS directive?
    1. Tungsten
    2. Lead
    3. Mercury
    4. Hexavalent chromium
  6. Power Usage Effectiveness is calculated by:
    1. Dividing energy used for the IT department by energy used for the entire organization
    2. Dividing energy used to maintain IT facilities by energy needed to power IT equipment
    3. Dividing energy needed to power IT equipment by total number of servers
    4. Multiplying energy used per hour by number of operating hours per year for the IT department
  7. Approximately what percentage of all toxic material found in landfills originates from electronic equipment?
    1. 10%
    2. 30%
    3. 50%
    4. 70%
  8. Which global power state is also known as hibernate mode?
    1. G1
    2. G2
    3. G3
    4. G4
  9. To properly control screen brightness levels, IT administrators should:
    1. Change settings using the monitor’s control buttons
    2. Change settings using the Windows control panel
    3. Change settings within the BIOS
    4. Change settings using keyboard controls
  10. Programs such as SpeedStep and LongHaul are able to conserve energy by:
    1. Sending a computer to hibernate mode as soon as it becomes inactive
    2. Throttling CPU frequency on the fly
    3. Redirecting fans and cooling systems to the CPU
    4. Allowing a PC to operate while in a lower global power state
  11. Which standard regulates the use of Power Over Ethernet (PoE) technology?
    1. IEEE 802.11b
    2. IEEE 802.3
    3. IEEE 802.15.1
    4. IEEE 802.6
  12. Which is NOT a benefit of passive heat-sink cooling when compared to active cooling?
    1. Diminished energy usage
    2. Lower cost of operation
    3. Less dust and dirt build-up
    4. Increased cooling speed
  13. Hot migration refers to:
    1. Transferring a virtual environment to a new server without powering servers down
    2. Transferring a virtual environment when the server’s temperature becomes too high
    3. Powering down both servers to transfer a virtual environment
    4. Sharing remote usage between two servers
  14. Installing software on a centralized server and sending it to users as needed is called:
    1. Application sending
    2. Application swapping
    3. Application migration
    4. Application streaming
  15. Which of the following are drawbacks of virtualization? (select all that apply)
    1. High initial investment
    2. More complex administration
    3. Increased licensing costs
    4. Increased energy usage
  16. You are trying to reduce the amount of paper used by your organization. Which of these techniques can help you achieve this goal? (select all that apply)
    1. Online collaboration tools
    2. Black and white printing
    3. Decreasing print margins
    4. Duplex printing
  17. The EPA’s product rating system that assesses the environmental impact of consumer and commercial products is called:
    1. Energy Score
    2. Energy Check
    3. Energy Star
    4. Energy Point
  18. Energy efficiency readings should be taken:
    1. At the same time of day each day
    2. On the same day each week
    3. One week each month
    4. At varying times of day and days of the week
  19. Which organization oversees EPEAT certification for green electronics?
    1. The Green Grid
    2. Green Computing Impact Organization
    3. Climate Savers Computing Initiative
    4. Green Electronics Council
  20. The 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development produced which document?
    1. Millennium Development Goals
    2. ISO 21931
    3. The Brahimi Report
    4. Agenda 21

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