CCNA And CCENT Daily Practice Exam: “Where IS That?”

In today’s CCNA and CCENT practice exam , I’ll quiz you on where several important Cisco router features and files are.  Let’s get started!

Question 1:   Where will you find the POSTS?

A.   ROM

B.   Flash

C.   RAM



Question 2:   In what portion of a Cisco router’s memory will you find the IOS images?

A.   RAM


C.   TFTP Server

D.   ROM

E.   Flash


Question 3:   During the boot process, a Cisco router will need to load an IOS image.   Name the three locations in which the router will look, in order.    (No choices on this one!)


Question 4:   Once a Cisco router loads an IOS image, it will look for a valid startup configuration file.   In which two of these locations will it look?

A.   Random Access Memory

B.   Non-volatile Random Access Memory

C.   Flash

D.   TFTP Server

E.   FTP Server

F.   Read-Only Memory


Question 5:    The router has looked in both of the locations mentioned in Question 4, and it can’t find a valid startup configuration file.  Exactly what happens now?  (No choices on this question.)

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Answer 1:  The Power-On Self Tests are stored in Read-Only Memory (ROM), choice “A” in that list.


Answer 2:   IOS images are stored in Flash memory, choice “E”.  Generally referred to simply as “flash,” this is erasable and reprogrammable ROM.  Flash content is retained on a reload.


Answer 3:     The router will look for an IOS image first in Flash, then on a TFTP server (if one is defined), and then in Read-Only Memory.


Answer 4:  The router will first look for a valid IOS image in NVRAM.  If none is found, the router looks for a TFTP server.    The correct choices are “B” and “D”.


Answer 5:   When the router can’t find a valid startup configuration file during the boot process, the router will show you the System Configuration Dialog prompt.  The prompt is to get you to enter Setup Mode (or not).

See you tomorrow on my CCNA Practice Exam page with a brand-new test!

Chris B.