SIMS are Valid.
All the SIM
SIM#1 - Bluetooth,IR and Wifi range and usage
SIM#2 - The connector type matchup: VGA, DVI, HDMI,S-Video, Composite, Serial.
SIM#3 - Identify which encryption types belong to which wireless security protocols.
SIM#4 - Match up parts for a Home Theater PC, Thick Client PC and Gaming PC.
SIM#5 - Identify motherboard components.
SIM#6 - Build a gaming PC and a virtualization PC using a collection of computer components.
SIM#7 - Configure SOHO with maximum encryption
SIM#8 - SOHO Setup at Library
SIM#9 - Build PCs SIMs
Thick Client PC --- 250W, Intel i3, Shared Video, Windows 7 32-bit Pro, 2GB DDR3 Ram, 250GB HDD
Gaming PC --- ...view middle of the document...
3) Identify 4 video connectors. The connectors were VGA, DVI, HDMI, and S-Video. This is easy if you know what the video connectors look like. Just do a Google Image search.
4) Range and typical use of Infrared (IR), Bluetooth, and radio frequency (RF). Other commenters have already discussed this.
5) Build a gaming PC and a virtualization PC using a collection of computer components. This is easy if you know that a gaming PC should be the most powerful, with the exception that the virtualization PC requires the most RAM and the most hard drive space. So use common sense and remember that the gaming PC requires the components that would enhance your gaming experience. Also, on my SIM there were only enough parts to fill up both PCs and no extraneous parts, so that helped.
6) Identify which encryption types belong to which wireless security protocols. This was the most difficult one because I wasn’t familiar with some of the options. The wireless protocols are: Open, WEP, WPA, and WPA-CCMP. The encryption standards that you have available to assign to the protocols are: None, RC4, AES, DES, and 3DES. You can assign one encryption to multiple protocols. None of my study material even mentioned WPA-CCMP, DES, or 3DES so I was pretty lost.
The two multiple-choice questions that threw me the most were one asking what type of liquid is used in a liquid cooling system (I thought water but that wasn’t an option), and one...