CompTIA SY0-201

SY0-201 CompTIA Security+ (2008 Edition) Exam

Practice Test
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CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 1 Which of the following devices would be used to gain access to a secure network without affecting network connectivity? A. Router B. Vampire tap C. Firewall D. Fiber-optic splicer Answer: B

QUESTION NO: 2 After disabling SSID broadcast for all wireless routers on the network, the administrator noticed that the Same unauthorized users were still accessing the network. Which of the following did the administrator fail to do? A. Re-enable the SSID. B. Disallow 802.11a traffic on the network. C. Change the SSID. D. Enable ARP cache spoofing protection. Answer: C

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Exploitation of the 5-day grace period for domain name registration is referred to as: A. domain name poisoning. B. domain name kiting. C. domain name lookup. D. domain name service. Answer: B

QUESTION NO: 4 Which of the following ports is susceptible to DNS poisoning? A. 23 B. 53 "Pass Any Exam. Any Time." - www.actualtests.com 2

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QUESTION NO: 5 Why is an ad-hoc network a security risk? A. An ad-hoc network allows access to another computer at the same level of the logged in user, compromising information. B. An ad-hoc network allows access to the nearest access point which may allow a direct connection to another computer. C. An ad-hoc network allows access to the nearest access point which may give elevated rights to the connecting user. D. An ad-hoc network allows access to another computer but with no rights so files cannot be copied or changed. Answer: A

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A. A user is able to distribute connections to the network for load balancing using a centralized list of approved devices. B. A user is able to distribute connections to the network using cached credentials on a local machine. C. A user is able to control connections to the network using a centralized list of approved devices. D. A user is able to control connections to the network using cached credentials on a local machine. Answer: C

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www. Require authentication for all inbound SMTP traffic. Logic bombs D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 11 Which of the following is the BEST course of action to ensure an email server is not an open relay? A. Pop-up blocker Answer: D QUESTION NO: 14 An administrator wants to make sure that network machines stay up-to-date with current solutions. C. Answer: A QUESTION NO: 12 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 13 A. Spam . Block all inbound traffic on SMTP port 25.co Which of the following security threats would MOST likely use IRC? m 5 . Which of the following would help prevent this in the future? tua lTe sts A. D. Require authentication for all inbound and outbound SMTP traffic. Any Time. Adware C.com Ac A user contacts technical support stating they received notification in a web browser that their computer is infected with a virus." . Botnets B. Require authentication for all outbound SMTP traffic. B. which of the following should be done on a regular basis to help facilitate this need? "Pass Any Exam. Antivirus D. Anti-Spyware B.actualtests. Spam blocker C.

Use employee B's public key to unencrypted the message. Use employee A's private key to verify the digital signature.actualtests. B." . Any Time.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Employee B wants to make sure that the message is truly from employee A. Driver updates D. RSA B. D. B. Only a certain number of certificates can be revoked. C.www.com Ac tua lTe sts QUESTION NO: 16 . Configuration baselines Answer: B QUESTION NO: 15 Which of the following is the main disadvantage of implementing a certificate revocation list? A. Use employee A's public key to verify the digital signature. Use employee B's private key to unencrypted the message. Revocation is not instantaneous. It is a single point of failure and expensive to maintain. DES Answer: A QUESTION NO: 17 Employee A sends employee B an encrypted message along with a digital signature. D. Which of the following will employee B do to verify the source of the message? A. Patch management C. MD5 C. The CRL database cannot be duplicated. Answer: B On which of the following algorithms is PGP based? A. Answer: D "Pass Any Exam.co m 6 . Group policy updates B. C. WPA D.

" . Use employee B's public key to encrypt the message. Vendors lTe sts Which of the following groups should be able to view the results of the risk assessment for an organization? (Select TWO). D. E. Any Time. Blocks access to the network D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 18 Employee A wants to send employee B an encrypted message that will identify employee A as the source of the message. Forwards requests for services from a client Answer: D "Pass Any Exam. C.co m Answer: A.com Ac Answer: B. B. Analyzes packets B.D tua A. All employees D. Use the message application to mark the message as urgent.actualtests. A. Use only symmetric encryption to send the message. QUESTION NO: 19 QUESTION NO: 20 Which of the following describes the role of a proxy server? A. HR employees B. . Information security employees C. Which of the following will employee A do to accomplish this? (Select TWO). Use employee A's private key to sign the message.E 7 . Serves as ahoneypot C. Use employee A's public key to sign the message. Use employee B's private key to encrypt the message.www. F. Executive management E.

www. If all current service packs andhotfixes were re-applied B. An IDS Answer: A QUESTION NO: 24 An administrator is having difficulty getting staff to adhere to group policy directives regarding streaming audio. If the firewallruleset does not allow incoming traffic to the vulnerable port Answer: A QUESTION NO: 22 NIDS can be used to help secure a network from threats MOST effectively by watching network traffic in order to: A. ensure proper password strength. D. If all device drivers were updated D.com 8 Ac Which of the following is the BEST solution for an administrator to implement in order to learn more about the zeroday exploit attacks on the internal network? tua lTe sts . Answer: D QUESTION NO: 23 A. Which of the following is the FIRST item to assess when attempting to mitigate the risk? A." . observe if any systems are communicating using unauthorized protocols. Any Time. inspect and analyze data being passed through SSH tunnels. The technician realizes it was recently re-imaged after a component failed on it. Astateful firewall C. If the spam filters have been properly applied C. AHoneypot B. C. A HIDS D. Bandwidth utilization increases around the time that a popular radio show is broadcast.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 21 A recent risk assessment has identified vulnerabilities on a production server. Which of the following is the BEST solution to implement? "Pass Any Exam. verify adequate bandwidth is being provided for existing traffic.actualtests.co m . B.

CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Increase the max size of the log D. Change the password policy C.actualtests." . Security logs for failed logon attempts lTe Which of the following logs would show that someone has been querying information about a Company's networks? sts QUESTION NO: 26 .co m 9 . Application logs for service start and stop events D. Network-based Intrusion Detection System (NIDS) C. Access Control List (ACL) B. Deploy content filters D. Deleting the cookies C. Implement time of day restrictions Answer: C QUESTION NO: 25 Which of the following is the BEST way for an attacker to conceal their identity? A. Any Time. Username and passwords D.www. Disable logging Answer: D Answer: B QUESTION NO: 27 Which of the following determines if traffic is blocked or allowed? A.com Ac tua A. Shoulder surfing B. Enforce group policy B. Logical keys Answer: A "Pass Any Exam. DNS logs for zone transfers C. System logs for patch and reboot events B.

DMZ C. NAC D. User documentation D. allow personnel to exit the building without any forms of authentication. allow personnel to exit the building only after security confirms the threat and electronically releases all locks. Physical memory B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 28 Which of the following is the primary location where global policies are implemented in an organization? A. Security group Answer: B QUESTION NO: 29 In the event of a fire. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 31 Which of the following protocols uses a three-way handshake during communication with multiple hosts? A. the MOST appropriate setting for electronic cipher locks would be to: A. SMTP "Pass Any Exam. NAT . B. after passing through a firewall. Domain C.www. Any Time. C. by separating a network and still allowing access to that network? ." .com 10 Ac tua QUESTION NO: 30 lTe Answer: B sts A.actualtests. D. allow personnel to exit the building using only a photo ID badge. VLAN B.co m Which of the following provides a security buffer. allow personnel to exit the building only after using a valid swipe card and key.

actualtests." . TCP D. Which of the following is the reason that only this call center representative is unable to connect to the PBX? A. "Pass Any Exam.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. NIDS B. Which of the following would be MOST effective to prevent this from happening? A.co m . Honeypot Answer: C QUESTION NO: 33 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 34 A call center uses 50 remote representatives to handle calls for clients. Three factor D. Which of the following authentication types is this? sts . Both passwords are synchronized and used to login to the machine. However. one of the representatives reports that they can no longer connect to the call center PBX. UDP C. There is one password for unlocking the encryption and one password for logging onto the network. and connect back to the call center over the Internet. Single sign-on C. Proxy server D. Any Time. RDP Answer: C QUESTION NO: 32 A number of users on the company network have been contracting viruses from required social networking sites. Firewall C. Two factor tua lTe A user logs onto a laptop with an encrypted hard drive. Biometric B.www. The representative has a disk defragmentation program installed. The representatives run software based IP phones on their laptops.com 11 Ac A.

D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. B. C. DDOS C. To alert the administrator to known anomalies C. To log any known anomalies D. To monitor network traffic in promiscuous mode B. To take action against known threats Answer: D QUESTION NO: 37 Which of the following should be done FIRST after creating a formal disaster recovery plan? A. The call center has placed the firewall on the edge of the network. The call center has recently installed HIDS. Update the plan as needed. Which of the following is a possible source of this HIDS alert? A. Teardrop attack D. The representative has amis-configured software firewall. Store the plan where all employees can see it. C. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 35 A network administrator is alerted to an incident on a file server. D. Any Time. Distribute the plan.com Ac tua lTe sts QUESTION NO: 36 ." .co m 12 . ARP poisoning B. Test the plan.www. The alerting application is a file integrity checker. Rootkit Answer: D A NIPS is primarily used for which of the following purposes? A. Answer: A "Pass Any Exam.actualtests.

SHA-256 B.E QUESTION NO: 39 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 40 A company is having a problem with users setting up rogue access points. D. Any Time. Password policy hardening B. . Store tapes near the servers. Format tapes annually. A.com 13 Ac tua lTe sts A. C." . Answer: D. WEP "Pass Any Exam. Label the media. Keep the tapes user accessible. Store backup's offsite. D.co m Which of the following is the reason fiber optic cable is MORE secure than CAT5 cable? . It transmits signals faster. Stop SSID broadcasting C. E. MAC address filtering Answer: D QUESTION NO: 41 A company sets up wireless access points for visitors to use wireless devices. C. Which of the following encryption methods should they implement to provide the highest level of security? A. Implement least privilege access D. Data is automatically encrypted. It is harder to tap into. It has heavier shielding. Which of the following solutions would be the BEST for the administrator to implement? A. B.actualtests.www. B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 38 Which of the following are BEST practices in regards to backup media? (Select TWO).

This type of attack is BEST known as: A.com Ac tua lTe sts . exploiting a back door. Fingerprint and retina scan C. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 43 Which of the following would be used to gain access to a data center where the administrator would have to use multiple authentication factors? A. exploiting a weak password. Answer: D "Pass Any Exam. the administrator needs to be aware of which of the following disadvantages? A. Any Time. C. The policy will restrict remote patching of user workstations.actualtests. Some users may have a legitimate need for installing applications. Fingerprint scan and password B." . C. Such a policy requires a great deal of administrative overhead. privilege escalation.co m 14 . B. a man-in-the-middle attack.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. Not all users will know which files are executable installations.www. D. B. D. ID badge and smartcard Answer: A QUESTION NO: 44 An attacker uses an account that allows read-only access to the firewall for checking logs and configuration files to gain access to an account that gives full control over firewall configuration. Enter two different passwords D. WPA2 D. WPA Answer: C QUESTION NO: 42 When implementing a group policy restricting users from running software installations.

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C. Analyzing network traffic for suspicious traffic "Pass Any Exam.actualtests. Any Time. Diverting spyware traffic to the DMZ D. Analyzing LAN traffic for file sharing software B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 48 Which of following protocols can operate in tunnel mode? A. SSL D. A trusted segment to a VPN concentrator. Translates between private addresses and public addresses tua lTe sts . Provides access based on predetermined characteristics B. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 50 Which of the following BEST describes NAC? Answer: A QUESTION NO: 51 Which of the following BEST describes the function of a NIDS? A. SHTTP C. SFTP Answer: A QUESTION NO: 49 Which of the following BEST characterizes a DMZ? A.co m 16 . IPSec B. A network that resides between trusted and non-trusted networks. A connection between two trusted networks. Translates between DHCP requests and IP addresses D." .com Ac A.www. B. Provides access based on ARP requests C. D. A trusted network that is encrypted end-to-end. Diverting suspicious traffic in real-time C.

Vertical scans Answer: B QUESTION NO: 55 In order to help maintain system security.www. Security templates C. Machine virtualization is only possible in a 64-bit environment. . Horizontal scans D. Any Time. Escorts Answer: A QUESTION NO: 53 Answer: C QUESTION NO: 54 A. Which of the following are they MOST likely to use? tua lTe sts A. Which of the following BEST describes this practice? "Pass Any Exam. ID badges C. Some malware is able to detect that they are running in a virtual environment.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: D QUESTION NO: 52 Which of the following BEST secures ingress and egress points in a data center? A." . Mandatory Access Control (MAC) B. The virtualization host OS must be within two revisions of the guest OS. Proximity cards B. C. Log book D.co Which of the following is true about the application of machine virtualization? m 17 . Virtualization hosting is only possible on one specific OS. B.actualtests.com Ac An administrator needs to ensure that all machines deployed to the production environment follow strict company guidelines. D. employees are only given rights to perform their current job function.

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actualtests. Anti-spyware D. Which of the following would allow the security staff to identify unauthorized access to the server? m 19 . Any Time. VLAN B. NAT C. while simultaneously providing additional IP addresses? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: D QUESTION NO: 59 Which of the following should a developer use to protect cookies while in transit? A. Digital signing Answer: A QUESTION NO: 60 Which of the following provides an organization with the ability to hide an internal private network.www. DMZ Answer: B QUESTION NO: 62 "Pass Any Exam. Proprietary formatting C. Encryption B. Antivirus C. HIDS B. Protocol analyzer D. Honeypot sts ." . VPN D.com Ac QUESTION NO: 61 tua Answer: A lTe A.co A security administrator is worried about attackers accessing a specific server within the company's network.

IPS D. Privilege escalation Answer: D QUESTION NO: 65 Which of the following allows an attacker to join a network and view traffic on the network by physical connection? A. NIPS D. Any Time. Use default accounts D. HIDS C. HIPS B. which of the following is the NEXT step after gaining access to a system? A. DoS C.com Ac tua lTe sts .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following will MOST likely block known network attacks? A. Vampire tap C. IDS "Pass Any Exam. Attack weak passwords B. DMZ Answer: A QUESTION NO: 64 During a data exfiltration penetration test. NIDS Answer: C QUESTION NO: 63 Which of the following allows a technician to retroactively identify a security incident? A.co m 20 .www. Proxy server D.actualtests. Internet content filter C." . NIDS B. Firewall B.

Increased overhead for server processing B. Batch file B.www. Any Time." . Multiple points of entry into the network D. Group policy D.com Ac tua lTe sts A. Weak SSID C. Registry edits C.actualtests.co Which of the following is the BEST way to restrict the GUI interface on a workstation? m 21 . Requirement to remember one password C. Rogue access point D. WEP Answer: A QUESTION NO: 67 Answer: C QUESTION NO: 68 Which of the following is a weakness of single sign-on? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: B QUESTION NO: 66 Which of the following describes an attack where a person searches for open access points? A. Local policy . War driving B. A single point of failure on the network Answer: D QUESTION NO: 69 Which of the following describes what has occurred after a user has successfully gained access to a secure system? "Pass Any Exam.

www. Task manager D. Identification D. Man-traps D. NetBIOS D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A.actualtests.com Ac A. Task manager C. Systems monitor B. Performance monitor C. Any Time. NIC bindings Answer: A "Pass Any Exam. Performance baseline B. Physical tokens B. Authenticity C. Authentication B. Physical access logs C. Hardware locks Answer: B QUESTION NO: 71 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 72 Which of the following will allow a security administrator to help detect a DDoS? A. Confidentiality Answer: A QUESTION NO: 70 Which of the following allows management to track whether staff members have accessed an authorized area? A.co m 22 ." . Protocol analyzer tua lTe Which of the following will allow a security administrator to determine potentially malicious traffic traversing the network? sts .

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3DES B. Logic bomb Answer: D QUESTION NO: 78 Answer: C QUESTION NO: 79 Which of the following is a common evasion technique by attackers to avoid reverse engineering? A. Virus B." . PKI Answer: D QUESTION NO: 77 Which of the following does a malicious insider install in order to attack the system at a predetermined date? A. Pop-up blockers B. Spam D.co m 24 . Anti-spam D. Determining if the host can connect to the Internet B. Any Time. Antivirus lTe Which of the following prevents unsolicited email messages from entering the company's network? sts . Anti-spyware C. Determining if the host is already infected Answer: C "Pass Any Exam.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A.www. Worm C. Determining if the host is Windows or Linux based C. Determining if the host if a virtual or physical D. AES C.com Ac tua A. Symmetric keys D.actualtests.

HIPS B. Kiting C. Three factor authentication "Pass Any Exam. NTLM B. NTLMv2 D. NIDS D.actualtests. ARP spoofing B. Single sign-on C." . NTFS Answer: D QUESTION NO: 83 Which of the following authentication models often requires different systems to function together and is complicated to implement in non-homogeneous environments? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 80 Which of the following is a tactic used by malicious domain purchasing organizations? A.co m . Access point C.www. One factor authentication B. DDoS Answer: B QUESTION NO: 81 Which of the following BEST controls traffic between networks? A. Two factor authentication D. Any Time. IPSec C.com 25 Ac tua lTe sts . Firewall Answer: D QUESTION NO: 82 Which of the following will allow a technician to restrict access to one folder within a shared folder? A. DNS D.

www. Risk mitigation . PPTP D. Risk denial Answer: C QUESTION NO: 87 Which of the following cryptography concepts requires two keys? "Pass Any Exam. Risk mitigation C.co Which of the following describes bringing risk to an acceptable level? m 26 .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: B QUESTION NO: 84 Which of the following would be used for authentication in Active Directory? A." .actualtests. Rick avoidance B. Kerberos Answer: D QUESTION NO: 85 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 86 A. Leveraging positive risk B. Any Time. Risk avoidance D. RAS C. Avoiding negative risk C. TACACS B.com Ac Which of the following describes a situation where management decided the financial impact is less than the cost of fixing the security threat? tua lTe sts A. Risk acceptance D.

Any Time. distant from the primary site to decrease the likelihood of an event affecting both. B. near to the primary site to reduce outage duration due to conveyance of primary site staff and hardware. an alternate site should be geographically: A. PGP C. C. Data confidentiality C. AES256 B. D. TPM B.www.actualtests.co m 27 . Asymmetric C. Sender authentication Answer: B QUESTION NO: 90 To follow industry best practices for disaster recovery planning. Data availability D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. SSL D. Sender anonymity B. similar to the primary sites to ensure availability of resources and environmental functions.com Ac tua lTe sts QUESTION NO: 89 ." . near to the primary site to ensure frequent inspection by the primary sites staff. Answer: B "Pass Any Exam. WEP Answer: D A recipient's public key can be used by a data sender to ensure which of the following? A. Symmetric D. Secret Answer: B QUESTION NO: 88 Which of the following is a transmission encryption that is generally regarded as weak? A.

Integrity protection C.F QUESTION NO: 94 Which of the following are the MOST critical resources needed during Disaster Recovery Plan development? (Select TWO). Payload encryption C.actualtests.co m 28 . Enforcing use of cryptographic keys E. End-point confidentiality D. Payload compression Answer: B QUESTION NO: 92 IPSec provides which of the following? A.com Ac tua QUESTION NO: 93 lTe sts . "Pass Any Exam. Payload compression Answer: B Which of the following SSH configurations mitigate brute-force login attacks? (Select THREE). A. Limiting failed logon attempts D. Changing the default service port F." . New IP headers B. Any Time. Filtering based upon source address C. Enabling SSH version 2 B.D. NAT traversal D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 91 The IPSec authentication header provides which of the following? A. Disabling default accounts Answer: C. Payload encryption B.www.

Key escrow Answer: C "Pass Any Exam.www. End users E.com Ac tua A. External requests to UDP port 445 needs to be blocked. B. Customers Answer: A. B.co m 29 . D. Documenting the security assessment and decision. Examining firewall and NIDS logs.C QUESTION NO: 95 In which of the following situations is a web application firewall MOST likely used? A. Reverse engineering non-vendor supplied patches. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 96 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 97 Which of the following is the process by which encryption keys are distributed? A. Trusted Platform Module (TPM) C.actualtests. Data owners B. lTe Which of the following is part of the patch management process? sts . Commercial vendors C. Communication between DNS servers needs to be encrypted. User access and rights review B. Any Time. C. D." . Key management D. C. Replacing aging network and computing equipment. System administrators D. Input to an application needs to be screened for malicious content.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Physical access to a console needs to be secured.

"Pass Any Exam. vulnerabilities. Worm B. and budget D. cost. Rootkit C. Any Time.com Ac tua lTe sts . Botnet B. Policies. Virus Answer: B QUESTION NO: 99 Which of the following is associated with a command and control system? A. B. procedures. Rootkit C. Reducing the time from vulnerability discovery to patch deployment. C. Reducing the cost to recover from a security incident. Virus D. Logic bomb D. Reducing the work associated with patch management. and enforcement Answer: B QUESTION NO: 101 Which of the following BEST describes the purpose of risk mitigation? A. Reducing the chances that a threat will exploita vulnerability.www. Exploits. and social engineering B. and asset values C. Management.actualtests.co m 30 .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 98 Which of the following has a primary goal of hiding its processes to avoid detection? A. Threats. D. attacks." . Logic bomb Answer: A QUESTION NO: 100 Which of the following does a risk assessment include? A.

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www. Testing server restoration Answer: D The physical location of rogue access points can be discovered by using which of the following? A.com Ac tua lTe sts QUESTION NO: 107 . Spam Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. Worm C. Trojan B. Which of the following security threats is the MOST probable cause? A. IPS B. Testing the performance of each workstations UPS B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Enforcing change management D. Creating a chain of custody C. The technician verifies that the antivirus definitions on that workstation are current.co m 32 . Man-trap design Answer: C QUESTION NO: 106 A disaster recovery exercise should include which of the following action types? A. Proximity reader C." . War driving Answer: D QUESTION NO: 108 After accessing several different Internet sites a user reports their computer is running slow. Creatinghoneypots D.actualtests. Biometrics B. Spyware D. Remote monitoring C. Any Time. Door access D.

Which of the following is the MOST likely cause of this issue? A. IPS has blocked access C.actualtests.co m 33 . but is unable to access the network. Answer: D "Pass Any Exam. The network administrator checks the network connection and verifies that there is connectivity. The technician verifies that the user's computer has network connectivity. C. No other users are having any problems printing.com Ac tua lTe A. Any Time. Wrong VLAN D." . Proxy server D.www. IDS C. Which of the following is the MOST probable reason the user cannot print? A. Firewall sts If an administrator wanted to be able to identify exactly which Internet sites are being accessed most frequently. NAT is not properly configured Answer: C QUESTION NO: 110 Answer: C QUESTION NO: 111 A user reports that they cannot print anything from the file server or off the web to the network printer. The user does not have Internet access. File server is not on the DMZ B. Port scanner B. The user does not have full access to the file server.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 109 A user from the accounting department is in the Customer Service area and tries to connect to the file server through their laptop. The user does not have access to the printer. D. The printer is not setup up correctly on the server. which of the following tools would MOST likely be used? . B.

Retention policy B. changes within the firewall were approved. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 115 Employees are unable to open internal company documents as they all appear to be encrypted. Log all changes being performed.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 112 All administrators are now required to use 15 character passwords. Account lockout . Account expiration configuration C.com Ac tua QUESTION NO: 114 lTe Answer: B sts A. B. The company CIO has received an email asking for $10. Which of the following is the BEST method to enforce this new password policy? A. Forcing all users to change their password on next login Answer: C QUESTION NO: 113 During a change management meeting. User rights D. C. Email announcements B. Backup all current entries.www.000 in exchange for the documents decryption key. D. Save all current entries and perform changes. Which of the following BEST describes this type of attack? "Pass Any Exam. Any Time. Put firewall offline to perform all changes and return it online.actualtests." . Account login C.co m Verifying the time and date certain users access a server is an example of which of the following audit types? 34 . Which of the following processes should an administrator follow? A. Group policy D. perform and log all changes.

" . Account lockout policy D. Anti-spam D. Adware C.com Ac tua A. System log Answer: B Answer: B QUESTION NO: 118 Which of the following is BEST suited to determine which services are running on a remote host? A. Log analyzer B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Trojan attack Answer: A QUESTION NO: 116 Which of the following is BEST suited to detect local operating system compromises? A. Password complexity policy B. Rootkit attack D. Ransomware B. Protocol analyzer D. HIDS C. Personal firewall B. Any Time. Antivirus C.actualtests. Port scanner Answer: D "Pass Any Exam.www.co m 35 . Access control lists lTe Which of the following security controls targets employee accounts that have left the company without going through the proper exit process? sts QUESTION NO: 117 . Account expiration policy C.

CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 119 A security administrator has detected that the company websites source code contains suspicious numbers of white spaces and non-printable characters at the end of each line of code. Steganography D. Private C. Public B. Asymmetric encryption D. Privatekey B. Public key C.www.co m . Encryption B. Symmetric D. Obfuscation Answer: C QUESTION NO: 120 Which of the following keys is used to sign an email message? A.com 36 Ac tua QUESTION NO: 121 lTe sts ." . Which of the following is being used in order to leak sensitive information to the competition? A.actualtests. Codefuzzing C. TKIP "Pass Any Exam. CA key Answer: B Which of the following is used to encrypt the data sent from the server to the browser in an SSL session? A. Symmetric encryption Answer: D QUESTION NO: 122 Which of the following encryption technologies is BEST suited for small portable devices such as PDA's and cell phones? A. Any Time.

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Evidence gathering C.actualtests. Security log D. Access "Pass Any Exam. Chain of custody B. Data retention D. Trojan B.www.co m 38 . Which of the following web proxy logs is MOST likely to help a system administrator identify the cause for slow web traffic? A. DNS logs tua lTe Which of the following logs would a system administrator scan to reveal names and IP addresses of all websites visited by a company's employees? sts ." . Which of the following is occurring? A. Virus C. Performance D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Buffer overflow Answer: C QUESTION NO: 127 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 128 Users report that websites are loading slowly.com Ac A. Firewall logs B. Security B. Privilege escalation D. Any Time. DHCP logs C. System C. Securing the site Answer: A QUESTION NO: 126 An employee with a regular user account has downloaded a software program which allowed the user to join the administrator group.

Any Time.www. Networkmapper Answer: B QUESTION NO: 130 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 131 A. PGP's public key Answer: A QUESTION NO: 132 Which of the following is the EASIEST to implement for protecting an individual system? "Pass Any Exam. Protocol analyzer C. Netflow collector B. War dialing D. Net hacking C. User's private key B. User's public key C.actualtests." . War driving .co Which of the following is the process of trying to locate unsecured wireless networks? m 39 . Spoofing B. Port scanner D.com Ac Which of the following would a user need to decrypt a data file that has been encrypted with the user's public key? tua lTe sts A. Sender's private key D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: C QUESTION NO: 129 Which of the following tools is BEST suited to determine if an IDS has triggered a false positive? A.

Separation of duties D. Internet content filter C. Separation of duties D. Least privilege B. Any Time. Least privilege C. Default accounts "Pass Any Exam.com 40 Ac A. Single sign-on C. Biometric scanning Answer: C QUESTION NO: 134 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 135 An employee in the Human Resources department transfers to the Accounting department. Job rotation tua lTe Employees in the accounting department move between accounts payable and accounts receivable roles every three months. Group policies C. Chain of custody B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A.www." . Password policy B. Protocol analyzer Answer: A QUESTION NO: 133 Which of the following would be implemented to provide a check and balance against social engineering attacks? A. Personal software firewall B. This is an example of which of the following security concepts? sts . This is an example of which of the following security concepts? A.co m . The employee is given access to the accounting systems but no longer has access to the Human Resources systems.actualtests. Proxy server D.

Password changes Answer: B QUESTION NO: 139 "Pass Any Exam. Establish chain of custody." . D. Logon attempts C. Any Time. Privilege escalation Answer: B QUESTION NO: 136 Which of the following should be performed during a forensic evaluation? A. Power off the system. Implicit deny B. B. Two factor authentication C.co QUESTION NO: 137 m 41 .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam D. C.actualtests. Troubleshoot system performance. Update virus definitions.www.com Ac tua lTe A. Time of day restrictions sts Which of the following can be implemented to ensure an employee cannot use the system outside of normal business hours? . Answer: C Answer: D QUESTION NO: 138 An administrator is configuring a new system in a domain. Failed data moves B. Data file updates D. Account expiration D. Which of the following security events is MOST important to monitor on the system? A.

actualtests. Ping sweeper B. Disclosure guidelines C.www. B. Change management approval has not been granted. job rotation.co m 42 .com Ac tua Which of the following is used to determine who transported a hard drive during an incident response investigation? lTe sts . Answer: C QUESTION NO: 140 The company's new administrative assistant wants to use their name as a password and asks if it is appropriate. This is an example of: A. Which of the following is the BEST reason for not allowing this? A. D. Forensic policy B. B. Port scanner "Pass Any Exam. The password risks disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). separation of duties." . Chain of custody Answer: D QUESTION NO: 142 Which of the following should the network administrator use to remotely check if a workstation is running a P2P application? A. D. Answer: A QUESTION NO: 141 A. C. It will require too much time to conduct due diligence. single sign on. Any Time. C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A network administrator was recently promoted from their former position as a server administrator and now can no longer log on to servers they previously supported. implicit deny. The proposed password does not meet complexity requirements. Damage and loss control D.

D. Spyware C. B. Logic bomb B. Gaining unauthorized domain rights is an example of: A. ARP scanner Answer: B QUESTION NO: 143 A data entry technician uses an application from the Internet to gain administrative rights on a system. privilege escalation. Botnet C. spyware. and these same workstations are executing DDOS attacks on remote systems.com 43 Ac tua A. a logic bomb. Trojan lTe The newly hired security administrator for a company suspects that the previous security administrator has maliciously left code to corrupt the logging systems in 30 days.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. Worm D. Virus D. Networkmapper D. C.www. Which of the following terms BEST describes this situation? A." . Which of the following is suspected to be in the system? sts .actualtests. Rootkit "Pass Any Exam. Any Time. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 144 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 145 The network administrator has determined that a large number of corporate workstations on the network are connecting to an IRC server on the Internet.co m . arootkit. Spam B.

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QUESTION NO: 153 Management wants a security assessment conducted on their network. The assessment must be conducted during normal business hours without impacting users. Which of the following would BEST facilitate this? A. A risk assessment B. Ahoneynet C. A penetration test D. A vulnerability scan Answer: D

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co m . Vulnerability assessment D. Cipher-text attack D. Baseline B.actualtests. Steganography Answer: D QUESTION NO: 161 Which of the following is required for an anomaly detection system to evaluate traffic properly? A. Any Time.com 48 Ac tua lTe QUESTION NO: 160 sts . Protocol analyzer Answer: A "Pass Any Exam. Cryptographic hashing B. A password and a PKI certificate Answer: D QUESTION NO: 159 Which of the following defines the process and accounting structure for handling system upgrades and modifications? A." .www. A retina and fingerprint scan D. Key management Answer: B Which of the following techniques embeds an encrypted message within the bits of an image file? A. Signature C. Change management C. A passphrase and PIN B. A security badge and a physical token C. Proxy avoidance C. Loss control D. Service level agreement B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following represents two factor authentication? A.

Cryptographic hashing C.co m 49 . Performance baselines Answer: C QUESTION NO: 165 The technician just finished bringing up a new server in a live environment. Any Time. vulnerability assessment process." . patch management process. Protocol analysis B. Which of the following tools can the technician use? A. disaster recovery process. Which of the following should the technician perform NEXT? "Pass Any Exam. Network mapping software B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 162 Regression testing and deployment are part of the: A. C.com Ac tua QUESTION NO: 164 lTe sts . B. Password crackers D.actualtests. least privilege principle. D. Digital signatures C. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 163 A rainbow table is used for which of the following? A.www. Password cracking Answer: D A technician wants to make sure all users in the network are in compliance with company standards for login. Single sign-on D.

HIDS D. LDAP D. DMZ Answer: B QUESTION NO: 168 Which of the following uses a trusted third party key distribution center to generate authentication tokens? A. Install OS patches Answer: B QUESTION NO: 166 A user reports that after opening an email from someone they knew. their computer is now displaying unwanted images. Port scanner C.www. Kerberos "Pass Any Exam. Anti-spam B." .co m 50 . CHAP C. Firewall Answer: B QUESTION NO: 167 Which of the following tools will detect protocols that are in use? A.actualtests. Performance baseline C. Proxy server D. TACACS B. Which of the following software can the technician MOST likely install on the computer to mitigate this threat? A. Spoofing B. Antivirus C. Any Time.com Ac tua lTe sts . Install antivirus software B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Update group policies D.

Blowfish Answer: C QUESTION NO: 171 Which of the following uses multiple encryption keys to repeatedly encrypt its output? A. Certificate based C.www. These parity bits are ignored. DES D. and should be set so that there are always an odd number of 1s in every byte. so only the seven most significant bits of each byte are used.co m 51 . Any Time. using a 64-bit key. AES256 B. AES C. 56 of which are the encryption key? A. SHA B. although the effective key strength is only 56 bits. AES128 Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. 3DES D. The least significant (right-most) bit in each byte is a parity bit. DES C. Kerberos Answer: C QUESTION NO: 170 Which of the following standards encodes in 64-bit sections." . Symmetric D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: D QUESTION NO: 169 Which of the following encryption methods is being used when both parties share the same secret key? A. tua lTe sts . resulting in a key length of 56 bits.actualtests.com Ac Explanation: DES encrypts and decrypts data in 64-bit blocks. Asymmetric B.

It uses a 64-bit key consisting of 56 effective key bits and 8 parity bits.actualtests. Triple DES algorithm is very secure (major banks use it to protect valuable transactions). To identify vulnerabilities in available services C." . To capture network packets for analysis Answer: C QUESTION NO: 174 Which of the following technologies requires encryption and authentication? A.com 52 Ac tua lTe sts . 802.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Explanation: Triple DES is a variation of Data Encryption Standard (DES).11n Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. TKIP C. To detect files that have been altered during downloads D. To enumerate and crack weak system passwords C. 802. The idea behind Triple DES is to improve the security of DES by applying DES encryption three times using three different keys. but it is also very slow. To decrypt WEP traffic and keys Answer: A QUESTION NO: 173 Which of the following is MOST likely the reason why a security administrator would run a NMAP report on an important server? A. To analyze packets and frames B. Triple-DES encrypts the data in 8-byte chunks. Any Time. To determine open ports and services D.co m . The size of the block for Triple-DES is 8 bytes. QUESTION NO: 172 Which of the following is MOST likely the reason why a security administrator would run a Wire shark report on an important server? A. To correlate which MAC addresses are associated with a switch port B.1x D. WEP B.www.

Any Time.com Ac QUESTION NO: 177 tua lTe sts . The uniquenessof a users token D. Storage and retention Answer: C Identification is the process of verifying which of the following? A.www. Which of the following could help limit the company's exposure and the time spent on these types of proceedings? A.actualtests. The user or computer system B. Group policy B. The association of a user Answer: A QUESTION NO: 178 Which of the following processes describes identity proofing? "Pass Any Exam. The users access level C.co m 53 . Adjust user access rights assignments Answer: A QUESTION NO: 176 An administrator believes a user has more access to a financial application than they should. Encrypting email transmissions D. Server configuration policy C. Storage and retention policies B. Decentralize email servers C. User rights assignment D." .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 175 An administrator is concerned about the amount of time it would take to investigate email that may be subject to inspection during legal proceedings. Which of the following policies would this MOST likely violate? A.

B. Access control and identity verification B. Identification and non-repudiation C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. retina scan.actualtests. C. Two distinct items from each of the authentication factor groups. Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. C. password and a one-time token D. Fingerprint. Access to individual systems with a single password. PKI smartcard. Two distinct items from one of the authentication factor groups. Any Time. Authentication and authorization Answer: C QUESTION NO: 179 Which of the following combinations of items would constitute a valid three factor authentication system? A.com Ac tua A. Access to multiple systems with a single authentication method. D. and a one-time token B. The use of three factor authentication on single systems. password. Two distinct items from distinct categories of authentication factor groups. Password.www. D. PIN. and a hardware PKI token Answer: A QUESTION NO: 180 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 181 Which of the following BEST describes what users are required to provide in a two factor authentication system? A.co m 54 . B. Identification and authentication D. retina scan. lTe Which of the following is an example of a single sign-on? sts . Authentication to individual systems with a single authentication factor. Two distinct items they know from the same authentication factor group." . and a thumbprint C.

C.com 55 Ac tua lTe A.www. NTLM Answer: B QUESTION NO: 185 In general. Elliptic curve C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 182 Which of the following is the primary difference between role-based access control and rule-based access control? A. MD5 D. AES sts ." . Both are based on local legal regulations but role based provides greater security. TKIP B. WEP B. One is based on identity and the other on authentication. Both are based on job title but rule based provides greater user flexibility. PGP C. which of the following is considered the MOST resistant to physical eavesdropping methods? "Pass Any Exam.actualtests. Any Time. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 183 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 184 Which of the following cryptographic methods provides the STRONGEST security when implemented correctly? A. 3DES D. D. B.co Which of the following cryptographic algorithms would be the MOST secure choice for encrypting email? m . One is based on job function and the other on a set of approved instructions.

E. Fiber optic cable D. Wireless access points C. CAT5 network cable Answer: C QUESTION NO: 186 Which of the following stores information with a trusted agent to decrypt data at a later date. Any Time. "Pass Any Exam. There is no antivirus software for cell phones. Encryption on cell phones is not always possible.com 56 Ac A.www. Public trust model Answer: C QUESTION NO: 187 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 188 Which of the following security concerns stem from the use of corporate resources on cell phones? (Select TWO). B. Cell phones are easily lost or stolen. C. Cell phones are used for P2P gaming. Key escrow D. A. Replay D. DDoS tua lTe Which of the following BEST describes the use of geographically distinct nodes to flood a site or sites with an overwhelming volume of network traffic? sts .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A.actualtests. Key registration B. Coaxial cable B.co m . MITM attacks are easy against cell phones." . D. Recovery agent C. DoS C. Spoofing B. even if the user destroys the key? A.

Demonstrations of network capabilities and resiliency. and biometrics D. Which of the following should MOST likely be done? "Pass Any Exam. RBAC.www. and security role C. and MAC Answer: B QUESTION NO: 192 An administrator wants to make sure that all users of a large domain are restricted from installing software. D. Documentation of network security settings. D. Job rotation." .co m . Ensure that all user groups have permission to all printers. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 190 Which of the following is performed when conducting a penetration test? A.actualtests. B. C. B. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 191 When managing user access to files and system resources with groups. Remove unnecessary users from groups with permissions to the resources. server location.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: A. Documentation of security vulnerabilities and policy gaps. required access. C. and IP address B.E QUESTION NO: 189 Which of the following best practices should be applied to print resources to enforce existing information assurance controls? A. Any Time. Concept of least privilege. printer location. MAC. users should be placed into groups based on which of the following? A. policy gaps and user errors. Restrict group membership to users who do not print often. Set the printer to standby mode after hours.com 57 Ac tua lTe sts . Concept of implicit deny. Demonstrations of security vulnerabilities and flaws in policy implementation.

A proxy server B. Administrative rights are manually removed D. Use input validation. D. C.com Ac tua lTe sts QUESTION NO: 194 ." .co m 58 . B. Enable cookie monitoring C. Use software firewalls. A VLAN B. Any Time. A security IP audit is completed C. Delete Internet history. Enable Internet history monitoring Answer: A Which of the following would a technician implement to mitigate SQL injection security risks? A. A virtual workstation D. A software firewall D. A security policy template is implemented B. All workstations are rebuilt Answer: A QUESTION NO: 193 Which of the following would MOST likely monitor user web traffic? A. A firewall C.actualtests.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A.www. A honey pot Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. Disable Java on Internet browsers. Answer: A QUESTION NO: 195 Which of the following would allow an administrator to perform internal research on security threats and common viruses on multiple operating systems without risking contamination of the production environment? A.

Revoke the new private key B. Any Time. Restore old public key from the RA sts . Implementing an ACL B. Which of the following should be implemented? A. Certificate authority Answer: C QUESTION NO: 197 A security administrator wants to implement a more secure way to login to a VPN in addition to a username and password." .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 196 An administrator wants to implement disk encryption and wants to have a disaster recovery plan to decrypt data if the key is unknown. Setting up a PKI C. Recovery agent D.actualtests. Setting up two VPNs Answer: B QUESTION NO: 199 "Pass Any Exam. Now the user is unable to open old encrypted emails. Restore old private key from the RA D. Implementing a single sign on process D. Certificate revocation list B. Old encrypted email needs to be resent C.www. Which of the following is the MOST secure way to log in to a VPN? A.co A user is issued a new smartcard that stores both their new private and public key. Which of the following needs to be completed to resolve the issue? m 59 .com Ac QUESTION NO: 198 tua Answer: C lTe A. Public key infrastructure C.

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HIDS C. Firewall Answer: C QUESTION NO: 203 A security flaw in an operating system allows backdoor access into the system.actualtests. HIPS D. Any Time. SOCKS B. Which of the following has the vendor released? A.www.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam D. Antivirus Answer: D QUESTION NO: 205 Which of the following is MOST commonly implemented to transport network device logs to a logging server? A. Hotfix D. Patch Answer: C QUESTION NO: 204 Which of the following desktop solutions can a user implement to detect and delete downloaded malware? A. SMTP C.com Ac tua lTe sts . The operating system vendor releases a solution quickly outside of its normal update cycle.co m 61 . SYSLOG D. Service pack C. Cookies B. Desktop firewall B." . SHTTP Answer: C "Pass Any Exam.

Fail danger B.com Ac Which of the following access control methods prevents a user from accessing network resources after the end of the users typical shift? tua lTe sts .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 206 A user reports that after searching the Internet for office supplies and visiting one of the search engine results websites. Any Time. Acceptable use policy Answer: A QUESTION NO: 209 Organizational policy requiring employees to login using their username and password and a random number from their key fob is an example of: "Pass Any Exam. Adware D. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause of the unsolicited pop-ups? A. Fail safe C. Time of day restrictions B. Fail closed D. Fail open Answer: C QUESTION NO: 208 A. Password policy D. Virus B.www. they began receiving unsolicited pop-ups on subsequent website visits." .actualtests.co m 62 . Trojan C. Group policy C. Spam Answer: C QUESTION NO: 207 Which of the following is the MOST secure condition a firewall should revert to when it is overloaded with network traffic? A.

the files cannot be accessed without authentication.com Ac A. MD5 "Pass Any Exam. D. Disk encryption C. authentication." . Digital signature B. NTFS C. Answer: A QUESTION NO: 211 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 212 A user is recording a file on disk. Which of the following would be used? sts . Single sign-on D. C. RSA D. three factor authentication. Biometric reader tua lTe A user wants to ensure that if a computer's hard drive is removed. B.co m 63 . Which of the following will allow a user to verify that the file is the original? A.www. identification.actualtests.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. four factor authentication. two factor authentication. B. non-repudiation. C. confidentiality. 3DES B. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 210 Organization policy requiring employees to display their corporate badge at all times is an example of: A. Any Time. single factor authentication. D.

Enable MAC filtering B. Install a firewall Answer: A QUESTION NO: 214 A technician completes a WLAN audit and notices that a number of unknown devices are connected. Change the SSID D. Enable MAC filtering Answer: D Which of the following can be implemented to mitigate the risks associated with open ports on a server? A. Replace CAT5 with CAT6 plenum D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: D QUESTION NO: 213 A technician places a network jack in the parking garage for administrative use. Replace the wireless access point B. Disable unnecessary programs D." . Install wireless access points C. Which of the following can BEST be completed to mitigate the issue? A.co m 64 . Disable network cards Answer: C QUESTION NO: 216 "Pass Any Exam.com Ac QUESTION NO: 215 tua lTe sts . Any Time.www.actualtests. Disable ports when not in use B. Replace the firewall C. Which of the following can be used to mitigate threats from entering the network via this jack? A. Implement a password policy C.

Any Time. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 219 A security administrator works for a corporation located in a state with strict data breach disclosure laws. Protocols analysis D. B. Deploy a group policy. Change the acceptable use policy. Which of the following techniquesshould the technician perform? A. Makes it easier to implement a job rotation policy and cross train administrators. Vulnerability scan B. Increasesadministrators skills by providing them with a vacation.com Ac tua Implementing a mandatory vacation policy for administrators is a security best practice because of which of the following? lTe sts . C. Bandwidth requirements C.co m 65 . D. Detects malicious actions by an administrator responsible for reviewing logs. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 218 A. C.actualtests.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A small company wants to hire a security assessment team for the server and network infrastructure. B." . Detects malicious actions by users with remote access to network resources. D. Rules of engagement Answer: D QUESTION NO: 217 A technician wants to implement a change across the production domain.www. Cryptography "Pass Any Exam. Edit the access control list. Which of the following needs to be defined before penetration testing occurs? A. Compliance with these local legal regulations requires the security administrator to report data losses due to which of the following? A. Install service packs on the domain.

co m 66 .actualtests. Damage mitigation Answer: C QUESTION NO: 221 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 222 After a disaster. C. Proper authorization procedures B. Executing the continuity plan at random lTe Proper planning for disaster recovery includes which of the following? sts . Documenting all HDD serial numbers D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B." . Backup corruption C. Help desk phones and staffing. New user account creation services. Authentication mechanisms for guests. Which of the following BEST describes what the CIRT is trying to document? A. Auditing and logging of transactions. Power failures D. D. Having system administrators electronically sign the plan C. Which of the following security services should be restored FIRST? A. Chain of custody D. it is important for members of the CIRT to document the location of data at all times. Disaster recovery plan C.www. B. Testing the plan on a regular basis B. Hacking Answer: D QUESTION NO: 220 When investigating data breaches caused by possible malicious action. Answer: A "Pass Any Exam. a security administrator is helping to execute the company disaster recovery plan.com Ac tua A. Any Time.

Answer: A QUESTION NO: 224 Which of the following is provided at a cold site? Answer: D QUESTION NO: 225 A single point of failure is a security concern primarily because it affects which of the following? A.actualtests.com Ac tua lTe sts A. B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 223 The MOST expensive and effective alternate site that provides the HIGHEST level of availability. Confidentiality C. New equipment ready to be installed . Integrity D. Fully operational equipment and installed network equipment B. Availability Answer: D QUESTION NO: 226 Which of the following is used to provide a fixed-size bit-string regardless of the size of the input source? "Pass Any Exam." . network connections and UPS C. C. cold site. D. Active network jacks D. Live redundant computers. warm site. Cryptography B.co m 67 . Any Time. primary site.www. hot site. is called a: A.

Ability to remotely installkeylogger software and bypass network routing. 3DES C. B. Slow data transfer speeds combined with ease of concealment.com Ac tua lTe sts QUESTION NO: 228 ." . Sender's public key D. PGP D. High raw storage capacity combined with wireless transfer capability.actualtests. High volume and transfer speeds combined with ease of concealment. Any Time. Provides a system for recovering encrypted data when public keys are corrupted D. Provides a system for recovering encrypted data even if the users lose private keys C. SHA B. Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. which of the following keys is used to sign outgoing messages? A. D.www.co Answer: B m 68 . Ensures the security of public keys by storing the keys confidentially In a standard PKI implementation. Ensures that all private keys are publicly accessible to PKI users B. C. Sender's private key B. Recipient's private key Answer: A QUESTION NO: 229 Which of the following BEST describes why USB storage devices present a security risk to the confidentiality of data? A. Recipient's public key C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. WEP Answer: A QUESTION NO: 227 Which of the following is the purpose of key escrow in a PKI system? A.

Cell phone signals interfere with fiber networks. B. D. Performance baseline B.com 69 Ac tua lTe sts A. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 231 Answer: C QUESTION NO: 232 Which of the following would a security administrator be MOST likely to use if a computer is suspected of continually sending large amounts of sensitive data to an external host? A. Virus scanner C. Iris scan and user password D. This policy is an example of which of the following industry best practices? A. Separation of duties "Pass Any Exam. Protocol analyzer Answer: D QUESTION NO: 233 The security policy at a company clearly specifies that server administrators cannot have access to log servers or permissions to review log files. It is difficult to push security policies to cell phones. These rights are granted only to security administrators. Cell phones can be used to spread computer viruses.actualtests. Honeypot D.www.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 230 Modern cell phones present a security risk to corporate networks because of which of the following? A. C." . Retina scan and palm print B. Cell phones are vulnerable to logic bombs. Any Time. User password and user PIN . Smartcard and hardware token C.co m Which of the following is a valid two-factor authentication model? .

Number of logical hosts providing services for users D. Volume of physical equipment needing to be secured B. HIDS D.www. Which of the following is the administrator MOST likely using? A. Replay attack Answer: B "Pass Any Exam. Any Time. Protocol analyzer C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. Firewall C. Amount of application logging required for security lTe One of the primary purposes of virtualization in a data center is to reduce which of the following? sts . Job rotation C. or network segment. NIDS Answer: B QUESTION NO: 235 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 236 A security administrator reassembles the output of a captured TCP stream to diagnose problems with a web server. Privilege escalation D." . Implicit deny Answer: A QUESTION NO: 234 Which of the following network security devices is the BEST to use when increasing the security of an entire network.co m 70 . Honeypot B. by preventing the transmission of malicious packets from known attacking sources? A. Session hijacking D. Port scanner B. Total complexity of the overall security architecture C.com Ac tua A.actualtests.

C. 25 C. Modify group policies.www. Install application patches. 4658 sts . Job rotation C. Any Time.actualtests. Install OS updates. 21 B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 237 A factory fresh install has just been completed on a computer. there have been an increased amount of failed remote desktop login attempts from an external IP address." . Establish a baseline.com Ac QUESTION NO: 239 tua Answer: C lTe A. Which of the following ports should the administrator change from its default to control this? m 71 . Two-factor authentication D.co In the past several weeks. Role-based access control Answer: B QUESTION NO: 240 "Pass Any Exam. D. B. Biometric reader B. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 238 Which of the following ensures that an employee cannot continue carrying out fraudulent activities? A. Which of the following should be done FIRST once the computer is connected to the network? A. 3389 D.

several computers started behaving abnormally. HIDS C. Pop-ups B. RDP D. Logic bomb Answer: D QUESTION NO: 243 Which of the following is the MOST efficient way to secure a single laptop from an external attack? A. Which of the following threats has MOST likely infected the computer? lTe QUESTION NO: 242 sts .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following centralizes authentication on a wireless network? A.www. Spam D. VPN C.com Ac tua A user reports that they opened an attachment from an email received through a distribution list. Any Time." . Which of the following has MOST likely infected the computer? A. Adware Answer: D A.co m 72 . CHAP Answer: A QUESTION NO: 241 A user reports random windows opening and closing after installing new software. Spyware C. Spam C. At a later date. NIPS B. RADIUS B. Software firewall "Pass Any Exam. Worm B.actualtests. Rootkit D.

actualtests.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam D. key management.www. D. non-repudiation. availability. MD5 B. USB drive Answer: D Using a digital signature during an online transaction is a form of: A. Any Time. C.co QUESTION NO: 245 m 73 . Hardware locks B. B. 3DES Answer: A QUESTION NO: 247 Which of the following symmetric encryption algorithms provides the HIGHEST key strength? "Pass Any Exam. TPM C. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 246 Which of the following allows the administrator to verify a file is the same as the original? A. RSA C. confidentiality." . P2P D. AES D. Hardware firewall Answer: C QUESTION NO: 244 From which of the following can a virus be loaded before an OS starts? A.com Ac tua lTe sts .

CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Any Time. Certificate revocation list look-up D. Incorrect DNS setup tua lTe The firewall administrator sees an outbound connection on IP port 50 and UDP port 500. USB drive D. 802. 3DES Answer: C QUESTION NO: 248 Which of the following protocols allows a user to selectively encrypt the contents of an email message at rest? A. AES D.co m 74 . Secure SMTP D.actualtests." . BIOS B. SSL/TLS B.com Ac A. Digital signature C. Elliptic curve B. Which of the following is the cause? sts . S/MIME Answer: D QUESTION NO: 249 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 250 Which of the following poses the GREATEST risk of data leakage? A.www. RSA C. SSH tunneling C. IPSec VPN connection B. Thin client C.1x Answer: C "Pass Any Exam.

Answer: D QUESTION NO: 252 Which of the following allows an attacker to use a company's email server to distribute spam? A." .com Ac tua QUESTION NO: 253 lTe sts . Any Time. Cross-site scripting C. Instant messaging D. Rootkits B. Open relay C. DNS poisoning Answer: B QUESTION NO: 254 Which of the following provides active protection to critical operating system files? A. Firewall "Pass Any Exam. botnet.www. logic bomb. NIPS B. SMTP open relays D. rootkit. D. B. C.actualtests.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 251 Command-and-Control is a key element of a: A.co m 75 . trojan. Cross-site scripting Answer: B Which of the following is mitigated by implementing proper data validation? A. Buffer overflow B.

NIDS QUESTION NO: 256 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 257 Which of the following methods allows the administrator to create different user templates to comply with the principle of least privilege? A. Software firewall C. HIDS Answer: C QUESTION NO: 255 Which of the following can restrict a computer from receiving network traffic? A. VM hypervisor D.com Ac tua A. Rule-based access control B.www. VM escape C. HIPS D.co m Answer: B 76 . Mandatory access control C. Any Time. Antivirus D." .actualtests. Physical access control D. HIDS B. Role-based access control Answer: D "Pass Any Exam. VM cluster B. VM hardware abstraction lTe sts Which of the following BEST describes when code that is initiated on a virtual machine directly affects the host? .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C.

Install backup generators D. C. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 261 Which of the following RAID types would be implemented for disk mirroring? A. B. Which of the following should the administrator do FIRST? A. Use multiple servers for redundancy Answer: C QUESTION NO: 259 A new software application is designed to interact with the company's proprietary devices." . Consult the firewall logs for blocked process threads or port communication. project management. Ensure that the software is compliant to the system's host OS. B. D.com 77 Ac The success of a user security education and awareness plan is largely dependent on support from: tua lTe sts . Verify that the devices are not rogue machines and blocked by network policy.www. Systems where the software is installed can no longer connect to the devices. human resources. C. Implement a SONET ring C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 258 Which of the following would be the BEST course of action to maintain network availability during an extended power outage? A. contractors. Install UPS units on each critical device B. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 260 A.co m . Check the antivirus definitions for false positives caused by the new software. senior management. Any Time.actualtests. RAID 0 "Pass Any Exam. D.

Public key infrastructure Answer: B QUESTION NO: 263 Which of the following would be used to send an encrypted email? A. User's private key passphrase C. RAID 3 D." .com Ac tua lTe sts . True positives D.co m 78 .actualtests. RAID 5 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 262 Which of the following should be protected from disclosure? A. Any Time. LT2P B. SSH C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. False negatives Answer: A QUESTION NO: 265 "Pass Any Exam. User's public key D. True negatives C. False positives B.www. RAID 1 C. PPTP D. S/MIME Answer: D QUESTION NO: 264 Which of the following is of the GREATEST concern when using a biometric reader? A. Certificate revocation list B.

www. Anti-spam software C. Personal software firewall Answer: C QUESTION NO: 266 In which of the following would a user find a list of activities which are prohibited when connecting to a corporate network? A. UPS B. Network procedures B. Due diligence Answer: C Answer: A QUESTION NO: 268 Key escrow is the process of: A. entrusting the keys to a third party. removing the private key." . backing up the key to local storage. Antivirus software D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following can be implemented to prevent malicious code from executing? A. C. Privacy policy C. D.actualtests. B.co m 79 . Circuit breaker D. Transfer switch C. Backup generator tua Which of the following technologies will ensure the datacenter remains operational until backup power can be obtained? lTe QUESTION NO: 267 sts .com Ac A. Hardware firewall B. "Pass Any Exam. removing the public key. Acceptable use policy D. Any Time.

SSH C.www. Shared key Answer: C Answer: D QUESTION NO: 271 Which of the following can be used to create a unique identifier for an executable file? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: A Explanation: A key escrow system stores keys for the purpose of law enforcement access.co m 80 . NTLM C. Diffie-Hellman key B. Public key C.actualtests. DES D.com Ac tua A. which of the following keys should be kept secret at all times? A. IPSec lTe Which of the following protocols is used to connect a remote office LAN into the central office so resources can be shared? sts QUESTION NO: 270 ." . QUESTION NO: 269 In PKI. SHA Answer: D "Pass Any Exam. Any Time. One of the proposed methods of dealing with key escrow involves the storage of key information with a third party. Privatekey D. referred to as a key escrow agency . HTTPS D. SNMP B. Blowfish B.

Availability B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 272 Which of the following is achieved and ensured by digitally signing an email? A. Any Time.actualtests. HIDS C. Fingerprint recognition C. Personal firewall Answer: B QUESTION NO: 275 Which of the following should a web application programmer implement to avoid SQL injection attacks? A. Delivery D.www. Session cookie handling C. Voice recognition B. Integrity Answer: D QUESTION NO: 273 Which of the following behavioral biometric authentication models should a technician deploy in a secure datacenter? A. Anti-spam D. Iris scan D.co m . NIDS B. Retina scan Answer: A QUESTION NO: 274 Which of the following is able to detect that a local system has been compromised? A.com 81 Ac tua lTe sts . Authentication and authorization "Pass Any Exam. Encryption and hashing B. Confidentiality C." .

parameterized statements must be used (preferred). Any Time. Which of the following could have been implemented to prevent this situation? A. Web load balancing D. QUESTION NO: 276 Which of the following is MOST likely to occur if the input of a web form is not properly sanitized? (Select TWO). Instead. To ensure all users have the appropriate access C. To update the employee directory with new offices and phone numbers Answer: B QUESTION NO: 278 A company's laptops use whole disk encryption to encrypt their hard drives. To disable the accounts of employees who have move to a different department D. Logic bomb Answer: A. A user lost their key and the technicians do not have a copy of the key.co m 82 . A. This resulted in the user losing all the data on their hard drive." . user input must not directly be embedded in SQL statements.D QUESTION NO: 277 A. Proper input validation Answer: D Explanation: To protect against SQL injection. Key escrow "Pass Any Exam.actualtests. Cross-site scripting E. SQL injection B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam D.com Ac tua Which of the following is the BEST reason why a security administrator should periodically get a list of current employees and positions from the Human Resource department? lTe sts .www. or user input must be carefully escaped or filtered. Backendfile system crash C. To immediately create accounts for new employees B.

B." . Hot site D. D. Which of the following is the BEST choice to complete this request? A. Deploy ahotfix. Non-repudiation Answer: A QUESTION NO: 279 The network administrator has been asked to turn off access to the command prompt for some users. regardless of the amount of time it will take to bring their systems back online. write and delete documents in network share. Deploy service packs. The user is able to modify. Which of the following BEST describes the user's permissions on the share? A. C.com 83 Ac A. C. Which of the following would be BEST suited for their needs? sts QUESTION NO: 280 . write. Live site tua lTe A company is looking for the lowest cost option for their disaster recovery operations.www. Any Time. D. The user is able to modify and write documents in network share. Deploy a group policy. Warm site B. The executive user group has full control of the same network share. Answer: D Answer: B QUESTION NO: 281 The technical user group has read and writes access to a network share. Deploy patches. Trusted Platform Module (TPM) C. The user is able to write and read documents in the network share. The user is able to modify. A user is a member of both groups. B.co m . delete and read documents in network share. Cold site C.actualtests. Digital signatures D. "Pass Any Exam.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B.

Snort C. Which of the following security tools can be used to conduct this scan? (Select TWO). Which of the following would BEST solve this issue? A. Hiring more administrators to better assist in the patching of servers "Pass Any Exam. Milw0rm sts A penetration tester is attempting to run a brute-force attack to discover network passwords. Report the issue to management and revisit it during the next risk assessment C. John the Ripper B." .E QUESTION NO: 283 Answer: A Explanation: John the Ripper is a fast password cracker. Creating and disseminating a patch management policy B. Training network administrators on the importance of patching D. Any Time. netcat D. and OpenVMS. QUESTION NO: 284 During an annual risk assessment. BeOS. DOS. Nmap Answer: C. Which of the following tools would be BEST suited to this task? .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: A QUESTION NO: 282 A penetration tester is required to conduct a port scan on a network. Kismet B. it is discovered the network administrators have no clear timeline of when patches must be installed.www. Metasploit C. A. OVAL D. nslookup E. currently available for many flavors of Unix (11 are officially supported. Win32.co m .com 84 Ac tua lTe A. not counting different architectures).actualtests. Its primary purpose is to detect weak Unix passwords.

com 85 Ac tua lTe A.www. Any Time. Antivirus QUESTION NO: 286 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 287 Which of the following tools is MOST commonly used to assess a system's network for a security audit? A.F .actualtests. A." .B. NIDS D. Vulnerability scanner Answer: D QUESTION NO: 288 "Pass Any Exam.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: A QUESTION NO: 285 Which of the following security applications would be MOST useful to traveling employees? (Select THREE). Three factor C. External corporate firewall E.co m Answer: A. Password cracker B. Two factor sts Which of the following authentication models is the MOST vulnerable to password crackers? . Physical tokens D. Single factor B. Personal software firewall C. Anti-spam B. NIPS F. Protocol analyzer C. Physical security control D.

HIDS B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A third party conducted an assessment of a company's network. which of the following should be used? A. Group policies C. C. Answer: A QUESTION NO: 289 In order to closely monitor and detect suspicious activity on a single server. which resulted in the company's website going offline. NIDS D. Performance monitors were analyzing the network traffic and took the system offline. Any Time. Vulnerability scanners took the system offline. Logic bomb Answer: B QUESTION NO: 291 A user reports that their system is slow and reboots on its own. The technician is unable to remotely control the computer and realizes that they no longer have administrative rights to that workstation. Software firewall Answer: A QUESTION NO: 290 A." .actualtests. Worm D. Which of the following is MOST likely the cause? "Pass Any Exam. B.com Ac tua A user reports a problem with resetting a password on the company website.co m 86 . The help desk determined the user was redirected to a fraudulent website. Which of the following MOST likely occurred? A. Which of the following BEST describes attack type? lTe sts .www. XSS C. D. Spyware B. Penetration testing took the system offline. Password crackers were used and took the system offline.

Updated anti-spam software tua An administrator is required to keep certain workstations free of malware at all times. A technician checks the computer and realizes that it is sending out spam messages throughout the company. Personal firewall D. Adware D. The computer is MOST likely the victim of which of the following security threats? A. 492. DDoS C. Updated antivirus software B. Which of the following solutions would be the BEST choice? lTe sts .co m 87 . QUESTION NO: 294 Which of the following security applications is used to mitigate malware? "Pass Any Exam. Spam B." . Pop-up blockers C. XSS D. p. Reference: CompTIA Secutiy + Deluxe Study Guide. but those workstations need to be able to access any Internet site. Virus B.com Ac A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A.www. DOS Answer: B QUESTION NO: 293 Answer: A Explanation: The best initial protection against malicious code is antivirus software.actualtests. Botnet C. Rootkit Answer: D QUESTION NO: 292 A user can no longer access the Internet from their laptop. Any Time.

com 88 Ac A. These computers are for a class that is conducted every three months. Which of the following actions should an administrator MOST likely do? sts QUESTION NO: 296 . Any Time. B.www.actualtests." . Honeypots C. Add those computers to a special group and set group policy to disable all computers within that group. Internet content filter Answer: B Answer: A QUESTION NO: 297 A few computers have been off the network for 70 days and a new company policy dictates that all computers that are not on the network for over 60 days need to be disabled. HIDS Answer: A QUESTION NO: 295 Which of the following could be used to gather evidence against an attacker? A. Anti-spam D. Add the user to the correct distribution group tua lTe A user reports that they can no longer access the accounting share drive. "Pass Any Exam.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Provide the user with full access rights to that shared drive D. That user was moved to the Finance department but still needs access to the accounting share drive. Personal firewall C. Which of the following is the BEST solution? A. Anti-spyware B.co m . Add the user to the correct security group B. Perform a query every 60 days to identify those computers and disable them all at once. Networkmapper D. Encryption devices B. Give that specific user rights to the shared drive C.

Disable each computer as it reaches 60 days. User access and rights tua lTe Which of the following audit types would a security administrator perform on the network to ensure each workstation is standardized? sts .co m 89 .com Ac A. Password policy D. SQL injection B. Group policy B. Brute force C." . Account expiration C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. Group policy B. D. Domain wide password policy C. Any Time. Add those computers to a special group and perform a query every 45 days to identify additional computers.www. Protocol analyzer Answer: D QUESTION NO: 299 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 300 Which of the following audit systems should be enabled in order to audit user access and be able to know who is trying to access critical systems? A. Failed logon attempts "Pass Any Exam. perform queries every 30 days to identify those computers. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 298 Which of the following would a security administrator use to perform vulnerability scanning without doing any penetration testing? A.actualtests. Storage and retention policy D. Logic bombs D.

Any Time. Trojan B.actualtests.com Ac tua lTe sts .co m 90 . Patch C. NIDS Answer: B QUESTION NO: 302 Which of the following is MOST often used in a DDoS? A. NIPS C. Configuration baseline B. Group policy Answer: A QUESTION NO: 304 Which of the following is used to both deploy and reapply baseline security configurations? "Pass Any Exam. Worm D.www. Antivirus server B." . Signature-based security devices D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: D QUESTION NO: 301 Which of the following system types would a security administrator need to implement in order to detect and mitigate behavior-based activity on the network? A. Virus Answer: B QUESTION NO: 303 Which of the following would an administrator MOST likely update after deploying a service pack? A. Hotfix D. Botnet C.

com Ac tua A. Networkmapper D. Use the most privilege rule to grant access to senior users. Port scanner D.actualtests. OVAL C. Assign users to all groups in order to avoid access problems. Configuration baseline Answer: C QUESTION NO: 305 Which of the following tools is used to report a wide range of security and configuration problems on a network? A. Vulnerability scanner lTe Which of the following was created to standardize the security assessment process? sts . Security agent C.co m 91 . Vulnerability scanner C. Notify account administrators when a user leaves or transfers. TACACS B. Performance baseline B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Security template D. B. Lock out user accounts while the user is on extended leave. C. Answer: A "Pass Any Exam. Any Time. D. Protocol analyzer B. TACACS Answer: B QUESTION NO: 306 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 307 Which of the following is a best practice for managing user accounts? A.www." .

Account management C. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 311 Which of the following offers the MOST difficult to break encryption? A. Risk assessment B." . User account creation and management C. D. Network infrastructure planning D. Vulnerability assessment Answer: B QUESTION NO: 309 Which of the following activities often involves consulting with the legal department? A. Any Time.www. Block cipher B. B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 308 Assigning access on a need-to-knows basis is a best practice in which of the following controls? A. Patch management D. whole disk encryption. C. Reviewing storage and retention policies B.co m 92 . strong authentication. secure network protocols. 3DES C. One time pad D. Updating domain password policies Answer: A QUESTION NO: 310 The BEST way to protect data-at-rest from an attacker is: A.actualtests.com Ac tua lTe sts . restricting read permission. Blowfish "Pass Any Exam.

breed complacency among users for all certificate warnings.www. the need for increased bandwidth availability. These failures: (Select TWO). frequently fails to renew its certificates. QUESTION NO: 313 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 314 A network administrator places a firewall between a file server and the public Internet and another firewall between the file server and the company's internal servers. D. This is an example of which of the following design elements? A.actualtests. C. denial-of-service conditions. DMZ B. C. A. B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: C QUESTION NO: 312 A secure company portal. NAT Answer: A "Pass Any Exam.com Ac tua A. expose traffic sent between the server and the user's computer. resulting in expired certificate warnings for users. VLAN D.E 93 . Subnetting C. D.co m Answer: C. expired accounts in use." . B. lTe sts System resource monitors and baselines on web servers should be used by security team members to detect: . are irritating to the user but the traffic remains encrypted. increase resources used by the company's web-servers. Any Time. new server policies. permit man-in-the-middle attacks to stealusers credentials. E. accessible publicly but only to company employees.

Symmetric key cryptography B.com). as soon as the vendor tests and makes the patch available. Digital signature algorithm B. 1357acef246.company. ARP poisoning C. TCP/IP hijacking Answer: C QUESTION NO: 317 Integrity is BEST provided by which of the following technologies? A. C.com 94 Ac tua lTe sts .www. DNS poisoning D. Answer: A QUESTION NO: 316 Logs from a company's DNS server show requests from a remote ISPs DNS server for random sequences of characters as non-existent sub-domains to the legitimate domain name (e. B. after vetting in a test environment that mirrors the production environment.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 315 Patches and updates should be applied to production systems: A. Whole disk encryption C. Any Time." . Asymmetric key cryptography Answer: C QUESTION NO: 318 Which of the following technologies address key management? A. These logs MOST likely suggest the possibility of which of the following attacks? A.co m .g. Domain name kiting B. Digital signatures D. D. as soon as the Configuration Control Board is alerted and begins tracking the changes. after baselines of the affected systemsare recorded for future comparison. Advanced encryption standard "Pass Any Exam.actualtests.

Networkmapper B. Diffie-Hellman Answer: D QUESTION NO: 319 Which of the following would be MOST useful for a security technician to run on a single." . Baseline B.co m 95 . Password cracker B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. Blowfish D.www. Antivirus Answer: A QUESTION NO: 322 "Pass Any Exam. Vulnerability scanner Answer: D QUESTION NO: 321 Which of the following should be updated whenever software is upgraded on a production system? A. Group policy C.actualtests. standalone machine with no network interface to verify its overall security posture? A. LDAP entry D. Any Time. Networkmapper D. Port scanner C. Protocol analyzer C. Protocol analyzer D.com Ac tua lTe sts . Port scanner Answer: A QUESTION NO: 320 Which of the following tools depends MOST heavily on regular updates to remain effective? A.

SSH B. IPSec D." . TLS Answer: C QUESTION NO: 325 Which of the following redundancy planning concepts would MOST likely be used when trying to strike a balance between cost and recovery time? A. Cold site C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam On network devices where strong passwords cannot be enforced. L2TP C. Input validation Answer: A QUESTION NO: 323 Which of the following is considered the MOST secure replacement for telnet? A.co m 96 .www. S/MIME D. Limited logon attempts B. SSL Answer: A Which of the following is MOST closely associated with email? A. Removing default accounts C. Reverse proxies D.actualtests.com Ac tua lTe QUESTION NO: 324 sts . Any Time. Field site "Pass Any Exam. the risk of weak passwords is BEST mitigated through the use of which of the following? A. SSH B. IPSec C. Hot site B. Warm site D.

Cold site Answer: D QUESTION NO: 327 Answer: C QUESTION NO: 328 Which of the following is a mitigation technique that addresses signal emanation? A." . Generator B. Any Time. Installing a WIDS in addition to the wireless router Answer: B QUESTION NO: 329 Which of the following would be used to observe a runaway process? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: C QUESTION NO: 326 Which of the following redundancy planning concepts is generally the LEAST expensive? A. Turning off the SSID broadcast on the wireless router B. UPS D. Performance monitor "Pass Any Exam.co Which of the following is BEST used for providing protection against power fluctuation? m 97 . Placing shielding on one side of a wireless router C. Warm site B. Configuring WPA instead of WEP on the wireless router D.www. Redundant servers . Volt meter C. Hot site C. Mobile site D.actualtests.com Ac tua lTe sts A.

Seniority at the company and access level Answer: A QUESTION NO: 332 Which of the following is a best practice relating to non-administrative user rights on a server? A. Protocol analyzer D." . Performance baseline B.actualtests. Application log Answer: A QUESTION NO: 330 Which of the following might be referenced to determine if a server is functioning abnormally? A. Chain of custody C. Department and salary divisions D. Performance baseline C. Deny local logon C.www. Deny file access D. Video surveillance Answer: A QUESTION NO: 331 Which of the following is a best practice when creating groups of user and computer accounts in a directory service? A. Deny network logon Answer: B "Pass Any Exam.co m 98 . Any Time.com Ac tua lTe sts . Delegation of administration and policy deployment B. Naming conventions and technical aptitude C. Deny printer access B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. Protocol analyzer D.

CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 333 Which of the following security attacks would be MOST likely to occur within the office without the use of technological tools? A. Phishing B. Cold calling C. Shoulder surfing D. SPIM Answer: C Explanation: One form of social engineering is known as shoulder surfing and involves nothing more than watching someone when they enter their sensitive data. They can see you entering a password, typing in a credit card number, or entering any other pertinent information. The best defense against this type of attack is simply to survey your environment before entering personal data.

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Which of the following encryption implementations would be the MOST secure? A. 3DES B. WEP C. SHA1 D. MD4 Answer: A

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QUESTION NO: 337 If a user lost their private key, which of the following actions would an administrator need to take? A. Use a recovery agent B. Obtain a public key C. Redesign the PKI D. Purchase a new CA Answer: A

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QUESTION NO: 339 Which of the following signature-based monitoring systems is used to detect and remove known worms and Trojans on a host? A. NIPS B. Antivirus C. Anti-spam

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QUESTION NO: 340 Which of the following describes the characteristic of an anomaly-based IDS? A. Sending an alert when suspicious activity has been prevented from entering the network. B. Sending an alert only when a pre-specified pattern is observed. C. Detecting traffic for specific patterns of misuse and sending an alert for each incident. D. Comparing traffic and sending an alert when it differs from historical patterns. Answer: D

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D. mitigated. Group policies D. The potential impact of the risk is easily mitigated Answer: C QUESTION NO: 348 Most mission impacting vulnerabilities in a formal risk assessment should be: A.actualtests. accepted. Complexity of fixing the vulnerability B. Domain password policy Answer: C QUESTION NO: 350 "Pass Any Exam.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. Mandatory access control D. C. ignored." . senior level managers would MOST likely accept a risk based on which of the following reasons? A. Biometrics B. avoided. Cost of mitigation outweighs the risk D. Physical security measures will take weeks to install C.com Ac tua lTe sts . Any Time.www. B.co m 103 . Answer: C QUESTION NO: 349 A SQL database MOST likely implements which of the following access security mechanisms? A. Biometric reader Answer: D QUESTION NO: 347 In evaluating risk assessments. Discretionary access control C.

CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Rule-based access control is closely aligned with which of the following? A. Implicit deny Answer: A QUESTION NO: 351 Which of the following standards could be used to rate the risk exposure of vulnerabilities on a network? A.actualtests. RADIUS Answer: C QUESTION NO: 353 Management has requested increased visibility into how threats might affect their organization.www.co m . L0phtcrack B.com 104 Ac tua lTe Explanation: The Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language (OVAL) is a community standard written in XML that strives to promote open and publicly available security content. It consists of a language. and repository and is meant to standardize information between security tools." . TACACS Answer: C QUESTION NO: 352 Which of the following security tools can be used for vulnerability scanning? A. sts . Milw0rm C. Which of the following would be the BEST way to meet their request without attempting to exploit those risks? "Pass Any Exam. Nessus D. Any Time. Role-based access control D. interpreter. Mandatory access control B. RADIUS B. OVAL D. Access control lists C. Certificate authority C.

B. and modifying any accounts on the system.actualtests. and modifying accounts on the network. and modifying any accounts on the domain. B. Installing applications on remote systems. Upgrading the operating system. creating local user accounts. Conduct a social engineering test. Conduct a security awareness seminar. C." . C. Netstumbler Answer: B QUESTION NO: 355 A. Upgrading the operating system. creating local user accounts.www. Encryption of the device with the key stored elsewhere B. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 356 A user loses a USB device containing credit card numbers. RADIUS D. Password protection which destroys data on the device after 12 incorrect attempts "Pass Any Exam. Installing applications. D.co m . Conduct a risk assessment. Any Time. creating local user accounts.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. creating local user accounts.com 105 Ac tua lTe Which of the following actions is an employee able to take if they are given administrative access to a workstation? sts . and modifying accounts they created. Which of the following would BEST protect the data? A. D. Kismet C. Conduct a penetration test. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 354 Which of the following security tools can view the SSIDs of wireless networks even when they have SSID broadcasting disabled? A. NMAP B.

IPSec D. Elliptic curve Answer: A QUESTION NO: 360 "Pass Any Exam. RSA B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. Any Time. Password protection which destroys data on the device after 10 incorrect attempts D.actualtests. DES D. MD5 B. Blowfish D. Encryption of the laptop to which the device is connected Answer: A QUESTION NO: 357 Which of the following algorithms provides the LOWEST level of encryption? A. AES QUESTION NO: 358 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 359 Which of the following relies on prime numbers to generate keys? A. AES C. Blowfish C.com Ac tua lTe A.co m Answer: C 106 ." .www. LANMAN sts Which of the following can ensure the integrity of email? . NTLM C. SHA1 B.

CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following, if implemented on a server, will ensure availability if half of the drives fail? A. RAID 0 B. RAID 1 C. RAID 3 D. RAID 5 Answer: B Explanation: RAID level 1 RAID 1 is disk mirroring. Disk mirroring provides 100 percent redundancy because everything is stored on two disks. If one disk fails, another disk continues to operate. The failed disk can be replaced, and the RAID 1 array can be regenerated

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An administrator needs to implement a backup strategy that provides the fastest recovery in case of data corruption. Which of the following should the administrator implement? A. Full backup on Sunday and differential backups every other day B. Full backup on Sunday and incremental backups every other day C. Full backup on Sunday and a full backup every day D. Full backup on Sunday and alternating differential and incremental every other day Answer: C

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QUESTION NO: 364 At midnight on January 1st, an administrator receives an alert from the system monitoring the servers in the datacenter. All servers are unreachable. Which of the following is MOST likely to have caused the DOS? A. Rootkit B. Virus C. Logic bomb D. Botnet Answer: C

Which of the following is the MAIN difference between bluejacking and bluesnarfing? A. Bluesnarfing can be done from a greater distance than bluejacking. B. Bluejacking involves sending unsolicited messages to a phone while bluesnarfing involves accessing the phone data. C. Bluejacking involves some social engineering while bluesnarfing does not. D. Bluesnarfing involves sending unsolicited messages to a phone while bluejacking involves accessing the phone data. Answer: B

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QUESTION NO: 367 Which of the following attacks can be mitigated by shredding confidential documents? A. Hoax B. Shoulder surfing C. Dumpster diving D. Phishing Answer: C

Which of the following should an HVAC system do when a fire is detected in a data center? A. It should increase humidity. B. It should change to full cooling. C. It should decrease humidity. D. It should shut down. Answer: D

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www. Non-repudiation Answer: C QUESTION NO: 374 Which of the following should be done if a USB device is found in a parking lot? A. Any Time. Personal software firewall Answer: B QUESTION NO: 376 Which of the following BEST describes a reason to implement virtualization technology? A. Plug it in to a computer to see who it belongs to. Privatization C. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 375 Which of the following security applications would an administrator use to help reduce the amount of bandwidth used by web browsing? A. D. Authentication D. Reduce data center footprint B.actualtests.co m 111 .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. HIDS B. Turn it in to the appropriate security person. NIPS D. Reformat it for personal use at home. C. Decreased administrative overhead C." .com Ac tua lTe sts . Diminishing number of end users Answer: A "Pass Any Exam. Call the manufacturer of the USB device. B. Smaller routing tables D. Proxy server C.

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www. One of the web developers had posted valid credentials to a web forum while troubleshooting an issue with a vendor. 3DES B. compare the systems performance against the configuration baseline. Logging which of the following would have created the BEST way to determine when the breach FIRST occurred? (Select TWO). PGP D. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 385 The network administrator has been tasked with creating a VPN connection to a vendors site. B.actualtests. The administrator should: A. Number of hops from source E. Which of the following would be the network administrators BEST option for configuring this link? A. C. Any Time. ensure that the antivirus applications definitions are up-to-date. D. analyze the NIDS logs for any errant connections that may have been recorded." .F "Pass Any Exam. The vendor is using older equipment that does not support AES. Destination IP D. One time pad Answer: A QUESTION NO: 386 The security administrator is investigating a breach of the company's web server. DES C. Source OS C. Successful login Answer: E.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 384 After a recent viral intrusion. Source IP F. an administrator wishes to verify the servers functionality post-cleanup.com Ac tua lTe sts .co m 114 . A. Unsuccessful login B. install any hotfixes that may have been overlooked.

Which of the following applications did the intruder MOST likely install? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 387 Which of the following would MOST likely determine which user inadvertently shut down the Company's web server? A. Anomaly-based C. Behavior-based B. Any Time.co m Which of the following logs would MOST likely indicate that there is an ongoing brute force attack against a servers local administrator account? . Access . System C." . Which of the following BEST describes this configuration? A. Firewall B. Access logs B.com 115 Ac tua QUESTION NO: 389 lTe Answer: D sts A. Account dictionary "Pass Any Exam. Signature-based Answer: D QUESTION NO: 390 An intruder has gained access to a server and installed an application to obtain credentials. Performance D. Application logs C.www.actualtests. Performance logs Answer: A QUESTION NO: 388 The company's NIDS system is configured to pull updates from the vendor and match traffic patterns based on these updates. DNS logs D. OVAL-based D.

Networkmapper D. Any Time. Job rotation "Pass Any Exam.com 116 Ac A. Vulnerability scanner C.actualtests. The accounts payable representative has returned and now the sales representative is unable to access the files on the accounting server.www.co m . Separation of duties B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. Which of the following BEST describes the access control method used to limit access to the accounting server? A. Which of the following BEST describes this access control method? sts QUESTION NO: 392 . Separation of privilege C. Port scanner C. Implicit deny tua lTe A new administrative assistant starts with the company and tries to access the personnel file for the Vice President of Operations. Protocol analyzer Answer: A Answer: C QUESTION NO: 393 One of the company's sales representatives had been working as the accounts payable representative while that associate was out on leave. Vulnerability scanner B. Job rotation B. but is denied. Which of the following would be BEST suited to accomplishing this task? A." . Protocol analyzer D. Password cracker Answer: D QUESTION NO: 391 The security administrator wants to know if a new device has any known issues with its available applications. Least privilege D.

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D. Use a vulnerability scanner. B. Any Time. but the manager is concerned about affecting normal operations. A warm backup site lTe sts In the event of a disaster resulting in the loss of their data center. a company had determined that they will need to be able to be back online within the next day. with some systems. A cold backup site D.co m 118 .com Ac tua A. C. A hot backup site C. B. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 398 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 399 The manager has tasked an administrator to test the security of the network. Which of the following should be used to test the network? A. D. The manager wants to know if there are any issues that need to be addressed. This server is non-critical but holds data that could be very damaging to the company if it is disclosed. Launch a counter attack on the other party." .www. Which of the following should the administrator choose as their FIRST response? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: B QUESTION NO: 397 An on-going attack on a web server has just been discovered. Which of the following would BEST meet their needs? . Disconnect the server from the network. Monitor the attack until the attacker can be identified. Call over a manager and document the attack. A spare set of servers stored in the data center B. Read the log files on each system on the network. Launch aDDoD attack in the network and see what occurs. Answer: C "Pass Any Exam.actualtests. C. Use a protocol analyzer.

Assign printer access by access group. Certificate authority B. RADIUS C. B. RRAS Answer: B QUESTION NO: 402 Which of the following is a required component for deploying Kerberos? A. Any Time. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 401 WPA2-Enterprise can use which of the following to authenticate a user? A.www. Which of the following options is the BEST way to do this? A. Each department has its own set of printers. Place all the people into distribution groups." . Assign printer access by matching individuals to printer groups. RSA B. Place all the people into departmental groups. Place all the people into departmental groups. Ticket granting server C. D. Assign access to all printers for each group.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 400 The administrator needs to set permissions for the new print server for a company comprised of 320 people in 18 departments. Remote access server Answer: B QUESTION NO: 403 Which of the following would protect an employees network traffic on a non-company owned network? "Pass Any Exam. TKIP D. Place all the people into departmental groups. C. Assign printer access by matching group to department.com Ac tua lTe sts .actualtests. Extensible authentication protocol D.co m 119 .

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