CompTIA SY0-201

SY0-201 CompTIA Security+ (2008 Edition) Exam

Practice Test
Version 6.0

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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Spam D. it is a symmetric key. Perform a full recovery so all devices are back in working order.actualtests. Authentication protocols C. Notify all personnel that a disaster has taken place. Hold a follow-up meeting to review lessons learned. Restore all network connectivity.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following is the FINAL phase of disaster recovery? A. B. it uses a stream cipher. the key is not reused. Worm Answer: A When used properly. C.www. C. D. Botnets B. Password authentication D." .com 4 Ac tua lTe QUESTION NO: 9 sts . Answer: B QUESTION NO: 8 Which of the following security threats MOST frequently uses IRC to communicate with a remote host? A. Phishing C. D. B. a one time pad is considered an unbreakable algorithm because: A. WLAN properties B.co m . it is based on the generation of random numbers. Answer: A QUESTION NO: 10 Which of the following allows remote access servers to authenticate to a central server? A. Any Time. RADIUS Answer: D "Pass Any Exam.

Require authentication for all inbound SMTP traffic.co Which of the following security threats would MOST likely use IRC? m 5 .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. Spam blocker C. C. Which of the following would help prevent this in the future? tua lTe sts A.actualtests. which of the following should be done on a regular basis to help facilitate this need? "Pass Any Exam. D. Adware C.www. Antivirus D.com Ac A user contacts technical support stating they received notification in a web browser that their computer is infected with a virus. Anti-Spyware B." . B. Pop-up blocker Answer: D QUESTION NO: 14 An administrator wants to make sure that network machines stay up-to-date with current solutions. Block all inbound traffic on SMTP port 25. Require authentication for all outbound SMTP traffic. Botnets B. Any Time. Spam . Require authentication for all inbound and outbound SMTP traffic. Logic bombs D. Answer: A QUESTION NO: 12 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 13 A.

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

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

inspect and analyze data being passed through SSH tunnels. observe if any systems are communicating using unauthorized protocols.actualtests. D. The technician realizes it was recently re-imaged after a component failed on it. If the spam filters have been properly applied C. If all device drivers were updated D. Which of the following is the FIRST item to assess when attempting to mitigate the risk? A. verify adequate bandwidth is being provided for existing traffic. C. Bandwidth utilization increases around the time that a popular radio show is broadcast.co m .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 . AHoneypot B. 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. An IDS Answer: A QUESTION NO: 24 An administrator is having difficulty getting staff to adhere to group policy directives regarding streaming audio. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 23 A. Any Time.www. Astateful firewall C. If all current service packs andhotfixes were re-applied B. A HIDS D. B. Which of the following is the BEST solution to implement? "Pass Any Exam. ensure proper password strength." .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 21 A recent risk assessment has identified vulnerabilities on a production server.

CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A.co m 9 . Shoulder surfing B. Any Time. Change the password policy C.com Ac tua A. Username and passwords D. Deleting the cookies C. Enforce group policy B. 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." . 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 . Logical keys Answer: A "Pass Any Exam. Access Control List (ACL) B. DNS logs for zone transfers C. Application logs for service start and stop events D.www. Increase the max size of the log D. Disable logging Answer: D Answer: B QUESTION NO: 27 Which of the following determines if traffic is blocked or allowed? A. System logs for patch and reboot events B. Network-based Intrusion Detection System (NIDS) C.actualtests. Deploy content filters D.

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

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

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

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

C." . This type of attack is BEST known as: A. the administrator needs to be aware of which of the following disadvantages? A. privilege escalation. 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. Such a policy requires a great deal of administrative overhead.com Ac tua lTe sts . C. WPA2 D.www. The policy will restrict remote patching of user workstations.co m 14 . 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. Any Time. exploiting a back door. Fingerprint and retina scan C. Some users may have a legitimate need for installing applications. B. D.actualtests. Fingerprint scan and password B. WPA Answer: C QUESTION NO: 42 When implementing a group policy restricting users from running software installations. B. a man-in-the-middle attack. Not all users will know which files are executable installations. Enter two different passwords D. exploiting a weak password. D. Answer: D "Pass Any Exam.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C.

D. Web GET requests C.www. "Pass Any Exam.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 45 A network device contains a feature that provides emergency administrator access from any port by sending a specific character sequence.co Which of the following events are typically written to system logs? m 15 . SSL over VPN C. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 46 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 47 Which of the following BEST describes a tool used to encrypt emails in transit? A. DNS zone transfers B. B.com Ac tua lTe sts A. DDoS attack. DoS attack. It uses the PKCS #7 standard (Cryptographic Message Syntax Standard) and is the most widely supported standard used to secure e-mail communications. C. default account.actualtests. Database usage D. This is an example of a: A. Any Time." . back door. Service startup . Digital signatures D. Whole disk encryption B. S/MIME contains signature data. S/MIME certificates Answer: D Explanation: Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) is a standard used for encrypting e-mail.

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

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

Remote user accounts D. dummy terminal. Which of the following would be responsible? A. Logic Bomb D.actualtests. B. Botnet "Pass Any Exam. tua lTe A computer or device that is setup on the network merely to monitor the habits and techniques of a suspected attack is known as a: sts . Virus B. Any Time. Job rotation C. C.com Ac A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. proxy. honeypot.www. Adware C. D." . Local user accounts C. Default account B. Domain user accounts Answer: A QUESTION NO: 57 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 58 Multiple machines are detected connecting to a specific web server during non-business hours and receiving instructions to execute a DNS attack. Implicit deny B. Separation of duties Answer: C QUESTION NO: 56 Which of the following should an administrator make sure is disabled or changed prior to putting a device node into a live environment? A. content filter. Least privilege D.co m 18 .

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

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

Registry edits C. Group policy D. Requirement to remember one password C. Rogue access point D. Any Time. Weak SSID C. War driving B." . Batch file 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. Multiple points of entry into the network D.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. WEP Answer: A QUESTION NO: 67 Answer: C QUESTION NO: 68 Which of the following is a weakness of single sign-on? A.www.actualtests. Local policy . Increased overhead for server processing B.co Which of the following is the BEST way to restrict the GUI interface on a workstation? m 21 .com Ac tua lTe sts A.

Man-traps D.com Ac A. Protocol analyzer tua lTe Which of the following will allow a security administrator to determine potentially malicious traffic traversing the network? sts .www. Authentication B.actualtests. Any Time. Task manager C. Authenticity C.co m 22 . Performance monitor 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. Identification D. Task manager D. Physical access logs C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. NIC bindings Answer: A "Pass Any Exam. Physical tokens B. NetBIOS D." . Performance baseline B. Systems monitor B.

Identification C. Any Time. DNS C. Availability D. SSH Answer: D QUESTION NO: 76 Which of the following allows two people to communicate securely without having to know each other prior to communicating? "Pass Any Exam. Security B. Authenticity Answer: A Which of the following is the MOST common way to allow a security administrator to securely administer remote *NIX based systems? A.com Ac tua QUESTION NO: 75 lTe sts ." .www. SSL/TLS D.co m 23 . IPSec B. System Answer: A QUESTION NO: 74 Which of the following does file encryption protect? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 73 Which of the following logs contains user logons and logoffs? A.actualtests. Application D. PPTP C. Confidentiality 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. 3DES B.www. Determining if the host is already infected Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. Symmetric keys D. Determining if the host is Windows or Linux based C. Spam D. Antivirus lTe Which of the following prevents unsolicited email messages from entering the company's network? sts . Anti-spam D. Any Time.com Ac tua A.actualtests. Anti-spyware C. Determining if the host can connect to the Internet B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Virus B. AES C.co m 24 . Determining if the host if a virtual or physical D." . Worm C. Pop-up blockers 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.

Any Time. NIDS D. DNS D. 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. DDoS Answer: B QUESTION NO: 81 Which of the following BEST controls traffic between networks? A.www.actualtests. Single sign-on C. IPSec C. NTLMv2 D. Kiting C. One factor authentication B." .co m . Access point C.com 25 Ac tua lTe sts . Two factor authentication D. HIPS B. Three factor authentication "Pass Any Exam.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 80 Which of the following is a tactic used by malicious domain purchasing organizations? A. NTLM B. 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. ARP spoofing B.

Leveraging positive risk B. Any Time.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. Rick avoidance B.co Which of the following describes bringing risk to an acceptable level? m 26 . Avoiding negative risk C. Risk mitigation ." . TACACS B.www. RAS C. Kerberos Answer: D QUESTION NO: 85 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 86 A. Risk denial Answer: C QUESTION NO: 87 Which of the following cryptography concepts requires two keys? "Pass Any Exam. Risk mitigation C.actualtests. Risk acceptance D. PPTP D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: B QUESTION NO: 84 Which of the following would be used for authentication in Active Directory? A. Risk avoidance D.

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

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

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

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

Weak passwords D. Available IP addresses .co Rainbow tables are primarily used to expose which of the following vulnerabilities? m 31 . D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: C QUESTION NO: 102 Which of the following helps protect logs from compromise? A. C. Intrusion prevention systems C.com Ac Which of the following vulnerability assessment tools would be used to identify weaknesses in a Company's router ACLs or firewall? tua lTe sts A. Port scanner Answer: D QUESTION NO: 105 A cipher lock system is which of the following security method types? "Pass Any Exam. Brute force attacks D. View logs regularly." . Answer: A QUESTION NO: 103 Answer: C QUESTION NO: 104 A. Turn on all logging options. Weak encryption keys C.actualtests. B. Rainbow tables B. Any Time. Centralize log management. Available ports B.www. Log failed logon attempts.

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

www. but is unable to access the network. File server is not on the DMZ B. Which of the following is the MOST probable reason the user cannot print? A. The user does not have full access to the file server. IDS C. Firewall sts If an administrator wanted to be able to identify exactly which Internet sites are being accessed most frequently. The printer is not setup up correctly on the server.co m 33 . 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. which of the following tools would MOST likely be used? . Which of the following is the MOST likely cause of this issue? A. Proxy server D. The network administrator checks the network connection and verifies that there is connectivity. C.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. IPS has blocked access C. The user does not have access to the printer. Any Time. D. The technician verifies that the user's computer has network connectivity. Port scanner B. Wrong VLAN D. Answer: D "Pass Any Exam. No other users are having any problems printing. B.com Ac tua lTe A." .actualtests. The user does not have Internet access.

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

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Which of the following is the BEST reason for not allowing this? A. single sign on. Port scanner "Pass Any Exam. B. Disclosure guidelines C. Damage and loss control D. This is an example of: A.co m 42 . Answer: A QUESTION NO: 141 A. Forensic policy B." .actualtests. Ping sweeper B. job rotation.www. implicit deny. 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.com Ac tua Which of the following is used to determine who transported a hard drive during an incident response investigation? lTe sts .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. B. D. C. 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. separation of duties. The password risks disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). The proposed password does not meet complexity requirements. Change management approval has not been granted. C. It will require too much time to conduct due diligence. Any Time. D.

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An important file has been deleted off the departments file server. Management would like to know who was responsible for deleting the file. Which of the following log files can be used to inform management of the answer? A. The system logs on the server and then the access logs on the workstation. B. The application logs on the server and then the access logs on the workstation. C. The access logs on the server and then the access logs on the workstation. D. The access logs on the server and then the system logs on the workstation. Answer: C

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

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

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

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

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

The uniquenessof a users token D. User rights assignment D. Group policy B.co m 53 . The users access level C. The user or computer system B. 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.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.com Ac QUESTION NO: 177 tua lTe sts .www. Which of the following policies would this MOST likely violate? A. The association of a user Answer: A QUESTION NO: 178 Which of the following processes describes identity proofing? "Pass Any Exam. Decentralize email servers C. Any Time. Storage and retention policies B.actualtests. Server configuration policy C. Encrypting email transmissions D. Storage and retention Answer: C Identification is the process of verifying which of the following? A. Which of the following could help limit the company's exposure and the time spent on these types of proceedings? A." .

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

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

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

C. A virtual workstation D. Disable Java on Internet browsers. B. Enable Internet history monitoring Answer: A Which of the following would a technician implement to mitigate SQL injection security risks? A. A proxy server B. All workstations are rebuilt Answer: A QUESTION NO: 193 Which of the following would MOST likely monitor user web traffic? A." . A VLAN B. A security policy template is implemented B. D.actualtests.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Delete Internet history.com Ac tua lTe sts QUESTION NO: 194 . Use input validation. Administrative rights are manually removed D.www. A honey pot Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. A firewall C. A security IP audit is completed C. Use software firewalls. 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. Any Time. Enable cookie monitoring C. A software firewall D.co m 58 .

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

Group policy C. Trojan C. 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." . Fail danger B. Time of day restrictions B.actualtests.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. Fail open Answer: C QUESTION NO: 208 A. Fail safe C. Adware D. 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. they began receiving unsolicited pop-ups on subsequent website visits. Any Time.www. Fail closed D.co m 62 . Password policy D. Virus B. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause of the unsolicited pop-ups? A.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 .

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

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

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

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

www. cold site. Any Time. warm site. 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. hot site.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 223 The MOST expensive and effective alternate site that provides the HIGHEST level of availability." . New equipment ready to be installed . B. Integrity D.co m 67 . C. Confidentiality C. network connections and UPS C. Active network jacks D. is called a: A.actualtests. 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.com Ac tua lTe sts A. Fully operational equipment and installed network equipment B. D. primary site. Live redundant computers. Cryptography B.

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

Any Time.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.www.com 69 Ac tua lTe sts A. User password and user PIN .actualtests. 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." . Cell phones are vulnerable to logic bombs. Smartcard and hardware token C. This policy is an example of which of the following industry best practices? A. Cell phones can be used to spread computer viruses. D. 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.co m Which of the following is a valid two-factor authentication model? . Virus scanner C. B. It is difficult to push security policies to cell phones. Performance baseline B. Honeypot D. These rights are granted only to security administrators. Separation of duties "Pass Any Exam. Iris scan and user password D. C. Cell phone signals interfere with fiber networks. Retina scan and palm print B.

www. HIDS D. Job rotation C. Any Time." . Session hijacking 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. Port scanner B. Number of logical hosts providing services for users D.com Ac tua A. Replay attack Answer: B "Pass Any Exam. or network segment.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. Total complexity of the overall security architecture C. Privilege escalation D. Firewall C. by preventing the transmission of malicious packets from known attacking sources? A. Protocol analyzer C. Volume of physical equipment needing to be secured B. Honeypot B.actualtests. Which of the following is the administrator MOST likely using? A.co m 70 . 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 . 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anti-spam software C.www. UPS B. 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. 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 . Any Time. backing up the key to local storage. Network procedures B. Acceptable use policy D.actualtests. "Pass Any Exam. Due diligence Answer: C Answer: A QUESTION NO: 268 Key escrow is the process of: A. D. removing the public key. entrusting the keys to a third party. Hardware firewall B.com Ac A. Circuit breaker D." . C.co m 79 . B. removing the private key. Antivirus software D. Privacy policy C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following can be implemented to prevent malicious code from executing? A. Transfer switch C.

DES D. 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 .com Ac tua A. Public key C. NTLM C. Privatekey D. SNMP B.www.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: A Explanation: A key escrow system stores keys for the purpose of law enforcement access. SSH C. HTTPS D. 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. QUESTION NO: 269 In PKI.co m 80 ." .actualtests. which of the following keys should be kept secret at all times? A. referred to as a key escrow agency . Diffie-Hellman key B. One of the proposed methods of dealing with key escrow involves the storage of key information with a third party. Blowfish B. Any Time. SHA Answer: D "Pass Any Exam.

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

parameterized statements must be used (preferred). Instead. Proper input validation Answer: D Explanation: To protect against SQL injection. SQL injection B. To disable the accounts of employees who have move to a different department D. Logic bomb Answer: A. A.D QUESTION NO: 277 A.actualtests. Any Time. Which of the following could have been implemented to prevent this situation? A. To ensure all users have the appropriate access C.co m 82 . This resulted in the user losing all the data on their hard drive.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 . Web load balancing D. Backendfile system crash C. To immediately create accounts for new employees B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam D. Key escrow "Pass Any Exam.www. user input must not directly be embedded in SQL statements. 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)." . or user input must be carefully escaped or filtered. 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. A user lost their key and the technicians do not have a copy of the key. Cross-site scripting E.

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

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

External corporate firewall E. Physical security control D. Physical tokens D." . A.B. Personal software firewall C.co m Answer: A. Anti-spam B. NIDS D. NIPS F. 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.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).F . Two factor sts Which of the following authentication models is the MOST vulnerable to password crackers? . Vulnerability scanner Answer: D QUESTION NO: 288 "Pass Any Exam.com 85 Ac tua lTe A. Single factor B. Password cracker B. Any Time. Three factor C.actualtests. Protocol analyzer C.www.

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

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

Add those computers to a special group and set group policy to disable all computers within that group. Which of the following actions should an administrator MOST likely do? sts QUESTION NO: 296 .com 88 Ac A. Add the user to the correct security group B. HIDS Answer: A QUESTION NO: 295 Which of the following could be used to gather evidence against an attacker? A. Give that specific user rights to the shared drive C. Any Time.actualtests. These computers are for a class that is conducted every three months. Which of the following is the BEST solution? A. Provide the user with full access rights to that shared drive D. B.co m . 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. Honeypots C. Personal firewall C." . Anti-spyware B. That user was moved to the Finance department but still needs access to the accounting share drive. Networkmapper D. "Pass Any Exam. 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. Encryption devices B.www.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Perform a query every 60 days to identify those computers and disable them all at once.

com Ac A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. Add those computers to a special group and perform a query every 45 days to identify additional computers. Domain wide password policy C. SQL injection B. Storage and retention policy D. perform queries every 30 days to identify those computers. D. Any Time. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 298 Which of the following would a security administrator use to perform vulnerability scanning without doing any penetration testing? A. Group policy B.www.actualtests. Brute force C. Failed logon attempts "Pass Any Exam. 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.co m 89 . Group policy B. 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 . Account expiration C. Logic bombs D. Password policy D. Disable each computer as it reaches 60 days." .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hot site C.co Which of the following is BEST used for providing protection against power fluctuation? m 97 . Configuring WPA instead of WEP on the wireless router D. Any Time. Warm site B." . Redundant servers . Turning off the SSID broadcast on the wireless router B. 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. Volt meter C. Placing shielding on one side of a wireless router C. Generator B.www. UPS D.actualtests.com Ac tua lTe sts A. 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. Performance monitor "Pass Any Exam. Mobile site D.

com Ac tua lTe sts . Performance baseline C. Protocol analyzer D. Department and salary divisions D. 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. Any Time. Application log Answer: A QUESTION NO: 330 Which of the following might be referenced to determine if a server is functioning abnormally? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. Performance baseline B. 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 file access D. Deny network logon Answer: B "Pass Any Exam. Delegation of administration and policy deployment B." . Naming conventions and technical aptitude C.actualtests.co m 98 . Deny local logon C.www. Chain of custody C. Protocol analyzer D. Deny printer access B.

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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A new application support technician is unable to install a new approved security application on a departments workstation. The security administrator needs to do which of the following? A. Add that user to the local power users group B. Add that user to the domain administrators group C. Add that user to the domain remote desktop group D. Add that user to the security distribution group Answer: A

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

L0phtcrack B. sts . It consists of a language. Any Time. Role-based access control D." . 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. TACACS Answer: C QUESTION NO: 352 Which of the following security tools can be used for vulnerability scanning? A. Certificate authority C. Mandatory access control B. OVAL D. and repository and is meant to standardize information between security tools. interpreter. Milw0rm C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Rule-based access control is closely aligned with which of the following? A.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. RADIUS Answer: C QUESTION NO: 353 Management has requested increased visibility into how threats might affect their organization.www. Access control lists C.co m . Which of the following would be the BEST way to meet their request without attempting to exploit those risks? "Pass Any Exam. RADIUS B.actualtests. Nessus D.

creating local user accounts. and modifying accounts they created. Installing applications on remote systems. creating local user accounts.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Conduct a risk assessment. C. Which of the following would BEST protect the data? A. Password protection which destroys data on the device after 12 incorrect attempts "Pass Any Exam. Installing applications. Conduct a social engineering test. Conduct a security awareness seminar. creating local user accounts.www.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 . D. NMAP B. C.co m . Encryption of the device with the key stored elsewhere B. Upgrading the operating system.actualtests. D. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 356 A user loses a USB device containing credit card numbers. creating local user accounts. Upgrading the operating system. Kismet C. Netstumbler Answer: B QUESTION NO: 355 A. and modifying any accounts on the domain. Any Time. Conduct a penetration test. and modifying accounts on the network. and modifying any accounts on the system. RADIUS D." . B. 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. B.

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

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

QUESTION NO: 363 After deploying a new IDS, an administrator notices a large amount of notifications coming from a filter inspecting port 445. Which of the following can BEST help the administrator in determining if "Pass Any Exam. Any Time." - www.actualtests.com 107

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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

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Plug it in to a computer to see who it belongs to. Any Time.www." . C.actualtests.com Ac tua lTe sts . Privatization C. 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. Reduce data center footprint B. Personal software firewall Answer: B QUESTION NO: 376 Which of the following BEST describes a reason to implement virtualization technology? A. Diminishing number of end users Answer: A "Pass Any Exam.co m 111 . Decreased administrative overhead C. B. D. Turn it in to the appropriate security person. Authentication D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. Call the manufacturer of the USB device. Reformat it for personal use at home. 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. NIPS D. Proxy server C. HIDS B. Smaller routing tables D.

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Personal software firewalls Answer: D QUESTION NO: 381 Limiting access to a file resource to only the creator by default. Data information verification and up-to-date reporting structure D. Providing employee personal contact information C." .co m 113 . is an example of applying which of the following security concepts? A. Role-based access control C. Disaster recovery planning B. Least privilege D. Logical tokens Answer: C QUESTION NO: 382 Which of the following describes an action taken after a security breach? A. Non-redundant personnel role distribution B. Forensic evaluation D.www.actualtests. Antivirus software D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. Which of the following is the GREATEST threat that the administrative assistant should be educated about? A.com Ac tua lTe sts . Providing the corporate mailing address to unidentified callers Answer: B "Pass Any Exam. Change management Answer: C QUESTION NO: 383 The company's administrative assistant acts as the main point of contact for outside sales vendors and provides information over the phone. Any Time. Business continuity planning C. Behavior-based security B.

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

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? . Any Time.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. OVAL-based D. Anomaly-based C. Application logs C." . Firewall B. Behavior-based B. System C.www.com 115 Ac tua QUESTION NO: 389 lTe Answer: D sts A. Account dictionary "Pass Any Exam.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. Performance D. Which of the following BEST describes this configuration? A. DNS logs D. Signature-based Answer: D QUESTION NO: 390 An intruder has gained access to a server and installed an application to obtain credentials. Access logs B. Access . Which of the following applications did the intruder MOST likely install? A.

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.actualtests. Networkmapper D. Least privilege D. Separation of privilege C.com 116 Ac A. Which of the following BEST describes this access control method? sts QUESTION NO: 392 . Port scanner C. Job rotation B. Vulnerability scanner B. Which of the following would be BEST suited to accomplishing this task? A. but is denied." . Vulnerability scanner C. 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. Protocol analyzer D. Job rotation "Pass Any Exam. Any Time. 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.co m . Which of the following BEST describes the access control method used to limit access to the accounting server? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B.www. Separation of duties B. The accounts payable representative has returned and now the sales representative is unable to access the files on the accounting server.

Any Time. Building a new server room that only has a single entrance that is heavily protected. Confront the co-worker and demand all illegal actions cease. Implicit deny Answer: A QUESTION NO: 394 Which of the following is the BEST example of a technical security policy? A.actualtests. "Pass Any Exam. Inform upper management or law enforcement. New server room construction requires a single entrance that is heavily protected. Posting a sign on the door to the server room indicating that access is restricted to authorized personnel only. B.com Ac A. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 395 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 396 An administrator discovers evidence that a co-worker has been violating the law with the contents of some of their emails. B.www. C. B. All doors to the server room must have signage indicating that it is a server room. Which of the following should the administrator do FIRST? A. D. Removing all the keyboards from the server room and requiring all administrators to bring keyboards from their desks. Go through the email server and accumulate as much evidence as possible. D. C. Take what was found to another peer and have the peer confront the co-worker. tua lTe Which of the following is the BEST example of a physical security policy? sts . All new employees are required to be mentored by a senior employee for their first few months on the job. C. D." . Installing electronic locks on the door to the server room that only allow access to a person swiping anadministrators smartcard.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. Least privilege D. All server room users are required to have unique usernames and passwords.co m 117 .

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

RRAS Answer: B QUESTION NO: 402 Which of the following is a required component for deploying Kerberos? A. Which of the following options is the BEST way to do this? A. Ticket granting server C. Assign printer access by matching individuals to printer groups. Certificate authority B. C. 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. Each department has its own set of printers. Extensible authentication protocol D. Place all the people into distribution groups.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.co m 119 . Any Time. D.actualtests. RADIUS C. RSA B. Assign access to all printers for each group. Place all the people into departmental groups. Assign printer access by matching group to department. Assign printer access by access group.com Ac tua lTe sts . TKIP D.www. Place all the people into departmental groups." . Place all the people into departmental groups. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 401 WPA2-Enterprise can use which of the following to authenticate a user? A. B.

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