CompTIA SY0-201

SY0-201 CompTIA Security+ (2008 Edition) Exam

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

D. Any Time. default account. back door. It uses the PKCS #7 standard (Cryptographic Message Syntax Standard) and is the most widely supported standard used to secure e-mail communications. DoS attack.co Which of the following events are typically written to system logs? m 15 . C. Web GET requests C.www. B. DNS zone transfers B. Whole disk encryption B." .com Ac tua lTe sts A. S/MIME certificates Answer: D Explanation: Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) is a standard used for encrypting e-mail. "Pass Any Exam. DDoS attack. Service startup . S/MIME contains signature data. Database usage D. SSL over VPN C. Digital signatures D.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. This is an example of a: A. 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.actualtests.

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

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

Least privilege D. Remote user accounts D. 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 . Job rotation C." .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. dummy terminal. Adware C. proxy.com Ac A. Logic Bomb D. Virus B.actualtests. Which of the following would be responsible? A. Default account 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. B.www. Implicit deny B. C. Any Time. Local user accounts C. Botnet "Pass Any Exam. 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.co m 18 . D. honeypot. content filter.

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

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

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

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

PPTP C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 73 Which of the following logs contains user logons and logoffs? A. Application D. Any Time. SSL/TLS D. 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. 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.actualtests. Availability D. DNS C. IPSec B.com Ac tua QUESTION NO: 75 lTe sts . System Answer: A QUESTION NO: 74 Which of the following does file encryption protect? A. Confidentiality B. Identification C." .co m 23 .www. Security B.

com Ac tua A. 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. Determining if the host is Windows or Linux based C. Anti-spyware C. Spam D. 3DES B. Pop-up blockers B. Virus B. Determining if the host if a virtual or physical D. Any Time. AES C. 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. Antivirus lTe Which of the following prevents unsolicited email messages from entering the company's network? sts ." . Determining if the host can connect to the Internet B.www. Worm C.co m 24 .actualtests. Determining if the host is already infected Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. Symmetric keys D. Anti-spam D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weak passwords D." . View logs regularly.co Rainbow tables are primarily used to expose which of the following vulnerabilities? m 31 . Intrusion prevention systems C. Brute force attacks D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: C QUESTION NO: 102 Which of the following helps protect logs from compromise? A. Answer: A QUESTION NO: 103 Answer: C QUESTION NO: 104 A. Turn on all logging options. Log failed logon attempts. D. B. Centralize log management. Available ports B.actualtests. Weak encryption keys C.www. C. Available IP addresses .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. Any Time. Rainbow tables B.

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

Wrong VLAN D. B. D. Port scanner B. The network administrator checks the network connection and verifies that there is connectivity. which of the following tools would MOST likely be used? .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.www. 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. 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. The technician verifies that the user's computer has network connectivity. Answer: D "Pass Any Exam." . IPS has blocked access C. The user does not have access to the printer. Proxy server D.actualtests. File server is not on the DMZ B.co m 33 . IDS C. No other users are having any problems printing. 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. The user does not have Internet access. Any Time. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause of this issue? A. but is unable to access the network.com Ac tua lTe A.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Protocol analyzer Answer: A QUESTION NO: 201 A.com Ac tua A security manager decides to assign the daily responsibility of firewall and NIDS administration to different technicians. Password cracker B.co m 60 . Intrusion detection system Answer: A QUESTION NO: 200 A user creates an archive of files that are sensitive and wants to ensure that no one else can access them. Job rotation Answer: B QUESTION NO: 202 Which of the following can assesses threats in non-encrypted traffic? A. Separation of duties C. Port scanner B. Port scanner C.www. Internet content filter B." . Antivirus software C. Any Time. Proxy server C. Firewall D.actualtests.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A server administrator wants to do a vulnerability assessment on a server that is not on the production network to see if FTP is open. Implicit deny B. Least privilege D. Which of the following could be used to assess the security of the archive? A. NIDS "Pass Any Exam. Anti-spyware software D. This is an example of which of the following? lTe sts . Which of the following tools could be used? A.

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

co m 62 . they began receiving unsolicited pop-ups on subsequent website visits. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause of the unsolicited pop-ups? A. Group policy C.www.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. Password policy D. Time of day restrictions B. Any Time. Acceptable use policy Answer: A QUESTION NO: 209 Organizational policy requiring employees to login using their username and password and a random number from their key fob is an example of: "Pass Any Exam.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 ." . Fail safe C. Virus B. 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. Fail closed D. Trojan C. Fail open Answer: C QUESTION NO: 208 A. Fail danger B.actualtests.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cell phones are vulnerable to logic bombs. Virus scanner C.actualtests. Retina scan and palm print B. Smartcard and hardware token C. Honeypot D. Performance baseline B. Any Time. D. 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 phone signals interfere with fiber networks. C." . Cell phones can be used to spread computer viruses. These rights are granted only to security administrators.www. It is difficult to push security policies to cell phones. This policy is an example of which of the following industry best practices? A. B. User password and user PIN .com 69 Ac tua lTe sts A. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 231 Answer: C QUESTION NO: 232 Which of the following would a security administrator be MOST likely to use if a computer is suspected of continually sending large amounts of sensitive data to an external host? A. Iris scan and user password D.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.co m Which of the following is a valid two-factor authentication model? . Separation of duties "Pass Any Exam.

Honeypot B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. Replay attack Answer: B "Pass Any Exam. Any Time. Implicit deny Answer: A QUESTION NO: 234 Which of the following network security devices is the BEST to use when increasing the security of an entire network.co m 70 . Protocol analyzer C.www. Total complexity of the overall security architecture C. by preventing the transmission of malicious packets from known attacking sources? A. Which of the following is the administrator MOST likely using? A.actualtests. Privilege escalation D. 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. 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 . HIDS D. Port scanner B. or network segment. Session hijacking D. Volume of physical equipment needing to be secured B." . Number of logical hosts providing services for users D.com Ac tua A. Job rotation C. Firewall C.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Storage and retention policy D. Password policy D.com Ac A." . Logic bombs D. Account expiration C. Disable each computer as it reaches 60 days.co m 89 . perform queries every 30 days to identify those computers.www. SQL injection B. 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. Any Time. Brute force C. Add those computers to a special group and perform a query every 45 days to identify additional computers. D. 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. Domain wide password policy C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. 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 .actualtests. Group policy B. Failed logon attempts "Pass Any Exam.

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

www. Vulnerability scanner lTe Which of the following was created to standardize the security assessment process? sts . Lock out user accounts while the user is on extended leave. Vulnerability scanner C. Protocol analyzer B. 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." . OVAL C.actualtests. Notify account administrators when a user leaves or transfers. C. Security agent C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam 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. Assign users to all groups in order to avoid access problems. Networkmapper D. D. Any Time. Security template D. TACACS B. Performance baseline B.co m 91 . Answer: A "Pass Any Exam.com Ac tua A. Port scanner D. B. Use the most privilege rule to grant access to senior users.

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

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

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

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

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Delegation of administration and policy deployment B." .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. Protocol analyzer D.www. 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. Naming conventions and technical aptitude C. Deny file access D. Performance baseline B.com Ac tua lTe sts . Protocol analyzer D. Chain of custody C. Department and salary divisions D. Performance baseline C.co m 98 . Deny printer access B. 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. Deny local logon C. Any Time.actualtests. Deny network logon Answer: B "Pass Any Exam. 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 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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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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com Ac tua lTe sts . accepted. Group policies D. Mandatory access control D. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 349 A SQL database MOST likely implements which of the following access security mechanisms? A. ignored.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C.co m 103 . Domain password policy Answer: C QUESTION NO: 350 "Pass Any Exam." . Physical security measures will take weeks to install C. senior level managers would MOST likely accept a risk based on which of the following reasons? A. Biometrics B. avoided. B. Biometric reader Answer: D QUESTION NO: 347 In evaluating risk assessments. Discretionary access control C. D.www. 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. Cost of mitigation outweighs the risk D. C.actualtests. Complexity of fixing the vulnerability B. mitigated. Any Time.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Integrity Answer: C QUESTION NO: 378 Which of the following threats is mitigated by ensuring operating system patches are current? A." . Availability D. DistributedDoS C. Patch management software B.www. Known threats Answer: D QUESTION NO: 380 Which of the following security applications can be implemented to mitigate port scanning attacks from the Internet? A.actualtests. Any Time. Unknown threats D. Group policies B.co m Which operating system hardening procedure can be implemented to ensure all systems have the most up-to-date version available? . ARP poisoning B. Non-repudiation B. Configuration baselines . Pop-up blockers "Pass Any Exam.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 377 Virtualization technology can be implemented to positively affect which of the following security concepts? A. Patch management C. Confidentiality C. Security templates D.com 112 Ac tua QUESTION NO: 379 lTe Answer: B sts A.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Network address translation C.actualtests. Forensic recovery B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 407 An auditor would use credentials harvested from a SQL injection attack during which of the following? A." . Internet content filter Answer: A QUESTION NO: 410 Which of the following security protocols could be configured to use EAP when connecting to a wireless access point? "Pass Any Exam.www. Penetration test D. Provide a passive check of the networks security D.1x? A. To check compliance of the router configuration C. Passively assess web vulnerabilities B.com Ac tua lTe sts . IPSec VPNs D. Password strength audit Answer: C QUESTION NO: 408 Which of the following is a goal of penetration testing? A. Network access control B. Vulnerability assessment C.co m 121 . Any Time. Actively assess deployed security controls Answer: D QUESTION NO: 409 Which of the following security measures can be used with 802.

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and VPNs D. Redundant ISPs. Any Time." . and NAT Answer: B QUESTION NO: 425 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 426 A. Distributed power sources. Transition of operations in a short time period in a disaster D.com Ac Which of the following is a component of a disaster recovery plan for a company that expects a site to be rendered non-usable during a disaster and needs a nearly transparent transfer of operations? tua lTe sts A. Distributed. Adequate HVAC to meet environmental initiatives B.www. Warm site B. power sources. Cold site C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: C QUESTION NO: 424 Which of the following is the BEST mitigation against DoS attacks? A. Alternate site Answer: C QUESTION NO: 427 Which of the following is consistent with the least privilege best practice? "Pass Any Exam. NAC. Recovery of operations within 30 days after a disaster C. Seamless operations in the event of a disaster . Two-factor server authentication. redundant datacenters with IPS C.co The primary purpose of a hot site is to ensure which of the following? m 126 . Hot site D.actualtests. NIDS. and VLANs B.

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