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CompTIA SY0-201

SY0-201 CompTIA Security+ (2008 Edition) Exam

Practice Test
Version 7.0

CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 1

QUESTION NO: 2 Which of the following logical access control methods would a security administrator need to modify in order to control network traffic passing through a router to a different network? A. Configuring VLAN 1 B. ACL C. Logical tokens D. Role-based access control changes Answer: B

Which of the following tools limits external access to the network? A. IDS B. VLAN C. Firewall D. DMZ Answer: C

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Which of the following tools was created for the primary purpose of reporting the services that are open for connection on a networked workstation? A. Protocol analyzer B. Port scanner C. Password crackers D. Vulnerability scanner Answer: B

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CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following is MOST likely to be an issue when turning on all auditing functions within a system? A. Flooding the network with all of the log information B. Lack of support for standardized log review tools C. Too much information to review D. Too many available log aggregation tools Answer: C

QUESTION NO: 6 Upon opening the browser, a guest user is redirected to the company portal and asked to agree to the acceptable use policy. Which of the following is MOST likely causing this to appear? A. NAT B. NAC C. VLAN D. DMZ Answer: B

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A. Adware B. Trojan C. Botnets D. Logic bombs Answer: B

QUESTION NO: 8 Cell phones with network access and the ability to store data files are susceptible to which of the following risks? A. Input validation errors B. SMTP open relays

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WEP B. C. DES D. Try guessing passwords slow enough to reset the bad count interval. SSH D. Try only real dictionary words. TKIP C. RC5 B. which manipulated some of the user's files. AES C." . The security administrator suspects the user may have malware on the computer.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 12 Which of the following technologies is used to verily that a file was not altered? A. B. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 15 A user reports that each time they attempt to go to a legitimate website. MD5 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 13 Which of the following uses an RC4 key that can be discovered by eavesdropping on plain text initialization vectors? A. Try guessing passwords with brute force. Which of the following files on the user's system would need to be checked for unauthorized changes? "Pass Any Exam.com Ac tua lTe sts . Any Time. D. WPA Answer: A QUESTION NO: 14 An administrator wants to crack passwords on a server with an account lockout policy.actualtests. Copy the passwordfile offline and perform the attack on it.co m 5 .www. Which of the following would allow this without locking accounts? A. they are sent to an inappropriate website.

through a commercial circuit. off the main router.www. "Pass Any Exam.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. DNS caching on the client machines C. Botnet C. The NAT needs to be re-configured to allow the remote location.actualtests. Which of the following design elements will need to be implemented to accommodate the new location? A. The new location will be connected by a serial interface.com 6 Ac A. VLANs need to be added on the switch but not the router. This remote site will also have traffic completely separated from all other traffic. B. Which of the following would MOST likely be implemented? A. Virus tua lTe Which of the following is a malicious program used to capture information from an infected computer? sts . Any Time. Worm D. Services D. A content-filtering proxy server Answer: D QUESTION NO: 17 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 18 The security administrator needs to make a change in the network to accommodate a new remote location.co m . A pushed update modifying users' local host file D. A heuristic firewall B. Hosts Answer: D QUESTION NO: 16 An administrator needs to limit and monitor the access users have to the Internet and protect the internal network. Trojan B. LMhosts C. SAM B." .

patch management. penetration testing. C. Password D.www. The switch needs to be virtualized and a new DMZ needs to be created Answer: C QUESTION NO: 19 Which of the following is the MOST secure authentication method? A.actualtests. Fingerprints QUESTION NO: 20 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 21 When reviewing IDS logs. the security administrator notices many events pertaining to a "NOOP sled". B. D. Any Time. Iris C. SQL injection C. vulnerability scanning. Buffer overflow D. The current IP scheme needs to besubnetted." . Session hijacking Answer: C QUESTION NO: 22 "Pass Any Exam. Smartcard B. D. Man-in-the-middle B. baseline reporting.co m Answer: B 7 .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. sts Mitigating security risks by updating and applying hot fixes is part of: . Which of the following attacks is occurring? A.com Ac tua lTe A.

Hotfixes follow a predetermined release schedule while patches do not. TLS D.actualtests. B. whilehotfixes do not need management approval Answer: B QUESTION NO: 23 A vulnerability assessment was conducted against a network. security policies. B. IPSec C. configuration baselines. patch management. acceptable use policies. D. D. Networkmapper D. This is an example of weak: A.www. C. SSH B. Hotfixes are smaller than patches. L2TP "Pass Any Exam.com Ac A. Password cracker tua Which of the following tools can execute a ping sweep? lTe sts . Patches can only be applied after obtaining proper approval." .co m 8 .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following is the MAIN difference between a hotfix and a patch? A. Anti-virus scanner C. Any Time. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 24 Answer: C QUESTION NO: 25 Which of the following is a newer version of SSL? A. Protocol analyzer B. One of the findings indicated an outdated version of software. Hotfixes may be released at anytime and will later be included in a patch. C.

Asset value Answer: A A certificate has been revoked. Threat frequency D. Items containing RFID chips Answer: A.www." . Exploit probability B. Bluetooth-enabled cellular phones C. and the administrator has issued new keys. Key card E.actualtests. A. Wireless network detectors D. Which of the following must now be performed to exchange encrypted email? A.B QUESTION NO: 27 Which of the following is used when performing a qualitative risk analysis? A. Which of the following items would be prohibited? (Select TWO).com Ac QUESTION NO: 28 tua lTe sts .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: C QUESTION NO: 26 A technician visits a customer site which prohibits portable data storage devices. Judgment C. Any Time. USB Memory key B. Recover old public keys D. Exchange public keys with each other Answer: D QUESTION NO: 29 "Pass Any Exam. Exchange private keys with each other B. Recover old private keys C.co m 9 .

D. Security testers have clear and written authorization to conduct vulnerability scans. Firewall Answer: B QUESTION NO: 31 A." . C. Disk striping D. Which of the following can be used to determine the effect of the new software? A. Event logs B. Any Time. Redundant power supplies Answer: B QUESTION NO: 32 A technician has installed security software. Security testers are trying to document vulnerabilities without impacting network operations.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Exploitation of security vulnerabilities is used during assessments when which of the following is true? A. System monitor "Pass Any Exam. Network users have permissions allowing access to network devices with security weaknesses. shortly thereafter the response time slows considerably. File integrity checker C.www. Security testers have clear and written authorization to conduct penetration testing.com Ac tua In order to prevent data loss in case of a disk error which of the following options would an administrator MOST likely deploy? lTe sts . Anti-spyware D. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 30 Which of the following should a technician deploy to detect malicious changes to the system and configuration? A. Redundant connections B.actualtests. Pop-up blocker B. B. RAID C.co m 10 .

Integrity B. mandatory access control. and adjust permissions on specific files. least privilege Answer: B Answer: B QUESTION NO: 35 Which of the following is the primary concern of governments in terms of data security? A." . HIDS lTe Which of the following is the BEST mitigation method to implement when protecting against a discovered OS exploit? sts QUESTION NO: 34 . Any Time. These actions are BEST described as: A. Cost D.actualtests. remove a default database.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. vulnerability assessment.www. D. Patch C. NIDS B. application hardening. Availability C. Performance monitor D. B. Protocol analyzer Answer: C QUESTION NO: 33 After installing database software the administrator must manually change the default administrative password. C. Antivirus update D. Confidentiality Answer: D "Pass Any Exam.co m 11 .com Ac tua A.

B. Different virtual machines on a local workstation D. Install a manageable. Conduct a security review of the new hardware to determine any possible security risks. Hotfixes C. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 39 Which of the following characteristics distinguishes a virus from a rootkit. prior to this printer being installed. Centralize all blade servers and chassis within one or two racks Answer: B QUESTION NO: 38 A. Implement a RADIUS server to authenticate all users to the wireless network. Installation of Internet content filters to implement domain name kiting. C. to prevent this issue? tua lTe sts . Security templates Answer: A QUESTION NO: 37 Which of the following solutions would a company be MOST likely to choose if they wanted to conserve rack space in the data center and also be able to manage various resources on the servers? A. spyware. Configuration baselines D." . Any Time. centralized power and cooling system B. and adware? "Pass Any Exam.co m 12 .actualtests. D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 36 Which of the following is BEST used to change common settings for a large number of deployed computers? A.com Ac A rogue wireless network is showing up in the IT department. Group policies B.www. Which of the following should have taken place. Server virtualization C. Penetration test of the network to determine any further rogue wireless networks in the area. The network appears to be coming from a printer that was installed.

actualtests. The user's PC has out-of-date antivirus software. C. AES B. to not be prompted for credentials? A. Process hiding C. D." . Answer: A "Pass Any Exam. add computers to groups.co m 13 . add users and computers to groups. add computers to groups. Any Time. D. add users to groups. connected to a NAC-enabled network. Add users to ACLs. Self-replication D. Add groups to ACLs. Eavesdropping B. DES D. 3DES Answer: B Which of the following methods is a best practice for granting access to resources? A. B. C. The user's PC is not fully patched.www. B. The user's PC is not at the latest service pack. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 42 Which of the following may cause a user. RSA C. Add ACLs to computers.com Ac tua lTe sts QUESTION NO: 41 . Popup displays Answer: C QUESTION NO: 40 Which of the following is used to generate keys in PKI? A. Add ACLs to users.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. The user's PC is missing the authentication agent.

Any Time. Which of the following has occurred? tua QUESTION NO: 45 lTe Answer: A sts A. The key is not shared and remains on the server B.www. Domain name kiting B. Man-in-the-middle attack Answer: D QUESTION NO: 46 A technician reviews the system log entries for an internal DNS server." . SHA B. All authenticated users receive the key .com Ac A user visits their normal banking website. MD5 C. The URL is correct and the website is displayed in the browser. 3DES D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 43 When used to encrypt transmissions. AES256 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 44 A. Replay attack D. which of the following is the MOST resistant to brute force attacks? A. Only users from configured IP addresses received the key D.actualtests. but the user gets an SSL warning that the SSL certificate is invalid as it is signed by an unknown authority. Privilege escalation C. Which of the following entries MOST warrants further investigation? "Pass Any Exam. Anyone who connects receives the key C.co m Which of the following BEST describes how the private key is handled when connecting to a secure web server? 14 .

www. Removable storage C. Answer: D "Pass Any Exam. firewall.co m 15 ." . C. D. HIDS. B. Zone transfer to a source outside the organization Answer: D QUESTION NO: 47 Monitoring a computer's logs and critical files is part of the functionality of a A.actualtests. Input validation D. Any Time. DNS query from a source inside the organization C. NIPS. chain of custody.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Answer: B Which of the following can be implemented as an OS hardening practice to mitigate risk? A. incident response. Security templates Answer: D QUESTION NO: 49 Continuously documenting state and location of hardware from collection to disposition during a forensic investigation is known as: A. C. risk mitigation. B. data handling. D.com Ac tua lTe sts QUESTION NO: 48 . Zone transfer to a source inside the organization D. DNS query from a source outside the organization B. Domain name kiting B. honeypot.

Event log C. The network engineer also reports very high bandwidth utilization to and from the Internet.com 16 Ac A security analyst has been notified that one of the web servers has stopped responding to web traffic. Which of the following logs is MOST likely to be helpful in finding the cause and source of the problem? tua lTe sts .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 50 Which of the following is an example of two factor authentication? A. Smartcard and token C.co m . Fingerprint and retina scan Answer: C QUESTION NO: 51 Which of the following uses a three-way-handshake for authentication and is commonly used in PPP connections? A. MD5 B. Access log B. Kerberos D. PIN and password B. Any Time. CHAP C. 69 "Pass Any Exam.www. Firewall log Answer: D QUESTION NO: 53 Which of the following ports would need to be open to allow TFTP by default? A. SLIP Answer: B QUESTION NO: 52 A.actualtests." . System log D. Smartcard and PIN D.

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actualtests. CRL C.com Ac An administrator believes a user is secretly transferring company information over the Internet.www. Vulnerability B. Forensics B. Vulnerability scanner B. Protocol analyzer D. Mantrap C. The network logs do not show any non-standard traffic going through the firewall. Mandatory vacations . Kerberos Answer: C QUESTION NO: 58 A. Configuration baselines D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 57 Which of the following security types would require the use of certificates to verily a user's identity? A." .D sts A.co m Which of the following can increase risk? (Select TWO] 18 . Any Time. Which of the following tools would allow the administrator to better evaluate the contents of the network traffic? tua QUESTION NO: 59 lTe Answer: A. Threat source E. Proxy server Answer: C QUESTION NO: 60 Which of the following monitoring technology types is MOST dependent on receiving regular updates? "Pass Any Exam. Network anomaly detection C. PKI D.

" . Conduct post disaster recovery testing.www. MD5 lTe Which of the following is a public key cryptosystem? sts . D. RSA B.actualtests. This is an example of which of the following mitigation techniques? A. NAC D. Signature-based B. Update the disaster recovery plan based on lessons learned. SHA-1 C.co m 19 . Any Time. Kerberos-based C. Which of the following should signify the completion of a disaster recovery? A. Behavior-based D. NAT B. Verify all servers are back online and working properly. Anomaly-based Answer: A QUESTION NO: 61 A company has just recovered from a major disaster. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 62 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 63 A user tries to plug their laptop into the company's network and receives a warning that their patches and virus definitions are out-of-date. Subnetting "Pass Any Exam. B. 3DES D. Honeypot C.com Ac tua A. C. Verify all network nodes are back online and working properly.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A.

QUESTION NO: 65 QUESTION NO: 66 To ensure users are logging into their systems using a least privilege method. Any Time.actualtests. Employ a BIOS password that differs from the domain password. C.www. Which of the following actions should a security administrator follow in order to ensure data integrity of the file on that host? A. HIDS B. D." . Begin chain of custody for the document and disallow access. Personal firewall D. Enforce a group policy with the least amount of account restrictions. which of the following should be done? A. Which of the following software options would give remote users the needed protection from outside attackers when they are outside of the company's internal network? . Run vulnerability scanners and print all reports of all diagnostic results. Disable the wireless network and copy the data to the next available USB drive to protect the data B. NIPS lTe sts Every company workstation contains the same software prior to being assigned to workers. C. B. D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: C QUESTION NO: 64 A file has been compromised with corrupt data and might have additional information embedded within it.co m Answer: B 20 . Vulnerability scanner C.com Ac Answer: C tua A. Perform proper forensics on the file with documentation along the way. Answer: A "Pass Any Exam. Allow users to determine their needs and access to resources. Create a user account without administrator privileges.

job-based access control C.js</script> Which of the following attacks is occurring? A. Any Time. Conduct periodic audits of disaster recovery policies. XLM injection Answer: C QUESTION NO: 69 A user wants to edit a file that they currently have read-only rights to.www. Redirection attack C. Which of the following would be the BEST way to mitigate the risk of this vulnerability? A.co m A security administrator is analyzing the packet capture from an IDS triggered filter.com 21 Ac tua lTe sts . remote access policy. SQL injection B." . Conduct periodic audits of password policies. least privilege. they are unable to provide a business justification. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 70 "Pass Any Exam. The packet capture shows the following string: . Answer: C QUESTION NO: 68 <scrip>source=http://www. This is the principle of: A. D.actualtests. D. so the request is denied.jp/evil. separation of duties. B.evilsite. Conduct periodic audits of user access and rights. B. however.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 67 A recent security audit shows an organization has been infiltrated with a former administrator's credentials. Conduct periodic audits of storage and retention policies. Cross-site scripting D. C.

ARP poisoning Answer: D Answer: A QUESTION NO: 73 Which of the following describes how long email messages are available in case of a subpoena? A. Availability D. Any Time. Privilege escalation C." . By geographic location D. Backup policy D.actualtests. Port scan B. Integrity B. By function B.com Ac A. By management level tua Which of the following is a best practice for organizing users when implementing a least privilege model? lTe QUESTION NO: 72 sts . Which of the following is the attacker attempting to do? A. Key management C. Backup procedures B. Email server configuration "Pass Any Exam. By department C. DNS spoofing D.co m 22 . Retention policy C.www.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following concepts addresses the threat of data being modified without authorization? A. Non-repudiation Answer: A QUESTION NO: 71 An attacker sends packets to a host in hopes of altering the host's MAC table.

Rogue access points can allow unauthorized users access the company's internal networks. Risk = exploit x number of systems x cost of asset B. Hardware firewall C. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 77 The process of validating a user's claimed identity is called "Pass Any Exam. Rogue access points are hard to find and remove from the network.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: B QUESTION NO: 74 Management would like to know if anyone is attempting to access files on the company file server. Rogue access points can scan the company's wireless networks and find other unencrypted and rouge access points C. Any Time.actualtests. NIDS Answer: C QUESTION NO: 75 Which of the following is the correct risk assessment equation? A. B." . Which of the following could be deployed to BEST provide this information? A. Risk = threat x vulnerability x cost of asset D. The radio signal of the rogue access point interferes with company approved access points. D.co m 23 . Risk = vulnerability x daysunpatched x cost of asset Answer: C QUESTION NO: 76 Which of the following is of the GREATEST concern in regard to a rogue access point? A. Software firewall B. HIDS D. Risk = infections x number of days infected x cost of asset C.com Ac tua lTe sts .www.

Cold site "Pass Any Exam. Lowered cost of the host machine B. Certificate authority B.com Ac A. Streamline systems to a single OS D. Fewer systems to monitor physical access Answer: D Answer: A QUESTION NO: 80 Which of the following describes a semi-operational site that in the event of a disaster. validation.www. Key escrow D.actualtests. Warm site C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Answer: A QUESTION NO: 78 Which of the following is a benefit of utilizing virtualization technology? A. identification. Any Time. IT operations can be migrated? A.co m 24 . B. Registration authority C. C. Hot site B. Trusted platform module tua lTe The security administrator wants to increase the cipher strength of the company's internal root certificate. Less overhead cost of software licensing C. authorization. Mobile site D. D. Which of the following would the security administer use to sign a stronger root certificate? sts QUESTION NO: 79 ." . repudiation.

Penetration testing tool D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: B QUESTION NO: 81 Which of the following devices hooks into a LAN and captures traffic? A. Vulnerability assessment tool Answer: A QUESTION NO: 82 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 83 Which of the following would MOST likely contain a <SCRIPT> tag? A.co When assessing a network containing resources that require near 100% availability. Protocol analyzer B.www. Vulnerability scanning C. Any Time. which of the following techniques should be employed to assess overall security? m 25 . XSS C." . Cookies B. Protocol filter C. User interviews D. DOS D.actualtests. Buffer overflow Answer: B QUESTION NO: 84 Which of the following is a reason why wireless access points should not be placed near a building's perimeter? "Pass Any Exam.com Ac tua lTe A. Penetration testing B. Documentation reviews sts .

Code assessment D. Increased complexity of qualitative risk assessments "Pass Any Exam.actualtests. Port scanning D. Vampire taps C. Which of the following assessment types should the security administrator also take into consideration while evaluating this product? A. Loss of physical control over data B." . The security administrator has been asked to review its security implications. Rouge access points B.www.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. While evaluating the product. Risk assessment Answer: D QUESTION NO: 86 Which of the following tools BEST identifies the method an attacker used after they have entered into a network? A. Vulnerability assessment C. various vulnerability scans were performed. It was determined that the product is not a threat but has the potential to introduce additional vulnerabilities. War driving Answer: D QUESTION NO: 85 A new enterprise solution is currently being evaluated due to its potential to increase the company's profit margins. HIDS Answer: B QUESTION NO: 87 Which of the following is a major risk associated with cloud computing? A. Input validation B. Any Time.com 26 Ac tua lTe sts . NIDS C.co m . Threat assessment B. Port scanner D.

actualtests. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 90 Using a smartcard and a physical token is considered how many factors of authentication? A. Any Time.com Ac tua lTe sts .www. To scan for vulnerabilities D. To analyze packets and frames B. Two C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. D. C. B. One B. Smaller attack surface D. It is an access policy that restricts access to objects based on security clearance. To report on the performance of the system C.co m 27 . To enumerate and crack weak system passwords Answer: C QUESTION NO: 89 Which of the following BEST describes how the mandatory access control (MAC) method works? A. Data labeling challenges Answer: A QUESTION NO: 88 Which of the following is MOST likely the reason why a security administrator would run a Nessus report on an important server? A. It is an access policy based on a set of rules. It is an access policy based on the role that the user has in an organization." . Four Answer: A QUESTION NO: 91 "Pass Any Exam. It is an access policy based on biometric technologies. Three D.

Schemes B. Chain of custody D. Telnet Answer: A QUESTION NO: 92 A NIDS monitoring traffic on the public-side of a firewall provides which of the following? A. Password policies D. NAT B. WEP C.com 28 Ac tua lTe sts . ACLs Answer: D "Pass Any Exam.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following protocols is considered more secure than SSL? A. TLS B. Protection of the external firewall interface D. Prevention of malicious traffic Answer: B QUESTION NO: 93 Which of the following is an important part of disaster recovery training? A. Any Time. Table top exercises Answer: D QUESTION NO: 94 Which of the following would a network administrator implement to control traffic being routed between networks or network segments in an effort to preserve data confidentiality? A. HTTP D.co m . Faster alerting to internal compromises B. Storage locations C.actualtests." . Group policies C.www. Intelligence about external threats C.

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QUESTION NO: 99 In the event of a disaster, in which the main datacenter is immediately shutdown, which of the following would a company MOST likely use with a minimum Recovery Time Objective? A. Fault tolerance B. Hot site C. Cold site D. Tape backup restoration Answer: B

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The attacker that breached the nearby company is in the parking lot implementing a war driving attack.www. Encryption of all data between client and server C. C. D. Combines authentication and authorization B. Run the image through a symmetric encryption algorithm. Telephony Answer: C QUESTION NO: 110 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 111 Which of the following is a reason to use TACACS+ over RADIUS? A. Another user's Bluetooth device is causing interference with the Bluetooth on the laptop. VPN concentrator D. tua lTe A security administrator finished taking a forensic image of a computer's memory. B. An attacker inside the company is performing abluejacking attack on the user's laptop.actualtests. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 109 Which of the following facilitates computing for heavily utilized systems and networks? A." . Any Time. Remote access B. Compress the image to a password protected archive. B.com Ac A. TACACS+ uses the UDP protocol D. Run the image through AES128. C. TACACS+ has less attribute-value pairs Answer: B "Pass Any Exam.co m 33 .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. D. Provider cloud C. The new access point wasmis-configured and is interfering with another nearby access point. Which of the following should the administrator do to ensure image integrity? sts . Run the image through SHA256.

" . D. Escalation D. The customer's DNS has been poisoned. B.co m . Bluesnarfing C.com 34 Ac tua lTe A. Shoulder surfing B. Any Time. All of the other websites the user visits work correctly and other customers are not having this issue.www. The website company has amisconfigured firewall. The customer has a virus outbreak.actualtests. Vishing D. Whaling B. The company's website has been attacked by the rival company Answer: C QUESTION NO: 113 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 114 Which of the following describes an attack technique by which an intruder gains physical access by following an authorized user into a facility before the door is closed? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 112 A customer has called a company to report that all of their computers are displaying a rival company's website when the user types the correct URL into the browser. Dumpster diving sts A targeted email attack sent to the company's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is known as which of the following? . Which of the following has MOST likely occurred? A. Impersonation Answer: B QUESTION NO: 115 "Pass Any Exam. C. Tailgating C.

co m 35 . The CA DNS name is different from the root certificate CN. Identification of single points of failure "Pass Any Exam. B. Loop protector D.com Ac A. The certificate file name is different from the certificate CN. Firewall rule tua Which of the following will contain a list of unassigned public IP addresses? lTe sts .1x C. NIDS configuration B. Incident management Answer: B QUESTION NO: 116 Which of the following is true when a user browsing to an HTTPS site receives the message: a Site name mismatch'? A. Hierarchical list of critical systems C. User rights D. 802.www. C. Hierarchical list of non-critical personnel B. The certificate CN is different from the site DNS A record." .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following should be reviewed periodically to ensure a server maintains the correct security configuration? A. The certificate was issued by the intermediate CA and not by the root CA.actualtests. Any Time. Firewall logs C. Hierarchical access control lists D. Answer: A QUESTION NO: 117 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 118 DRPs should contain which of the following? A. D. TCP port B.

On-site clustering D.www. Utilize time of day restrictions C. The security administrator observes that all of the PCs are attempting to open a large number of connections to the same destination. A man-in-the-middle attack is taking place. Utilize separation of duties Answer: D QUESTION NO: 120 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 121 Which of the following is the BEST way to secure data for the purpose of retention? A. Off-site backup B. A logic bomb has been installed by the former employee B. Implement implicit deny D.com 36 Ac tua A. Users of the PCs report that they do a lot of web browsing and explain that a disgruntled employee from their department was recently fired. C. Require a PIV card B." .actualtests. Virtualization Answer: A QUESTION NO: 122 "Pass Any Exam.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: B QUESTION NO: 119 Which of the following access control methods provides the BEST protection against attackers logging on as authorized users? A. RAID 5 on-site backup C. The PCs have downloaded adware. Which of the following is MOST likely the issue? . D. Any Time.co m . The PCs are being used in a botnet lTe sts Several PCs are running extremely slow all of a sudden.

Off-site storage of backup tapes B. with all systems being fully up to date. A hot backup site C. Anti-static wrist straps Answer: D QUESTION NO: 125 A user reports that a web browser stopped working after it was updated.actualtests. Any Time. The browser was previously compromised and corrupted during the update. Data formatting D. Input validation Answer: D QUESTION NO: 124 Which of the following provides EMI protection? A." . A cold backup site D. Which of the following would BEST meet their needs? A. UTP C. Error handling C. B. "Pass Any Exam.com Ac tua lTe sts .co m 37 .www. Grounding D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam In the event of a disaster resulting in the loss of their data center. A warm backup site Answer: B QUESTION NO: 123 Which of the following has a programmer MOST likely failed to consider if a user entering improper input is able to compromise the integrity of data? A. Anti-spyware is preventing the browser from accessing the network. a company had determined that they will need to be able to be back online within an hour or two. STP B. SDLM B. Which of the following BEST describes a probable cause of failure? A.

D. Kerberos B. NIDS D. DNS poisoning lTe sts Which of the following would allow traffic to be redirected through a malicious machine by sending false hardware address updates to a switch? . Protocol analyzer QUESTION NO: 127 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 128 Which of the following protocols uses UDP port 69 by default? A. MAC spoofing C. DNS Answer: B QUESTION NO: 129 "Pass Any Exam. Any Time. A faulty antivirus signature has identified the browser as malware.co m Answer: B 38 .com Ac tua A.actualtests." . VPN concentrator B. A network based firewall is blocking the browser as it has been modified. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 126 Which of the following devices is MOST likely to be installed to prevent malicious attacks? A. ARP poisoning B. SSH D.www.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. pWWN spoofing D. Firewall C. TFTP C.

Sniffer Answer: B Answer: A QUESTION NO: 132 Centrally authenticating multiple systems and applications against a federated user database is an example of: A. Gateway Answer: C QUESTION NO: 130 Which of the following should be implemented on a mobile phone to help prevent a conversation from being captured? A. BitLocker tua A user wishes to encrypt only certain files and folders within a partition. Voice encryption C. Device encryption B." . EFS B. "Pass Any Exam. C. common access card.com Ac A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following would a security administrator use to diagnose network issues? A. Partition encryption C. Any Time.www. Proxy B. Protocol analyzer D. Which of the following methods should a technician recommend? lTe QUESTION NO: 131 sts . GPS tracking D.co m 39 . smart card.actualtests. Full disk D. Host-based firewall C. B. single sign-on.

TACACS+ D. Kerberos Answer: D QUESTION NO: 136 "Pass Any Exam. Eavesdropping B. access control list. Any Time.actualtests.1X sts A security administrator needs to implement a site-to-site VPN tunnel between the main office and a remote branch.com Ac tua lTe A." . Answer: C QUESTION NO: 133 Which of the following characteristics distinguishes a virus from a rootkit. LDAP C. SNMP C. Self-replication D. and adware? A. Process hiding C.www. Which of the following protocols should be used for the tunnel? . Popup displays Answer: C Answer: C QUESTION NO: 135 Which of the following uses tickets to identify users to the network? A. IPSec D. spyware.co QUESTION NO: 134 m 40 . RTP B. 802. RADIUS B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam D.

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Antivirus B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. Which of the following group types would need to be created? A. Access control system Answer: D QUESTION NO: 148 An employee keeps getting pop-ups from a program on their computer stating it blocked an attacking IP address. External lighting C.actualtests. Security Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. in order to email and setup conference meetings to the whole project team.www. Default power users B. 802. concerning power distribution. Which of the following security applications BEST explains this behavior? A.co m 44 . Video surveillance B. Restricted group C. Physical access log D. Distribution D. Personal firewall D. Kerberos C.com Ac tua lTe sts . EAP Answer: B QUESTION NO: 147 Which of the following is a preventative physical security measure? A. Pop-up blocker Answer: C QUESTION NO: 149 A Maintenance Manager requests that a new group be created for a new development project. Any Time. Anti-spam C." .1x D.

Identification Answer: D QUESTION NO: 153 Which of the following tools will allow a technician to detect devices and associated IP addresses on the network? "Pass Any Exam. Any Time.com Ac tua lTe sts . Authorization D.www. Fuzzing Answer: A QUESTION NO: 151 Which of the following is a malicious program that infects a host computer and has the ability to replicate itself? A. Rootkit D. Spyware B. Virealization B. Spam Answer: B QUESTION NO: 152 Which of the following concepts is applied FIRST when a user logs into a domain? A.co m 45 .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 150 Which of the following is an example of data obfuscation within a data stream? A.actualtests. Cryptography B." . Virus C. Non-repudiation C. Steganography C. Hashing D.

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Change the administrator password on the computer sts ." . Which of the following logs would the technician review? "Pass Any Exam.actualtests. Authenticate users using CHAP C.com 47 Ac tua lTe A. Cables C. VPNs Answer: B QUESTION NO: 158 Answer: C QUESTION NO: 159 Which of the following BEST describes where L2TP is used? A.www. Turn off the computers when not in use C. VLANs D. Networks B. and the browser is displaying that the webpage is being blocked by the system administrator.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 157 Shielded communications media is MOST often used to prevent electrical emanations from being detected and crosstalk between which of the following? A. Default gateway encryption D. Any Time.co Which of the following measures ensures unauthorized users cannot access a WAP in a user's home? m . VPN encryption B. Proper WAP placement B. Border gateway protocol encryption Answer: A QUESTION NO: 160 The president of the company is trying to get to their bank's website. Set the SSID to hidden D.

The CA stores the user's hash value for safekeeping. NMAP B. Virus B.www.co m 48 . Adware Answer: B "Pass Any Exam. Nessus Answer: C QUESTION NO: 162 Answer: C QUESTION NO: 163 Which of the following malicious programs compromises system security by exploiting system access through a virtual backdoor? A. SNORT C." .actualtests. Spam D.com Ac tua A. D. System D. The root CA is used to encrypt email messages to prevent unintended disclosure of data lTe Which of the following defines the role of a root certificate authority (CA) in PKI? sts . Trojan C. John the Ripper D. B. Content filter Answer: D QUESTION NO: 161 Which of the following should a technician run to find user accounts that can be easily compromised? A. DNS B. The root CA is the recovery agent used to encrypt data when a user's certificate is lost. Any Time. Performance C. C. The CA is the trusted root that issues certificates.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A.

B.actualtests. D. Implement OS hardening C.co While responding to a confirmed breach of the organization's web server. Notify the rival organization's IT department sts .com Ac QUESTION NO: 166 tua Answer: C lTe A. on a proxy server." . Notify the Help Desk B. on the local LAN. Ensure integrity of the patch D. in front of the mail relay server. Ensure patches are up-to-date Answer: C QUESTION NO: 165 The BEST location for a spam filter is A. C. Maintain configuration baseline B. Any Time. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 167 Biometrics is an example of which of the following type of user authentication? "Pass Any Exam. Which of the following should the security administer do with this information? m 49 . behind the firewall. Notify management D. the security administrator determines the source of the attack was from a rival organization's IP address range.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 164 Which of the following BEST represents why a system administrator should download security patches from the manufacturer's website directly? A. Notify ICANN C.www.

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Create an auditors group and add the group to each of the accounting.com Ac tua lTe sts . Different security templates D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam D. Any Time. Packet sniffer Answer: C QUESTION NO: 173 Which of the following situations applies to disaster recovery exercises? A.co m 51 . Separation of duties should be implemented after each exercise. Patch management C. Browserhotfixes Answer: B QUESTION NO: 172 Attackers may be able to remotely destroy critical equipment in the datacenter by gaining control over which of the following systems? A. HVAC D. Video surveillance C.actualtests. Service pack installation B.www. Physical access control B. clinical and operations groups. Answer: D "Pass Any Exam. D." . Answer: D QUESTION NO: 171 Which of the following solutions would an administrator MOST likely perform in order to keep upto-date with various fixes on different applications? A. Vulnerability scans should be performed after each exercise. Passwords should be changed after each exercise. C. Procedures should be updated after each exercise. B.

actualtests. Which of the following would be the BEST way to do this? A. Set a domain password policy C.www. Risk reduction . Set a local password policy on each workstation and server B. Risk avoidance B. Post a memo detailing the requirement of the new password complexity requirements Answer: B QUESTION NO: 175 Which of the following would be used to eliminate the need for an administrator to manually configure passwords on each network device in a large LAN? A. RAS D.com Ac tua QUESTION NO: 176 lTe Answer: B sts A. IPSec VPN Answer: A QUESTION NO: 177 A security administrator responds to a report of a web server that has been compromised. The security administrator observes the background has been changed to an image of an attacker group. Risk retention D. OVAL C. Which of the following would be the FIRST step in the incident response process? "Pass Any Exam. Any Time.co m Purchasing insurance on critical equipment is an example of which of the following types of risk mitigation techniques? 52 . Risk transfer C." .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 174 The administrator needs to require all users to use complex passwords. Set a group policy to force password changes D. RADIUS B.

Network mapping program "Pass Any Exam. Print a copy of the background Answer: B QUESTION NO: 178 After completing a forensic image of a hard drive.co m 53 .actualtests. Network anomaly detection C. Content filter B. Protocol analyzer tua lTe A security administrator wants to prevent corporate users from being infected with viruses from flash based advertisements while using web browsers at work. SHA512 hash Answer: D QUESTION NO: 179 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 180 Which of the following tools provides the MOST comprehensive view of the network's security? A." . Penetration test D. Run an antivirus scan B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Vulnerability assessment B. Disable the network connection C. Image compression C.www. which of the following can be used to confirm data integrity? A.com Ac A. AES256 encryption D. Firewall C. Chain of custody B. Any Time. Power down the server D. IDS D. Which of the following could be used to mitigate this threat? sts .

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QUESTION NO: 185 The root certificate for the CA for a branch in a city was generated by the CA in a city in another country. Which of the following BEST describes this trust model? A. Chain of trust B. Linear trust C. Hierarchical trust D. Web of trust Answer: C

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Increased amount of spam B. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 196 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 197 Which of the following is a primary effect of allowing P2P connections on a network? A. B. MD5 hashing lTe A technician needs to setup a secure room to enable a private VTC system.co m 58 ." . C. Take a LANMAN hash of the file and send the receiver both the hash and the original file in a signed and encrypted email. Input validation on web applications C. Which of the following should be installed to prevent devices from listening to the VTC? sts . Shielding B. Take a NTLM hash of the file and send the receiver both the hash and the original file in a signed and encrypted email.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 195 A technician needs to validate that a sent file has not been modified in any way.actualtests. Take an AES hash of the file and send the receiver both the hash and the original file in a signed and encrypted email. Which of the following should be done? A. Possible storage of illegal materials D. D. Any Time. Tracking cookies on the website Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. Take a MD5 hash of the file and send the receiver both the hash and the original file in a signed and encrypted email. HIDS C.www. HVAC D. A co-worker recommends that a thumbprint be taken before the file is sent.com Ac tua A.

SNMP D. Video monitoring D.actualtests. Load balancing . Redundancy C. Implicit deny Answer: A QUESTION NO: 201 A security administrator wants to ensure that only authorized personnel are able to gain entry into a secure area.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 198 Which of the following services should be turned off on a printer to prevent malicious reconnaissance attempts? A.com Ac tua QUESTION NO: 200 lTe Answer: C. Least privilege B.D sts A. Which of the following would MOST likely be installed to regulate right of entry? "Pass Any Exam. Single sign-on C." . There is currently no physical security other than a badge reader. Spooler C. Humidity controls E. EMI shielding B.www. Any Time.co m Environmental monitoring includes which of the following? (Select TWO] 59 . FTP B. Explicit allow D. IP printing Answer: C QUESTION NO: 199 Which of the following is the security concept that describes a user who only has enough access to complete their work? A.

Proximity readers Answer: D QUESTION NO: 202 Which of the following can be a risk of consolidating servers onto a single virtual host? A.actualtests. Environmental control D." . Non-repudiation C. Identifies surface vulnerabilities and can be run on a regular basis B. Safe for even inexperienced testers to conduct D.www. Any Time.co m 60 . Access list D. Security alarms B.com Ac tua A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Can be fairly fast depending on number of hosts Answer: B "Pass Any Exam. Availability Answer: D Answer: A QUESTION NO: 204 An administrator is explaining the conditions under which penetration testing is preferred over vulnerability testing. Token lTe Which of the following is a security best practice that allows a user to have one ID and password for all systems? sts QUESTION NO: 203 . Data emanation B. Proves that the system can be compromised C. Trusted OS D. SSO B. Which of the following statements correctly describes these advantages? A. Video surveillance C. PIV C.

however. Authentication should take place using a pre-shared key (PSK) of no more than six characters. F. Browser pop-up settings B. RC4 B.co m 61 . E. Enable the lowest power setting necessary to broadcast to the targeted range.E "Pass Any Exam. Spam folder settings C.actualtests. Enable the ability to verilycredentials on an authentication server. Twofish C. D. Which of the following would the administrator MOST likely check to resolve the user's issue? A. B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 205 An employee is not able to receive email from a specific user at a different organization.D. they can receive emails from other users. Answer: A. DES Answer: D QUESTION NO: 207 Which of the following security precautions needs to be implemented when securing a wireless network? (Select THREE) A.www. Enable data encryption on all wireless transmissions using WPA2.com Ac tua lTe sts . The local firewall settings Answer: D QUESTION NO: 206 Which of the following encryption schemes can be configured as the LEAST secure? A. 3DES D. Enable data encryption on all wireless transmissions using WEP. Any Time. User local antivirus settings D. C." . Enable the highest power setting possible to make sure the broadcast reaches the targeted range.

" . A hashing algorithm D. A public key C. Cookies D. Any Time. P2P B. SQL Answer: C QUESTION NO: 210 A.actualtests. DSA "Pass Any Exam.co m . which is also inaccessible to users. Diffie-Hellman B. Browser history C. A symmetric key Answer: D QUESTION NO: 209 Which of the following can be exploited for session hijacking while accessing the Internet? A. Which of the following attacks is MOST likely the cause? lTe sts . DoS Answer: C QUESTION NO: 211 Which of the following asymmetric algorithms was designed to provide both encryption and digital signatures? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 208 Which of the following is reversible when encrypting data? A.www. DNS poisoning C.com 62 Ac tua A large amount of continuous small transmissions are originating from multiple external hosts to the corporate web server. DDoS D. Spoofing B. A private key B.

unauthorized disk access is logged in a separate bit. the entire file system is encrypted in case of theft. the data can be retrieved easier if the disk is damaged B. RADIUS lTe sts Which of the following describes a design element that requires unknown computers connecting to the corporate network to be automatically part of a specific VLAN until certain company requirements are met? .co m Answer: D 63 . Application hardening D. NAT D. Answer: D "Pass Any Exam. XML QUESTION NO: 213 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 214 The benefit of using software whole disk encryption is: A. RAS B. Poor error handling C. Any Time. D.www.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. RSA Answer: D QUESTION NO: 212 Which of the following can cause data leakage from web based applications? A. the disk's MBR is encrypted as well. C.actualtests.com Ac tua A. NAC C. SHA D." . Device encryption B.

The password should be alpha-numeric only." . Complex passwords B. The mobile device should erase itself after a set number of invalid password attempts. The mobile device will be password protected in case of loss. Hot site Answer: A QUESTION NO: 216 A.co m Which of the following best practices would a security administrator implement in order to prevent one user from having too many administrative rights? 64 .com Ac An administrator is providing management with a mobile device that allows email access. The password should be common so that the mobile device can be re-assigned. Cold site D. Any Time. B. C. due to keypad limitations. Least privilege C. Field site C.actualtests. Warm site B. D. Job rotation D.www. System accounts with minimal rights . Which of the following additional security measures should the administrator ensure is in place? tua QUESTION NO: 217 lTe Answer: B sts A. The mobile device should use and be equipped with removal storage for sensitive data retrieval.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 215 Which of the following organizational disaster recovery types would provide a building and network equipment but not current application data? A. Answer: A QUESTION NO: 218 Which of the following BEST identifies the sensitivity of a document? "Pass Any Exam.

" . Information classification C. AES C. WEP Answer: C QUESTION NO: 221 Which of the following elements has the ability to hide a node's internal address from the public network? A. Warm site Answer: A Which of the following can use a trust system where public keys are stored in an online directory? A. Any Time. VLAN Answer: A "Pass Any Exam. Hot site D. Access control list Answer: B QUESTION NO: 219 Which of the following alternate site types is the MOST affordable after implementation? A. Cold site B. Metadata B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. NAT B.co m 65 . NDS D. Risk transference D. DES B. Off site C.www.actualtests. PGP D.com Ac tua lTe sts QUESTION NO: 220 . NAC C.

Mail traffic D. Install a new version of the program Answer: A QUESTION NO: 223 If an end-user forgets the password that encrypts the content of a critical hard drive. which of the following would aid in recovery of the data? A. File sharing traffic C. Install a service pack B.com 66 Ac tua QUESTION NO: 224 lTe Answer: C sts A. Certificate authority D. C.www. Symmetric key C. Web traffic B. D. Which of the following types of traffic is this typically associated with? . Install a patch. HIDS "Pass Any Exam. Chain of custody Answer: A QUESTION NO: 225 A technician needs to ensure that all major software revisions have been installed on a critical network machine. Key escrow B. Network management traffic ." . Install ahotfix. Which of the following must they install to complete this task? A.actualtests.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 222 An administrator would like to update a network machine with a number of vendor fixes concurrently. Which of the following would accomplish this with the LEAST amount of effort? A. Any Time.co m A port scan of a network identified port 25 open on an internal system.

To passively test security controls within the enterprise B.co m 67 . Patches D.com Ac A. tua lTe An administrator has discovered that regular users are logging into a stand-alone computer and editing files they should have read-only access to.www. To provide training to white hat attackers C. Protocol analysis Answer: A Answer: B QUESTION NO: 228 Which of the following is a reason to perform a penetration test? A. Users remotely connecting from their workstation with administrator privileges. C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. B. Performancebaselining D. Which of the following could be used to review the assistant's network traffic? A. Performance monitoring C. Any Time. Users creating new accounts with full control to the files." . Which of the following should the administrator investigate FIRST? sts QUESTION NO: 227 . Hotfixes C. Service packs Answer: D QUESTION NO: 226 A security administrator needs to determine if an assistant's workstation is sending out corporate information. Users escalating their privileges using an administrator account. To determine the impact of a threat against the enterprise Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. Systems monitoring B. Users installing worms under their own accounts to mine data.actualtests. To identify all vulnerabilities and weaknesses within the enterprise D. D.

Role-based sts . SCP Answer: C QUESTION NO: 232 Company A recently purchased the much smaller Company B. Anomaly-based B.www.co The company's NIDS system is setup to match specifically configured traffic patterns.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 229 A technician notices that unauthorized users are connecting to a wireless network from outside of the building. Behavior-based C. The wireless output range can be reduced Answer: D QUESTION NO: 230 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 231 Which of the following is commonly used to secure HTTP and SMTP traffic? A. Change the SSID B. Which of the following audits did the security administrator perform? "Pass Any Exam. SHA B. OVAL-based D.actualtests. Which of the following BEST describes this configuration? m . The wireless router needs to be replaced C.com 68 Ac tua lTe A. TLS D." . SFTP C. The security administrator for Company A reviews the servers of Company B and determines that all employees have access to all of the files on every server. Install CAT6 network cables D. Any Time. Which of the following can BEST be implemented to mitigate this issue? A.

Supply the users with suggested password guidelines. User access and rights B. System policy Answer: A QUESTION NO: 233 An administrator is concerned that users are not utilizing strong passwords. Buffer overflow D.www. Honeypot Answer: D "Pass Any Exam. C. Offer user training regarding proper policy. NIPS D. Spam B. Answer: A QUESTION NO: 234 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 235 Which of the following are used by security companies to discover the latest Internet attacks? A." . Any Time.co m 69 .com Ac tua A. Storage policy D. Firewall C. B. Rootkit C. Supply the users with a third-party application to hash their passwords. Implement a strict domain level group policy. Port scanner B.actualtests. D. Which of the following can be done to enforce user compliance? A. Group policy C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Cross-site scripting lTe Hooking processes and erasing logs are traits of which of the following? sts .

laaS Answer: B QUESTION NO: 239 A user wants to send personally identifiable information to the security office via email. When encrypting a message with the private key. E. A. Performance baselines B. Which of the following can be used to compare historical performance? . Implicit deny B. only the private key can decrypt it C. Any Time. so they can perform a background check. D." . only the public key can decrypt it.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 236 Which of the following is true about PKI? (Select TWO). When encrypting a message with the public key. Answer: A. only the public key can decrypt it. B. Subnetting C. When encrypting a message with the public key.co m An email server appears to be running with an increased load. Performance monitor . When encrypting a message with the public key. only the CA can decrypt it.actualtests. Systems monitor C. only the private key can decrypt it. Level of importance "Pass Any Exam. Protocol analyzer D. Which of the following should be used to send the information to the security office? A. When encrypting a message with the private key.com 70 Ac tua QUESTION NO: 238 lTe Answer: A sts A.www.C QUESTION NO: 237 Which of the following allows a security administrator to separate networks from each other? A. SaaS D.

Encryption D. A symmetric key Answer: D QUESTION NO: 242 Which of the following is an example of a smart card? A. A public key C. PIV B. A private key B. NIPS Answer: C Which of the following is reversible when encrypting data? A. HIPS D. MAC C.actualtests. One-time passwords D. HIDS C.www." . Any Time. NAT B. A hashing algorithm D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B.com Ac tua lTe sts QUESTION NO: 241 . Digital signature C. Signature line Answer: C QUESTION NO: 240 Which of the following is used to prevent attacks against the OS on individual computers and servers? A.co m 71 . Tokens Answer: B "Pass Any Exam.

CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 243 Which of the following allows a company to maintain access to encrypted resources when employee turnover is high? A. Which of the following will resolve this issue? tua QUESTION NO: 245 lTe Answer: C sts A. Certificate authority C. Updating the user's laptop with current antivirus B. their laptop started having performance issues and unauthorized emails have been sent out from the laptop. Updating the user's digital signature Answer: A QUESTION NO: 246 Which of the following describes the direction a signal will emanate from if a Yagi antenna is placed parallel to the floor? "Pass Any Exam." .co m Which of the following is seen as non-secure based on its ability to only store seven uppercase characters of data making it susceptible to brute force attacks? 72 .www. Recovery agent B.actualtests. NTLMv2 C. CHAP . LANMAN D. Updating the anti-spam application on the laptop C. Key escrow Answer: D QUESTION NO: 244 A. Installing a new pop-up blocker D.com Ac A user reports that after a recent business trip. Any Time. PAP B. Trust model D.

Device encryption B. vmlinuz C. SELinux B." . Side to side. GPS tracking "Pass Any Exam.actualtests. parallel to the floor Answer: C QUESTION NO: 247 Which of the following is a trusted OS implementation used to prevent malicious or suspicious code from executing on Linux and UNIX platforms? A.co m 73 . Rogue access point D. Up and down. Evil twin C. parallel with the floor D.www.com Ac A. perpendicular to the floor C. Any Time. Directly from the point of the antenna. perpendicular to the floor B. In a downward direction. Tripwire Answer: A QUESTION NO: 248 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 249 Which of the following should be performed if a smartphone is lost to ensure no data can be retrieved from it? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. War chalking tua lTe Which of the following wireless attacks uses a counterfeit base station with the same SSID name as a nearby intended wireless network? sts . Screen lock D. System File Checker (SFC) D. War driving B. Remote wipe C.

Malicious insider B." . Rule-Based Access Control C. when checking their account balance they notice multiple money transfers to other accounts. Phishing C. EMI is affecting backups C. The backups are incremental lTe sts A company is testing their backup procedures and realizes that certain critical systems are unable to be restored properly with the latest tapes. Replay QUESTION NO: 251 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 252 Which of the following is a way to control system access by department function? A. Role-Based Access Control B. After clicking on the link contained in the email the user enters their banking credentials and changes their password. Days later. Any Time. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause? .com 74 Ac tua A. Which of the following BEST describes the type of attack? A. Smurf attack D.actualtests. The backups are differential B. Mandatory Access Control D. Discretionary Access Control Answer: A QUESTION NO: 253 "Pass Any Exam. Backup contingency plan is out-of-date D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: B QUESTION NO: 250 A user receives an unsolicited email to change their online banking password.co m Answer: B .www.

DNS Answer: A QUESTION NO: 256 An administrator is taking an image of a server and converting it to a virtual instance. Application vulnerability D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following BEST describes the function of TPM? A. "Pass Any Exam. Antivirus D. Access B. Risk assessment B. Any Time. Firewall C. Which of the following logs would the technician review FIRST? lTe sts . The spreadsheet is located on a server that was recently patched.com Ac tua A user reports that the spreadsheet they use for the department will not open. Which of the following BEST describes the information security requirements of a virtualized server? A. A trusted OS model Answer: C QUESTION NO: 254 A new product is being evaluated by the security team." . Strength of security controls C.actualtests.www. Hardware chip that stores encryption keys D. Virtual servers require OS hardening but not patching or antivirus. High speed secure removable storage device B. Third party certificate trust authority C.co m 75 . Technical threat Answer: A QUESTION NO: 255 A. Which of the following would take financial and business impacts into consideration if this product was likely to be purchased for large scale use? A.

D. Change management D.actualtests.com Ac tua lTe sts . AES D. Applicationfuzzing C. 3DES C. Rule-based Access Control (RBAC) C." . Virtual servers only require data security controls and do not require licenses. Role-based Access Control (RBAC) D. Discretionary Access Control (DAC) B.www. Any Time. Virtual servers inherit information security controls from the hypervisor. Virtual servers have the same information security requirements as physical servers. C. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 257 Which of the following access control methods requires significant background investigations? A. Incident management B. DES B. Mandatory Access Control (MAC) Answer: C QUESTION NO: 258 Which of the following is capable of providing the HIGHEST encryption bit strength? A. WPA Answer: C QUESTION NO: 259 Which of the following risk mitigation strategies would ensure that the proper configurations are applied to a system? A. Tailgating Answer: A "Pass Any Exam.co m 76 .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B.

MD5 "Pass Any Exam. Acceptable Use Policy C. Which of the following would BEST mitigate this risk? tua QUESTION NO: 262 lTe sts . White box testing B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 260 Which of the following is the way of actively testing security controls on a system? A. Key escrow C." . Public key D. a technician will be able to decrypt this information? A. Which of the following ensures that. Certificate authority B. Port scanning C.com 77 Ac Employees are allowed access to webmail while on the company network. which of the following authentication types is used? A.actualtests. Fuzzing Answer: C QUESTION NO: 263 When WPA is implemented using PSK. The employees use this ability to upload attachments and send email from their corporate accounts to their webmail.www. in the future.co m . Passphrase Answer: B A. Vulnerability scanning Answer: D QUESTION NO: 261 A hard drive of a terminated employee has been encrypted with full disk encryption. Data Leak Prevention D. Penetration testing D. Clean Desk Policy B. and a technician is not able to decrypt the data. Any Time.

www. White hat C. Botnet attack D. Penetration tester D." .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. TKIP Answer: D QUESTION NO: 264 Which of the following is another name for a malicious attacker? A. LEAP C. Black hat B. PAT B. VLAN D.E "Pass Any Exam. NAT E.co m 78 .com Ac tua lTe sts . Any Time. Spanning tree B. SHA D. SYN attacks Answer: D QUESTION NO: 266 Which of the following allows a security administrator to divide a network into multiple zones? (Select TWO] A. Xmas attacks C. EIGRP C. Fuzzer Answer: A QUESTION NO: 265 Which of the following logical controls does a flood guard protect against? A.actualtests. Subnetting Answer: C.

Vulnerability scanning B.co m . Physical lock testing Answer: B QUESTION NO: 269 Which of the following is MOST relevant to a buffer overflow attack? A. "Pass Any Exam.actualtests.com 79 Ac tua lTe sts . Port scanning D. Sequence numbers B. Any Time. NOOP instructions Answer: D QUESTION NO: 270 The benefit of using software whole disk encryption is: A. Set flags C. Hides the service set identifier D. Penetration testing C.www. unauthorized disk access is logged in a separate bit. D. IV length D. the entire file system is encrypted in case of theft. Makes the router invisible to other routers Answer: A QUESTION NO: 268 Which of the following assessments is directed towards exploiting successive vulnerabilities to bypass security controls? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 267 Isolation mode on an AP provides which of the following functionality types? A." . C. Disallows all users from communicating directly with the AP C. the disk's MBR is encrypted as well. the data can be retrieved easier if the disk is damaged B. Segmentation of each wireless user from other wireless users B.

Initial vector D. Memory addressing B. Spyware D." . Ransomware Answer: D QUESTION NO: 272 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 273 Which of the following is specific to a buffer overflow attack? A. Directory traversal C. Virus C. Worm B. Which of the following malware types is this MOST likely to be? A. Smartphones can encrypt and password protect data. sts Which of the following is an advantage of an employer providing smartphones to their employees instead of regular cellular phones? .actualtests. C.com Ac tua lTe A. Any Time.www. Session cookies Answer: A QUESTION NO: 274 "Pass Any Exam. Smartphones can be tied to multiple PCs for data transferring. B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: D QUESTION NO: 271 The company Chief Information Officer (CIO) contacts the security administrator about an email asking for money in order to receive the key that would decrypt the source code that the attacker stole and encrypted. D. Smartphone calls have a second layer of encryption. Smartphones can be used to access open WAPs for coverage redundancy.co m 80 .

FTP C.co m 81 . Local SAM databases C.actualtests. Any Time. Which of the following BEST describes this type of risk mitigation? A. WPA D. AES C. to establish a secure session for command line administration of a computer? lTe QUESTION NO: 276 sts . DNS tua Which of the following protocols assists in identifying a user. WPA2-PSK B. SSH D. NAC servers "Pass Any Exam. New policy implementation Answer: B QUESTION NO: 275 Which of the following is the BEST choice for encryption on a wireless network? A.www. by the generation of a key. Change management B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A security administrator performs various audits of a specific system after an attack." . Incident management C. WEP Answer: A Answer: C QUESTION NO: 277 In which of the following locations can password complexity be enforced via group policy? A.com Ac A. Domain controllers B. SFTP B. User training D. ACLs D.

Which of the following can be implemented to recover the laptops if they are lost? A.actualtests.co m 82 .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: A QUESTION NO: 278 Security related training should be used to teach the importance of which of the following behaviors? A. Change Management System D. Any Time. Event Viewer B.com Ac QUESTION NO: 280 tua lTe sts . GPS tracking B. Compliance Review System Answer: C QUESTION NO: 281 "Pass Any Exam. NIDS Answer: A An administrator is updating firmware on routers throughout the company. Data handling D. Where should the administrator document this work? A. Routine audits B. Whole disk encryption C." .www. Data mining C. Router's System Log C. Remote sanitation D. Cross-site scripting Answer: A QUESTION NO: 279 A company has remote workers with laptops that house sensitive data.

Symmetric key C. Protocol analyzer B. Password length requirements D. Anti-virus scanner C. Cold site Answer: A QUESTION NO: 282 Which of the following is an example of requiring users to have a password that consists of alphanumeric and two special characters? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following reduces the likelihood of a single point of failure when a server fails? A.co m . RAID D. Virtualization C." . Password recovery requirements C. Password complexity requirements B.www.actualtests. Networkmapper D. Public key Answer: D QUESTION NO: 284 Which of the following tools can execute a ping sweep? A. Clustering B. Any Time. Recovery key D. Privatekey B. Password cracker Answer: C "Pass Any Exam.com 83 Ac tua lTe QUESTION NO: 283 sts . Password expiration requirements Answer: A Which of the following elements of PKI are found in a browser's trusted root CA? A.

GPS tracking C. Remote wipe B. Remotely sanitize the devices.co Which of the following will help prevent unauthorized access to a smartphone? m . Answer: D QUESTION NO: 288 A security administrator is setting up a corporate wireless network using WPA2 with CCMP but does not want to use PSK for authentication. Which of the following would BEST reduce the data leakage threat? tua lTe sts A.actualtests. Use GPS tracking to find the devices. D. Clustering C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 285 Which of the following would be used to distribute the processing effort to generate hashes for a password cracking program? A. Screen lock D." . Which of the following could be used to support 802. C.www. Virtualization Answer: B QUESTION NO: 286 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 287 A.1x authentication? "Pass Any Exam. B. RAID B. Redundancy D. Voice encryption .com 84 Ac Several classified mobile devices have been stolen. Use stronger encryption algorithms. Immediately inform local law enforcement. Any Time.

CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. malicious IP addresses B. public keys. Network firewall C. Mantraps D.com Ac tua A. untrusted private keys.www." . Any Time. Mandatory access control C. Host-based firewall D. C. LDAP B. RADIUS C. Proximity readers Answer: A QUESTION NO: 290 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 291 A CRL is comprised of: A.actualtests. D. Host intrusion detection B. Kerberos D. VPN concentrator lTe Which of the following devices would be installed on a single computer to prevent intrusion? sts . Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. trusted CA's. Video surveillance B.co m 85 . Smart card Answer: C QUESTION NO: 289 Which of the following would a security administrator implement if a parking lot needs to be constantly monitored? A.

CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 292 When examining HTTP server logs the security administrator notices that the company's online store crashes after a particular search string is executed by a single external user.4. 10. SCP. SSL.www.63 "Pass Any Exam. SSH. 10.4.4.co m . Which of the following BEST describes this type of attack? A.32 10. Spim B.4.27 10. HTTPS. and SFTP C. Mutual authentication Answer: D Which of the following uses TCP port 22 by default? A. Diffie-Hellman key exchange D.58 B. Symmetric session keys C.actualtests. Spoofing D.4. TELNET." .4.4. PGP B. DDoS C. DoS Answer: C QUESTION NO: 293 Which of the following components is MOST integral to HTTPS? A.58/27.com 86 Ac tua QUESTION NO: 294 lTe sts .andTFTP D. and SCP Answer: B QUESTION NO: 295 A system administrator sees a firewall rule that applies to 10.4. SCP.4. SFTP. Which of the following IP address ranges are encompassed by this rule? A. TLS.4.andTFTP B. Any Time.

All server room users are required to have unique usernames and passwords. 10.4.4. 10.actualtests. All doors to the server room must have signage indicating that it is a server room.4.com Ac tua lTe sts . Domain wide password policy C. All new employees are required to be mentored by a senior employee for their first few months on the job.89 D. Implementing an ACL B. Any Time.4.4. Storage and retention policy D.co m 87 .4.www.4. Group policy B." . B.58 10.4. New server room construction requires a single entrance that is heavily protected. Setting up two VPNs Answer: B QUESTION NO: 297 Which of the following is the BEST example of a physical security policy? A. Setting up a PKI C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C.58 10. Implementing a single sign on process D. User access and rights Answer: A "Pass Any Exam. Which of the following is the MOST secure way to log in to a VPN? A.127 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 296 A security administrator wants to implement a more secure way to login to a VPN in addition to a username and password. C. D. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 298 Which of the following audit types would a security administrator perform on the network to ensure each workstation is standardized? A.

senior management." . NIPS B.www. Software firewall D. C. Any Time. Antivirus C. Hardware firewall Answer: C QUESTION NO: 302 Disabling the SSID broadcast removes the identifier from which of the following wireless packets? A. HIDS . Anti-spam D. NIPS B. contractors. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 300 Which of the following is the MOST efficient way to secure a single laptop from an external attack? A.actualtests. project management.co m Which of the following signature-based monitoring systems is used to detect and remove known worms and Trojans on a host? .com 88 Ac tua QUESTION NO: 301 lTe Answer: B sts A. Beacon "Pass Any Exam.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 299 The success of a user security education and awareness plan is largely dependent on support from: A. Probe B. D. ACK C. HIDS C. human resources. B.

using a 64-bit key. DES D. although the effective key strength is only 56 bits. Blocks access to the network D. Kerberos Answer: D "Pass Any Exam. Analyzes packets B. and should be set so that there are always an odd number of 1s in every byte. SHA B. PPTP D. RAS C. Data Answer: C QUESTION NO: 303 Which of the following describes the role of a proxy server? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam D.com 89 Ac Explanation: DES encrypts and decrypts data in 64-bit blocks. 56 of which are the encryption key? A.actualtests. so only the seven most significant bits of each byte are used.www. resulting in a key length of 56 bits. The least significant (right-most) bit in each byte is a parity bit. Serves as ahoneypot C. AES C." . Blowfish Answer: C QUESTION NO: 305 Which of the following would be used for authentication in Active Directory? A. tua lTe sts . TACACS B. Any Time. These parity bits are ignored. Forwards requests for services from a client Answer: D Which of the following standards encodes in 64-bit sections.co QUESTION NO: 304 m .

No AP is involved. An ad-hoc network allows access to the nearest access point which may give elevated rights to the connecting user.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 306 Which of the following is used to both deploy and reapply baseline security configurations? A. Anti-spam D. An ad-hoc network allows access to another computer at the same level of the logged in user. C. Any Time. "Pass Any Exam. Performance baseline B. An ad-hoc network allows access to the nearest access point which may allow a direct connection to another computer. compromising information. An ad-hoc network allows access to another computer but with no rights so files cannot be copied or changed.com 90 Ac tua QUESTION NO: 308 lTe sts ." . each station is a peer to the other stations and communicates directly with other stations within the network. Configuration baseline Answer: C QUESTION NO: 307 Which of the following is BEST suited to detect local operating system compromises? A. In the ad hoc mode. Security agent C. D.www. Answer: A Explanation: A wireless network operates in one of two modes. Personal firewall B. HIDS C.co m . Security template D. System log Answer: B Why is an ad-hoc network a security risk? A.actualtests. ad-hoc or infrastructure. B. All stations can send Beacon and Probe frames.

3DES D. A user is able to distribute connections to the network using cached credentials on a local machine. A user is able to control connections to the network using a centralized list of approved devices. B. C.www. QUESTION NO: 311 Which of the following encryption technologies is BEST suited for small portable devices such as PDAs and cell phones? A. AES256 B." . Triple DES algorithm is very secure (major banks use it to protect valuable transactions). The idea behind Triple DES is to improve the security of DES by applying DES encryption three times using three different keys. AES192 "Pass Any Exam. DES C.actualtests. PGP C. but it is also very slow.co m . Triple-DES encrypts the data in 8-byte chunks. D. A user is able to distribute connections to the network for load balancing using a centralized list of approved devices.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 309 Which of the following is a benefit of network access control (NAC)? A. It uses a 64-bit key consisting of 56 effective key bits and 8 parity bits. A user is able to control connections to the network using cached credentials on a local machine. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 310 Which of the following uses multiple encryption keys to repeatedly encrypt its output? A. The size of the block for Triple-DES is 8 bytes. AES128 Answer: C Explanation: Triple DES is a variation of Data Encryption Standard (DES). Any Time. TKIP B.com 91 Ac tua lTe sts .

actualtests. Without the use of TKIP." .com Ac tua lTe sts A. Which of the following security tools can be used to conduct this scan? (Select TWO). Elliptic curve Answer: A Explanation: Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is a wireless protocol designed to provide privacy equivalent to that of a wired network. FTP . To make the encryption stronger. Availability B. Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) can also be employed. Any Time. Delivery D.www.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam D. QUESTION NO: 312 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 313 Which of the following is achieved and ensured by digitally signing an email? A. SNMP C. This places a 128-bit wrapper around the WEP encryption with a key that is based on such things as the MAC address of your machine and the serial number of the packet. IMAP D. Snort "Pass Any Exam.co m Which of the following protocols correspond to port 514 by default? 92 . Kismet B. SYSLOG B. WEP is considered weak. Confidentiality C. including PDAs and cell phones. Integrity Answer: D QUESTION NO: 314 A penetration tester is required to conduct a port scan on a network. WEP is implemented in a number of wireless devices. A.

Digital signatures C. Generator B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. Which of the following tools can the technician use? A. Redundant servers Answer: C QUESTION NO: 316 A technician wants to make sure all users in the network are in compliance with company standards for login. UPS D. Nmap Answer: B.www. Voltmeter C." . nslookup E. STP cable D. A. Crossover cable E. Any Time.co m 93 .E QUESTION NO: 315 Which of the following is BEST used for providing protection against power fluctuation? A. Password crackers D. Network mapping software B. Straight-through cable C.actualtests.com Ac tua lTe sts . UTP cable Answer: A.E "Pass Any Exam. Performance baselines Answer: D QUESTION NO: 317 Which of the following increases availability during periods of electromagnetic interference? (Select TWO). Fiber optic cable B. netcat D.

Vulnerability scanners Answer: C QUESTION NO: 320 The last company administrator failed to renew the registration for the corporate web site (e. Permit man-in-the-middle attacks to steal users' credentials. Answer: C. Are irritating to the user but the traffic remains encrypted.comptia. Chain of custody C.actualtests. C. accessible publicly but only to company employees. B. This is typical of which of the following? A. Increase resources used by the company's web-servers. A. https://wrtw. Domain name kiting "Pass Any Exam. Spoofing B. Expose traffic sent between the server and the user's computer. Any Time. Man traps B. When the new administrator tried to register the website it is discovered that the registration is being held by a series of small companies for very short periods of time. QUESTION NO: 318 A secure company portal.www. TCP/IP hijacking C. E. resulting in expired certificate warnings for users.g. D." . These failures: (Select TWO). UTP cable relies solely on the cancellation effect produced by the twisted wire pairs to limit signal degradation caused by electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI).co m . frequently fails to renew its certificates.com 94 Ac tua lTe sts . Video surveillance D. Breed complacency among users for all certificate warnings.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Explanation: Fiber-optic is transmitted using light so it is unaffected by electromagnetic interference.E QUESTION NO: 319 Which of the following security controls would a company use to verify that their confidential and proprietary data is not being removed? A.org).

sts .www. Proper input validation Answer: D QUESTION NO: 322 Which of the following system security threats negatively affects confidentiality? A. Encryption and hashing B. Worm Answer: C QUESTION NO: 323 Which of the following describes an action taken after a security breach? A. Under this scheme.co m . DNS poisoning Answer: C Explanation: Domain name kiting is a practice in which participants leverage the 5-day add/drop grace period mandated by ICANN to "keep" names at no cost by perpetually adding and dropping them. a domain name can deliver profit to the owner even if it yields just pennies per year. or user input must be carefully escaped or filtered. QUESTION NO: 321 Which of the following should a web application programmer implement to avoid SQL injection attacks? A. Spyware D.com 95 Ac tua lTe Explanation: To protect against SQL injection.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam D. Adware C. Session cookie handling C. Instead. Disaster recovery planning "Pass Any Exam. Authentication and authorization D. user input must not directly be embedded in SQL statements. Spam B. parameterized statements must be used (preferred).actualtests. Any Time." .

Business continuity planning C. Account expiration configuration C." . D. Forcing all users to change their password on next login Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. Which of the following is the BEST method to enforce this new password policy? A. Change management Answer: C QUESTION NO: 324 Which of the following is true about the application of machine virtualization? A. Hardware fire wall B. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 325 Which of the following can be implemented to prevent malicious code from executing? A. Any Time. C. Forensic evaluation D. Some malware is able to detect that they are running in a virtual environment.www. Email announcements B. Group policy D. Personal software firewall Answer: C QUESTION NO: 326 All administrators are now required to use 15 character passwords. B. Antivirus software D. Machine vitalization is only possible in a 64-bit environment. Virtualization hosting is only possible on one specific OS.com Ac tua lTe sts . Anti-spam software C.actualtests.co m 96 . The vitalization host OS must be within two revisions of the guest OS.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B.

Reduce data center footprint B. Key registration B.actualtests. even if the user destroys the key? A. D." .co m . Conduct a risk assessment. Decreased administrative overhead C.com 97 Ac tua QUESTION NO: 329 lTe sts . Which of the following would be the BEST way to meet their request without attempting to exploit those risks? A. Public trust model Answer: C QUESTION NO: 330 Which of the following will help hide the IP address of a computer from servers outside the network? A. Key escrow D. Conduct a penetration test.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 327 Which of the following BEST describes a reason to implement virtualization technology? A. Conduct a social engineering test. C. B. Smaller routing tables D. Recovery agent C. NAT "Pass Any Exam. Answer: B Which of the following stores information with a trusted agent to decrypt data at a later date.www. Diminishing number of end users Answer: A QUESTION NO: 328 Management has requested increased visibility into how threats might affect their organization. Any Time. Conduct a security awareness seminar.

Baseline B. PAT C. but those workstations need to be able to access any Internet site. Which of the following solutions would be the BEST choice? A. NAC Answer: A QUESTION NO: 331 When developing a new firewall policy.com Ac A." . Stateful inspection D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. Antivirus tua Which of the following should be updated whenever software is upgraded on a production system? lTe sts Explanation: Implicit deny means that the firewall only permits the specific needed applications to pass through the firewall. LDAP entry D.www. Any Time. which of the following methods provides the MOST secure starting point? A. and everything else is denied. Group policy C. ACL D. Implicit deny B. . Least privilege C.co m 98 . Updated antivirus software B.actualtests. Due diligence Answer: A QUESTION NO: 332 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 333 An administrator is required to keep certain workstations free of malware at all times. Pop-up blockers "Pass Any Exam.

and a one-time token B. Whole disk encryption B." . Fingerprint. password. It uses the PKCS #7 standard (Cryptographic Message Syntax Standard) and is the most widely supported standard used to secure e-mail communications. Digital signatures D.actualtests. Password. PKI smartcard. QUESTION NO: 334 Which of the following combinations of items would constitute a valid three factor authentication system? A. PIN. p. QUESTION NO: 336 Which of the following security threats would MOST likely use IRC? A. Updated anti-spam software Answer: A Explanation: The best initial protection against malicious code is antivirus software. S/MIME contains signature data. and a hardware PKI token Answer: A Which of the following BEST describes a tool used to encrypt emails in transit? A.co m .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. retina scan. Any Time. S/MIME certificates Answer: D Explanation: Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) is a standard used for encrypting e-mail.com 99 Ac tua lTe QUESTION NO: 335 sts . password and a one-time token D. Botnets "Pass Any Exam. retina scan. Reference: CompTIA Secutiy + Deluxe Study Guide. and a thumbprint C.www. 492. SSL over VPN C. Personal firewall D.

Which of the following software can the technician MOST likely install on the computer to mitigate this threat? A. Proxy server D. Port scanner C. their computer is now displaying unwanted images.www. Anti-spam B. Forensic recovery B. Vulnerability assessment C. Logic bombs D. HIDS D. Spoofing B.com Ac tua A." .actualtests. Antivirus C. Any Time.co m 100 . DMZ lTe Which of the following tools will detect protocols that are in use? sts . Firewall Answer: B QUESTION NO: 338 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 339 An auditor would use credentials harvested from a SQL injection attack during which of the following? A. Spam Answer: B QUESTION NO: 337 A user reports that after opening an email from someone they knew.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. Password strength audit Answer: A "Pass Any Exam. Adware C. Penetration test D.

C. Answer: D "Pass Any Exam. QUESTION NO: 341 Which of the following will allow a technician to restrict access to one folder within a shared folder? A. Backing up the key to local storage. D. A logic bomb. C.com Ac tua lTe sts . B. Any Time. Answer: A Explanation: A key escrow system stores keys for the purpose of law enforcement access. NTLMv2 D. IPSec C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 340 Key escrow is the process of: A. Gaining unauthorized domain rights is an example of: A. Arootkit. NTFS Answer: D QUESTION NO: 342 A data entry technician uses an application from the Internet to gain administrative rights on a system.actualtests.co m 101 . B. Privilege escalation." . NTLM B. One of the proposed methods of dealing with key escrow involves the storage of key information with a third party. referred to as a key escrow agency . D. Removing the private key. Entrusting the keys to a third party. Removing the public key.www. Spyware.

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QUESTION NO: 359 Which of the following technologies will ensure the datacenter remains operational until backup power can be obtained?

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One factor authentication B.com 108 Ac tua QUESTION NO: 364 lTe Answer: A sts A. Application logs "Pass Any Exam. Single sign-on C. Access logs B. Networkmapper D. Protocol analyzer C. Password cracker B. Three factor authentication Answer: D QUESTION NO: 363 One of the primary purposes of visualization in a data center is to reduce which of the following? A. Port scanner .www.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 362 Which of the following authentication models often requires different systems to function together and is complicated to implement in non-homogeneous environments? A. Total complexity of the overall security architecture C.actualtests. Number of logical hosts providing services for users D." . Amount of application logging required for security Answer: A QUESTION NO: 365 Which of the following would MOST likely determine which user inadvertently shut down the company's web server? A. Volume of physical equipment needing to be secured B.co m Which of the following would be MOST useful for a security technician to run on a single. Any Time. Two factor authentication D. standalone machine with no network interface to verify its overall security posture? .

actualtests. DNS logs D. After baselines of the affected systems are recorded for future comparison. As soon as the Configuration Control Board is alerted and begins tracking the changes. D. LANMAN Answer: A QUESTION NO: 369 "Pass Any Exam. Any Time. Blowfish D.com Ac tua A. Reverse proxies D. QUESTION NO: 367 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 368 Which of the following can ensure the integrity of email? A. Removing default accounts C. Input validation lTe sts On network devices where strong passwords cannot be enforced.www.co m Answer: A 109 . Performance logs Answer: A QUESTION NO: 366 Patches and updates should be applied to production systems: A. As soon as the vendor tests and makes the patch available. NTLM C. C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. B." . After vetting in a test environment that mirrors the production environment. Limited logon attempts B. the risk of weak passwords is BEST mitigated through the use of which of the following? . MD5 B.

WEP Answer: B QUESTION NO: 371 A.co m 110 . SHA B.actualtests. Any Time. Physical access logs C. PGP D. Vulnerability scanner "Pass Any Exam. Account dictionary B. Add that user to the domain administrators group C.com Ac tua A new application support technician is unable to install a new approved security application on a departmental's workstation. 3DES C. Add that user to the local power users group B. Physical tokens B. Man-traps D.www. Add that user to the domain remote desktop group D." . The security administrator needs to do which of the following? lTe sts . Which of the following applications did the intruder MOST likely install? A. Add that user to the security distribution group Answer: B QUESTION NO: 372 An intruder has gained access to a server and installed an application to obtain credentials.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following allows management to track whether staff members have accessed an authorized area? A. Hardware locks Answer: B QUESTION NO: 370 Which of the following is used to provide a fixed-size bit-string regardless of the size of the input source? A.

B. strong authentication. whole disk encryption. Any Time.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. Actively assess deployed security controls QUESTION NO: 374 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 375 The firewall administrator sees an outbound connection on IP port 50 and UDP port 500. SSH tunneling C. To check compliance of the router configuration C. sts The BEST way to protect data-at-rest from an attacker is: . Which of the following is the cause? A. D. Password cracker Answer: D QUESTION NO: 373 Which of the following is a goal of penetration testing? A." . Certificate revocation list look-up D.actualtests. Passively assess web vulnerabilities B. secure network protocols. Protocol analyzer D. Provide a passive check of the network's security D.co m Answer: D 111 . Incorrect DNS setup Answer: A QUESTION NO: 376 "Pass Any Exam.www. C. restricting read permission.com Ac tua lTe A. IPSec VPN connection B.

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TACACS Answer: C 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. Firewall D. Any Time. RADIUS B. Which of the following should the administrator implement? A. and repository and is meant to standardize information between security tools. Dumpster diving lTe A security administrator has reports of an employee writing harassing letters on a workstation.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 379 Which of the following standards could be used to rate the risk exposure of vulnerabilities on a network? A. It consists of a language. Fullbackup on Sunday and alternating differential and incremental every other day Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. Fullbackup on Sunday and incremental backups every other day C. but every time the security administrator gets on the workstation there is no evidence of the letters." . Which of the following techniques will allow the security administrator to acquire the necessary data? sts . OVAL D. Certificate authority C. interpreter. Fullbackup on Sunday and differential backups every other day B. Memory forensics C.com Ac Answer: B tua A. VLAN B. QUESTION NO: 380 QUESTION NO: 381 An administrator needs to implement a backup strategy that provides the fastest recovery in case of data corruption. Fullbackup on Sunday and a full backup every day D.www.actualtests.co m 113 .

typing in a credit card number. DMZ B. They can see you entering a password. Authenticity C. Subnetting C. Any Time. Phishing B. Shoulder surfing D.co m . The best defense "Pass Any Exam." . Authentication B. Identification D. VLAN D. Cold calling C. Confidentiality Answer: A Which of the following security attacks would be MOST likely to occur within the office without the use of technological tools? A. NAT Answer: A QUESTION NO: 383 Which of the following describes what has occurred after a user has successfully gained access to a secure system? A. 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.com 114 Ac QUESTION NO: 384 tua lTe sts . or entering any other pertinent information.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 382 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.actualtests. This is an example of which of the following design elements? A.www.

Such a policy requires a great deal of administrative overhead." .actualtests. C. A software firewall D. RADIUS D. Any Time. Enable Internet history monitoring Answer: D QUESTION NO: 387 When implementing a group policy restricting users from running software installations. B. A proxy server B. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 388 Which of the following uses a trusted third party key distribution center to generate authentication tokens? "Pass Any Exam. Enable cookie monitoring C. CHAP Answer: C QUESTION NO: 386 Which of the following would MOST likely monitor user web traffic? A. LANMAN B. D.com 115 Ac tua lTe sts . QUESTION NO: 385 Which of the following is a service that provides authentication. WPA C.co m .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam against this type of attack is simply to survey your environment before entering personal data. The policy will restrict remote patching of user workstations.www. Not all users will know which files are executable installations. Some users may have a legitimate need for installing applications. the administrator needs to be aware of which of the following disadvantages? A. authorization and accounting to connecting users? A.

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S/MIME Answer: D QUESTION NO: 395 A technician completes a WLAN audit and notices that a number of unknown devices are connected. At a later date." . Firewall D. Digital signature C. Secure SMTP D.com Ac Which of the following protocols allows a user to selectively encrypt the contents of an email message at rest? tua lTe sts . Logic bomb Answer: D QUESTION NO: 393 A technician notices that folder permissions are changing randomly on the server. Spyware C. DMZ C. Which of the following can BEST be completed to mitigate the issue? "Pass Any Exam. Pop-ups B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 392 A user reports that they opened an attachment from an email received through a distribution list. Spam D.co m 117 . Any Time.www.actualtests. Which of the following threats has MOST likely infected the computer? A. Protocol analyzer Answer: D QUESTION NO: 394 A. several computers started behaving abnormally. System monitor B. SSL/TLS B. Which of the following tools would the technician use to identify the issue? A.

Virus scanner C. Replace the wireless access point B. Honeypot D. WPA2 D.actualtests." . Fully operational equipment and installed network equipment B. Enable MAC filtering Answer: D QUESTION NO: 396 Which of the following is provided at a cold site? A. WPA lTe A company sets up wireless access points for visitors to use wireless devices.www. Performance baseline B.co m 118 . Which of the following encryption methods should they implement to provide the highest level of security? sts QUESTION NO: 397 .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Change the SSID D. network connections and UPS C. Protocol analyzer Answer: D "Pass Any Exam. SHA-256 B. Any Time.com Ac tua A. WEP C. Active network jacks D. Replace the firewall C. Live redundant computers. New equipment ready to be installed Answer: D Answer: C QUESTION NO: 398 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.

CRL C. Any Time." . which of the following tools would MOST likely be used? A. Reverse engineering non-vendor supplied patches. D. A certificate revocation is handled either through a Certificate Revocation List (CRL). C. B. Documenting the security assessment and decision.com Ac tua lTe sts QUESTION NO: 400 . Port scanner B.co m 119 .actualtests. or someone has had their access revoked. A certificate may need to be revoked because it was stolen.www. TTP D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 399 Which of the following contains a list of certificates that are compromised and invalid? A. IDS C. Which of the following is part of the patch management process? A. an employee moved to a new company. Examining firewall and NIDS logs. CA B. Replacing aging network and computing equipment. Proxy server D. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 401 If an administrator wanted to be able to identify exactly which Internet sites are being accessed most frequently. RA Answer: B Explanation: Certificate revocation is the process of revoking a certificate before it expires. Firewall Answer: C "Pass Any Exam.

Role-based access control Answer: D QUESTION NO: 403 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 404 In order for an organization to be successful in preventing fraud from occurring by a disgruntled employee.com Ac tua lTe sts A. Mandatory access control C. Access controls Answer: D QUESTION NO: 405 A web server that the employees use to fill out their time cards needs to be protected." .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 402 Which of the following methods allows the administrator to create different user templates to comply with the principle of least privilege? A.actualtests. which of the following best practices should MOST likely be in place? A. Separation of duties D. Job rotation B. Physical access control D. Which of the following would BEST protect the server? "Pass Any Exam. Any Time.www. Rule-based access control B. Identification and authentication D. Authentication and authorization . Least privilege C. The web server needs to be accessible to employees both inside the campus and at remote sites. Identification and non-repudiation C.co m Which of the following processes describes identity proofing? 120 . Access control and identity verification B. Some of the employees use computers that do not belong to the company to do their work.

Any Time. D.co m . Keep the tapes user accessible. Place the server in a subnet that is blocked at the firewall. Port scan D. Vulnerability scanner B. Which of the following would be the BEST way for the director to test the team's response? A. Require all users to use a PKI token stored on a physical smart card to authenticate to the server. B." . Answer: C QUESTION NO: 406 The director of security for a company needs to determine how the security and network administrators would respond to a compromised system. Port scanner C. Social engineering Answer: B QUESTION NO: 407 A.com 121 Ac tua The security administrator wants to know if a new device has any known issues with its available applications. Networkmapper D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. C. Place the server in a DMZ and require all users to use the company's VPN software to access it. B. Penetration test B. Place the server in a DMZ after hardening the OS. Format tapes annually.actualtests. A. Store tapes near the servers. Vulnerability scan C. "Pass Any Exam. C. Protocol analyzer Answer: A QUESTION NO: 408 Which of the following are BEST practices in regards to backup media? (Select TWO).www. Which of the following would be BEST suited to accomplishing this task? lTe sts .

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Any Time. Mobile site D. it is important for members of the CIRT to document the location of data at all times.com 123 Ac tua QUESTION NO: 414 lTe sts . A. B. HR employees "Pass Any Exam. D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 412 When investigating data breaches caused by possible malicious action. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 415 Which of the following groups should be able to view the results of the risk assessment for an organization? (Select TWO). Proper authorization procedures B.actualtests. Chain of custody D. Disaster recovery plan C." . Restore a random file. Which of the following BEST describes what the CIRT is trying to document? A. Hot site C. Perform a full restore. Warm site B. Read the first 512 bytes of the tape. Read the last 512 bytes of the tape.co m . C. Damage mitigation Answer: B QUESTION NO: 413 Which of the following redundancy planning concepts is generally the LEAST expensive? A.www. Cold site Answer: D Which of the following can the administrator do to verify that a tape backup can be recovered in its entirety? A.

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Any Time. a hash cannot. Identification verifies the identity of a user requesting credentials and authorization verifies a set of credentials. None of the other alternatives apply Answer: B QUESTION NO: 440 "Pass Any Exam. B. Upper management C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam In disaster recovery what is the most important thing? A. a cipher cannot. Safety and security of personnel.co Answer: A m 130 .www. Lower management B." . Answer: B QUESTION NO: 439 Overall responsibility for security falls on the following? A. A hash can be reversed.actualtests. A cipher can be reversed. A.com Ac tua lTe Which statement correctly describes the difference between a secure cipher and a secure hash? sts QUESTION NO: 438 . B. Authorization verifies the identity of a user requesting credentials and identification verifies a set of credentials. Middle management D. Avoid loss of data B. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 437 What is the difference between identification and authorization? A.

co m 131 . Remove a terminator C. Smart card and pin number B. War walking C. Any Time. Remove the cable Answer: B QUESTION NO: 442 QUESTION NO: 443 Determine a two-factor authentication for an information system? A. Cut the cable B. Privilege B.com Ac Answer: A tua A. Root role Answer: B QUESTION NO: 441 Which method is the easiest to disable a 10Base2 network? A.www.actualtests.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam An administrator has a separate account from the systems root account. ID and pin number Answer: A "Pass Any Exam." . War driving lTe What is the term used to mark a building or location with the wireless speed? sts . this is known as? A. Separation of duties C. Smart card and ID C. Warchalking B.

and disposition of evidence . custody. Canary trap B. apart from the sender and intended recipient. Evidence management B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 444 Which is the most trying action to your system? A." . showing the seizure. a form of security through obscurity. "Pass Any Exam. Covert channel C. suspects the existence of the message. control. Audit Event Reporting B.co m 132 . analysis. Any Time. Chain of custody D. Steganography Answer: D QUESTION NO: 446 When an investigation is ongoing what process is used to secure data? A. Rule 112 Answer: C Explanation: Chain of custody refers to the chronological documentation or paper trail . transfer.www. physical or electronic. sts . Security logging Answer: B QUESTION NO: 445 What is being used when you hide information in a picture? A. Watermarking D. Ethical hacking D.actualtests. Rule 901 C.com Ac tua lTe Explanation: Steganography is the art and science of writing hidden messages in such a way that no one. Penetration testing C.

Antivirus Answer: C QUESTION NO: 448 Which of the following is true about the application of machine virtualization? A.com Ac tua QUESTION NO: 449 lTe Answer: A sts . CRL D. Recovery agent Answer: C QUESTION NO: 450 An administrator needs to implement a solution that will have a redundant site at all times and will be able to handle all network request and traffic in the event of the main site going offline. Firewall C. Which of them would provide this functionality? "Pass Any Exam." . HDS B. Some malware is able to detect that they are running in a virtual environment B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 447 A user reports that after opening an email from someone they knew.co m 133 . Machine virtualization is only in a 64-bit environment D. Virtualization hosting possible on one specific OS C.www. Anti-spam D.actualtests. AES B. The virtualization host OS must be within two revisions of the guest OS Which of the following notifies a user that the credentials of the party they are communicating with are no longer valid? A. Which of the following software can the technician MOST likely install on the computer to mitigate this threat? A. Any Time. their computer is now displaying unwanted images. Key escrow C.

and type of request. Hot site D. Warm site B. Mobile site C." . Identification C. PKI D. TACACS Answer: B "Pass Any Exam.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A.co m 134 . CHAP D. Kerberos C. Any Time. Which of the following would be the BEST network-based solution? sts . Reserve proxy B. Cold site Answer: C QUESTION NO: 451 Which of the following describes what has occurred after a user has successfully gained access to a secure system? A. NIDS C. Protocol analyzer tua lTe Server administrators want to restrict requested sent to their based upon source. Authenticity Answer: A QUESTION NO: 452 Answer: C QUESTION NO: 453 Which of the following uses a trusted third party key distribution center authentication tokens? A.com Ac A. Confidentiality B.actualtests. LDAP B. time of day.www. Authentication D.

E QUESTION NO: 456 Which of the following sends unsolicited messages to another user's cell phone via Bluetooth? A.co m 135 .actualtests. Between two workstations D. Which of the following could be conducted during normal business hours? A. Blue jacking D. Behind a wireless network and the internal network B." . External vulnerability scan C. Smurfing B. The assessment should be the intrusive to ensure no system crash during the process. Data emanation C.com Ac tua lTe sts . Between a workstation and the internal network E. Between the DMZ and Internal network F. Any Time.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 454 A security administrator has requested an assessment be conducted to determine the current risks from outside the network.www. Internal penetration test D. Behind the internet and DMZ Answer: A.B. Internal vulnerability scan B. Bluenarfing Answer: C QUESTION NO: 457 "Pass Any Exam. External penetration test Answer: B QUESTION NO: 455 In which of the following locations should a firewall be placed? (Select three) A. Behind a VLAN and the internal network C.

co m 136 .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A user needs to send bank account information to the Human Resource department for payroll. One suggestion offered might be to: A. This type of attack is best known as: lTe sts .com Ac tua An attacker use 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. Exploiting a week password B. Disallow all port 80 inbound connection attempts Answer: A QUESTION NO: 459 A.actualtests. This type of information is considered which of the following? A.www. Due process D. Logical keys "Pass Any Exam. Install a removable data backup device for portability ease C. Any Time. Network-based intrusion Detection System (NIDS) B. A man-in-the-middle attack D. Classification of information C. Due care B." . Verify the integrity of all data that is accessed the network D. Ensure that passwords are not named after relatives B. Privilege escalation C. Personally identifiable information Answer: A QUESTION NO: 458 A user is concerned about threats regarding social engineering and has asked the IT department for advice. Exploiting a back door Answer: B QUESTION NO: 460 Which of the following determines if traffic is blocked or allowed? A.

[2][3 ] More specifically. Any Time. IPS can take such actions as sending an alarm. Access Control List (ACL) D. A proactive system that notifies laws enforcement of an attack B.co m Answer: C 137 . dropping the malicious packets. Username and passwords Answer: C QUESTION NO: 461 Which of the following video surveillance systems should be installed on an existing network? A. IP D. The main differences are.www. "Pass Any Exam." .actualtests. A passive systems that provides data on an attack afterwards D. CCTV C. Analog QUESTION NO: 462 Which of the following describe and IPS? Answer: A Intrusion prevention systems are considered extensions of intrusion detection systems because they both monitor network traffic and/or system activities for malicious activity. A passive system that is designed to log activity C. Microwave B. resetting the connection and/or blocking the traffic from the offending IP address. A proactive systems that helps block unwanted access sts .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C.com Ac Explanation: A proactive systems that helps block unwanted access instead of a passive systems that provides data on an attack afterwards (it describes IDS) tua lTe A. intrusion prevention systems are placed in-line and are able to actively prevent/block intrusions that are detected. unlike intrusion detection systems.

B. ensure the logs are working correctly on the server.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 463 All changes made on the network need to be documented. Update the antivirus. C. Transition of operations in a short time period in a disaster C. Adequate HVAC to meet environmental initiatives D. D. Update the antivirus server and workstations. and wait to update the workstations until it has been approved via the change management process. Seamless operations in the event of a disaster sts The primary purpose of a hot site is to ensure which of the following? ." . Recovery of operations within 30 days after a disaster B. Which of the following is the BEST choice for a security administrator? A. DNS record C. while ensuring each step is properly documented and logs are working correctly on the server. A new virus definition and there is not another change management meeting schedule for several weeks.com 138 Ac tua lTe A. Performance logs D. QUESTION NO: 464 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 465 Which of the following is used to verify if internal web servers are redirecting traffic to a malicious site? A. Update the antivirus server and workstations. Access logs B.co m Answer: B . while ensuring each step is properly documented and logs are working correctly on the server.actualtests.www. in order to get that change approved. Document the whole process and wait until next week to discuss with the change management group. IDS Answer: A QUESTION NO: 466 "Pass Any Exam. Any Time.

000 in exchange for the documents decryption key. Which of the following BEST describes this type of attack? A.com Ac tua Which of the following behavior-based security appliances are used to prevent suspicious activity from entering the network? lTe sts . IPS C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam An administrator needs to implement a backup strategy that provides the fastest recovery in case of data corruption. Adware "Pass Any Exam.actualtests. DNS logs C. Fullbackup on Sunday and differential backups every other day Answer: D QUESTION NO: 467 Which of the following would MOST likely determine which user inadvertently shut down the company's web server? A. Antivirus B. Any Time. IDS Answer: D QUESTION NO: 469 Employees are unable to open internal company documents as they all appear to be encrypted. Application logs B. The company CO has received an email an email asking for $10." .www. Which of the following should the administrator implement? A. Access logs Answer: D QUESTION NO: 468 A. Full backup Sunday and incremental backups every other day D. Performance logs D.co m 139 . Fullbackup on Sunday and alternating differential and incremental every other day B. Fullbackup on Sunday and a full backup every day C. HDS D.

Install all patches then install any remaining packs lTe Which of the following is the BEST solution when trying to update a system to the most current release in as few updates as possible? sts QUESTION NO: 471 . Rootkit attack Answer: C QUESTION NO: 470 Which of the following allows a user's private IP address to be displayed as the firewall IP address when browsing the Internet? A." . AES Answer: D "Pass Any Exam. Trojan attack C.com Ac tua A.co m 140 . Dual-hormed D. NAT C. Installallhotfixes then install any remaining services packs D. Install all services packs then install any remaining patches B. SHA-256 C. DES D.www.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. DHCP B. 3DES B. Screened subnet Answer: B Answer: A QUESTION NO: 472 Which of the following encryption algorithms can use the LARGEST key length? A. Ransomware D. Install all patches then install anyremaininghotfixes C.actualtests. Any Time.

Ensure proper strength D.co m L2tp Tunneling replies on which of the following for security? . Close the laptop lid to put the computer in hibernate mode C.com 141 Ac tua lTe sts A. Observe if any systems are communicating using unauthorized protocols B. IPSec D. Any Time. SHH .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 473 Which of the following is the FIRST step a technician should take when entering a room where a laptop computer has been compromised? A. Secure the area D. Look at the computer screen and record any error message Answer: A QUESTION NO: 474 Answer: C QUESTION NO: 475 NDS can be used to help secure a network from threats MOST effectively by watching network traffic in order to: A. both users can exchange encrypted e-mails with other users. L2f C. The certificate authority is unresponsive "Pass Any Exam. SSL B. Which of the following is the MOST likely the cause? A. Unplug the network cable B. Verify adequate bandwidth is being provided for existing traffic C.www.actualtests. Public keys are not exchanged B." . Inspect and analyze data being passed through SSH tunnels Answer: D QUESTION NO: 476 Two users are unable to exchange encrypted e-mails.

CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. Disconnect the server from the network. and reboot B. Disable the server on directory services D. Protocol analyzer QUESTION NO: 478 Answer: C QUESTION NO: 479 Which of the following encryption algorithms normally use a key that is the same length as the data to be encrypted? A. Performance baseline C. Change the configuration on the NIC card so it is not promiscuous mode C. Restart all services on the server lTe sts An attacker is targeting specific using packet capture software. DES C. One time pad B. Application log B.actualtests. 3DES Answer: D "Pass Any Exam. Private keys are not exchanged D. Performance monitor D. An administrator cannot shut down the server due to company policy.co m Answer: C 142 . scan it for viruses and malware. One of the user's certificates is revoked Answer: C QUESTION NO: 477 Which of the following would be used to observe a runaway process? A. Which of the following would LEAST impact the applications hosted on the server? .com Ac tua A. PGP D.www." . Any Time.

Accepted C. Avoided D. Logical token C. Viruses B. Host intrusion detection "Pass Any Exam. Input validation errors C.co m Most mission impacting vulnerabilities in a formal risk assessment should be: ." . Any Time. Personal firewall B. Mitigated B. Trusted platform module B.com 143 Ac tua lTe sts A. Ignored . Logic bombs D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 480 Cell phones with network access and the ability to store data files are susceptible to which of the following risks? A. SMTP open relays Answer: A QUESTION NO: 481 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 482 A forensic examiner wants to provide evidence that the data acquired from a hard drive did not change during the imaging process. Digital certificate Answer: D QUESTION NO: 483 Which of the following should a technician deploy in order to minimize exposed from a NMAP scan? A. Cryptographic hash D.www. Which of the following provides that evidence? A.actualtests.

To check compliance of the router configuration Answer: B QUESTION NO: 486 Which of the following is the MAIN difference between a hotfix and a patch? A. B. C. Assign access by access group.com Ac tua lTe sts . D." . Hotfixes follow a predetermined release schedule while patches do not. Any Time. Place all the people into departmental groups. Provided a passive check of the network's security B. whilehotfixes do not need management approval. C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. Assign printer access by matching individuals to printer groups.actualtests. Antivirus D. Actively assess deployed security controls C. Place all people into distribution groups. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 485 Which of the following is a goal penetration testing? A. D. Honeynet Answer: D QUESTION NO: 484 The administrator needs to set permissions for the new print server for a company comprised of 320 people in 18 departments. Passively assess web vulnerabilities D. Hotfixes are smaller than patches. Hotfixes may be released at any time and will be later included in a patch. Place all the people into departmental groups. Each department has its own set of printers. Assign access to all printers for each group. B.www.co m 144 . Patches can only be applied after obtained properapproval. "Pass Any Exam. Which of the following options is the BEST way to do this? A. Assign printer access by matching group to department. Place all the people into departmental groups.

www. Driver updates C. Configuration baselines Answer: D In evaluating risk assessments. Any Time. which of the following should be done on a regular basic to help facilitate this need? A. Spambot D. The potential impact of the risk is easily mitigated Answer: D QUESTION NO: 490 "Pass Any Exam. Complexity of fixing the vulnerability C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: D QUESTION NO: 487 The administrator reviews the server logs and discovers a large amount of port 25 traffic. Patch management B." . Which of the following would be MOST likely cause of the increased traffic? A.co m 145 . Physical security measures will take weeks to install B.actualtests. Group policy updates D. Cost of mitigation outweighs the risk D. Spyware B. senior level managers would MOST likely accept a risk based on which of the following reasons? A.com Ac QUESTION NO: 489 tua lTe sts . Trojan C. Virus Answer: B QUESTION NO: 488 An administrator wants to make sure that network machines stay up-to-date with current solutions.

CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following policies defines how to handle certain types of data? A. Change management policy B. Acceptable use policy C. Separation of duties D. Secure disposal of computers Answer: B

QUESTION NO: 491 While using a protocol analyzer on a packet captured from the weekend, the administrator sees that there was a lot of TCP traffic on ports 6881-68889 with many different destinations. Which of the following does this MOST likely indicate? A. Someone hasa unsecure SMTP relay running B. Someone is using bit torrent C. Someone is running a web server D. Someone is using a L2TP VPN Answer: B

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A. Hard drive B. USB C. SNMP D. DMZ Answer: A

QUESTION NO: 493 An administrator believes that a rootkit has been installed on a network server. Which of the following actions is MOST effective? A. Locatetherootkit's executable files and deleted them B. Removetherootkit's startup entry from the operating system's list of startup processes

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QUESTION NO: 494 The security administrator at a small company is having trouble sending and receiving SMTP traffic from the network to the external gateway. Network utilization is very high with most traffic origination at one external IP address and ending at the SMTP server. Which of the following is MOST likely happening? A. Spear-phishing B. DoS attack C. Open mail relays D. DistributedDoS attack Answer: C

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QUESTION NO: 496 An administrator is concerned that users are not utilizing strong passwords. Which of the following can be done to enforce user compliance? A. Supply the users with suggested password guidelines B. Supply the users with a third-party application to hash their passwords C. Offer user training regarding proper policy D. Implement a strict domain level group policy

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QUESTION NO: 500 Exploitation of security vulnerabilities is used during assessments when which of the following is true?

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Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. Confidentiality D. B. C. Integrity B. Rogue access points can scan the company's wireless network and find other unencrypted and rogue access points C. D. Availability Answer: C QUESTION NO: 506 Which of the following requirements would MOST likely cause a technician to use a protocol analyzer? A. Any Time. creating local user accounts.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam D. Crack the administrator account password after it had been forgotten.co m 150 . Analyze the security logs for a large amount of incorrect password attempts. Rogue access points can allow unauthorized uses the company's internal networks Answer: D QUESTION NO: 505 Which of the following is achieved and ensure by digitally signing an email? A. Rogue access points are hard to find and remove from the network. Upgrading the operating system.actualtests. Determine if a password was sent in clear text over the network. Delivery C." . D.www. Ensure a password meets password policy complexity requirements. The radio signal of the rouge access point interferes with company access points B.com Ac tua lTe sts . and modifying accounts on the network Answer: B QUESTION NO: 504 Which of the following is of the GREATEST concern in regard to a rogue access point? A.

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