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CompTIA SY0-201

SY0-201 CompTIA Security+ (2008 Edition) Exam

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

Any Time. B. "Pass Any Exam.co m . 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. through a commercial circuit. SAM B. The NAT needs to be re-configured to allow the remote location.www. A heuristic firewall B.com 6 Ac A. Virus tua lTe Which of the following is a malicious program used to capture information from an infected computer? sts . Botnet C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. A pushed update modifying users' local host file D." . 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. Which of the following design elements will need to be implemented to accommodate the new location? A. Services D. Which of the following would MOST likely be implemented? A. off the main router. 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. Worm D. Trojan B.actualtests. The new location will be connected by a serial interface. LMhosts C. DNS caching on the client machines C.

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

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

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

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. Firewall Answer: B QUESTION NO: 31 A.actualtests. B." . shortly thereafter the response time slows considerably. Anti-spyware D. Pop-up blocker B. Disk striping D. RAID C. Network users have permissions allowing access to network devices with security weaknesses. Redundant connections B. Which of the following can be used to determine the effect of the new software? A. C.www. Any Time. File integrity checker C. Event logs B. Security testers have clear and written authorization to conduct penetration testing. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 30 Which of the following should a technician deploy to detect malicious changes to the system and configuration? A. D. Security testers have clear and written authorization to conduct vulnerability scans. Redundant power supplies Answer: B QUESTION NO: 32 A technician has installed security software. System monitor "Pass Any Exam.co m 10 .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 .

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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. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 39 Which of the following characteristics distinguishes a virus from a rootkit. and adware? "Pass Any Exam. C. Different virtual machines on a local workstation D. Any Time. B.co m 12 .com Ac A rogue wireless network is showing up in the IT department. Install a manageable. Centralize all blade servers and chassis within one or two racks Answer: B QUESTION NO: 38 A. Hotfixes C. Conduct a security review of the new hardware to determine any possible security risks. Which of the following should have taken place. Penetration test of the network to determine any further rogue wireless networks in the area.www. Server virtualization C. spyware. Configuration baselines D. The network appears to be coming from a printer that was installed. D. Implement a RADIUS server to authenticate all users to the wireless network.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. prior to this printer being installed." . Installation of Internet content filters to implement domain name kiting. Group policies B.actualtests. centralized power and cooling system B. to prevent this issue? tua lTe sts .

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

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

C. D. B.com Ac tua lTe sts QUESTION NO: 48 . NIPS. C. firewall.www. Zone transfer to a source inside the organization D. DNS query from a source inside the organization C." . Removable storage C. Any Time.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. HIDS. DNS query from a source outside the organization B. Input validation D. data handling.co m 15 . chain of custody.actualtests. 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. B. risk mitigation. Domain name kiting B. Answer: D "Pass Any Exam. incident response. D. Answer: B Which of the following can be implemented as an OS hardening practice to mitigate risk? A. 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. honeypot.

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

Shielded twisted pair B. Adware D. Any Time. 339 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 54 Which of the following transmission types would an attacker most likely use to try to capture data packets? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. Fiberoptic C.co m 17 . Proxy server C. Wireless Answer: D Which of the following describes a port that is left open in order to facilitate access at a later date? A.com Ac tua lTe sts QUESTION NO: 55 .actualtests. Cookies B." . 110 C. 137 D. Bluesnarfing D. Backdoor Answer: D QUESTION NO: 56 Which of the following is often bundled with freely downloaded software? A. Spam Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. Honeypot B.www. Open relay D. Logic bomb C.

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

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

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

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

Any Time. Privilege escalation C. Retention policy C. By department C.com Ac A. Backup policy D." . DNS spoofing D. Backup procedures B. By function B. By geographic location D. Port scan B. Email server configuration "Pass Any Exam. Availability D. Key management C. Non-repudiation Answer: A QUESTION NO: 71 An attacker sends packets to a host in hopes of altering the host's MAC table.co m 22 .actualtests.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following concepts addresses the threat of data being modified without authorization? A. Which of the following is the attacker attempting to do? 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 . Integrity B.www. 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.

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

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

Protocol filter C. Vulnerability scanning C.actualtests. DOS D. Penetration testing B. Any Time. XSS C. Documentation reviews sts .com Ac tua lTe A.co When assessing a network containing resources that require near 100% availability.www. Cookies B. Protocol analyzer B. 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." . which of the following techniques should be employed to assess overall security? m 25 .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: B QUESTION NO: 81 Which of the following devices hooks into a LAN and captures traffic? A. 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. User interviews D. Penetration testing tool D.

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To report on the performance of the system C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. Two C. To scan for vulnerabilities D.actualtests. D.www. It is an access policy based on a set of rules. It is an access policy that restricts access to objects based on security clearance. 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. B. Any Time. To analyze packets and frames B. One B. Three D. 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.co m 27 . Four Answer: A QUESTION NO: 91 "Pass Any Exam.com Ac tua lTe sts . Smaller attack surface D. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 90 Using a smartcard and a physical token is considered how many factors of authentication? A. It is an access policy based on biometric technologies. It is an access policy based on the role that the user has in an organization." . C.

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

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QUESTION NO: 95 The security administrator wants each user to individually decrypt a message but allow anybody to encrypt it. Which of the following MUST be implemented to allow this type of authorization? A. Use of digital certificates B. Use of public keys only C. Use of private keys only D. Use of public and private keys Answer: D

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Which of the following attacks is occurring? A. Cross-site scripting B. XML injection C. Buffer overflow D. SQL injection Answer: D

QUESTION NO: 97 Which of the following has been implemented if several unsuccessful login attempts were made in a short period of time denying access to the user account, and after two hours the account becomes active? A. Account lockout B. Password expiration C. Password disablement D. Screen lock Answer: A "Pass Any Exam. Any Time." - www.actualtests.com 29

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QUESTION NO: 98 Which of the following BEST describes an intrusion prevention system? A. A system that stops an attack in progress. B. A system that allows an attack to be identified. C. A system that logs the attack for later analysis. D. A system that serves as ahoneypot. Answer: A

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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Which of the following methods involves placing plain text data within a picture or document? A. Steganography B. Digital signature C. Transport encryption D. Stream cipher Answer: A

QUESTION NO: 101 Which of the following is a detective security control? A. CCTV

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QUESTION NO: 102 Which of the following can cause hardware based drive encryption to see slower deployment? A. A lack of management software B. USB removable drive encryption C. Role/rule-based access control D. Multifactor authentication with smart cards Answer: B

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Which of the following is a reason to implement Kerberos over local system authentication? A. Authentication to multiple devices B. Centralized file integrity protection C. Non-repudiation D. Greater password complexity Answer: B

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Which of the following should a security administrator implement to ensure there are no security holes in the OS? A. Encryption protocols B. Firewall definitions C. Patch management D. Virus definitions Answer: C

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CCTV D.11n capable interface connects and disconnects frequently to an access point that was recently installed. Stream D. Fourier C. Application hardening B. Bollards C. Turing Answer: A QUESTION NO: 106 Which of the following control systems is used to maintain proper environmental conditions in a datacenter? A. Block B. OS hardening C. SQL injection Answer: B QUESTION NO: 108 A user reports that their 802.com 32 Ac tua lTe sts .co m . Mantrap Answer: A QUESTION NO: 107 A penetration test shows that almost all database servers were able to be compromised through a default database user account with the default password.actualtests. Any Time. HVAC B.www. Which of the following is MOST likely missing from the operational procedures? A. The user has a Bluetooth enabled laptop. Application patch management D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 105 Which of the following cipher types is used by AES? A. A company in the next building had their wireless network breached last month." . Which of the following is MOST likely causing the disconnections? "Pass Any Exam.

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

D. Which of the following has MOST likely occurred? A. Tailgating C. Bluesnarfing C." . Vishing D. Whaling B.www.com 34 Ac tua lTe A.co m .actualtests. All of the other websites the user visits work correctly and other customers are not having this issue. The website company has amisconfigured firewall. Shoulder surfing B. B. The customer's DNS has been poisoned.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. Any Time. C. The customer has a virus outbreak. Impersonation Answer: B QUESTION NO: 115 "Pass Any Exam. Escalation D. Dumpster diving sts A targeted email attack sent to the company's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is known as which of the following? . 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.

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

The PCs are being used in a botnet lTe sts Several PCs are running extremely slow all of a sudden. D. The security administrator observes that all of the PCs are attempting to open a large number of connections to the same destination. On-site clustering D. RAID 5 on-site backup C.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. The PCs have downloaded adware. A logic bomb has been installed by the former employee B. C. 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. Which of the following is MOST likely the issue? ." .actualtests. Utilize time of day restrictions C. 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. Virtualization Answer: A QUESTION NO: 122 "Pass Any Exam. Any Time. Require a PIV card B.www. Implement implicit deny D.com 36 Ac tua A.co m .

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

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

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Answer: B QUESTION NO: 140 A security administrator needs to implement a wireless system that will only be available within a building. elimination. A. Integrity D. Temperature C. Which of the following configurations can the administrator modify to achieve this? (Select TWO). Reduce the power levels Answer: A. EMI B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C.com Ac tua A. Enable MAC filtering E. UPS D." . Non-repudiation Answer: B "Pass Any Exam. Availability C. Humidity lTe Which of the following environmental variables reduces the potential for static discharges? sts . Any Time. Proper AP placement B. transference.actualtests.co m 42 . D.www. Use CCMP D.D QUESTION NO: 141 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 142 Which of the following is an example of implementing security using the least privilege principle? A. Confidentiality B. Disable SSID broadcasting C.

Bluejacking D.www. Complex passwords C. OS patching Answer: A An attacker captures valid wireless traffic in hopes of transmitting it repeatedly to generate enough traffic to discover the encryption key. Which of the following is the attacker MOST likely using? A. DNS Answer: A QUESTION NO: 144 Which of the following helps prevent a system from being fingerprinted? A. Access B.actualtests. Antivirus D.co m .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 143 A user reports that the spreadsheet they use for the department will not open. MS-CHAP "Pass Any Exam. Any Time. The spreadsheet is located on a server that was recently patched.com 43 Ac tua QUESTION NO: 145 lTe sts . DNS poisoning Answer: B QUESTION NO: 146 Which of the following is an authentication method that uses symmetric key encryption and a key distribution center? A. Anti-spam software D. War driving B." . Which of the following logs would the technician review FIRST? A. Personal firewall B. Firewall C. Replay attack C.

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

Virealization B. Rootkit D. 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. Non-repudiation C. Virus C. Authorization 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.com Ac tua lTe sts . Spyware B. Hashing D. Cryptography B. Any Time.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. Spam Answer: B QUESTION NO: 152 Which of the following concepts is applied FIRST when a user logs into a domain? A.www. Steganography C.

Vulnerability assessment D. Bluejacking C." . Network mapping software C. Port scanner D. Proximity badge Answer: A "Pass Any Exam.www. Least privilege Answer: A QUESTION NO: 155 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 156 Which of the following has the capability to perform onboard cryptographic functions? A. Network intrusion detection software B.actualtests. Bluesnarfing tua lTe Which of the following attacks involves sending unsolicited contact information to Bluetooth devices configured in discover mode? sts . Protocol analyzers Answer: B QUESTION NO: 154 An application programmer at a company conducts security assessments and reports findings to senior management. ACL C. Impersonation B. Smartcard B. War driving D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A.com Ac A. Which of the following principles does this scenario violate? A. Job rotation C. RFID badge D.co m 46 . Any Time. Separation of duties B.

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

SNORT C.www.com Ac tua A. Trojan C. 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 . D. Any Time. 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. Virus B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Spam D. DNS B. The root CA is the recovery agent used to encrypt data when a user's certificate is lost. NMAP B.co m 48 . Performance C. B. The CA stores the user's hash value for safekeeping. John the Ripper D. The CA is the trusted root that issues certificates." . System D. C. Adware Answer: B "Pass Any Exam.actualtests. 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.

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

Which of the following would simplify the process of granting auditors permissions to all the applications? A. Something the user is B. lTe sts QUESTION NO: 169 .actualtests. clinical and operations groups individually. clinical and operations groups. Something the user does D. Something the user has C. SAM C. C. TPM D. clinical and operations groups to the auditors group "Pass Any Exam. DNS Answer: B Mandatory Access Control (MAC) allows: Answer: B QUESTION NO: 170 The accounting group. Create an auditors group and add each of the accounting. access associated with the classification of data. CHAP B. rights to be assigned by the data owner. access rights indicated by the role of the individual B. a system administrator to centralize policy.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A.www." . The company often needs auditors to have access to all three groups' applications with little notice. C. B. Any Time. Create an auditors group and add each user to the accounting. Create an auditors group and merge the members of the accounting.co m .com 50 Ac tua A. clinical group and operations group only have access to their own applications. D. Something the user knows Answer: A QUESTION NO: 168 Which of the following contains a database of users and passwords used for authentication? A.

Passwords should be changed after each exercise. Video surveillance C. Patch management C. Answer: D "Pass Any Exam. 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. Any Time.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam D.www. D. Create an auditors group and add the group to each of the accounting.co m 51 . B. clinical and operations groups. Procedures should be updated after each exercise. Packet sniffer Answer: C QUESTION NO: 173 Which of the following situations applies to disaster recovery exercises? A. Vulnerability scans should be performed after each exercise. Different security templates D." . Physical access control B.actualtests.com Ac tua lTe sts . HVAC D. Service pack installation B. Separation of duties should be implemented after each exercise. 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.

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

Which of the following could be used to mitigate this threat? sts . Content filter B.com Ac A. IDS D. AES256 encryption D. Chain of custody B. Network mapping program "Pass Any Exam. Network anomaly detection C. 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. Print a copy of the background Answer: B QUESTION NO: 178 After completing a forensic image of a hard drive." .www. Image compression C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A.co m 53 . Any Time. Firewall C. which of the following can be used to confirm data integrity? A. Power down the server D. Run an antivirus scan B. Vulnerability assessment B. Penetration test D. 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.actualtests. Disable the network connection C.

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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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HIDS C. Possible storage of illegal materials D. Which of the following should be installed to prevent devices from listening to the VTC? sts ." . Tracking cookies on the website Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. HVAC D. Increased amount of spam B. Take a MD5 hash of the file and send the receiver both the hash and the original file in a signed and encrypted email. A co-worker recommends that a thumbprint be taken before the file is sent. Shielding B. Input validation on web applications C.actualtests. MD5 hashing lTe A technician needs to setup a secure room to enable a private VTC system. Which of the following should be done? A.www. Any Time. D. Take a LANMAN hash of the file and send the receiver both the hash and the original file in a signed and encrypted email. 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. 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.com Ac tua A. Take an AES hash of the file and send the receiver both the hash and the original file in a signed and encrypted email.co m 58 . C. B.

There is currently no physical security other than a badge reader. 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." .www.co m Environmental monitoring includes which of the following? (Select TWO] 59 .com Ac tua QUESTION NO: 200 lTe Answer: C.actualtests. Which of the following would MOST likely be installed to regulate right of entry? "Pass Any Exam. Single sign-on C. EMI shielding B. Any Time. Video monitoring D. SNMP D. Redundancy C.D sts A. Explicit allow D. Humidity controls E. Load balancing . FTP B. Least privilege B.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. 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. Spooler C.

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

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

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

" . NAC C. C. XML QUESTION NO: 213 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 214 The benefit of using software whole disk encryption is: A. Answer: D "Pass Any Exam.com Ac tua A. 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? . D. the disk's MBR is encrypted as well. SHA D. the data can be retrieved easier if the disk is damaged B.www. RAS B. Device encryption B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. NAT D.actualtests. RSA Answer: D QUESTION NO: 212 Which of the following can cause data leakage from web based applications? A. Poor error handling C.co m Answer: D 63 . unauthorized disk access is logged in a separate bit. Any Time. Application hardening D. the entire file system is encrypted in case of theft.

The mobile device should use and be equipped with removal storage for sensitive data retrieval.com Ac An administrator is providing management with a mobile device that allows email access.actualtests. Warm site B. The password should be alpha-numeric only. The password should be common so that the mobile device can be re-assigned. Complex passwords B. Least privilege C.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. Hot site Answer: A QUESTION NO: 216 A. The mobile device should erase itself after a set number of invalid password attempts. due to keypad limitations. System accounts with minimal rights . B." . D.www. Job rotation D. Which of the following additional security measures should the administrator ensure is in place? tua QUESTION NO: 217 lTe Answer: B sts A. Any Time. Field site C.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 . Answer: A QUESTION NO: 218 Which of the following BEST identifies the sensitivity of a document? "Pass Any Exam. Cold site D. The mobile device will be password protected in case of loss. C.

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

Install ahotfix." . Which of the following must they install to complete this task? A.co m A port scan of a network identified port 25 open on an internal system.www. which of the following would aid in recovery of the data? A. Network management traffic . Install a service pack B. File sharing traffic C. 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. HIDS "Pass Any Exam. Key escrow B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 222 An administrator would like to update a network machine with a number of vendor fixes concurrently. Web traffic B. Certificate authority D. Which of the following would accomplish this with the LEAST amount of effort? A. C. D. Symmetric key C. Which of the following types of traffic is this typically associated with? .com 66 Ac tua QUESTION NO: 224 lTe Answer: C sts A. Mail traffic D. Any Time.actualtests. Install a patch. 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.

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

co The company's NIDS system is setup to match specifically configured traffic patterns. 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. OVAL-based D. Install CAT6 network cables D. SCP Answer: C QUESTION NO: 232 Company A recently purchased the much smaller Company B.actualtests. Any Time. 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. TLS D. The wireless router needs to be replaced C. Change the SSID B.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. Anomaly-based B.www.com 68 Ac tua lTe A." . Behavior-based C. Which of the following audits did the security administrator perform? "Pass Any Exam. Which of the following BEST describes this configuration? m . Role-based sts . SHA B. Which of the following can BEST be implemented to mitigate this issue? A. SFTP C.

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

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

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

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. Key escrow Answer: D QUESTION NO: 244 A. Recovery agent B. NTLMv2 C.www.actualtests. PAP B. CHAP . Which of the following will resolve this issue? tua QUESTION NO: 245 lTe Answer: C sts A. Installing a new pop-up blocker D." . Updating the user's laptop with current antivirus B.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 . Trust model D. Updating the anti-spam application on the laptop C. Any Time.com Ac A user reports that after a recent business trip. LANMAN D. Certificate authority C. 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. their laptop started having performance issues and unauthorized emails have been sent out from the laptop.

CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. GPS tracking "Pass Any Exam. perpendicular to the floor B. Rogue access point D." .www. vmlinuz C. Screen lock D. 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. 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. In a downward direction. Any Time. parallel with the floor D. System File Checker (SFC) D. SELinux B. War driving B. Evil twin C. 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 .com Ac A. perpendicular to the floor C.actualtests. Remote wipe C. Up and down. Device encryption B.co m 73 . Side to side. Directly from the point of the antenna.

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

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

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

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

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

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

C. Spyware D. Any Time. Initial vector D. Virus C. D.co m 80 . Smartphones can be used to access open WAPs for coverage redundancy. sts Which of the following is an advantage of an employer providing smartphones to their employees instead of regular cellular phones? .www.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.actualtests. Which of the following malware types is this MOST likely to be? A." . Session cookies Answer: A QUESTION NO: 274 "Pass Any Exam. Ransomware Answer: D QUESTION NO: 272 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 273 Which of the following is specific to a buffer overflow attack? A. Memory addressing B.com Ac tua lTe A. Smartphones can be tied to multiple PCs for data transferring. Directory traversal C. Worm B. Smartphone calls have a second layer of encryption. Smartphones can encrypt and password protect data. B.

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

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

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

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." . Which of the following would BEST reduce the data leakage threat? tua lTe sts A. Voice encryption . Redundancy D. Use GPS tracking to find the devices. B.com 84 Ac Several classified mobile devices have been stolen. Remotely sanitize the devices.www. Immediately inform local law enforcement. Any Time. Remote wipe B. D. Which of the following could be used to support 802. Clustering C. GPS tracking C. Virtualization Answer: B QUESTION NO: 286 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 287 A. Use stronger encryption algorithms. 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. Screen lock D. C.actualtests.co Which of the following will help prevent unauthorized access to a smartphone? m . RAID B.1x authentication? "Pass Any Exam.

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

actualtests. 10.4. Mutual authentication Answer: D Which of the following uses TCP port 22 by default? A.4. and SCP Answer: B QUESTION NO: 295 A system administrator sees a firewall rule that applies to 10.4. TLS." .4. HTTPS. Diffie-Hellman key exchange D.www.andTFTP D. TELNET. 10. Symmetric session keys C. Which of the following IP address ranges are encompassed by this rule? A. SSH.com 86 Ac tua QUESTION NO: 294 lTe sts .58/27. SSL.4. Which of the following BEST describes this type of attack? A.27 10.4.co m . SCP.4.4.4. DoS Answer: C QUESTION NO: 293 Which of the following components is MOST integral to HTTPS? A. and SFTP C.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. Spoofing D.58 B. PGP B. SFTP.32 10. DDoS C.4. Spim B. SCP.andTFTP B.63 "Pass Any Exam. Any Time.

4.com Ac tua lTe sts . All server room users are required to have unique usernames and passwords. 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. 10.co m 87 .89 D.4.4.127 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. Setting up a PKI C." . Implementing a single sign on process D. Storage and retention policy D.www.58 10.4. B. Group policy B. Domain wide password policy C. Which of the following is the MOST secure way to log in to a VPN? A.58 10. Any Time.4.actualtests. C. All new employees are required to be mentored by a senior employee for their first few months on the job. Setting up two VPNs Answer: B QUESTION NO: 297 Which of the following is the BEST example of a physical security policy? A.4. D. All doors to the server room must have signage indicating that it is a server room.4.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. Implementing an ACL B. User access and rights Answer: A "Pass Any Exam.4. 10. New server room construction requires a single entrance that is heavily protected.

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

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

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

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

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

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

actualtests.g. Answer: C.www. Man traps B. Permit man-in-the-middle attacks to steal users' credentials.org). QUESTION NO: 318 A secure company portal. A.com 94 Ac tua lTe sts . Increase resources used by the company's web-servers. Expose traffic sent between the server and the user's computer. 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). accessible publicly but only to company employees. C.comptia.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Explanation: Fiber-optic is transmitted using light so it is unaffected by electromagnetic interference. D. https://wrtw. resulting in expired certificate warnings for users. Video surveillance D. E. TCP/IP hijacking C.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. B." . This is typical of which of the following? A. Any Time. Breed complacency among users for all certificate warnings. Spoofing B.co m . These failures: (Select TWO). Vulnerability scanners Answer: C QUESTION NO: 320 The last company administrator failed to renew the registration for the corporate web site (e. Domain name kiting "Pass Any Exam. Are irritating to the user but the traffic remains encrypted. 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. Chain of custody C. frequently fails to renew its certificates.

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

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

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

PAT C. .www.actualtests. Updated antivirus software B." . ACL D. Group policy C. 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.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. Pop-up blockers "Pass Any Exam. NAC Answer: A QUESTION NO: 331 When developing a new firewall policy. which of the following methods provides the MOST secure starting point? A.co m 98 . Implicit deny B. Which of the following solutions would be the BEST choice? A. Least privilege C. and everything else is denied. Stateful inspection D.com Ac A. 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. Any Time. but those workstations need to be able to access any Internet site. LDAP entry D. Baseline B.

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

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

Biometric scanning Answer: C QUESTION NO: 344 A NIPS is primarily used for which of the following purposes? A. Web application firewall B. Password policy B. Protocol analyzer C. DES "Pass Any Exam." .com 102 Ac tua QUESTION NO: 345 lTe Answer: B sts A. SHA1 B. To monitor network traffic in promiscuous mode B. Separation of duties D.www.actualtests. To take action against known threats Answer: D QUESTION NO: 346 Which of the following algorithms provides the LOWEST level of encryption? A. Network access control D. To alert the administrator to known anomalies C. To log any known anomalies D. Any Time.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 343 Which of the following would be implemented to provide a check and balance against social engineering attacks? A. Honeypot . Single sign-on C. Blowfish C.co m Which of the following tools would BEST allow a security administrator to view the contents of unencrypted network traffic? .

Port scanner Answer: B QUESTION NO: 349 Which of the following security controls targets employee accounts that have left the company without going through the proper exit process? A. AES Answer: C QUESTION NO: 347 At midnight on January 1st. All servers are unreachable. Virus C.actualtests. Botnet Answer: C QUESTION NO: 348 A.www. Which of the following is MOST likely to have caused the DOS? A. Logic bombs may also be set to go off on a certain date or when a specified set of circumstances occurs. Protocol analyzer C.com Ac tua Which of the following would an auditor use to determine if an application is sending credentials in clear text? lTe sts Explanation: Logic bombs are programs or snippets of code that execute when a certain predefined event occurs. Password complexity policy B. an administrator receives an alert from the system monitoring the servers in the datacenter. Rainbow table D. Rootkit B.co m 103 ." . Vulnerability scanner B. Account expiration policy "Pass Any Exam.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam D. Any Time. Logic bomb D. .

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QUESTION NO: 357 A network security administrator is worried about potential man-in-the-middle attacks against users when they access a corporate website from their workstations. Which of the following is the BEST mitigation against this type of attack? A. Implementing server-side PKI certificates for all connections B. Mandating only client-side PKI certificates for all connections C. Requiring client and server PKI certificates for all connections D. Requiring strong authentication for all DNS queries Answer: C

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Any Time.actualtests.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Unsuccessful login B. Backup generator Answer: D Explanation: A UPS will allow you to continue to function in the absence of power for only a short duration. Source OS C. Recipient's private key Answer: A A. Sender's public key D. Destination IP D.co m 107 .com Ac The security administrator is investigating a breach of the company's web server. QUESTION NO: 360 In a standard PKI implementation.www. Successful login Answer: E. For fault tolerance in situations of longer duration. Circuit breaker D. UPS B. Logging which of the following would have created the BEST way to determine when the breach FIRST occurred? (Select TWO).F "Pass Any Exam. Transfer switch C. Source IP F." . One of the web developers had posted valid credentials to a web forum while troubleshooting an issue with a vendor. you will need a backup generator. Recipient's public key C. tua QUESTION NO: 361 lTe sts . Backup generators run off of gasoline or diesel and generate the electricity needed to provide steady power. Sender's private key B. Number of hops from source E. which of the following keys is used to sign outgoing messages? A.

co m Which of the following would be MOST useful for a security technician to run on a single. Total complexity of the overall security architecture C. Port scanner . Volume of physical equipment needing to be secured B. Number of logical hosts providing services for users D. 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. Access logs B. standalone machine with no network interface to verify its overall security posture? .actualtests. Any Time. Networkmapper D. Single sign-on C. Protocol analyzer C.com 108 Ac tua QUESTION NO: 364 lTe Answer: A sts A. One factor authentication B." . Two factor authentication D.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. 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. Password cracker B.www. Application logs "Pass Any Exam.

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

co m 110 . Vulnerability scanner "Pass Any Exam. WEP Answer: B QUESTION NO: 371 A. Add that user to the domain remote desktop group D. 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. Physical access logs C. Add that user to the domain administrators group C. SHA B. Account dictionary B.com Ac tua A new application support technician is unable to install a new approved security application on a departmental's workstation.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following allows management to track whether staff members have accessed an authorized area? A." . Add that user to the local power users group B.actualtests. 3DES C.www. Any Time. The security administrator needs to do which of the following? lTe sts . 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. Man-traps D. Physical tokens B. PGP D.

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

currently available for many flavors of Unix (11 are officially supported. QUESTION NO: 377 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 378 A remote network administrator calls the helpdesk reporting that they are able to connect via VPN but are unable to make any changes to the internal web server. Its primary purpose is to detect weak Unix passwords. Answer: B "Pass Any Exam. and OpenVMS. DOS. No other users are having any problems printing. IPSec needs to be reinstalled on the administrator's workstation.actualtests. The technician verifies that the user's computer has network connectivity. The administrator needs to be added to the web server's administration group. The user does not have Internet access. B. The administrator does not have the correct access rights to dial in remotely. Which of the following is MOST likely the cause? A. lTe sts A user reports that they cannot print anything from the file server or off the web to the network printer. Win32.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A penetration tester is attempting to run a brute-force attack to discover network passwords. C. not counting different architectures). The user does not have full access to the file server. D." . Milw0rm Answer: A Explanation: John the Ripper is a fast password cracker. The VPN concentrator needs to be configured. Which of the following is the MOST probable reason the user cannot print? . Metasploit C. OVAL D.co m 112 . BeOS. The user does not have access to the printer.www. John the Ripper B. C. D. Which of the following tools would be BEST suited to this task? A. The printer is not setup up correctly on the server. B. Any Time.com Ac tua A.

Memory forensics 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 .com Ac Answer: B tua A. and repository and is meant to standardize information between security tools. Which of the following should the administrator implement? A. It consists of a language.www. Dumpster diving lTe A security administrator has reports of an employee writing harassing letters on a workstation. Firewall D. Fullbackup on Sunday and differential backups every other day B. VLAN B. Any Time. Fullbackup on Sunday and alternating differential and incremental every other day Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. Fullbackup on Sunday and a full backup every day D. interpreter." .actualtests. Certificate authority C.co m 113 .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. 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. Fullbackup on Sunday and incremental backups every other day C. RADIUS B. OVAL D. QUESTION NO: 380 QUESTION NO: 381 An administrator needs to implement a backup strategy that provides the fastest recovery in case of data corruption.

Authentication B. 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. Identification D.www.actualtests. 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. Cold calling C. Subnetting C. DMZ B. This is an example of which of the following design elements? A." . Phishing B. typing in a credit card number. Any Time.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. They can see you entering a password. 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. Shoulder surfing D.com 114 Ac QUESTION NO: 384 tua lTe sts . Authenticity C. or entering any other pertinent information. The best defense "Pass Any Exam.co m . VLAN D.

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

" . NAT D. CRL D. Kerberos Answer: D QUESTION NO: 389 Which of the following key types would a user MOST likely receive from a secure e-commerce website? A.com Ac tua A. Public key C. NIPS lTe Which of the following can be used to prevent ongoing network based attacks? sts . TACACS B. Privatekey B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Least privilege principle. NIDS B.www.co m 116 . D. Key escrow Answer: B QUESTION NO: 390 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 391 Regression testing and deployment are part of the: A. B. Any Time. CHAP C. LDAP D. Disaster recovery process. Patch management process.actualtests. C. HIDS C. Vulnerability assessment process. Answer: C "Pass Any Exam.

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

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

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

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. which of the following best practices should MOST likely be in place? A.www.com Ac tua lTe sts A. Authentication and authorization . Least privilege C. Which of the following would BEST protect the server? "Pass Any Exam. Some of the employees use computers that do not belong to the company to do their work. Access control and identity verification B. Any Time. Job rotation B. Physical access control D. 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.actualtests. The web server needs to be accessible to employees both inside the campus and at remote sites.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. Identification and non-repudiation C. Identification and authentication D.co m Which of the following processes describes identity proofing? 120 . Separation of duties D." . Rule-based access control B.

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

CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam D. Training network administrators on the importance of patching D. Install backup generators D. Report the issue to management and revisit it during the next risk assessment C. Proxy server D. Which of the following would BEST solve this issue? A. Creating and disseminating a patch management policy B. Honeypot Answer: D QUESTION NO: 411 Which of the following would be the BEST course of action to maintain network availability during an extended power outage? A.actualtests. Install UPS units on each critical device B." .E QUESTION NO: 409 During an annual risk assessment. Implement a SONET ring C. Label the media. Firewall B. Use multiple servers for redundancy Answer: C "Pass Any Exam.www. Hiring more administrators to better assist in the patching of servers Answer: A QUESTION NO: 410 Which of the following is an advanced security tool used by security administrators to divert malicious attacks to a harmless area of the network? A. Any Time.co m 122 . Storebackup's off site. Answer: D.com Ac tua lTe sts . E. it is discovered the network administrators have no clear timeline of when patches must be installed. TCP/IP hijacking C.

CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 412 When investigating data breaches caused by possible malicious action. Proper authorization procedures B. Disaster recovery plan C. Warm site B. Read the last 512 bytes of the tape. Perform a full restore. HR employees "Pass Any Exam. Read the first 512 bytes of the tape. A." . Mobile site D. Chain of custody 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 . Which of the following BEST describes what the CIRT is trying to document? A.actualtests. Damage mitigation Answer: B QUESTION NO: 413 Which of the following redundancy planning concepts is generally the LEAST expensive? A. 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). 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.co m . Hot site C. B.www. C. D. Restore a random file. Any Time.

which of the following is considered the MOST resistant to physical eavesdropping methods? A. The user's access level C. procedures. The association of a user Answer: A QUESTION NO: 418 In general. Wireless access points C. Management.com Ac tua lTe sts QUESTION NO: 417 . Coaxial cable B. attacks. Policies. The user or computer system B. and budget D.D QUESTION NO: 416 Which of the following does a risk assessment include? A. and asset values C." . Information security employees C. vulnerabilities. and enforcement Answer: B Identification is the process of verifying which of the following? A.www. The uniqueness of a user's token D. Threats. Fiberoptic cable D. CAT5 network cable Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. All employees D. Vendors Answer: B. Any Time. Executive management E.actualtests. and social engineering B. Exploits. cost.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B.co m 124 .

A virtual workstation D.com 125 Ac tua lTe sts A.www. Kiting C. A firewall C. DDoS . ARP poisoning B. Any Time. Fingerprint recognition C.co m Which of the following is a tactic used by malicious domain purchasing organizations? . Voice recognition B. A honey pot Answer: D QUESTION NO: 422 Which of the following threats is mitigated by ensuring operating system patches are current? A. Iris scan D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 419 Which of the following behavioral biometric authentication models should a technician deploy in a secure datacenter? A. AVLAN B. Retina scan Answer: A QUESTION NO: 420 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 421 Which of the following would allow an administrator to perform internal research on security threats and common viruses on multiple operating systems without risking contamination of the production environment? A. DistributedDoS "Pass Any Exam.actualtests. ARP spoofing B." . DNS D.

Write=None B. NetBIOS D. Write=Allow Everyone: Read=Allow. Sales: Read=Allow. Temperature control D. Sales: Read=None.actualtests. Sales: Read=Allow. Write=Allow Everyone: Read=Allow. Moisture control C. Unknown threats D. Write=Deny C.co m Answer: C ." . Sales: Read=Allow. Known threats Answer: D QUESTION NO: 423 Which of the following environmental controls would require a thermostat within the datacenter? A. Performance baseline B. Fire suppression QUESTION NO: 424 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 425 Which of the following will allow a security administrator to help detect a DDoS? A.www. Task manager C. Which of the following access control lists will do this? . Any Time.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. Write=Allow Everyone: Read=None. Write=Allow Everyone: Read=Deny. Airflowcontrol B. Everyone else in the company only needs read access. Write=Allow D. Write= None tua lTe sts A server needs to be configured to allow the sales department ability to read and write a file. NIC bindings "Pass Any Exam.com 126 Ac A.

A security IP audit is completed C. Confidentiality C. To capture network packets for analysis Answer: C QUESTION NO: 429 Which of the following should be done if a USB device is found in a parking lot? "Pass Any Exam. Integrity D. To identify vulnerabilities in available services C. To determine open ports and services D." . A security policy template is implemented B. Cryptography B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: A QUESTION NO: 426 An administrator wants to make sure that all users of a large domain are restricted from installing software. Which of the following should MOST likely be done? A. Availability Answer: D QUESTION NO: 428 Which of the following is MOST likely the reason why a security administrator would run a NMAP report on an important server? A.www. To correlate which MAC addresses are associated with aswitchport B.actualtests. Administrative rights are manually removed D.com Ac tua lTe sts .co m 127 . All workstations are rebuilt Answer: A QUESTION NO: 427 A single point of failure is a security concern primarily because it affects which of the following? A. Any Time.

if implemented on a server. C.www. Having system administrators electronically sign the plan C. Confidentiality. RAID 0 B. B. The failed disk can be replaced. Reformat it for personal use at home. will ensure availability if half of the drives fail? A. Any Time.co m 128 .com Ac tua lTe sts Explanation: RAID level 1 RAID 1 is disk mirroring.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. RAID 3 D. Turn it in to the appropriate security person. RAID 5 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 431 Proper planning for disaster recovery includes which of the following? A. Executing the continuity plan at random Answer: A QUESTION NO: 432 Using a digital signature during an online transaction is a form of: A. Documenting all HDD serial numbers D. and the RAID 1 array can be regenerated. Plug it in to a computer to see who it belongs to. Call the manufacturer of the USB device. . RAID 1 C. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 430 Which of the following. C. "Pass Any Exam. Availability. B. Disk mirroring provides 100 percent redundancy because everything is stored on two disks. If one disk fails." .actualtests. another disk continues to operate. Testing the plan on a regular basis B. Key management. D.

" . Deny local logon C. Weak passwords D.co QUESTION NO: 434 m 129 . Available ports B. Weak encryption keys C. .actualtests. Logic bomb lTe sts Which of the following is MOST likely to occur if the input of a web form is not properly sanitized? (Select TWO). Any Time. Backendfile system crash C. Non-repudiation.www. Deny file access D. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 433 Which of the following is a best practice relating to non-administrative user rights on a server? A. Deny network logon Answer: D Answer: A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam D.com Ac tua A.D QUESTION NO: 435 Rainbow tables are primarily used to expose which of the following vulnerabilities? A. Cross-site scripting E. SQL injection B. Available IP addresses Answer: C QUESTION NO: 436 "Pass Any Exam. Deny printer access B. Web load balancing D.

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

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

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

Which of them would provide this functionality? "Pass Any Exam.www. Any Time. 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. Key escrow C. CRL D.actualtests. Some malware is able to detect that they are running in a virtual environment B. Antivirus Answer: C QUESTION NO: 448 Which of the following is true about the application of machine virtualization? A. 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." .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 447 A user reports that after opening an email from someone they knew.co m 133 . HDS B. Anti-spam D. Machine virtualization is only in a 64-bit environment D.com Ac tua QUESTION NO: 449 lTe Answer: A sts . Firewall C. Virtualization hosting possible on one specific OS C. their computer is now displaying unwanted images. AES B. Which of the following software can the technician MOST likely install on the computer to mitigate this threat? A.

Any Time. 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. Protocol analyzer tua lTe Server administrators want to restrict requested sent to their based upon source. Hot site D. TACACS Answer: B "Pass Any Exam. PKI D. Mobile site C. and type of request.actualtests. Kerberos C. Warm site B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A.www. Identification C. 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. LDAP B. Confidentiality B. Reserve proxy B. Which of the following would be the BEST network-based solution? sts ." . NIDS C. time of day.com Ac A. Authentication D.co m 134 . CHAP D.

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

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

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

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

IPS C. Which of the following should the administrator implement? A. Access logs Answer: D QUESTION NO: 468 A.co m 139 . Fullbackup on Sunday and a full backup every day C.000 in exchange for the documents decryption key.www." . Any Time. The company CO has received an email an email asking for $10. Full backup Sunday and incremental backups every other day D. Performance logs D. Application logs B. 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. HDS D.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. Antivirus B.actualtests. Which of the following BEST describes this type of attack? A. DNS logs C.com Ac tua Which of the following behavior-based security appliances are used to prevent suspicious activity from entering the network? lTe sts . IDS Answer: D QUESTION NO: 469 Employees are unable to open internal company documents as they all appear to be encrypted. Fullbackup on Sunday and alternating differential and incremental every other day B.

Install all services packs then install any remaining patches B. Trojan attack C. Any Time. Install all patches then install anyremaininghotfixes C. 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 . DES D. Installallhotfixes then install any remaining services packs D.actualtests.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B.co m 140 .www. AES Answer: D "Pass Any Exam. Screened subnet Answer: B Answer: A QUESTION NO: 472 Which of the following encryption algorithms can use the LARGEST key length? A." . 3DES B. DHCP B. NAT C.com Ac tua A. Ransomware D. SHA-256 C. 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. Dual-hormed D.

com 141 Ac tua lTe sts A. L2f C. Which of the following is the MOST likely the cause? A. Verify adequate bandwidth is being provided for existing traffic C. Close the laptop lid to put the computer in hibernate mode C.actualtests. Observe if any systems are communicating using unauthorized protocols B. IPSec D. SSL B. Ensure proper strength D. Public keys are not exchanged B." .co m L2tp Tunneling replies on which of the following for security? . 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.www. SHH . both users can exchange encrypted e-mails with other users. Unplug the network cable B. The certificate authority is unresponsive "Pass Any Exam. Inspect and analyze data being passed through SSH tunnels Answer: D QUESTION NO: 476 Two users are unable to exchange encrypted e-mails. Any Time.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.

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? . Change the configuration on the NIC card so it is not promiscuous mode C." . 3DES Answer: D "Pass Any Exam.com Ac tua A. and reboot B. Disable the server on directory services D. Performance baseline C. Disconnect the server from the network. DES C. PGP D.actualtests. An administrator cannot shut down the server due to company policy. Performance monitor D. Restart all services on the server lTe sts An attacker is targeting specific using packet capture software.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. One time pad B. scan it for viruses and malware. Any Time. 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.www. Private keys are not exchanged D.co m Answer: C 142 . Application log B.

co m Most mission impacting vulnerabilities in a formal risk assessment should be: . Which of the following provides that evidence? A. Viruses B. Accepted C. 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. Avoided D. 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. Cryptographic hash D.com 143 Ac tua lTe sts A. Ignored . Trusted platform module B. Any Time.actualtests.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. Input validation errors C." . Personal firewall B. Mitigated B. Host intrusion detection "Pass Any Exam.www. Logic bombs D. Logical token C.

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

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

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

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