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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Viruses D. PIV card Answer: A "Pass Any Exam. SHA-1 C. LANMAN D. Multifactor authentication D. TFTP B. Any Time. which of the following protocols is the MOST secure? A.com Ac tua lTe sts . SSH Answer: D QUESTION NO: 10 Which of the following algorithms provides better protection against brute force attacks by using a 160-bit message digest? A. MD5 B. ACL C. HTTPS C.actualtests.co m 4 ." . FTP D. RSA tokens B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. Logic bombs Answer: C QUESTION NO: 9 When establishing a connection between two IP based routers. NTLM Answer: B QUESTION NO: 11 Which of the following access control technologies provides a rolling password for one-time use? A.www.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Open relay D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. Fiberoptic C. 137 D.www. Honeypot B. 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. Any Time.actualtests. Spam Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. Bluesnarfing D. Logic bomb C." .com Ac tua lTe sts QUESTION NO: 55 . Adware D.co m 17 . 110 C. 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. Cookies B. Shielded twisted pair B. Backdoor Answer: D QUESTION NO: 56 Which of the following is often bundled with freely downloaded software? A.

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

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

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

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

By department C. Retention policy C. Email server configuration "Pass Any Exam.www." .co m 22 . Backup procedures B. Key management C. Availability D. Privilege escalation C. Port scan B. By geographic location D. 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 . Backup policy D. Non-repudiation Answer: A QUESTION NO: 71 An attacker sends packets to a host in hopes of altering the host's MAC table.actualtests.com Ac A.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 function B. 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. Integrity B. DNS spoofing D. Any Time.

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

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

CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: B QUESTION NO: 81 Which of the following devices hooks into a LAN and captures traffic? A. Documentation reviews sts . Protocol analyzer B. Penetration testing tool D.co When assessing a network containing resources that require near 100% availability.actualtests.www. Protocol filter C." . DOS D. Any Time. which of the following techniques should be employed to assess overall security? m 25 . User interviews D. XSS C. Vulnerability scanning C.com Ac tua lTe A. Vulnerability assessment tool Answer: A QUESTION NO: 82 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 83 Which of the following would MOST likely contain a <SCRIPT> tag? A. 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. Penetration testing B. Cookies B.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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" . Evil twin D. the administrator does notice an unusual spike in bandwidth usage. This is an example of which of the following attacks? A. Print baseline configuration C. acceptance. War driving Answer: D Which of the following is a best practice when securing a switch from physical access? A. mitigation.co m 41 . Disable unused ports Answer: D QUESTION NO: 139 Risk can be managed in the following ways EXCEPT: A. Any Time. Disable unnecessary accounts B.www. Network topology Answer: B QUESTION NO: 137 A security administrator notices an unauthorized vehicle roaming the area on company grounds. Random access memory D. Rogue access point B. Bluesnarfing C. CD-ROM B. B.actualtests. Enable access lists D. The security administrator verifies that all network connectivity is up and running and that no unauthorized wireless devices are being used to authenticate other devices. "Pass Any Exam.com Ac tua QUESTION NO: 138 lTe sts . Filesystem C. however.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following forensic artifacts is MOST volatile? A.

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DNS Answer: A QUESTION NO: 144 Which of the following helps prevent a system from being fingerprinted? A. Any Time." . Which of the following is the attacker MOST likely using? A.actualtests. Anti-spam software D. Firewall C. Personal firewall B. The spreadsheet is located on a server that was recently patched. MS-CHAP "Pass Any Exam.www.com 43 Ac tua QUESTION NO: 145 lTe sts . War driving B. Which of the following logs would the technician review FIRST? A. 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. Complex passwords C. Antivirus D. Bluejacking D. Replay attack C.co m . 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.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 143 A user reports that the spreadsheet they use for the department will not open. Access B.

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

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

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

The CA stores the user's hash value for safekeeping. DNS B. Spam D. System D. Trojan C. John the Ripper D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A.www.actualtests. Performance C." . The CA is the trusted root that issues certificates. D. 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.com Ac tua A. The root CA is the recovery agent used to encrypt data when a user's certificate is lost.co m 48 . B. Any Time. SNORT C. NMAP B. Content filter Answer: D QUESTION NO: 161 Which of the following should a technician run to find user accounts that can be easily compromised? A. Adware Answer: B "Pass Any Exam. Virus B. 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. Notify ICANN C. Any Time. in front of the mail relay server. Maintain configuration baseline B. Implement OS hardening C. Ensure patches are up-to-date Answer: C QUESTION NO: 165 The BEST location for a spam filter is A.www. Notify the rival organization's IT department sts .com Ac QUESTION NO: 166 tua Answer: C lTe A. Notify the Help Desk B. C. on the local LAN. Ensure integrity of the patch D.co While responding to a confirmed breach of the organization's web server. on a proxy server. Which of the following should the security administer do with this information? m 49 . B." . the security administrator determines the source of the attack was from a rival organization's IP address range. behind the firewall.actualtests. Notify management D.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. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 167 Biometrics is an example of which of the following type of user authentication? "Pass Any Exam.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4. SCP. Spoofing D. SSL. and SCP Answer: B QUESTION NO: 295 A system administrator sees a firewall rule that applies to 10. Symmetric session keys C.andTFTP B.4." .actualtests.4.27 10.58 B. 10. Spim B.58/27.co m .www. HTTPS.32 10. Which of the following BEST describes this type of attack? A. Which of the following IP address ranges are encompassed by this rule? A.4. DDoS C.4. Mutual authentication Answer: D Which of the following uses TCP port 22 by default? A.com 86 Ac tua QUESTION NO: 294 lTe sts . Any Time. SFTP. and SFTP C.4. DoS Answer: C QUESTION NO: 293 Which of the following components is MOST integral to HTTPS? A.4.63 "Pass Any Exam. PGP B.andTFTP D.4.4.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. SCP.4. Diffie-Hellman key exchange D. TELNET. SSH. TLS. 10.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Logic bomb D. Any Time. Account expiration policy "Pass Any Exam.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam D. Vulnerability scanner B. Password complexity policy B. AES Answer: C QUESTION NO: 347 At midnight on January 1st. All servers are unreachable.actualtests. Virus C." . Protocol analyzer C.co m 103 . an administrator receives an alert from the system monitoring the servers in the datacenter. . Rainbow table D. Botnet Answer: C QUESTION NO: 348 A. Which of the following is MOST likely to have caused the DOS? A.www. Logic bombs may also be set to go off on a certain date or when a specified set of circumstances occurs. 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. Rootkit B.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Training network administrators on the importance of patching D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam D. 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. Answer: D.actualtests. 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. E.E QUESTION NO: 409 During an annual risk assessment. Storebackup's off site.com Ac tua lTe sts . TCP/IP hijacking C. Which of the following would BEST solve this issue? A. Implement a SONET ring C. Report the issue to management and revisit it during the next risk assessment C. Install backup generators D.co m 122 . Firewall B. Any Time. Label the media. Proxy server D." .www. it is discovered the network administrators have no clear timeline of when patches must be installed. Use multiple servers for redundancy Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. Install UPS units on each critical device B.

com 123 Ac tua QUESTION NO: 414 lTe sts . A.actualtests. Which of the following BEST describes what the CIRT is trying to document? A. Warm site B. Disaster recovery plan C. Mobile site D. HR employees "Pass Any Exam.www. Any Time. Read the last 512 bytes of the tape. it is important for members of the CIRT to document the location of data at all times. C. 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. Read the first 512 bytes of the tape.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 412 When investigating data breaches caused by possible malicious action. Damage mitigation Answer: B QUESTION NO: 413 Which of the following redundancy planning concepts is generally the LEAST expensive? A. B.co m . D. Chain of custody D." . Hot site C. Restore a random file. Proper authorization procedures B. 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). Perform a full restore.

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

www. A virtual workstation D. Fingerprint recognition C. Iris scan D. A firewall C. DistributedDoS "Pass Any Exam. DNS D. Kiting C.co m Which of the following is a tactic used by malicious domain purchasing organizations? . A honey pot Answer: D QUESTION NO: 422 Which of the following threats is mitigated by ensuring operating system patches are current? A.actualtests. Any Time. DDoS ." . AVLAN B.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. ARP spoofing B. ARP poisoning B. Voice recognition 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.com 125 Ac tua lTe sts A.

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

Any Time. To identify vulnerabilities in available services C. 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." .com Ac tua lTe sts . A security policy template is implemented B. Confidentiality C. A security IP audit is completed C.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.www. To correlate which MAC addresses are associated with aswitchport B. 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. Integrity D. To determine open ports and services D. 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.actualtests. Cryptography B.co m 127 . Administrative rights are manually removed D.

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

www.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam D. SQL injection B. Web load balancing D.D QUESTION NO: 435 Rainbow tables are primarily used to expose which of the following vulnerabilities? A.com Ac tua A. Deny local logon C. 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. Non-repudiation.actualtests. Deny file access D. Deny printer access B. Any Time. . Weak passwords D. 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). Available IP addresses Answer: C QUESTION NO: 436 "Pass Any Exam. Cross-site scripting E. Available ports B. Backendfile system crash C.co QUESTION NO: 434 m 129 ." . Weak encryption keys C.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IDS Answer: D QUESTION NO: 469 Employees are unable to open internal company documents as they all appear to be encrypted. IPS C. Fullbackup on Sunday and alternating differential and incremental every other day B. The company CO has received an email an email asking for $10. Fullbackup on Sunday and a full backup every day C.co m 139 . Antivirus B. HDS D.com Ac tua Which of the following behavior-based security appliances are used to prevent suspicious activity from entering the network? lTe sts . 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. Which of the following BEST describes this type of attack? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam An administrator needs to implement a backup strategy that provides the fastest recovery in case of data corruption.000 in exchange for the documents decryption key. Full backup Sunday and incremental backups every other day D.www. Access logs Answer: D QUESTION NO: 468 A. Application logs B. Which of the following should the administrator implement? A." . Performance logs D. Any Time. DNS logs C.actualtests. Adware "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. Install all patches then install anyremaininghotfixes 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. DHCP B.www. AES Answer: D "Pass Any Exam. Install all services packs then install any remaining patches B. Any Time. 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 . 3DES B. DES D.actualtests.com Ac tua A. NAT C. Trojan attack C. Dual-hormed D.co m 140 . Installallhotfixes then install any remaining services packs D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. SHA-256 C." . Ransomware D.

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

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

Cryptographic hash D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 480 Cell phones with network access and the ability to store data files are susceptible to which of the following risks? A. Personal firewall B. Logic bombs D.actualtests. Mitigated B. 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." . Host intrusion detection "Pass Any Exam.com 143 Ac tua lTe sts A.www. Logical token C. Avoided D.co m Most mission impacting vulnerabilities in a formal risk assessment should be: . Ignored . 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. Input validation errors C. Any Time. Accepted C. Viruses B. Which of the following provides that evidence? A. Trusted platform module B.

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

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. 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. Complexity of fixing the vulnerability C. Spambot D. Trojan C. Configuration baselines Answer: D In evaluating risk assessments. Which of the following would be MOST likely cause of the increased traffic? A. Group policy updates D. Cost of mitigation outweighs the risk D." . Any Time.www. which of the following should be done on a regular basic to help facilitate this need? A. Spyware B. 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. The potential impact of the risk is easily mitigated Answer: D QUESTION NO: 490 "Pass Any Exam.co m 145 . Patch management B.

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

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