CompTIA SY0-201

SY0-201 CompTIA Security+ (2008 Edition) Exam

Practice Test
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CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 1 All of the following provide confidentiality protection as part of the underlying protocol EXCEPT: A. SSL. B. SSH. C. L2TP. D. IPSeC. Answer: C

QUESTION NO: 2 Which of the following allows an attacker to manipulate files by using the least significant bit(s) to secretly embed data? A. Steganography B. Worm C. Trojan horse D. Virus Answer: A

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Which of the following type of attacks would allow an attacker to capture HTTP requests and send back a spoofed page? A. Teardrop B. TCP/IP hijacking C. Phishing D. Replay Answer: B

QUESTION NO: 4 How should a company test the integrity of its backup data? A. By conducting another backup B. By using software to recover deleted files C. By restoring part of the backup "Pass Any Exam. Any Time." - www.actualtests.com 2

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CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam D. By reviewing the written procedures Answer: C

QUESTION NO: 5 Which of following can BEST be used to determine the topology of a network and discover unknown devices? A. Vulnerability scanner B. NIPS C. Protocol analyzer D. Network mapper

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Answer: C

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An administrator has implemented a new SMTP service on a server. A public IP address translates to the internal SMTP server. The administrator notices many sessions to the server, and gets notification that the servers public IP address is now reported in a spam real-time block list.Which of the following is wrong with the server? A. SMTP open relaying is enableD. B. It does not have a spam filter. C. The amount of sessions needs to be limiteD. D. The public IP address is incorrect. Answer: A

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A. When the technician suspects that weak passwords exist on the network B. When the technician is trying to guess passwords on a network C. When the technician has permission from the owner of the network D. When the technician is war driving and trying to gain access

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CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 8 Which of the following is MOST efficient for encrypting large amounts of data? A. Hashing algorithms B. Symmetric key algorithms C. Asymmetric key algorithms D. ECC algorithms Answer: B

QUESTION NO: 9 Which of the following is a reason why a company should disable the SSID broadcast of the wireless access points? A. Rogue access points B. War driving C. Weak encryption D. Session hijacking Answer: B

Which of the following BEST describes ARP? A. Discovering the IP address of a device from the MAC address B. Discovering the IP address of a device from the DNS name C. Discovering the MAC address of a device from the IP address D. Discovering the DNS name of a device from the IP address Answer: C

QUESTION NO: 11 Which of the following would be BEST to use to apply corporate security settings to a device? A. A security patch B. A security hotfix C. An OS service pack "Pass Any Exam. Any Time." - www.actualtests.com 4

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A security template Answer: D QUESTION NO: 12 A small call center business decided to install an email system to facilitate communications in the office. DH-ECC "Pass Any Exam. $2.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam D. 3DES B.700 D.com 5 Ac A. If the anti-malware software is purchased. Data integrity tua Which of the following is the main objective of steganography? lTe sts . The IT manager read there was a 90% chance each year that workstations would be compromised if not adequately protecteD. Any Time." . Hide information D. $5.co m . Staff members in the call center are paid $90 per hour. $2.000b Answer: B QUESTION NO: 13 Answer: C QUESTION NO: 14 Which of the following would allow for secure key exchange over an unsecured network without a pre-shared key? A.290 C.000 per year. AES C. Message digest B. As part of the upgrade the vendor offered to supply anti-malware software for a cost of $5.actualtests.www. $900 B. Encrypt information C. which of the following is the expected net savings? A. If workstations are compromised it will take three hours to restore services for the 30 staff.

443 D. Closed network Answer: B Answer: D QUESTION NO: 17 On which of the following is a security technician MOST likely to find usernames? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam D. Which of the following port numbers secure LDAP use by default? .com Ac tua lTe A. 389 C.co QUESTION NO: 16 m 6 ." . DHCP logs Answer: B QUESTION NO: 18 "Pass Any Exam. Application logs C. SSID spoofing D. Firewall logs D. DNS logs B.actualtests. MD5 Answer: C QUESTION NO: 15 Which of the following improves security in a wireless system? A.www. 636 sts A user wants to implement secure LDAP on the network. 53 B. MAC filtering C. Any Time. IP spoofing B.

Single point of failure Answer: D Which of the following network filtering devices will rely on signature updates to be effective? A. Proxy server B. One B." . Five D. It is recommended to cross train other system administrators to perform these tasks and mitigate which of the following risks? A. Honeynet Answer: C QUESTION NO: 21 Which of the following is a single server that is setup in the DMZ or outer perimeter in order to distract attackers? "Pass Any Exam. Privilege escalation C. Seven Answer: B QUESTION NO: 19 During a risk assessment it is discovered that only one system administrator is assigned several tasks critical to continuity of operations. Two C. Any Time. DDoS B.com Ac tua QUESTION NO: 20 lTe sts . Disclosure of PII D. NIDS D. Firewall C.www.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam How many keys are utilized with asymmetric cryptography? A.co m 7 .actualtests.

Change management Answer: D "Pass Any Exam.co m 8 .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A.actualtests. Proxy server lTe An administrator is trying to secure a network from threats originating outside the network. Firewall D. Any Time." . L2TP Answer: B Answer: C QUESTION NO: 24 Which of the following is a way to manage operating system updates? A. Patch application C. Which of the following devices provides protection for the DMZ from attacks launched from the Internet? sts QUESTION NO: 23 . Service pack management B.www. 3DES D. Content filter C. RSA B. Honeynet B. Hotfix management D. AES C. Antivirus B. DMZ C.com Ac tua A. Honeypot D. VLAN Answer: C QUESTION NO: 22 Which of the following encryption algorithms is decrypted in the LEAST amount of time? A.

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VLANs B. Any Time. NAT C. Apply the baseline configuration. D.Which of the following is this an example of? sts QUESTION NO: 30 . DNS poisoning tua lTe End users are complaining about receiving a lot of email from online vendors and pharmacies.www. Spam C. Trojan B.actualtests. The key owner has exclusive access to the private key. Everyone has access to the private key on the CA. Intranet Answer: A Answer: B QUESTION NO: 31 Which of the following BEST describes a private key in regards to asymmetric encryption? A. Only the CA has access to the private key. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 29 Which of the following should be implemented to have all workstations and servers isolated in their own broadcast domains? A." . Run OS updates. The key owner and a recipient of an encrypted email have exclusive access to the private key. Phishing D. B. WBerlin Sans "Pass Any Exam.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. D.co m .com 10 Ac A. Access lists D. C.

DNS logs D.com Ac tua lTe sts . Antivirus logs Answer: B QUESTION NO: 33 Which of the following is commonly used in a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack? A.actualtests. Patch management C. DHCP logs C. Any Time." . Network intrusion detection B. Trojan Answer: C QUESTION NO: 34 Which of the following practices is MOST relevant to protecting against operating system security flaws? A. Security logs B.www.co m 11 . Firewall configuration D. Adware C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: A QUESTION NO: 32 Which of the following logs might reveal the IP address and MAC address of a rogue device within the local network? A. Botnet D. Phishing B. Antivirus selection Answer: B QUESTION NO: 35 Which of the following is a best practice for coding applications in a secure manner? "Pass Any Exam.

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Any Time. Time of day restrictions D. Logical tokens Answer: B QUESTION NO: 40 Which of the following may be an indication of a possible system compromise? A.www." . Answer: B QUESTION NO: 41 An administrator suspects that files are being copied to a remote location during off hours. C. D. A protocol analyzer records a high number of UDP packets to a streaming media server on the Internet. disk space or memory utilization from the baselinE.com 13 Ac tua lTe sts . The certificate for one of the web servers has expired and transactions on that server begins to drop rapidly. A performance monitor indicates a recent and ongoing drop in speed. A port monitor utility shows that there are many connections to port 80 on the Internet facing web server.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: C QUESTION NO: 39 Which of the following logical access controls would be MOST appropriate to use when creating an account for a temporary worker? A. The file server does not have logging enableD. B.actualtests.co m . Antivirus logs D. Account expiration C. ACL B. Which of the following logs would be the BEST place to look for information? A. DNS logs "Pass Any Exam. Firewall logs C. Intrusion detection logs B.

Mandatory vacations C. Mandatory Access Control (MAC) B. Rule-Based Access control (RBAC) C. Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) Answer: D Which of the following access control methods includes switching work assignments at preset intervals? A. Discretionary Access Control (DAC) D. Job rotation B.com Ac QUESTION NO: 44 tua lTe sts .actualtests. Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) B. Rule-Based Access control (RBAC) C. Any Time. Separation of duties Answer: A QUESTION NO: 45 "Pass Any Exam.www." . Least privilege D.co m 14 . Mandatory Access Control (MAC) D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: B QUESTION NO: 42 Which of the following access control methods gives the owner control over providing permissions? A. Discretionary Access Control (DAC) Answer: D QUESTION NO: 43 Which of the following access control methods grants permissions based on the users position in the company? A.

Availability B. Confidentiality Answer: C QUESTION NO: 48 Which of the following allows an attacker to embed a rootkit into a picture? A. Port scanner D. Steganography D. Trojan horse B. Non-repudiation D. Any Time. Kerberos Answer: D QUESTION NO: 46 Which of the following would an attacker use to footprint a system? A. Man-in-the-middle attack Answer: C Which of the following ensures a user cannot deny having sent a message? A.co m .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following authentication methods would MOST likely prevent an attacker from being able to successfully deploy a replay attack? A. RADIUS D. TACACS B. Virus Answer: C "Pass Any Exam.com 15 Ac tua lTe QUESTION NO: 47 sts . Password cracker C." .actualtests. Integrity C. RADIUS B. RAS C.www. Worm C.

Certificate revocation list B. Recovery agent D. Replay attacks B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 49 Which of the following is a publication of inactivated user certificates? A.www. Any Time. S/MIME B.com Ac tua QUESTION NO: 51 lTe sts . Phishing C.co m 16 ." . VPN Answer: A Which of the following risks would be reduced by implementing screen filters? A.actualtests. SMTP C. Certificate suspension C. Logic bomb "Pass Any Exam. L2TP D. Certificate authority Answer: A QUESTION NO: 50 Which of the following is a method of encrypting email? A. Shoulder surfing Answer: D QUESTION NO: 52 Which of the following allows an attacker to hide the presence of malicious code by altering the systems process and registry entries? A. Man-in-the-middle attacks D.

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Vulnerability scanner C.www.actualtests. Any Time. Patch B. Port scanner D. NIDS sts . Internet content filter B. Service pack Answer: B QUESTION NO: 57 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 58 Which of the following is the LEAST intrusive way of checking the environment for known software flaws? A. Protocol analyzer D. Hotfix C." .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 56 Which of the following allows a technician to correct a specific issue with a solution that has not been fully tested? A.Which of the following would be the BEST solution to deploy? m 18 .com Ac tua lTe A. Security roll-up D. Proxy C. Protocol analyzer B.co A technician wants to regulate and deny traffic to websites that contain information on hacking. Penetration test Answer: B QUESTION NO: 59 If a certificate has been compromised. which of the following should be done? "Pass Any Exam.

CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Run the recovery agent. B. Put the certificate on the CRL. C. Put the certificate in key escrow. D. Suspend the certificate for further investigation. Answer: B

QUESTION NO: 60 Which of the following requires an update to the baseline after installing new software on a machine? A. Signature-based NIPS B. Signature-based NIDS C. Honeypot D. Behavior-based HIDS Answer: D

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Answer: D

QUESTION NO: 62 Which of the following is the BEST way to reduce the number of accounts a user must maintain? A. Kerberos B. CHAP C. SSO D. MD5 Answer: C

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QUESTION NO: 63 Which of the following can be used as a means for dual-factor authentication? A. RAS and username/password B. RADIUS and L2TP C. LDAP and WPA D. Iris scan and proximity card Answer: D

QUESTION NO: 64 After implementing file auditing, which of the following logs would show unauthorized usage attempts? A. Performance B. System C. Security D. Application Answer: C

QUESTION NO: 65

Which of the following type of attacks requires an attacker to sniff the network? A. Man-in-the-Middle B. DDoS attack C. MAC flooding D. DNS poisoning Answer: A

QUESTION NO: 66 If a user attempts to go to a website and notices the URL has changed, which of the following attacks is MOST likely the cause?

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CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. DLL injection B. DDoS attack C. DNS poisoning D. ARP poisoning Answer: C

QUESTION NO: 67 Which of the following attacks can be caused by a user being unaware of their physical surroundings? A. ARP poisoning B. Phishing C. Shoulder surfing D. Man-in-the-middle Answer: C

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QUESTION NO: 69 Which of the following redundancy solutions contains hardware systems similar to the affected organization, but does not provide live data? A. Hot site B. Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) C. Warm site D. Cold site

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QUESTION NO: 70 During the implementation of LDAP, which of the following will typically be changed within the organizations software programs? A. IP addresses B. Authentication credentials C. Non-repudiation policy D. Network protocol Answer: B

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Which of the following would be MOST useful to determine why packets from a computer outside the network are being dropped on the way to a computer inside the network? A. HIDS log B. Security log C. Firewall log D. System log Answer: C

Which of the following security policies is BEST to use when trying to mitigate the risks involved with allowing a user to access company email via their cell phone? A. The cell phone should require a password after a set period of inactivity. B. The cell phone should only be used for company related emails. C. The cell phone data should be encrypted according to NIST standards. D. The cell phone should have data connection abilities disableD. Answer: A

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www. TKIP C. SHA-1 Answer: C QUESTION NO: 76 An executive uses PKI to encrypt sensitive emails sent to an assistant. MD5 B. 3DES B. MD5 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 74 Which of the following algorithms is the LEAST secure? A.actualtests. Which of the following asymmetric keys should the executive use to encrypt the signature? A. SHA-1 D.com Ac tua lTe QUESTION NO: 75 sts ." . MD5 C. the executive wishes to encrypt the signature so that the assistant can verify that the email actually came from the executive. AES C.co m 23 . PGP D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam An administrator has been asked to encrypt credit card datA. Which of the following algorithms would be the MOST secure with the least CPU utilization? A. Public B. Any Time. SHA-1 Answer: C Which of the following algorithms is MOST closely associated with the signing of email messages? A. Private "Pass Any Exam. In addition to encrypting the body of the email. LANMAN D. NTLM B.

Protocol analyzer B. Hash Answer: B QUESTION NO: 77 A technician needs to detect staff members that are connecting to an unauthorized website. Recovery agent C. Spyware D. Separation of duties C. Least privilege D. Host routing table D. but do not administer audit functions? A. Which of the following tools could be used to confirm this? sts ." . Antivirus B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. Any Time. Bluesnarfing C. Access enforcement B. Which of the following could be used? A. Port scan lTe An administrator suspects that multiple PCs are infected with a zombie. Account management "Pass Any Exam.www.com Ac tua A.actualtests.co m 24 . Shared D. HIDS Answer: A QUESTION NO: 78 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 79 Which of the following is an example of security personnel that administer access control functions.

Recovery D. Containment C. g. Reformatting B. Which of the following should be the administrators FIRST response? A. which of the following types of fire suppression substances would BEST prevent damage to electronic equipment? A. Foam B. Water Answer: B Which of the following describes the process of securely removing information from media (E. hard drive) for future use? A.www.actualtests. Deleting Answer: C QUESTION NO: 83 "Pass Any Exam. Removal B. Halon D. Monitor Answer: B QUESTION NO: 81 Taking into account personal safety. Sanitization D." .co m 25 .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: B QUESTION NO: 80 A malware incident has just been detected within a company. Destruction C. Any Time. CO2 C.com Ac QUESTION NO: 82 tua lTe sts .

Least privilege C. Read only access Answer: B QUESTION NO: 86 Which of the following threats is the MOST difficult to detect and hides itself from the operating system? A. Any Time. User A was trying to update a file but when the user tried to access the file the user was denieD. Single sign-on C. Rootkit "Pass Any Exam. Each member of the group should have read/write permissions to a sharE. Two-factor authentication B. Rights are not set correctly C. Rule based D. Smart card D.www. Biometrics Answer: B A.actualtests. Least privilege D. Privilege escalation B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following principles should be applied when assigning permissions? A. Which of the following would explain why User A could not access the file? lTe QUESTION NO: 85 sts .com Ac tua User A is a member of the payroll security group.co m 26 . Role based Answer: B QUESTION NO: 84 Which of the following type of strategies can be applied to allow a user to enter their username and password once in order to authenticate to multiple systems and applications? A. Most privilege B." .

Spyware D. Spam C.actualtests.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. Adware D. Null session D. Adware C. Logic bomb B." . Privilege escalation B. Rootkit D. Any Time.com Ac tua lTe sts . Spam Answer: A QUESTION NO: 87 Which of the following methods is used to perform denial of service (DoS) attacks? A. Spyware Answer: B QUESTION NO: 88 Which of the following is an attack that is triggered by a specific event or by a date? A. Privilege escalation Answer: A QUESTION NO: 89 Which of the following can an attacker use to gather information on a system without having a user ID or password? A.www. NAT B. DNS poisoning C. Botnet C. Spoofing Answer: C "Pass Any Exam.co m 27 .

rogue access points. "Pass Any Exam.www. Attacker privilege escalation B.actualtests. Denial of service (DoS) C. Any Time. Subnetting C. Default passwords Answer: D QUESTION NO: 93 A technician is implementing a new wireless network for an organization. VLAN D. Use of default passwords Answer: D QUESTION NO: 92 Which of the following is an exploit against a device where only the hardware model and manufacturer are known? A.com 28 Ac tua lTe sts .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 90 Which of the following is a way to logically separate a network through a switch? A. Replay attack B. The technician should be concerned with all of the following wireless vulnerabilities EXCEPT: A. NAT Answer: C QUESTION NO: 91 Which of the following is a security threat when a new network device is configured for first-time installation? A. Installation of a back door C." . Spanning port B. Privilege escalation D.co m . Denial of Service (DoS) D.

Service level agreement B.com Ac tua A. Protocol analyzer C. Performance monitor B. SSID broadcasts. Performance baseline C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. Any Time. D. A technician is responsible for making sure that all new servers meet security requirements for uptimE. Recovery agent B. weak encryption. 80211 modE. In which of the following is the availability requirements identified? sts . Certificate revocation list C. Security template lTe An organization is installing new servers into their infrastructurE." . C.www. Public key recovery Answer: B "Pass Any Exam. Device manufacturer documentation D. Key escrow D.co m 29 .actualtests. Router ACL D. Network scanner Answer: D QUESTION NO: 95 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 96 After issuance a technician becomes aware that some keys were issued to individuals who are not authorized to use them. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 94 Which of the following tools will allow the technician to find all open ports on the network? A. Which of the following should the technician use to correct this problem? A.

C. Penetration tests are generally used to demonstrate a weakness in a system and then provide documentation on the weakness. Users group policy D. Penetration tests are generally used to exploit a weakness without permission and show how an attacker might compromise a system. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 98 Which of the following properly describes penetration testing? Answer: D QUESTION NO: 99 Which of the following should a technician review when a user is moved from one department to another? A. D." . facilitate penetration testing. D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 97 Password crackers are generally used by malicious attackers to: A. Any Time. C. sniff network passwords. verify system access. Acceptable usage policy Answer: A QUESTION NO: 100 Which of the following is a reason to implement security logging on a DNS server? "Pass Any Exam. Data storage and retention policies C. Penetration tests are generally used to scan the network and identify open ports. B.co m 30 .com Ac tua lTe A. sts . B. Penetration tests are generally used to map the network and grab banners. gain system access.www. User access and rights B.actualtests.

To monitor unauthorized zone transfers B. The technician should verify that the virtual servers are dual homed so that traffic is securely separateD." .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Which of the following is a concern when implementing virtualization technology? A. To perform penetration testing on the DNS server D. To control unauthorized DNS DoS Answer: A QUESTION NO: 101 A technician is rebuilding the infrastructure for an organization. To measure the DNS server performance C. D.co m 31 . B. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 102 A technician is reviewing the logical access control method an organization uses. Access control lists Answer: C QUESTION NO: 103 "Pass Any Exam.www. The technician should subnet the network so each virtual server is on a different network segment. The technician should perform penetration testing on all the virtual servers to monitor performancE. Which of the following should the technician implement to meet managements request? A. The technician has been tasked with making sure that the virtualization technology is implemented securely. Deploy smart cards C. One of the senior managers requests that the technician prevent staff members from logging on during nonworking days. Time of day restrictions D.com Ac tua lTe sts . C. Enforce Kerberos B.actualtests. The technician should verify that the virtual servers and the host have the latest service packs and patches applieD. Any Time.

test the patch and install it on all workstations. Quantum B." .www. Download the patch from the vendors secure website. AES B. test the patch and install it on all of the production servers. Any Time. Download the patch from the Internet. Asymmetric D. Symmetric Answer: C QUESTION NO: 106 Which of the following BEST describes the term war driving? A. Elliptical curve C. SHA D.com Ac tua QUESTION NO: 105 lTe sts .WBerlin Sans Answer: B QUESTION NO: 104 Which of the following is considered the weakest encryption? A. D. C. B. RSA Answer: B Which of the following encryption schemes is the public key infrastructure based on? A. Download the patch from the vendors secure website and install it as needeD. "Pass Any Exam.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam How would a technician implement a security patch in an enterprise environment? A.actualtests. DES C. Download the patch from the vendors secure website and install it on the most vulnerable workstation.co m 32 . Driving from point to point with a laptop and an antenna to find unsecured wireless access points.

To enforce password complexity requirements D. Any Time. Blocks everything and only allows explicitly granted permissions C. Blocks everything and only allows the minimal required privileges D. To change users passwords if they have forgotten them Answer: A "Pass Any Exam. D. Blocks everything and only allows privileges based on job description B. As the definitions become available from the vendor C.com Ac tua lTe sts . At least once a week as part of system maintenance B. Driving from point to point with a wireless scanner to use unsecured access points. To change a users passwords when they leave the company C. Driving from point to point with a wireless network card and hacking into unsecured wireless access points. Driving from point to point with a wireless scanner to read other users emails through the access point. To look for weak passwords on the network B. When an attack occurs on the network Answer: B QUESTION NO: 109 Why would a technician use a password cracker? A." .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. When a new virus is discovered on the system D. Answer: A QUESTION NO: 107 Which of the following statements BEST describes the implicit deny concept? A. C. Blocks everything and allows the maximum level of permissions Answer: B QUESTION NO: 108 When is the BEST time to update antivirus definitions? A.actualtests.co m 33 .www.

Use a protocol analyzer to find the cause of the traffic. A NIDS is installed on the proxy server.www. C. B.co Which of the following is a true statement with regards to a NIDS? m 34 . Install an anti-spam filter on the domain mail servers and filter the email address. "Pass Any Exam. A NIDS monitors and analyzes network traffic for possible intrusions. A NIDS is normally installed on the email server. Run performance monitor to evaluate the CPU usage." . Which of the following steps should be taken to stop this from occurring? A. B. Configure a rule in each users router and restart the router. Any Time.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 110 Users on a network report that they are receiving unsolicited emails from an email address that does not change.actualtests. C. Configure rules on the users host and restart the host. Which of the following will help determine the amount of CPU cycles that are being consumed? tua lTe sts A. A NIDS prevents certain types of traffic from entering a network. Install an ACL on the firewall to block traffic from the sender and filter the IP address. D. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 113 Which of the following are characteristics of a hash function? (Select TWO). D.com Ac A technician suspects that a piece of malware is consuming too many CPU cycles and slowing down a system. C. . Answer: C QUESTION NO: 111 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 112 A. B. Install HIDS to determine the CPU usage. Install malware scanning software. D.

com Ac A. Fixed length output E.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Insider theft C. Shoulder surfing tua lTe Which of the following might an attacker resort to in order to recover discarded company documents? sts . DMZ C. rlogin D. Any Time. Requires a key Answer: A. Dumpster diving D. Anti-pass back Answer: A "Pass Any Exam. Turnstile D. One-way B.co m 35 . HTTP Answer: A QUESTION NO: 115 Answer: C QUESTION NO: 116 Which of the following creates a security buffer zone between two rooms? A." . Phishing B. Encrypts a connection C. SSH B. Telnet C. Mantrap B.D QUESTION NO: 114 Which of the following is the MOST secure alternative for administrative access to a router? A.www.actualtests. Ensures data can be easily decrypted D.

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www." . ACL D. Caching server Answer: A "Pass Any Exam. VCPU C. Man-in-the-middle lTe A smurf attack is an example of which of the following threats? sts . Hypervisor D. Security template B. NIPS D. Virtual supervisor Answer: C QUESTION NO: 122 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 123 Which of the following is the BEST tool for allowing users to go to approved business-related websites only? A. Internet content filter B. Any Time. Buffer overflow protection C.com Ac tua A. DoS C. Firewall C. VMOS B. TCP/IP Hijacking D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A.actualtests. ARP Poisoning B. Input validation Answer: D QUESTION NO: 121 Which of the following virtual machine components monitors and manages the various virtual instances? A.co m 37 .

Disable the USB root hub within the OS. Least privilege C. Disable USB within the workstations BIOS. B.co m . The unauthorized user can use the administrators password to access sensitive information pertaining to client datA." . E. Session hijacking B. Answer: A. Run spyware detection against all workstations. C. Provides additional resources for testing B. Which of the following is this an example of? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 124 Which of the following is a security trait of a virtual machine? A. Provides a read-only area for executing code D. Provides a restricted environment for executing code Answer: D QUESTION NO: 125 An unauthorized user intercepted a users password and used this information to obtain the companys administrator password. D.com 38 Ac tua lTe sts . Provides real-time access to all system processes C.www. Privilege escalation D. A. Install anti-virus software on the USB drives. Apply the concept of least privilege to USB devices.actualtests. Any Time. A technician is concerned that sensitive files can be copied to the USB drives. Network address translation Answer: C QUESTION NO: 126 Users are utilizing thumb drives to connect to USB ports on company workstations.C QUESTION NO: 127 "Pass Any Exam.Which of the following mitigation techniques would address this concern? (Select TWO).

a user starts receiving messages from unknown sources. D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam An administrator has developed an OS install that will implement the tightest security controls possible. spam. B. B.www. SPIM. The email account is new. Which of the following does the technician need to do? tua lTe sts .actualtests. Implement an ACL C. and therefore the user is concerneD. C. Lock-down the database D. Input validation Answer: D QUESTION NO: 130 An administrator in a small office environment has implemented an IDS on the network perimeter to detect malicious traffic patterns. Implement OS hardening procedures. This type of message traffic is referred to as: A. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 129 A.com 39 Ac A technician is testing the security of a new database application with a website front-end.co m . Any Time. The administrator still has a concern about traffic inside the "Pass Any Exam. Create a boot disk for the operating system. instant message traffiC. In order to quickly replicate these controls on all systems. which of the following should be established? A." . Create an image from the OS install. D. S/MIME. Take screen shots of the configuration options. Utilize SSL on the website B. The technician notices that when certain characters are input into the application it will crash the server. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 128 After registering an email address on a website. C.

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Hydrogen Peroxide C.actualtests. To provide a decoy target on the network C. Firewall Answer: D QUESTION NO: 135 Which of the following is the primary purpose of a honeypot? A. SFTP Answer: B QUESTION NO: 134 An administrator has been studying stateful packet inspection and wants to implement this security technique on the network. Deluge sprinkler "Pass Any Exam. NAT C. Any Time. Which of the following type of fire suppression systems should be used? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Wet pipe sprinkler D. Which of the following devices could the administrator use to BEST utilize stateful packet inspection? A. IPSec B. SSH D.co m 41 . Carbon Dioxide B. Translate addresses at the perimeter B. IDS C. Work as a network proxy Answer: B QUESTION NO: 136 An administrator wants to ensure that that no equipment is damaged when there is a fire or false alarm in the server room.com Ac tua lTe sts . Switch D. Hub B." .www. Provide cryptography for the network D.

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SHA-1 C.com Ac tua lTe sts . TPM B.actualtests. SNMP D. Blowfish D. ISAKMP D. Any Time. Kiting D." . OVAL C. ISAKMP Answer: D QUESTION NO: 142 An administrator is implementing a public website and they want all client connections to the server to be encrypted via their web browser. SMTP B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Confidentiality "Pass Any Exam. IPSec Answer: B QUESTION NO: 141 An administrator does not want anyone to VPN from inside the network to a remote office or network. SSL B. Performance B. 3DES Answer: A QUESTION NO: 143 Which of the following is MOST likely provided by asymmetric key cryptography? A.www.co m 43 . Which of the following should be implemented? A. A pre-shared key C. Which of the following protocols should be blocked outbound on the network? A. S/MIME C.

3DES.actualtests. Rijndael. It is implemented in portable devices. Session keys are encrypted using a symmetric algorithm. D. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 147 Which of the following can reduce the risk associated with password guessing attacks? (Select TWO). ECC.co m 44 ." . Session keys are encrypted using an asymmetric algorithm. D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: D QUESTION NO: 144 All of the following are symmetric key algorithms EXCEPT: A. C. Any Time. D. "Pass Any Exam. C. B. It is the algorithm used in PGP.com Ac tua lTe sts . It is CPU intensivE. Session keys are sent in clear text because they are private keys. B. Session keys are sent unencrypteD.www. It is a private key algorithm. B. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 146 Which of the following is a way to encrypt session keys using SSL? A. C. RC4 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 145 Which of the following is true about ECC algorithms? A.

Conduct rights review of users and groups. Implement account-lockout thresholds.www. Answer: C.E QUESTION NO: 148 Which of the following is a common practice in forensic investigation? A. D. Implement shadow passwords. Performing a Gutman sanitization of the drive B. Implement single sign-on. D. E.co m .com 45 Ac A. Implement stronger password complexity policies. tua lTe Which of the following is done to ensure appropriate personnel have access to systems and networks? (Select TWO). Conduct periodic penetration testing assessments. NIDS signature "Pass Any Exam. C. B. Text C. Implement shared passwords. Conduct virus scan. Performing a file level copy of the systems storage media D. B.actualtests. Conduct periodic personnel employment verifications.C QUESTION NO: 150 Antivirus software products detect malware by comparing the characteristics of known instances against which of the following type of file sets? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Performing a sanitization of the drive Answer: B QUESTION NO: 149 Answer: B." . Conduct vulnerability assessments. sts . C. Any Time. E. Signature B. Performing a binary copy of the systems storage media C.

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Any Time. Audit only access B.co m 47 . Smart card B. Rights are not set correctly D. Write only access Answer: C QUESTION NO: 157 Accessing a system or application using permissions from another users account is a form of which of the following? A.actualtests. Biometrics D. Brute force B. DNS spoofing Answer: A QUESTION NO: 155 Users do not want to enter credentials to each server or application to conduct their normal work. Spamming D." . a user had attempted to log onto the network over 250 times. Which of the following type of attacks is MOST likely occurring? A. Execute only access C. SSO Answer: D QUESTION NO: 156 A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam While conducting a review of the system logs. Which of the following would explain why the user could not access the file? lTe sts . Phishing B. Phishing C.com Ac tua A user was trying to update an open file but when they tried to access the file they were denied. Domain kiting "Pass Any Exam. Which of the following type of strategies will resolve this issue? A.www. Two-factor authentication C.

Default accounts B. To maintain password complexity requirements B. Privilege escalation Answer: D QUESTION NO: 158 Which of the following is an important reason for password protecting the BIOS? A. Any Time. A hotfix C. Back door D. Service pack D. The users are not required to change this password.com Ac tua lTe A. To keep a virus from overwriting the BIOS QUESTION NO: 159 Answer: C QUESTION NO: 160 A company uses a policy of assigning passwords to users.www." .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. To keep a user from changing the boot order of the system D. Known plain text C.actualtests. To prevent system start-up without knowing the password C. Patch management B. Weak passwords Answer: D "Pass Any Exam. ARP spoofing D.co m Answer: C 48 . A patch sts Which of the following is a software bundle containing multiple security fixes? . Which of the following is this an example of? A. by default the passwords are based off of the word $ervicexx. where xx is the last two numbers of the users cell phone number.

Have user sign both the acceptable use policy and security based HR policy. B. Which of the following can be implemented to increase security and prevent this from happening? "Pass Any Exam.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 161 Which of the following is an installable package that includes several patches from the same vendor for various applications? A.com Ac The RAS logs on a server show 100 errors in a two minute time period from an attempt to access an account.actualtests. C." . D. The error log shows unknown username or passworD. Provide a service level agreement that addresses social engineering issues. B. The end users ISP is having issues with packet loss. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 164 An administrator notices that former temporary employees accounts are still active on a domain. An unauthorized attempt to access the server. C. Which of the following is this an example of? tua QUESTION NO: 163 lTe Answer: B sts A. Have a solid acceptable use policy in place with a click through banner. Any Time. Patch rollup Answer: C QUESTION NO: 162 A. . Service pack D. Patch template C. Provide thorough and frequent user awareness training. D.www. Hotfix B. The local firewall is blocking GRE packets. One of the users forgot their password and kept trying to login.co m Which of the following is a best practice to prevent users from being vulnerable to social engineering? 49 .

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Kiting D.actualtests. MAC D. Low humidity and low temperature D. TCP/IP hijacking B. ARP Answer: B Which of the following is the MOST likely to generate static electricity? A. Low humidity and high temperature B. where can a technician generate the key pairs? "Pass Any Exam. DDoS C.www. High humidity and high temperature Answer: A QUESTION NO: 186 Using an asymmetric key cryptography system. DoS B. DoS Answer: D QUESTION NO: 184 Which of the following would use a group of bots to stop a web server from accepting new requests? A. High humidity and low temperature C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: B QUESTION NO: 183 Sending continuous TCP requests to a device and ignoring the return information until the device ceases to accept new connections is an example of which of the following? A.co m 55 . DNS poisoning C.com Ac QUESTION NO: 185 tua lTe sts ." . Any Time.

actualtests." . Fiber optic cable D. Data emanation Answer: C QUESTION NO: 189 Which of the following allows a file to have different security permissions for users that have the same roles or user groups? A. Shielded twisted pair cable Answer: C Which of the following allows a person to find public wireless access points? A. Coaxial cable C. 8021x C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A.www.com Ac tua lTe sts QUESTION NO: 188 . A key escrow service D. A certificate authority B. IETF C. Weak encryption B. Discretionary Access Control (DAC) D. Unshielded twisted pair cable B. A recovery agent Answer: A QUESTION NO: 187 Which of the following media is the LEAST likely to be successfully tapped into? A. Any Time. Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) C. Mandatory Access Control (MAC) B. SSID broadcast D. Rule-Based Access Control (RBAC) Answer: C "Pass Any Exam.co m 56 .

Separation of duties D.www." .com Ac A user complains that the color laser printer continuously gives an access denied message while attempting to print a text document.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 190 A DMZ has a fake network that a hacker is attacking. Firewall B. Man-in-the-middle C. That the user has sufficient rights to print to the printer D. Implicit deny C. The administrator logs onto the PC and prints successfully. Which of the following should the administrator check FIRST? tua lTe sts .actualtests.co m 57 . Proxy server D. Which of the following is this an example of? A. That the toner should be changed in the printer C. Job rotation Answer: D QUESTION NO: 192 A. Any Time. Honeypot Answer: D QUESTION NO: 191 A company decides that the purchasing agent and the accounts receivable agent should exchange positions in order to allow for more oversight of past transactions. That the user is attempting to print to the correct printer tray Answer: C QUESTION NO: 193 Which of the following uses a sandbox to manage a programs ability to access system resources? "Pass Any Exam. That the printer has the correct size of paper in each of the trays B. Least privilege B. Which of the following is this an example of? A.

The IDS logs B. Which of the following is the FIRST action for the technician to take? sts QUESTION NO: 195 . Cold Fusion Answer: A QUESTION NO: 194 Which of the following allows a technician to view the security permissions of a file? A. lTe A user is denied access to a filE. The data emanation D. B. Grant access to the filE. The access control list B. The firewall logs Answer: C "Pass Any Exam.actualtests.com Ac tua A. Deny the users request and forward to the human resources department. The local security template Answer: A Answer: C QUESTION NO: 196 A user is convinced that someone is attempting to use their user account at night. Java B." .www. C. The user had access to the file yesterday. Verify that the users permissions are correct. The local security logs D. JavaScript D.co m 58 . Any Time. Which of the following should an administrator check FIRST in order to prove or disprove this claim? A. The security application logs C. ActiveX C. Reboot the system. The security baseline C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. D.

That the software based firewall application trusts this site B. Which of the following should be checked FIRST? A. Answer: A QUESTION NO: 200 "Pass Any Exam. The access logs D.actualtests.www. The login box does not appear after the upgradE. The firewall logs B. Compare the final LANMAN hash with the original. B." . Which of the following is the BEST way to verify that the file has not been modified? A. That the anti-spam application trusts this site Answer: B QUESTION NO: 198 An intrusion has been detected on a companys network from the Internet. D. Which of the following BEST describes what to check FIRST? A. Any Time. That the pop-up blocker application trusts this site C. Download the patch file over an AES encrypted VPN connection.com 59 Ac QUESTION NO: 199 tua lTe sts . a login box would appear on the screen and disappear after login. C. Before the upgrade.co m . The DNS logs C. The performance logs Answer: A A user needs to verify that a patch file downloaded from a third party has not been modified since the time that the original manufacturer released the patch. That the antivirus application trusts this site D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 197 A user reports that a web based application is not working after a browser upgradE. Download the patch file through a SSL connection. Compare the final MD5 hash with the original.

Explain how easy it is for a hacker to crack weak passwords. A user places more information than the program expects in the input field resulting in the back end database placing the extra information into the databasE. Install a single low end server. Install a single high end server. Answer: A QUESTION NO: 202 A company needs to have multiple servers running low CPU utilization applications. A protocol analyzer C. Any Time.www. D. Which of the following is this an example of? "Pass Any Exam." . sharing a clustered network operating system. Install multiple high end servers. including a list of weak passwords. C. The local security log file D. Which of the following is the MOST cost efficient method for accomplishing this? A. The local firewall log file Answer: B QUESTION NO: 201 A user does not understand why the domain password policy is so stringent. Refer the user to a strong password demonstrator. B. C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A technician suspects that one of the network cards on the internal LAN is causing a broadcast storm. The NIDS log file B.co m 60 .actualtests. Install multiple low end servers. D.com Ac tua lTe sts . Which of the following BEST demonstrates the security basis for the password policy? A. Show the user a domain overview. Which of the following would BEST diagnose which NIC is causing this problem? A. B. each running a network operating system. Ask the user to review the corporate policies and procedures manual. running multiple virtual servers. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 203 A programmer creates an application to accept data from a websitE. running multiple virtual servers.

Any Time.co m 61 .www. Worms C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Viruses B. Privilege escalation Answer: A QUESTION NO: 206 A CEO is concerned about staff browsing inappropriate material on the Internet via HTTPS. Cross-site scripting C. scan the content and then repackage the SSL session without staff knowing.com Ac tua A developer added code to a financial system designed to transfer money to a foreign bank account on a specific time and datE. Java input error B.Which of the following type of attacks is similar to this product? "Pass Any Exam.actualtests. It has been suggested that the company purchase a product which could decrypt the SSL session. Trojans Answer: C QUESTION NO: 205 A. Botnet D. The developer implemented which of the following security threats? lTe sts ." . Buffer overflow D. The code would activate only if human resources processed the developers termination papers. SQL injection Answer: D QUESTION NO: 204 Which of the following security threats is MOST commonly associated with a targeted distributed denial of service (DDoS)? A. Rootkit C. Logic bomb B. Botnets D.

$2. "Pass Any Exam. As part of the upgrade the vendor offered to supply anti-malware software for a cost of $5. Mitigate the risk C. In this instance. Reject the risk D.co m . which of the following is the annual loss expectancy (ALE)? tua lTe sts .com 62 Ac A small call center business decided to install an email system to facilitate communications in the office.www. $7. Which of the following are reasons why a NIDS may be better to implement? (Select TWO). Man-in-the-middle Answer: D QUESTION NO: 207 After a system risk assessment was performed it was found that the cost to mitigate the risk was higher than the expected loss if the risk was actualizeD.500 C. Replay B. Staff members in the call center are paid $90 per hour. Run a new risk assessment Answer: A QUESTION NO: 208 A. Spoofing C.actualtests. Accept the risk B.000 per year. If determining the risk. $4. $5. If workstations are compromised it will take three hours to restore services for the 30 staff. Any Time.000 D." .700 B. The IT manager read there was a 90% chance each year that workstations would be compromised if not adequately protecteD. which of the following is the BEST course of action? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. TCP/IP hijacking D.290b Answer: D QUESTION NO: 209 A technician is deciding between implementing a HIDS on the database server or implementing a NIDS.

Man-in-the-middle attacks C. Office laptop connected to a home users network Answer: D QUESTION NO: 211 Virtualized applications. Any Time. DDoS attacks against the underlying OS Answer: A QUESTION NO: 212 A flat or simple role-based access control (RBAC) embodies which of the following principles? A. B.C QUESTION NO: 210 Which of the following scenarios is MOST likely to benefit from using a personal software firewall on a laptop? A. controls applied to groups and permissions acquired by controls B. Users assigned permissions. Many HIDS are not good at detecting attacks on database servers. Many HIDS require frequent patches and updates. Malware installation from suspects Internet sites B. Many HIDS are not able to detect network attacks. Phishing and spam attacks D. users assigned to groups and users acquire permissions by being a member of the group "Pass Any Exam. Remote access user connecting via SSL VPN B. Many HIDS only offer a low level of detection granularity.actualtests. Remote access user connecting via corporate dial-in server D. E.www." . Many HIDS have a negative impact on system performancE.com 63 Ac tua lTe sts . Office laptop connected to the enterprise LAN C. C. roles assigned to groups and users acquire additional permissions by being a member of a group C. are capable of protecting the underlying operating system from which of the following? A. permissions are assigned to groups. Users assigned to roles.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Roles applied to groups. Answer: B. D. such as virtualized browsers.co m .

Security badges C. Worm D.com Ac tua A. Any Time. permissions are assigned to roles and users acquire permissions by being a member of the role Answer: D QUESTION NO: 213 A number of unauthorized staff has been entering the data center by piggybacking authorized staff. Rootkit lTe Which of the following is a security threat that hides its processes and files from being easily detected? sts QUESTION NO: 214 . To ensure that servers are in compliance with the corporate security policy Answer: D.E "Pass Any Exam. The CIO has mandated that this behavior stops. To ensure that performance is standardized across all servers D. Mantrap B. Token access Answer: A Answer: D QUESTION NO: 215 Security templates are used for which of the following purposes? (Select TWO). Hardware locks D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam D. Trojan B.actualtests. Users assigned to roles. To ensure that email is encrypted by users of PGP B. Which of the following is the BEST technology to install at the data center to prevent piggybacking? A. A. To ensure that all servers start from a common security configuration E.co m 64 ." . To ensure that PKI will work properly within the companys trust model C.www. Adware C.

Backing up the patch file executables to a network share Answer: C QUESTION NO: 219 "Pass Any Exam. PKI E. The frequency of signature updates B. Firewall D. which of the following are the MOST important security considerations? (Select TWO). PGP C. Updating the firewall configuration to include the patches B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 216 Frequent signature updates are required by which of the following security applications? (Select TWO). The availability of application programming interface D.www. Auditing for the successful application of the patches D. Running a NIDS report to list the remaining vulnerabilities C.E QUESTION NO: 217 When choosing an antivirus product. A.E QUESTION NO: 218 Three generally accepted activities of patch management are: determining which patches are needed.com 65 Ac tua lTe sts . Antivirus B. A. IDS Answer: A.actualtests." . The number of viruses the software can detect Answer: A.co m . applying the patches and which of the following? A. The number of emails that can be scanned E. The ability to scan encrypted files C. Any Time.

but too many extra patches are includeD." .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam In which of the following situations would it be appropriate to install a hotfix? A. Penetration testing tool C. Before loading the OS C. Any Time. A patch is too large to be distributed via a remote deployment tool. A patch in a service pack fixes the issue. A patch is not available and workarounds do not correct the problem. C. A patch is available.com Ac A. Fingerprinting C. Protocol analyzer B. Before initial configuration B.co m 66 . Fuzzing Answer: C Answer: A QUESTION NO: 222 Configuration baselines should be taken at which of the following stages in the deployment of a new system? A. B.actualtests. but has not yet been tested in a production environment. D. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 220 Social engineering. which of the following could be used to identify an active attack? lTe QUESTION NO: 221 sts .www. Vulnerability assessment B. After a user logs in "Pass Any Exam. Network mapper D. Penetration testing D. Vulnerability scanner tua If an administrator does not have a NIDS examining network traffic. password cracking and vulnerability exploitation are examples of which of the following? A.

C. D. A hash produces a variable output for any input size. a hash does not. a cipher cannot." . Any Time. Faraday cage D.com Ac tua lTe A. B. Log on only as the administrator. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 226 "Pass Any Exam. Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) C. Check the logs regularly.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam D. Install a repeater B. Install only needed softwarE.co QUESTION NO: 224 m 67 .actualtests. D.www. a hash cannot. A cipher can be reversed. Report all security incidents. B. C. Disable SSID broadcast sts Which of the following is a mechanism that prevents electromagnetic emanations from being captured? . A hash can be reversed. a cipher does not. Answer: B Answer: C QUESTION NO: 225 Which of the following describes the difference between a secure cipher and a secure hash? A. A cipher produces the same size output for any input size. After initial configuration Answer: D QUESTION NO: 223 Which of the following practices should be implemented to harden workstations and servers? A.

authorization and auditing capabilities. RADIUS is a remote access authentication servicE. D. B.co m 68 . Computer media must be sanitizeD.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following physical threats is prevented with mantraps? A. C. MD5 produces variable length message digests. B.www. Computers must be tested against known TCP/IP vulnerabilities. MD5 produces few collisions than SHA-1 D. Social engineering C. Default passwords must be changed oncE." . Any Time. TACACS is a remote access authentication servicE.com Ac tua lTe sts . TACACS separates authentication. Shoulder surfing Answer: A QUESTION NO: 227 Which of the following BEST describes the differences between SHA-1 and MD5? A. Computers must be configured for automated patch management. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 229 Which of the following BEST describes the differences between RADIUS and TACACS? A. B. SHA-1 produces few collisions than MD5 C. RADIUS separates authentication. Piggybacking B.actualtests. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 228 Which of the following BEST applies in the secure disposal of computers? A. Dumpster diving D. Answer: A "Pass Any Exam. authorization and auditing capabilities. D. C. SHA-1 produces fixed length message digests.

tua To evaluate the security compliance of a group of servers against best practices. D. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 231 Which of the following authentication mechanisms performs better in a secure environment? A. Any Time. B.www. TACACS because it is a remote access authentication servicE. Conduct a penetration test.co m . RADIUS because it is a remote access authentication servicE. Vampire tap C. Fuzzing B. B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 230 Which of the following BEST describes the differences between RADIUS and TACACS? A. C. Run a vulnerability assessment tool. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 232 Answer: C QUESTION NO: 233 Which of the following is a problem MOST often associated with UTP cable? A. TACACS because it encrypts client-server negotiation dialogs. C." .com 69 Ac A. Crosstalk D. RADIUS is a remote access authentication servicE. TACACS is a remote access authentication servicE. B. Get a patch management report. TACACS encrypts client-server negotiation dialog. Install a protocol analyzer. Refraction "Pass Any Exam. RADIUS because it encrypts client-server passwords. RADIUS encrypts client-server negotiation dialog.actualtests. D. C. which of the following BEST applies? lTe sts . D.

Expired passwords C. Any Time." . D.com 70 Ac tua lTe sts . A S/MIME buffer overflow B.www. The remote PC has a zombie slave application running and the local PCs have a zombie master application running. The remote PC has a zombie master application running and the local PCs have a zombie slave application running. Backdoor passwords Answer: A "Pass Any Exam. B. DNS poisoning D. C. Which of the following BEST describes what is occurring? A. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 235 An administrator notices that a PC is sending an unusual amount of email at odd times of the day. The remote PC has a spam slave application running and the local PCs have a spam master application running. Weak passwords B. Which of the following should the administrator check for FIRST? A. Locked passwords D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: C QUESTION NO: 234 An administrator notices on the monthly firewall log that many of the internal PCs are sending packets on a routine basis to a single external PC.actualtests.co m . A POP3 protocol exception C. A SMTP open relay Answer: D QUESTION NO: 236 Which of the following would a password cracker help an administrator to find? A. The remote PC has a spam master application running and the local PCs have a spam slave application running.

OVAL D.actualtests. Forensics software "Pass Any Exam. At time of hire B. At time of first system login Answer: A QUESTION NO: 240 Which of the following could BEST assist in the recovery of a crashed hard drive? A. 3DES D. At time of departure D.com Ac tua QUESTION NO: 239 lTe sts .www. At time of first correspondence C. AES256 Answer: D When is the correct time to discuss the appropriate use of electronic devices with a new employee? A. DDoS Answer: B QUESTION NO: 238 Which of the following would BEST allow for fast. DMZ C. ARP B. Any Time.co m 71 . highly secure encryption of a USB flash drive? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 237 Which of the following is setup within a router? A. MD5 C. SHA-1 B." .

AES B. Backup generator. PPTP Answer: C QUESTION NO: 242 Which of the following allows for a secure connection to be made through a web browser? A.co m 72 . Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) battery. Drive optimization C. UPS line conditioner D. L2TP D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. Drive sanitization D. HTTP Answer: C QUESTION NO: 243 Which of the following is the BEST order in which crucial equipment should draw power? A. Backup generator. Damage and loss control Answer: A QUESTION NO: 241 Which of the following facilitates the creation of an unencrypted tunnel between two devices? A. Any Time. backup generator B. UPS line conditioner. and backup generator Answer: D QUESTION NO: 244 "Pass Any Exam.actualtests. UPS battery. SSL D. UPS battery C. L2TP B. UPS line conditioner. UPS battery. HTTPS C. UPS line conditioner.com Ac tua lTe sts .www. SSH C." .

Security access logs Answer: B QUESTION NO: 247 An administrator is backing up all server data nightly to a local NAS devicE. SSID broadcasting enabled D.com 73 Ac tua Which of the following would BEST allow an administrator to quickly find a PC with a blank database administrator password? lTe sts . SSID broadcasting disabled C." . Backup all data at a preset interval to tape and store those tapes at a sister site across the street. Rainbow tables D. "Pass Any Exam. Protocol analyzer B. Anonymous connections enabled B. Encryption disabled Answer: B QUESTION NO: 245 Which of the following would BEST allow an administrator to quickly find a rogue server on the network? A.www.actualtests. Any Time. Which of the following additional steps should the administrator take for protection from disaster in the case the primary site is permanently lost? A. Review DNS logs Answer: B QUESTION NO: 246 A.co m . Review security access logs B. A network mapper C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following would require a pre-sharing of information before a home user could attach to a neighbors wireless adapter? A. A protocol analyzer D. Vulnerability scanner C.

D. C. near a shared LCD screen. Multifactor authentication B. Any Time. One-factor authentication C. Penetration testing B. B. Backup all data at a preset interval to removable disk and store the disk in a safety deposit box at the administrators homE. near a fiber optic cable entrance." .actualtests. A unified trust model lTe A single sign-on requires which of the following? sts .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. near a power linE. C. A trust model between workstations D. Backup all data at a preset interval to removable disk and store the disk in a fireproof safe in the buildings basement. Answer: C "Pass Any Exam.www. Port scanners D. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 248 Which of the following is the MOST intrusive on a network? A. Backup all data at a preset interval to tape and store those tapes at a sister site in another city. near a high end server. Protocol analyzers C. D.co m 74 .com Ac tua A. Vulnerability testing Answer: A QUESTION NO: 249 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 250 All of the following are where backup tapes should be kept EXCEPT: A.

C. B. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 253 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 254 Which of the following usually applies specifically to a web browser? A. Personal software firewall "Pass Any Exam. Create a virtual server on existing equipment. Anti-spyware D. pop-up blocker applications. Pop-up blocker C. A patch D." .www. D.actualtests. antivirus applications. Antivirus B. Create a virtual server on new equipment. D. A service pack C. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 252 Which of the following is the quickest method to create a secure test server for a programmer? A. Install a network operating system on existing equipment.com 75 Ac A. A security template B. rootkit detection applications. A hotfix tua Which of the following is a collection of fixes for an application or operating system that has been tested by the vendor? lTe sts . Install a network operating system on new equipment. signature based HIDS.co m .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 251 All of the following require periodic updates to stay accurate EXCEPT: A. B. C. Any Time.

Worm C. penetration testing. Botnet D.com Ac tua lTe sts A. all of the local virtual servers go offline immediately. Digital signature Answer: B QUESTION NO: 256 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 257 Which of the following exploits is only triggered by a specific date or time key? A. CA B. PGP C. all of the physical servers go offline immediately. If a virtual server crashes. C. Any Time. .co Which of the following is a risk associated with a virtual server? m 76 . Logic bomb Answer: D QUESTION NO: 258 Threats to a network could include: (Select TWO) A. If a virtual server crashes." .actualtests. TPM D. "Pass Any Exam. D. all of the virtual servers go offline immediately. If the physical server crashes. all of the physical servers nearby go offline immediately.www. B. If the physical server crashes.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: B QUESTION NO: 255 Pre-shared keys apply to which of the following? A. Trojan B.

C. disgruntled employees. D.www. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 260 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 261 A technician is working on an end users desktop which has been having performance issues.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. E. A good tool to quickly check the current network connections of the desktop would be: A.com 77 Ac A.D QUESTION NO: 259 An antivirus server keeps flagging an approved application that the marketing department has installed on their local computers as a threat. D. This update would be considered a: sts . lanman. network audits. true negativE. C. C. B. Any Time. false negative. netops. D. dial-up access. B. service pack. D. Answer: C. C. ipconfig /all. This is an example of: A. tua lTe A vendor releases an application update to a recent service pack that addresses problems being experienced by some end users. disabled user accounts. patch. The technician notices there seems to be a lot of activity on the NIC.co m .actualtests. true positivE. hotfix. "Pass Any Exam. B. netstat." . service pack rollup. false positivE.

fault tolerancE. and limit VPN connections to one hour.www. B. and limit VPN connections to two hours. data recovery." . D. C. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 263 The service provided by message authentication code (MAC) hash is: A. Use registry settings to lock computers after five minutes of inactivity. protocol analyzer. signature-based tool. and limit the impact on the VPN server. B. Any Time. Use group policy to lock computers after five minutes of inactivity.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: C QUESTION NO: 262 A company has an issue with field users logging into VPN to connect to the mail server. B. key recovery. honeynet. C. and leaving their computers connected while in public places.co m 78 . integrity.com Ac tua lTe sts .actualtests. Provide web mail access to all users. This is typical of a(n): A. D. The administrator needs to prevent both unauthorized access to the company email and data. C. D. Set VPN to disconnect after five minutes of inactivity. Answer: D "Pass Any Exam. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 264 An administrator is running a network monitoring application that looks for behaviors on the network outside the standard baseline that has been establisheD. Which of the following BEST achieves this goal? A. anomaly-based tool.

Both public and private keys B. Private keys D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 265 Some examples of hardening techniques include all of the following EXCEPT: A.www. A CRL contains a list of which of the following type of keys? A. Shared key C. upgrade to a text based filter to achieve the desired result. upgrade to a URL based filter to achieve the desired result.actualtests. C. network-based patch management. To achieve this goal the administrator will need to: A. upgrade to a DNS based filter to achieve the desired result. C. Cipher key B. B. The existing firewall allows blocking by IP address.co m . B. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 266 An administrator wants to block users from accessing a few inappropriate websites as soon as possiblE. Any Time. use the company AUP to achieve the desired result. applying security templates. running weekly spyware applications. disabling all non-required services." .com 79 Ac tua QUESTION NO: 267 lTe Answer: C sts . D. Steganographic keys C. Which of the following keys is used? A. Public keys Answer: A QUESTION NO: 268 A user logs into their network with a smart carD. D. Public key "Pass Any Exam.

Recovery key E.actualtests. Any Time." . Cipher key C. C. Public key B. D.www. C. D. Use a certified wipe program to erase datA. Session key D.com Ac tua A. Run anti-spyware on the drives.C QUESTION NO: 271 A user is going to dispose of some old hard drives. Which of the following will accomplish this? A. QUESTION NO: 270 Answer: A. Immediately delete the account. . B. Install antivirus on the drives. that the company will have access to their private keys. Store them in a CRL. Store the keys in escrow. B. Keylogger lTe sts When a server and workstation communicate via SSL. Which of the following should the user do to the drives before disposing of them? A. Answer: B "Pass Any Exam.co m Answer: A 80 . which of the following keys are being used? (Select TWO). Obtain the employees hardware token. Reformat the hard drives oncE.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam D. Private key Answer: D QUESTION NO: 269 An administrator wants to ensure that when an employee leaves the company permanently.

User authentication B." .co Which of the following concepts. Any Time. Least privilege D. Smartcard and proximity readers C. User B. System C. Combination locks and key locks B.actualtests. Help desk D.com Ac tua lTe A. Owner Answer: D QUESTION NO: 275 Which of the following is a security benefit of mandatory vacations? "Pass Any Exam. Magnetic lock and pin D. Biometric reader and smartcard Answer: D QUESTION NO: 273 Answer: C QUESTION NO: 274 When using discretionary access control (DAC).CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 272 A user wants to implement very tight security controls for technicians that seek to enter the users datacenter.www. Need-to-know C. who determines access and what privileges they have? A. Which of the following solutions offers the BEST security controls? A. Job role sts . requires users and system processes to be assigned minimum levels of permission to carry out the assigned task? m 81 .

Procedures lTe Which of the following organizational documentation describes how tasks or job functions should be conducted? sts QUESTION NO: 277 . Detecting fraud Answer: D QUESTION NO: 276 The data custodian in an organization is responsible for: A. recoverability of the datA. Policy D.actualtests. Standards B. Policy C.com Ac tua A. Separation of duties C. Answer: A Answer: D QUESTION NO: 278 Which of the following organizational documentation provides high level objectives that change infrequently? A.www. B." . Guideline C. Procedures D.co m 82 . Reducing stress D. Guideline Answer: B "Pass Any Exam. Least privilege B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. C. Any Time. D. accuracy of the datA. Standards B. classification of the datA. completeness of the datA.

Mobile site B. Any Time. where the ARO equals the SLE. m .co Which of the following are MOST likely to be analyzed by Internet filter appliances/servers? (Select THREE). C. D.www. Warm site D. the organization will mitigatE. B. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 282 "Pass Any Exam. URLs E. Content F. TLSs D.actualtests.E QUESTION NO: 281 The primary function of risk management in an organization is to reduce risk to a level: A. Keys C." .D. where the ALE is lower than the SLE. Mirrored site Answer: D QUESTION NO: 280 Answer: A. Certificates B.com 83 Ac tua A. the organization will accept.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 279 Which of the following sites can be online the QUICKEST and does not require data restoration from backup media to ensure the production data is as current as possible? A. CRLs lTe sts . Hot site C.

OVAL D. Employees need to connect securely from home to the corporate network. Which of the following encryption technologies might BEST "Pass Any Exam. Kerberos Answer: A QUESTION NO: 285 An organization has recently implemented a work from home program. Assessment and eradication D." . The main risk highlighted was the long-term retention of electronically stored datA. Which of the following is the MOST likely reason for the risk being raised? A.com 84 Ac Which of the following hashing techniques is commonly disabled to make password cracking more difficult? tua QUESTION NO: 284 lTe sts . Monitoring and acceptance B.actualtests. Evaluation and assessment C. Retention of data on the media Answer: A A.www.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following BEST describes risk analysis? A. AES C. Any Time. Compatibility of media and application systems B. Compatibility and retention of data on the media D. NTLM B. Application systems and technical staff C.co m . Mitigation and repudiation Answer: B QUESTION NO: 283 A financial institution performed a risk assessment on the DLT backup system used to store customer account details.

Any Time. D.D QUESTION NO: 288 Which of the following describes software that is often written solely for a specific customers application? "Pass Any Exam. C. Open the port on the companys proxy server. Open the port on the companys firewall. Three-factor authentication Answer: A QUESTION NO: 287 A.com 85 Ac Port 3535 is typically blocked for outbound traffic on a companys LAN. Change the users subnet mask. Two-factor authentication B. B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam accomplish this? A.www. An end-user has recently purchased a legitimate business program that needs to make outbound calls using this port. Kerberos authentication C." . Which of the following steps should a technician take to allow this? (Select TWO).co m .actualtests. PIN and a password during authentication is an example of which of the following? A. tua lTe sts . Open the port on the VLAN. L2TP D. EAP authentication D. Open the port on the users personal software firewall. PPPoE Answer: B QUESTION NO: 286 The use of a physical token. Answer: B. IPSec C. E. PPTP B.

Service pack D.actualtests. Port scanner C. Hotfix C.com Ac A manufacturing corporation has decided to send a highly sensitive message to one of their suppliers. Patch Answer: B QUESTION NO: 289 A security manager believes that too many services are running on a mission critical database server.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. NIDS Answer: B QUESTION NO: 290 A.co m 86 . Which of the following tools might a security analyst use to determine services that are running on the server. Cryptography B. The message is concealed inside a JPEG image of a beach resort. Digital signature C. Which of the following is this an example of? tua lTe sts ." . Any Time. OVAL B. without logging into the machine? A. Hashing D. Steganography Answer: D QUESTION NO: 291 Which of the following encryption methods is often used along with L2TP? "Pass Any Exam.www. Protocol analyzer D. Rootkit B.

A web server connected to the Internet suddenly experiences a large spike in CPU activity. B. D. S/MIME B. Discretionary Access Control (DAC) "Pass Any Exam.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A.actualtests.www.co m . Trojan C." . Any Time.com 87 Ac tua lTe sts . Implement two-factor authentication. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause? A. IPSec Answer: D QUESTION NO: 292 An administrator is assigned to monitor servers in a data center. DoS Answer: D QUESTION NO: 293 Which of the following methods will help to identify when unauthorized access has occurred? A. 3DES D. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 294 Ensuring administrators have both a regular user account and a privileged user account is an example of applying which security principle? A. Implement session lock mechanism. Need-to-know B. C. SSH C. Mandatory Access Control (MAC) C. Spyware B. Implement previous logon notification. Implement session termination mechanism. Privilege escalation D. Least privilege D.

An association of a set of source ports with multiple destination ports and an IDS sensor D. containment. Retina and fingerprint scanner D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: C QUESTION NO: 295 All of the following are steps in the incident response process EXCEPT: A. C. B.co Which of the following is an example of two-factor authentication for an information system? m 88 .actualtests. eradication. Any Time. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 296 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 297 Which of the following describes a spanned switch port in the context of IDS traffic analysis? A. An association of a set of source ports with a single destination port C. repudiation.com Ac tua lTe sts A. recovery.www. An association of a set of destination ports with a single source port B. Username and password C. ATM card and PIN B. Which of the following describes a security concern with stateless packet filtering? "Pass Any Exam." . D. Photo ID and PIN . An association of a set of destination ports with an IDS sensor Answer: B QUESTION NO: 298 A technician is performing an assessment on a router and discovers packet filtering is employeD.

Loose routing cannot determine the exact path a packet must follow. Router performance is reduceD. C. Symmetric key lTe Which of the following is a cryptographic representation of non-repudiation? sts .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. State connections are retained by the router. B. Automatic callback B. Stateful packet filtering Answer: A QUESTION NO: 300 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 301 Which of the following reduces the effectiveness of telephone social engineering? A. Certificate authority D. Awareness training D. Answer: A QUESTION NO: 299 Which of the following describes the process of comparing cryptographic hash functions of system executables. Monitoring outbound calls C.com Ac tua A.actualtests. Packet payload is not checkeD. and log files? A.co m 89 . Digital signature B. Internet key exchange C. Use of VoIP Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. configuration files." . Network based intrusion detection D. D. Host based intrusion detection C. Any Time. File integrity auditing B.www.

Patch management B. lack of integrity checking. DoS C. Disabling unused services "Pass Any Exam. replay attacks.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 302 Which of the following will execute malicious code at a pre-specified time? A.com Ac tua lTe sts . D. B. Mandatory vacations B." . Rootkit Answer: A QUESTION NO: 303 All of the following are weaknesses of WEP EXCEPT: A.co m 90 . Installing HIDS D. Clustered servers D. Installing antivirus C. Cross training C. lack of strong keys. Logic Bomb B. Worm D. initialization vector.www. Any Time. Disaster recovery exercises Answer: A QUESTION NO: 305 Which of the following reduces the attack surface of an operating system? A. Answer: A QUESTION NO: 304 Which of the following is LEAST likely to help reduce single points of failure? A.actualtests. C.

RADIUS log C.com Ac If a technician wants to know when a computer application is accessing the network. Service packs .www. Remote desktop C. Installing HIDS D. Any Time. Performance log D. Configuration baselines B. Hotfix B.co Which of the following provides the MOST control when deploying patches? m 91 . Install a software firewall Answer: C QUESTION NO: 307 Answer: C QUESTION NO: 308 A. Antivirus log B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: D QUESTION NO: 306 Which of the following is LEAST effective when hardening an operating system? A. Limiting administrative privileges C. Patch management D.actualtests." . Host firewall log Answer: D QUESTION NO: 309 All of the following are components of IPSec EXCEPT: "Pass Any Exam. which of the following logs should be reviewed? tua lTe sts A.

ROT13 D. SHA-1 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 312 Which of the following describes a hash algorithms ability to avoid the same output from two guessed inputs? A.com Ac tua lTe sts QUESTION NO: 311 .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A.co m 92 . B. Security payload index C. Collision metric Answer: B "Pass Any Exam. Any Time." .www. Collision avoidance B. MD5 B. Collision strength D. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 310 IPSec connection parameters are stored in which of the following? A. temporal key interchange protocol.actualtests. D. C. Security association database B. AES128 C. encapsulating security payloaD. Collision resistance C. Internet key exchangE. Certificate authority Answer: A Which of the following will provide a 128-bit hash? A. authentication header (AH). Security parameter index D.

co m 93 . To evaluate the scene and determine the cause D. To secure the scene and preserve evidence C. Fingerprint cards D. Static electricity B.com Ac tua lTe sts . Tape recorder C. Electromagnetic interference D. Evidence log Answer: C QUESTION NO: 315 Which of the following is the primary incident response function of a first responder? A.actualtests. Any Time. Brown out "Pass Any Exam. Digital camera Answer: D QUESTION NO: 314 Which of the following BEST describes the form used while transferring evidence? A." . To evaluate the scene and repair the problem B. Compressed air B. Power surge C. Booking slip B. Chain of custody D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 313 Which of the following should be included in a forensic toolkit? A.www. To gather evidence and write reports Answer: B QUESTION NO: 316 Which of the following is the GREATEST problem with low humidity in a server room? A. Affidavit C.

Once a month. In accordance with the disaster recovery plan . Differential Answer: C QUESTION NO: 320 How many keys are utilized in symmetric cryptography? "Pass Any Exam.com Ac Which of the following is the BEST backup method to restore the entire operating system and all related software? tua lTe sts A.co When should a technician perform disaster recovery testing? m 94 . Telnet C. Any Time.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: A QUESTION NO: 317 Which of the following protocols is used to ensure secure transmissions on port 443? A. HTTPS B. SFTP D. Incremental C. Immediately following lessons learned sessions B.www. SHTTP Answer: A QUESTION NO: 318 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 319 A.actualtests." . during peak business hours C. Disk Image D. After the network is stable and online D. Weekly B.

Answer: A "Pass Any Exam. Digital signatures Answer: D Which of the following is the LAST step to granting access to specific domain resources? A. Monitor network traffiC. B. Elevate system privileges. One B. D. Symmetric algorithm D. Validate the user B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Verify the user D. Capture private keys. Authenticate the user Answer: B QUESTION NO: 323 After an attacker has successfully gained remote access to a server with minimal privileges. Two C. Begin key recovery. C. Authorize the user C. MD5 hashing B. Three D.www.actualtests. which of the following is their next step? A.com Ac tua lTe sts QUESTION NO: 322 ." . Any Time. Symmetric key C. Four Answer: A QUESTION NO: 321 Which of the following terms is BEST associated with public key infrastructure (PKI)? A.co m 95 .

NIDS B. Which of the following should a technician implement? A. HIDS Answer: B QUESTION NO: 326 A.com Ac A large amount of viruses have been found on numerous domain workstations. Spyware detection Answer: C QUESTION NO: 327 Which of the following is the MOST difficult security concern to detect when contractors enter a secured facility? "Pass Any Exam. Host based intrusion detection C.actualtests. NAT D. Centralized antivirus D. Content filter B. Which of the following should the technician implement? tua lTe sts . Decentralized antivirus B.www. HIDS Answer: B QUESTION NO: 325 An organization has requested the ability to monitor all network traffic as it traverses their network.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 324 Which of the following should the technician recommend as a way to logically separate various internal networks from each other? A. Honeypot D." . VLAN C. Protocol analyzer C.co m 96 . Any Time.

Copying sensitive information with cellular phones C.com Ac tua A. Removing mass storage iSCSI drives D. Implicit deny C. At the middle of a vulnerability assessment B. Removing network attached storage Answer: B QUESTION NO: 328 When are port scanners generally used on systems? A. Rogue access points being installed B. Implicit deny B." .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Which of the following is this an example of? sts QUESTION NO: 329 . Least privilege D. Any Time.actualtests. Separation of duties C. Job rotation lTe The staff must be cross-trained in different functional areas so that fraud can be detecteD. Least privilege D.www. Which of the following is this an example of? A. At the beginning of a vulnerability assessment C. At the end of a penetration test assessment Answer: B Answer: D QUESTION NO: 330 Human Resources has requested that staff members be moved to different parts of the country into new positions. When there is a need to document vulnerabilities D. Separation of duties B.co m 97 . Job rotation Answer: D "Pass Any Exam.

www. Cross-site scripting Answer: C QUESTION NO: 332 Which of the following is used to deny authorized users access to services? A. Man-in-the-middle attack B. Spam D.co m 98 . Viruses Answer: C QUESTION NO: 334 "Pass Any Exam. Adware C.actualtests. Which of the following threats are being addressed? A. Which of the following is this an example of? A. Privilege escalation D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 331 An administrator is worried about an attacker using a compromised user account to gain administrator access to a system. Botnets B. Adware B. Trojans Answer: A QUESTION NO: 333 An administrator recommends implementing whitelisting." . blacklisting. Spyware C. Protocol analysis C.com Ac tua lTe sts . and strong authentication techniques to a server administrator. Any Time. closing-open relays. Spyware D.

TFTP Answer: B QUESTION NO: 337 Penetration testing should only be used once which of the following items is in place? "Pass Any Exam.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam An administrator is asked to improve the physical security of a data center located inside the office building. Mantrap D. Smart card B.actualtests. Which of the following additional controls could be implemented? A. Port scanner B. Mantrap Answer: D QUESTION NO: 335 In regards to physical security. Which of the following tools could be used to determine the cause of the service degradation? tua lTe sts . Performance monitor C. Defense-in-depth B. The data center already maintains a physical access log and has a video surveillance system." . Logical token C. Any Time. ipconfig /all D. which of the following BEST describes an access control system which implements a non-trusted but secure zone immediately outside of the secure zone? A. DMZ Answer: C QUESTION NO: 336 A.com 99 Ac A technician notices delays in mail delivery on the mail server.co m . Defense-in-depth C.www. ACL D.

ATM PIN code B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Which of the following BEST describes the administrators recommendation? A. a list of acceptable testing techniques and tools to be utilizeD. Which of the following is the MOST effective method to accomplish this? lTe sts . Any Time. D. Registration B.co m . handling of information collected by the penetration testing team. One-time password D.www. "Pass Any Exam." . IP addresses of machines from which penetration testing will be executeD. Elliptic curve C. B. unique code to confirm every transaction. Service level agreement D. Certificate authority C.actualtests. Key escrow Answer: D QUESTION NO: 339 Answer: C QUESTION NO: 340 All of the following should be identified within the penetration testing scope of work EXCEPT: A. Data retention and disclosure policy C. a bank has implemented a requirement that all bank customers enter a different. Recovery agent D. Acceptable use policy B. C. Written permission Answer: D QUESTION NO: 338 An administrator recommends that management establish a trusted third party central repository to maintain all employees private keys. a complete list of all network vulnerabilities.com 100 Ac A. Digital certificate tua To combat transaction fraud.

CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: A QUESTION NO: 341 Which of the following is the MOST efficient way that an administrator can restrict network access to certain ports enterprise wide? A. D." . B. C.com 101 Ac tua A. lTe sts An administrator is responsible for a server which has been attacked repeatedly in the past.actualtests.co m . Verification D. Authentication B. NIDS D. Any Time. HIDS B. Personal software firewall C. Which of the following techniques could be used to decrease the recovery time following an incident? . ACL Answer: D QUESTION NO: 342 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 343 Validating the users claimed identity is called which of the following? A. Validation Answer: A QUESTION NO: 344 "Pass Any Exam. Implement the server as a honeypot. Install the server on a separate VLAN segment.www. Load balance between two identical servers. Implement the server as a virtual server instance. Identification C. The only recourse has been to reload the server from scratch.

Any Time.www. Logic bomb B. NAT D.co m . Trojan horse C. VLAN Answer: D QUESTION NO: 347 Which of the following is an attack which is launched from multiple zombie machines in attempt to bring down a service? "Pass Any Exam.actualtests." . DMZ C. Worm D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following is planted on an infected system and deployed at a predetermined time? A. Domain hijacking C.com 102 Ac tua According to company policy an administrator must logically keep the Human Resources department separated from the Accounting department. Rootkit Answer: A QUESTION NO: 345 Which of the following allows a user to float a domain registration for a maximum of five days? A. NIDS B. DNS poisoning B. Spoofing D. Kiting Answer: D QUESTION NO: 346 this? A.Which of the following would be the simplest way to accomplish lTe sts .

Worm C.com Ac tua lTe sts QUESTION NO: 349 . War chalking D. DNS spoofing Answer: A Which of the following is commonly programmed into an application for ease of administration? A. War dialing C. MAC flooding B. DDoS D.actualtests.www." .co m 103 . War driving Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. Bluesnarfing B. Trojan Answer: A QUESTION NO: 350 Which of the following is a technique used by hackers to identify unsecured wireless network locations to other hackers? A. Back door B. Any Time.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Zombie D. DNS poisoning D. DoS B. ARP poisoning C. TCP/IP hijacking Answer: C QUESTION NO: 348 Which of the following will MOST likely allow an attacker to make a switch function like a hub? A. Man-in-the-middle C.

Answer: C QUESTION NO: 354 Which of the following documents specifies the uptime guarantee of a web server? A. Due diligence C." . C. Due process B. Apply proper forensic techniques. PKI C. Warm site D. Scope of work "Pass Any Exam.actualtests.www.com 104 Ac tua lTe sts . Any Time.co m . Kerberos Answer: D QUESTION NO: 352 Which of the following disaster recovery components is a location that is completely empty. Mirrored site B. B. Update antivirus definitions. D. Cold site C. Restore missing files on the affected system. CHAP B. PGP D. Disconnect the entire network from the Internet.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 351 Which of the following authentication models uses a KDC? A. but allows the infrastructure to be built if the live site goes down? A. Hot site Answer: B QUESTION NO: 353 Which of the following should be done if an organization intends to prosecute an attacker once an attack has been completed? A.

Any Time. Kerberos Answer: D QUESTION NO: 356 Which of the following protocols can be implemented as an alternative to the overhead of a VPN? A. Account lockout threshold D. LDAP D. SSL Answer: D QUESTION NO: 357 Which of the following will set an account to lockout for 30 minutes after the maximum number attempts have failed? A. Key distribution center B. Account lockout duration C. Two-factor authentication B." . L2TP B. Service level agreement Answer: D QUESTION NO: 355 Which of the following authentication models uses a time stamp to prevent the risks associated with a replay attack? A. SSH D.www. RADIUS C.com Ac tua lTe sts .co m 105 .actualtests. Password complexity requirements Answer: B "Pass Any Exam.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam D. PPTP C.

Performance Answer: C QUESTION NO: 359 Which of the following encryption algorithms has the largest overhead? A.com Ac tua lTe sts . AES256 B." . AES D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 358 Which of the following logs would reveal activities related to an ACL? A. SHA-1 C. Firewall D.co m 106 . Mobile device B. Protocol analyzer "Pass Any Exam. CHAP Answer: C QUESTION NO: 361 Which of the following would allow a technician to compile a visual view of an infrastructure? A.www. RSA Answer: B QUESTION NO: 360 Which of the following hashing algorithms is the MOST secure? A. Any Time. Port scanner D. 3DES C. Transaction C. Network mapper C. MD5 D.actualtests. LANMAN B. Security log B.

actualtests. VPN B.com Ac tua lTe A. NAC D. VLAN D. DoS Answer: D QUESTION NO: 365 Which of the following type of attacks is TCP/IP hijacking? "Pass Any Exam. DNS Poisoning C. DMZ C. NAT C." . NAT B. Replay D. DMZ sts . ARP Poisoning B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: B QUESTION NO: 362 Which of the following creates separate logical networks? A. Subnetting Answer: D QUESTION NO: 363 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 364 Which of the following attacks commonly result in a buffer overflow? A.co Which of the following is an area of the network infrastructure that allows a technician to place public facing systems into it without compromising the entire infrastructure? m 107 .www. Any Time.

Honeypot C. VLAN Answer: C QUESTION NO: 368 Which of the following could be used to determine which flags are set in a TCP/IP handshake? A.co m 108 . MAC flooding D.actualtests. 110 C.com Ac tua lTe sts QUESTION NO: 367 . ARP poisoning C. Protocol analyzer D. 443 Answer: C Which of the following is a collection of servers that is setup to attract hackers? A. Honeynet D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Man-in-the-middle Answer: D QUESTION NO: 366 Which of the following ports does SNMP run on? A." . 161 D. Birthday B. Any Time. DMZ B. Network mapper Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. 25 B.www. SYN/ACK C. FIN/RST B.

CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 369 Which of the following would be the BEST choice to ensure only ports 25. The firewall B. Firewall B. The key escrow agent Answer: C QUESTION NO: 372 Which of the following allows attackers to gain control over the web camera of a system? A. SQL injection C. The information security officer C. Coaxial . Proxy Answer: A QUESTION NO: 370 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 371 Which of the following is responsible for establishing trust models? A.com 109 Ac tua lTe sts A. ActiveX component B. DMZ C. 80 and 443 were open from outside of the network? A. UTP C. Cross-site scripting D. XML "Pass Any Exam. STP D.www. VLAN D. The certificate authority D. Fiber B.actualtests.co m Which of the following media is LEAST susceptible to a tap being placed on the line? ." . Any Time.

CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: A QUESTION NO: 373 Which of the following type of attacks sends out numerous MAC resolution requests to create a buffer overflow attack? A. User training C.com 110 Ac QUESTION NO: 375 tua lTe sts .actualtests.co m . DDoS D. DNS poisoning Answer: B QUESTION NO: 374 Which of the following would a former employee MOST likely plant on a server that is not traceable? A.www. Smurf B. Virus Answer: B Which of the following would be MOST effective in stopping phishing attempts? A. Logic bomb C. Trojan D. Worm B. ARP poisoning C. HIDS Answer: B QUESTION NO: 376 Which of the following consists of markings outside a building that indicate the connection speed of a nearby unsecured wireless network? "Pass Any Exam. Antivirus B. Any Time." . NIDS D.

Network mapper D. Implicit deny B. Protocol analyzer C.actualtests.com Ac tua A. War chalking C.co m 111 ." . List of expired usernames D.www. Receipts from the supply store Answer: B Answer: C QUESTION NO: 379 Which of the following could be used to capture website GET requests? A. Vulnerability scanner Answer: B "Pass Any Exam. War driving B. Job rotation D. Bluesnarfing Answer: B QUESTION NO: 377 Which of the following would be of MOST interest to someone that is dumpster diving? A. Port scanner B. Business card of computer contractor C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. User education manual B. Separation of duties lTe Which of the following could involve moving physical locations every two years to help mitigate security risks? sts QUESTION NO: 378 . Least privilege C. Blue jacking D. Any Time.

SHA-1 B.co m 112 .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 380 Which of the following does the process of least privilege fall under? A.actualtests. S/MIME "Pass Any Exam. TLS B. L2TP D. Non-repudiation C. PPTP C. Any Time. LANMAN C. Integrity B. NTLM D. AES Answer: B QUESTION NO: 383 Which of the following protocols is used for encryption between email servers? A. TKIP C.com Ac tua lTe sts .www. Availability Answer: C QUESTION NO: 381 Which of the following hashing algorithms is the LEAST secure? A. Confidentiality D." . 3DES B. MD5 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 382 Which of the following is the MOST secure transmission algorithm? A. AES256 D.

www. NTLMv2 B. System log D. Application log C. Any Time.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: A QUESTION NO: 384 Which of the following scenarios would a penetration test BEST be used for? A. When providing a proof of concept demonstration for a vulnerability B." . When performing network mapping D. NTLM C. LANMAN Answer: A QUESTION NO: 387 Which of the following is BEST used to determine whether network utilization is abnormal? A.com Ac tua lTe sts A. Performance monitor B.co Which of the following would be the easiest to use in detection of a DDoS attack? m 113 . Protocol analyzer . VLAN D. Security log "Pass Any Exam. When conducting performance monitoring Answer: A QUESTION NO: 385 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 386 Which of the following implements the strongest hashing algorithm? A.actualtests. While in the reconnaissance phase C.

Testing B. Any Time.www. Pop-up blocker B. C. when the user is verifieD. Identification Answer: D QUESTION NO: 391 "Pass Any Exam. Antivirus D. Systems monitor Answer: B QUESTION NO: 388 Which of the following is the BEST solution to implement to reduce unsolicited email? A. Authentication D. B.co m 114 . D.actualtests. when the user is authorizeD. Performance baseline C. used to prevent authorized access.com Ac tua lTe sts . Answer: B QUESTION NO: 390 Identity proofing occurs during which phase of identification and authentication? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. Verification C. Anti-spam C. Application log D." . Personal software firewall Answer: B QUESTION NO: 389 Identification is a critical component of the authentication process because it is: A. used to confirm the privileges of a user.

com 115 Ac An administrator is asked to recommend the most secure transmission mediA. Proper environmental controls provide integrity to IT systems. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 393 A. D. Proper environmental controls make authentication simpler. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 392 Implementation of proper environmental controls should be considered by administrators when recommending facility security controls because of which of the following? A.actualtests. C. Proper environmental controls provide redundancy to the facility." . B. Any Time. Sorting through the trash of an organization to recover an old user ID badge previously used for an attack. Which of the following should be recommended? tua lTe sts . Sorting through the garbage of an organization to obtain information used for a subsequent attack.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following BEST describes the practice of dumpster diving? A. Which of the following devices could be selected to provide security to the network segment? "Pass Any Exam.co m . Fiber optic cable C. B. Sorting through the garbage of an organization to obtain information used for configuration management. C. Ethernet CAT5 cable D. Coaxial cable Answer: B QUESTION NO: 394 An administrator is selecting a device to secure an internal network segment from traffic external to the segment. Sorting through the trash of an organization to obtain information found on their intranet. D.www. Proper environmental controls help ensure availability of IT systems. Unshielded twisted pair cable B.

CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. DMZ Answer: A QUESTION NO: 395 Which of the following devices should be deployed to protect a network against attacks launched from a business to business intranet? (Select TWO). Registration B.actualtests. A. CRL D. PKI B. which of the following should an administrator ensure is available to their web servers? A. HIDS C. Escrow D. Firewall E. administrators should always design programs to check which of the following? A. CA Answer: B QUESTION NO: 397 To prevent the use of stolen PKI certificates on web servers.D QUESTION NO: 396 To prevent the use of previously issued PKI credentials which have expired or otherwise become invalid. Key escrow "Pass Any Exam." .www. HIPS D. CRL C. Internet content filter D. NIDS Answer: A.com 116 Ac tua lTe sts . CA C. Any Time.co m . Content filter C. NIPS B. NIPS B.

A fingerprint scanner. Asymmetric Answer: C QUESTION NO: 399 Answer: C QUESTION NO: 400 To increase the security of the network authentication process. Iris scanner B.com Ac tua lTe A. Fingerprint scanner sts A security administrator has been asked to deploy a biometric authentication system in a corporation. Any Time.www. PKI enabled smart card and a six-digit PIN C. Which of the following devices is the MOST reliable and has the lowest cross over error rate? . a user generated pass phrase and a palm reader Answer: B "Pass Any Exam. A PKI enabled smart card.actualtests. an administrator decides to implement three-factor authentication." . Registration B. Recovery agent C. A retina scanner.co m 117 .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: C QUESTION NO: 398 Which of the following describes an implementation of PKI where a copy of a users private key is stored to provide third party access and to facilitate recovery operations? A. An Iris scanner. Handprint scanner C. strong password and 12-digit PIN B. PKI enabled smart card and badge proximity reader D. Which of the following authentication combinations is a three-factor system? A. Key escrow D. Retina scanner D.

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QUESTION NO: 412 Which of the following is a prerequisite for privilege escalation to occur? A. The attacker has to create their own zero day attack for privilege escalation. B. The attacker must already have physical access to the system. C. The attacker must use a rootkit in conjunction with privilege escalation. D. The attacker must have already gained entry into the system. Answer: D

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Any Time. Configuration baseline B. Add a wireless network Answer: C QUESTION NO: 455 A technician tracks the integrity of certain files on the server. SHA-1 B.com Ac tua lTe sts ." . Patch management D. a technician should do all of the following EXCEPT: A. Group policy C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. AES Answer: A QUESTION NO: 456 Which of the following describes the standard load for all systems? A. XOR D. verify the integrity of the patch. Shielding D. test it in a non-production environment. 3DES C.www. Security template Answer: A QUESTION NO: 457 When testing a newly released patch. Which of the following algorithms provide this ability? A.actualtests. deploy immediately using Patch Management. C. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 458 "Pass Any Exam.co m 133 . B. D. verify the patch is relevant to the system.

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password complexity rules. separation of duties.co m . Private key of the sender C. Collision B. job rotation. Birthday attack C. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 536 Which of the following keys is generally applied FIRST to a message digest to provide nonrepudiation using asymmetric cryptography? A. SAFER." . D. C. escorting procedures. Public key of the receiver Answer: B Which of the following describes a weakness of the hash functions? A. Any Time. B. D. RSA.www. Diffie-Hellman.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam All of the following are considered key exchange protocols EXCEPT: A. Man-in-the-middle Answer: A QUESTION NO: 538 All of the following are organizational policies that reduce the impact of fraud EXCEPT: A.com 156 Ac tua lTe QUESTION NO: 537 sts . Private key of the receiver B. Answer: B "Pass Any Exam. Public key of the sender D.actualtests. KEA. C. Collusion D. B.

Event-based IDS D. Analyze temporary files. Rule-based IDS Answer: A QUESTION NO: 542 Which of the following algorithms is faster when encrypting data? "Pass Any Exam. Disconnect the system from the network.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 539 A technician is conducting a forensics analysis on a computer system. B. Respond to the attacker.co A technician noticed a remote attack taking place on a system.actualtests. Which of the following should be done FIRST? m 157 . Search for Trojans. C.www. D. D." . Look for hidden files. Which of the following should be done FIRST? A. sts . Any Time. Signature-based IDS C. Contain the attack.com Ac tua lTe A. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 540 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 541 Which of the following IDS generally follows a learning process? A. Anomaly-based IDS B. B. Follow the incident management procedure in placE. C. Get a binary copy of the system.

actualtests. Whole disk encryption algorithms D. Log all failed and successful login attempts. Asymmetric key algorithms Answer: A QUESTION NO: 543 Which of the following is a reason why DNS logs should be archived? A. For complying with payment card industry (PCI) requirements B. Change security settings to avoid corruption. Any Time. C. Symmetric key algorithms B. B. Answer: A QUESTION NO: 545 Which of the following logs shows when the workstation was last shutdown? A." .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. D. Access D. Deny administrators all access to log files to prevent write failures. For complying with PII requirements C. For use in disaster recovery of the DNS server D.com Ac tua lTe sts QUESTION NO: 544 .www.co m 158 . Copy or save the logs to a remote log server. Public key algorithms C. System Answer: D "Pass Any Exam. DHCP B. For use in an investigation in the future Answer: D Which of the following is a best practice for securing log files? A. Security C.

com Ac tua lTe sts . Determining what the speed is on the external interface of a firewall "Pass Any Exam. A remote protocol analyzer D. Review user access and rights C. Host monitoring C. DDOS attacks D. A network mapper Answer: A QUESTION NO: 548 Snort. Draft an email retention policy Answer: B QUESTION NO: 547 Which of the following tools is commonly used to detect security anomalies on a host? A. Determining why authentication between two machines failed D. A file system integrity checker B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 546 Which of the following is a best practice auditing procedure? A.actualtests." . Set strong password requirements D. Network sniffing Answer: D QUESTION NO: 549 Which of the following would typically require the use of a network protocol analyzer? A. Determining how many users are logged onto the domain controller C. TCPDump and Wireshark are commonly used for which of the following? A. Port scanning B.co m 159 . Any Time. A TACACS+ implementation C. Mitigate vulnerabilities B. Determining who logged on to a machine last night atmidnight B.www.

A portion of the malware may have been removed by the IDS. B. Disabled network interface on a server D.actualtests. OS Answer: B Malware that uses virtualization techniques can be difficult to detect because of which of the following? A. The malware may be using a Trojan to infect the system.www. MAC address B. Any Time." . The malware may be running at a more privileged level than the antivirus softwarE. D. C.co m 160 . Passive sniffing of local network traffic Answer: A QUESTION NO: 551 Users and computers are generally grouped into domains for security purposes.com Ac QUESTION NO: 552 tua lTe sts . Location C. Password D. Decryption of encrypted network traffic C.Which of the following is a common attribute used to determine which domain a user or computer belongs to? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: C QUESTION NO: 550 Which of the following security related anomalies are MOST likely to be detected by a protocol analyzer? A. The malware may be implementing a proxy server for command and control. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 553 "Pass Any Exam. Many malformed or fragmented packets B.

ipfilter B.www. Group policy C.com 161 Ac tua lTe QUESTION NO: 555 sts . Authorization D. Cross-site scripting B. rlogin D. NIDS Answer: B "Pass Any Exam. To reduce the number of physical devices needed B. To slow the intruders network connection speed D. Any Time. To reduce the number of connections allowed Answer: A QUESTION NO: 554 Which of the following is an industry standard for remote logging? A. syslog Answer: D Audit trails are used for which of the following? A.actualtests." .co m . RDP C. Accountability C. To hide the encryption being used in the honeynet C. Availability B. Continuity Answer: B QUESTION NO: 556 Which of the following can be used to centrally manage security settings? A. Service pack D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following is a reason why virtualization techniques are often used to implement a honeynet? A.

The system may be changed to boot from alternative mediA. B. Test the recovery plan. Hire an independent consultant. Vulnerability assessment exploits a weakness in a system D.www. SQL servers Answer: A Which of the following is true about penetration testing or vulnerability assessments? A. Any Time." . "Pass Any Exam. Use a reciprocal agreement. C. Vulnerability assessment D. Penetration testing removes malware if found during a scan C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 557 Which of the following is a best practice disaster recovery strategy? A. B. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 558 Which of the following activities is MOST closely associated with DLL injection? A. The antivirus software will not run because it needs a BIOS passworD.actualtests. D. Network mapping C. Vulnerability assessment verifies incidence response B.co m 162 . Spend at least 5% of the IT budget. Penetration testing B. Penetration testing exploits a vulnerability Answer: D QUESTION NO: 560 Which of the following is a security risk of not password protecting the BIOS? A.com Ac tua QUESTION NO: 559 lTe sts .

The log may fill up with extraneous information. Need to know who is logging on to the system D. The events may not contain enough details. Need to capture monitor network traffic in real time Answer: B. Need to prevent access to a file or folder B. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 563 Which of the following is a concern when setting logging to a debug level? A." . B. Answer: A "Pass Any Exam. Any Time. Answer: A QUESTION NO: 561 Executing proper logging procedures would be the proper course of action in which of the following scenarios? (Select TWO).www. C. The authentication system may be subverteD. Block suspicious queries to the DNS server.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. The device or application will only operate in test modE.actualtests. Ignore suspicious queries to the DNS server. A virus may corrupt the SCSI settings and the system will not boot. Investigate suspicious queries to the DNS server. D. Monitor suspicious queries to the DNS server in real timE. Some important events will not get loggeD.co m 163 . D. D. C.com Ac tua lTe sts QUESTION NO: 562 . Need to prevent users from logging on to the system E. Need to know which files have been accessed C. B. A.C Executing proper logging procedures would facilitate which of the following requirements? A.

www. Agentless D. Any Time. Agent based C.co m . The amount of disk space required Answer: A. Poisoning C. Phishing Answer: B Which of the following NAC scanning types is the LEAST intrusive to the client? A." . A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 564 Which of the following should be considered when executing proper logging procedures? (Select TWO).com 164 Ac tua QUESTION NO: 566 lTe sts .E QUESTION NO: 565 Which of the following malicious activities might leave traces in a DNS log file? A. The number of disasters that may occur in one year C. The information that is needed to reconstruct events B.actualtests. Hijacking B. The password requirements for user accounts D. Caching D. Content rules "Pass Any Exam. False positive threshold B. log settings and which of the following? A. ActiveX Answer: C QUESTION NO: 567 Common settings configured on an Internet content filtering device are database update settings. The virtual memory allocated on the log server E. Open ID B.

Set up an email proxy on the Internet and an email server in the internal network.www. Any Time. Setting system performance baseline Answer: C QUESTION NO: 569 While auditing a list of active user accounts. Resetting an employee password C. Accounts that need to be removed Answer: D QUESTION NO: 570 Which of the following is the BEST option for securing an email infrastructure? A. Set up the email server in a DMZ. User access and rights review D.com Ac tua lTe sts . Passwords with dictionary words C. Set up an email proxy in the DMZ and the email server in the internal network.co m 165 ." . B. Accounts with weak passwords B. Clearing cookies from the browser B. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 571 "Pass Any Exam.actualtests. Set up an email proxy on the Internet and an email server in the DMZ. Anomaly settings D. C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. Passwords that are blank D. Performance settings Answer: B QUESTION NO: 568 Which of the following activities commonly involves feedback from departmental managers or human resources? A. D. which of the following may be revealed? A.

Time of day restrictions D. Message digests C. C. Message authentication codes Answer: C QUESTION NO: 572 Which of the following is the BEST logical access control method for controlling system access on teams working in shifts? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following provides the BEST mechanism for non-repudiation? A. Collect system temporary files. Perform a binary copy of the system. Asymmetric keys D. A.co m 166 . Separation of duties B. Perform hashing of the log files. Any Time. Digital signatures D.com Ac tua lTe QUESTION NO: 573 sts . Key Distribution Center Answer: C QUESTION NO: 574 Which of the following are recommended security measures when implementing system logging procedures? (Select TWO).www. Apply retention policies on the log files. D. "Pass Any Exam. Symmetric keys C.actualtests." . Job rotation C. Encryption B. Ticket Grating Service B. B. Least privilege Answer: C Which of the following key types does Kerberos use? A.

" .D QUESTION NO: 575 Which of the following should be considered when implementing logging controls on multiple systems? (Select TWO). User accounts and their privileges are periodically extracted from systems and reports are kept for auditing purposes. A.com 167 Ac tua lTe sts QUESTION NO: 576 . User accounts and their privileges are periodically extracted from systems and are reviewed for the appropriate level of authorization. C. Perform CRC checks. B.actualtests.www. "Pass Any Exam.C QUESTION NO: 577 All of the following are attributes of an x. the symmetric key of the owner.509 certificate EXCEPT: A. B. External network traffic E.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam E. Any Time. A. User accounts reports are periodically extracted from systems and user access dates are verified Answer: A.co m . VLAN segment of the systems B. Systems capacity and performance D. D. C. the version of the certificatE. the public key of the owner. User account reports are periodically extracted from systems and employment verification is performeD. Systems clock synchronization C. Answer: B.C Which of the following BEST describes actions pertaining to user account reviews? (Select TWO). User accounts reports are periodically extracted from systems and end users are informed. E. Network security zone of the systems Answer: B.

One replaces blocks with other blocks while the other rearranges only. speeD.www. C. Adware D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam D. the issuer. SMTP open relay Answer: C The GREATEST security concern in regards to data leakage with USB devices is: A.com Ac tua lTe sts QUESTION NO: 579 . Answer: A QUESTION NO: 578 A user complains that pop-up windows continuously appear on their screen with a message stating that they have a virus and offering to see a program that will remove it. C. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 580 Which of the following is the main difference between a substitution cipher and a transposition cipher when used to encode messages? A. One replaces blocks while the other rearranges and replaces only. One is a symmetric block cipher and the other is asymmetriC." . Answer: B "Pass Any Exam. B. OS compatibility. B. One rearranges and replaces blocks while the other rearranges only.co m 168 . storage capacity. Which of the following BEST describes what the user is seeing? A. Any Time. D. Spyware C. SQL injection B. physical sizE.actualtests. D. The technician is skeptical because the antivirus definitions on the machine are up-to-datE.

a system administrator should install which of the following? A. L2TP B.co m ." . Redundant power supplies "Pass Any Exam.com 169 Ac tua lTe sts .www. Voltage regulator B. Line conditioner C. C. type of storage mediA. Kerberos D. retention periods. Encrypting all network traffic B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 581 All of the following can be found in the document retention policy EXCEPT: A. Continued tuning C. Any Time. password complexity rules. Reviewing the logs Answer: A QUESTION NO: 583 Which of the following authentication methods prevents a replay attack from occurring? A. CHAP C. Network placement D. Battery backup D. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 582 Which of the following reduces effectiveness when deploying and managing NIPS? A. D. B. RADIUS Answer: C QUESTION NO: 584 To prevent disk integrity errors due to small line-power fluctuations. physical access controls.actualtests.

To provide a virtual collaboration environment to discuss security research C. Patch management D." .com Ac tua lTe sts . Security hotfix B. To provide an environment where new network applications can be tested D. Any Time. NMAP Answer: B QUESTION NO: 588 "Pass Any Exam.co m 170 .www. CORE Impact B. WireShark D. Security templates Answer: D QUESTION NO: 586 Virtual machines are MOST often used by security researchers for which of the following purposes? A.actualtests. Configuration baseline C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: B QUESTION NO: 585 Which of the following is the BEST way to mass deploy security configurations to numerous workstations? A. To provide a secure virtual environment to conduct online deployments B. To provide an environment where malware can be executed with minimal risk to equipment and software Answer: D QUESTION NO: 587 Which of the following is a password cracker? A. Cain & Abel C.

Back door B. Low cost Answer: B QUESTION NO: 589 A document shredder will BEST prevent which of the following? A. User education C. Chain of custody B. Kiting D.www. Phishing C.actualtests.co m .com 171 Ac tua lTe sts . Default account C. Poisoning D. Striping without parity B. Privilege escalation Answer: A "Pass Any Exam. Dumpster diving B. Viruses Answer: A QUESTION NO: 590 Which of the following would BEST prevent the spread of a hoax? A." . Shoulder surfing D. Up-to-date anti-spyware definitions Answer: B QUESTION NO: 591 Which of the following is a term referring to the situation when a programmer leaves an unauthorized entry point into a program or system? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following characteristics of RAID increases availability? A. Up-to-date antivirus definitions D. Mirroring C. Any Time.

User ID and password Answer: D QUESTION NO: 595 An attorney demands to know exactly who had possession of a piece of evidence at a certain time after seizurE.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 592 Which of the following refers to a system that is unable to accept new TCP connections due to a SYN flood attack? A. Smurf C.actualtests. Hardware lock D. DoS Answer: D QUESTION NO: 593 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 594 Which of the following is the MOST common method of one-factor authentication? A. Teardrop D. Physical token sts . Any Time.www. Airsnort B. Fingerprint reader D. Biometric device C.co Which of the following would refer to a key fob with a periodically changing number that is used as part of the authentication process? m 172 . Installation key B." .com Ac tua lTe A. Physical token and a password C. Which of the following documents would provide this? "Pass Any Exam. Smart card and a PIN B.

CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. PAP requires that both workstations mutually authenticatE.com Ac tua lTe sts QUESTION NO: 597 . Drive sanitization tools C. Key escrow D. PAP only authenticates between same vendor servers. PAP changes its initialization vector with each packet. B. Change management Answer: B QUESTION NO: 596 Which of the following prevents damage to evidence during forensic analysis? A. Chain of custody C. Read-only drive connectors D. D. Due process D. Public key infrastructure B." .www. Registration authority Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. Recovery agent C. Write-only drive connectors B. PAP sends all passwords across the network as clear text. Any Time.co m 173 . Drive recovery tools Answer: C Which of the following is a drawback of using PAP authentication? A.actualtests. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 598 Which of the following BEST describes using a third party to store the public and private keys? A. C. Due diligence B.

Two-factor authentication B. Two-factor authentication C. RAS Answer: B QUESTION NO: 600 A biometric fingerprint scanner is an example of which of the following? A. and a palm scan are all required to authenticate a system.actualtests. PIN. Which of the following is this an example of? lTe sts . Internet mail "Pass Any Exam. Instant messaging D. Any Time. SSO B." . Three-factor authentication D. CHAP C. WPA2 D. Single-factor authentication Answer: D QUESTION NO: 601 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 602 Which of the following would be disabled to prevent SPIM? A. P2P B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 599 Which of the following requires the server to periodically request authentication from the client? A.www. SSO C. EAP B.com 174 Ac A.co m . Single-factor authentication D. Three-factor authentication tua A user ID. ActiveX controls C.

A hash is a unique number that is generated based upon the TCP/IP transmission header and should be verified before downloaD. The PKI CA is relocateD. B. Any Time. NIDS D. D. B. A hash is a unique number that is generated after the file has been encrypted and used as the SSL key during downloaD. Full electrical service is restoreD. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 604 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 605 Which of the following would give a technician the MOST information regarding an external attack on the network? A. A hash is a unique number that is generated based upon the files contents and should be verified after downloaD.com 175 Ac tua A.www. A hash is a unique number that is generated based upon the files contents and used as the SSL key during downloaD. The backup generator activates. Proxy server C." . D. C.co m . Internet content filter B. C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: C QUESTION NO: 603 A user sees an MD5 hash number beside a file that they wish to downloaD. which of the following must happen during a power outage before an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) drains its battery? sts .actualtests. lTe According to a good disaster recovery plan. The single point of failure is remedieD. Firewall Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. Which of the following BEST describes a hash? A.

Domain password policy Answer: B QUESTION NO: 607 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 608 A. Domain password policy C.co Which of the following would BEST ensure that users have complex passwords? m 176 . Time of day restriction C. Account lockout D. Antivirus logs Answer: A QUESTION NO: 609 Which of the following would BEST allow an administrator to find the IP address of an external attacker? "Pass Any Exam.com Ac A technician finds that a malicious user has introduced an unidentified virus to a single file on the network.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 606 Which of the following would BEST prevent night shift workers from logging in with IDs and passwords stolen from the day shift workers? A. Any Time. Time of day restrictions .actualtests. Firewall logs D. Access logs B. ACL B. Account expiration B." . Which of the following would BEST allow for the user to be identified? tua lTe sts A. Logical tokens D. Performance log C.www.

co m 177 . SHA-1 D. which of the following nonintrusive actions should an administrator take to verify that the vulnerability was truly removed? A. 3DES with MD5 Answer: A "Pass Any Exam. Antivirus logs B. DNS logs C. Apply a security patch from the vendor. Firewall logs D. LANMAN C. B. Any Time. PGP with SHA-1 D. D. Update the antivirus definition filE. NTLM B." . Repeat the vulnerability scan. Perform a penetration test. AES with ECC B.actualtests.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. C. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 611 Answer: C QUESTION NO: 612 Which of the following BEST allows for a high level of encryption? A.www. Performance logs Answer: C QUESTION NO: 610 After performing a vulnerability analysis and applying a security patch.com Ac A. AES tua lTe Which of the following could be used by a technician needing to send data while ensuring that any data tampering is easily detectible? sts . DES with SHA-1 C.

a technician runs an application to see if port 25 is open. Privilege escalation Answer: C QUESTION NO: 616 "Pass Any Exam.co m . Integrity Answer: B QUESTION NO: 614 After reading about the vulnerability issues with open SMTP relays. Group policy C. Any Time." . protocol analyzer. This would be considered a: A.com 178 Ac tua lTe sts . B. vulnerability scan. a network administrator builds a user profile which allows the user to still use the application but no longer requires them to have administrator permissions. Security template D. Which of the following is this an example of? A. network mapper. Configuration baseline B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 613 Which of the following is the primary security risk associated with removable storage? A. D. port scan.actualtests. Availability B. Confidentiality C. Because of the security implications of this. Injection D. C.www. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 615 A companys accounting application requires users to be administrators for the software to function correctly.

m. Three D. Daily differential backups C. ACL "Pass Any Exam. Four Answer: C QUESTION NO: 618 A. Shadow copies C. Weekly differential with incremental backups daily Answer: C QUESTION NO: 619 Which of the following would define document destruction requirements? A. Which of the following is the BEST recommendation? tua lTe sts . how many tapes will the technician need to restore the data on the file server for Thursday morning? A." . Full backup B.com Ac A company is addressing backup and recovery issues. Incremental backup Answer: A QUESTION NO: 617 The company policy for availability requires full backups on Sunday and incremental backups each week night at 10 p.actualtests. The company is looking for a compromise between speed of backup and speed of recovery.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following backup techniques resets the archive bit and allows for the fastest recovery? A. Two C. The file server crashes on Wednesday afternoon. Full backups every day B. Differential backup D.www. Any Time. One B. Full backups weekly with differential backups daily D.co m 179 .

Any Time. closing unnecessary network ports. Signature-based monitoring D. NIDS C. Worm B. disabling SSID broadcast.www. C. patches and hotfixes immediately. Behavior-based monitoring Answer: A. NIPS E. Virus Answer: C "Pass Any Exam.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. Spyware D. Trojan C. Anomaly-based monitoring B. User access and rights review policies C. applying all updates. Group policy D. D.actualtests. installing the NIDS. Answer: B Setting a baseline is required in which of the following? (Select TWO).com Ac tua lTe sts QUESTION NO: 621 . B.E QUESTION NO: 622 Which of the following hidden programs gathers information with or without the users knowledge with the primary purpose of advertising? A. A. Storage and retention policies Answer: D QUESTION NO: 620 Part of a standard policy for hardening workstations and servers should include applying the company security template and: A.co m 180 ." .

Reciprocal site D. software.E." . Hot site C. 3DES with RADIUS D. Card access system C.actualtests. Off-site data storage D.F QUESTION NO: 626 "Pass Any Exam. Any Time. Warm site B. WPA with RADIUS C. which of the following items should be included in the assessment? (Select THREE). WPA B. Utilities F. and communications) to facilitate a full recovery within minutes? A. Fire detection Answer: A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 623 Which of the following provides best practice with a wireless network? A.www. g. tua lTe sts . equipment.co m 181 . Logical access E.com Ac When conducting an environmental security assessment. HVAC B. Cold site Answer: B QUESTION NO: 625 A. WEP 128-bit Answer: B QUESTION NO: 624 Which of the following sites has the means (E.

inside the firewall.www. Rootkit "Pass Any Exam." . Identification and authorization D. D. The recommended placement of a NIDS would be: lTe QUESTION NO: 628 sts .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following security steps must a user complete before access is given to the network? A. Authentication and authorization Answer: B QUESTION NO: 627 When placing a NIDS onto the network. E.co m 182 . outside the proxy. Identification and authentication C. Full-duplex C. C. Any Time. Logic bomb B. B. inside the DMZ. often the attacker will upload various tools that can be used at a later date. outside the firewall.actualtests. The attacker could use which of the following to hide these tools? A. Authentication and password B. Auto D. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 629 Once a system has been compromised. the NIC has to be placed in which of the following modes to monitor all network traffic? A. inside the proxy. Half-duplex Answer: A A.com Ac tua An administrator wants to obtain a view of the type of attacks that are being targeted against the network perimeter. Promiscuous B.

" . Trojan Answer: B QUESTION NO: 630 Which of the following is the perfect encryption scheme and is considered unbreakable when properly used? A. Anomaly Answer: A QUESTION NO: 633 "Pass Any Exam. Running key cipher B. Signature B. Senders public key D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. Statistical D. the message digest is encrypted with which of the following keys? A. Behavioral C.com Ac tua lTe sts .co m 183 . Virus D. Steganography Answer: C QUESTION NO: 631 When using a digital signature. Receivers private key B. Senders private key Answer: D QUESTION NO: 632 Which of the following is the MOST basic form of IDS? A. Concealment cipher C. Receivers public key C. One-time pad D.actualtests.www. Any Time.

" . lTe sts .actualtests. Algorithms are not used to encrypt datA. Replacing the most significant bit of each byte D. Keys are used to encrypt datA. Replacing the least significant bit of each byte Answer: D "Pass Any Exam.com Ac tua A. Any Time. C. Replacing the least significant byte of each bit C. D. D. B.www. encrypt and decrypt messages in graphics. B. Answer: A QUESTION NO: 634 Which of the following can steganography be used for? A. Decrypt data in graphics. decrypt data stored in unused disk spacE.co m 184 . Replacing the most significant byte of each bit B. hide and conceal messages in WAV files.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following BEST applies to steganography? A. B. Answer: A QUESTION NO: 635 Steganography could be used by attackers to: Answer: D QUESTION NO: 636 Which of the following BEST describes how steganography can be accomplished in graphic files? A. D. encrypt and conceal messages in microdots. Keys are concealed in the datA. C. Algorithms are used to encrypt datA. Encrypt data in graphics. Watermark graphics for copyright. C. Encrypt a message in WAV files.

Symmetric algorithms D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 637 An application developer is looking for an encryption algorithm which is fast and hard to break if a large key size is used. Symmetric D. Asymmetric Answer: C QUESTION NO: 638 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 639 A. All of the following apply when determining the requirements for the logging server EXCEPT: tua lTe sts A. performance baseline and audit trails. log details and level of verbose logging. D.actualtests. Substitution C. time stamping and integrity of the logs. The reports are not time critical.000 users would like to store six months of Internet proxy logs on a dedicated logging server for analysis and content reporting. log storage and backup requirements. Which of the following BEST meets these requirements? A. C. Asymmetric algorithms B. B. Transposition B.com Ac An administrator in an organization with 33.co m Which of the following if used incorrectly would be susceptible to frequency analysis? 185 . but are required by upper management for legal obligations. Stream ciphers . Any Time." .www. Transposition ciphers C. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 640 Which of the following BEST describes when a hashing algorithm generates the same hash for two different messages? "Pass Any Exam.

A collision occurreD." . Any Time. RAID B. Adware Answer: B Answer: A QUESTION NO: 643 Multiple web servers are fed from a load balancer.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Adware tua lTe Which of the following security threats affects PCs and can have its software updated remotely by a command and control center? sts QUESTION NO: 642 . Virus D. Which of the following is this an example of? A. Zombie B.actualtests. B. Worm C. A deviation occurreD. D.com Ac A. Redundant servers Answer: D "Pass Any Exam. C. A hashing chain occurreD. Worm C.co m 186 .www. Backup generator C. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 641 Which of the following is BEST known for self-replication in networks? A. Spam D. A one-way hash occurreD. Spyware B. Hot site D.

cannot exploit weaknesses in encryption algorithms.co m .actualtests. C. logic bombs cannot be sent through email. Any Time. lTe sts . D. D. To do this. Which of the following is this an example of? A. logic bombs always have a date or time component. Baselining Answer: A QUESTION NO: 645 Password crackers: Answer: D QUESTION NO: 646 Logic bombs differ from worms in that: A.com 187 Ac tua A. Fingerprinting C. B.www. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 647 "Pass Any Exam." .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 644 An outside auditor has been contracted to determine if weak passwords are being used on the network. Malware scan D. are sometimes able to crack both Windows and UNIX passwords. B. the auditor is running a password cracker against the master password filE. logic bombs cannot spread from computer to computer. C. cannot be run remotely. logic bombs always contain a Trojan component. Vulnerability assessment B. are sometimes able to crack both passwords and physical tokens.

C. A firewall prevents outside attacks and a NIDS prevents inside attacks. D. Any Time. Which of the following describes the BEST course of action? A. cookies. cross-site scripting. B. Which of the following could have caused this attack? (Select TWO). C. Answer: A QUESTION NO: 650 An accountant has logged onto the companys external banking websitE." . A firewall prevents inside attacks and a NIDS prevents outside attacks. group policy.www. Packet sniffing "Pass Any Exam. Visit the operating system manufacturers website for a possible patch.actualtests. An administrator using a TCP/IP monitoring tool discovers that the accountant was actually using a spoofed banking websitE.com Ac tua lTe QUESTION NO: 649 sts Answer: D . A. Network mapper C. Altered hosts file B. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 648 A vulnerability has recently been identified for a servers OS. corporate hardware firewalls. A firewall attempts to detect patterns and a NIDS operates on a rule list. B. D. Visit a search engine and search for a possible patch. C. Personal software firewalls can be updated automatically using: A. Shutdown all affected servers until management can be notifieD. B. A firewall operates on a rule list and a NIDS attempts to detect patterns.co m 188 . D. Wait for an automatic update to be pushed out to the server from the manufacturer.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A firewall differs from a NIDS in which of the following ways? A.

C. D. C. Enterprise resource planning software B." . Answer: B QUESTION NO: 653 A periodic security audit of group policy can: A. B.co m 189 .www. antivirus softwarE. personal software firewall. show that unnecessary services are blocked on workstations.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam D. D.D QUESTION NO: 651 Which of the following tools would be BEST for monitoring changes to the approved system baseline? A. NIDS. DNS poisoning E. show that data is being correctly backed up. Enterprise antivirus software D. B.com Ac tua lTe sts . Enterprise key management software Answer: B QUESTION NO: 652 All of the following security applications can proactively detect workstation anomalies EXCEPT: A. Any Time. Bluesnarfing Answer: A. Enterprise performance monitoring software C.actualtests. show that virus definitions are up to date on all workstations. HIPS. show that PII data is being properly protecteD. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 654 "Pass Any Exam.

To detect when a user changes security permissions B. C.www. To prevent a user from changing security settings D. Any Time. It is an elliptical curvE. The client compares the actual DNS name of the server to the DNS name on the certificatE. Answer: A "Pass Any Exam. D.com 190 Ac tua lTe sts . Diffie-Hellman C. It is asymmetriC. B. It is symmetriC. The client compares the server certificate with the certificate listed on the CRL. To detect the encryption algorithm used for files Answer: A QUESTION NO: 655 Which of the following describes a characteristic of the session key in an SSL connection? A. RSA B. To prevent a user from changing security permissions C. D.co m . B. Answer: A QUESTION NO: 656 Which of the following describes the cryptographic algorithm employed by TLS to establish a session key? A." .actualtests. It is a hash valuE. The client relies on the MD5 value sent by the server. C. Blowfish D. IKE Answer: B QUESTION NO: 657 Which of the following describes how TLS protects against man-in-the-middle attacks? A. The client relies on the MAC value sent by the server.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following is the primary purpose of an audit trail? A.

The audit logs cannot be imported into a spreadsheet. SSLv2 is susceptible to man-in-the-middle attacks. D. SSLv2 only uses message authentication code values. The timestamp for the servers are not synchronizeD. B. SSLv2 is susceptible to network sniffing. SSLv2 reduces server performancE.actualtests. To improve the server performance Answer: A QUESTION NO: 659 Which of the following describes a common problem encountered when conducting audit log reviews? A. Which of the following describes a BEST business practice when conducting a password audit? "Pass Any Exam. D. To protect against the log file being changed B.com 191 Ac A technician is conducting a web server audit and discovers that SSLv2 is implementeD. C.co m . Answer: D QUESTION NO: 661 A technician is conducting a password audit using a password cracking tool." . C. To demonstrate least privilege to management C. The servers are not synchronized with the clients. Any Time.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 658 Which of the following is the primary purpose of removing audit logs from a server? A. Answer: A QUESTION NO: 660 A. To reduce network latency D. Which of the following reasons could the technician use to support the recommendation? tua lTe sts . The technician wants to recommend that the organization consider using TLS. B. The audit logs are pulled from servers on different days.www.

CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. C. Any Time. Buffer overflow B. Use password masking. Cookies B.com Ac tua lTe sts QUESTION NO: 663 . SQL injection Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. Data leakage D." .co m 192 . Logic bomb D. Single out the accounts to crack.actualtests. D. Rootkits C. Multiple streams C. Licensing Answer: C Which of the following overwrites the return address within a program to execute malicious code? A. Privilege escalation Answer: A QUESTION NO: 664 Heaps and stacks are susceptible to which of the following? A. Use hybrid modE. Rootkit C. Buffer overflows D. Cross-site scripting B. Reveal the passworD. B.www. Answer: A QUESTION NO: 662 Which of the following is a security risk when using peer-to-peer software? A.

Answer: C QUESTION NO: 666 Which of the following would a technician use to validate whether specific network traffic is indeed an attack? A. NAC Answer: B QUESTION NO: 668 A technician wants better insight into the websites that employees are visiting. DHCP server "Pass Any Exam. firewalls.co m .actualtests.com 193 Ac tua lTe sts .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 665 All of the following are inline devices EXCEPT: A. Proxy server B.www. NIDS D. C. NIDS B. NIPS. D. Protocol analyzer Answer: D QUESTION NO: 667 Which of the following creates an emulated or virtual environment to detect and monitor malicious activity? A. Any Time. B. Firewall B." . Honeypot D. Firewall C. Honeypot C. HIDS.Which of the following is BEST suited to accomplish this? A. routers.

com Ac tua lTe sts . RF analysis D. B.actualtests. Any Time. Discard known traffic first.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. Search for encrypted protocol usagE. discovery modE. SSID broadcast B. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 672 "Pass Any Exam. Fuzzing QUESTION NO: 670 All of the following are Bluetooth threats EXCEPT: A.co m Answer: A 194 . D. B.www. Firewall Answer: A QUESTION NO: 669 Bluetooth discover mode is similar to which of the following? A. bluesnarfing. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 671 Which of the following is the BEST approach when reducing firewall logs? A. Review chronologically. Data emanation C. DNS server D. D." . Review each protocol one at a timE. blue jacking. C. a smurf attack. C.

Router D. NAC Answer: A QUESTION NO: 673 Which of the following provides the MOST mathematically secure encryption for a file? A. One-time pad C. antivirus. Elliptic Curve B. host-based firewall.www. B. Firewall C. HIDS. AES256 D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam In which of the following logs would notation of a quarantined file appear? A. Antivirus B. Answer: D "Pass Any Exam. AES256 C. Any Time. D.co m 195 .com Ac tua lTe sts .actualtests. HIPS." . C. 3DES B. RSA D. SHA-1 Answer: C QUESTION NO: 675 All of the following provide a host active protection EXCEPT: A. Elliptic curve Answer: C QUESTION NO: 674 Which of the following encryption algorithms relies on the inability to factor large prime numbers? A.

each being responsible for separate facilities. Trojan C. Botnet B. Worm Answer: B QUESTION NO: 679 If a company has a distributed IT staff. Adware C.co m . Botnets B. Data retention D. Encrypted file system (EFS) B.www. Spam D. By department B. By role D. Directory services Answer: D QUESTION NO: 677 Which of the following is MOST likely to cause pop-ups? A. Printing policies C. By location C. Any Time.actualtests." . which of the following would be the BEST way to structure a directory information tree? A. By name "Pass Any Exam.com 196 Ac tua lTe sts . Logic bomb D. Rootkit Answer: B QUESTION NO: 678 Which of the following is MOST likely to open a backdoor on a system? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 676 Which of the following simplifies user and computer security administration? A.

Inheritance Answer: B QUESTION NO: 681 Which of the following is a reason to use digital signatures? A. biometrics. Any Time. D.www. ACL. Access control list B." . Hardware token Answer: B QUESTION NO: 682 All of the following are logical access control methods EXCEPT: A. C. B. group policy. Answer: A QUESTION NO: 683 Using the same initial computer image for all systems is similar to which of the following? "Pass Any Exam. Logical token D. Template C. Auto-population B. software token.actualtests.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: B QUESTION NO: 680 A technician wants to be able to add new users to a few key groups by default. Default ACL D.co m 197 . which of the following would allow this? A. Non-repudiation C.com Ac tua lTe sts .

" . NIDS D. B. Configuration baseline D.co m 198 . Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. If a technician finds illegal content.actualtests. C. lTe A technician has come across content on a server that is illegal. NIPS Answer: A Answer: B QUESTION NO: 686 Which of the following is a true statement in regards to incident response? A. Firewall C. Any Time. If a technician finds illegal content. The first thing a technician should do is call in law enforcement. they should follow company incident response procedures. Stop and immediately copy the system files and contact the ISP. Virtual machine C. D. Stop and immediately perform a full system backup and contact the owner of the datA. Group policy B. Stop and immediately follow company approved incident response procedures. Patch management Answer: C QUESTION NO: 684 Which of the following has the LEAST amount of issues when inspecting encrypted traffic? A. D.www. Stop and immediately make a backup of the account and contact the owner of the data. Which of the following should the technician do? sts QUESTION NO: 685 . The first thing a technician should perform is a file system backup.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. C.com Ac tua A. B. Antivirus B. the first thing a technician should do is unplug the machine and back it up.

Console D. DHCP server B.co Which of the following is placed in promiscuous mode. Sensor C.com Ac tua lTe A. which of the following provides a user interface? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 687 If a technician is unable to get to a website by its address but the technician can get there by the IP address.www. Any Time. Filter D. to allow a NIDS to monitor the traffic? m 199 .actualtests. Console B. which of the following is MOST likely the issue? A. Appliance sts . Filter B. Screen C. DNS server C." . Proxy server Answer: B QUESTION NO: 688 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 689 In a NIDS. Firewall D. Appliance Answer: C QUESTION NO: 690 An instance where an IDS identifies legitimate traffic as malicious activity is called which of the following? "Pass Any Exam. in line with the data flow.

False positive B. True negative C. True positive tua lTe An instance where a biometric system identifies users that are authorized and allows them access is called which of the following? sts . True positive Answer: A QUESTION NO: 691 An instance where a biometric system identifies legitimate users as being unauthorized is called which of the following? A. False negative B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. False rejection D. False negative D.actualtests. False positive B. False rejection "Pass Any Exam.com Ac A. True negative C. False acceptance B. False acceptance Answer: C QUESTION NO: 692 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 693 An instance where an IDS identifies malicious activity as being legitimate activity is called which of the following? A." .co m 200 . False negative C.www. False positive C. False negative D. False positive D. Any Time.

which of the following is the MOST important consideration? A. C.co m 201 . legal and financial responsibilities.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: C QUESTION NO: 694 An instance where a biometric system identifies unauthorized users and allows them access is called: A. safety and welfare of personnel. The cost to rebuild the existing facility C.actualtests. financial obligations to stockholders.www. B. false rejection. D. B. The amount of data that will be stored B. The amount of emergency rescue personnel D. C. false positivE. false acceptancE.com Ac tua lTe sts . data backups and recovery tapes. Any Time. The distance and size of the facility Answer: D QUESTION NO: 697 Who should be notified FIRST before testing the disaster recovery plan? "Pass Any Exam." . D. false negativE. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 695 When executing a disaster recovery plan the MOST important thing to consider is: A. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 696 When choosing a disaster recovery site.

disaster recovery plan. "Pass Any Exam." . The cost of the project C. All employees and key staff D. D.com 202 Ac tua lTe sts . B. The planning team Answer: A QUESTION NO: 700 In order to provide management with a prioritized list of time critical business processes. risk management matrix. A detailed process of recovering information or IT systems after a catastrophic event B. continuity of operations plan. C. A plan that is put in place to recover the company assets in an emergency D.co m .www.actualtests. Management buy-in B. The physical security department C. A plan that is mandated by law to ensure liability issues are addressed in a catastrophic eventWBerlin Sans Answer: A QUESTION NO: 699 Which of the following is the MOST important consideration when developing a disaster recovery plan? A. Senior management B. an administrator would assist in conducting a: A. business impact assessment.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. The amount of personnel D. An emergency plan that will allow the company to recover financially C. Human resources Answer: A QUESTION NO: 698 Which of the following BEST describes the disaster recovery plan? A. Any Time.

C. An implicit deny statement denies all traffic from one network to another. B.actualtests. The attacker is attempting to distract the company from the real underlining attack. D. Any Time. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 704 Which of the following is a way to gather reconnaissance information from a printer resource? "Pass Any Exam. Implement an identification system and WPA2 B.com Ac QUESTION NO: 703 tua Answer: C lTe sts . The attacker is working with outside entities to test the companys coding practices. B." . Each item is denied by default because of the implicit deny. An ACL is a way to secure traffic from one network to another.co m 203 . C. The attacker wants to prevent authorized users from using a certain servicE. The attacker is working with inside entities to test the companys firewall. C. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 702 A technician is reviewing the system logs for a firewall and is told that there is an implicit deny within the ACL. Implement an authentication system and WEP. Which of the following is the MOST likely reason that an attacker would use a DoS attack? A. Implement an authentication system and WPA. D. Items which are not specifically given access are denied by default. Implement a biometric system and WEP. D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: B QUESTION NO: 701 Which of the following BEST allows a technician to mitigate the chances of a successful attack against the wireless network? A.www. Which of the following is an example of an implicit deny? A.

Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) D. Asymmetric algorithm D. Access logs Answer: B QUESTION NO: 706 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 707 Which of the following would a Faraday cage prevent usage of? A.actualtests.Which of the following should the technician review to discover the internal source of the worm? A. Any Time.com Ac tua A. Maintenance logs B. Cell phone B. Symmetric algorithm C. RADIUS D." .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. SNMP Answer: D QUESTION NO: 705 A technician gets informed that there is a worm loose on the network. Storage drive Answer: A "Pass Any Exam. Performance logs D. HTTP B. Antivirus logs C. Hashing function B.www.co m 204 . Public key infrastructure lTe Which of the following BEST allows for the encryption of an entire hard drive? sts . USB key C. SMTP C.

Logic bomb C. Virus D." . 53 B.www. Botnet . Content filter C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 708 Which of the following will allow a technician to block certain HTTP traffic from company staff members? A. BIOS password settings B. 636 "Pass Any Exam. NIDS Answer: B QUESTION NO: 709 Which of the following will prevent a person from booting into removal storage media if the correct boot sequence is already set? A.co m Which of the following is a security threat to a workstation that requires interaction from a staff member? . VLAN B. BIOS power on settings C. Worm B. USB key settings D. DMZ D.com 205 Ac tua QUESTION NO: 710 lTe Answer: C sts A. Any Time.actualtests. BIOS boot options Answer: A QUESTION NO: 711 Which of the following ports need to be open to allow a user to login remotely onto a workstation? A.

SMTP traffic QUESTION NO: 713 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 714 Which of the following is the MOST effective application to implement to identify malicious traffic on a server? A. Any Time. Antivirus software D. Cell traffic D. if intercepted.com Ac tua A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. HIDS software Answer: D "Pass Any Exam. Network mappers D. Cross-site scripting C.www. Password crackers lTe sts Which of the following would allow a technician to minimize the risk associated with staff running port scanners on the network? ." . Personal software firewall B.co m Answer: A 206 . Browser cookies B. Vulnerability scanners B. 3389 D. Enterprise software firewall C. 8080 Answer: C QUESTION NO: 712 Which of the following.actualtests. Group policy C. could allow an attacker to access a users email information? A.

Service pack application C. Group policy management B.www. Personal software firewall C. Any Time. Configuration baseline Answer: A QUESTION NO: 718 Which of the following protects a home user from the Internet? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 715 Which of the following is the MOST appropriate type of software to apply on a workstation that needs to be protected from other locally accessible workstations? A. HIDS B.actualtests. Configuration baseline . HIDS Answer: B QUESTION NO: 716 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 717 Which of the following is a way to correct a single security issue on a workstation? A. Anti-malware software D. A service pack C. A patch B. Personal firewall C.com 207 Ac tua lTe sts A. Antivirus application "Pass Any Exam. Security templates D." .co m Which of the following is a way for a technician to identify security changes on a workstation? . Patch management D. Antivirus software B. Pop-up blocker software D.

www. B. Maintain a list of personnel who exit the facility. Multifactor authentication D. Retina scanner D. ID badges and passwords C. Which of the following biometric authentication devices also carries significant privacy implications due to personal health information that can be discovered during the authentication process? A.actualtests. C." .co m 208 . Allow authorized personnel access to the data center.com Ac QUESTION NO: 721 tua Answer: D lTe sts . Prevent unauthorized personnel access to the data center. Fingerprint scanner C. Video surveillance and access logs B. Iris scanner B. Any Time. Facial recognition Answer: C QUESTION NO: 722 "Pass Any Exam.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: B QUESTION NO: 719 Computer equipment has been stolen from a companys officE. Hardware locks and door access systems Answer: D QUESTION NO: 720 Which of the following is the primary purpose for a physical access log in a data center? A. D. Maintain a list of personnel who enter the facility. To prevent future thefts from occurring and to safeguard the companys trade secrets which of the following should be implemented? A.

token and iris scanner "Pass Any Exam. Any Time. A user on a campus area network (CAN) connects to a server in another building and enters a username and password pair. D.www. B. Pass phrases B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam An administrator has already implemented two-factor authentication and now wishes to install a third authentication factor.actualtests. Elliptic curve C. C. C. A user on a metropolitan area network (MAN) accesses a host by entering a username and password pair while not connected to the LAN. Fingerprint scanner D." . password. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 724 A. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 725 Which of the following is a three-factor authentication system? A. Username. Six digit PINs Answer: C QUESTION NO: 723 A biometric authentication system consists of all of the following components EXCEPT: A. D. supplicant. A user in one building logs on to the network by entering a username and password into a host in the same building. hardware token. B. A user in one city logs onto a network by connecting to a domain server in another city. If the existing authentication system uses strong passwords and PKI tokens which of the following would provide a third factor? A. reader.com Ac tua Which of the following is an example of remote authentication? lTe sts .co m 209 . credential storE.

Username. To detect outside attackers B. PIN. Continuity of operations in the event of future growth of the network D.www. PIN and fingerprint reader Answer: A QUESTION NO: 726 Which of the following is an acceptable group in which to place end users? A.com Ac tua lTe sts .co m 210 . Administrators B. Root Answer: C QUESTION NO: 727 According to industry best practices. Continuity of operations in the event of a spam outbreak B. Password. PIN and iris scanner C. administrators should institute a mandatory rotation of duties policy due to which of the following? A." . To detect viruses D. To detect malware C. Any Time. passphrase. Continuity of operations in the event of absence or accident Answer: D QUESTION NO: 728 According to industry best practices. administrators should institute a mandatory rotation of duties policy due to which of the following? A. palm recognition scanner and passphrase D.actualtests. Backup operators C. Domain users D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. Continuity of operations in the event of a virus outbreak C. To detect an inside threat Answer: D "Pass Any Exam.

WPA2 with TKIP D. Any Time. ROT13 B.co m 211 . laptops)? A. Confidentiality C.www.com Ac Which of the following is the BEST wireless security practice that could be implemented to prevent unauthorized access? tua lTe sts . g. Whole disk encryption D. AES D." .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 729 Which of the following is considered the strongest encryption by use of mathematical evaluation techniques? A. USB drive. DES C. Sensitive file encryption B. Dual-sided certificates Answer: C QUESTION NO: 731 A. 3DES Answer: C QUESTION NO: 730 Which of the following should be implemented when protecting personally identifiable information (PII) and sensitive information on IT equipment that can be easily stolen (E. Disabling of the SSID broadcast C. WPA with MAC filtering Answer: C QUESTION NO: 732 Which of the following can prevent malicious software applications from being introduced while browsing the Internet? "Pass Any Exam. WPA2 with a strong pass-phrase B.actualtests.

Risk avoidance C. Risk acceptance B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A.co m .www. Risk mitigation D. Separation of duties C. To reduce recovery time in the event of application failure B.actualtests." . A. a security administrator recommends the network owner take actions to prevent future security incidents. Risk transference "Pass Any Exam.E QUESTION NO: 734 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 735 After completing a risk assessment and penetration test against a network. To decrease access to security resources E. Which of the following describes this type of action? A. To provide a secure virtual environment for testing Answer: A. Any Time. Input validation D. To decrease false positives on the NIDS C. Least privilege tua lTe Network security administrators should implement which of the following to ensure system abuse by administrators does not go undetected in the logs? sts .com 212 Ac A. Strong authentication Answer: A QUESTION NO: 733 Which of the following are reasons to implement virtualization technology? (Select TWO). Implicit deny D. To eliminate virtual redundancy D. Acceptable use policy B. Anti-spyware scanners C. Pop-up blockers B.

CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: C QUESTION NO: 736 Public key infrastructure uses which of the following combinations of cryptographic items? A.www. public keys and asymmetric cryptography C.actualtests.co An administrator wants to implement a procedure to control inbound and outbound traffic on a network segment. Public keys. Proxy sts . Private keys. WEP and symmetric cryptography B. public keys and ECC-based keys D. the CA is responsible for which of the following? A. Maintaining the CRL B. symmetric keys and ECC-based keys Answer: B QUESTION NO: 737 Answer: C QUESTION NO: 738 In PKI. Private keys. HIDS C. ACL D. Maintaining the browsers PKI store Answer: A QUESTION NO: 739 In PKI. Maintaining all private keys D.com Ac tua lTe A. Any Time. NIDS B. Which of the following would achieve this goal? m 213 . One time keys. which of the following entities is responsible for publishing the CRL? "Pass Any Exam." . Maintaining the cipher block chain C.

New vector to introduce viruses and malware to the network B. Large storage capacity and high visibility C.com Ac tua A. War-dialing DoS attacks against the network C." .co m 214 . ACL C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. CA B. Recovery agent D. Easy to conceal and large storage capacity Answer: D Answer: A QUESTION NO: 742 The availability of portable external storage such as USB hard drives has increased which of the following threats to networks? A. Increased loss business data Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. Removal of sensitive and PII data D. Easy to conceal and detect B.actualtests. Introduction of rogue wireless access points C. War-driving DDoS attacks against the network D. New vector to introduce VoIP to the network lTe Which of the following is a security risk associated with introducing cellular telephones with mobile OS installed on a closed network? sts QUESTION NO: 741 . Small storage capacity and low visibility D. User Answer: A QUESTION NO: 740 Which of the following is a security risk associated with USB drives? A. Any Time. Introduction of material on to the network B.www.

www. LDAP B. D. Which of the following is used to encrypt email and create digital signatures? A. S/MIME D. C. The NIDS baseline has been updateD.co m 215 . The device is MOST likely which of the following? A." . External USB drive B.com Ac QUESTION NO: 745 tua Answer: A lTe sts . The administrator has also noticed large documents being transmitted from the host to a host on an external network. Any Time. Which of the following is MOST likely the cause of the problem? A. In-line keystroke logger C. HTTPS C. The HIDS baseline has been updateD.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 743 An administrator finds a device attached between the USB port on a host and the attached USB keyboarD. A patch was pushed out. A signature update was completed on the NIPS.actualtests. B. USB external hub Answer: B QUESTION NO: 744 A user is receiving an error which they have not seen before when opening an application. RSA Answer: C QUESTION NO: 746 Which of the following can be used to encrypt FTP or telnet credentials over the wire? "Pass Any Exam. In-line network analyzer D.

AirSnort C.com Ac tua lTe sts QUESTION NO: 748 . Wireshark Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. Cain & Abel C. HTTPS C. AirSnort Answer: C QUESTION NO: 749 Which of the following is a password cracking tool? A. Any Time. SSH B. John the Ripper D. John the Ripper B.co m 216 . Cain & Abel C. AirSnort D. Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer D. John the Ripper B.actualtests.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. SHTTP D." .www. S/MIME Answer: A QUESTION NO: 747 Which of the following is a vulnerability assessment tool? A. Nessus B. Nessus Answer: D Which of the following is a vulnerability scanner? A.

Mandatory vacations C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 750 Which of the following is a protocol analyzer? A. Any Time. DNS zone transfers B. Cain & Abel D. DMZ Answer: C QUESTION NO: 752 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 753 Which of the following should be checked if an email server is forwarding emails for another domain? A. WireShark C.actualtests. Firewall C.com 217 Ac A. SMTP open relay C.www. Nessus Answer: B QUESTION NO: 751 Which of the following is a system setup to distract potential attackers? A." .co m . Honeypot D. John the Ripper B. Cookies "Pass Any Exam. Least privilege D. Separation of duties B. VLAN B. Job rotation tua Changing roles every couple of months as a security mitigation technique is an example of which of the following? lTe sts .

CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam D.actualtests.com Ac tua lTe sts . Any Time.co QUESTION NO: 755 m 218 . Amachine becoming infected with a botnet Answer: B QUESTION NO: 757 Which of the following is a security limitation of virtualization technology? "Pass Any Exam. Amachine becoming infected with a virus B. Malware scanner C. HIDS B. ActiveX controls Answer: B QUESTION NO: 754 Which of the following will allow the running of a system integrity verifier on only a single host? A." . Anti-spam scanner Answer: B QUESTION NO: 756 Which of the following will be prevented by setting a BIOS password? A. NIPS Answer: A Which of the following has the ability to find a rootkit? A. Email scanner D. Adware scanner B. NIDS C. Replacing a video card on a machine D. Changing the system boot order C. VLAN D.www.

Any Time. It increases false positives on the NIDS. Redundant power supply D. Configuration baseline C. D. A compromise of one instance will immediately compromise all instances. C. Honeypot D. it could potentially disrupt multiple servers. If an attack occurs. B. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 758 Which of the following must be used to setup a DMZ? A. Backup generator B.actualtests." . Local security policy Answer: A QUESTION NO: 760 Which of the following would be used to allow a server to shut itself down normally upon a loss of power? A. Proxy B.co m 219 . Cookies D. Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Answer: D "Pass Any Exam. Patch management B.com Ac tua lTe sts QUESTION NO: 759 . NIDS C. Redundant ISP C. Patch management becomes more time consuming.www. Router Answer: D Which of the following would be used to push out additional security hotfixes? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A.

WEP D. In order to ensure false positives are not received during baseline testing B. To ensure the DMZ is not overloaded during server maintenance C. Heuristic-based NIDS C. WPA2 B.co m 220 . Any Time. To eliminate attack attempts of the network during peak hours D. Time of day restrictions C.actualtests.com Ac tua lTe sts . WPA Answer: C QUESTION NO: 764 When would it be appropriate to use time of day restrictions on an account? A. Disabling SSID broadcast Answer: A QUESTION NO: 762 Applying a service pack could affect the baseline of which of the following? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 761 Which of the following is the BEST security measure to use when implementing access control? A. Password complexity requirements B.www." . Changing default passwords D. Honeynet B. As an added security measure if employees work set schedules "Pass Any Exam. TKIP C. Signature-based NIDS D. Signature-based NIPS Answer: B QUESTION NO: 763 Which of the following is the strongest encryption form that can be used in all countries? A.

Perform comprehensive heuristic-based analysis on the system. Firewall B.www." . Recovery agent Answer: D QUESTION NO: 766 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 767 Which of the following is MOST effective in preventing adware? A. Bluesnarfing . Domain kiting B. Pop-up blocker Answer: D QUESTION NO: 768 Which of the following is the MOST important when implementing heuristic-based NIPS? A.actualtests. Trust model verification B. Antivirus D. Key escrow C.co Which of the following is a possible security risk associated with USB devices? m 221 . Input validation D. CRL D. Cross-site scripting C. Any Time.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: D QUESTION NO: 765 Which of the following could be used to restore a private key in the event of a CA server crashing? A. "Pass Any Exam. HIDS C.com Ac tua lTe sts A.

com Ac tua lTe sts . SQL injection C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B.co m 222 .actualtests. D. Virus infections B. Ensure the network is secure when baseline is establisheD. Any Time. Enable automatic updates to the heuristic databasE. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 769 Which of the following attacks enabling logging for DNS aids? A. C. The brand of NIPS that is being useD.www. Botnet attacks Answer: D "Pass Any Exam." . Local hosts file corruption D.

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