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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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.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. which of the following is the expected net savings? A. Message digest B. $2. The IT manager read there was a 90% chance each year that workstations would be compromised if not adequately protecteD. 3DES B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam D. Any Time.com 5 Ac A. AES C.actualtests. $900 B. DH-ECC "Pass Any Exam.www. As part of the upgrade the vendor offered to supply anti-malware software for a cost of $5. Staff members in the call center are paid $90 per hour.290 C. Data integrity tua Which of the following is the main objective of steganography? lTe sts .700 D.co m . $5. If workstations are compromised it will take three hours to restore services for the 30 staff. If the anti-malware software is purchased." .000 per year. Encrypt information C. Hide information D. $2.

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

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

Password complexity D. Rainbow Table D. Increase the input length C. Signature C.www. Secure disposal C. ACL Answer: A QUESTION NO: 26 Which of the following increases the collision resistance of a hash? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 25 Which of the following is a list of discrete entries that are known to be benign? A.co m . Salt B. Larger key space Answer: A QUESTION NO: 27 A. which of following should be completed FIRST? A. B. Change management B. Blacklist D. which of the following processes should be followed? lTe sts .com 9 Ac tua A programmer has decided to alter the server variable in the coding of an authentication function for a proprietary sales application. Before implementing the new routine on the production application server. "Pass Any Exam. Whitelist B. Chain of custody Answer: A QUESTION NO: 28 When deploying 50 new workstations on the network. Run the latest spywarE. Any Time.actualtests." . Install a word processor.

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

" . Patch management C. Phishing B.com Ac tua lTe sts .actualtests. Antivirus logs Answer: B QUESTION NO: 33 Which of the following is commonly used in a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack? A. 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.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. DNS logs D.www. Network intrusion detection B. Firewall configuration D. Adware C. Any Time. DHCP logs C. Trojan Answer: C QUESTION NO: 34 Which of the following practices is MOST relevant to protecting against operating system security flaws? A.co m 11 . Security logs B.

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www.actualtests. A port monitor utility shows that there are many connections to port 80 on the Internet facing web server. Antivirus logs D. DNS logs "Pass Any Exam. C." . Firewall logs C. Account expiration C. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 41 An administrator suspects that files are being copied to a remote location during off hours. Logical tokens Answer: B QUESTION NO: 40 Which of the following may be an indication of a possible system compromise? A. D. A performance monitor indicates a recent and ongoing drop in speed. Intrusion detection logs B.com 13 Ac tua lTe sts . Which of the following logs would be the BEST place to look for information? A. 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.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. Any Time.co m . The certificate for one of the web servers has expired and transactions on that server begins to drop rapidly. B. ACL B. The file server does not have logging enableD. Time of day restrictions D.

actualtests. Discretionary Access Control (DAC) D.www. Mandatory Access Control (MAC) D. Least privilege D. Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) Answer: D Which of the following access control methods includes switching work assignments at preset intervals? A. Mandatory vacations C. Separation of duties Answer: A QUESTION NO: 45 "Pass Any Exam. Any Time.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. Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) B. Mandatory Access Control (MAC) B.com Ac QUESTION NO: 44 tua lTe sts . Job rotation B. Rule-Based Access control (RBAC) C.co m 14 . Rule-Based Access control (RBAC) C." .

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

NIDS Answer: B "Pass Any Exam. DMZ B. Rootkit C. VLAN C. NAT Answer: D QUESTION NO: 55 An administrator wants to proactively collect information on attackers and their attempted methods of gaining access to the internal network. Virus Answer: A QUESTION NO: 54 An administrator wants to setup their network with only one public IP address. Trojan D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. Honeypot C.co m 17 ." . Trojan D.com Ac tua lTe sts . NIPS B. Which of the following would allow for this? A. NIDS D. Which of the following would allow the administrator to do this? A. Worm B. DMZ D. Rootkit Answer: D QUESTION NO: 53 Which of the following will propagate itself without any user interaction? A. Worm C.www. Any Time.actualtests.

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. Vulnerability scanner C. NIDS sts . which of the following should be done? "Pass Any Exam. Protocol analyzer B. Protocol analyzer D.Which of the following would be the BEST solution to deploy? m 18 . Any Time. Proxy C. Penetration test Answer: B QUESTION NO: 59 If a certificate has been compromised.actualtests. Patch B.co A technician wants to regulate and deny traffic to websites that contain information on hacking.com Ac tua lTe A. Port scanner D." . Security roll-up D. Internet content filter B.www. 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.

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

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

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

Each member of the group should have read/write permissions to a sharE. Rule based D.www. Smart card D." . 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.actualtests. Any Time. Privilege escalation B. Biometrics Answer: B A. Single sign-on C. Rootkit "Pass Any Exam.com Ac tua User A is a member of the payroll security group. Two-factor authentication B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following principles should be applied when assigning permissions? A. Least privilege D. Rights are not set correctly C. 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. Least privilege C. User A was trying to update a file but when the user tried to access the file the user was denieD. Which of the following would explain why User A could not access the file? lTe QUESTION NO: 85 sts .co m 26 .

Spoofing Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. Adware C. Spam C. Spyware D. Spam Answer: A QUESTION NO: 87 Which of the following methods is used to perform denial of service (DoS) attacks? A.actualtests. 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. Botnet C. Privilege escalation B. Null session D. 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.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. Logic bomb B. DNS poisoning C. Rootkit D.www. Any Time." . Adware D.co m 27 .com Ac tua lTe sts . NAT B.

rogue access points.www. 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." . Any Time.actualtests. Replay attack B.com 28 Ac tua lTe sts . Privilege escalation D. The technician should be concerned with all of the following wireless vulnerabilities EXCEPT: A. VLAN D.co m . Default passwords Answer: D QUESTION NO: 93 A technician is implementing a new wireless network for an organization. Subnetting C. Spanning port B. 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. Attacker privilege escalation B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 90 Which of the following is a way to logically separate a network through a switch? A. Denial of Service (DoS) D. "Pass Any Exam. Installation of a back door C. Denial of service (DoS) C.

com Ac tua A. Performance baseline C." . SSID broadcasts. D.www.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. 80211 modE. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 94 Which of the following tools will allow the technician to find all open ports on the network? A. Protocol analyzer C. Service level agreement B. Any Time. 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. In which of the following is the availability requirements identified? sts .co m 29 . Key escrow D. C. Router ACL D. A technician is responsible for making sure that all new servers meet security requirements for uptimE. Public key recovery Answer: B "Pass Any Exam. Security template lTe An organization is installing new servers into their infrastructurE. Recovery agent B. Device manufacturer documentation D.actualtests. Certificate revocation list C. Performance monitor B. weak encryption. Which of the following should the technician use to correct this problem? A.

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. Penetration tests are generally used to scan the network and identify open ports.actualtests. Users group policy D. Penetration tests are generally used to demonstrate a weakness in a system and then provide documentation on the weakness. sts . Data storage and retention policies C. Penetration tests are generally used to map the network and grab banners. verify system access.www. facilitate penetration testing. C. 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. gain system access. B.co m 30 . sniff network passwords.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 97 Password crackers are generally used by malicious attackers to: A. Penetration tests are generally used to exploit a weakness without permission and show how an attacker might compromise a system. B." . Any Time. User access and rights B.com Ac tua lTe A. D. C. D.

Which of the following is a concern when implementing virtualization technology? A. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 102 A technician is reviewing the logical access control method an organization uses.www.actualtests. The technician should verify that the virtual servers are dual homed so that traffic is securely separateD. D. The technician should perform penetration testing on all the virtual servers to monitor performancE. Enforce Kerberos B. To monitor unauthorized zone transfers B. Which of the following should the technician implement to meet managements request? A. The technician should subnet the network so each virtual server is on a different network segment. B. To perform penetration testing on the DNS server D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Access control lists Answer: C QUESTION NO: 103 "Pass Any Exam." . The technician has been tasked with making sure that the virtualization technology is implemented securely. To measure the DNS server performance C. Time of day restrictions D. To control unauthorized DNS DoS Answer: A QUESTION NO: 101 A technician is rebuilding the infrastructure for an organization. Deploy smart cards C. One of the senior managers requests that the technician prevent staff members from logging on during nonworking days.com Ac tua lTe sts .co m 31 . C. 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. Elliptical curve C. test the patch and install it on all of the production servers.www." . D.co m 32 . RSA Answer: B Which of the following encryption schemes is the public key infrastructure based on? A. SHA D. Quantum B. C. Any Time.com Ac tua QUESTION NO: 105 lTe sts . AES B. B. DES C. Driving from point to point with a laptop and an antenna to find unsecured wireless access points. Download the patch from the vendors secure website and install it as needeD.actualtests. Download the patch from the vendors secure website and install it on the most vulnerable workstation. Download the patch from the Internet. Download the patch from the vendors secure website.WBerlin Sans Answer: B QUESTION NO: 104 Which of the following is considered the weakest encryption? A. Asymmetric D. "Pass Any Exam.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam How would a technician implement a security patch in an enterprise environment? A. Symmetric Answer: C QUESTION NO: 106 Which of the following BEST describes the term war driving? A.

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

Any Time." . B. B. Configure rules on the users host and restart the host. Which of the following steps should be taken to stop this from occurring? A. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 113 Which of the following are characteristics of a hash function? (Select TWO). Install an ACL on the firewall to block traffic from the sender and filter the IP address. B. D. C.com Ac A technician suspects that a piece of malware is consuming too many CPU cycles and slowing down a system. Which of the following will help determine the amount of CPU cycles that are being consumed? tua lTe sts A. Install HIDS to determine the CPU usage. . A NIDS is installed on the proxy server. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 111 Answer: A QUESTION NO: 112 A. Configure a rule in each users router and restart the router. D.actualtests. "Pass Any Exam. A NIDS is normally installed on the email server. Run performance monitor to evaluate the CPU usage. Use a protocol analyzer to find the cause of the traffic. A NIDS monitors and analyzes network traffic for possible intrusions.co Which of the following is a true statement with regards to a NIDS? m 34 . Install malware scanning software. Install an anti-spam filter on the domain mail servers and filter the email address. C.www.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. C. A NIDS prevents certain types of traffic from entering a network. D.

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

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

com 40 Ac A company wants to host public servers on a new network. HIDS B. Which of the following does the user want to implement? "Pass Any Exam. Which of the following could be implemented? A. An access list Answer: A QUESTION NO: 131 A user is redirected to a different website when the user requests the DNS record www." .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam network originating between client workstations.comptiA. DNS caching D. VLAN Answer: C QUESTION NO: 133 A user has decided that they do not want an internal LAN segment to use public IP addresses. DNS poisoning B.www. IPSec C.xyz. DoS C. Which of the following is this an example of? A. IPv6 B.Which of the following should be implemented on the network to isolate these public hosts from the rest of the network? tua lTe QUESTION NO: 132 sts . Any Time. These servers will include a website and mail server. com. DMZ D. The user wants to translate them as private IP addresses to a pool of public IP addresses to identify them on the Internet.actualtests. A VLAN C. A network router D.co m . Smurf attack Answer: A A.

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

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

Which of the following should the administrator check FIRST? tua lTe sts ." . Least privilege B. The administrator logs onto the PC and prints successfully. Any Time.actualtests.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 190 A DMZ has a fake network that a hacker is attacking. That the user has sufficient rights to print to the printer D. Implicit deny C. 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.com Ac A user complains that the color laser printer continuously gives an access denied message while attempting to print a text document. Proxy server D. 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. Firewall B. Man-in-the-middle C. Job rotation Answer: D QUESTION NO: 192 A.www. That the toner should be changed in the printer C. That the printer has the correct size of paper in each of the trays B.co m 57 . Which of the following is this an example of? A. Separation of duties D. Which of the following is this an example of? A.

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

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

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Buffer overflow D. Worms C.co m 61 . Viruses B. Logic bomb B. Rootkit C. 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. Any Time. Cross-site scripting C. Trojans Answer: C QUESTION NO: 205 A.www." . Privilege escalation Answer: A QUESTION NO: 206 A CEO is concerned about staff browsing inappropriate material on the Internet via HTTPS.Which of the following type of attacks is similar to this product? "Pass Any Exam. Java input error B. Botnet D.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. It has been suggested that the company purchase a product which could decrypt the SSL session. scan the content and then repackage the SSL session without staff knowing. Botnets D. The code would activate only if human resources processed the developers termination papers.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. The developer implemented which of the following security threats? lTe sts .actualtests.

Spoofing C. Replay B. Accept the risk B. Which of the following are reasons why a NIDS may be better to implement? (Select TWO). $4. As part of the upgrade the vendor offered to supply anti-malware software for a cost of $5. $2. Any Time. Mitigate the risk C.000 D. which of the following is the annual loss expectancy (ALE)? tua lTe sts . which of the following is the BEST course of action? A. Staff members in the call center are paid $90 per hour. Run a new risk assessment Answer: A QUESTION NO: 208 A. TCP/IP hijacking D. Reject the risk D. "Pass Any Exam.actualtests.com 62 Ac A small call center business decided to install an email system to facilitate communications in the office. If workstations are compromised it will take three hours to restore services for the 30 staff. The IT manager read there was a 90% chance each year that workstations would be compromised if not adequately protecteD. If determining the risk.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. In this instance. $7.290b Answer: D QUESTION NO: 209 A technician is deciding between implementing a HIDS on the database server or implementing a NIDS.000 per year.co m . 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. $5.500 C.700 B.www." .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Drive sanitization D. backup generator B. UPS battery. Drive optimization C. HTTPS C.www. UPS line conditioner. AES B. and backup generator Answer: D QUESTION NO: 244 "Pass Any Exam. L2TP B." . Any Time. Backup generator. Backup generator.com Ac tua lTe sts . SSH C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. UPS battery C. Damage and loss control Answer: A QUESTION NO: 241 Which of the following facilitates the creation of an unencrypted tunnel between two devices? A.actualtests. UPS line conditioner. UPS line conditioner. L2TP D.co m 72 . HTTP Answer: C QUESTION NO: 243 Which of the following is the BEST order in which crucial equipment should draw power? A. UPS line conditioner D. PPTP Answer: C QUESTION NO: 242 Which of the following allows for a secure connection to be made through a web browser? A. Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) battery. UPS battery. SSL 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 . Backup all data at a preset interval to tape and store those tapes at a sister site across the street. Security access logs Answer: B QUESTION NO: 247 An administrator is backing up all server data nightly to a local NAS devicE. Any Time. Vulnerability scanner C.www. A protocol analyzer D. "Pass Any Exam." . Rainbow tables D. 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 security access logs B. SSID broadcasting enabled D. 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. Anonymous connections enabled B. SSID broadcasting disabled C.co m .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. Review DNS logs Answer: B QUESTION NO: 246 A. A network mapper C.actualtests. Protocol analyzer B.

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

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

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

service pack rollup. C.com 77 Ac A.actualtests. D. disabled user accounts. B." . D. E. false negative. The technician notices there seems to be a lot of activity on the NIC. ipconfig /all. C. This update would be considered a: sts . "Pass Any Exam. patch.co m . false positivE. hotfix. C. netops. disgruntled employees. netstat. C. true negativE. D. A good tool to quickly check the current network connections of the desktop would be: A. lanman.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. B.www. This is an example of: A. network audits. D. Any Time.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. dial-up access. 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. service pack. true positivE. Answer: C. B. tua lTe A vendor releases an application update to a recent service pack that addresses problems being experienced by some end users.

Any Time. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 263 The service provided by message authentication code (MAC) hash is: A. C." . and limit VPN connections to one hour. Use group policy to lock computers after five minutes of inactivity. This is typical of a(n): A. fault tolerancE. B. The administrator needs to prevent both unauthorized access to the company email and data. 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.co m 78 . D. Set VPN to disconnect after five minutes of inactivity. honeynet. C. anomaly-based tool. and limit the impact on the VPN server. and leaving their computers connected while in public places. D.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. signature-based tool. Use registry settings to lock computers after five minutes of inactivity. integrity. Which of the following BEST achieves this goal? A. protocol analyzer. B. D. C.com Ac tua lTe sts . key recovery. and limit VPN connections to two hours.actualtests.www. data recovery. Answer: D "Pass Any Exam. B. Provide web mail access to all users.

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

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

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

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

the organization will accept. Any Time. CRLs lTe sts . Certificates B. Keys C. Warm site D. where the ARO equals the SLE. B. URLs E.actualtests. TLSs D. Mirrored site Answer: D QUESTION NO: 280 Answer: A. D.co Which of the following are MOST likely to be analyzed by Internet filter appliances/servers? (Select THREE). where the ALE is lower than the SLE. Mobile site B." . Content F. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 282 "Pass Any Exam.www.D.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. Hot site C. C.E QUESTION NO: 281 The primary function of risk management in an organization is to reduce risk to a level: A. the organization will mitigatE. m .com 83 Ac tua A.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fingerprint cards D." . Any Time.co m 93 . Chain of custody D.actualtests. Brown out "Pass Any Exam. Booking slip B. Power surge C. Compressed air B.com Ac tua lTe sts . To evaluate the scene and determine the cause D. Static electricity B. Digital camera Answer: D QUESTION NO: 314 Which of the following BEST describes the form used while transferring evidence? A. 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. To evaluate the scene and repair the problem B. To secure the scene and preserve evidence C. 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.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 313 Which of the following should be included in a forensic toolkit? A.www.

Once a month. during peak business hours C.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.actualtests.www.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 . Any Time. After the network is stable and online D. Telnet C. Differential Answer: C QUESTION NO: 320 How many keys are utilized in symmetric cryptography? "Pass Any Exam. Weekly B. Incremental C. SFTP D. Disk Image D. Immediately following lessons learned sessions B. In accordance with the disaster recovery plan . HTTPS B." . SHTTP Answer: A QUESTION NO: 318 Answer: D QUESTION NO: 319 A.

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

Decentralized antivirus B. Any Time. Host based intrusion detection C." . HIDS Answer: B QUESTION NO: 325 An organization has requested the ability to monitor all network traffic as it traverses their network. HIDS Answer: B QUESTION NO: 326 A.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. Protocol analyzer C. Centralized antivirus D. NIDS B. Which of the following should a technician implement? A. Which of the following should the technician implement? tua lTe sts . VLAN C.co m 96 . Honeypot D. NAT D.com Ac A large amount of viruses have been found on numerous domain workstations. Content filter B.www.actualtests. 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.

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

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

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

Any Time. Which of the following is the MOST effective method to accomplish this? lTe sts . D.com 100 Ac A. Recovery agent D. IP addresses of machines from which penetration testing will be executeD. "Pass Any Exam. 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. One-time password D. Which of the following BEST describes the administrators recommendation? A. handling of information collected by the penetration testing team.co m . Elliptic curve C. Acceptable use policy B. ATM PIN code B. unique code to confirm every transaction. Certificate authority C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. B. Registration B. Data retention and disclosure policy C.actualtests." . a bank has implemented a requirement that all bank customers enter a different. a list of acceptable testing techniques and tools to be utilizeD.www. C. Service level agreement D. 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. Digital certificate tua To combat transaction fraud.

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

DNS poisoning B." .com 102 Ac tua According to company policy an administrator must logically keep the Human Resources department separated from the Accounting department. Trojan horse C. Domain hijacking C.co m . 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. Any Time. Worm D. 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. Kiting Answer: D QUESTION NO: 346 this? A.Which of the following would be the simplest way to accomplish lTe sts . DMZ C. Logic bomb B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following is planted on an infected system and deployed at a predetermined time? A.actualtests. NAT D.www. Spoofing D. NIDS B.

Any Time. Back door B. War dialing C. Worm C. Zombie D. 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. MAC flooding B. War chalking D. Man-in-the-middle C. DNS poisoning D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A.actualtests. 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.co m 103 .com Ac tua lTe sts QUESTION NO: 349 . Bluesnarfing B." . DNS spoofing Answer: A Which of the following is commonly programmed into an application for ease of administration? A. ARP poisoning C. War driving Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. DDoS D. DoS B.www.

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

actualtests. Key distribution center B. Account lockout duration C. LDAP D. PPTP C.co m 105 . Account lockout threshold D. Kerberos Answer: D QUESTION NO: 356 Which of the following protocols can be implemented as an alternative to the overhead of a VPN? A. L2TP B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam D. SSH D. Any Time. 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." . Two-factor authentication B. RADIUS C.www.com Ac tua lTe sts . Password complexity requirements Answer: B "Pass Any Exam. 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.

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

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

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

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Implicit deny B. War chalking C. Vulnerability scanner Answer: B "Pass Any Exam. Blue jacking D. Port scanner B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Any Time. Least privilege C. Network mapper D.actualtests. 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 . Job rotation D. Protocol analyzer C." . Bluesnarfing Answer: B QUESTION NO: 377 Which of the following would be of MOST interest to someone that is dumpster diving? A.www. List of expired usernames D.co m 111 . War driving B.com Ac tua A. User education manual B. Business card of computer contractor C. 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.

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" . Any Time.co m 114 . Answer: B QUESTION NO: 390 Identity proofing occurs during which phase of identification and authentication? A. Antivirus D. Systems monitor Answer: B QUESTION NO: 388 Which of the following is the BEST solution to implement to reduce unsolicited email? A. used to prevent authorized access.actualtests. when the user is verifieD.www. Performance baseline C. Anti-spam C. when the user is authorizeD. Personal software firewall Answer: B QUESTION NO: 389 Identification is a critical component of the authentication process because it is: A. Verification C. D. Testing B. B. C. used to confirm the privileges of a user.com Ac tua lTe sts .CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. Pop-up blocker B. Identification Answer: D QUESTION NO: 391 "Pass Any Exam. Authentication D. Application log 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. Any Time. Sorting through the trash of an organization to recover an old user ID badge previously used for an attack. C. Which of the following devices could be selected to provide security to the network segment? "Pass Any Exam.com 115 Ac An administrator is asked to recommend the most secure transmission mediA.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Which of the following BEST describes the practice of dumpster diving? A. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 393 A. Fiber optic cable C. Sorting through the trash of an organization to obtain information found on their intranet. B. 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. Proper environmental controls make authentication simpler. Sorting through the garbage of an organization to obtain information used for configuration management. B. Proper environmental controls provide redundancy to the facility." . D. Which of the following should be recommended? tua lTe sts .www. Proper environmental controls provide integrity to IT systems.co m . Sorting through the garbage of an organization to obtain information used for a subsequent attack. Ethernet CAT5 cable D. Unshielded twisted pair cable B. Proper environmental controls help ensure availability of IT systems. D. C.actualtests.

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QUESTION NO: 408 After conducting a risk assessment, the main focus of an administrator should be which of the following? A. To report the results of the assessment to the users B. To ensure all threats are mitigated C. To ensure all vulnerabilities are eliminated D. To ensure risk mitigation activities are implemented Answer: 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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B. Private key of the sender C.actualtests.co m ." . Man-in-the-middle Answer: A QUESTION NO: 538 All of the following are organizational policies that reduce the impact of fraud EXCEPT: A. C. D. separation of duties. Public key of the sender D. D. B. SAFER. RSA. password complexity rules. 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. Any Time. Diffie-Hellman. Collision B. KEA.com 156 Ac tua lTe QUESTION NO: 537 sts . Public key of the receiver Answer: B Which of the following describes a weakness of the hash functions? A. Answer: B "Pass Any Exam. Collusion D. Private key of the receiver B. job rotation. escorting procedures.www. C.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam All of the following are considered key exchange protocols EXCEPT: A. Birthday attack C.

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

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

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

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

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

"Pass Any Exam." . Penetration testing removes malware if found during a scan C. B. Network mapping C. Any Time. Vulnerability assessment exploits a weakness in a system D. C. 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.www. Use a reciprocal agreement.com Ac tua QUESTION NO: 559 lTe sts . Hire an independent consultant. SQL servers Answer: A Which of the following is true about penetration testing or vulnerability assessments? A. The system may be changed to boot from alternative mediA. 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.co m 162 . Spend at least 5% of the IT budget. Test the recovery plan. Vulnerability assessment D.actualtests. D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 557 Which of the following is a best practice disaster recovery strategy? A. Vulnerability assessment verifies incidence response B. Penetration testing B.

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

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

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

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

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

Adware D. the issuer. OS compatibility. Answer: B "Pass Any Exam. B. Which of the following BEST describes what the user is seeing? A. B. D. One replaces blocks with other blocks while the other rearranges only. C. Any Time. 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. The technician is skeptical because the antivirus definitions on the machine are up-to-datE. speeD. storage capacity.co m 168 .www. One rearranges and replaces blocks while the other rearranges only.actualtests. 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. One replaces blocks while the other rearranges and replaces only. One is a symmetric block cipher and the other is asymmetriC. C. Spyware C. physical sizE. D. SQL injection B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam D.com Ac tua lTe sts QUESTION NO: 579 . SMTP open relay Answer: C The GREATEST security concern in regards to data leakage with USB devices is: A." .

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

To provide a secure virtual environment to conduct online deployments B. NMAP Answer: B QUESTION NO: 588 "Pass Any Exam.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. Configuration baseline C. To provide a virtual collaboration environment to discuss security research C. To provide an environment where new network applications can be tested D. Patch management D. CORE Impact B. Security hotfix B.www. Security templates Answer: D QUESTION NO: 586 Virtual machines are MOST often used by security researchers for which of the following purposes? A. 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.com Ac tua lTe sts .co m 170 . WireShark D.actualtests." . Any Time. Cain & Abel C.

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

Smurf C.www. Physical token sts . Teardrop D. Smart card and a PIN B.com Ac tua lTe A. Physical token and a password C. Hardware lock D. Airsnort B. Which of the following documents would provide this? "Pass Any Exam. Any Time." . 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. Biometric device C. 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. Installation key B.actualtests.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.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 . Fingerprint reader D.

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

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

The single point of failure is remedieD. Proxy server C. C. B. A hash is a unique number that is generated after the file has been encrypted and used as the SSL key during downloaD. The backup generator activates. Any Time. C.com 175 Ac tua A. B. A hash is a unique number that is generated based upon the files contents and used as the SSL key during downloaD. which of the following must happen during a power outage before an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) drains its battery? sts .www. Firewall Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. The PKI CA is relocateD.actualtests. lTe According to a good disaster recovery plan. D." . A hash is a unique number that is generated based upon the files contents and should be verified after downloaD. A hash is a unique number that is generated based upon the TCP/IP transmission header and should be verified before downloaD.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. Internet content filter B.co m . 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. Which of the following BEST describes a hash? A. D. NIDS D.

Domain password policy Answer: B QUESTION NO: 607 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 608 A." . Account expiration B. Domain password policy C. Firewall logs D. Logical tokens D. Access logs B.co Which of the following would BEST ensure that users have complex passwords? m 176 . 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. ACL B.actualtests.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. Which of the following would BEST allow for the user to be identified? tua lTe sts A. Account lockout D. Time of day restriction C.www.com Ac A technician finds that a malicious user has introduced an unidentified virus to a single file on the network. Performance log C. Time of day restrictions .

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

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

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

patches and hotfixes immediately.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." . NIPS E.com Ac tua lTe sts QUESTION NO: 621 . Trojan C. Any Time.co m 180 . B. Virus Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. Group policy D. Behavior-based monitoring Answer: A. C. disabling SSID broadcast.actualtests. applying all updates. D. 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. Anomaly-based monitoring B. installing the NIDS. Worm B. Answer: B Setting a baseline is required in which of the following? (Select TWO). User access and rights review policies C.www.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam B. A. Spyware D. NIDS C. closing unnecessary network ports. Signature-based monitoring D.

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

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

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

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

The reports are not time critical. Substitution C. Stream ciphers .com Ac An administrator in an organization with 33. Asymmetric algorithms B. 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. D. Symmetric algorithms D. All of the following apply when determining the requirements for the logging server EXCEPT: tua lTe sts A. C.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. Transposition B. Any Time. but are required by upper management for legal obligations. log storage and backup requirements.co m Which of the following if used incorrectly would be susceptible to frequency analysis? 185 ." .000 users would like to store six months of Internet proxy logs on a dedicated logging server for analysis and content reporting. B. Transposition ciphers C.actualtests. Which of the following BEST meets these requirements? A. Symmetric D. performance baseline and audit trails. log details and level of verbose logging. Asymmetric Answer: C QUESTION NO: 638 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 639 A. time stamping and integrity of the logs.www.

Worm C. D. Redundant servers Answer: D "Pass Any Exam.www. RAID B. 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 . A one-way hash occurreD.co m 186 . Hot site D. A hashing chain occurreD. Backup generator C. Zombie B. Which of the following is this an example of? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Worm C." . B. Virus D.com Ac A. A collision occurreD. Adware Answer: B Answer: A QUESTION NO: 643 Multiple web servers are fed from a load balancer. Spyware B. C. Spam D. Any Time. A deviation occurreD. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 641 Which of the following is BEST known for self-replication in networks? A.actualtests.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. to allow a NIDS to monitor the traffic? m 199 . Firewall D.com Ac tua lTe A. Filter D. Screen C.co Which of the following is placed in promiscuous mode. Any Time. Filter B.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. which of the following is MOST likely the issue? A. DNS server C. Proxy server Answer: B QUESTION NO: 688 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 689 In a NIDS. which of the following provides a user interface? A. in line with the data flow. Appliance sts . Sensor C. Console B. Console D." .www.actualtests. DHCP server B.

False positive D. 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. 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 rejection D. False negative B. False rejection "Pass Any Exam. 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 . False acceptance B." .actualtests. Any Time. False positive B. True negative C. False positive C.com Ac A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. False positive B. False negative D.co m 200 .www. False negative D. False negative C. True negative C.

D." . Answer: C QUESTION NO: 695 When executing a disaster recovery plan the MOST important thing to consider is: A.co m 201 . D. false rejection.actualtests. false acceptancE. The cost to rebuild the existing facility C.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. The amount of data that will be stored B. legal and financial responsibilities. B.www. C. The amount of emergency rescue personnel D. which of the following is the MOST important consideration? A. C. financial obligations to stockholders. safety and welfare of personnel. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 696 When choosing a disaster recovery site. false negativE. data backups and recovery tapes. false positivE. B. 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.com Ac tua lTe sts . Any Time.

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

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

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

VLAN B. Worm B. Botnet . USB key settings D. Virus D.actualtests. Logic bomb C. DMZ D. 636 "Pass Any Exam. 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. 53 B. Any Time.com 205 Ac tua QUESTION NO: 710 lTe Answer: C sts A.co m Which of the following is a security threat to a workstation that requires interaction from a staff member? .www. BIOS password settings B. 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." . BIOS power on settings C. 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.

co m Answer: A 206 . Personal software firewall B.actualtests. Cross-site scripting C.www.com Ac tua A. Cell traffic D. 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. HIDS software Answer: D "Pass Any Exam. Vulnerability scanners B. could allow an attacker to access a users email information? A. Enterprise software firewall C. 8080 Answer: C QUESTION NO: 712 Which of the following.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C. Browser cookies B. Group policy C. 3389 D." . 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? . if intercepted. Antivirus software D. Network mappers D.

Any Time. Personal firewall C. A patch B. Group policy management B.com 207 Ac tua lTe sts A. Configuration baseline Answer: A QUESTION NO: 718 Which of the following protects a home user from the Internet? A. 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. Configuration baseline . Service pack application C.www. Anti-malware software D. HIDS B. Security templates D. Personal software firewall C. Pop-up blocker software D. Antivirus software B. Patch management D.co m Which of the following is a way for a technician to identify security changes on a workstation? .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. A service pack C. Antivirus application "Pass Any Exam.actualtests." .

actualtests.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam Answer: B QUESTION NO: 719 Computer equipment has been stolen from a companys officE. Multifactor authentication D. B. Prevent unauthorized personnel access to the data center. Iris scanner B.co m 208 . Any Time. D. Maintain a list of personnel who exit the facility. 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. Video surveillance and access logs B. Facial recognition Answer: C QUESTION NO: 722 "Pass Any Exam.www." . To prevent future thefts from occurring and to safeguard the companys trade secrets which of the following should be implemented? A. Fingerprint scanner C. Allow authorized personnel access to the data center. 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. ID badges and passwords C. Retina scanner D. Maintain a list of personnel who enter the facility. C.com Ac QUESTION NO: 721 tua Answer: D lTe sts .

Answer: D QUESTION NO: 725 Which of the following is a three-factor authentication system? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam An administrator has already implemented two-factor authentication and now wishes to install a third authentication factor. D. Six digit PINs Answer: C QUESTION NO: 723 A biometric authentication system consists of all of the following components EXCEPT: A. Username. A user in one city logs onto a network by connecting to a domain server in another city.com Ac tua Which of the following is an example of remote authentication? lTe sts ." . A user on a campus area network (CAN) connects to a server in another building and enters a username and password pair. Any Time. reader. B. C.actualtests.co m 209 . Pass phrases B. 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. 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. C. Answer: C QUESTION NO: 724 A. supplicant. password. token and iris scanner "Pass Any Exam.www. If the existing authentication system uses strong passwords and PKI tokens which of the following would provide a third factor? A. D. Elliptic curve C. B. credential storE.

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

CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 729 Which of the following is considered the strongest encryption by use of mathematical evaluation techniques? A. AES D. 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. g.com Ac Which of the following is the BEST wireless security practice that could be implemented to prevent unauthorized access? tua lTe sts . USB drive.co m 211 . Any Time. 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. laptops)? A. ROT13 B.actualtests. Confidentiality C. Sensitive file encryption B. DES C.www. Whole disk encryption D. Dual-sided certificates Answer: C QUESTION NO: 731 A. WPA2 with TKIP D.

To reduce recovery time in the event of application failure B.www. Strong authentication Answer: A QUESTION NO: 733 Which of the following are reasons to implement virtualization technology? (Select TWO). Implicit deny D.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Risk transference "Pass Any Exam. Anti-spyware scanners C.com 212 Ac A.co m . Acceptable use policy B. Pop-up blockers B. Separation of duties C.actualtests. a security administrator recommends the network owner take actions to prevent future security incidents. Risk acceptance B. Which of the following describes this type of action? A. To decrease access to security resources E. Input validation D. A. Any Time. To provide a secure virtual environment for testing Answer: A. 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 .E QUESTION NO: 734 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 735 After completing a risk assessment and penetration test against a network. To eliminate virtual redundancy D. To decrease false positives on the NIDS C. Risk mitigation D." . Risk avoidance C.

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

User Answer: A QUESTION NO: 740 Which of the following is a security risk associated with USB drives? A. Introduction of rogue wireless access points C." . Large storage capacity and high visibility C. CA B. Introduction of material on to the network B. Recovery agent D.co m 214 .www.actualtests.com Ac tua A. Any Time. ACL C. War-driving DDoS attacks against the network D. Removal of sensitive and PII data D. Small storage capacity and low visibility D. New vector to introduce viruses and malware to the network B.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam A. Increased loss business data Answer: C "Pass Any Exam. War-dialing DoS attacks against the network C. 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 . Easy to conceal and detect B. 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.

actualtests. In-line keystroke logger C. In-line network analyzer D. Any Time. D. The NIDS baseline has been updateD. 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.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. LDAP B.co m 215 .www.com Ac QUESTION NO: 745 tua Answer: A lTe sts . External USB drive B. B. S/MIME D. A signature update was completed on the NIPS. Which of the following is used to encrypt email and create digital signatures? A." . The HIDS baseline has been updateD. The administrator has also noticed large documents being transmitted from the host to a host on an external network. Which of the following is MOST likely the cause of the problem? A. The device is MOST likely which of the following? A. A patch was pushed out. HTTPS C. C.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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