CompTIA SY0-201

SY0-201 CompTIA Security+ (2008 Edition) Exam

Practice Test
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CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SSH.4.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 292 When examining HTTP server logs the security administrator notices that the company's online store crashes after a particular search string is executed by a single external user. PGP B. SFTP. 10. SSL.63 "Pass Any Exam. Which of the following IP address ranges are encompassed by this rule? A. Spoofing D. DoS Answer: C QUESTION NO: 293 Which of the following components is MOST integral to HTTPS? A. Which of the following BEST describes this type of attack? A. Spim B. 10.4.32 10.4.andTFTP D. TLS.58/27.58 B.4.4. TELNET.www.4.27 10. and SFTP C.andTFTP B. Mutual authentication Answer: D Which of the following uses TCP port 22 by default? A. Any Time." .4.4.co m . and SCP Answer: B QUESTION NO: 295 A system administrator sees a firewall rule that applies to 10.com 86 Ac tua QUESTION NO: 294 lTe sts . DDoS C. Diffie-Hellman key exchange D. HTTPS.4. Symmetric session keys C. SCP.actualtests.4. SCP.

58 10. Any Time.com Ac tua lTe sts . All new employees are required to be mentored by a senior employee for their first few months on the job. Domain wide password policy C.4.127 Answer: B QUESTION NO: 296 A security administrator wants to implement a more secure way to login to a VPN in addition to a username and password.4.4. New server room construction requires a single entrance that is heavily protected.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam C.4. 10. B. Which of the following is the MOST secure way to log in to a VPN? A. 10. Implementing a single sign on process D.4.58 10. Group policy B. Implementing an ACL B. All doors to the server room must have signage indicating that it is a server room. User access and rights Answer: A "Pass Any Exam.4.www.4. D. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 298 Which of the following audit types would a security administrator perform on the network to ensure each workstation is standardized? A.89 D. All server room users are required to have unique usernames and passwords. Storage and retention policy D.co m 87 . Setting up two VPNs Answer: B QUESTION NO: 297 Which of the following is the BEST example of a physical security policy? A. C.4. Setting up a PKI C." .actualtests.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

actualtests. NAT Answer: A QUESTION NO: 383 Which of the following describes what has occurred after a user has successfully gained access to a secure system? A. Cold calling C. DMZ B. They can see you entering a password.com 114 Ac QUESTION NO: 384 tua lTe sts .co m . Authenticity C. Phishing B. SPIM Answer: C Explanation: One form of social engineering is known as shoulder surfing and involves nothing more than watching someone when they enter their sensitive data. The best defense "Pass Any Exam. Identification D. Any Time. Subnetting C. or entering any other pertinent information. This is an example of which of the following design elements? A. Confidentiality Answer: A Which of the following security attacks would be MOST likely to occur within the office without the use of technological tools? A.CompTIA SY0-201: Practice Exam QUESTION NO: 382 A network administrator places a firewall between a file server and the public Internet and another firewall between the file server and the company's internal servers.www." . Shoulder surfing D. typing in a credit card number. VLAN D. Authentication B.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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