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CompTIA Security Plus SY0 401 Test 1

This free CompTIA Security+ practice exam covers basic knowledge in the field of Information Systems Security. To pass the CompTIA Security+ exam, a candidate will need knowledge in Network Security, Compliance and operational security, threats and vulnerabilities, access control and identity management, cryptography, and application, data, and host security. This free practice test will test your knowledge and readiness for the CompTIA Security+ Examination.

  • Questions: 20
  • Time: 60 seconds per question (0 hours, 20 minutes, 0 seconds)

A network analyst received a number of reports that impersonation was taking place on the network. Session tokens were deployed to mitigate this issue and defend against which of the following attacks?

  • Replay
  • Phishing
  • DDos
  • Smurf

A security administrator needs to update the OS on all the switches in the company. Which of the following MUST be done before any actual switch configuration is performed?

  • The request needs to be approved through the change management process.
  • The request needs to be approved through the incident management process.
  • The request needs to be sent to the revision management team.
  • The request needs to be sent to the enterprise management team.

Which of the following is the MOST secure protocol to transfer files?

  • FTPS
  • SSH
  • FTP

Which of the following should be deployed to prevent the transmission of malicious traffic between virtual machines hosted on a singular physical device on a network?

  • NIPS on the network
  • HIPS on each virtual machine
  • HIDS on each virtual machine
  • NIDS on the network

A program has been discovered that infects a critical Windows system executable and stays dormant in memory. When a Windows mobile phone is connected to the host, the program infects the phone's boot loader and continues to target additional Windows PCs or phones. Which of the following malware categories BEST describes this program?

  • Trojan
  • Pharmer
  • Virus
  • Worm

An attacker attempted to compromise a web form by inserting the following input into the username field: admin)(|(password=*)) Which of the following types of attacks was attempted?

  • SQL injection
  • LDAP injection
  • Command injection
  • XSS

A company with a US-based sales force has requested that the VPN system be configured to authenticate the sales team based on their username, password and a client side certificate. How many authentication factors are in use by the VPN system?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 4
  • 3

Which of the following is a difference between TFTP and FTP?

  • TFTP utilizes TCP and FTP uses UDP
  • TFTP utilizes UDP and FTP uses TCP
  • TFTP is slower than FTP
  • TFTP is more secure than FTP

Which of the following can be used by a security administrator to successfully recover a user's forgotten password on a password protected file?

  • Password sniffing
  • Cognitive password
  • Social engineering
  • Brute force

Which of the following is an example of multifactor authentication?

  • Username and Password
  • Password and PIN
  • Credit card and PIN
  • Fingerprint and Retina scan

A network administrator recently updated various network devices to ensure redundancy throughout the network. If an interface on any of the Layer 3 devices were to go down, traffic will still pass through another interface and the production environment would be unaffected. This type of configuration represents which of the following concepts?

  • Backout contigency plan
  • Load balancing
  • Disaster Recovery
  • High availability

An internal auditor is concerned with privilege creep that is associated with transfers inside the company. Which mitigation measure would detect and correct this?

  • Change control
  • Job rotations
  • User rights reviews
  • Change management

Which of the following should Bill, a security administrator, perform before a hard drive is analyzed with forensics tools?

  • Identify user habits
  • Disconnect system from network
  • Interview witnesses
  • Capture system image

Rebecca, a security analyst, is trying to prove to management what costs they could incur if their customer database was breached. This database contains 250 records with PII. Studies show that the cost per record for a breach is $350. The likelihood that their database would be breached in the next year is only 8%. Which of the following is the ALE that Rebecca should report to management for a security breach?

  • $27,500
  • $75,000
  • $7,000
  • $7,500

Which of the following concepts is BEST described as developing a new chain of command in the event of a contingency?

  • Continuity of operations
  • Succession planning
  • Business continuity planning
  • Business impact analysis

Tom, an individual, has recently been calling various financial offices pretending to be another person to gain financial information. Which of the following attacks is being described?

  • Tailgating
  • Pharming
  • Vishing
  • Phishing

A network administrator needs to provide daily network usage reports on all layer 3 devices without compromising any data while gathering the information. Which of the following would be configured to provide these reports?

  • SNMPv3
  • ICMP
  • SSH
  • SNMP

Which of the following is a protocol that could be used to support authentication services for several local devices from a central location without the use of tokens or tickets?

  • Smartcards
  • Kerberos
  • Biometrics

A security administrator wishes to change their wireless network so that IPSec is built into the protocol and NAT is no longer required for address range extension. Which of the following protocols should be used in this scenario?

  • WPA2
  • WPA
  • IPv4
  • IPv6

Which of the following would satisfy wireless network implementation requirements to use mutual authentication and usernames and passwords?

  • EAP-MD5
  • WEP