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CompTIA security plus SY0 401 test 5

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)

Which of the following ACL rules will deny DHCP traffic?


The CEO of the company you work for has been receiving emails that appear to be from the local IT department. The emails address her user account, and instruct her to click a link in order to verify her password. Which type of attack is this?

  • Bluesnarfing
  • Whaling
  • Vishing
  • Phishing

What device will work best for servers that need to store private keys?

  • SSD hard drive
  • host firewall
  • Network firewall
  • Hardware Security Module

Your supervisor asked you to open the necessary ports for a 'secure telnet' What ports should you open?

  • TCP 22
  • UDP 23
  • TCP 69
  • TCP 21

Which of the following is an example of a physical security measure?

  • NIPS
  • Mantrap
  • Honeypot
  • HIDS

Which of the following options describes a zero-day attack?

  • A commonly known attack, which is still unpatched
  • An attack that exploits an new or unknown vulnerability
  • A known attack, which has been patched and is no longer a threat
  • A type of social attack, in which the attacker targets high level executives.

Which of the following options correctly describes SSO?

  • Allows a user to sign in to a subsystem, which grants access to multiple systems without logging in again
  • Requires a user to login to every system separately
  • Will protect credit card information while surfing the web
  • A protocol that safely encrypts plain text protocols

After a power outage, which of the following documents contains detailed information on the order in which the system should be restored?

  • Information Security Plan
  • Relief Planning
  • Disaster recovery Plan
  • Succession planning

As a security administrator, you decide to force expiration of all user passwords. Which of the following best supports this reasoning?

  • Ensures everyone meets password complexity requirements
  • Recently several passwords were cracked
  • Regular security measure to ensure a secure network
  • Identify which users are actively logging into the network

Your supervisor asks you to implement a new KDC. Which of the following protocols is your supervisor planning to implement?

  • Kerberos
  • Radius
  • LDAP

What will best help you if you need to prevent cross-site scripting on your companies intranet webpage?

  • Anomaly HIDS
  • NIDS
  • Input Validation

Which of the following is the default port and protocol for HTTPS?

  • UDP 25
  • TCP 25
  • TCP 443
  • TCP 80
  • UDP 443

Which answer properly describes the purpose of the CA role in Public Key Infrastructure?

  • To issue and signs all root certs
  • To issue a certificate
  • To sign key escrow lists to CRLs
  • To verify keys for authenticity

You're the admin of a large corporation's production computer system, with many users. How often should you review and audit your users rights?

  • Weekly
  • Annually
  • 5 years
  • After an employee is terminiated

Your organization has a web server that must be accessible by external users. Which of the following options is the best location for the server?

  • Inside of a DMZ
  • Behind the internal firewall
  • Inside of a VPN
  • Inside of a VLAN

Select the answer that properly describes IPSec in tunnel mode:

  • Packet contents are encrypted, headers are not
  • IPSec is incompatible with OSPF WAN encryptions
  • IPSec encrypts packets using SSL, similar to SSH
  • Entire packet is encrypted and wrapped with new IP headers

A malicious program that disguises itself as a legitimate program is known as a?

  • Virus
  • Spyware
  • Injection
  • Trojan Horse

A software test that does not examine the software's code is known as what?

  • Grey Box
  • White Box
  • White Hat
  • Black Box

What sort of attack uses information gained from social media to obtain access to a users login?

  • Brute Force Attack
  • Cognitive Password Attack
  • Birthday Attack
  • MD5 Hash Attack

You are a network administrator for a large business. Recently, you've noticed a large amount of unusual traffic and you suspect they are SYN attacks. What choice will help you defend against these attacks?

  • Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Implicit Deny
  • Flood guards
  • VLAN