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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)

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
  • Flood guards
  • VLAN
  • Implicit Deny

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
  • Phishing
  • Whaling
  • Vishing

Which of the following ACL rules will deny DHCP traffic?


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

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

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

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

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

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

Which of the following options correctly describes SSO?

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

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

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

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

  • An attack that exploits an new or unknown vulnerability
  • A commonly known attack, which is still unpatched
  • 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.

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

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

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

  • LDAP
  • Radius
  • Kerberos

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

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

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
  • Disaster recovery Plan
  • Relief Planning
  • Succession planning

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

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

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

  • Honeypot
  • HIDS
  • Mantrap
  • NIPS

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?

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

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

  • Trojan Horse
  • Virus
  • Injection
  • Spyware

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 VLAN
  • Inside of a VPN

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

  • Anomaly HIDS
  • NIDS
  • Input Validation

Select the answer that properly describes IPSec in tunnel mode:

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