Security+ Sample Test Questions

Question 1
(corresponding objective: 2.1)

Administrators currently use telnet to remotely manage several servers. Security policy dictates that passwords and administrative activities must not be communicated in clear text. Which of the following is the best alternative to using telnet?

A. DES (Data Encryption Standard)
B. S-Telnet
C. SSH (Secure Shell)
D. PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)

Question 2
(corresponding objective: 1.2)

When does CHAP (Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol) perform the handshake process?

A. when establishing a connection and at anytime after the connection is established
B. only when establishing a connection and disconnecting
C. only when establishing a connection
D. only when disconnecting

Question 3
(corresponding objective: 4.2)

A block cipher is an example of which of the following encryption algorithms?

A. asymmetric key
B. public key
C. symmetric key
D. unkeyed

Question 4
(corresponding objective: 5.5)

A need to know security policy would grant access based on:

A. least privilege
B. less privilege
C. loss of privilege
D. single privilege

Question 5
(corresponding objective: 3.3)

The primary purpose of NAT (Network Address Translation) is to:

A. translate IP (Internet Protocol) addresses into user friendly names
B. hide internal hosts from the public network
C. use one public IP (Internet Protocol) address on the internal network as a name server
D. hide the public network from internal hosts

Question 6
(corresponding objective: 2.4)

LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) directories are arranged as:

A. linked lists
B. trees
C. stacks
D. queues

Question 7
(corresponding objective: 1.4)

The goal of TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) hijacking is:

A. taking over a legitimate TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) connection
B. predicting the TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) sequence number
C. identifying the TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) port for future exploitation
D. identifying source addresses for malicious use

Question 8
(corresponding objective: 3.5)

The defacto IT (Information Technology) security evaluation criteria for the international community is called?

A. Common Criteria
B. Global Criteria
C. TCSEC (Trusted Computer System Evaluation Criteria)
D. ITSEC (Information Technology Security Evaluation Criteria)

Question 9
(corresponding objective: 4.2)

In order for User A to send User B an e-mail message that only User B can read, User A must encrypt the e-mail with which of the following keys?

A. User B’s public key
B. User B’s private key
C. User A’s public key
D. User A’s private key

Question 10
(corresponding objective: 5.1)

What is the major reason that social engineering attacks succeed?

A. strong passwords are not required
B. lack of security awareness
C. multiple logins are allowed
D. audit logs are not monitored frequently


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