CCNA Security v2.0 Chapter 11 Exam Answers

1. Which security test is appropriate for detecting system weaknesses such as misconfiguration, default passwords, and potential DoS targets?

vulnerability scanning*

network scanning

integrity checkers

penetration testing


2. How does network scanning help assess operations security?

It can simulate attacks from malicious sources.

It can log abnormal activity.

It can detect open TCP ports on network systems.*

It can detect weak or blank passwords.


3. What is the objective of the governing policy in the security policy hierarchy structure?

It covers all rules pertaining to information security that end users should know about and follow.

It outlines the company’s overall security goals for managers and technical staff.*

It provides general policies on how the technical staff should perform security functions.

It defines system and issue-specific policies that describe what the technical staff does.


4. Which type of security policy document is it that includes implementation details that usually contain step-by-step instructions and graphics?

best practices document

procedure document*

standards document

guideline document


5. What is the purpose of a security awareness campaign?

to teach skills so employees can perform security tasks

to focus the attention of employees on security issues*

to provide users with a training curriculum that can ultimately lead to a formal degree

to integrate all the security skills and competencies into a single body of knowledge


6. What is the goal of network penetration testing?

detecting configuration changes on network systems

detecting potential weaknesses in systems

determining the feasibility and the potential consequences of a successful attack*

detecting weak passwords


7. What network security testing tool has the ability to provide details on the source of suspicious network activity?






8. What network scanning tool has advanced features that allows it to use decoy hosts to mask the source of the scan?






9. What network testing tool can be used to identify network layer protocols running on a host?






10. What type of network security test would be used by network administrators for detection and reporting of changes to network systems?

penetration testing

vulnerability scanning

integrity checking*

network scanning


11. What testing tool is available for network administrators who need a GUI version of Nmap?






12. Which initial step should be followed when a security breach is found on a corporate system?

Create a drive image of the system.

Isolate the infected system.*

Establish a chain of custody.

Photograph the system.


13. What step should be taken after data is collected, but before equipment is disconnected, if a security breach is found on a system?

Create a drive image of the system.

Isolate the infected system.

Photograph the system.*

Determine if data tampering has occurred.


14. Which security program is aimed at all levels of an organization, including end users and executive staff?

educational degree programs

certificate programs

awareness campaigns*

firewall implementation training courses


15. What is implemented by administration to instruct end users in how to effectively conduct business safely within an organization?

security awareness program*

governing policy

noncompliance consequences

technical policy


16. What are two major components of a security awareness program? (Choose two.)

technical policy

procedure documents

awareness campaigns*

guideline documents

education and training*


17. Which type of documents include implementation details that usually contain step-by-step instructions and graphics?

standards documents

procedure documents*

guideline documents

end-user policy documents


18. Which type of documents help an organization establish consistency in the operations of the network by specifying criteria that must be followed?




end user policies


19. Which policy outlines the overall security goals for managers and technical staff within a company?

acceptable use policy

technical policy

governing policy*

end-user policy


20. Which type of security policy includes network access standards and server security policies?

end user policy

technical policy*

governing policy

acceptable use policy


21. Which type of security policy includes acceptable encryption methods?

governing policy

acceptable use policy

technical policy*

end-user policy


22. What is the determining factor in the content of a security policy within an organization?

the security staff

the audience*

the chief executive officer

the best practices


23. Which executive position is ultimately responsible for the success of an organization?

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Executive Officer*

Chief Security Officer

Chief Information Officer


24. Match the network security testing tool with the correct function. (Not all options are used.)



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