CompTIA Security plus Certification Practice test question 4 for exam SY0-401

CompTIA Security+ Practice test – sample question 4

For CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam SY0-401

NOTE: These sample questions are examples of the types of questions you would be seeing on the Security+ exam and in CertBlaster but you would have to be in the software to experience the performance based questions. The CertBlaster test engine provides all the questions types you would see at the exam such as in-simulator questions, drag and drop, list and reorder etc.

Security+ Sample Question 4


Assign the three labels listed below in the Backup Technology column to match the descriptions.

Continuous data protection (CDP)
Disk to disk (D2D)
Magnetic tape

Characteristics of backup technology Backup technology
Good for high-capacity backups
Hard drive may be subject to failure
For organizations that cannot afford any downtime

The correct answer is at the very bottom of this page (to give you a chance to think about it first).

These solutions also have very different levels of cost attached to them. The cheapest, and by far slowest, is the magnetic tape (this solution harks back to the very early and heroic days of mainframe computers, IBM 3600 anyone?). Disk to disk is a lot faster but of course this solution comes with the HD failure rates (this may be resolved when the cost of SSD comes down sufficiently). Finally, continuous data protection also known as continuous backup or “real-time backup”. This solution refers to backup of the computer data by automatically saving a copy of every single change made to that data and so capturing every version of the data. Of course this solution also comes with the highest cost.

Security+ Exam Objective addressed in above question:
Main Domain 2.0 Compliance and Operational Security  – Sub-objective 2.2 Summarize the security implications of integrating systems and data with third parties.

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The correct order is:

Characteristics of backup solution Backup technology
Good for high-capacity backups Magnetic tape
Hard drive may be subject to failure Disk to disk (D2D)
For organizations that cannot afford any downtime Continuous data protection (CDP)

2 thoughts on “CompTIA Security plus Certification Practice test question 4 for exam SY0-401

  1. Here is the question
    Characteristics of backup technology
    And in the Answer
    Characteristics of backup solution
    You even made it bold to highlight the error

    1. Hi Wayne, the bold text is not part of the actual question/answer, its just the header that classifies the items under it. Thanks for sharing though. The second column under header “Backup technology” are the labels that are to be matched to the relevant solution.

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