Comptia Security Plus Mock Test Q104

A UNIX administrator would like to use native commands to provide a secure way of connecting to other devices remotely and to securely transfer files. Which of the following protocols could be utilized? (Select TWO).

A. RDP
B. SNMP
C. FTP
D. SCP
E. SSH

Correct Answer: D,E
Section: Network Security

Explanation:
SSH is used to establish a command-line, text-only interface connection with a server, router, switch, or similar device over any distance.
Secure Copy Protocol (SCP) is a secure file-transfer facility based on SSH and Remote Copy Protocol (RCP). SCP is commonly used on Linux and Unix platforms.

Incorrect Answers:
A: Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a proprietary protocol developed by Microsoft, which provides a user with a graphical interface to connect to another computer over a network
connection.

B: You can use SNMP to interact with several network devices to acquire status information, performance data, statistics, and configuration details via a management console.

C: Standard FTP is a protocol often used to move files between one system and another either over the Internet or within private networks. It is not commonly used on Linux and Unix
platforms.

References:
Stewart, James Michael, CompTIA Security+ Review Guide, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 42, 47, 49
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remote_Desktop_Protocol