CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q1104

Which of the following is synonymous with a server’s certificate?

A. Public key
B. CRL
C. Private key
D. Recovery agent

Correct Answer: A
Section: Cryptography

Explanation:
A public key certificate (also known as a digital certificate or identity certificate) is an electronic document used to prove ownership of a public key.

Incorrect Answers:
B: A CRL is not a certificate. It is a database consisting of revoked keys and signatures.
C: A private key is not a certificate. A public key is a certificate.
D: A recovery agent is not a certificate. A recovery agent is used to recover keys.

References:
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 262, 279-285, 285