CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q1774

Which of the following technologies would be MOST appropriate to utilize when testing a new software patch before a company-wide deployment?

A. Cloud computing
B. Virtualization
C. Redundancy
D. Application control

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:
Virtualization is used to host one or more operating systems in the memory of a single host computer and allows multiple operating systems to run simultaneously on the same hardware, reducing costs. Virtualization offers the flexibility of quickly and easily making backups of entire virtual systems, and quickly recovering the virtual system when errors occur. Furthermore, malicious code compromises of virtual systems rarely affect the host system, which allows for safer testing and experimentation.

References:
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 201-203, 204-205, 215-217
Stewart, James Michael, CompTIA Security+ Review Guide, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 37, 237, 250