CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q350

Which of the following fire suppression systems is MOST likely used in a datacenter?

A. FM-200
B. Dry-pipe
C. Wet-pipe
D. Vacuum

Correct Answer: A
Section: Compliance and Operational Security

FM200 is a gas and the principle of a gas system is that it displaces the oxygen in the room, thereby removing this essential component of a fi re. in a data center is is the preferred choice of fire suppressant.

Incorrect Answers:
B: Dry-pipe fire suppression is not the optimal fire suppressant to be used.
C: Wet-pipe fire suppression will douse a fire, but will also case extensive damage to electrical equipment.
D: A vacuum suppression will also result in more damage to components in the area of the vacuum, whereas a gas system will just starve the fire of oxygen which is more preferable in a data center to use as a fire suppressant.

Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, p. 380