CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q420

A company wants to ensure that its hot site is prepared and functioning. Which of the following would be the BEST process to verify the backup datacenter is prepared for such a scenario?

A. Site visit to the backup data center
B. Disaster recovery plan review
C. Disaster recovery exercise
D. Restore from backup

Correct Answer: C
Section: Compliance and Operational Security

Explanation:
A hot site is a location that can provide operations within hours of a failure. This type of site would have servers, networks, and telecommunications equipment in place to reestablish service in a short time. Hot sites provide network connectivity, systems, and preconfigured software to meet the needs of an organization. This means that an actual exercise run would test the abilities of your hot site best.
Incorrect Answers:
A: A site visit is not the same as actual testing that the site can act as a hot site, you need to run a disaster recovery exercise to test the hot site ability.
B: A review is not actual testing of the disaster recovery plan.
D: Restoring from backups can be done on any other type of site as well.
References:
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 443-444