CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q960

A password history value of three means which of the following?

A. Three different passwords are used before one can be reused.
B. A password cannot be reused once changed for three years.
C. After three hours a password must be re-entered to continue.
D. The server stores passwords in the database for three days.

Correct Answer: A
Section: Access Control and Identity Management

Explanation:
Password History defines the number of unique new passwords a user must use before an old password can be reused.

Incorrect Answers:
B: Password history is not defined in time, but the number of unique new passwords.
C: Password History tracks previous passwords so as to prevent password reuse, not for the re-entering of a password.
D: Password History tracks previous passwords so as to prevent password reuse, it does not deal with password storage.

References:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc956938.aspx
Stewart, James Michael, CompTIA Security+ Review Guide, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, p. 293