CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q963

Which of the following is an important implementation consideration when deploying a wireless network that uses a shared password?

A. Authentication server
B. Server certificate
C. Key length
D. EAP method


Correct Answer: C
Section: Access Control and Identity Management

Explanation:
Key length is the main issue of concern since the wireless network uses a shared password. With risks of shared passwords makes the length of the password a crucial factor to risk
mitigation.

Incorrect Answers:
A: An authentication server is used to authenticate access points and switches on 802.1X. This is the norm.
B: Server certificates are used when authentication and trust relationships are established. This is normal.
D: EAP (Extensible Authentication protocol) method being used is normal.

References:
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 139-140, 158