CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q976

In order for network monitoring to work properly, you need a PC and a network card running in what mode?

A. Launch
B. Exposed
C. Promiscuous
D. Sweep


Correct Answer: C
Section: Access Control and Identity Management

Explanation:
Promiscuous mode allows the network card to look at any packet that it sees on the network. This even includes packets that are not addressed to that network card.

Incorrect Answers:
A, B, D: These options are not valid modes for network cards. For network monitoring to work properly you require a PC that includes a NIC running in promiscuous mode and
monitoring software.

References:
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, p. 46