SY0-401 Differences in Acronyms

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This post lists the SY0-401 differences in acronyms. You’ll see that many acronyms have been added and two items were removed from the list.

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New Security+ Acronyms

  • API – Application Programming Interface
  • ASP – Application Service Provider
  • BAC – Business Availability Center
  • BIA- Business Impact Analysis
  • BPA – Business Partners Agreement
  • BYOD – Bring Your Own Device
  • CAPTCHA- Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell
    Computers and Humans Apart
  • CAR- Corrective Action Report
  • CIO– Chief Information Officer
  • COOP – Continuity of Operation Planning
  • CP – Contingency Planning
  • CSR – Control Status Register
  • CSU – Channel Service Unit
  • CTO- Chief Technology Officer
  • DBA– Database Administrator
  • DHE – Data-Handling Electronics
  • DHE – Diffie-Hellman Ephemeral
  • DNAT – Destination Network Address Transaction
  • DSA – Digital Signature Algorithm
  • DSL – Digital Subscriber line
  • DSU – Data Service Unit
  • ECDHE – Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman Ephemeral
  • ESN- Electronic Serial Number
  • FACL- File System Access Control List
  • FDE– Full Disk Encryption
  • FTPS – Secured File Transfer Protocol
  • GPG – Gnu Privacy Guard
  • GPO – Group Policy Object
  • GPS – Global Positioning System
  • HOTP – HMAC based One Time Password
  • IDS – Intrusion Detection System
  • IR– Incident Response
  • IRP – Incident Response Procedure
  • ISA – Interconnection Security Agreement
  • ISP – Internet Service Provider
  • ISSO- Information Systems Security Officer
  • ITCP – IT Contingency Plan
  • JBOD– Just a Bunch of Disks
  • LAN – Local Area Network
  • MaaS- Monitoring as a Service
  • MOU – Memorandum of Understanding
  • MPLS – Multi-Protocol Layer Switch
  • MTBF – Mean Time Between Failures
  • MTTR – Mean Time to Recover
  • MTTF – Mean Time to Failure
  • NDA – Non-Disclosure Agreement
  • NFC– Near Field Communication
  • OCSP – Online Certificate Status Protocol
  • OLA – Open License Agreement
  • P2P – Peer to Peer
  • PAC– Proxy Auto Configuration
  • PAM – Pluggable Authentication Modules
  • PBKDF2 – Password Based Key Derivation Function 2
  • PCAP – Packet Capture
  • PIV – Personal Identity Verification
  • RC4 – RSA Variable Key Size Encryption Algorithm
  • RIPEMD – RACE Integrity Primitives Evaluation Message Digest
  • ROI – Return of Investment
  • RPO – Recovery Point Objective
  • SAML – Security Assertions Markup Language
  • SAN – Storage Area Network
  • SCADA – System Control and Data Acquisition
  • SCEP- Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol
  • SEH – Structured Exception Handler
  • SFTP – Secured File Transfer Protocol
  • SIEM – Security Information and Event Management
  • SQL – Structured Query Language
  • SSD – Solid State Drive
  • TACACS+ – Terminal Access Controller Access Control System
  • TGT– Ticket Granting Ticket
  • TOTP – Time-Based One-Time Password
  • TSIG – Transaction Signature
  • UEFI – Unified Extensible Firmware Interface
  • UDP- User Datagram Protocol
  • URI- Uniform Resource Identifier
  • UTM- Unified Threat Management
  • VDI – Virtualization Desktop Infrastructure
  • WPA2 – WiFi Protected Access 2
  • WPS – WiFi Protected Setup
  • WTLS – Wireless TLS
  • XML – Extensible Markup Language

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Items Removed from the Acronyms List

  • BOTS – Network Robots
  • TACACS – Terminal Access Controller Access Control System

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FOR THE NEW PERFORMANCE BASED QUESTIONS 

Bonus - Performance Based Questions

Additional Security+ questions to help you prepare for the new performance based questions. These are included with the full bank of Security+ practice test questions and are divided into different sections. For example, you'll have access to the following links:

- Performance Based Question - Set 1

You'll see a graphic explaining what you might be required to do on the actual exam to match different types of security to mobile devices and servers in a data center. You'll then have two questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly answer the questions. This question also includes a link to a graphic showing the end solution for the overall performance based question simulation.

- Performance Based Question - Set 2

You'll see a graphic explaining what you might be required to do on the actual exam to match different types of attacks with the name of the attack type. You'll then have five questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly answer the questions. This question also includes a link to a graphic showing the end solution for the overall performance based question simulation.

- Performance Based Question - Set 3

You'll see a graphic showing a network with computers and servers separated by a firewall. The firewall is used to control traffic between the computers and users using rules within an access control list (ACL).  You'll have three questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly identify the relevant components of the rule. The incorrect answers and explanation provide you with insight into how to correctly answer this type of question on the actual exam.

- Performance Based Question - Set 4

You'll see a graphic explaining what you might be required to do on the actual exam related to what a forensic analyst would do during an investigation. You'll then have two questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly answer the questions. This question also includes a link to a graphic showing the end solution for the overall performance based question simulation.

- Performance Based Question - Set 5

You'll see a graphic explaining what you might be required to do on the actual exam to match protocols and ports. You'll then have seven questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly answer the questions. This question also includes a link to a graphic showing the end solution for the overall performance based question simulation.

- Performance Based Question - Set 6

You'll see a list of security controls along with a graphic showing devices and locations within an organization, along with instructions on what you might be required to do on the actual exam to match the controls with the devices and locations. You'll then have four questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly answer the questions. This question also includes a link to a graphic showing the end solution for the overall performance based question simulation.

- Performance Based Question - Set 7

You'll see a list of authentication methods and authentication factors along with instructions on what you might be required to do on the actual exam to match the authentication methods with the authentication factors. You'll then have six questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly answer the questions. This set also includes a link to a graphic showing the end solution for the overall performance based question simulation.

- Performance Based Question - Set 8

You'll see a graphic explaining what you might be required to do on the actual exam to match different types of attacks with the name of the attack type. You'll then have five questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly answer the questions. This is similar to Set 2 but expands on the possibilities. The set also includes a link to a page showing the end solution for the overall performance based question simulation.

New - Performance Based Question - Set 9

New questions recently added using a different testing engine. See a demo here. This set includes drag and drop and matching questions on ports.

New - Performance Based Question - Set 10

A random set of 20 performance-based questions using drag and drop, matching, sorting, and fill in-the blank. This set includes performance-based questions on RAID.

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Get the full bank of Security+ Practice Test Questions

Simulated Performance-based Questions

Bonus - Performance Based Questions

Simulated performance-based questions included with all

packages that include practice test questions.

Additional Security+ questions to help you prepare for the new performance based questions. These are included with the full bank of Security+ practice test questions and are divided into different sections. For example, you'll have access to the following links:

- Performance Based Question - Set 1

You'll see a graphic explaining what you might be required to do on the actual exam to match different types of security to mobile devices and servers in a data center. You'll then have two questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly answer the questions. This question also includes a link to a graphic showing the end solution for the overall performance based question simulation.

- Performance Based Question - Set 2

You'll see a graphic explaining what you might be required to do on the actual exam to match different types of attacks with the name of the attack type. You'll then have five questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly answer the questions. This question also includes a link to a graphic showing the end solution for the overall performance based question simulation.

- Performance Based Question - Set 3

You'll see a graphic showing a network with computers and servers separated by a firewall. The firewall is used to control traffic between the computers and users using rules within an access control list (ACL).  You'll have three questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly identify the relevant components of the rule. The incorrect answers and explanation provide you with insight into how to correctly answer this type of question on the actual exam.

- Performance Based Question - Set 4

You'll see a graphic explaining what you might be required to do on the actual exam related to what a forensic analyst would do during an investigation. You'll then have two questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly answer the questions. This question also includes a link to a graphic showing the end solution for the overall performance based question simulation.

- Performance Based Question - Set 5

You'll see a graphic explaining what you might be required to do on the actual exam to match protocols and ports. You'll then have seven questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly answer the questions. This question also includes a link to a graphic showing the end solution for the overall performance based question simulation.

- Performance Based Question - Set 6

You'll see a list of security controls along with a graphic showing devices and locations within an organization, along with instructions on what you might be required to do on the actual exam to match the controls with the devices and locations. You'll then have four questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly answer the questions. This question also includes a link to a graphic showing the end solution for the overall performance based question simulation.

- Performance Based Question - Set 7

You'll see a list of authentication methods and authentication factors along with instructions on what you might be required to do on the actual exam to match the authentication methods with the authentication factors. You'll then have six questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly answer the questions. This set also includes a link to a graphic showing the end solution for the overall performance based question simulation.

- Performance Based Question - Set 8

You'll see a graphic explaining what you might be required to do on the actual exam to match different types of attacks with the name of the attack type. You'll then have five questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly answer the questions. This is similar to Set 2 but expands on the possibilities. The set also includes a link to a page showing the end solution for the overall performance based question simulation.

New - Performance Based Question - Set 9

New questions recently added using a different testing engine. See a demo here. This set includes drag and drop and matching questions on ports.

New - Performance Based Question - Set 10

A random set of 20 performance-based questions using drag and drop, matching, sorting, and fill in-the blank. This set includes performance-based questions on RAID.

Get the full bank of Security+ Practice Test Questions Here

Simulated performance-based questions included with

all packages that include practice test questions.

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Master Security+ Performance Based Questions Video

SY0-401 Differences in Acronyms Summary

Only two items were removed from the acronyms list but many were added. CompTIA has a history of using acronyms in its questions to see if you understand the content so it’s worth your time to master these.

SY0-401 Differences in Acronyms

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