Operative Personnel Exam

You must correctly answer at least 23 questions to pass.

The exam is open-book, and there is no time limit, but you may only take this exam one time within any thirty-day period. Any written resource materials may be referred to during the exam. If completed on paper, return the test with a $50 grading fee to:

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE
DIGITAL SIGNATURE PROGRAM
801 CAPITOL WAY S
PO BOX 40234
OLYMPIA, WA 98504-40234

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There is no grading fee if the exam is done electronically.


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  1. Which one of the following is not a stated purpose of the Washington Electronic Authentication Act?




  2. Which of the following is not required by a certification authority to be licensed by the Washington Secretary of State?




  3. Which of the following statements is true?




  4. If a licensed certification authority fails to comply with the Washington Electronic Authentication Act, the Act gives the Washington Secretary of State the authority to:




  5. If a certification authority fails to obtain a license from the Washington Secretary of State’s office, the Washington Electronic Authentication Act provides that:




  6. The Washington Secretary of State may order the summary suspension of a certification authority license if the Washington Secretary of State includes within a written order a finding that the certification authority has:




  7. Which of the following is not required before a licensed certification authority may discontinue its services:




  8. Which of the following is not required before a licensed certification authority may issue a certificate to a subscriber?




  9. In which of the following circumstances is a licensed certification authority not required to immediately revoke a certificate?




  10. If the certification practice statement of a licensed certification authority provides that the certification authority does not verify that the private key held by the subscriber corresponds to the public key listed in the subscriber’s certificate, that certificate is:




  11. After a subscriber accepts a certificate from a licensed certification authority, the licensed certification authority must:




  12. If the Washington Secretary of State decides to publish in a repository a statement regarding a licensed or unlicensed certification authority advising subscribers and relying parties about potential risks created by such certification authority:




  13. Under the Washington Electronic Authentication Act, a licensed certification authority, when using a certificate, is not required to give which of the following warranties?




  14. Under the Washington Electronic Authentication Act, a licensed certification authority, upon issuance of a certificate, agrees to do which of the following:




  15. Under the Washington Electronic Authentication Act, a licensed certification authority, upon issuing a certificate to a subscriber, is not required to certify which of the following to parties who rely on such certificate:




  16. If a potential subscriber (seeking a certificate from a licensed certification authority) states that it is an agent on behalf of another person or entity, the licensed certification authority may issue a certificate to such agent only if:




  17. If a subscriber publishes information about the subscriber’s private key on a publicly accessible web page, the Electronic Authentication Acct and relevant administrative rules state that the subscriber may be found to be:




  18. Immediately upon suspension of a certificate by a licensed certification authority, the licensed certification authority must:




  19. If a licensed certification authority commits a violation of chapter 19.34 RCW, which of the following actions may the Secretary take:




  20. If, upon suspension of a certificate by a licensed certification authority, the repository listed in the certificate no longer exists or refuses to accept publication of the suspension, the certification authority must:




  21. Which of the following must be included in a certificate issued by a licensed certification authority?




  22. Which of the following is a true statement?




  23. What is the recommended reliance limit in a certificate?




  24. When a licensed certification authority conducts its operations within the terms of the Washington Electronic Authentication Act, that licensed certification authority is not liable for which of the following types of damages?




  25. What is the effect of a valid digital signature under the Washington Electronic Authentication Act?




  26. If a subscriber, in the process of applying for a certificate from a licensed certification authority, instructs the certification authority in writing that he or she wishes to waive the requirement that the certification authority confirm that the private key held by the subscriber is capable of creating a digital signature, the licensed certification authority:




  27. A digital signature satisfies a rule of law requiring a signature if:




  28. In which ways may recognition of a repository be discontinued?




  29. When must a licensed certification authority revoke a certificate that it issued?




  30. Which of the following types of records is a licensed certification authority required to preserve?




  31. The published certification practice statement of a licensed certification authority is not required to contain which of the following?




AFFIRMATION

I certify under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of Washington that I have personally completed the foregoing examination, that I have not taken an examination for certification as operative personnel pursuant to Washington law within the past thirty days, and that the foregoing is true and correct.