23 Jun Practice Test Question-Account Types
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Tom is configuring an automated job that will retrieve information from a database each evening and use it to create a report that is sent to leaders. What type of account should he use to retrieve information from the database?
A. User account
B. Root account
C. Shared account
D. Service account
Correct Answer: D
This situation calls for the use of a service-specific account that is used only for this purpose and has the permissions necessary to retrieve the required information and no more. Root or administrative accounts should never be used for this purpose, nor should normal user accounts. Shared accounts should be avoided under almost all circumstances, making it another incorrect answer.