This AWS practice test helps you to pass the following AWS exams and can also helps you to revise the AWS concepts if you are preparing for AWS interviews.

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

Below AWS practice tests has two different Modes

  • Learning Mode: 25 questions per test with answers and explanation, no time limit, repeat tests
  • Exam Mode: 65 questions per test (similar to real AWS exam), 130 minutes, repeat tests

1. AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate (SAA) – Learning Mode

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You have been assigned to a client who has an existing AWS cloud environment. They are already using CloudFormation to deploy web dev, test, and production environments. You immediately recognize that they are using the same CloudFormation template for dev and production. The Project Plan calls for major performance testing at the end of the project and the client wants to cut cost wherever possible. You recommend using smaller EC2 instances for the Developers dev environments. What section of a CloudFormation template can you use to deploy variable sized instances depending on the environment?

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In which of the following scenarios will data be deleted from an EC2 instance store? (Choose 2 answers)

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A user has launched an instance-store backed EC2 instance in the US-East-1a zone. The user then creates AMI-1 and copied it to the EU-West-1 region. The AMI copy in the EU-West-1 region is named AMI-1-West.  Later, the user updates the application running on the instance in US-East-1a, and updates AMI-1 with this version of the instance. The updated version of AMI-1 is named AMI-1.1. Finally, the user attempts to launch a new instance from AMI-1-West in the EU-West-1 region. Which statement below is correct regarding this scenario?

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A web application hosted on 40 EC2 instances allows traffic on port 80. The 40 EC2 instances are assigned to the same security group, and located in different subnets within the same VPC. The organization is planning to use one of these 40 instances for testing an application running on port 8080. You have created a new security group that allows inbound and outbound traffic on port 8080.

What additional steps can allow you to test the new application with minimal additional cost or disruption to your current infrastructure? (Choose 2 answers)

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You have taken over an implementation and deployment project that is in the early requirements phase. You review the requirements and have some concerns, specifically the use of a t2.micro instance to host a MySQL database because you have concerns about performance. What recommendations should you make to change these requirements and ensure optimal performance? (Choose 2 answers)

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Can Amazon RDS manage synchronous data replication across Availability Zones?

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You are leading the design of your company’s AWS cloud environment. The majority of the traffic on the cloud network will be between virtual servers hosted on EC2 instances within each department. The key priorities are low network latency and high network throughput. What choices below are best-suited to the traffic patterns, and address the organizational requirements? (Choose 3 answers)

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A scope has been handed to you to set up a super-fast gaming server and you decide that you will use Amazon DynamoDB as your database. For efficient access to data in a table, Amazon DynamoDB creates and maintains indexes for the primary key attributes. A secondary index is a data structure that contains a subset of attributes from a table, along with an alternate key to support Query operations. How many types of secondary indexes does DynamoDB support?

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Your company allows technical personnel to manage their own S3 buckets. But there have been too many instances of users deleting important project related data. What additional steps can you take to prevent accidental deletion or overwriting of data? (Choose 3 answers)

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You are an administrator managing Windows File Servers in Amazon Web Services. You need to set up a fault-tolerant system to protect your shared files. You decide to use DFS Namespaces and DFS Replication.

Which of the following are prerequisites? (Choose 2 answers)

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You are working as a Solutions Architect for a civil engineering company. You’ve been tasked with creating a Virtual Private Cloud to support a hybrid cloud solution. The cloud environment will need to connect to an on-premises application that cannot be migrated to the VPC. Your requirements are to get the connection setup as quickly as possible. Which option can you use to connect the VPC to the on-premise environment as quickly as possible?

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A user is uploading a backup of data to S3 Glacier for the purpose of disaster recovery (DR). The data stored in S3 Glacier is part of a larger data recovery plan that involves other AWS services. There is a relatively small set of data (100 MB) that needs to be restored immediately when a DR plan is executed, and the organization is planning RTO of 1 hour.  Assuming the data size meets the requirements for any of the given retrieval options below, which S3 Glacier data retrieval option would you plan in a DR situation?

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You receive a bill from AWS but are confused because you see you are incurring different costs for the exact same storage size in different regions on Amazon S3. You ask AWS why this is so. What response would you expect to receive from AWS?

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A user wants to use an EBS-backed Amazon EC2 instance for a temporary job. Based on the input data, the job is most likely to finish within a week. Which one of the following is the best way to terminate the instance automatically once the job is finished?

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Your new client is a federal agency utilizing a hybrid cloud environment. The agency distributes large amounts of sensitive data throughout the world. Your task is to ensure that the data is secure using various encryption techniques as well as security groups and access control lists.

One of the requirements is to distribute content utilizing CloudFront for optimal performance but to completely restrict access from within certain blacklisted countries. What service can you use with CloudFront to fulfill this requirement?

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You want to use AWS Import/Export to send data from your S3 bucket to several of your branch offices. What should you do if you want to send 10 storage units to AWS?

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Which of the following accurately describes Elastic Load Balancing? (Choose 3 answers)

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Which type of IAM role is pre-defined, and can only be edited in a limited number of cases?

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You are configuring Amazon Route 53 to route traffic destined for to an Application Load Balancer that is configured to distribute traffic in two availability zones in the same AWS region. Which record set should you edit to point traffic for to your Application Load Balancer? Select the answer that is the most cost-effective and scalable.

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Your on-premise bare-metal servers are over five years old. You’re considering moving to AWS. The offerings of virtual instances far surpass what you can access on-premises. Before you choose your test instance at AWS, what questions should you ask? (Choose 3 answers)

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Your company allows technical personnel to manage their own S3 buckets. But there have been too many instances of users deleting important project related data. What additional steps can you take to prevent accidental deletion or overwriting of data? (Choose 3 answers)

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You are migrating on-premise legal files to the AWS Cloud in Amazon S3 buckets. The corporate audit team will review all legal files within the next year, but until that review is completed, you need to ensure that the legal files are neither updated or deleted in the next 18 months. What steps will ensure the files can be uploaded efficiently but have the required protection for the specific time period of 18 months? (Choose 2 answers)

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You notice that your administrator has not created a security group. He created 3 EC2 instances and they were launched into the default security group. No changes were made to the default security group.  What characteristics will the default security group provide? (Choose 3 answers)

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Your company wants to migrate an on-premises SQL Server DB to AWS RDS SQL Server. As the DBA, you have determined that your database can be offline while the backup is created, copied, and restored. You decide to use native backup and restore. Which steps are required during setup? (Choose 3 answers)

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You are running an Amazon EC2 EBS-backed instance with a Windows operating system. The hourly instance charge for your instance is $14. You’ve asked your team to stop the instance when they aren’t using it in an effort to save money. However, when the bill comes, you’re surprised to realize that there was an hour where you were charged $42 for the instance. How could this be?

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