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 are creating an application that stores extremely sensitive financial information. All information in the system must be encrypted at rest and in transit. Which of these is a violation of this policy?

2 / 25

You are setting up your company’s Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). It is time to select the virtual hardware and the software to be provisioned for the instances you will launch within the VPC. You will do this by selecting the Instance Types and Amazon Machine Images (AMI). Which item is not defined by the AMI?

3 / 25

You have designed an application that does the following:

  • It runs hourly checks for new items in an S3 bucket.
  • If new items exist, a message is added to an SQS queue.
  • It has several EC2 instances which retrieve messages from the SQS queue, parse the file, and send you an email containing the relevant information from the file.

You upload a test file to the bucket, wait a couple of hours and find that you have hundreds of emails from the application.
Which of the following is the most likely cause for this volume of email? (Choose 2 answers)

4 / 25

A user has launched one EC2 instance in the US East region and one in the US West region. The user has launched an RDS instance in the US East region. ow can the user configure access from both the EC2 instances to RDS?

5 / 25

An accountant asks you to design a small VPC network for him and, due to the nature of his business, just needs something where the workload on the network will be low, and dynamic data will be accessed infrequently. Being an accountant, low cost is also a major factor. Which EBS volume type would best suit his requirements?

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You’ve been assigned to assist a client in the creation of their AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). You are shadowing their IT admin to allow the admin to create the VPC, learn, and benefit from your guidance. Which VPC components come automatically upon creation of a default VPC? (Choose 3 answers)

7 / 25

You’ve designed a public portal (with a MySQL database) featuring popular scientific journals. Due to its popularity, users are complaining it takes much longer to review selected journals than in the past. In addition, the popularity of your site is worldwide.

What are the first steps that you should take to resolve your performance issues? (Choose 2 answers)

8 / 25

AWS CloudFormation is a service that helps you model and set up your Amazon Web Services resources so that you can spend less time managing those resources and more time focusing on your applications that run in AWS. You create a template that describes all the AWS resources that you want (like Amazon EC2 instances or Amazon RDS DB instances), and AWS CloudFormation takes care of provisioning and configuring those resources for you. What formatting is required for this template?

9 / 25

Regarding Amazon Route 53, if your application is running on Amazon EC2 instances in two or more Amazon EC2 regions and if you have more than one Amazon EC2 instance in one or more regions, you can useto route traffic to the correct region and then use to route traffic to instances within the region, based on probabilities that you specify

10 / 25

Your web-based application has been launched publicly. Your design has implemented auto scaling and classic load balancing and your design is responding to the changes in demand as expected. Over the next few months, during the holiday season, demand is expected to be quite robust. You estimate that 100 EC2 instances will be required to meet your customers’ demand. How should you plan properly for growth? (Choose 2 answers)

11 / 25

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

12 / 25

You are managing a VPC environment that is spread across two Availability Zones, and contains EC2 instances in an auto scaling group. CloudWatch monitoring shows the following data on EC2 utilization.

  • Only two servers are needed during low-utilization off hours.
  • During normal business hours, four additional servers are needed.
  • During a five-day end of the year processing period, you may need for an additional 10 servers.

Which choices will best meet the needs of these three scenarios while providing high availability and cost control? (Choose 2 answers)

13 / 25

As the lead architect managing the migration from an on-premises data center to the AWS cloud, you are currently considering the most effective network configuration to meet your requirements.

You want your application servers, which will be hosted within Amazon VPC on multiple EC2 instances in a private subnet, to be able to send read and write requests to specific DynamoDB tables without sending HTTP requests over the public internet or VPN.

How can you allow EC2 to connect with your DynamoDB tables given these requirements?

14 / 25

Your company is considering migrating to AWS, but they are concerned about the initial and mid- to short-term costs due to the complexity of the migration cycle. To effectively calculate the total cost of ownership, certain costs must be understood and planned for.

What costs should be primary considerations? (Choose 3 answers)

15 / 25

You have a number of image files to encode. In an Amazon SQS worker queue, you create an Amazon SQS message for each file specifying the command (jpeg-encode) and the location of the file in Amazon S3. Which of the following statements best describes the functionality of Amazon SQS?

16 / 25

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?

17 / 25

Which of the following types of Amazon S3 metadata or subresources can be tracked by AWS Usage and Cost Reports?

18 / 25

What is one security benefit of utilizing the Elastic Load Balancer?

19 / 25

You need to provide a small group of users in one AWS account access to another AWS account. How would you enable this access to a second AWS account?

20 / 25

A customer has a website which shows all the sales available in leading online and brick-and-mortar stores.

Currently, the website’s web, application, and database tiers are hosted on five large, on-demand EC2 instances to manage day-to-day traffic. However, from late November through the end of December, the website traffic quadruples the normal rate for various periods, sometimes a few minutes, and sometimes a few hours. During the peaks in activity, the website requires up to 20 large instances.

The level of activity is not predictable. It is also prone to large, sudden spikes at random times based on when various temporary sales are available. The site’s traffic can quadruple in a matter of minutes.

Which option is the most cost-effective and achieves better performance to handle these peaks in traffic reliably?

21 / 25

To optimize the cost associated with your application’s compute layer, your development team decided to integrate spot instances to support spikes in your workload. However, your auto scaling group should always contain eight (8) on-demand or reserved instances to process the normal amount of requests, and deploy a combination of spot and on-demand instances to manage spikes of activity requiring more than eight (8) instances.

How can you ensure there are always eight (8) on-demand instances to support your compute layers’ typical workload?

22 / 25

Which choice correctly describes the differences between security groups and Network Access Control Lists (NACLs)? (Choose 2 answers)

23 / 25

You are configuring a new nondefault VPC for a client’s cloud migration project with the following components:

  • one public subnet
  • a default network access control list with no custom rules
  • an internet gateway
  • a main route table with a local route for your VPC

You then launch an instance to support the client’s migration which includes the following:

  • an AWS assigned DNS hostname
  • an AWS assigned private IP address
  • an AWS assigned public IP address
  • associated with a default security group with no custom rules.

You want to connect to the public internet through your instance, but cannot. What could you do to resolve this?

24 / 25

You are in the process of planning your backup strategy between an on-premises data center and AWS cloud. You are considering Storage Gateway technology for backup and restore in your hybrid environment. What are the primary factors that affect Backup and Recovery times when using Storage Gateways? (Choose 2 answers)

25 / 25

Which of the following statements is true of creating a launch configuration using an EC2 instance?

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