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


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You have been charged with investigating cloud security options for your company in light of recent suspected threats. You are aware that certain AWS services can help mitigate DDoS attacks, and you are specifically looking for a service that provides protection from counterfeit requests (Layer 7) or SYN floods (Layer 4). Which services provide this protection? (Choose 2 answers)

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You are migrating your Oracle database using the AWS Database Migration Service. Due to a large amount of data being replicated, you need the replication process to be continuous. What must be changed on your replication instance to use ongoing replication?

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You have been checking some Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling events that you previously configured. You notice that an application is scaling up and down multiple times within the hour. Which of the following design changes could optimize cost while preserving elasticity? (Choose 2 answers)

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You are helping a client design a static website which will potentially grow exponentially in the first few years of existence. You outline the benefits of using S3 to host this Website. What characteristics of S3 elasticity and scalability can you feature? (Choose 2 answers)

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Amazon RDS provides high availability and failover support for DB instances using .

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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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You have been put in charge of your company’s Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). The environment lacks sufficient documentation. You are investigating the VPC in an effort to document the environment. Your review includes the route tables. What relationships between route tables and subnets can you count on being present in the environment? (Choose 2 answers)

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A user has launched two EBS backed EC2 instances in the us-east-1a availability zone. The user wants to change the availability zone of one of the instances. How can the user change it?

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You are leading a design meeting for a new client that is migrating their compute environment to the cloud. One of the first design meetings involves Identity and Access Management (IAM). You are giving them an explanation of concept of principals, which is an entity that is allowed to interact with AWS resources. Which is not a type of principal?

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Which of the following are IAM best practices (Choose 3 answers)

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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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You have been contracted by a company to design and implement their AWS cloud environment. The company has a very tight budget and would like to maximize savings wherever possible. They’ve gotten a 5-year government contract and the workload is expected to remain steady throughout the length of the contract. What type of instance will best meet their computing needs while providing maximum savings?

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You have been assigned to a client for whom your company designed and implemented an AWS cloud environment. The client is a government contracting firm and handles sensitive data. They have identified a set of IP addresses in a foreign country that has attempted to access their servers. You have been asked to implement a solution which will deny access to the IP address range from which these addresses originate. Which AWS service will best handle denial of a defined set of IP addresses without adding considerable cost?

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You are configuring your application’s compute layer using AWS EC2 Auto Scaling. When configuring the group’s capacity, you have set the auto scaling group’s minimum capacity to four, the desired capacity to 8, and the maximum capacity to 16. When you deploy your auto scaling group, and the instances have completely deployed, how many instances will there be within your group?

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You have created an S3 bucket where project managers can upload their projects’ files. Project files change frequently, so retaining multiple copies of files when changes occur is essential. Each project is also considered confidential, each project file must be encrypted at rest when stored in S3.

How could you meet these requirements for your bucket and contents?

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Your client is using EBS volumes for storage. In general, things are working well but they’d like to increase the size if possible. It’s used for a critical application that has no tolerance for latency. What steps can you take to increase the size and avoid any latency? (Choose 2 answers)

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Select the correct statement: Within Amazon EC2, when using Linux instances, the device name /dev/sda1 is .

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If your AWS data must meet specific regulations such as the EU Data protection laws, what must you do?

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A user has enabled a CloudWatch alarm. The alarm has a $50 threshold for total AWS charges in the US East (N. Virginia) region. When does CloudWatch trigger the alarm for this threshold?

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You are the DevOps engineer at a mid-sized technology firm, responsible for the automated disaster recovery of your company’s AWS infrastructure. Your supervisor has recently learned about the EC2 Auto Recovery feature, and she has asked you to evaluate whether or not it would be a good fit for your environment. She is particularly interested in the types of failures it can detect. Which conditions would be detectable by EC2 Auto Recovery? (Choose 3 answers)

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A company needs to maintain system access logs for a minimum of 2 years due to financial compliance policies. Logs are rarely accessed, and access must be requested at least 12 hours in advance. What is the most cost-effective method to store logs that satisfies the compliance requirement, and delivers logs as requested in a timely manner?

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Your team is setting up DynamoDB for a client. You need to explain to them how DynamoDB tables are partitioned. Which calculations are used to determine the number of partitions that will be created? (Choose 2 answers)

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Your company uses multiple Amazon VPCs and is setting up a new office. The company is deciding on the best way to connect this new, remote office network with the company’s Amazon VPC environment.

Due to the fact it is a new office, no VPN equipment or internet connections exist yet, so this office can design any connection design it desires. The highest priorities are:

  • A predictable network performance
  • A private connection avoiding the public internet
  • Reduced bandwidth costs
  • Minimal administration required to maintain the high availability of network endpoints

Which VPC connection option best fit your requirements to connect your new office to one of your VPCs?

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You are an engineer at a large bank, responsible for managing your firm’s AWS infrastructure. Your finance team has approached you, indicating their concern over the growing EC2 budget. They have asked you to identify strategies to reduce the EC2 spend by at least 25% before the next monthly billing cycle. How choices below could assist in accomplishing this? (Choose 3 answers)

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Making use of a(n) ____ when creating instances in Amazon EC2 is your best solution for providing the lowest latency network communication between multiple instances in EC2.

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