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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Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)?

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You’re tasked to set up an AWS media sharing framework for a new start up company. It will need a huge amount of persistent data storage for this framework, and data will be regularly uploaded, transferred and downloaded by customers. Which of the following storage options would be appropriate and cost effective for persistent storage in this case?

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A customer needs to migrate several hundred terabytes of data into AWS. You typically use Amazon Snowball for these types of requests. What method does AWS recommend regarding data upload to the Snowball appliance? (Choose 2 answers)

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You are designing an AWS RDS environment for a new client. You have designed in high availability for this environment and now you are reviewing scalability options and will meet with the client to review. You need to make them aware of vertical scaling options and considerations when choosing larger instance sizes. They are using a commercial database (SQL Server). What commercial consideration is required when vertically scaling the database?

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You are building a system to distribute confidential documents to employees. Using CloudFront, what method could be used to serve content that is stored in S3, but not publically accessible from S3 directly?

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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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A major customer has asked you to set up his AWS infrastructure so that it will be easy to recover in the case of a disaster of some sort. Which of the following is important when thinking about being able to quickly launch resources in AWS to ensure business continuity in case of a disaster?

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You have multiple VPN connections and want to provide secure communication between sites using the AWS VPN CloudHub. Which statement is the most accurate in describing what you must do to set this up correctly?

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You are configuring a new VPC for one of your clients for a cloud migration project, and only a public VPN will be in place. After you created your VPC, you created a new subnet, a new Internet gateway, and attached your internet gateway to your VPC. When you launched your first instance into your VPC, you realized that you aren’t able to connect to the instance, even if it is configured with an elastic IP. What should be done to access the instance?

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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 are optional and should be created at the discretion of the customer? (Choose 3 answers)

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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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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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The average traffic to your online business has quadrupled since you expanded your targeted marketing campaigns. Your web servers are handling the traffic, but you are closely monitoring your database layer, which consists of multiple Amazon RDS MySQL Databases.

You are monitoring key custom metrics related to read and write throughput and latency using Amazon CloudWatch. You have configured CloudWatch alarms to monitor these custom metrics against optimal performance thresholds, but want to ensure these alarms based on these specific metrics are as responsive as possible.

How can you increase the responsiveness of CloudWatch alarms for the specific custom metrics you have already implemented for your RDS MySQL databases? (Choose 2 answers)

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A client has contracted you to design and implement their Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). The design called for several web servers in an auto scaling group behind an Application Load Balancer (ALB) in a public subnet. The database tier is in a private subnet. The client has sensitive data and would like to have it encrypted. You’ve decided to configure a public key on the ALB to handle SSL encryption but the public key authentication is failing. What is a possible cause?

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You configured a VPC with web servers hosted on EC2 instances in an EC2 Auto Scaling group in a public subnet. You then create a private subnet and deploy your Amazon RDS database servers in it.

You grant a database administrator access to the RDS database instance, but she is unable to connect to it.

What steps can you take to resolve the issue?

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

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Your team has found that a client’s load balancer needs to be configured with support for SSL offload using the default security policy. When negotiating the SSL connections between the client and the load balancer, you want the load balancer to determine which cipher is used for the SSL connection. Which actions perform this process on the load balancer? (Choose 3 answers)

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A user is currently building a website which will require a large number of instances in six months, when a demonstration of the new site will be given upon launch. Which of the below mentioned options allows the user to procure the resources beforehand so that they need not worry about infrastructure availability during the demonstration?

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Which one of the below is not an AWS Storage Service?

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You have 4 Direct Connect (DX) connections to your VPC from your Chicago, Boston, Houston, and Orlando offices. Your VPC’s address range is You are using BGP routing. You would like to ensure AWS uses the Chicago connection to reach the IP addresses ranging from on your network. The other three locations are currently advertising the following routes:

Boston: AS 65000

Houston: AS 65000 65000

Orlando: AS 65000 65000  65000

Which of the following routes could you advertise from your Chicago connection to ensure AWS uses it to access IP addresses ranging from

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Your account has 3 VPCs deployed in the same region.

The IPv4 address ranges of the VPCs are:




VPC B and VPC C are already connected through VPC peering connection (PCX) named pcx-abcxyz. VPC A has resources that VPC B and VPC C must access. Which of the options below best achieves the objective of allowing VPC B and VPC C to access VPC A?

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You are managing a static blog site on a MySQL database hosted on an EC2 instance. When an article goes viral, the increased traffic strains your DB server. What is the simplest and most cost-effective way to resolve this issue and make the blog post infinitely scaleable?

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You have taken on a client that has been configured for AWS cloud and is fully operational. Your investigation of the environment reveals that your predecessor was a highly skilled AWS Architect. You view one instance that handles Internet traffic but also handles back end database traffic in a private subnet. This one instance is configured as a full management network attached to both a public subnet and a private subnet. What AWS device will enable such a configuration for a single instance?

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A user has suspended the Auto Scaling process and updates the desired capacity of the Auto Scaling group. Which statements below is correct regarding this update?

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You are responsible for a web application where the web server instances are hosted in auto-scaling group. You discover the following after monitoring your application workload for the past year:

  1. You need a minimum of nine EC2 instances to handle the lowest levels of activity during non-business hours.
  2. During local business hours, you require between 12-16 instances.
  3. Roughly 35 percent of non-business workload involves backend data processing and analysis.

With this information, what recommendations would you make to minimize operating costs while providing the required availability?

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