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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A gaming company comes to you and asks you to build infrastructure for their site. They are not sure how big they will be because, as with all startups, they have limited money and big ideas. What they do tell you is that if the game becomes successful, like one of their previous games, it may rapidly grow to millions of users and generate tens (or even hundreds) of thousands of writes and reads per second.  After considering all of this, you decide that they need a fully managed NoSQL database service that provides fast and predictable performance with seamless scalability and persistent storage. Which of the following databases do you think would best fit their needs?

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You’ve been assigned to a client that has an auto scaling group behind an Application Load Balancer. The autoscaling group is handling traffic spikes well, but the client is concerned about cost. After reviewing statistics, you find that a large number of instances are being launched for just a short time period (15 – 30 minutes) and you know that Amazon charges per second for the time these instances are running.

You’re concerned that when these bursts occur, instances that scale out in a larger number than required and actually outlive the short bursts of increased workload.

What steps can you take to maintain performance but reduce costs? (Choose 2 answers)

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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?

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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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Your client has a need to store data which could grow quickly but unpredictably. You recommend EBS as a storage solution. But they have voiced concerns about scalability. What features of EBS can you highlight to provide assurances of its elasticity and scalabilty? (Choose 3 answers)

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A media company has contracted you to design its AWS cloud environment. They host websites and have many well known bloggers who post daily and weekly blogs as well as podcasts. Your analysis of their existing traffic reveals that their database traffic will be nearly 90% read traffic. From this analysis, your design will include read replicas in regions outside the primary DB region, so you know that you have to choose a database engine that supports this.

Which AWS RDS engines does not support read replicas located in a separate AWS region from the primary DB?

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The IAM administrator is trying to create IAM groups and IAM users for employees within numerous separate company departments. The owner has created groups for each department, but needs even further separation between department subgroups within IAM groups. For example, two users from different department subgroups should be identified separately and have separate permissions.

How can the IAM administrator configure this?

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You are an AWS Solutions Architect helping a client plan a migration to the AWS cloud. The client is very cost-conscious and needs to understand the budget implications of any design decisions prior to signing off. Now that you’ve identified the resources that must be created in the AWS environment to support the migration, what tool could you use to help project future costs given this information?

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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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Your team is developing an application using Elastic Beanstalk and discussing the most appropriate environment for deployment. What two types of environments can be created when using Elastic Beanstalk? (Choose 2 answers)

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You have just set up a large site for a client which involved a huge database which you set up with Amazon RDS to run as a Multi-AZ deployment. You now start to worry about what will happen if the database instance fails. Which statement best describes how this database will function if there is a database failure?

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You are tasked with configuring Route 53 for use with EC2 instances across multiple regions that are used for a customer’s website. The customer would like to route traffic based upon the location of the website’s visitors so visitors from specific regions can be presented with specific content. Which of the following would be best suited to meet the requirement?

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Under the shared responsibility model, which aspects of security in the AWS cloud are the responsibility of the user rather than AWS? (Choose 3 answers)

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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 are troubleshooting issues in an AWS Auto Scaling group. The Auto Scaling group is behind an application load balancer (ALB) and is not replacing a faulty instance.

What must you ensure that Auto Scaling is checking so that instances in your Auto Scaling group are properly marked as unhealthy? (Choose 2 answers)

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You are the Lead Architect within an IT department of a company that has recently acquired several small start-up application development companies within the last year. In an effort to consolidate your resources, you are gradually migrating all digital files to your parent company AWS accounts, and storing a large number of files within an S3 bucket.

You are uploading millions of files, to save costs, but have not had the opportunity to review many of the files and documents to understand which files will be accessed frequently or infrequently.

What would be the best way to quickly upload the objects to S3 and ensure the best storage class from a cost perspective, without prior knowledge of the object or its access patterns throughout the financial year?

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A user has created photo editing software and hosted it on EC2. The software accepts requests from the user about the photo format and resolution and sends a message to S3 to enhance the picture accordingly. Which of the below mentioned AWS services will help make a scalable software with the AWS infrastructure in this scenario?

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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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You have determined specific instances will need to be resized by either scaling the instance(s) up or down.

What basic rules apply when resizing EC2 instances?  (Choose 2 answers

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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)

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Your company is in the process of designing an Amazon cloud environment. You have been placed in charge of the design and begin reviewing the design artifacts. You notice that the proposed route table has two routes in it: and What do you know about these routes? (Choose 3 answers)

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In Elastic Load Balancing, what parameters determine the cost for the Application Load Balancer (ALB)? (Choose 2 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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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 are preparing a proposal for a prospective new client. They would like their cloud application environment to be highly scalable. Your proposal includes the benefits of scalability on AWS. Which statements regarding scaling are correct? (Choose 2 answers)

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