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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Your client is a legal firm with offices in New York and Boston. You have gathered all of the requirements and have started designing their AWS cloud environment. The design calls for a VPC for the New York office and a VPC for the Boston office. The client wants this separation for billing purposes and other considerations. But they have a need for interoperability between the two VPCs. How can you best meet this requirement?

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

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You are developing a static website using S3 for your company’s clients. Your team is configuring the site and has granted public read access. What other steps must they take? (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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What features of VPC security groups are correct? (Choose 2 answers)

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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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A user is implementing resources for a group of separate batch processes to be completed during non-business hours. The process is predicted to take 6 hours to complete. This group of batch processing will require a compute-optimized instance, which is a different instance family than any deployed within your production environment. Which option is the right instance type and purchase option in this case, assuming the user performs the same task for the next twelve months?

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You are very concerned about security on your network because you have multiple programmers testing APIs and SDKs and you have no idea what is happening. You think CloudTrail may help but are not sure what it does. Which of the following statements best describes the AWS service CloudTrail?

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

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A user has launched an EBS-backed EC2 instance with a Windows operating system. Which statement is correct regarding how Windows instances are billed when rebooted or stopped and restarted?

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

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A user has enabled versioning on an S3 bucket. The user applies server side encryption for data at rest. If the user is supplying his own keys for encryption (SSE-C), which of the below mentioned statements is true?

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You have been placed in charge of your company’s existing AWS cloud environment. Your company is very large and you have a team of 5 engineers. You are managing IAM with one of your team members as a backup. You will assign two team members to manage the RDS databases and will need two team members managing the VPC and the EC2 instances within it. How can you give your team members the ability to administer the EC2 instances? (Choose 2 answers)

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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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You have a client in the financial industry who is moving to AWS for their IT infrastructure and applications. They need to become PCI compliant to protect their client’s card information. Amazon has many processes in place for PCI compliance. What steps do you need to take to help them become compliant? (Choose 3 answers)

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Your client is a major U.S. semi-professional sports league. Their website streams live sporting events in high definition and special feature videos which they distribute to free and premium customers alike. They want to improve the speed of content delivery and you recommend implementing AWS CloudFront. They would like to restrict access to a portion of this content to premium level subscription customers only. What technique can you use to limit access to premium content to approved customers?

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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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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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As the Senior Architect assigned to your team, you must decide how to best maintain your application’s availability and ensure optimum service as the level of customer activity changes. As your business has grown an increasing international presence, the previous methods for tracking activity are no longer working. However, reviewing performance logs for the past several days, you’ve noticed that users experience connectivity issues once the CPU utilization rate increases beyond 70 percent. You would like to maintain optimum performance, you need to ensure CPU utilization remains at 50 percent.

What choice below will best address the issue and help maintain optimum performance? (Choose 2 answers)

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You are responsible for maintaining an RDS database deployed in a Multi-AZ deployment architecture. What would be the downtime and/or failover cycle associated with maintenance events on your database? (Choose 2 answers)

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A user has configured ELB with two EBS backed EC2 instances. The user is trying to understand the DNS access and IP support for ELB. Which of the below mentioned statements may not help the user understand the IP mechanism supported by ELB?

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Your company is migrating into Amazon Web Services and has selected the US East region in which to operate. The majority of your work involves interfacing with government departments in the United States and Germany. Your company expects the deployment into the cloud to be up and running in a minimum of time. Before deploying any resources in the European region, what should be your first consideration?

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You are managing cloud storage for your company, which wants the technical staff to have some latitude in managing the buckets under your supervision. In an effort to increase visibility and accountability on bucket management, you’d like to know who is accessing the buckets and to be notified of delete actions.

What features can provide this information for S3 buckets? (Choose 2 answers)

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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)

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A user has launched a large EBS-backed instance with AWS. The only other storage associated with it is ephemeral storage on instance store. What will happen if the user stops the instance?

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