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 Professional
  • 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: 75 questions per test (similar to real AWS exam), 180 minutes, repeat tests


1. AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional – Learning Mode

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AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional - Learning Mode

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You have been asked to create a new S3 Bucket that will be used by the financial auditing team to store and share some files. There are a lot of different permissions between listing only, read-only and read-write access. You have decided to use resource-based permissions for the flexibility of it. Which statements below are correct with regards to resource-based permissions on your S3 bucket? (Choose 2 answers)

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Your on-premise bare-metal servers are over five years old. You’re considering moving to AWS. The offerings of virtual instances far surpass what you can access on-premises. Before you choose your test instance at AWS, what questions should you ask? (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 been assigned to design a new AWS RDS database for a pharmaceutical company. Their most important requirement is high availability. You have proposed a multi-AZ configuration for high availability. The discussion has progressed to failover scenarios. Which scenario will not cause an automatic failover?

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Your company wants to migrate an on-premises SQL Server DB to AWS RDS SQL Server. As the DBA, you have determined that your database can be offline while the backup is created, copied, and restored. You decide to use native backup and restore. Which steps are required during setup? (Choose 3 answers)

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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?

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You are architecting for a hybrid cloud solution that will require continuous connectivity between on-premises servers and instances on AWS. You found that the connectivity between on-premises and AWS does not require high bandwidth for now so you decided to go with resilient VPN connectivity. Which of the following services are part of establishing a resilient VPN connection between on-premises networks and AWS? (Choose 3 answers)

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You are an administrator managing Windows File Servers in Amazon Web Services. You need to set up a fault-tolerant system to protect your shared files. You decide to use DFS Namespaces and DFS Replication.

Which of the following are prerequisites? (Choose 2 answers)

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An organization is planning to implement a scalable web application with Amazon EC2. The organization is planning to achieve high availability with Multi-AZ features. A single deployment of your application requires 8 vCPUs and 16 GiB total memory. The application workload is very stable, and does not experience spikes in activity. It is possible to divide the workload across separate instances.

Which configuration is the best choice for high availability, disaster recovery, and cost-effectiveness in this scenario?

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Your company uses an on-premise identity system such as Active Directory to authenticate users locally. You would like to grant the same users access into the AWS console without requiring them to authenticate again. What possible solution below can be used to provide this type of access:

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A client of yours has a huge amount of data stored on Amazon S3, but is concerned about someone stealing it while it is in transit. You know that all data is encrypted in transit on AWS, but which of the following is wrong when describing server-side encryption on AWS?

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Your database is very frequently receiving more read and write requests than it can handle. To process the higher loads more effectively you’ve decided to vertically scale your RDS database instance. You’ve confirmed that your licensing can handle the increased scale; next, you must determine when the changes will be applied. When can you apply the changes? (Choose 2 answers)

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In which circumstance would a bucket owner pay for the data transfers instead of the Requester Pays bucket?

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One of your customers is a large multi-national company whose infrastructure on AWS has grown significantly over the past year. The CIO has come to you asking how the huge amount of data that is being generated can be accessed in real-time which would give them a significant edge over all of their competitors. You know that AWS can provide a range of analytics but which of the following would be best to try and accomplish this?

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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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In Amazon Route 53, which of the following failover configurations should be used when you want a primary group of resources to be available the majority of the time and you want a secondary group of resources to be on standby in case all of the primary resources become unavailable?

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You wish to perform detailed monitoring on servers that are marked as unhealthy before they are terminated. After researching the issue, you find that lifecycle hooks can be deployed as necessary. Which strategies could you use to perform detailed monitoring? (Choose 2 answers)

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Your engineers are concerned about application availability during in-place updates to a live Elastic Beanstalk stack. You advise them to consider a blue/green deployment and then list the necessary steps to carry out this deployment. Which steps are valid to include? (Choose 3 answers)

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Your company decided to create AWS Account and start moving some workloads to the cloud. The security team would like to utilize the existing identity and access management system which is based on Active Directory to manage access to the new AWS Account. For that reason you decided to use SAML federation to allow users in local identity and access management system access to AWS Services.

Which of the following are primary components in SAML Federation configuration for the new AWS account? (Choose 2 answers)

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Your company is migrating its infrastructure to AWS. When considering the migration level effort required, you determine there are a select number of VMs that fall under the “very low effort” category. After considering third-party migration options, you decide to utilize available AWS tools. What tools are available for migrating VMs to the AWS cloud? (Choose 2 answers)

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You are an engineer at a large bank, responsible for managing your firm’s AWS infrastructure. The finance team has approached you, indicating their concern over the growing AWS budget, and has asked you to investigate ways to lower it. Since your firm has enterprise-level support, you decide to use the AWS Trusted Advisor tool for this effort. What are some of the cost optimization checks that Trusted Advisor will perform? (Choose 3 answers)

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You have an application that is generating a log file every 5 minutes and you need to store these log files appropriately. The requirements for storing the log files are:

  • They should be quickly retrievable when needed, as they may be required only for verification in case of some major issue.
  • The logs will need to be accessed frequently, as all log data is retrieved and compiled from the files into a bi-monthly report.
  • The logs are essential to quarterly audits, so the storage solution must offer a high level of durability.
  • Cost should also be minimized for the storage service as much as possible.

Which of the storage options below is the best choice to meet these requirements?

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What is the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) calculator?

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You have deployed an application hosted on both a primary instance and a secondary standby instance. The instances are in the same subnet within a VPC.

If the primary instance fails, you would like to failover to the secondary instance without having to reconfigure the application. How can you accomplish this? (Choose 3 answers)

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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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