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

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1. AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional – Learning Mode

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AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional - Learning Mode

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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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A user wants to use an EBS-backed Amazon EC2 instance for a temporary job. Based on the input data, the job is most likely to finish within a week. Which one of the following is the best way to terminate the instance automatically once the job is finished?

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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'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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Your client wants to implement scalable but cost-effective storage while maintaining data security. You recommend using AWS Storage Gateway and set up an instance as a cached volume gateway for low latency. You immediately realize that you need to access the storage on the gateway. Which method would you use?

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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'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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You have started your own consulting business and have been contracted by a doctors office to help move their outdated scheduling and billing system to the cloud. One feature you have offered at low cost is a disaster recovery solution that will keep their offices operational with minimal downtime. You've configured a standby EC2 instance that can be spun up in minutes. What feature can be quickly attached to the standby EC2 instance in a failover situation, to get the standby operational as quickly as possible?

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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 10.20.0.0/16. You are using BGP routing. You would like to ensure AWS uses the Chicago connection to reach the IP addresses ranging from 10.20.30.0-10.20.30.127 on your network. The other three locations are currently advertising the following routes:

Boston: 10.20.0.0/16 AS 65000

Houston: 10.20.30.0/24 AS 65000 65000

Orlando: 10.20.30.254/32 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 10.20.30.0-10.20.30.127?

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You are a DBA at a rapidly growing company and you want to shorten failover time for your Amazon RDS SQL Server database. Which strategies will shorten failover time? (Choose 2 answers)

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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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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 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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An international web journal hosted on AWS handles requests for technical publications. The front-end tier is hosted in a VPC with multiple availability zones, auto-scaling groups, and cross zone load-balancing. RDS hosts the application database responsible for indexing and searching the content, and technical journals are served from S3 buckets. At certain times, specific professional journals became quite popular, causing viewing delays. Which additional components could be utilized in your architecture to help improve performance? (Choose 2 answers)

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Your client has contacted you about an existing AWS cloud environment that they have. They have a large number of T2 large instances in a VPC but have statistics indicating they may need larger instances soon. Another consideration is the company's limited budget to add new instances and/or upgrade its current instances. However, they need to do something and are relying on you to provide a solution. This company has used its existing instances for over 3 years and expects a similar lifespan for any new solution.

What changes would best address the issues with their compute resources? (Choose 2 answers)

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You are looking for a simple way to configure high availability for your EC2 instances. You need to create a plan for replacing unhealthy or failed instances. It is acceptable to have a short amount of downtime to keep costs down. Which process is appropriate for achieving this?

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A user has attached 1 EBS volume to a VPC instance. The user wants to achieve the best fault tolerance of data possible. Which of the below mentioned options can help achieve fault tolerance?

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Your developers have created a sales application that works in tandem with the no SQL database. To ensure the fastest response for the application in production, the developers wish to remove the need to wait for acknowledgments from the database to the application after data have been sent. The acknowledgments can be stored and accessed asynchronously.  Which managed application would be the best choice for their design?

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Your organization is migrating applications to AWS. Your new security policy mandates that all user accounts be created and managed through IAM. Currently, your corporation is using Active Directory as their on-premise LDAP service. Once applications go live at AWS, all users must access applications using temporary access credentials, and all IAM users must have passwords that are rotated on a set schedule. Which of the following actions will allow you to enforce this security policy? (Choose 3 answers)

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While monitoring your application servers hosted behind an elastic load balancer, you discover that the servers always operate at between 75 and 80% of their capacity after five minutes of operation. Also, there is a constant number of servers being marked as unhealthy very early in their initial lifecycle. Upon further analysis, you also discover that your servers are taking between three and four minutes to become operational after launch. What two tasks should you complete as soon as possible? (Choose 2 answers)

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You are in the process of planning your backup strategy between an on-premises data center and AWS cloud. You are considering Storage Gateway technology for backup and restore in your hybrid environment. What are the primary factors that affect Backup and Recovery times when using Storage Gateways? (Choose 2 answers)

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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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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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You work for a company that automatically tags photographs using artificial neural networks (ANNs), which run on GPUs using C++. You receive millions of images in one batch, with an average of 3 batches per day. These images are loaded into an Amazon S3 bucket you control for you in a batch, and then the customer publishes a JSON-formatted manifest into another S3 bucket you control as well. Each image takes 10 milliseconds to process using a full GPU. Your neural network software requires 5 minutes to bootstrap. Image tags are JSON objects, and you must publish them to an S3 bucket.

Which of these is the best system architectures for this system?

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A user has launched an instance-store backed EC2 instance in the US-East-1a zone. The user then creates AMI-1 and copied it to the EU-West-1 region. The AMI copy in the EU-West-1 region is named AMI-1-West.  Later, the user updates the application running on the instance in US-East-1a, and updates AMI-1 with this version of the instance. The updated version of AMI-1 is named AMI-1.1. Finally, the user attempts to launch a new instance from AMI-1-West in the EU-West-1 region. Which statement below is correct regarding this scenario?

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