AWS SAA Certification Test! Hardest Trivia Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many relational database engines does RDS currently support?
    • A. 

      Three: MySQL, Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server.

    • B. 

      Just two: MySQL and Oracle.

    • C. 

      Six: Amazon Aurora, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL and MariaDB.

    • D. 

      Just one: MySQL.

  • 2. 
    Amazon rds provides a facility to modify the back-up retention policy for automated backups, with a value of 0 indicating for no backup retention. What is the maximum retention period allowed in days?
    • A. 

      45

    • B. 

      35

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      10

  • 3. 
    Which of the following databases is not supported on Amazon RDS?
    • A. 

      MSSQL

    • B. 

      MySQL

    • C. 

      Aurora

    • D. 

      DB2

  • 4. 
    A company is hosting EC2 instances which focuses on work-loads are on non-production and non-priority batch loads. Also these processes can be interrupted at any time. What is the best pricing model which can be used for EC2 instances in ├╝lis case?
    • A. 

      Reserved Instances

    • B. 

      On-Demand Instances

    • C. 

      Spot Instances

    • D. 

      Regular Instances

  • 5. 
    How can an EBS volume which is currently attached to an EC2 instance in one Availability Zone to another?
    • A. 

      Detach the volume and attach to an EC2 instance in another AZ.

    • B. 

      Create a new volume in the other AZ and speciW the current volume as the source.

    • C. 

      Create a snapshot of the volume and then create a volume from the snapshot in the other AZ

    • D. 

      Create a new volume in the AZ and do a disk copy of contents from one volume to another.

  • 6. 
    If a provisioned IOPS volume of 4GiB is created, what are the possible correct values for IOPS for the volume in order for it to be created?
    • A. 

      200

    • B. 

      300

    • C. 

      400

    • D. 

      500

  • 7. 
    What is the minimum size of an EBS volume as per AWS?
    • A. 

      2TB

    • B. 

      1 GiB

    • C. 

      1GB

    • D. 

      1Byte

  • 8. 
    A custorner has a requirement to extend their on-premises data center to AWS. The custorner requires a 50-Mbps dedicated and private connection to their VPC. Which AWS product or feature satisfies this requirernent?
    • A. 

      Amazon VPC

    • B. 

      Elastic IP Addresses

    • C. 

      AWS Direct Connect

    • D. 

      Amazon VPC virtual private gateway

  • 9. 
    When it comes to API credentials, what is the best practise recommended by AWS?
    • A. 

      Create a role which has the necessary and can be assumed by the EC2 instance.

    • B. 

      Use the API credentials from an EC2 instance.

    • C. 

      Use the API credentials from a bastion host.

    • D. 

      Use the API credentials from a NAT Instance.

  • 10. 
    Is an edge location in AWS the same as a region?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is a durable key-value store?
    • A. 

      Amazon Simple Storage Service

    • B. 

      Amazon Simple Workflow Service

    • C. 

      Amazon Simple Queue Service

    • D. 

      Amazon Simple Notification Service

  • 12. 
    After creating a new AWS account, you use the API to request 40 on-demand EC2 instances in a single AZ. After 20 successful requests, subsequent requests failed. What could be a reason for this issue, and how would you resolve it?
    • A. 

      You encountered a soft limit of 20 instances per region. Submit the limit increase form and retry the failed requests once approved.

    • B. 

      AWS allows you to provision no more than 20 instances per Availability Zone. Select a different Availability Zone and retry the failed request.

    • C. 

      You need to use Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) in order to provision more than 20 instances in a single Availability Zone. Simply terminate the resources already provisioned and re-launch them all in a VPC.

    • D. 

      You encountered an API throttling situation and should try the failed requests using an exponential decay retry algorithm.

  • 13. 
    You have an application running in us-west-2 that requires six EC2 instances running at all times. With three AZs available in that region (us-west-2a, us-west-2b, and us-west-2c), which of the following deployments provides 100 percent fault tolerance if any single AZ in us-west-2 becomes unavailable? Choose 2 answers
    • A. 

      Us-west-2a with two EC2 instances, us-west-2b with two EC2 instances, and us-west-2c with two EC2 instances

    • B. 

      Us-west-2a with three EC2 instances, us-west-2b with three EC2 instances, and us-west-2c with no EC2 instances

    • C. 

      Us-west-2a with four EC2 instances, us-west-2b with two EC2 instances, and us-west-2c with two EC2 instances

    • D. 

      Us-west-2a with six EC2 instances, us-west-2b with six EC2 instances, and us-west-2c with no EC2 instances

    • E. 

      Us-west-2a with three EC2 instances, us-west-2b with three EC2 instances, and us-west-2c with three EC2 instances

  • 14. 
    What action is required to establish a VPC VPN connection between an on-premises data center and an Amazon VPC virtual private gateway?
    • A. 

      Modify the main route table to allow traffic to a network address translation instance.

    • B. 

      Use a dedicated network address translation instance in the public subnet.

    • C. 

      Assign a static Internet-routable IP address to an Amazon VPC customer gateway.

    • D. 

      Establish a dedicated networking connection using AWS Direct Connect.

  • 15. 
    How can software determine the public and private IP addresses of the EC2 instance that it is running on?
    • A. 

      Query the local instance metadata.

    • B. 

      Query the local instance userdata.

    • C. 

      Query the appropriate Amazon CloudWatch metric.

    • D. 

      Use an ipconfig or ifconfig command.

  • 16. 
    A startup company hired you to help them build a mobile application, that will ultimately store billions of images and videos in S3. The company is lean on funding, and wants to minimize operational costs, however, they have an aggressive marketing plan, and expect to double their current installation base every six months. Due to the nature of their business, they are expecting sudden and large increases in traffic to and from S3, and need to ensure that it can handle the performance needs of their application. What other information must you gather from this customer in order to determine whether S3 is the right option?
    • A. 

      You must know how many customers the company has today, because this is critical in understanding what their customer base will be in two years.

    • B. 

      You must find out the total number of requests per second at peak usage.

    • C. 

      You must know the size of the individual objects being written to S3, in order to properly design the key namespace.

    • D. 

      In order to build the key namespace correctly, you must understand the total amount of storage needs for each S3 bucket.

  • 17. 
    A VPC public subnet is one that:
    • A. 

      Has at least one route in its associated routing table that uses an Internet Gateway (IGW).

    • B. 

      Includes a route in its associated routing table via a Network Address Translation (NAT) instance.

    • C. 

      Has a Network Access Control List (NACL) permitting outbound traffic to 0.0.0.0/0.

    • D. 

      Has the Public Subnet option selected in its configuration.

  • 18. 
    In reviewing the Auto Scaling events for your application you notice that your application is scaling up and down multiple times in the same hour. What design choice could you make to optimize for cost while preserving elasticity? Choose 2 answers
    • A. 

      Modify the Auto Scaling policy to use scheduled scaling actions

    • B. 

      Modify the Auto Scaling group termination policy to terminate the oldest instance first.

    • C. 

      Modify the Auto Scaling group cool-down timers.

    • D. 

      Modify the Amazon CloudWatch alarm period that triggers your Auto Scaling scale down policy.

    • E. 

      Modify the Auto Scaling group termination policy to terminate the newest instance first.

  • 19. 
    What combination of the following options will protect S3 objects from both accidental deletion and accidental overwriting? Choose 2 answers
    • A. 

      Enable S3 versioning on the bucket.

    • B. 

      Access S3 data using only signed URLs.

    • C. 

      Disable S3 delete using an IAM bucket policy.

    • D. 

      Enable S3 Reduced Redundancy Storage.

    • E. 

      Enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) protected access.

  • 20. 
    You have been tasked with creating a VPC network topology for your company. The VPC network must support both Internet-facing applications and internally-facing applications accessed only over VPN. Both Internet-facing and internally-facing applications must be able to leverage at least three AZs for high availability. At a minimum, how many subnets must you create within your VPC to accommodate these requirements?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      6

  • 21. 
    You receive a Spot Instance at a bid of $0.05/hr. After 30 minutes, the Spot Price increases to $0.06/hr and your Spot Instance is terminated by AWS. What was the total EC2 compute cost of running your Spot Instance?
    • A. 

      $0.00

    • B. 

      $0.02

    • C. 

      $0.03

    • D. 

      $0.05

    • E. 

      $0.06

  • 22. 
    Which of the following requires a custom CloudWatch metric to monitor?
    • A. 

      Memory use

    • B. 

      CPU use

    • C. 

      Disk read operations

    • D. 

      Network in

    • E. 

      Estimated charges

  • 23. 
    You are developing a highly available web application using stateless web servers. Which services are suitable for storing session state data? Choose 3 answers
    • A. 

      Amazon CloudWatch

    • B. 

      Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)

    • C. 

      Elastic Load Balancing

    • D. 

      Amazon ElastiCache

    • E. 

      AWS Storage Gateway

    • F. 

      Amazon DynamoDB

  • 24. 
    You have a business-critical two-tier web app currently deployed in two AZs in a single region, using Elastic Load Balancing and Auto Scaling. The app depends on synchronous replication (very low latency connectivity) at the database layer. The application needs to remain fully available even if one application AZ goes off-line, and Auto Scaling cannot launch new instances in the remaining Availability Zones. How can the current architecture be enhanced to ensure this?
    • A. 

      Deploy in two regions using Weighted Round Robin (WRR), with Auto Scaling minimums set for 50 percent peak load per Region.

    • B. 

      Deploy in two regions using Weighted Round Robin (WRR), with Auto Scaling minimums set for 100 percent peak load per region.

    • C. 

      Deploy in three Availability Zones, with Auto Scaling minimum set to handle 50 percent peak load per zone.

    • D. 

      Deploy in three Availability Zones, with Auto Scaling minimum set to handle 33 percent peak load per zone.

  • 25. 
    You are deploying an application on EC2 that must call AWS APIs. What method of securely passing credentials to the application should you use?
    • A. 

      Use AWS Identity and Access Management roles for EC2 instances.

    • B. 

      Pass API credentials to the instance using instance userdata.

    • C. 

      Embed the API credentials into your JAR files.

    • D. 

      Store API credentials as an object in Amazon Simple Storage Service.

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