Here are some more Sample Questions* for AWS Certification for AWS Certified Solution Architect. Answers with explanations are at the bottom. If you have not yet attempted part-1 of sample questions, there are available here.
- An instance is launched into the public subnet of a VPC. Which of the following must be done in order for it to be accessible FROM the Internet?
- Attach an Elastic IP to the instance
- Nothing. The instance is accessible from the Internet
- Launch a NAT instance and route all traffic to it
- Make an entry in the route table passing all traffic going outside the VPC to the NAT instance
- In VPCs with private and public subnets, database servers should ideally be launched into:
- The public subnet
- The private subnet
- Either of them
- Not recommended, they should ideally be launched outside VPC
- An instance is connected to an ENI (Elastic Network Interface) in one subnet. What happens when you attach an ENI of a different subnet to this instance?
- The instance follows the rules of the older subnet
- The instance follows the rules of both the subnets
- The instance follows the rules of the newer subnet
- Not possible cannot be connected to 2 ENIs
- You want to use Route53 to direct your www sub-domain to an elastic load balancer fronting your web servers. What kind of record set should you create?
- You have created 4 weighted resource record sets with weights 1, 2, 3 and 4. the 3rd record set is selected by Route53:
- 1/7th of the time
- 3/10th of the time
- 3/7th of the time
- 1/4th of the time
- You have created a Route 53 latency record set from your domain to a machine in Singapore and a similar record to a machine in Oregon. When a user located in India visits your domain he will be routed to:
- Depends on the load on each machine
- Both, because 2 requests are made, 1 to each machine
- Which of the following can be used as an origin server in CloudFront?(Choose 3)
- A webserver running on EC2
- A webserver running in your own datacenter
- A RDS instance
- An Amazon S3 bucket
- In CloudFront what happens when content is NOT present at an Edge location and a request is made to it?
- An Error 404 not found is returned
- CloudFront delivers the content directly from the origin server and stores it in the cache of the edge location
- The request is kept on hold till content is delivered to the edge location
- The request is routed to the next closest edge location
- Which of the following is true with respect to serving private content through CloudFront?
- Signed URLs can be created to access objects from CloudFront edge locations
- Direct access to S3 URLs can be removed therefore allowing access only through CloudFront URLs
- Mark the S3 bucket private and allow access to CloudFront by means of Roles
- Mark the S3 bucket private and and create an Origin Access Identity to access the objects
- You have written a CloudFormation template that creates 1 elastic load balancer fronting 2 EC2 instances. Which section of the template should you edit so that the DNS of the load balancer is returned upon creation of the stack.
7) a, b, d
9) a, b, d
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