AWS SOA-C00 Certified Sys Ops Administrator Associate Exam Set 10

A user is trying to understand AWS SNS. To which of the below mentioned end points is SNS unable to send a notification?


Options are :

  • Email JSON
  • AWS SQS
  • AWS SES (Correct)
  • HTTP

Answer : AWS SES

A root AWS account owner is trying to understand various options to set the permission to AWS S3. Which of the below mentioned options is not the right option to grant permission for S3?


Options are :

  • S3 Object Access Policy (Correct)
  • S3 ACL
  • S3 Bucket Access Policy
  • User Access Policy

Answer : S3 Object Access Policy

A user has launched an EBS backed instance. The user started the instance at 9 AM in the morning. Between 9 AM to 10 AM, the user is testing some script. Thus, he stopped the instance twice and restarted it. In the same hour the user rebooted the instance once. For how many instance hours will AWS charge the user?


Options are :

  • 4 hours
  • 2 hours
  • 1 hour
  • 3 hours (Correct)

Answer : 3 hours

An organization is setting up programmatic billing access for their AWS account. Which of the below mentioned services is not required or enabled when the organization wants to use programmatic access?


Options are :

  • Monthly Billing report
  • AWS billing alerts (Correct)
  • Programmatic access
  • AWS bucket to hold the billing report

Answer : AWS billing alerts

A user is trying to aggregate all the Cloud Watch metric data of the last 1 week. Which of the below mentioned statistics is not available for the user as a part of data aggregation?


Options are :

  • Aggregate (Correct)
  • Average
  • Sum
  • Sample data

Answer : Aggregate

An organization is generating digital policy files which are required by the admin for verification. Once the files are verified they may not be required in the future unless there is some compliance issue. If the organization wants to save them in a cost effective way, which is the best possible solution?


Options are :

  • AWS RRS
  • AWS glacer (Correct)
  • AWS RDS
  • AWSS3

Answer : AWS glacer

A user has created an ELB with three instances. How many security groups will ELB create by default?


Options are :

  • 1
  • 2 (Correct)
  • 5
  • 3

Answer : 2

A sys admin has created the below mentioned policy and applied to an S3 object named AWS jpg. The aws.jpg is inside a bucket named cloud academy. What does this policy define? “Statement”: [{ “Sid”: html 388811 069831 „, “Effect: “allow”, “Principal”: { “AWS: “), “Action”: [“s3:GetObjectAcl”, “s3:ListBucket”, “s3:GetObject”1, “Resource”: [“arn:aws:s3:::cloud academy/*.jpg. J }]


Options are :

  • It will make the bucket cloud academy as public
  • It will make all the objects of the bucket cloud academy as public
  • the aws.jpg object as public
  • It is not possible to define a policy at the object level (Correct)

Answer : It is not possible to define a policy at the object level

An organization is planning to use AWS for their production roll out. The organization wants to implement automation for deployment such that it will automatically create a LAMP stack, download the latest PHP installable from S3 and setup the ELB. Which of the below mentioned AWS services meets the requirement for making an orderly deployment of the software?


Options are :

  • AWS Cloud front
  • AWS Dev Ops
  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk
  • AWS Cloud formation (Correct)

Answer : AWS Cloud formation

A user has created a VPC with CIDR 20.0.0.0/16 with only a private subnet and VPN connection using the VPC wizard. The user wants to connect to the instance in a private subnet over SSH. How should the user define the security rule for SSH?


Options are :

  • Allow Inbound traffic on port 22 from the user?s network
  • The user has to create an instance in EC2 Classic with an elastic IP and configure the security group of a private subnet to allow SSH from that elastic IP
  • The user can connect to a instance in a private subnet using the NAT instance
  • Allow Inbound traffic on port 80 and 22 to allow the user to connect to a private subnet over the Internet (Correct)

Answer : Allow Inbound traffic on port 80 and 22 to allow the user to connect to a private subnet over the Internet

An organization is planning to create 5 different AWS accounts considering various security requirements. The organization wants to use a single payee account by using the consolidated billing option. Which of the below mentioned statements is true with respect to the above information?


Options are :

  • Each AWS account needs to create an AWS billing policy to provide permission to the payee account
  • Master (Payee. account will get only the total bill and cannot see the cost incurred by each account
  • It is not recommended to use consolidated billing since the payee account will have access to the linked accounts
  • Master (Payee. account can view only the AWS billing details of the linked accounts (Correct)

Answer : Master (Payee. account can view only the AWS billing details of the linked accounts

A user has created an ELB with the availability zone US-East-i A. The user wants to add more zones to ELB to achieve High Availability. How can the user add more zones to the existing ELB?


Options are :

  • The user can add zones on the fly from the AWS console (Correct)
  • The user should stop the ELB and add zones and instances as required
  • It is not possible to add more zones to the existing ELB
  • The only option is to launch instances in different zones and add to ELB

Answer : The user can add zones on the fly from the AWS console

A user has configured an Auto Scaling group with ELB. The user has enabled detailed Cloud Watch monitoring on Auto Scaling. Which of the below mentioned statements will help the user understand the functionality better?


Options are :

  • It is not possible to setup detailed monitoring for Auto Scaling
  • Auto Scaling sends data every minute only and does not charge the user
  • In this case, Auto Scaling will send data every minute and will charge the user extra (Correct)
  • Detailed monitoring will send data every minute without additional charges

Answer : In this case, Auto Scaling will send data every minute and will charge the user extra

A user is accessing ROS from an application. The user has enabled the Multi AZ feature with the MS SQL RDS DB. During a planned outage how will AWS ensure that a switch from DB to a standby replica will not affect access to the application?


Options are :

  • RDS will have both the DBs running independently and the user has to manual y switch over
  • The switch over changes Hardware so RDS does not need to worry about access
  • RDS uses DNS to switch over to stand by replica for seamless transition (Correct)
  • RDS will have an internal IP which will redirect all requests to the new DB

Answer : RDS uses DNS to switch over to stand by replica for seamless transition

An organization, which has the AWS account ID as 999988887777, has created 50 IAM users. Al the users are added to the same group cloud academy. If the organization has enabled that each IAM user can login with the AWS console, which AWS login URL will the IAM users use?


Options are :

  • https:// signin.aws.amazon.com/cloud academy/
  • https:// 999988887777.aws.amazon.com/ cloud academy/
  • https:// 999988887777.signin.aws.amazon.com/console/ (Correct)
  • https:// cloudacademy.signin.aws.amazon.com/999988887777/console/

Answer : https:// 999988887777.signin.aws.amazon.com/console/

A user has enabled the Multi AZ feature with the MS SQL RDS database server. Which of the below mentioned statements will help the user understand the Multi AZ feature better?


Options are :

  • In a Multi AZ, AWS runs two DBs in parallel and copies the data asynchronously to the replica copy
  • In a Multi AZ, AWS runs two DBs in parallel and copies the data synchronously to the replica copy
  • AWS MS SQL does not support the Multi AZ feature
  • In a Multi AZ, AWS runs just one DB but copies the data synchronously to the standby replica (Correct)

Answer : In a Multi AZ, AWS runs just one DB but copies the data synchronously to the standby replica

A user has launched 10 instances from the same AMI ID using Auto Scaling. The user is trying to see the average CPU utilization across all instances of the last 2 weeks under the Cloud Watch console. How can the user achieve this?


Options are :

  • Aggregate the data over the instance AMI ID (Correct)
  • View the Auto Scaling CPU metrics
  • The user has to use the Cloud Watch analyzer to find the average data across instances
  • It is not possible to see the average CPU utilization of the same AMI ID since the instance ID is different

Answer : Aggregate the data over the instance AMI ID

A user has setup a Cloud Watch alarm on an EC2 action when the CPU utilization is above 75%. The alarm sends a notification to SNS on the alarm state. If the user wants to simulate the alarm action how can he achieve this?


Options are :

  • Run the SNS action manual y
  • From the AWS console change the state to „Alarm
  • Run activities on the CPU such that its utilization reaches above 75%
  • The user can set the alarm state to „Alarm? using CLI (Correct)

Answer : The user can set the alarm state to „Alarm? using CLI

A user has launched a large EBS backed EC2 instance in the US-East-i a region. The user wants to achieve Disaster Recovery (DR. for that instance by creating another small instance in Europe. How can the user achieve DR?


Options are :

  • Use the “Launch more like this option to copy the instance from one region to another
  • Create an AMI of the instance and copy the AMI to the EU region. Then launch the instance from the EU AMI (Correct)
  • Copy the instance from the US East region to the EU region
  • Copy the running instance using the “Instance Copy” command to the EU region

Answer : Create an AMI of the instance and copy the AMI to the EU region. Then launch the instance from the EU AMI

A user is launching an EC2 instance in the US East region. Which of the below mentioned options is recommended by AWS with respect to the selection of the availability zone?


Options are :

  • Always select the AZ while launching an instance
  • Do not select the AZ; instead let AWS select the AZ (Correct)
  • Always select the US-East-i-a zone for HA
  • The user can never select the availability zone while launching an instance

Answer : Do not select the AZ; instead let AWS select the AZ

You are building an online store on AWS that uses SQS to process your customer orders. Your backend system needs those messages in the same sequence the customer orders have been put in. How can you achieve that?


Options are :

  • You can use sequencing information on each message (Correct)
  • Messages will arrive in the same order by default
  • It is not possible to do this with SQS
  • You can do this with SQS but you also need to use SWF

Answer : You can use sequencing information on each message

An organization is using cost allocation tags to find the cost distribution of different departments and projects. One of the instances has two separate tags with the key? value as instance Name of HR”, Cost Center/ HR. What will AWS do in this case?


Options are :

  • AWS will allow both the tags and show properly in the cost distribution report (Correct)
  • Instance Name is a reserved tag for AWS. Thus, AWS will not allow this tag
  • AWS will not allow the tags as the value is the same for different keys
  • AWS will allow tags but will not show correctly in the cost allocation report due to the same value of the two separate keys

Answer : AWS will allow both the tags and show properly in the cost distribution report

A user is trying to save some cost on the AWS services. Which of the below mentioned options will not help him save cost?


Options are :

  • Delete the Auto Scaling launch configuration after the instances are terminated (Correct)
  • Delete the AWS ELB after the instances are terminated
  • Release the elastic IP if not required once the instance is terminated
  • Delete the unutilized EBS volumes once the instance is terminated

Answer : Delete the Auto Scaling launch configuration after the instances are terminated

A user has created numerous EBS volumes. What is the general limit for each AWS account for the maximum number of EBS volumes that can be created?


Options are :

  • 10000
  • 5000 (Correct)
  • 1000
  • 100

Answer : 5000

A user has configured an Auto Scaling group with ELB. The user has enabled detailed Cloud Watch monitoring on Elastic Load balancing. Which of the below mentioned statements will help the user understand this functionality better?


Options are :

  • It is not possible to setup detailed monitoring for ELB
  • ELB is not supported by Cloud Watch
  • ELB will send data every minute and will charge the user extra
  • ELB sends data to Cloud Watch every minute only and does not charge the user (Correct)

Answer : ELB sends data to Cloud Watch every minute only and does not charge the user

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