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Amazon Web Services (AWS) Online Test

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Test is preferred by recruiters to assess on-the-job skills of candidates before an interview. It reduces technical screening time by 80% by enabling employers to identify qualified candidates.

Customized Based On:

  • Experience/ difficulty level
  • Multiple skills in 1 assessment
  • Job description/ role requirements


Identity/ Access Management
Route 53
Dynamic Beanstalk
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Sample Adaface Amazon Web Services (AWS) Test Questions

These are just a small sample from our library of 10,000+ questions. The actual questions on this Amazon Web Services (AWS) Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Outdated data in S3
One of your friends, Zi Pong created a new app for their startup. They use Amazon S3 exclusively as a data store. The app works perfectly fine. When one of their users raises the frequency at which the app needs to refresh data, they file a bug. The issue is that sometimes they get outdated data when accessing objects in S3. The app logic is correct. What do you think the issue could be?
A: App is reading objects from Amazon S3 using parallel object requests.
B: App is updating records by writing new objects with unique keys.
C: App is reading parts of objects from Amazon S3 using a range header.
D: App is updating records by overwriting existing objects with the same keys.
AWSMedium2 min

How to use the Adaface Amazon Web Services (AWS) Test

Start screening candidates within minutes with the ready-to-go Amazon Web Services (AWS) Test

1. Choose the most appropriate test for your role

2. Start inviting candidates to complete the assessment

3. Receive real time notifications and shortlist the best candidates

Customize the Adaface Amazon Web Services (AWS) Test according to your job description

1. Get a custom assessment from our library of 500+ skills within 48 hours

2. Start inviting candidates to complete the assesment

3. Receive real time notifications and shortlist the best candidates

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About the Adaface Amazon Web Services (AWS) Test

Evaluate AWS skills with Adaface skills assessment platform powered by an intelligent chatbot


Identity/ Access Management
Route 53
Dynamic Beanstalk
Data Pipeline
Security Groups
Elastic Beanstalk
Virtual Private Cloud
T2 instances

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About This Amazon Web Services (AWS) Test

Amazon Web Services (AWS) online assessment test is designed and validated by industry experts to help tech recruiters and hiring managers assess AWS skills of the candidate. Top tech companies are using our AWS online test to reduce candidate screening time by 85%.

The AWS Online test screens candidates for the following skills:

  • A solid background in Linux/Unix and Windows server system administration
  • Experience in troubleshooting distributed systems
  • Experience building and maintaining cloud-native applications
  • Previous exposure to large-scale systems design
  • Experience designing and building web environments on AWS, which includes working with services like EC2, ELB, RDS, and S3

Why You Should Use This Amazon Web Services (AWS) Assessment Test

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Online test helps recruiters and hiring managers to identify qualified candidates from a pool of resumes, and helps in taking objective hiring decisions. It reduces the administrative overhead of interviewing too many candidates and saves expensive engineering time by filtering out unqualified candidates.

The Adaface tests screen candidates for the typical skills recruiters look for in an Amazon Web Services (AWS) expert.

The insights generated from this assessment can be used by recruiters and hiring managers to identify the best candidates for the role. Anti-cheating features enable you to be comfortable with conducting assessments online. The Amazon Web Services (AWS) skill test is ideal for helping recruiters identify which candidates have the technical skills to do well on the job.

About Amazon Web Services (AWS) Job Roles

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a secure cloud services platform, offering compute power, database storage, content delivery, and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow. New and existing companies can build their digital infrastructure partially or entirely in the cloud with AWS, making the on-premise data center a thing of the past.

An AWS engineer is an IT professional who creates, maintains, and evolves an AWS cloud infrastructure for running applications. These infrastructures include production, test, and development environments.

Typical responsibilities of an AWS Engineer include:

  • Manage a continuous integration and deployment methodology for server-based technologies
  • Be responsible for the planning, implementation, and growth of the AWS cloud infrastructure
  • Work on cloud security such as managing users, roles and privileges through IAM
  • Migrate the infrastructure with zero downtime to a highly available, scalable one
  • Troubleshoot the system and solve problems across all platform and application domains
  • Work with senior leaders to deliver on complex, enterprise-level initiatives that are a part of the company's overall strategic direction

The test is designed to filter out candidates for roles like

  • DevOps Engineer
  • AWS Engineer
  • AWS Architect
  • Software Developer
  • Backend engineer
  • Cloud engineer
  • Systems administrator
  • Software architect

Distribution Of Test Scores

The actual score distributon will vary based on your candidate pipeline quality, but you should typically expect ~20% of the candidates to do well on Adaface assessments.

The score distribution for our assessments follow the normal curve. This is a good sign- standardized tests like SAT and GRE follow the normal distribution (bell curve).

Status quo assessments typically have the exact opposite of the bell curve (too many candidates getting close to 0, too many candidates getting close to 100 and too few candidates in the middle). This is typically because they focus on theoretical questions or trick questions, which are very binary in nature- either you know the trick/ theory or you don’t.

How Adaface Is Different

Adaface conversational assessments are reflective of on-the-job skills and see an 86% completion rate as compared to ~50% for traditional assessment platforms.



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What is a custom assessment?

Every role is different and requires a custom assessment to identify top candidates efficiently. Adaface subject matter experts understand your job description/ role requirements and pick the most relevant questions from our library of 10000+ questions to create a technical assessment that helps you find the qualified candidates in your candidate pipeline quickly. All custom assessments are set up based on the job description, role requirements, must-have skills, experience level and salary range within a maximum of 48 hours and you will get an email notification once it goes live.

Check out a sample assessment here (no credit card required).

Can I combine multiple skills into one custom assessment?

Yes, absolutely. Custom assessments are set up based on your job description, and will include questions on all must-have skills you specify.

How is Adaface different from other assessment tools?

We believe that status quo tech assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate engineers because they focus on trick questions/ puzzles/ niche algorithms. We started Adaface to help companies find great engineers by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role. Read more about why we started Adaface.

Here's what's different with Adaface:

  • High quality non-googleable questions that test for on-the-job skills as opposed to theoretical knowledge.
  • A friendly conversational assessment with a chatbot, instead of sending a "test" to a candidate. This translates to a higher completion rate. Adaface assessments (86% candidate completion rate), as opposed to traditional tests (40-50% candidate completion rate)
  • Customized assessments for 700+ skills at different experience levels.
Do you have any anti-cheating or proctoring features in place?

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagairism detection
  • Non-googleable questions
  • Secure browser

Read more the proctoring features.

How do I interpret test scores?

The primary thing to keep in mind is that an assessment is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. A skills assessment is optimized to help you eliminate candidates who are not technically qualified for the role, it is not optimized to help you find the best candidate for the role. So the ideal way to use an assessment is to decide a threshold score (typically 55%, we help you benchmark) and invite all candidates who score above the threshold for the next rounds of interview.

What experience level can I use this test for?

Each Adaface assessment is customized to your job description/ ideal candidate persona (our subject matter experts will pick the right questions for your assessment from our library of 10000+ questions). This assessment can be customized for any experience level.

Does every candidate get the same questions?

Yes, it makes it much easier for you to compare candidates. Options for MCQ questions and the order of questions are randomized. We have anti-cheating/ proctoring features in place. In our enterprise plan, we also have the option to create multiple versions of the same assessment with questions of similar difficulty levels.

I'm a candidate. Can I try a practice test?

No. Unfortunately, we do not support practice tests at the moment. However, you can use our sample questions for practice.

What is the cost of using this test?

You can check out our pricing plans.

Can I get a free trial?

The platform is completely self-serve, so here's one way to proceed:

  • You can sign up for free to get a feel for how it works.
  • The free trial includes one sample assessment (Java/ JavaScript) that you will find in your dashboard when you sign up. You can use it to review the quality of questions, and the candidate experience of a conversational test on Adaface.
  • To review the quality of questions, you can also review our public questions for 50+ skills here.
  • Once you're convinced that you want to try it out with real assessments and candidates, you can pick a plan according to your requirements.
I just moved to a paid plan. How can I request a custom assessment?

Here is a quick guide on how to request a custom assessment on Adaface.

With Adaface, we were able to optimise our initial screening process by upwards of 75%, freeing up precious time for both hiring managers and our talent acquisition team alike!

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