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The AWS online assessment test evaluates candidates for the ability to deploy, manage and scale virtual servers (with services like EC2 and ECS), operate and scale storage services (with services like S3, RDS and DynamoDB), and manage application traffic flow (with services like Route 53 and CloudFront).

Covered Skills:

  • Elastic compute cloud (EC2; EKS)
  • Elastic load balancing and auto-scaling
  • Identity and access management (IAM)
  • Block and file storage (S3; EBS; EFS)
  • Database services (RDS; Redshift; Dynamo DB)
  • Networking services (Route 53; CloudFront; VPC)
  • Docker containers and ECS
  • Caching and performance optimization
  • Serverless architecture with Lambda
  • AWS well architecture framework
  • Monitoring and auditing AWS services
  • See full list

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Sample AWS Online 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.

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Outdated data in S3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 The issue is that sometimes they get outdated data when accessing objects in S3.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.

Options:

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
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How to use the Adaface AWS Online Test

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About the Adaface AWS Online Assessment Test

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Topics:

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Docker Containers and Microservices
Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS)
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
Block vs File vs Object Storage
Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
S3 Versioning, Replication and Lifecycle Rules
DNS, Elastic Load Balancing, and Auto Scaling
Serverless Services and AWS Lambda Functions
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
Public, Private and Elastic IP Addresses
AWS CloudFormation
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
IAM Users, Groups, Roles, and Policies
Logging and Auditing - Amazon CloudWatch Logs, CloudTrail, Flow Logs, ELB logs, and S3 logs
Encryption - AWS KMS, ACM, in-transit / at-rest
Detect and Respond - Amazon Detective, GuardDuty, Macie
Firewalls and DDoS Protection - AWS WAF & Shield
AWS Well-Architected Framework
AWS Pricing Fundamentals
AWS Migration and Transfer Services

Recommended Roles:

AWS Developer
AWS Solutions Architect
AWS Solutions Associate
AWS Cloud Architect
AWS Cloud Engineer
Senior AWS Cloud Engineer
AWS DevOps Engineer
Senior DevOps Engineer
Cloud Solution Architect

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

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Online test helps recruiters and hiring managers identify qualified candidates from a pool of resumes. The test screens candidates for the typical AWS skills hiring managers look for:

  • Designing and building multi-tier web architectures with Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling, Amazon Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) and AWS Route 53
  • Creating Docker container clusters on Amazon Elastic Container Services (ECS)
  • Storing block and file data with maximum performance using EBS and EFS: operations, troubleshooting, metrics and RAID
  • Storing big data with S3 and DynamoDB in a scalable and secure manner
  • Setting up geographically redundant database services with Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) - Security, Backup, Snapshots, Performance, Metrics, Troubleshooting, Scalability
  • Configuring Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPC), subnets, and route tables
  • Setting up serverless event-driven AWS Lambda functions with Amazon API gateway
  • Experience with AWS CLI: CLI setup, usage on EC2, best practices and SDK
  • Securing AWS services: Identity and access management, MFA, Default Encryption, Policies, Access Logs, CloudFront
  • Monitoring, Troubleshooting & Audit: AWS CloudWatch, CloudTrail

The test reduces the administrative overhead of interviewing too many candidates and saves expensive engineering time by filtering out unqualified candidates.

How is the test customized for Senior AWS Architects?

The questions focus on advanced topics for senior architects like:

  • Designing strategies to improve the reliability of existing cloud systems- remediate single points of failures, enabling data replication, self-healing, and elastic features.
  • Designing complex network systems: IP addressing strategy for VPCs, DNS strategy, network traffic and security.
  • Scaling database usage with AWS- database query and performance optimization, normalization of data schemes
  • In-Depth Database comparison: RDS, Aurora, DynamoDB, Neptune, ElastiCache, Redshift, ElasticSearch, Athena
  • Analyzing big data with Kinesis Analytics, Amazon Elasticsearch Service, Redshift, RDS, and Aurora
  • AWS integration & messaging services: SQS, SNS, Kinesis
  • AWS Security best practices: KMS, SSM Parameter Store, IAM Policies
  • AWS SDLC services: CICD (CodeCommit, CodeBuild, CodePipeline, CodeDeploy), CloudFormation, ECS, Step Functions, SWF, EMR, Glue, OpsWorks, ElasticTranscoder, AWS Organizations, Workspaces, AppSync, Single Sign On (SSO)
  • EC2 For SysOps: Placement Groups, Shutdown Behavior, Troubleshooting, AMI, CloudWatch Metrics
  • SSM - Systems Manager: Manage EC2 at Scale, Automation, Run Command, Secure Shell, Parameter Store
  • High Availability and Scalability: ELB Load Balancers (SysOps), Auto Scaling (SysOps), CloudWatch Metrics
  • EBS & EFS: Operations, Troubleshooting, CloudWatch metrics, RAID

How is this AWS Online Test customized?

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AWS Online Test FAQs

Can I use the test for AWS Cloud Practitioners?

Yes. The test is customized based on the job description. For Cloud Practitioners, the test will focus on the following topics:

  • AWS fundamental services such as Amazon EC2, Amazon Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), AWS Route 53
  • Configuring Amazon S3 bucket policies and sharing data between multiple AWS accounts
  • Deploy and manage Docker container clusters on Amazon Elastic Container Services (ECS)
  • Setting up serverless event-driven AWS Lambda Functions with Amazon API Gateway and Amazon Kinesis integrations
  • Geographically redundant database services with Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
  • Configuring Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPC), subnets, and route tables
  • AWS cloud security and compliance concepts
  • AWS access management capabilities
  • Comparing various billing and pricing models

How to evalute AWS Developer associates?

The test evaluates candidates on developer topics:

  • Deploying applications using Elastic Beanstalk and AWS CI/CD tools
  • Creating Serverless API using AWS Lambda, API Gateway, DynamoDB & Cognito
  • Infrastructure as code using AWS CloudFormation
  • Implementing messaging and integration patterns using AWS SQS, SNS & Kinesis
  • Advance CLI, SDK and IAM security best practices in EC2
  • Monitoring, tracking and auditing microservices using CloudWatch, X-Ray and CloudTrail
  • Securing AWS Cloud using KMS, Encryption SDK, IAM Policies & SSM

How to hire AWS DevOps engineers?

Adaface customized DevOps engineers test focuses on following topics:

  • SDL Automation, Configuration Management and Infrastructure as Code - AWS Elastic Beanstalk, AWS CloudFormation, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodeDeploy, and AWS CodePipeline
  • Monitoring and Logging (Cloudtrail, Kinesis, Cloudwatch)
  • Policies and Standards Automation (SSM, config, inspector)
  • Automate the development/staging/production process

Can I evaluate specific AWS services like AWS Lambda and AWS Cloudformation?

Yes. We offer customized assessments with questions that are focused on specific AWS sub services.

Can I evaluate coding skills along with AWS?

Yes. If your role requires the candidate to have experience with hands-on programming, we can customize the test to include coding questions.

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 about 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.

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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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