Lab Challenge

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Auto Scaling Challenge

Push your skills to the next level in a live environment

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Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Auto Scaling Challenge

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Time Limit

1h 30m



About Lab Challenges

Lab challenges are hands-on labs with the gloves off. You jump into an auto-provisioned cloud environment and are given a goal to accomplish. No instructions, no hints. To pass, you'll have a limited time to demonstrate your problem-solving skills and get the checks that inspect the state of your lab environment.

Challenge Description

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) combined with AWS Auto Scaling and Elastic Load Balancing enables you to create solutions that not only scale up to meet demand but also to optimize your resources to achieve the lowest possible cost.

Engineers who are looking to get AWS certified should be comfortable creating and configuring solutions using these AWS services.

In this lab challenge, you will be tested on your practical ability to build out a solution in a production-like AWS environment. You are presented with a task and a set of requirements that you must fulfill to pass the challenge. This is a real environment, which means you can prove your knowledge in an applied situation, leaving behind multiple choice questions for a dynamic performance-based exam situation.

What will be assessed

  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
  • AWS Auto Scaling
  • Elastic Load Balancing

Intended audience

  • Candidates for the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate certification
  • Cloud Engineers


  • Deploying an Elastic Load Balancer and an Auto Scaling group
  • Using Elastic Load Balancing & EC2 Auto Scaling to Support AWS Workloads
About the Author
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Andrew is a Labs Developer with previous experience in the Internet Service Provider, Audio Streaming, and CryptoCurrency industries. He has also been a DevOps Engineer and enjoys working with CI/CD and Kubernetes.

He holds the Developer - Associate, Sysops Administrator - Associate, and Solutions Architect – Associate AWS certifications.