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Amazon ElastiCache Challenge

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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 ElastiCache is an in-memory caching service from AWS. It is fully managed and highly scalable. It supports several in-memory database engines including Redis and Memcached.

Learning how to create and configure an Amazon ElastiCache cluster will make you more able to engineer systems that require high performance.

Please note that creating a new Amazon ElastiCache cluster can take up to fifteen minutes to complete. Please ensure you have enough time available before starting this lab challenge.

This hands-on lab challenge will test your practical ability to configure a solution in a production-like AWS environment. You will be presented with a task and set of requirements you must fulfill to pass the challenge.

This is a real environment, which means you can prove your knowledge in an applied way, substituting multiple choice questions for a dynamic performance-based exam situation.

What will be assessed

  • Amazon ElastiCache
  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
  • AWS Systems Manager
  • The Linux command line
  • The Python scripting language

Intended audience

  • Candidates for AWS certification
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Cloud Architects
  • Software Engineers


  • Create your first Amazon ElastiCache Cluster (Lab)
  • Create Your First Amazon EC2 Instance (Linux) (Lab)
  • Linux Command Line Byte Session (Course)
  • Python for Beginners (Course)
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 multiple AWS certifications including Solutions Architect Associate and Professional.