lab challenge

Amazon S3 Security and Access Challenge

Up to 1h
Get challenged in a real environmentProve your skills in a real-world, provisioned environment.
Push your limitsComplete an unguided mission within the time limit.
See resultsTest your problem-solving skills and track your progress.


Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) is AWS's industry leading storage option well-known for its scalability, availability, and security.

Amazon S3 is often used as the basis of a data analytics platform. Learning how to securely set up and configure an Amazon S3 bucket for this use-case will benefit anyone aiming to certify with AWS and use data analytics solutions with it.

This hands-on lab challenge will test your practical ability to modify 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.


February 20th, 2023 - Added VCF "Sid" requirements


  • Using S3 Bucket Policies and Conditions to Restrict Specific Permissions (Lab)
  • Increasing Your Security Posture when Using Amazon S3 (Course)
  • AWS Encryption for Data Analytics (Course)

Intended audience

  • Candidates for the AWS Certified Data Analytics Specialty certification
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Data Engineers
  • Cloud Architects

What will be assessed

  • Amazon S3
  • S3 Bucket Policies

About the author

Learning paths

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.

Covered topics


Amazon S3 Security and Access Challenge