lab challenge

AWS Config Compliance Challenge

Up to 30m
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.


AWS Config is a service that continuously monitors your AWS infrastructure. It allows you to audit and assess how your resources are configured to ensure compliance with best practices and organization-specific requirements.

Candidates aiming to get AWS certified should be able to configure AWS Config to record changes to resources, and to create rules that highlight non-compliant changes to resources in AWS.

This hands-on lab challenge will test your practical ability to build out a solution in a production-like AWS environment. You will be 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.


June 24th, 2022 - Updated lab configuration to match upcoming change from AWS


  • AWS Cloud Management Tools
  • Compliance Check Using AWS Config Rules (Managed & Custom)

Intended audience

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

What will be assessed

  • AWS Config
  • Amazon S3

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


AWS Config Compliance Challenge