lab challenge

AWS Web Application Firewall 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.


AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF) is a service that helps you protect your cloud resources from malicious web requests. AWS WAF allows you to apply security rules to block bot traffic and common web request attacks.

AWS WAF supports a number of pre-configured rules provided by AWS as well as letting you configure custom rules specific to your applications and systems.

Learning how to use AWS WAF will make you more effective at deploying secure solutions in the AWS public cloud.

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.


April 17th, 2023 - Resolved instance availability zone issue


  • Detecting Malicious Web Requests With AWS Web Application Firewall
  • Working with Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling Groups and Application Load Balancer

Intended audience

  • Candidates for the AWS Certified Advanced Networking Specialty certification
  • Cloud Architects
  • DevOps Engineers

What will be assessed

  • Amazon Web Application Firewall (WAF)
  • Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)

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 Web Application Firewall Challenge