Lab Challenge

ELB Network Load Balancer 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

A Network Load Balancer is one of the types of load balancer offered by AWS Elastic Load Balancing. A load balancer enables applications to scale horizontally across multiple virtual machines.

People aiming to get AWS certified should be proficient at working with and configuring network load balancers.

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 that 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.


December 29th, 2022 - Updated Amazon S3 bucket log check to reflect changes in the AWS Management Console.

What will be assessed

  • Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
  • Network Load Balancer (NLB)
  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
  • Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)

Intended audience

  • Candidate for the AWS Solutions Architect Associate certification
  • Candidate for the AWS SysOps Administrator Associate certification
  • Cloud Architects
  • DevOps Engineers


  • Using Elastic Load Balancing & EC2 Auto Scaling to Support AWS Workloads
  • Working with the Network Load Balancer
  • Storage Fundamentals for AWS
About the Author
Learning paths3

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.