Preparation Exam: Certified Solution Architect - Associate for AWS (2018)

Max Time
2h 10m
Total Questions

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Required Score
Specify Secure Applications and Architectures
Design Resilient Architectures
Define Operationally-Excellent Architectures
Design Cost-Optimized Architectures
Define Performant Architectures
Average Duration
1h 37m
Welcome to Cloud Academy's preparation exam for Solutions Architect - Associate for AWS.

This prep exam is designed to prepare you for the type of questions you will need to answer, as well as the timed environment you will experience during the actual exam.

If you are studying for the AWS Solutions Architect - Associate exam, we recommend you complete our learning path on this topic before taking this prep exam.


This preparation exam has the same number of multiple-choice questions (65) as the AWS Solutions Architect - Associate exam, with the same allotted time for completion (130 minutes).

As per the AWS exam guide, some questions have one correct answer, while others require you to choose two or three correct answers.

The questions on this exam focus on the five domains of AWS exam guide. Each domain has a similar percentage allocated as per the AWS exam guide 

Exam Composition

  • Design Resilient Architectures
  • Define Performant Architectures
  • Specify Secure Applications and Architectures
  • Design Cost-Optimized Architectures
  • Define Operationally-Excellent Architectures
To pass this prep exam, you will need both of the following:

  • A minimum score of 70 percent or higher on the overall exam.
  • Achieve the minimum threshold score of 35% for each of the domains.

Once you begin your exam session:

You can spend as long as you wish on any particular question but must budget your time to complete all 65 questions. Any questions not completed in 130 minutes will be scored as incorrect.

During the session, you may skip questions and return to them later in the session. You can also review your answers to previous questions, and change them at any point during the exam session.

You can end the exam session at any time by selecting “Submit Exam,” but this completes the entire session. All of your answers will be scored. All unanswered questions will be scored as incorrect. You cannot return later to complete any unanswered questions.

You can always start a new session, but it may contain different questions from your previous session.

When you submit your exam, you will receive your total score, as well as your score for each exam domain.

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