SKILL BENCHMARK

AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Design Cost-optimized Architectures Competency

  • 15m
  • 15 questions
The AWS Design Cost-optimized Architectures Competency benchmark measures your ability to select appropriate scaling strategies from a cost perspective, identify when content delivery can be used to reduce costs, and recognize the strategies to reduce data transfer costs within AWS. You will be evaluated on your skills to determine the most cost-effective database options based on requirements. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates that they have the skills to identify cost-effective solutions for storage, compute, database, and network services.

Topics covered

  • configure a budget
  • configure AWS Budgets
  • configure CloudWatch alarms
  • configure Glacier archiving
  • enable alert notifications when AWS costs reach a threshold value
  • recognize how scheduling instances can reduce costs
  • reduce costs by deploying EC2 reserved instances
  • reduce costs by deploying RDS reserved instances
  • reduce costs by deploying spot instances
  • set the object storage class using PowerShell
  • set the object storage class using the CLI
  • set the object storage class using the GUI
  • use PowerShell to explore AWS charges
  • use the CLI to explore AWS charges
  • view a detailed cost breakdown for AWS charges

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