AWS Certified Database Specialty Practice Test 2021 Version
AWS Certified Database–Specialty (DBS-C01) exam is for professionals who perform AWS database roles and are looking for test and reference material to pass the exam with a high score.
The questions in each set are carefully created by our team of AWS Database Experts who are Certified in multiple AWS specialties. Question are based on the AWS official exam guide 5 domains 1) Workload-Specific Database Design 2) Deployment and Migration 3) Management and Operations 4) Monitoring and Troubleshooting 5) Database Security . The key to pass AWS Certified Database–Specialty (DBS-C01) exam is a good understanding of relational and NoSQL databases, including the concepts of design, migration, deployment, access, maintenance, automation, monitoring, security, and troubleshooting and hands-on lab utilizing these AWS database features.
"Our students reported that these tests are very similar to actual exam and hence they were able to pass with high score"
This course provides the following benefits:
Prepared by AWS Database Certified Team - Tests are prepared by AWS Certified professionals with many years of experience on AWS Relational and NoSQL databases.
260 exam Questions - 4 sets of AWS Database-Specialty(DBS-C01) practice tests with 65 UNIQUE questions and a 180 minute time limit for each set.
Detailed Explanations - Detailed explanations and reference links to verify the answers as well as gain deeper understanding of related AWS Database concepts.
Similarity to actual Test - These tests simulate the latest AWS Database-Specialty certification exam to help you pass the exam.
Cover All Exam Domains - Questions in the practice test cover 5 Exam topics 1) Workload-Specific Database Design 2) Deployment and Migration 3) Management and Operations 4) Monitoring and Troubleshooting 5) Database Security.
Q&A with AWS Database Experts - Our AWS Database Experts will proactively provide answers to student queries, students are welcomed to provide exam feedback as well as ask any queries on AWS Database questions.
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Note: The AWS Database-Specialty Certification exams have a passing score of 750 on a scale of 1000 which is similar to 75%, but I highly encourage you to repeat taking these sets again and again until you consistently reach a score of 95% or higher on each exam. Also I would recommend completing all 4 tests. This approach guarantees a good score in the exam.
Number of Questions: 65 questions; either multiple choice or multiple response
Question Types: Multiple Select, Multiple Choice, True/False
Time Limit: 180 minutes
Question patterns: There are two types of questions on the exam: Multiple choice: Has one correct response and three incorrect responses (distractors) Multiple response: Has two or more correct responses out of five or more response options
AWS Certified Database – Specialty (DBS-C01) Questions Percentage in Exam
1) Workload-Specific Database Design 26%
2) Deployment and Migration 20%
3) Management and Operations 18%
4) Monitoring and Troubleshooting 18%
5) Database Security 18%
Detailed AWS Data Specialty Exam Topics
Topic 1: Workload-Specific Database Design
1.1 Select appropriate database services for specific types of data and workloads.
Differentiate between ACID vs. BASE workloads
Explain appropriate uses of types of databases (e.g., relational, key-value, document,
in-memory, graph, time series, ledger)
Identify use cases for persisted data vs. ephemeral data
1.2 Determine strategies for disaster recovery and high availability.
Select Region and Availability Zone placement to optimize database performance
Determine implications of Regions and Availability Zones on disaster recovery/high availability strategies
Differentiate use cases for read replicas and Multi-AZ deployments
1.3 Design database solutions for performance, compliance, and scalability.
Recommend serverless vs. instance-based database architecture
Evaluate requirements for scaling read replicas
Define database caching solutions
Evaluate the implications of partitioning, sharding, and indexing
Determine appropriate instance types and storage options
Determine auto-scaling capabilities for relational and NoSQL databases
Determine the implications of Amazon DynamoDB adaptive capacity
Determine data locality based on compliance requirements
1.4 Compare the costs of database solutions.
Determine cost implications of Amazon DynamoDB capacity units, including on-demand vs. provisioned capacity
Determine costs associated with instance types and automatic scaling
Design for costs including high availability, backups, multi-Region, Multi-AZ, and storage type options
Compare data access costs
Topic 2: Deployment and Migration
2.1 Automate database solution deployments.
Evaluate application requirements to determine components to deploy
Choose appropriate deployment tools and services (e.g., AWS CloudFormation, AWS CLI)
2.2 Determine data preparation and migration strategies.
Determine the data migration method (e.g., snapshots, replication, restore)
Evaluate database migration tools and services (e.g., AWS DMS, native database tools)
Prepare data sources and targets
Determine schema conversion methods (e.g., AWS Schema Conversion Tool)
Determine heterogeneous vs. homogeneous migration strategies
2.3 Execute and validate data migration.
Design and script data migration
Run data extraction and migration scripts
Verify the successful load of data
Topic 3: Management and Operations
3.1 Determine maintenance tasks and processes.
Account for the AWS shared responsibility model for database services
Determine appropriate maintenance window strategies
Differentiate between major and minor engine upgrades
3.2 Determine backup and restore strategies.
Identify the need for automatic and manual backups/snapshots
Differentiate backup and restore strategies (e.g., full backup, point-in-time, encrypting backups cross-Region)
Define retention policies
Correlate the backup and restore to recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO) requirements
3.3 Manage the operational environment of a database solution.
Orchestrate the refresh of lower environments
Implement configuration changes (e.g., in Amazon RDS option/parameter groups or Amazon DynamoDB indexing changes)
Automate operational tasks
Take action based on AWS Trusted Advisor reports
Topic 4: Monitoring and Troubleshooting
4.1 Determine monitoring and alerting strategies.
Evaluate monitoring tools (e.g., Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon RDS Performance Insights, database native)
Determine appropriate parameters and thresholds for alert conditions
Use tools to notify users when thresholds are breached (e.g., Amazon SNS, Amazon SQS,
Amazon CloudWatch dashboards)
4.2 Troubleshoot and resolve common database issues.
Identify, evaluate, and respond to categories of failures (e.g., troubleshoot connectivity; instance, storage, and partitioning issues)
Automate responses when possible
4.3 Optimize database performance.
Troubleshoot database performance issues
Identify appropriate AWS tools and services for database optimization
Evaluate the configuration, schema design, queries, and infrastructure to improve performance
Topic 5: Database Security
5.1 Encrypt data at rest and in transit.
Encrypt data in relational and NoSQL databases
Apply SSL connectivity to databases
Implement key management (e.g., AWS KMS, AWS CloudHSM)
5.2 Evaluate auditing solutions.
Determine auditing strategies for structural/schema changes (e.g., DDL)
Determine auditing strategies for data changes (e.g., DML)
Determine auditing strategies for data access (e.g., queries)
Determine auditing strategies for infrastructure changes (e.g., AWS CloudTrail)
Enable the export of database logs to Amazon CloudWatch Logs
5.3 Determine access control and authentication mechanisms.
Recommend authentication controls for users and roles (e.g., IAM, native credentials, Active Directory)
Recommend authorization controls for users (e.g., policies)
5.4 Recognize potential security vulnerabilities within database solutions.
Determine security group rules and NACLs for database access
Identify relevant VPC configurations (e.g., VPC endpoints, public vs. private subnets, demilitarized zone)
Determine appropriate storage methods for sensitive data
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Who this course is for:
- Anyone who is interested in appearing for AWS Certified Database–Specialty (DBS-C01) exam or any IT professional looking to test their AWS database skills.
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