Alibaba Cloud Computing Certification

Finally, I’ve successfully passed the Alibaba Cloud Certified Associate (ACA). It was almost more than 2-3 months that I’ve been preparing for this certification.

The Alibaba Cloud Computing Certification exam contains 50 technically designed questions intended for personnel who can use Alibaba Cloud Computing products.

It covers Alibaba Cloud’s core products, including computing, storage, networking, and security. To earn this certification, you need to get 60% or better on the exam.

The Preparation Journey: Alibaba Cloud Certified Associate

In this post you will find:

  • A path to achieving certification
  • Study materials
  • Exam details & score information

Path to achieve ACA Certification

Before appearing for this exam you must have the knowledge of Alibaba Cloud’s core products including computing, storage, networking and security.

Alibaba Cloud-related knowledge

  • Familiarity with the concepts of Alibaba Cloud Computing related products, including ECS, Server Load Balancers, Auto Scaling, OSS, Alibaba Cloud Security services, and Cloud. Monitor (the same below).
  • Be aware of the main application scenarios of Alibaba Cloud Computing-related products and how to use them together.
  • Be familiar with operations of Alibaba Cloud Computing-related products, including activating, creating, configuring, starting, and stopping and deleting a service instance.
  • Understand the features of Alibaba Cloud Computing-related products and key product implementation principles.
  • Possess the ability to discover and resolve common issues that emerged during the use of Alibaba Cloud Computing-related products.

Study MaterialsHow to prepare for the exam:

There is only one way to study for this exam by enrolling in cloud learning.

ACA Exam Details: Certification examination structure and composition

  • Total mark and examination duration: The examination paper contains 50 questions, evaluated out of 100 marks and must be completed within 90 minutes.
  • Examination registration: Please register online: (
  • Examination type: Close-book examination.:
  • Examination content and ratio
Product nameProportion in examination
Server Load Balancer20%
Object Storage Service (OSS)15%
Relation Database (RDS)10%
Auto Scaling10%
Alibaba Cloud Security Service and Cloud Monitor10%
General knowledge about Cloud Computing5%
Break-Up of ACA Exam
  • Question types
Question typeNumber of questionsScores
Single-Selection30 Questions2 score per question
Multiple Selections10 Questions2 score per question
True/False Questions10 Questions2 score per question
Question Types for ACA
ACA Exam Overview

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