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Foundational certification for cloud practitioner and beginner who desires to enter cloud world.
Alibaba Cloud Certification Associate (ACA - Alibaba Cloud Certification Associate) is a certification designed for personnel who can use Alibaba Cloud Computing products. It covers all of Alibaba Cloud's core products from computing, storage, networking to security.
The certification details are laid out below to have a clear understanding of the expectations for the exam. This includes
1. Exam Content & Ratio
2. Question Types
3. Exam Specifics
4. Exam Breakdown
|S. No||Product||Proportion in examination|
|2||Server Load Balancer ||20%|
|3||Object Storage Service (OSS)||15%|
|4||Relational Database Service (RDS) ||10%|
|5||Auto Scaling ||10%|
|6||Alibaba Cloud Security Service and Cloud Monitor||10%|
|7||General knowledge about Cloud Computing||5%|
|S. No||Question Type||Number of Questions||Score per question|
|1||Single selection||30||2 score per question|
|2||Multiple selections||10||2 score per question|
|3||True or False Questions||10||2 score per question|
This section details about different specifics of the exam aka duration, scores and passing scores, etc
|S. No||Specification Description||Specification Value|
|1||Examination format||Close Book|
|2||Total number of questions||50|
|5||Exam Duration||90 minutes|
|6||Reference||ACA-Alibaba Cloud Computing Associate|
The breakdown lists the topics, allocation, and a maximum number of questions you can expect from each product. Total number of questions: 50
|S. No||Product||Allocation||Single Selection||Multiple Selections||True or False Question|
|2||Server Load Balancer||20%||5||2||2|
|3||Object Storage Service (OSS)||15%||4||2||2|
|4||Relational Database (RDS)||10%||3||1||1|
|6||Alibaba Cloud Security Service and Cloud Monitor||10%||3||1||1|
|7||General knowledge about Cloud Computing||5%||2||1||1|
Each practice test can be taken multiple times to test your understanding and gain confidence in the topics.
The table below lists out the skill areas and the key topics that need to be clearly understood to write the certification.
The key objectives of the practice tests are to master the following examination objectives.
- Familiar with ECS-related concepts, including regions and zones, instances, disks, snapshots, images, networks, and security groups
- Has knowledge about the advantages, billing policies, application scenarios, APIs, and SDKs of ECS
- Able to deploy applications based on ECS products
- Familiar with the usage and operations of ECS instances, disks, security groups, snapshots, images, and tags
2. Auto Scaling
- Familiar with the basic concepts related to Auto Scaling, including scaling groups, scaling configuration, scaling rules, scaling activities, scaling trigger tasks, scaling mode, and freezing time
- Familiar with Auto Scaling features, product advantages, and common application scenarios
3. Server Load Balancer
- Familiar with Server Load Balancer-related basic concepts and features, including the Server Load Balancer definition, implementation principles, supported protocols, session persistence, health checks, backend server weights, certificates, and forwarding policies.
- Familiar with Server Load Balancers product advantages and its application scenarios.
- Has knowledge about usage, operation, and maintenance of Server Load Balancers, including Server Load Balancer configuration, maintenance, precautions, and problem identification and handling
- Familiar with the OSS-related concepts, including regions, buckets, objects, anti-leech, and object lifecycle management.
- Has knowledge about the advantages, application scenarios, and billing models of OSS products.
- Has knowledge about the management, use, and operations of OSS buckets and objects.
- Familiar with the RDS-related concepts and the database type supported, include MySQL, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, and PPAS.
- Has knowledge about the advantages, application scenarios, and billing models of RDS products.
- Has knowledge about the management, use, and operations of RDS instance, such as connecting to RDS, read-only and backup, etc
6. Alibaba Cloud Security services and CloudMonitor
- Has basic security awareness and security basics of using Cloud services.
- Has knowledge about Alibaba Cloud Security series, such as Anti-DDoS Basic, Anti-DDoS Pro, Security Center, and CloudMonitor.
7. General knowledge about Cloud Computing
- Practitioners in the cloud computing field are required to possess a basic knowledge about the related concepts, technologies, and cloud computing advantages, including the definition, features, advantages, service types, implementation technologies, and deployment methods of cloud computing.
Srikanth Kappagantula, a Senior Cloud Architect and an accomplished technical leader with over 23+ years of experience in advisory, solution presales, implementation, architecture and training.
Srikanth carries a great passion for education. Certified in multiple cloud domains in Cloud technologies like Microsoft Azure, AWS, Alibaba Cloud, Google Cloud, Terraform in Architecture, Administration, Devops, Automation, Security and Big Data Analytics. Have extensively worked in developing course content, practice questions to empower students (150+) both one on one and teams in learning and succeed in their certifications.
Besides, Srikanth as Senior cloud architect leads and deliver digital transformation, cloud adoption and migration, innovation, automation, analytics and data management for organizations by empowering clients to build and execute their cloud, big data, AI and Devops strategies to achieve real business outcomes.