Practice Test

True or False: Requester Pays is an Amazon S3 feature that enables the requester to bear the cost of downloading from an S3 bucket.

  • True
  • False

Answer: True

Explanation: In a Requester Pays model, the requester instead of the bucket owner pays the cost of the request and the data download from the bucket.

Single select question: Which AWS service allows the feature Requester Pays?

  • a) Amazon S3
  • b) Amazon EC2
  • c) Amazon RDS
  • d) AWS Lambda

Answer: a) Amazon S3

Explanation: Amazon S3 supports Requester Pays option, which allows the requester to bear the cost of downloading from an S3 bucket.

True or False: Requester Pays bucket’s owner pays for all requests.

  • True
  • False

Answer: False

Explanation: Requester Pays is designed so that the requester pays the cost of the requests and data download instead of the bucket owner.

Single select question: How does Amazon S3 charge the requester?

  • a) By the number of requests.
  • b) By the amount of data downloaded.
  • c) Both of the above.
  • d) None of the above.

Answer: c) Both of the above.

Explanation: Amazon S3 charges the requester for both the number of requests and the amount of data downloaded.

Multiple select question: Which operations are allowed in a Requester Pays bucket?

  • a) DELETE
  • b) GET
  • c) LIST
  • d) All of the above.

Answer: d) All of the above.

Explanation: All operations including DELETE, GET, and LIST can be performed on objects in a Requester Pays bucket.

True or False: You can enable Requester Pays on a per-object basis.

  • True
  • False

Answer: False

Explanation: The Requester Pays is set at the bucket level, not on a per-object basis.

Single select question: Can anonymous requests access a Requester Pays bucket?

  • a) Yes
  • b) No

Answer: b) No

Explanation: Anonymous requests cannot access a Requester Pays bucket because there’s no way for Amazon S3 to charge the request costs.

True or False: Amazon S3 automatically prevents bucket owners from incurring costs for data transfer.

  • True
  • False

Answer: False

Explanation: Amazon S3 doesn’t prevent the costs completely. The Requester Pays feature only shifts the cost from the bucket owner to the requester.

Multiple select question: What are the requirements to access a Requester Pays bucket?

  • a) Authentication
  • b) Confirming you agree to pay download charges
  • c) An existing AWS account
  • d) All of the above.

Answer: d) All of the above.

Explanation: To access a Requester Pays bucket you need to authenticate, confirm the agreement to pay for downloads, and have an active AWS account.

True or False: Bucket owners can enforce Requester Pays setting on all objects in their bucket.

  • True
  • False

Answer: True

Explanation: The Requester Pays setting is enforced at the bucket level, affecting all objects in the bucket.

Single select question: Does enabling Requester Pays feature on a bucket allow the bucket owner to access the bucket without any charges?

  • a) Yes
  • b) No

Answer: a) Yes

Explanation: The bucket owner is exempted from charges when accessing their own Requester Pays bucket.

True or False: Turning on the Requester Pays feature, changes the bucket’s data access permissions.

  • True
  • False

Answer: False

Explanation: Enabling Requester Pays won’t change the existing bucket or object permissions. Users however, have to either authenticate or, if anonymous, consent to the charges.

Single select question: Who owns the original copy of an object in a Requester Pays bucket after it is copied across AWS accounts?

  • a) The original object owner
  • b) The Requester
  • c) The S3 bucket owner
  • d) AWS

Answer: a) The original object owner

Explanation: AWS S3 retains the original copy of the object owned by the original object owner even if it is copied across accounts.

True or False: IAM users need s3:RequestPayer permission to download data from a Requester Pays bucket.

  • True
  • False

Answer: True

Explanation: IAM users would need the s3:RequestPayer permission to download data from a Requester Pays bucket, since the charges are to be borne by them.

Single select question: Can Requester Pays feature be enabled on existing S3 buckets?

  • a) Yes
  • b) No

Answer: a) Yes

Explanation: The Requester Pays feature can be enabled or disabled for an existing bucket without causing any data loss or interruption.

Interview Questions

Question 1: What does a Requester Pays model entail in Amazon S3 storage?

Answer: In the Requester Pays model, the requester instead of the bucket owner pays the costs of the request and the data download from the bucket.

Question 2: How can you enable Requester Pays on an S3 Bucket?

Answer: You can enable Requester Pays by navigating to the AWS Management Console, choosing the bucket from S3, selecting the Permissions tab, selecting the Requester Pays feature, and saving changes.

Question 3: Is there a way to allow anonymous access to a Requester pays bucket?

Answer: No, anonymous cannot access Requester Pays buckets. Requesters must be authenticated AWS users

Question 4: What are the permissions that the bucket owner retains when the Requester Pays is enabled?

Answer: The bucket owner still retains full control of the bucket, and pays for all data transfer and storage costs that aren’t explicitly paid for by a requester.

Question 5: What happens if a requester does not include x-amz-request-payer in their request?

Answer: If the x-amz-request-payer header is not included in the request, AWS returns an error and does not process the request.

Question 6: Can you change a bucket with Requester Pays disabled to enable the model?

Answer: Yes, you can enable or disable Requester Pays for an existing bucket.

Question 7: Can an object owner be different from the bucket owner in AWS S3?

Answer: Yes, the object owner can be different from the bucket owner. The object owner is the AWS account that uploaded the object to the bucket.

Question 8: Who pays for the requests if a third-party upload data to a Requester Pays bucket?

Answer: The requester who performed the upload pays for the request, while the bucket owner pays for the storage of the uploaded data.

Question 9: Is it possible to protect the data in a Requester Pays bucket from accidental deletion?

Answer: Yes, you can use S3 Versioning or S3 Object Lock feature to protect your objects from being accidentally deleted.

Question 10: Is there a way to track the costs associated with a Requester Pays bucket?

Answer: Yes, AWS provides cost allocation tags that can be used to organize your AWS bill and display the costs and usage associated with your buckets.

Question 11: Can you enable Requester Pays on buckets that are configured to be static websites?

Answer: No, you cannot enable Requester Pays on buckets that are configured as static websites.

Question 12: How does the Requester Pays model affect data transfer costs in AWS S3?

Answer: In a requester-pays bucket, the requester pays the data transfer costs, not the bucket owner.

Question 13: Can you restrict access to a Requester Pays bucket?

Answer: Yes, you can use AWS Identity and Access Management policies, bucket policies, or Access Control Lists (ACLs) to restrict access to your bucket.

Question 14: Can you replicate a Requester Pays bucket to a normal S3 bucket?

Answer: Yes, you can replicate data from a Requester Pays bucket to a standard bucket, but data transfer costs will apply.

Question 15: How do you make requests to a bucket where Requester Pays is enabled?

Answer: You make requests the same way you would for other buckets, but you need to include the “x-amz-request-payer” header that confirms you understand and agree to the charges.

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