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1
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What is a failover policy?

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A policy that allows you to redirect traffic to a disaster recovery region if a health check fails

2
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What is a Latency based policy?

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A policy that allows you to route traffic to the region with the lowest latency

3
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What is a Weighted routing policy?

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A policy that allows you to split traffic between regions based on weight, 25%, 25%, 25%, 25%

4
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What is a Multi-Value routing policy?

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A policy that allows you to randomly distribute traffic to multiple resources using multiple record sets

5
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What is a GeoLocation routing policy?

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A policy that allows you to choose where to send traffic based on the geolocation of users

6
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What is a Simple routing policy?

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A policy that allows for only one record, and optionally multiple IP addresses. If multiple, traffic will be sent in round robin style.

7
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What is a CNAME?

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A canonical name that resolves one domain to another: m.website.com –> website.com

8
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What is the difference between Simple routing and Multi-Value?

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Simple routing allows for multiple IPs but only one record set. Multi-Value allows for multiple IPs and multiple record sets. Also allows for health checks to remove failed servers

9
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What is an Alias Record?

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Used to map resource record sets in your hosted zone to ELB, Cloudfront or S3 websites

10
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Given a choice, should you choose an Alias or a CNAME?

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Alias