This is an open question. I know no answer is wrong or correct. If someone asks this question in an interview He wants to understand your thinking process. Can anyone put a light on this, how to answer this question?

  • I'm not certain this is off topic. It might be subjective, but there are good subjective questions. I won't mod-hammer this open, but I would consider re-evaluating whether or not it is off topic or not.
    – corsiKa
    Commented Jan 29, 2021 at 5:05

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I like to answers questions with questions during interviews. My first response would be that the question "How to test AWS?" is very broad.

My first question would be: Which part of AWS should I test?

As of 2020, AWS comprises more than 175 products and services including computing, storage, networking, database, analytics, application services, deployment, management, mobile, developer tools, and tools for the Internet of Things.


Dear interviewer did you mean to ask "how-to test this application deployed on AWS?" instead.

Maybe you care to explain how your application is deployed to AWS first? Testing is very depended on context, so to truly answer your question I need to understand your context first.

Maybe we can draw the high level architecture on a white-board and I can ask some critical thinking questions and identify some risks.

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    Wouldn't this work better as a comment instead of an answer?
    – Lee Jensen
    Commented Jan 28, 2021 at 15:14
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    @LeeJensen No, this is how I would respond during an interview that asks such a broad open question. These are not questions for the OP to ask for clarification :) Commented Jan 28, 2021 at 15:42
  • That's fair. Gives it more context.
    – Lee Jensen
    Commented Jan 28, 2021 at 19:36
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    @JAINAM I read the question as how to respond during an interview, my answers fits that. I am not asking for information from the author. I updated my answer to reflect that better. Commented Jan 29, 2021 at 12:39
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    @JAINAM The author asks for our thinking process in answering an open question like this. Maybe you misinterpret the original question, or maybe I did :) Commented Jan 29, 2021 at 12:40

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