Passing the Alibaba Cloud Associate (ACA) Security Certification exam

Want to pass the Alibaba Cloud Associate (ACA) Security certification exam? Want to become Alibaba Cloud Certified? Follow this comprehensive preparation guide for Alibaba Cloud Associate (ACA) Security exam and get yourself ready to pass the exam.

Alibaba Cloud is ranked as China´s largest public cloud service provider, and the fourth largest cloud service provider worldwide. Since the china market is growing really fast, and Alibaba Cloud as well, the Alibaba Cloud certifications are fast becoming the must-have certificates for any IT professional working with Alibaba Cloud.  

Alibaba Cloud Associate (ACA) Security certification

The Alibaba Cloud Associate (ACA) Security certification, commonly known as ACA Security certification, is the associate-level Alibaba Cloud Security Certification. It covers all of Alibaba Cloud´s security products such as WAF, Security Center, Anti-DDoS, etc.  

Who Can Apply for Alibaba Cloud Associate (ACA) Security certification?

This certification exam is not for Alibaba Cloud absolute beginners, prior Alibaba Cloud experience is required. Doing the ACA Cloud Computing Certification before the Security one is highly recommended, since it covers all core products of Alibaba Cloud and gives you a very good overview of the platform. 

Overview of the Alibaba Cloud Associate (ACA) Security Certification

While starting your preparation for the ACA Security certification, one needs to have an overview of the exam. It is a close-book, offline exam that the candidates need to give at the exam center. The exam consists of 60 with a total mark of 100 and you will get 90 minutes to complete the exam. You will have to pay $120 to sit in the exam. The table below gives basic information about the Alibaba Cloud Associate Security certification exam.

ACA Security Certification Exam Information
Certification NameAlibaba Cloud Associate Security Certification
Test Type Online Registration, Offline Exam at Exam Center
Exam Duration90 Minutes
Number of Questions60
Exam Fee$120
Exam TypeClose-book Exam
Exam LanguageEnglish

Note that the Alibaba Cloud Associate (ACA) Security certification is not like other common certification exam that consists of all the randomly placed multiple choice or multiple select questions. In the ACA Security certification, the questions are placed in the following sequence and marks are fixed for each question:

  • 40 Questions – Single Selection Type: The candidate will get 2 points for every right question
  • 20 Questions: Multiple Selections Type: The candidate will get 1 point for every right question

The exam blueprint for the Alibaba Cloud Certified Associate consists of a number of products with their percentage content in the examination. Here is the blueprint for Alibaba Cloud Associate (ACA) Security certification as mentioned in the official document of the ACA Security certification:

ACA Security Certification Exam Blueprint
Product Name% of Exam
Network Security30%
Host Security30%
Application Security30%
General knowledge about Cloud Security and Operating Systems10%

Preparation Guide for the Alibaba Cloud Associate (ACA) Security Certification Exam

1. Take the Alibaba Cloud online course

The course is focused on passing the Alibaba Cloud Security Associate exam. You will learn everything you need to get the certification on the first attempt.

The course is divided into sections:
Each section focuses on an Alibaba Cloud security core product, such as Security Center, WAF, Anti-DDoS, and  in the security part of the core Alibaba Cloud products such as ECS, SLB, Auto Scaling, RDS, OSS, Cloud Security and CloudMonitor, as well as a section focused on General knowledge about Cloud Security and Operating Systems.

2. Get Hands-on with Alibaba Cloud

Alibaba Cloud is all about the real world problems and to get a good command on that, hands-on experience is mandatory. Therefore, while preparing for Alibaba Cloud Associate (ACA) Security Certification Exam, along with theoretical concepts, equally focus on practical experience on real time problems.

You need to practice a lot on Alibaba Cloud products to have deep knowledge about them.  If you don’t have hands-on experience, you can create a free account on Alibaba Cloud to start. Not only this, you also get the free credit
($300) after new registration that you can use to know and try different services. Just register and practice as much as you can on the Alibaba Cloud products.

After registration, there are some accessible tutorials that provide step by step guide to make you understand about the deployment and usage of difference services and applications of Alibaba.

3. Take the Roopu Cloud online  practice tests

So now, it’s time to check your preparation level and for this we recommend you to take the practice tests

The practice tests are set up in the same format as that of the real exam. So, trying mock exams helps you get ready for the actual exam. Also, you become confident enough to take the exam and pass the exam in the first attempt only.

So, just follow the above steps for the Alibaba Cloud Associate (ACA) Security certification preparation and get yourself ready to pass the certification exam.


So, we’ve covered the preparation guide for Alibaba Cloud Associate (ACA) Security exam. Alibaba Cloud associate certification is not only for those who are working on Alibaba Cloud. You can also take Alibaba Cloud associate certification if you are already working on AWS, GCP or Azure cloud as a cloud security specialist.

What are you thinking now? Start your preparation for the Alibaba Cloud Certified Associate Security exam.

Wish you the best for your exam!

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