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Looking at a sample question. There is a question where you need to choose between ease of operation and value. The prefered answer relies on moving the RIs between Regions. However I don’t believe that is an option as RIs cannot be moved between regions. Can someone advise if there is actually a way to move RIS between Regions
The correct answer says "Purchase a 1 year Convertible RI for each EC2 instance, for 2 consecutive years running". I think "Purchase a 1 year Standard Zonal RI for 3 years, then sell the unused RI on the Reserved Instance Marketplace" should be the correct answer. Reason - neither Convertible nor Standard allows moving regions, hence buying a Convertible RI won't help if you want to move region. Since Standard is both cheaper than Convertible and sellable, it makes more sense to buy Standard and sell it when it no longer suits your needs. Otherwise you are stuck with unusable premium priced Convertible RIs. What do you think?
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You assessment look about right. In our AWS Exam prep course Mattias teaches a question answering approach which is specifically designed to help you avoid the intentional traps that AWS sets. At the core of it is knowing the services well and as soon as you spot an un-truth in an answer you eliminate the answer regardless of how otherwise attractive it might be.
Remember to look at every answer and assess if it has an aspect that is untrue or cannot be done. If you have to make a choice, an answer that simply cannot be done must be eliminated.
Is there something in the other answers that would eliminate Standard RIs ?
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The exam questions won’t test your ability to calculate. However in a real world situation you should check the TCO of each option. I mention this because a couple of years ago I was working on a migration where we felt that changes in hosting might be needed after 18 months and so had a similar problem to this scenerio.
The TCO costs worked out that we were better to buy long term RI up front knowing that we might abandon them part way through. The short term and convertible RIs were more expensive in that business case, and since we we not certain that we would even be changing there was an extra incentive to go with the long term low cost solution,even if we had to abandon the RIs.
Also keep in mind that you cannot sell RIs unless you have a US based bank account. Which in reality means that for anyone outside the US that is not an option.
If this is one of our questions I will go find it and check response and how I would solve it.
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