AWS Cloud Financial Management for Builders


The Amazon Web Services (AWS) authorized AWS Cloud Financial Management for Builders course is designed for individuals who are looking to gain a thorough understanding of how to manage, optimize, and predict costs as they run workloads on AWS. Through the course, participants will also learn how to implement architectural best practices, explore cost optimization strategies, and design patterns to help architect cost-efficient solutions on AWS.

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Live Classroom
Duration: 3 days

Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 3 days

What You'll learn

  • Determine and predict costs associated with current and future cloud workloads
  • Use AWS tools to manage, monitor, alert, and optimize your AWS spend
  • Use strategies and best practices to reduce AWS costs
  • Apply strategies to monitor service costs and usage
  • Implement governance standards, including resource tagging, account structure, provisioning, permissions, and access
  • Explain the cost of core AWS services


  • Introduction to Cloud Financial Management
  • Four pillars of Cloud Financial Management
  • Tagging resources
  • Lab: Cost optimization: control resource consumption using tagging and AWS configuration
  • Fundamentals of pricing
  • AWS free tier
  • Volume discounts
  • Saving plans and reserved instances
  • Demonstration: AWS pricing calculator
  • Understanding AWS invoices
  • Reporting and planning
  • AWS Cost Explorer
  • AWS Budgets
  • Demonstration: AWS Billing Console
  • Demonstration: AWS Cost Explorer
  • Demonstration: Trusted Advisor
  • Lab: Cost Optimization: Deploy Ephemeral Environments using Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
  • Evolution of compute efficiency
  • Amazon EC2 right-sizing
  • Purchasing options
  • Architect for Amazon EC2 Spot Instance
  • Impact of software licensing
  • Demonstration: Compute optimizer
  • Demonstration: Spot instance advisor
  • Lab: Cost optimization: Right-size Amazon EC2 Instances using Amazon CloudWatch Metrics
  • Data transfer costs
  • Understand data costs for different services
  • How to triage network costs
  • Lab: Cost optimization: Reduce data transfer costs using Amazon CloudFront and EndPoints
  • Amazon EBS cost, pricing, and best practices
  • Amazon S3 cost, pricing, and best practices
  • Amazon EFS cost, pricing, and best practices
  • Lab: Cost optimization: Reduce storage costs using Amazon S3 Lifecycle Management
  • Amazon RDS cost, pricing, and best practices
  • Amazon Aurora cost, pricing, and best practices
  • Amazon DynamoDB cost, pricing, and best practices
  • Amazon ElastiCache cost, pricing, and best practices
  • Amazon Redshift cost, pricing, and best practices
  • Setting up AWS organizations
  • AWS Systems Manager
  • Course review
  • Lab: Cost optimization: Reduce compute costs using AWS Instance Scheduler
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To attend this course, participants need to have:

  • Basic Linux administration experience
  • Basic network administration experience
  • Basic knowledge of containers and Kubernetes
  • Completed the Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service Primer
  • Completed the AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials course or have equivalent real-world experience

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for –

  • Anyone who will provide container orchestration management in the AWS Cloud
  • DevOps engineers
  • System administrators

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