Course Number: AWS-164

Duration: 2 days (13 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

Managing AWS Cloud Spend Training Overview

This AWS Cloud for Finance Professionals training course teaches attendees how to use Amazon Web Services (AWS) to adopt the cloud in a fiscally responsible manner by managing, optimizing, and planning cloud spend. Attendees learn how to influence their organization’s builders to be more accountable and cost-conscious. Finally, attendees learn how to use AWS to innovate in their finance organization.

Accelebrate is an AWS Training Partner (ATP) and this hands-on official AWS Classroom Training course is taught by an accredited Amazon Authorized Instructor (AAI).

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate offers instructor-led enterprise training for groups of 3 or more online or at your site. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private corporate training on-site or online, please contact us.

In addition, some Cloud courses are available as live, online classes for individuals.

Objectives

  • Define cloud business value
  • Estimate costs associated with current and future cloud workloads
  • Use tools to report, monitor, allocate, optimize, and plan AWS spend
  • Optimize cloud spending and usage through pricing models
  • Establish best practices with Cloud Financial Management (CFM) and Cloud Financial Operations (Cloud FinOps)
  • Implement financial governance and controls
  • Drive finance organization innovation

Prerequisites

It is recommended that students complete AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials and AWS Cloud Essentials for Business Leaders classroom training.

Outline

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Introduction
  • Cloud spending decisions
  • AWS pricing
  • Cost drivers
  • AWS Well-Architected Framework
  • AWS Cloud Value Framework
  • Cloud value metrics
  • Cloud Financial Management
  • Cloud Financial Management outcomes
Planning and Forecasting
  • Estimate cloud workload costs
  • Build and refine a cost estimate
  • Budget and forecast cloud costs
  • Improve cloud financial predictability
Measurement and Accountability
  • KPIs and unit metrics
  • Cost visibility and monitoring
  • Tools for cost visibility, tools for cost monitoring
  • Cost allocation and accountability
  • Cost allocation building blocks
Cost Optimization
  • Usage optimizations
  • Commitment-based purchase options
  • Cost optimization
Cloud Financial Operations
  • Organizational change for CFM
  • Organization models for CFM
  • Organizational models
  • Establish a cost-aware organizational culture
  • Governance, control, and agility
  • AWS governance and control building blocks
  • Automated-based governance using AWS services
Financial Transformation and Innovation
  • Keys to financial innovation
  • Financial transformation
  • Solutions for financial innovation
Conclusion
  • Module resources
  • Next steps

Training Materials

All AWS training students receive comprehensive courseware.

Software Requirements

A modern web browser and an Internet connection that allows connections by SSH or Remote Desktop (RDP) into AWS virtual machines.



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