[AcloudGuru]AWS Cost Control

What you will learn

  • The AWS Free Tier enables you to gain free, hands-on experience with the AWS platform, products, and services.

  • AWS Free Tier includes offers that expire 12 months following sign up and others that never expire.

  • The AWS Free Tier also includes a free 5 GB of S3 Standard Storage

  • AWS Lambda offers 1,000,000 free requests per month for an unlimited duration – that’s up to 3.2 million seconds of free compute time per month!

  • For the first 12-months, Amazon provides 750 hours per month of t2.micro EC2 instances and RDS database usage for free.

About this specialization

Drive down your cloud costs. Learn how to be cost-effective when using AWS services, design for cost, get free AWS credits and much more.
 

Become a Cost Control Guru - and Spend Less on AWS! 

AWS costs can quickly spiral out of control with the pay-as-you-go pricing model. Moving to the cloud with old habits and techniques can cost individuals and organizations a small fortune. While Amazon Web Services does a good job of providing cost-control tools and services, you need to learn how to use them properly to effectively manage and monitor your AWS spending. 

We designed our AWS Cost Control course so that you can effectively control your AWS costs by following a few best practices. This course covers cost control throughout the lifecycle of AWS design, from requirements, to design, to maintenance and final decommissioning and at each stage asks "how can this be done more cost effectively?"

We will also deep dive into AWS cost control best practices, and techniques for designing cost effective solutions to reduce the cost of your existing projects. We’ll use services such as Amazon CloudWatch to collect and track metrics, monitor log files, set alarms, and automatically react to changes in your AWS resources. Together we’ll also explore how to reduce your existing AWS bill, purchase reserved instances, consolidate accounts, and negotiate discounts. By the end of the course, you’ll understand the fundamentals of AWS cost controls and be ready to effectively use the services to properly help manage and monitor your AWS spending. 

Make sure you don’t suffer from cloud bill shock - set budgets for AWS costs and get alerted for breaches, learn how to price up designs, choose the most cost effective solution whether it is serverless, containerized or bare EC2, find free AWS credits, and much more. 

With step-by-step demos in the console and CLI, and charts and graphs to thoroughly explain concepts, this course will give you all the knowledge and tools you need to spend less on AWS

Paul is an IT architect and mentor with more than 20 years of experience, working with companies ranging from startups to FTSE100 enterprises.

He is now working as a cloud cost, security and design consultant, has a passion for the cost effective use of AWS services, and holds all five professional and associate AWS certifications. 

Syllabus
Module 1:
Chapter 1 Cost Control Culture
Module 8:
Chapter 8 Course Review
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