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Improve Planning and Cost Control With AWS Budgets

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Improve Planning and Cost Control with AWS Budgets
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Introduction
Overview
Difficulty
Intermediate
Duration
23m
Students
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Description

This course will explain how AWS Budgets can help you manage AWS spend and improve financial planning. 

Learning Objectives

  • What the tool is and the benefit it provides
  • How to set up a Budget and configure Budgets actions 
  • How to send a Budget report 
  • And lastly, how to configure and use AWS Cost Anomaly Detection

Intended Audience

This course has been created for financial operations professionals interested in controlling AWS costs and for engineering team members who want more visibility into the cost of their environments.

Prerequisites

To get the most out of this course, you should have an understanding of the AWS Billing console and AWS Cost Explorer. Additionally, I briefly discuss establishing permissions through IAM and AWS Organizations and use examples referencing Amazon EC2.

Transcript

Hello and welcome to this course which will explain how AWS Budgets can help you manage AWS spend and improve financial planning. 

My name is Alana Layton, and I am an AWS Content Creator here at Cloud Academy. Feel free to connect with me to ask any questions using the details shown on the screen, alternatively you can always get in touch with us here at Cloud Academy by sending an e-mail to support@cloudacademy.com where one of our Cloud experts will reply to your question.

This course has been created for financial operations professionals that have an interest in controlling AWS costs, and engineering team members that want more visibility into the cost of their environments. 

By the end of this course, you will have a greater understanding of AWS Budgets, including: 

  • What the tool is and the benefit it provides
  • How to set up a Budget and configure Budgets actions 
  • How to send a Budget report 
  • And lastly, how to configure and use AWS Cost Anomaly Detection

To get the most out of this course, you should have an understanding of the AWS Billing console and AWS Cost Explorer. Additionally, I may briefly talk about establishing permissions through IAM and AWS Organizations and use examples that reference Amazon EC2. For more information, you can see our existing content here.

Feedback on our courses here at Cloud Academy is valuable to both us as trainers and any students looking to take the same course in the future. If you have any feedback, positive or negative, it would be greatly appreciated if you could contact support@cloudacademy.com

Please note that, at the time of writing this content, all course information was accurate.  AWS implements hundreds of updates every month as part of its ongoing drive to innovate and enhance its services.

As a result, minor discrepancies may appear in the course content over time.  Here at Cloud Academy, we strive to keep our content up to date in order to provide the best training available. 

So, if you notice any information that is outdated, please contact support@cloudacademy.com.  This will allow us to update the course during its next release cycle. Thank you! 

 

About the Author

Alana Layton is an experienced technical trainer, technical content developer, and cloud engineer living out of Seattle, Washington. Her career has included teaching about AWS all over the world, creating AWS content that is fun, and working in consulting. She currently holds six AWS certifications. Outside of Cloud Academy, you can find her testing her knowledge in bar trivia, reading, or training for a marathon.