lab challenge

AWS FinOps End-To-End Lab Challenge

1h 30m
Get challenged in a real environmentProve your skills in a real-world, provisioned environment.
Push your limitsComplete an unguided mission within the time limit.
See resultsTest your problem-solving skills and track your progress.
Lab description

In this hands-on lab challenge, you’ll be provided with an immersive experience designed to test and enhance your proficiency in Financial Operations (FinOps) within Amazon Web Services (AWS). You’ll be faced with a real-world web application and be challenged to apply various cost optimization techniques while continuing to ensure peak operational performance.

By navigating through this multi-tiered challenge, you’ll refine your FinOps skills, and gain a deeper understanding of cost optimization and governance, emerging equipped with invaluable strategies to effectively manage running costs while maximizing the value of AWS services and resources.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this intermediate-level lab, you will be able to:

  • Apply FinOps techniques and practices
  • Apply cost optimization
  • Perform right-sizing and autoscaling
  • Tag resources for cost allocation
  • Implement event-driven serverless patterns
  • Optimize storage costs
  • Cost Optimization
  • FinOps
  • VPCs
  • Auto Scaling Groups
  • Lambda Functions
  • S3
Intended audience
  • Cloud Architects
  • Cloud Administrators
  • Cloud Engineers
  • DevOps Engineers
What will be assessed
  • FinOps
  • Cost Optimization
  • Right-sizing and Auto Scaling
  • Tagging and Cost Allocation
  • Event-Driven Serverless Architecture
  • Storage and Data Transfer
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About the author
Jeremy Cook
Content Lead Architect
Learning paths

Jeremy is a Content Lead Architect and DevOps SME here at Cloud Academy where he specializes in developing DevOps technical training documentation.

He has a strong background in software engineering, and has been coding with various languages, frameworks, and systems for the past 25+ years. In recent times, Jeremy has been focused on DevOps, Cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP), Security, Kubernetes, and Machine Learning.

Jeremy holds professional certifications for AWS, Azure, GCP, Terraform, Kubernetes (CKA, CKAD, CKS).

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