AWS Cloud Services and Infrastructure - Cost Optimization Deep Dive

By Julie Elkins

If you love cost optimization, follow this course with a deep dive into cost-effective and optimization of your AWS accounts.

12 hours
  • 50 Lessons
  • 6 Hands-On Labs

About the course

What is cost optimization, and how can you optimize your AWS applications and environments for cost-effectiveness? Cost optimization is a challenge for everyone.

AWS has many cost-effective compute services and pricing options that give you the ability to effectively manage your costs while still maintaining high performance and complete capacity needs to meet all of your business requirements.

In this course, we are going to deep dive into cost optimization and learn about right-sizing services, cost savings of Reserved Instances, and cost savings of the spot market. We also go over how to monitor, track, and analyze our usage now and for the future. We’ll cover cost optimization with AWS tools and services for optimizing your environment over a period of time, along with how to avoid common mistakes.

We will also learn all about AWS Well-Architected Framework, AWS Organizations and billing, matching supply with demand, storage optimization, and different design patterns to reduces expenses.

If you love cost optimization, follow this course with a deep dive into cost-effective and optimization of your AWS accounts.

  • Chapter 1 3 Lessons Getting Started 5:21

    An Important Note About A Cloud Guru and Linux Academy Courses

    1:19

    Introduction

    2:00

    How to Use the Course Interactive Diagram

    2:02
  • Chapter 2 6 Lessons What Is Cost Optimization? 55:14

    Cost Optimization Essentials

    3:50

    Why AWS?

    13:40

    What Is TCO?

    15:57

    Lowering Your TCO with AWS

    8:07

    The 5 Pillars of Cost Optimization

    7:20

    Cost Optimization Best Practices

    6:20
  • Chapter 3 3 Lessons The AWS Well-Architected Framework 26:56

    Introduction to the AWS Well-Architected Framework

    8:03

    The 5 Pillars of the AWS Well-Architected Framework

    10:10

    AWS Well-Architected Framework Best Practices

    8:43
  • Chapter 4 5 Lessons AWS Account Structure Considerations 42:54

    Account Structure in AWS

    8:42

    AWS Cost Explorer

    10:44

    AWS Billing and Cost Management

    7:49

    Viewing Cost and Usage Invoices

    8:47

    Amazon QuickSight

    6:52
  • Chapter 5 23 Lessons AWS Reporting and Cost Optimization Tools 7:25:37

    Introduction to AWS Provisioning Tools, Services, and Resources

    6:11

    What Is Right-Sizing?

    17:03

    Reserved Instance Pricing

    17:08

    Reserved Capacity Pricing

    4:38

    Instance Size Flexibility with EC2 and RDS

    8:50

    Spot Instances

    10:37

    Using Spot Instances with Containers

    11:12

    DynamoDB Reserved Capacity Pricing

    7:02

    Cost Tagging

    6:47

    AWS Calculators

    8:13

    AWS Trusted Advisor

    8:56

    Using Cost Explorer for Cost Optimization

    12:21

    AWS Cost Optimization Monitor

    8:05

    Using CloudWatch for Cost Optimization

    24:28

    Using the AWS Billing and Management Cost Management Dashboard

    16:02

    Creating a Billing Alarm

    11:42

    Creating an AWS Budget

    9:39

    Serverless Architecture in AWS

    16:43

    Monitoring and Notifications with CloudWatch Events and SNS

    30:00 Hands-On Lab

    Use AWS Instance Scheduler to Shut Down an EC2 instance

    1:00:00 Hands-On Lab

    Using CloudWatch Dashboards to Monitor Resource Utilization

    30:00 Hands-On Lab

    Using AWS Tags and Resource Groups

    1:00:00 Hands-On Lab

    Using DMS to Migrate a Database for Cost Optimization

    1:00:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 6 2 Lessons Cost-Conscious Design 21:17

    Cost Optimization Design Patterns and Principles

    14:47

    AWS Simple Monthly Calculator

    6:30
  • Chapter 7 3 Lessons Storage Optimization 1:11:43

    Optimizing Your Storage

    28:20

    Optimizing Data Transfers to Reduce Costs

    13:23

    Create and Configure an S3 Lifecycle Policy

    30:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 8 3 Lessons Tracking and Improving Cost Optimization Over Time 23:52

    Introduction to Continual Cost Optimization

    5:17

    Measurement and Accountability

    10:40

    Creating a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE)

    7:55
  • Chapter 9 2 Lessons Optimizing Costs in Your AWS Account 7:48

    Benefits of AWS Cost Optimization

    4:34

    Next Steps

    3:14

What you will need

  • The only prerequisite is a love of cost optimization.

What are Hands-on Labs

What's the difference between theoretical knowledge and real skills? Practical real-world experience. That's where Hands-on Labs come in! Hands-on Labs are guided, interactive experiences that help you learn and practice real-world scenarios in real cloud environments. Hands-on Labs are seamlessly integrated in courses, so you can learn by doing.

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