Introduction to the AWS Marketplace

By Mark Nunnikhoven

This course breaks down the more complicated aspects of the AWS Marketplace to help make smart decisions when procuring cloud solutions.

1 hour
  • 18 Lessons

About the course

The AWS Marketplace makes it easy to find, buy, and deploy solutions for the AWS cloud. At first glance, it doesn’t seem like there should be an entire short course dedicated to purchasing via the AWS Marketplace. However, the AWS Marketplace is a gateway to a massive number of different solutions with diverse procurement options.

The AWS Marketplace has evolved beyond just Amazon Machine Images. It now hosts SaaS subscriptions, machine learning models, desktop applications, massive datasets, and more. And billing has evolved as well: from metered billing to private offers to annual subscriptions and more, how you are paying for a solution is just as important a decision as the product or service you are acquiring.

In Introduction to the AWS Marketplace, taught by AWS Community Hero Mark Nunnikhoven, you’ll learn the key aspects of buying via the AWS Marketplace. You’ll learn:

  • How to find the right solution on the AWS Marketplace
  • The key elements of an AWS Marketplace listing
  • How to determine the pricing model for your chosen solution
  • The ins and outs of license and subscription management
  • How to navigate a private offer on the AWS Marketplace

This course aims to inform buyers about how to get the most from the AWS Marketplace. It breaks down the more complicated procurement concepts, so that you can make smart decisions when acquiring solutions for the AWS Cloud.

No prior AWS or procurement experience is required for this course, but a basic familiarity with the core concepts of the AWS Cloud is advisable.

Please note that this course is for those buying products or services from the AWS Marketplace. It does not cover selling on the AWS Marketplace.

  • Chapter 1 1 Lesson Introduction 2:09


  • Chapter 2 5 Lessons The AWS Marketplace 22:37

    Overview of the AWS Marketplace


    Procurement 101


    Marketplace Listings


    Product Types


    AWS Marketplace Tour

  • Chapter 3 4 Lessons What You Need to Know About Billing 16:14

    Pricing Options


    Private Offers Explained


    AWS Marketplace Charges on Your AWS Bill


    Managing Licenses and Subscriptions

  • Chapter 4 3 Lessons Purchasing Products from the Marketplace 17:14

    Software as a Service (SaaS)


    Private Offers


    Open Source

  • Chapter 5 4 Lessons Troubleshooting Common Problems 8:42

    Required Permissions


    Setting Up Your Product


    Expanding Your Previous Purchases


    Understanding Licensing Terms

  • Chapter 6 1 Lesson Conclusion 3:59

    What Did We Learn?


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