Gain the foundational knowledge that you need to manage, optimize and plan your cloud spend, and influence your organization’s builders to be more accountable and cost-conscious from an expert AWS instructor. In this 2-day, classroom training course you will learn to innovate within your finance organization.
- Enterprise finance stakeholders who want to learn how to:
- Maximize cloud business value
- Use CFM best practices
- Help finance teams innovate with AWS
- Cloud Computing and AWS from the digital version of AWS Cloud for Finance Professionals
- We recommend that attendees of this course have taken AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials and AWS Cloud Essentials for Business Leaders.
Delegates will learn how to
- Define cloud business value
- Estimate costs associated with current and future cloud workloads
- Use tools to report, monitor, allocate, optimize, and plan AWS spend
- Optimize cloud spending and usage through pricing models
- Establish best practices with Cloud Financial Management (CFM) and Cloud Financial Operations (Cloud FinOps)
- Implement financial governance and controls
- Drive finance organization innovation
Module 1: Introduction
- Cloud spending decisions
- AWS pricing
- Cost drivers
- AWS Well-Architected Framework
- AWS Cloud Value Framework
- Activity 1.1: Cloud value metrics
- Cloud Financial Management
- Activity 1.2: Cloud Financial Management outcomes
- Estimate cloud workload costs
- Activity 2.1: Build and refine a cost estimate
- Budget and forecast cloud costs
- Improve cloud financial predictability
- KPIs and unit metrics
- Cost visibility and monitoring
- Demonstration 3.1: Tools for cost visibility, tools for cost monitoring
- Cost allocation and accountability
- Cost allocation building blocks
- Usage optimizations
- Commitment-based purchase options
- Activity 4.1: Cost optimization
- Organizational change for CFM
- Organization models for CFM
- Activity 5.1: Organizational models
- Establish a cost-aware organizational culture
- Governance, control, and agility
- AWS governance and control building blocks
- Automated-based governance using AWS services
- Keys to financial innovation
- Financial transformation
- Activity 6.1: Solutions for financial innovation
- Module resources
- Next steps
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