Advanced Architecting on Amazon Web Services: Costing

Candidates for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional exam, and other learners with advanced cloud implementation skills looking to get the best out of the Amazon Web Services platform

Prerequisite
None

Expected Duration
115 minutes

Description
One of the key advantages of cloud systems is cost and the economies of scale gained from using the world’s largest cloud platform. The cloud cost model, however, is different from traditional IT, and a deep knowledge of costing is required to make the most fiscally efficient systems possible. This course covers the basics of Amazon pricing and billing, and goes on to extrapolate the relative economy of various cloud architectures. This course is one in a series of Skillsoft courses that cover the objectives for the Amazon certification AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional.

Objective

AWS Pricing Overview

  • start the course
  • describe the principles of cloud pricing generally and Amazon Web Services specifically
  • calculate the cost of a service using the Amazon Web Services Simple Monthly Calculator
  • describe the pricing characteristics of Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud
  • describe the pricing characteristics of Amazon Web Services Simple Storage Service
  • describe the pricing characteristics of Amazon Web Services Elastic Block Store
  • describe the pricing characteristics of Amazon Web Services Relational Database Service
  • describe the pricing characteristics of Amazon Web Services CloudFront
  • describe how Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud reserved instances can be used to lower costs
  • AWS Accounts and Billing

  • describe billing and cost management principles on Amazon Web Services
  • manage billing for Amazon Web Services accounts
  • use Amazon Web Services Cost Explorer to view and analyze spending on Amazon Web Services
  • create and view a budget on Amazon Web Services
  • describe consolidated billing for multiple Amazon Web Services accounts
  • sign up for consolidated billing on Amazon Web Services
  • add an account to consolidated billing on Amazon Web Services
  • move an account from one bill to another in consolidated billing on Amazon Web Services
  • convert a payer account to a linked account in consolidated billing on Amazon Web Services
  • Architecture and Cost

  • describe the business benefits of different cloud architectures
  • describe the cost drivers on Amazon Web Services
  • describe a cost analysis methodology on Amazon Web Services
  • use costing analysis tools to derive cost information for Amazon Web Services
  • describe a static site costing example on Amazon Web Services
  • describe a costing example using Elastic Compute Cloud and Relational Database Service on Amazon Web Services
  • describe a costing example using auto scaling and load balancing on Amazon Web Services
  • Practice: Costing

  • describe tools and techniques used to cost a cloud application on Amazon Web Services
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