Level 100: Cost and Usage Governance



This hands-on lab will guide you through the steps to implement cost and usage governance. The skills you learn will help you control your cost and usage in alignment with your business requirements.



  • Implement AWS Budgets to notify on usage and spend
  • Create an AWS Budget report to notify users every week on budget status


Permissions required


  • https://aws.amazon.com/aws-cost-management/pricing/
  • Less than $1 per month if the tear down is not performed

Time to complete

  • The lab should take approximately 15 minutes to complete

Start the lab

Best Practice Checklist

  • [ ] Create an AWS budget to notify on forecasted account cost
  • [ ] Create an AWS budget to notify on actual cost of EC2
  • [ ] Create an AWS budget to notify on Savings Plan (SP) Coverage
  • [ ] Create a weekly AWS budget report


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