Level 100: Billing Visualization



This hands-on lab will guide you through the steps to perform visualization of your AWS cost and usage. The skills you learn will help you monitor your cost and usage, in alignment with the AWS Well-Architected Framework.



  • Perform basic analysis of your cost and usage


  • A master AWS Account
  • A linked AWS Account (preferred, not mandatory)
  • Completed all previous labs in the Cost Fundamentals series

Permissions required

  • Log in as the Cost Optimization team, created in AWS Account Setup
  • NOTE: There may be permission error messages during the lab, as the console may require additional privileges. These errors will not impact the lab, and we follow security best practices by implementing the minimum set of privileges required.


  • https://aws.amazon.com/aws-cost-management/pricing/
  • Variable costs will be incurred
  • Cost Explorer: $0.01 per 1,000 usage records for hourly granularity reporting

Time to complete

  • The lab should take approximately 15 minutes to complete

Start the lab

Best Practice Checklist

  • [ ] View your cost and usage by service
  • [ ] View your cost and usage by account
  • [ ] View your Reserved Instance Coverage
  • [ ] Create a custom EC2 report


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