Level 200: 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 IAM Policies to control usage


  • An AWS Account
  • Completed all previous labs in the Cost Fundamentals series

Permissions required

  • ./Code/IAM_policy IAM policy required for this lab
  • 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/iam/faqs/?nc=sn&loc=5
  • Costs will be less than $1 if all steps including the teardown are performed

Time to complete

  • The lab should take approximately 15 minutes to complete

Start the lab

Best Practice Checklist

  • [ ] Create an IAM Policy to restrict EC2 usage by region
  • [ ] Create an IAM Policy to restirct EC2 usage by family
  • [ ] Extend an IAM Policy to restrict EC2 usage by instance size
  • [ ] Create an IAM policy to restrict EBS Volume creation by volume type


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