Level 200: Cost and Usage Analysis
This hands-on lab will guide you through the steps to setup a platform to analyze your cost and usage reports. The skills you learn will help you perform analysis on your cost and usage, in alignment with the AWS Well-Architected Framework.
- Setup an analysis platform for your cost and usage data
- Perform basic analysis of your cost and usage
- A master AWS Account
- A linked AWS Account (preferred, not mandatory)
- Have your Cost and Usage Report (CUR) enabled as per 100_1_Account Setup
- AWS Account Setup has been completed
- Have usage that is tagged (preferred, not mandatory)
- 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.
- Variable depending on bill size and analysis performed
Time to complete
- The lab should take approximately 20 minutes to complete
Best Practice Checklist
- [ ] Load your CUR files into Athena for analysis
- [ ] Create a separate table to contain only a specific member accounts usage
- [ ] Analyze your cost and usage by executing queries against your CUR files
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