Level 200: Cost Visualization



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



  • Setup Amazon QuickSight
  • Configure QuickSight to view your Cost and Usage reports
  • Create a dashboard of cost and usage


Permissions required

  • Log in as the Cost Optimization team, created in AWS Account Setup and modified in - Cost_and_Usage_Governance
  • 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.

Start the lab

Best Practice Checklist

  • [ ] Load your CUR files into Amazon QuickSight
  • [ ] Analyze Cost and Usage data visually


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