AWS Cloud Foundation (ACF)

Module 2 – Cloud Economics and Billing

The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the business advantages for moving to the cloud. The module begins by explaining the pricing philosophy of AWS and the overall concept of Total
Cost of Ownership. These concepts are important for your students to understand because they might need to rely on them in their careers as cloud practitioners.
After providing this conceptualfoundation,the module describes the following tools that are available for understanding and explaining the costs for running AWS services:

  • AWS TCO Calculator
  • AWS Simple Monthly Calculator
  • AWS Organizations
  • AWS Billing Dashboard

At the end of this module, students should be able to:

  • Explain the AWS pricingphilosophy
  • Recognize fundamental pricing characteristics
  • Indicate the elements of the Total Cost of Ownership
  • Discuss the results of the Simple Monthly Calculator
  • Identify how to set up an organizational structure that simplifies billing and account visibility
  • Identify the functionality in the AWS Billing Dashboard
  • Describe how to use AWS Billing, AWS Cost Explorer, AWS Budgets, and AWS Cost and Usage Reports
  • Identify the various AWS technical support plans and their costs