Level 100: AWS Account Setup: Lab Guide

Last Updated

July 2021


  • Nathan Besh, Cost Lead Well-Architected
  • Matt Berk, Sr. Technical Account Manager
  • Timur Tulyaganov, AWS Principal Technical Account Manager
  • Yuriy Prykhodko, AWS Sr. Technical Account Manager
  • Alee Whitman, Sr. Commercial Architect (AWS OPTICS)


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This hands-on lab will guide you through the steps to configure your accounts and get them prepared for Cost Optimization work. It will create and setup an initial account structure, enable access to billing information and create a cost optimization team. This will ensure that you can complete the Well-Architected Cost workshops, and enable you to optimize your workloads inline with the Well-Architected Framework.


  • Implement an account structure
  • Configure billing services
  • Enable detailed cost and usage information
  • Create a cost optimization team


  • Multiple AWS accounts already created (at least three)

Permissions required

  • Root user and administrator access to the management and member accounts


Time to complete

  • The lab should take approximately 30 minutes to complete