Level 100: Cost and Usage Analysis

Last Updated

June 2021


  • Nathan Besh, Cost Lead Well-Architected
  • Matt Berk, Sr. Technical Account Manager


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



  • Perform basic analysis of your cost and usage


Permissions required

  • 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.


Time to complete

  • The lab should take approximately 10 minutes to complete