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AWS Cloud for Finance Professionals

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Why study this course

In this course, you will learn how finance professionals can use Amazon Web Services (AWS) to adopt cloud in a fiscally responsible manner. You will gain foundational knowledge to help you manage, optimise, and plan cloud spend. You will learn how to influence your organisation’s builders to be more accountable and cost conscious. Finally, you will consider how you can use AWS to innovate in your finance organisation.

This course includes presentations, activities, demonstrations, videos, assessments, and group exercises.


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What you’ll learn

This course is designed to teach participants how to:

  • Define cloud business value

  • Estimate costs associated with current and future cloud workloads

  • Use tools to report, monitor, allocate, optimise, and plan AWS spend

  • Optimise cloud spending and usage through pricing models

  • Establish best practices with Cloud Financial Management (CFM) and Cloud Financial Operations (Cloud FinOps)

  • Implement financial governance and controls

  • Drive finance organisation innovation


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Lumify Work is an official AWS Training Partner for Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines. Through our Authorised AWS Instructors, we can provide you with a learning path that’s relevant to you and your organisation, so you can get more out of the cloud. We offer virtual and face-to-face classroom-based training to help you build your cloud skills and enable you to achieve industry-recognised AWS Certification.


Who is the course for?

This course is intended for enterprise finance stakeholders who want to learn how to maximise cloud business value, use CFM best practices, and help finance teams innovate with AWS.


Course subjects

Module 1: Introduction

  • Cloud spending decisions

  • AWS pricing

  • Cost drivers

  • AWS Well-Architected Framework

  • AWS Cloud Value Framework

  • Activity 1.1: Cloud value metrics

  • Cloud Financial Management

  • Activity 1.2: Cloud Financial Management outcomes

Module 2: Planning and Forecasting

  • Estimate cloud workload costs

  • Activity 2.1: Build and refine a cost estimate

  • Budget and forecast cloud costs

  • Improve cloud financial predictability

Module 3: Measurement and Accountability

  • KPIs and unit metrics

  • Cost visibility and monitoring

  • Demonstration 3.1: Tools for cost visibility, tools for cost monitoring

  • Cost allocation and accountability

  • Cost allocation building blocks

Module 4: Cost Optimisation

  • Usage optimisations

  • Commitment-based purchase options

  • Activity 4.1: Cost optimisation

Module 5: Cloud Financial Operations

  • Organisational change for CFM

  • Organisation models for CFM

  • Activity 5.1: Organisational models

  • Establish a cost-aware organisational culture

  • Governance, control, and agility

  • AWS governance and control building blocks

  • Automated-based governance using AWS services

Module 6: Financial Transformation and Innovation

  • Keys to financial innovation

  • Financial transformation

  • Activity 6.1: Solutions for financial innovation

Module 7: Resources and Next Steps

  • Module resources

  • Next steps

Please note: This is an emerging technology course. Course outline is subject to change as needed.


Prerequisites

We recommend that attendees of this course have:


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