AWS Cloud for Finance Professionals (CFP)

 

Course Overview

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, optimize, and plan cloud spend. You will learn how to influence your organization’s builders to be more accountable and cost conscious. Finally, you will consider how you can use AWS to innovate in your finance organization.

Who should attend

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

Prerequisites

We recommend that attendees of this course have:

Course Objectives

In this course, you will learn to:

  • Define cloud business value
  • Estimate costs associated with current and future cloud workloads
  • Use tools to report, monitor, allocate, optimize, and plan AWS spend
  • Optimize 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 organization innovation

Course Content

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 Optimization
  • Usage optimizations
  • Commitment-based purchase options
  • Activity 4.1: Cost optimization
Module 5: Cloud Financial Operations
  • Organizational change for CFM
  • Organization models for CFM
  • Activity 5.1: Organizational models
  • Establish a cost-aware organizational 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

Prices & Delivery methods

Online Training

Duration 2 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • 1,250.— €
Classroom Training

Duration 2 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany: 1,250.— €

Schedule

FLEX Classroom Training (hybrid course):   Course participation either on-site in the classroom or online from the workplace or from home.
English
Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST)   ±1 hour
Online Training This is a FLEX course. Time zone: British Summer Time (BST)
Online Training This is a FLEX course. Time zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
FLEX Classroom Training (hybrid course):   Course participation either on-site in the classroom or online from the workplace or from home.
Italy
Rome This is a FLEX course in Italian language. Time zone: Central European Time (CET)
Sesto San Giovanni (MI) This is a FLEX course in Italian language. Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST)
Rome This is a FLEX course in Italian language. Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST)
Sesto San Giovanni (MI) This is a FLEX course in Italian language. Time zone: Central European Time (CET)
United Kingdom
London, City This is a FLEX course in English language. Time zone: British Summer Time (BST)
London, City This is a FLEX course in English language. Time zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

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