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Cost Optimization and Monitoring

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In this course, you will go over the best practices for understanding how cost management is an important aspect of a well architected framework. For each lesson, you will learn the fundamental concepts, how experts think about the topic, and then deep dive into the Azure offerings. Throughout the course, you will deep dive into how to design for a cloud optimized architecture instead of trying to apply the traditional on-premises architecture principles, how monitoring for cloud efficiency helps an organization bring transparency and visibility into cloud costs, and how to leverage automation of infrastructure autoscale as well as Azure available API’s for cost analysis to ensure cost transparency and savings.

In this course, you will go over the best practices for understanding how cost management is an important aspect of a well architected framework. For each lesson, you will learn the fundamental concepts, how experts think about the topic, and then deep dive into the Azure offerings. Throughout the course, you will deep dive into how to design for a cloud optimized architecture instead of trying to apply the traditional on-premises architecture principles, how monitoring for cloud efficiency helps an organization bring transparency and visibility into cloud costs, and how to leverage automation of infrastructure autoscale as well as Azure available API’s for cost analysis to ensure cost transparency and savings.

Built in collaboration with

Microsoft

Advanced

4 weeks

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated November 1, 2022

Skills you'll learn:
Cloud cost policies • Cloud cost evaluation • Automated cloud cost optimization • Azure pricing calculator
Prerequisites:
VPN • CI/CD • Azure CLI

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Intro to Cost Optimization and Monitoring

In this lesson, you will learn about provisioning for cost optimization and monitoring and get a solid foundation to set you up for success in this course.

Lesson 2

Design for Cost Optimization

In this lesson you'll estimate the cost and VM elasticity using Azure Pricing and Total Cost of Ownership Calculators. Then you'll learn to optimize the cost and efficiency and adapt resources.

Lesson 3

Monitoring Cost Efficiency

In this lesson, you will learn to monitor cost efficiency through Azure Cost Management + Billing and Azure Policies.

Lesson 4

Monitoring Operational Efficiency

In this lesson you will learn to monitor operational efficiency with Azure Dashboards, Log Analytics, Smart Alerts, Monitor, and Insights.

Lesson 5

Automation

In this lesson you will learn to automate cost optimization and monitoring by first deploying and executing and automation. Then reviewing the Usage Billing and Budget API to adjust the automations.

Lesson 6 • Project

Cost Optimization and Monitoring for Your Company

In this project, you will take on the role of Azure Architect and practice all the skills you've learned so far.

Taught By The Best

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Pratik Shah

Cloud Solutions Architect

Pratik has an experience over 10+ yrs in designing, developing and architecting various applications in both AWS and Azure. He also has teaching experience and has given many sessions at various NYC local meets. He is very passionate about upcoming new technologies including AI/ML.

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