Google Cloud Skills Boost

Understand Your Google Cloud Costs

4 hours Introductory universal_currency_alt 2 Credits
This Quest is most suitable for those working in a technology or finance role who are responsible for managing Google Cloud costs. You’ll learn how to set up a billing account, organize resources, and manage billing access permissions. In the hands-on labs, you'll learn how to view your invoice, track your Google Cloud costs with Billing reports, analyze your billing data with BigQuery or Google Sheets, and create custom billing dashboards with Looker Studio. References made to links in the videos can be accessed in this Additional Resources document.
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Course Info

  • Plan for effective cloud cost management by setting up your teams, tools, and applying financial governance best practices.
  • Set up Google Cloud Billing account(s) and organize your resources for cost management.
  • Use Billing reports to gain visibility into your current cost trends and forecasted costs.
  • Export to and examine billing data with Google Sheets or BigQuery.
  • Visualize billing data with Billing reports and build custom dashboards with Looker Studio.
Students enrolling in this Quest do not need any prior Google Cloud technical experience. This training will be most beneficial for those currently in a public cloud / IT finance or resource management role.
Anyone managing Google Cloud spend in any capacity for their company; Roles include: Finance and IT procurement leads, Financial Controller, VP of Operations, Billing Ops Lead, Financial Manager, Head of IT Procurement
Available languages
English, español (Latinoamérica), français, עברית, 日本語, and português (Brasil)
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