Expansion Courses


These hands-on courses are run in the CloudHealth demo environment and build on skills learned in your onboarding learning path. Click on a course name below to see more information.


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CloudHealth APIs

Using CloudHealth APIs

This class gives a general overview of REST APIs in CloudHealth. It is intended for users interested in learning API that might be new to using them.

We’ll cover the following topics:
  • REST API basics
  • API keys
  • An introduction to Curl and Postman

CloudHealth APIs: Reporting

Learn the fundamentals of the Reporting API. This class introduces the functionality of the Reporting API and is intended for users who are familiar with API basics.

We’ll cover the following topics:
  • Listing of available OLAP reports
  • Report data formatting
  • Requesting report data
  • Customization of report data
Containers Management

Leveraging Containers in CloudHealth (PoP)

Learn how to leverage CloudHealth's container features.

We’ll cover the following topics:
  • Allocating costs through Perspectives
  • Creating Cost Distribution Rules
  • Analyzing your containerized infrastructure
Governance and Security

Policies and Automation

Leverage policies and cloud automation to help manage your infrastructure. This course will show you how to set up Policies to alert you when certain conditions are met or even take automated action.

We'll walk through the following:
  • Checking for MTD spend against budgets
  • Alerting on underutilized or out of date infrastructure
  • Checking for unhealthy Accounts/Service Principles
  • Alerting on non-conforming assets or assets missing tags
  • Looking for large cost increases
  • Reviewing Best Practice Policies

Managing Infrastructure with Policies

Set up Policies to alert you when certain conditions are met or even take automated action. You will learn to leverage policies and cloud automation to help manage your infrastructure.

We'll cover the following policies:
  • Large cost changes globally and per service item
  • Multi-cloud policies
  • MTD vs Budget
  • Zombie infrastructure
  • Lights on/lights off

Identifying Security Risks (PoP)

This course shows you how to use CloudHealth to identify security risks.

This course will cover the following:
  • Reviewing AWS Best Practice Security Recommendations
  • Analyzing risks following the CIS AWS and Azure Foundations
  • Customizing security policies
  • Identifying instances with open ports
  • Discuss integrations and optional security tools

CloudHealth Must-Have Policies (PoP)

Learn about must-have cloud governance approaches and cloud management automation using CloudHealth Policies.

Infrastructure Optimization

Assessing Storage and Network Resources

This course takes a deep dive into storage and network resource utilization. Note: While this course does cover both AWS and Azure, it has a heavy focus on AWS.

This course will cover the following:
  • Evaluating EBS Volume PIOPS
  • Reviewing S3 and Snapshot costs
  • Identifying idle Classic Load Balancers
  • Exploring Elastic IP, Data Transfer and NAT Gateway costs

Reservation Management

This course demonstrates how CloudHealth can save you time and money, from analyzing your existing RIs and their usage, to putting together a quote.
  • EC2 RI Utilization Pulse Review
  • RI Analysis and Modification
  • Generating an RI Quote

Rightsizing EC2 Instances and Virtual Machines

Deep dive into the specifics of your infrastructure from a utilization and performance point of view and discover possible candidates for rightsizing.

We'll walk through the following:
  • Utilization Analysis
  • Underutilized Infrastructure
  • Performance Analysis
  • Rightsizing Reports
  • Custom Rightsizing Policies

Evaluating and Optimizing Databases

This course is designed to look at the utilization of database workloads for RDS and SQL databases and discuss reservation opportunities.

This course will cover the following:
  • Reviewing RDS Metrics report
  • Creating RDS RI Optimizer quotes
  • Exploring RDS and SQL Database Usage reports
  • Identifying underutilized Azure SQL Databases
  • Alerting on underutilized RDS Instances

Exploring Cloud Asset Management

Discover various ways to use CloudHealth asset reports, such as identifying optimizations and security vulnerabilities.

This course will cover the following:
  • Looking at projected cost per asset
  • Checking for idle or out of date resources
  • Exploring burstable credit usage
  • Identifying storage open to the public

Exploring New AWS Savings Plan Functionality (PoP)

Leverage new CloudHealth functionality to make EC2 Compute Savings Plan (SP) commitments and analyze existing SP purchases.

This course will cover the following:
  • Determining the optimal savings plan commitment
  • Reviewing savings potential
  • Evaluating savings between options such as 1 and 3 year terms and payment types
  • Measuring utilization for existing Savings Plan / Reservations

Optimizing Cloud Costs in Today's Economic Climate (PoP)

Discover best practices for reducing costs and establishing a cost optimization strategy.

This course will cover the following:
  • Reviewing the optimization process and framework
  • Identifying top costs and trends
  • Explore methodology for cost optimizations
Financial Reporting

Allocating Costs for Chargeback or Showback

Learn the true cost of your cloud spend for chargeback or showback purposes.

This course will cover the following:
  • Understand the importance of well-built Perspectives for cost allocation
  • Leverage reallocation rules for indirect costs
  • Amortize upfront costs for RI/SP purchases

Analyzing Trends and Budgets

Identify patterns in your spending and discover how to input budgets and compare them against actual spend.

This course will cover the following:
  • Where do costs come from?
  • Cost changes and trends in reporting
  • Adding Overall and Categorized Budgets
  • Policies for tracking costs

Implementing an Effective Chargeback or Showback Model (PoP)

Review different chargeback or showback models and best practices for implementation.

This course will cover the following:
  • Benefits and challanges of chargeback/showback
  • Various implementation models
  • Cost allocation through Perspectives and tagging
  • Cost Reallocation rules
  • Reporting on Reservations
  • Creating monthly CloudHealth report subscriptions

Building Your Annual Cloud Budgets (PoP)

Leverage functionality in CloudHealth to help you prepare for annual budget discussions.

This course will cover the following:
  • Effective communication across engineering and finance teams
  • Tracking expenses by business group
  • Analyzing cost trends and forecasts
  • Entering Budgets into CloudHealth
  • Measuring budgets against spend
  • Set up proactive alerts

Driving Multicloud Efficiency (PoP)

Learn how to manage your multi-cloud environment using CloudHealth.

In this session, we'll discuss all multi-cloud features including (but not limited to):
  • Perspectives
  • Policies
  • Multi-cloud Report
Platform Administration

Preparing For Certification

This course is all about the CloudHealth Certification Program, including the purpose, target audience, objectives, administration and preparation for successful completion of the CloudHealth Platform Administrator - Associate certification exam. It will help you determine if this is the appropriate exam for your role.


Perspectives Management

Perspectives give you a framework by which you can categorize all of the assets within your infrastructure. This course will show you the ins and outs of creating well-defined Perspectives.

This course covers the following:
  • Perspective Strategy and Design
  • Building Perspectives using Categorize
  • Building Perspectives using Search

Tagging and Perspectives Best Practices

Design effective tagging strategies and learn best practices for building and maintaining CloudHealth Perspectives.

This course will cover the following:
  • Designing effective tagging strategies
  • Best practices for tagging with multi-cloud
  • Best Practices for building multi-cloud Perspectives

Managing FlexOrgs in CloudHealth (PoP)

This course is intended for CloudHealth Administrators that need to deploy and manage FlexOrgs in their environment.

Topics include:
  • Identifying when to use FlexOrgs
  • Creating new FlexOrgs
  • Building custom Role Documents
  • Managing user access with User Groups

GCP Best Practices (PoP)

Learn best practices for using CloudHealth to manage your GCP environment.

This course includes the following topics:
  • Cost Allocation
  • Budgeting
  • Rightsizing
  • Optimization opportunities
  • Policies

Configuration Tips for Data Accuracy & Scale (PoP)

Make sure you’re configured properly in the platform, learn best practices, and ensure your data is accurate.

During this session, we'll cover:
  • Remediating unhealthy accounts
  • Enabling automated actions
  • Ensuring costs are allocated properly
  • Gathering performance metrics
  • Integrating optional settings and tools
  • Segmenting data and assigning user permissions
Q & A Resources

Live Question and Answer Session

The Live Question and Answer Session is dedicated time with a CloudHealth instructor for you to join and ask any questions you may have after attending other expansion courses. These sessions have no set topic and are intended as free discussion time.
Instructor led