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Introduction to FinOps (LFS175x)

We now depend on cloud to deliver digital value to customers. But DevOps and cloud have broken traditional procurement. Learn how FinOps gets IT, business and finance working together to leverage cloud to innovate, deliver and make money in this free course.

Course Rating
4.2/5 Stars
Who Is It For

This course is addressed to a wide audience including technical professionals (IT, DevOps, engineers, architects), finance, procurement, and accounting professionals, business unit or product managers, and executives.
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What You’ll Learn

In this course you will learn about the impacts DevOps and cloud have had on how IT costs are managed, what FinOps is and how it can address some of these impacts, the considerations that go into forming a FinOps team within an organization, the scope of the capabilities a FinOps team would perform to achieve the cloud use goals of the organization, how the FinOps Foundation can help with best practices and support, and more.
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What It Prepares You For

This course will prepare product teams to be more responsive to customer demand, for DevOps teams to build faster and better, and for cloud spend to be managed tightly. You will understand how to build a culture of accountability around cloud use that lets your organization make good, timely, data-backed decisions in the cloud, not just to save money, but to make money.
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Course Outline
Chapter 1. What is FinOps?
Chapter 2. Why FinOps?
Chapter 3. Culture Change & FinOps Teams
Chapter 4. FinOps Lifecycle
Final Exam (Verified Certificate track only)

To make the most of this course, you must have:

  • A basic level of working knowledge about at least one of the major cloud providers.
  • An understanding of basic terminology of the cloud.
  • Have a basic level of understanding of IT finance terminology.
Jan 2023
The content is simple, and helpful in understanding the concepts of FinOps.
Jan 2023
This was a great introduction, providing both a good overview, and generating interest in learning more.
Dec 2022
Excellent summaries that included descriptions of key concepts from a variety of angles. The chapters provided sufficient detail to start implementing the concepts.
Dec 2022
The writing covered the content thoroughly, without being too dry. The graphics helped reinforce the key messages.
Oct 2022
What I liked about this course is that it treated an Up-to-date subject, which is FinOps, and introduced its goals and processes. This course helped me understand what I really want to do in the future. As a cloud engineering student, who's also passionate about finance, FinOps is just the right place for me.