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Understanding Your Google Cloud Costs

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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 Data Studio.


  • Setting Up Your Google Cloud Billing Account
  • Organizing Your Google Cloud Resources
  • Managing Billing Accounts
  • Managing Billing Access Permissions
  • Google Cloud Resource Management
  • Knowledge Check: Managing Your Billing Account
  • Tracking and Understanding Your Google Cloud Costs
  • Understanding Your Google Cloud Invoice
  • Exploring Your Google Cloud Costs with Billing Reports
  • A Tour of Google Cloud Hands-on Labs
    • In this first hands-on lab you will access the Google Cloud Platform Console and use these basic Google Cloud features: Projects, Resources, IAM Users, Roles, Permissions, and APIs.
  • Understanding and Analyzing Your Costs with Google Cloud Billing Reports
    • In this lab, you familiarize yourself with Google Cloud Billing reports, which provides built-in cost reporting for GCP within the Google Cloud Console. You view Billing reports from a live billing account, understand current and forecasted GCP costs, and then analyze costs using report filters to identify cost drivers and trends
  • Exporting your Billing Data and Creating Custom Dashboards
  • Analyzing Billing Data with BigQuery
    • In this lab you will create datasets and tables, import data from billing reports, and conduct a variety of queries on the data using BigQuery.
  • Visualizing Billing Data with Google Data Studio
    • In this lab, you will harness the power of Data Studio, where you will learn how to build billing graphs and charts so you can slice and dice your GCP bill the way you want.
  • Examining BigQuery Billing Data in Google Sheets
    • Use Google Sheets data connector to harness the power of BigQuery. The Sheets data connector lets you access and use data analytic functions to run queries and analyze data. You could create a Sheet to access and analyze your sales data, for example, then configure your Sheet to always reflect current data.


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