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=== Can I create an AWS account without a credit card? ===
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'''No, you cannot'''. The account you are creating is exactly the same account that big businesses create when they start their AWS Cloud adventure, and has the same capabilities and rules. This means that you can run anything that's allowed to run, and you have to pay for things you run. This also means that you are subject to the same billing mechanisms and the rule is that AWS let you run stuff as soon as they can prove they can charge you for it.
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'''What happens when you provide a card:''' $1 is taken from your account to check that this is a card that works (so empty card won't cut it). Then that $1 is returned.
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'''What happens when you have the account:''' billing mechanism gathers information on your usage of services and after the month ends, within three days or so you will get an invoice on your email. It might be $0, but it will come. If you don't control your spendings, it may be more than $0 and that might give you a bit of a headache.
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'''How does billing work:''' I don't exactly know. It gathers the information to be eventually consistent at the end of the month. This means that you don't see billing changes real time. I think it is updated around midnight UTC every day, but not all Free Tier credits appear to be applied then so you might be confused. It's worth checking it every day just to get used to it, and perhaps apply some controls and tools for extra visibility if you are leaking costs. Leaving some storage used won't cost an insane amount, Leaving a SageMaker Notebook running might cost you about $30 a month, if I remember correctly. DeepRacer training and evaluation does not report on your usage of the free 10 hours real time, you need to track it, after that it's $3.50 for every hour (community has [https://aws-deepracer-community.github.io/deepracer-for-cloud/ cheaper solutions]). There are more expensive services (not part of this course).
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'''How to control the costs:'''
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* When you're told to clean up after an exercise, do it.
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* Learn what AWS Billing Dashboard is, use it regularly
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* Read [https://towardsdatascience.com/getting-started-with-aws-keeping-the-free-tier-free-a063f593b696 This article on how to work with Free Tier]
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* Learn what AWS Cost Explorer is, enable it, see daily costs in graphs per service

Revision as of 01:31, 1 July 2021

Welcome

We will try and persist some useful answers for you here

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the scholarship about?

How do I get started?

What is Slack?

  • It is a communication place used by AWS DeepRacer Community
  • It is where you can get help on AWS DeepRacer, AWS DeepLens, AWS DeepComposer
  • Please, be mindful where you're writing your message - check if it is the right place

What is DeepRacer?

What is DeepLens?

What is DeepComposer?

Do I have to complete the foundations course to try to get the scholarship?

TBD

Can I create an AWS account without a credit card?

No, you cannot. The account you are creating is exactly the same account that big businesses create when they start their AWS Cloud adventure, and has the same capabilities and rules. This means that you can run anything that's allowed to run, and you have to pay for things you run. This also means that you are subject to the same billing mechanisms and the rule is that AWS let you run stuff as soon as they can prove they can charge you for it.

What happens when you provide a card: $1 is taken from your account to check that this is a card that works (so empty card won't cut it). Then that $1 is returned.

What happens when you have the account: billing mechanism gathers information on your usage of services and after the month ends, within three days or so you will get an invoice on your email. It might be $0, but it will come. If you don't control your spendings, it may be more than $0 and that might give you a bit of a headache.

How does billing work: I don't exactly know. It gathers the information to be eventually consistent at the end of the month. This means that you don't see billing changes real time. I think it is updated around midnight UTC every day, but not all Free Tier credits appear to be applied then so you might be confused. It's worth checking it every day just to get used to it, and perhaps apply some controls and tools for extra visibility if you are leaking costs. Leaving some storage used won't cost an insane amount, Leaving a SageMaker Notebook running might cost you about $30 a month, if I remember correctly. DeepRacer training and evaluation does not report on your usage of the free 10 hours real time, you need to track it, after that it's $3.50 for every hour (community has cheaper solutions). There are more expensive services (not part of this course).

How to control the costs:

  • When you're told to clean up after an exercise, do it.
  • Learn what AWS Billing Dashboard is, use it regularly
  • Read This article on how to work with Free Tier
  • Learn what AWS Cost Explorer is, enable it, see daily costs in graphs per service