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AWS Authorized Training Course - Running Containers on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS)

Course Summary

The Running Containers on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) training course is designed to demonstrate container management and orchestration for Kubernetes using Amazon EKS.

The course begins by describing how to build an Amazon EKS cluster, configure the environment, deploy the cluster, and then add applications to your cluster. next, it explains how to manage container images using Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR) and learn how to automate application deployment. The course concludes by illustrating how to configure AWS networking services to support the cluster and learn how to secure your Amazon EKS environment.


    • Completed AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials (or equivalent real-world experience)

    • Basic Linux administration experience

    • Basic network administration experience

    • Basic knowledge of containers and microservices

AWS Authorized Training is only available in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, United States, and Peru.


To demonstrate container management and orchestration for Kubernetes using Amazon EKS.
This course is for those who will provide container orchestration management in the AWS Cloud including DevOps engineers and Systems administrators
DevOps Engineer - System Administrator
Skill Level
3 Days
Related Technologies
Cloud Computing Training | AWS | Kubernetes


Productivity Objectives
  • Review and examine containers, Kubernetes and Amazon EKS fundamentals and the impact of containers on workflows
  • Build an Amazon EKS cluster by selecting the correct compute resources to support worker nodes
  • Secure environment with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) authentication by creating an Amazon EKS service role for your cluster
  • Deploy an application on the cluster. Publish container images to ECR and secure access via IAM policy
  • Automate and deploy applications, examine automation tools and pipelines. Create a GitOps pipeline using WeaveFlux
  • Collect monitoring data through metrics, logs, tracing with AWS X-Ray and identify metrics for performance tuning. Review scenarios where bottlenecks require the best scaling approach using horizontal or vertical scaling
  • Assess the tradeoffs between efficiency, resiliency, and cost and impact for tuning one over the other
  • Describe and outline a holistic, iterative approach to optimizing your environment
  • Design for cost, efficiency, and resiliency
  • Configure the AWS networking services to support the cluster. Describe how EKS/Amazon Virtual
  • Private Cloud (VPC) functions and simplifies inter-node communications. Describe the function of VPC Container Network Interface (CNI)
  • Review the benefits of a service mesh
  • Upgrade your Kubernetes, Amazon EKS, and third party tools

What You'll Learn:

In the AWS Authorized Training Course - Running Containers on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) training course, you'll learn:
  • Course Introduction
    • Course preparation activities and agenda
  • Container Fundamentals
    • Best practices for building applications
    • Container fundamentals
    • Components of a container
  • Kubernetes Fundamentals
    • Container orchestration
    • Kubernetes objects
    • Kubernetes internals
    • Deploy Kubernetes Pods
  • Amazon EKS Fundamentals
    • Introduction to Amazon EKS
    • Amazon EKS control plane
    • Amazon EKS data plane
    • Fundamentals of Amazon EKS security
    • Amazon EKS API
  • Building an Amazon EKS Cluster
    • Configure your environment
    • Create an Amazon EKS cluster
    • Demo: Configuring and deploying clusters in the AWS Management Console
    • Work with eksctl
    • Build an Amazon EKS Cluster
  • Deploying Applications to Your Amazon EKS Cluster
    • Configure Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR)
    • Configure Amazon ECR
    • Deploy applications with Helm
    • Deploy applications with Helm
    • Continuous deployment in Amazon EKS
    • GitOps and Amazon EKS
    • Deploy App
  • Configuring Observability in Amazon EKS
    • Configure observability in an Amazon EKS cluster
    • Collect metrics
    • Utilize metrics for automatic scaling
    • Manage logs
    • Trace applications in Amazon EKS
    • Gain and apply insight from observability
    • Monitor Amazon EKS
  • Balancing Efficiency, Resilience, and Cost Optimization in Amazon EKS
    • The high level overview
    • Design for resilience
    • Design for cost optimization
    • Design for efficiency
  • Managing Networking in Amazon EKS
    • Review: Networking in AWS
    • Communicate in Amazon EKS
    • Manage your IP space
    • Deploy a service mesh
    • Explore Amazon EKS Communication
  • Managing Authentication and Authorization in Amazon EKS
    • Understand the AWS shared responsibility model
    • Authentication and authorization
    • Manage IAM and RBAC
    • Customize RBAC roles
    • Manage pod permissions using RBAC service accounts
  • Implementing Secure Workflows
    • Secure cluster endpoint access
    • Improve the security of your workflows
    • Improve host and network security
    • Manage secrets
    • Secure Amazon EKS
  • Managing Upgrades in Amazon EKS
    • Plan for an upgrade
    • Upgrade your Kubernetes version
    • Amazon EKS platform versions
“I appreciated the instructor's technique of writing live code examples rather than using fixed slide decks to present the material.”


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