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Running Containers on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS)

SS Course: 60426

Course Overview

In this course, you will learn how to use Amazon EKS to manage and orchestrate containers with Kubernetes. With Amazon EKS you can run Kubernetes on AWS without needing to install, operate, and maintain your own Kubernetes control plane. You will manage container images using Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR) and learn how to automate application deployment. You will deploy applications using continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) tools. You will learn how to monitor and scale your environment by using metrics, logging, tracing, and horizontal and vertical scaling. You will also manage storage for your containerized applications, configure AWS networking services to support the cluster, and learn how to secure your Amazon EKS environment.                                                                  

Scheduled Classes

06/25/24 - TDV - Virtual-Instructor Led - Virtual-Instructor Led (click to enroll)
08/13/24 - TDV - Virtual-Instructor Led - Virtual-Instructor Led (click to enroll)
08/20/24 - TDV - Virtual-Instructor Led - Virtual-Instructor Led (click to enroll)
09/24/24 - TDV - Virtual-Instructor Led - Virtual-Instructor Led (click to enroll)
11/05/24 - TDV - Virtual-Instructor Led - Virtual-Instructor Led (click to enroll)
12/16/24 - TDV - Virtual-Instructor Led - Virtual-Instructor Led (click to enroll)

What You'll Learn

Describe the main components of Kubernetes, including the key objects and the core components of the Kubernetes API.
  • Describe how Amazon EKS manages the Kubernetes control plane and parts of the data plane.
  • Build and maintain an Amazon EKS cluster.
  • Deploy applications to an Amazon EKS cluster.
  • Manage applications running in enterprise-scale Amazon EKS clusters.
  • Configure efficient, secure communication both within the cluster and with outside services.
  • Configure observability in an Amazon EKS cluster.
  • Provision storage for applications running on Amazon EKS.
  • Secure an Amazon EKS cluster.
  • In this course, you will learn to:


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Cloud security fundamentals
  • Authentication and authorization
  • Managing IAM and RBAC
  • Managing Pod permissions using RBAC service accounts
  • Hands-On Lab: Capstone Exercise
  • Benefits of containers
  • Container orchestration
  • Kubernetes internals
  • Pod scheduling
  • Kubernetes objects
  • Introduction to Amazon EKS
  • Amazon EKS control plane
  • Amazon EKS data plane
  • Fundamentals of Amazon EKS security
  • Two APIs: Kubernetes and Amazon EKS
  • Hands-On Lab: Deploying Kubernetes Pods
  • Creating an Amazon EKS cluster
  • Deploying nodes
  • Planning for an upgrade
  • Upgrading your Kubernetes version
  • Application deployment methods
  • Working with Amazon ECR
  • Deploying applications with Helm
  • Hands-On Lab: Deploying Applications
  • Visual review of the Amazon EKS architecture to be built in labs
  • IAM authentication
  • Amazon VPC and AWS networking fundamentals
  • Different methods to create a cluster
  • High-level steps in cluster creation
  • Function of eksctl
  • Preparing for labs: Review the lab activities for the course
  • Hands-On Lab 02: Building an Amazon EKS cluster
  • Scale to meet demand in Amazon EKS
  • Continuous deployment in Amazon EKS
  • GitOps and Amazon EKS
  • Hands-On Lab: Continuous Deployment and GitOps
  • Review: Networking in AWS
  • Communicating in Amazon EKS
  • Improving Pod-level security
  • Load balancing with Services
  • Configuring observability in an Amazon EKS cluster
  • Collecting metrics
  • Managing logs
  • Application tracing in Amazon EKS
  • Hands-On Lab: Monitoring Amazon EKS
  • Design patterns for storage
  • Persistent storage in Kubernetes
  • Persistent storage with AWS storage services
  • Managing secrets
  • Hands-On Lab: Persistent Storage in Amazon EKS


Completed Introduction to Containers
  • Completed Amazon EKS Primer
  • Completed AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials (or have equivalent real-world experience)
  • Basic Linux administration experience
  • Basic network administration experience
  • We recommend that attendees of this course have:

    Who Should Attend

    Cloud architects
    • DevOps engineers
    • Systems administrators
    • This course is intended for people who provide container orchestration management in the AWS Cloud, including:

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