Skill Up Card - Course Bundles

Save up to €4,145 per delegate.

skill up card image - Nexus Human

Running Containers on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS)

4.6 out of 5 rating

Jump to dates


3 Days

18 CPD hours

About this course

This course is intended for:
Those who will provide container orchestration management in the AWS Cloud including:
DevOps engineers
Systems administrators


In this course, you will learn to:
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 your 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


Amazon EKS makes it easy for you to run Kubernetes on AWS without needing to install, operate, and maintain your own Kubernetes control plane. In this course, you will learn container management and orchestration for Kubernetes using Amazon EKS.
You will build an Amazon EKS cluster, configure the environment, deploy the cluster, and then add applications to your cluster. You will manage container images using Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR) and learn how to automate application deployment. You will deploy applications using CI/CD tools. You will learn how to monitor and scale your environment by using metrics, logging, tracing, and horizontal/vertical scaling. You will learn how to design and manage a large container environment by designing for efficiency, cost, and resiliency. You will configure AWS networking services to support the cluster and learn how to secure your Amazon EKS environment.

Module 0: Course Introduction
  • Course preparation activities and agenda
Module 1: Container Fundamentals
  • Best practices for building applications
    Container fundamentals
    Components of a container
Module 2: Kubernetes Fundamentals
  • Container orchestration
    Kubernetes objects
    Kubernetes internals
    Preparing for Lab 1: Deploying Kubernetes Pods
Module 3: Amazon EKS Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Amazon EKS
    Amazon EKS control plane
    Amazon EKS data plane
    Fundamentals of Amazon EKS security
    Amazon EKS API
Module 4: Building an Amazon EKS Cluster
  • Configuring your environment
    Creating an Amazon EKS cluster
    Demo: Configuring and deploying clusters in the AWS Management Console
    Working with eksctl
    Preparing for Lab 2: Building an Amazon EKS Cluster
Module 5: Deploying Applications to Your Amazon EKS Cluster
  • Configuring Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR)
    Demo: Configuring Amazon ECR
    Deploying applications with Helm
    Demo: Deploying applications with Helm
    Continuous deployment in Amazon EKS
    GitOps and Amazon EKS
    Preparing for Lab 3: Deploying App
Module 6: Configuring Observability in Amazon EKS
  • Configuring observability in an Amazon EKS cluster
    Collecting metrics
    Using metrics for automatic scaling
    Managing logs
    Application tracing in Amazon EKS
    Gaining and applying insight from observability
    Preparing for Lab 4: Monitoring Amazon EKS
Module 7: Balancing Efficiency, Resilience, and Cost Optimization in Amazon EKS
  • The high level overview
    Designing for resilience
    Designing for cost optimization
    Designing for efficiency
Module 8: Managing Networking in Amazon EKS
  • Review: Networking in AWS
    Communicating in Amazon EKS
    Managing your IP space
    Deploying a service mesh
    Preparing for Lab 5: Exploring Amazon EKS Communication
Module 9: Managing Authentication and Authorization in Amazon EKS
  • Understanding the AWS shared responsibility model
    Authentication and authorization
    Managing IAM and RBAC
    Demo: Customizing RBAC roles
    Managing pod permissions using RBAC service accounts
Module 10: Implementing Secure Workflows
  • Securing cluster endpoint access
    Improving the security of your workflows
    Improving host and network security
    Managing secrets
    Preparing for Lab 6: Securing Amazon EKS
Module 11: Managing Upgrades in Amazon EKS
  • Planning for an upgrade
    Upgrading your Kubernetes version
    Amazon EKS platform versions
Additional course details:

Nexus Humans Running Containers on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) training program is a workshop that presents an invigorating mix of sessions, lessons, and masterclasses meticulously crafted to propel your learning expedition forward.

This immersive bootcamp-style experience boasts interactive lectures, hands-on labs, and collaborative hackathons, all strategically designed to fortify fundamental concepts.

Guided by seasoned coaches, each session offers priceless insights and practical skills crucial for honing your expertise. Whether you're stepping into the realm of professional skills or a seasoned professional, this comprehensive course ensures you're equipped with the knowledge and prowess necessary for success.

While we feel this is the best course for the Running Containers on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) course and one of our Top 10 we encourage you to read the course outline to make sure it is the right content for you.

Additionally, private sessions, closed classes or dedicated events are available both live online and at our training centres in Dublin and London, as well as at your offices anywhere in the UK, Ireland or across EMEA.

Training Insurance Included!

When you organise training, we understand that there is a risk that some people may fall ill, become unavailable. To mitigate the risk we include training insurance for each delegate enrolled on our public schedule, they are welcome to sit on the same Public class within 6 months at no charge, if the case arises.

What people say about us

Find out more about this course

Interested in alternative dates? Would like to book a private session of this course for your company? Or for any other queries please simply fill out the form below.