Running Containers on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) Course Details:

Learn how to run Kubernetes on AWS without needing to maintain your own Kubernetes control plane.

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.

    Nov 2 2021

    Date: 11/02/2021 - 11/04/2021 (Tuesday - Thursday) | 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM (EST)
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    November 2 - 4, 2021 | 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM (EST) | Virtual Classroom Live


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    Dec 6 2021

    Date: 12/06/2021 - 12/08/2021 (Monday - Wednesday) | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (EST)
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    Jan 11 2022

    Date: 01/11/2022 - 01/13/2022 (Tuesday - Thursday) | 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM (EST)
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    Feb 9 2022

    Date: 02/09/2022 - 02/11/2022 (Wednesday - Friday) | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (EST)
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    Mar 8 2022

    Date: 03/08/2022 - 03/10/2022 (Tuesday - Thursday) | 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM (EST)
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    Apr 6 2022

    Date: 04/06/2022 - 04/08/2022 (Wednesday - Friday) | - (EST)
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Day 1

Module 0: Course Introduction

  • Course preparation activities and agenda

Module 1: Container Fundamentals

  • Design principles for building applications
  • What are containers?
  • Components of a container
  • Writing Dockerfiles

Module 2: Kubernetes Fundamentals

  • Challenges of managing many containers
  • What is Kubernetes, and why is it important?
  • Components of the Kubernetes control plane
  • Kubernetes worker nodes and pods
  • Key Kubernetes objects
  • Managing Kubernetes with kubectl
  • Hands-On Lab 1: Deploying Kubernetes Pods

Module 3: Amazon EKS Fundamentals

  • How Amazon EKS manages the Kubernetes control plane
  • Fundamentals of Amazon EKS security
  • Use cases for extending Amazon EKS to the data plane
  • Running worker nodes on managed node groups
  • Running containers on AWS Fargate with Amazon EKS
  • Amazon EKS tasks versus Kubernetes tasks

Module 4: Building an Amazon EKS Cluster

  • 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

Day 2

Module 5: Deploying Applications to Your Amazon EKS Cluster

  • Publishing container images to Amazon ECR
  • Deploying applications with Helm
  • Continuous deployment in Amazon EKS
  • GitOps and Amazon EKS
  • Hands-On Lab 03: Deploying applications

Module 6: Architecting on Amazon EKS Part 1: Observe and Optimize

  • Configuring observability in an Amazon EKS cluster
  • Collecting metrics
  • Using metrics to automatically scale EC2 Auto Scaling groups
  • Managing logs
  • Application tracing in Amazon EKS
  • Gaining and applying insight from observability
  • Hands-On Lab 04: Monitoring Amazon EKS

Module 7: Architecting on Amazon EKS Part 2: Balancing Efficiency, Resiliency, and Cost

  • Optimizing your Amazon EKS application architecture
  • Relationship between cost, efficiency, and resilience
  • Anatomy of an Amazon EKS cluster from a cost perspective
  • Using tagging with pod placement for cost accountability
  • Sizing containers and worker nodes efficiently

Day 3

Module 8: Managing Networking in Amazon EKS

  • Review: VPC fundamentals
  • The importance of major communication components
  • Communication flow in a noncontainerized architecture
  • Challenges of network communication in Kubernetes
  • Comparing the Docker communication solution with the Kubernetes model
  • How Amazon EKS and Amazon VPC simplify inter-node communications
  • Managing pod communication in Amazon EKS
  • The relationship between communications and scalability
  • Running worker nodes in a subnet not associated with the cluster
  • Managing service name resolution
  • Using a service mesh with Amazon EKS
  • Configuring AWS App Mesh
  • Hands-On Lab 05: Exploring Amazon EKS Communication

Module 9: Securing Amazon EKS Clusters

  • How IAM integrates with Kubernetes Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Managing cluster endpoint access control
  • Auditing access with AWS CloudTrail logs
  • Mitigating security risks during the build of a container image
  • Securing network communications
  • Managing secrets
  • Hands-On Lab 06: Securing Amazon EKS

Module 10: Managing Upgrades in Amazon EKS

  • Contrasting Kubernetes version updates and Amazon EKS platform version updates
  • Upgrading your Kubernetes version
  • Upgrading your Amazon EKS version
  • Maintaining your third-party applications

*Please Note: Course Outline is subject to change without notice. Exact course outline will be provided at time of registration.
  • Making decisions based on the AWS-recommended architectural principles and best practices
  • Leveraging AWS services to make your infrastructure scalable, reliable, and highly available
  • Leveraging AWS managed services to enable greater flexibility and resiliency in an infrastructure
  • Making an AWS-based infrastructure more efficient in order to increase performance and reduce costs
  • Using the Well-Architected Framework to improve architectures with AWS solutions

We recommend that attendees of this course have:

  • Completed Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) Primer
  • Completed AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials (or equivalent real-world experience)
  • Basic Linux administration experience
  • Basic network administration experience
  • Basic knowledge of containers and microservices

This course is intended for:

  • Those who will provide container orchestration management in the AWS Cloud including:
  • DevOps engineers
  • Systems administrators

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