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Containerized Applications on AWS

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4 weeks
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4 weeks
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Course description

Containerized Applications on AWS

This course introduces you to container technologies and how they can be used to modernize your applications, as well as exploring how different AWS services can be used to manage and orchestrate those containers.

Container technologies have existed for years, and are still gaining popularity. Two of the most prevalent options are Docker and Kubernetes - each with its own distinct set of features. Regardless of which technology you choose, one of the biggest challenges with containers is their orchestration. Unlike traditional, monolithic applications where you can only scale at a macro level - an executable, for example - containerized applications scale at the container level. When coupled with a microservices approach, each container can contain the code necessary to execute a single task or function. While this provides a number of benefits, a single application can consist of hundreds of containerized microservices. How do you handle starting, stopping, scaling out and scaling in all of these containers?

AWS offers a number of services that help with container orchestration, including Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS), Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), Amazon Lightsail, and Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR). Throughout this course, expert instructors will dive deep into these services as well as general container technologies and capabilities.

This course uses a combination of video-based lectures, delivered by AWS technical trainers, demonstrations, and hands-on lab exercises (Verified Learners only), to enable you to deploy and manage a containerized application.

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  • English

Who should attend?


  • Prior application development experience
  • Experience with the AWS Management Console
  • Recommended: AWS Developer Professional Series (Building on AWS, Deploying on AWS, Optimizing on AWS)

Training content

Week 1

  • Course Introduction
  • Course Marketing
  • Week 1 Introduction
  • Containers explained
  • Docker Basics
  • Working with containers 101
  • Lab 1 Introduction
  • Docker Hello World
  • Amazon Elastic Container Registry Introduction and Demonstration
  • App Runner Demonstration
  • Single container hosted with App Runner

Week 2

  • Multi-container deployments
  • Building microservice images and using Amazon ECR
  • Hosting containers on AWS overview
  • Container Orchestration and Amazon Elastic Container Service Concepts Overview
  • Scheduling, task placement, service discovery, and scaling with Amazon ECS
  • Amazon ECS Demonstration
  • Debugging Amazon ECS
  • Introduction to AWS Fargate
  • AWS Fargate Demonstration
  • AWS Copilot Demonstration
  • Host container on Amazon ECS with Application Load Balancer using AWS Copilot

Week 3

  • Week 3 Introduction
  • Introduction to Kubernetes and the Kubernetes Ecosystem
  • Kubernetes concepts overview
  • Introduction to Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service
  • Amazon EKS Demonstration
  • Debugging with EKS
  • Host container on AWS EKS with Load Balancer

Week 4

  • Week 4 Introduction
  • Amazon ECS/EKS Anywhere
  • Microservices and services meshes
  • AWS AppMesh Introduction and Demo
  • Container images with AWS Lambda
  • Monitoring with Amazon CloudWatch Container Insights
  • App2Container demo
  • Course Closing

Course delivery details

This course is offered through Amazon Web Services, a partner institute of EdX.

2-4 hours per week


  • Verified Track -$49
  • Audit Track - Free

Certification / Credits

What you'll learn

  • What's a container
  • How are containers built and deployed
  • Identify containers use cases and benefits
  • Explain the basic concepts of Amazon elastic containers service and Kubernetes
  • Deploy containers on Amazon elastic container service
  • How to simplify container management and orchestration with Amazon Elastic Cloud
  • Service (ECS) and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)
  • How AWS Fargate simplifies cluster management
  • How to debug container deployments
  • How to monitor container deployments

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