AWS EKS Black Belt Course

Saeid Bostandoust
5 min readOct 12, 2023

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Hello and welcome to the most complete AWS EKS course, Black Belt Course.

This course is created for those who want to learn AWS EKS and Kubernetes in depth. AWS EKS is an AWS-managed Kubernetes service, which stands for Elastic Kubernetes Service. Many companies are looking to migrate their applications to Kubernetes, especially EKS, and because of that, it’s super important for all Cloud engineers, Platform engineers, DevOps engineers and Kubernetes engineers to have hands-on experience with EKS and Kubernetes. So, if you want to learn EKS, join this course for free.

The last update was on 29 Jan 2023 to help you find the latest changes.

AWS EKS is super easy as it’s a managed service:

Although EKS is a managed service, there are many topics you should learn before using EKS “also Kubernetes” to run your production workloads. Upgrading cluster, worker nodes, addons. Configuring storage, network, network policies, load balancers, ingress controller, and subnets. Managing costs, monitoring, logging, and application performance. Cluster security, network security, application security, supply chain security and many more topics that we will cover all of them in this course.

Course program and materials:

  • 54 EKS-focused articles specially written for AWS EKS environments. (FREE)
  • All related awscli commands to deploy and test scenarios. (FREE)
  • Terraform codes to setup and deploy environments through automation. (FREE)
  • Question and answer chat forum to support students. (FREE)
  • Face-to-face online consultation meetings for companies and enterprises. (Paid)
  • Design and Implementation services for companies and enterprises. (Paid)
  • Troubleshooting sessions for companies and enterprises. (Paid)

Course details:

The course starts on 06 Nov 2023 and ends on 11 Nov 2024, and every article will be published at 9 a.m. UTC every Monday. We may continue the course for another year with new articles, which depends on participants’ and sponsors’ welcome.

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AWS EKS Black Belt Course topics:

AWS EKS — Part 1 — Deploy EKS cluster requirements

AWS EKS — Part 2 — Deploy managed cluster control plane

AWS EKS — Part 3 — Deploy worker nodes using managed node groups

AWS EKS — Part 4 — Deploy worker nodes using custom launch templates

AWS EKS — Part 5 — Deploy self-managed worker nodes

AWS EKS — Part 6 — Deploy Bottlerocket worker nodes and update operator

AWS EKS — Part 7 — Deploy ARM-based Kubernetes Worker nodes

AWS EKS — Part 8 — Deploy Worker nodes using Spot Instances

AWS EKS — Part 9 — Deploy Worker nodes using Fargate Instances

AWS EKS — Part 10 — Deploy cluster with private API endpoint

AWS EKS — Part 11 — Deploy workers in private subnets behind the NAT gateway

AWS EKS — Part 12 — Deploy fully air-gapped EKS clusters without internet

AWS EKS — Part 13 — Setup IAM Roles for Service Accounts (IRSA)

AWS EKS — Part 14 — Restrict IMDS access to secure AWS account access

AWS EKS — Part 15 — Enable Secrets encryption at rest with AWS KMS Service

AWS EKS — Part 16 — Enable Cluster logging with AWS CloudWatch Service

AWS EKS — Part 17 — Kubernetes Authentication with AWS IAM Principal

AWS EKS — Part 18 — Kubernetes Authentication with OIDC and Kubelogin

AWS EKS — Part 19 — Deploy and manage Amazon EKS Cluster Addons

AWS EKS — Part 20 — Upgrade EKS Cluster and Worker nodes

AWS EKS — Part 21 — Delete EKS Cluster and dependent resources

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Course materials and license:

https://github.com/kubedemy/aws-eks-black-belt-course

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