Containers (DVA-C02)
Containers (DVA-C02) - Introduction
1h 17m

This course provides detail on the AWS Container services relevant to the AWS Certified Developer - Associate exam, covering ECS, ECR, and EKS.

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Learning Objectives

  • Learn about microservices and the benefits that a microservice-based architecture or application has over a monolithic application 
  • Understand the difference between containers and virtual machines
  • Learn how to create your own containers and run them within ECS and deploy them either serverlessly or on EC2 instances
  • Understand what the Elastic Container Registry is used for and its components
  • Understand what the Elastic Kubernetes Service is used for and its components
  • Understand how EKS implements and deploys clusters into a VPC 
  • Learn how to use, control, manage, and measure an EKS Kubernetes cluster deployed application
  • Understand how AWS Copilot is used as a command-line interface to launch and manage containerized applications on AWS



Hello, and welcome to this course on containers in AWS, where we’re here to help you on your journey to prepare for the AWS Certified Developer - Associate certification.

Before we get started, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Danny Jessee, and I am one of the trainers here at Cloud Academy, specializing in AWS – Amazon Web Services – and AWS certifications.

In this course, the AWS team will be presenting a series of lectures that introduce the various container services currently available in AWS that may be covered on the exam.

Feel free to contact me with any questions using the details shown on the screen, or you can always get in touch with us here at Cloud Academy by sending an email to, where one of our Cloud experts will reply to your question.

This course has been specifically curated to help you pass the AWS Certified Developer - Associate exam and is ideal for anyone who is looking to learn more about the various container services in AWS in preparation for the exam.

The objective of this course is to provide an introduction to container services in AWS for developers, including:

  • AWS Copilot,

  • Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR),

  • Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), and

  • Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Services (Amazon EKS).

Together with the other courses in this learning path, we’ll cover all of the key tools, technologies, and concepts from the AWS Certified Developer - Associate exam guide and ensure that you are fully prepared to sit this exam.

The AWS Certified Developer - Associate certification has been designed for anyone in a developer role who has knowledge and experience using AWS services to develop, test, deploy, and debug applications. All of the AWS Cloud concepts introduced in this course will be explained and reinforced from the ground up.

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About the Author
Learning Paths

Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data center and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.

To date, Stuart has created 150+ courses relating to Cloud reaching over 180,000 students, mostly within the AWS category and with a heavy focus on security and compliance.

Stuart is a member of the AWS Community Builders Program for his contributions towards AWS.

He is AWS certified and accredited in addition to being a published author covering topics across the AWS landscape.

In January 2016 Stuart was awarded ‘Expert of the Year Award 2015’ from Experts Exchange for his knowledge share within cloud services to the community.

Stuart enjoys writing about cloud technologies and you will find many of his articles within our blog pages.