AWS EKS cluster for static code upload challenge


I am trying to figure out if using AWS EKS (Elastic Kubernetes Service) is mandatory for the static code upload-based challenge. If it is necessary, could you let me know what level of access privileges are required to launch EKS in our AWS account? Alternatively, can we launch it ourselves?

Additionally, I would appreciate it if you could explain how the integration between and AWS works during the evaluation process.