Skip to 0 minutes and 2 seconds SPEAKER: Don’t know what a Docker is? Dive right in and build applications in Docker. Now, you can learn the basic skills you need in just two weeks. Mumshad Mannambeth, DevOps and cloud trainer uses his expertise to guide you through this two-week course. The course will enable you to set up Docker, create a Docker container and image, run Docker Compose, and automate with container orchestration when running more complex applications. Learn Docker wherever and whenever you want. Step into your future with a beginner’s guide to Docker from Packt and FutureLearn.
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A Beginner’s Guide to Docker
Learn containerisation applications within Docker
Docker allows developers to build, deploy, and manage containers, and has become increasingly popular with companies relying on cloud-based development.
On this course, you’ll be guided through the fundamentals of Docker, learning how to use commands and operations to improve efficiency within your containerised projects.
Gain the skills needed for a career in sysadmin or software development
With millions of software developers using containerised applications around the world, a working knowledge of Docker is critical if you want to kickstart your career in the development sector.
Through hands-on labs, you’ll learn the real-world applications of this knowledge and gain practical skills that can be used to demonstrate your technical savvy to prospective employers.
Explore key Docker commands through interactive labs
Containerisation continues to grow in popularity due to its ability to provide the functionality of virtual machines, such as scalability and application isolation, with the added benefits of improving productivity and efficiency.
You’ll investigate core Docker functions including run, images, registry, and networking, allowing you to identify optimisation opportunities within your own organisation and more widely.
With quizzes at the end of each section, you’ll ensure your understanding of each function before moving on to more complex ideas.
Discover container orchestration tools including Docker Swarm and Kubernetes
Using your knowledge of individual functions within Docker, you’ll then learn how to automate processes within deployment, scaling, networking, and more.
By the end of this course you’ll be able to identify the advantages of containerised applications and be able to demonstrate how to work within Docker to optimise a container’s lifecycle.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Describe the process of setting up Docker.
- Create a Docker Container.
- Create a Docker image.
- Demonstrate how to run Docker Compose.
- Describe Container orchestration for running more complex applications.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for software developers and system admins who want to improve their software development life cycles by furthering their understanding of containerised applications.
What software or tools do you need?
You’ll need to install Docker Community Edition on a Windows, MacOS or Linux system. If you’re using a MacOS or Windows system, you may also need to instal a Linux virtual machine, or Docker Desktop for Windows or Mac.
We’ll show you on the course how to install and run the Docker tools.
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