Docker for the Absolute Beginner - Hands On

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Docker for the Absolute Beginners

Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications, whether on laptops, data center VMs, or the cloud.

This course introduces Docker to an Absolute Beginner using really simple and easy to understand lectures. Lectures are followed by demos showing how to setup and get started with Docker. The coding exercises that accompany this course will help you practice Docker commands and developing your own images using Dockerfiles and practice Docker Compose. You will be developing Docker files for different use cases right in your browser. This way you don’t really need to have your own environment setup to get some hands on practice. The coding exercises will validate your commands and Dockerfiles and ensure you have written them correctly.

And finally we have assignments to put your skills to test. You will be given a challenge to solve using the skills you gained during this course. This is a great way to gain a real life project experience and work with the other students in the community to develop a Dockerfile and get feedback for your work. The assignment will push you to research and develop your own Docker images.

What are the requirements?

  • Basic System Administrator Skills
  • Good to have (Not Mandatory) access to a Linux System to setup Docker to follow along

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Beginner level introduction to Docker
  • Basic Docker Commands with Hands-On Exercises
  • Build Docker images using Dockerfiles with Hands-On Exercises
  • Understand what Docker Compose is
  • Build Application stack using Docker Compose Files with Hands-On Exercises
  • Understand what Docker Swarm is

Practice! Practice! Test!

What is the target audience?

  • System Administrators
  • Cloud Infrastructure Engineers
  • Developers

Your Instructor


Mumshad is the founder of KodeKloud, an IT Consultant and a Certified Kubernetes Application Developer. Mumshad is passionate about sharing his knowledge and teaches over 50,000 students world wide. He believes the best way to learn is to learn by doing and in a fun way. He has authored multiple courses on DevOps and Cloud & Automation technologies. Mumshad's courses focus on providing students with an interactive and hands-on experience in learning new technology that makes it fun & interesting.

Class Curriculum

  Docker Compose
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  Docker Swarm
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  Docker Networking
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  Appendix - A - YAML
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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Star Ratings

"I have has several courses before and I must say that this instructor is one of the easiest to understand. I would recommend you all to take all of his classes , even if it is just for personal knowledge gain!!! He is highly recommended!!!!" - Student Testimonial

"This course was exactly what I was looking for - high level introduction to Dockers and some hands-on experience. This is an excellent course for someone who is a beginner and is trying to both understand Docker at a high level and get some practical experience. The hands-on experience with exercises and quizzes differentiate it from other courses that just go on and on with video lectures." - Student Testimonial

"I have really enjoyed this program so far. The instructor is clear and uses a lot of exercises. It is helpful for someone who has never used docker before!" - Student Testimonial

"Great course for someone starting out with Docker.

totally loved how the instructor went the extra mile and included a section on YAML

He is very clear in his speech - 10 out of 5 on that :)" - Student Testimonial

"I was wondering what Docker is all about and this course is perfect for any starters to understand and practice on their own. I have become a fan of mmumshad. Thank you" - Student Testimonial

"This is a good course, I have seen other courses too but I must say this instructor is really easy to understand compared to anyone else.

You will have no problem what so ever learning docker even if you have no idea what docker is." - Student Testimonial

"The course was very crisp, to the point and at the same time explains the basic fundamentals very well. The instructor's narrative and explanation is very good and any body can easily understand. I like the way he presented this course." - Student Testimonial

"I like the structure of this course: introduction to each concept followed by a short demo and then some exercise. Easy to pickup and to memorize." - Student Testimonial