About Course

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

Practice! Practice! Test!

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

Who this course is for?

  • System Administrators
  • Cloud Infrastructure Engineers
  • Developers

Course Curriculum

  • lecture
  • 24:10:18

Trainer, KodeKloud

Mumshad Mannambeth
Certified Kubernetes Application Developer

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.


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Saumik Satapathy
2 weeks ago

One of the great course in Docker fundamental. It helps to learn the basics and prerequisites for containerization technologies. Thank you Mumshad Mannambeth for delivering such a beautiful course on docker. See you soon with some other course taught by you.

Ricardo Dias Marques
2 months ago

This is an excellent course! Mumshad explains the Docker concepts very clearly in well structured and relatively short video lectures. The online hands-on labs of the course (based on Katakoda) are a great way for students to learn-by-doing the concepts and commands that were presented during the lectures.

Vladimír Löffler
2 weeks ago

Very good course. I started as an absoulte beginner, and now I can imagine, how the Docker works and how it can be used. The "labs" also helped me, it is always good to test the environment by your own hands.

Antonio Miron
A month ago

Excellent course presentation with great visuals and content which concise and well laid out. The additional practice labs are fantastic and set this course well above average.

Prem Kumar M K
2 months ago

This Course provides a good Introduction to Docker. The Instructor Mumshad Mannambeth has excellent presentation skills. Thank You for the Course.

Lynn Eades
2 months ago

Great course for beginners. The hands on exercises really helped solidify the concepts. Instructor is very knowledgeable and easy to understand.

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