Docker and Kubernetes

Docker and Kubernetes


This course is aimed at anyone who is looking for a thorough grounding in both Docker and Kubernetes.


This course is aimed at developers with experience in any contemporary language, e.g. Java, C++, C#, Python, etc.


5 days. Hands on.

Course Objectives

Containerisation has revolutionised the way organisations build, deploy, and operate solutions in the cloud and on-premise. Docker knowledge has become indispensable, and Kubernetes has quickly emerged as the de-facto standard way to manage and orchestrate Docker containers.

This course provides a thorough grounding in both Docker and Kubernetes. We explain how to create lean and mean containers and how to ensure they operate in a resilient and responsive fashion. We explain how to enforce best practices by applying the principles laid out in the Twelve Factor App methodology.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand Docker images and containers
  • Make Docker images
  • Use Kubernetes to orchestrate Docker containers
  • Adopt best practices as described by the Twelve Factor App methodology

Course Content

Docker Images and Containers
Introduction to Containerization and Docker
Understanding Docker Images
A Closer Look at Images and Containers
Working with Containers
Containerizing a Spring Boot Application
Automating Dockerization via Maven

A Closer Look at Docker Images
The Layered Filesystem of Docker Images
A Closer Look at Dockerfile Instructions
Parameterizing Docker Containers
Multi-Stage Builds
Layered Jar Files

Docker Persistence and Orchestration
Running a Database in a Container
Interacting with the Containerized Database
Persisting Data in a Volume
Linking Containers
Linking Containers using Docker Compose

Getting Started with Kubernetes
Microservices and Orchestration
Setting up a Kubernetes Cluster
Kubernetes Pods
Kubernetes Volumes

Additional Kubernetes Techniques
Kubernetes Deployments

The Twelve-Factor App
Intro to the Twelve-Factor Methodology
Coding Factors
Deployment Factors
Operational Factors

Kubernetes and Twelve-Factor Apps, Part One
Setting the Scene
Environment Variables

Kubernetes and Twelve-Factor Apps, Part Two
Liveness and Readiness Probes


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