Docker JumpStart Virtual Workshop

Your Instructors

Dan Wahlin

Docker Captain, Microsoft MVP, Google Developer Expert (GDE), speaker, Pluralsight author.

Mike Pfeiffer

Microsoft MVP, Pluralsight author, ex-AWS cloud solutions architect, former engineer at Microsoft.

Watch sixteen (16) hours of Docker training for free for all of April 2020

We're giving away the recording of this two-day Docker Jumpstart workshop to add value to the community during this period of social distancing.

Day 1

Getting Started with Docker

In this first section you'll learn Docker core fundamentals and the advantages and benefits of a containerized software development and deployment workflow. You’ll learn about the differences between containers and virtual machines, the role of images, and how the layered file system works.

Setting Up Your Environment

Next, we'll dive deeper into Docker and explore the setup options you can use for local development. You'll learn the key differences between Docker Desktop for Mac and Docker Desktop for Windows, and the recommended process you should use for your primary Docker workflows.

Building and Managing Docker Images

To become proficient with Docker you have to have a solid understanding of how to work with images. A Docker image is a file, comprised of multiple layers, used to execute code in a Docker container. When the Docker client runs an image, it becomes one or multiple instances of that container. In this section you'll learn how to work with existing images and how to go about building your own.

Running and Managing Docker Containers

In this last section of day one we'll dive into running and managing Docker containers. We'll explore the concept of services, which are simply the concept of running containers in production. Services rely on a single container image, but defines the way that image runs, the ports it will use, and how many replicas of the container will be created to run the service. You'll also learn about the concept of scaling a service to change the number of container instances running your application.

Day 2

Mastering Container Volumes

How do you manage and persist data with a containerized application? Our topic to kick off day two will be an overview of the storage options available when working with Docker. We'll dive into the concept of Docker volumes which makes it possible to persist data and share files among multiple containers. You'll learn how to create and manage data in volumes using Docker CLI commands and gain a full understanding of how volumes work outside the lifecycle of a container.

Container Networking Demystified

Docker containers and services are even more powerful when connected together through virtual networking. This section will focus on how you can use Docker to manage containers in a platform-agnostic way. You'll learn how your Docker hosts can run Linux, Windows, or a mix of the two, while allowing containers and services running on those hosts to interact within the same virtual network environment.

Docker Compose Orchestration In-Depth

Docker Compose is a tool for running a multi-container Docker application. Learn how to configure your application's services using a declarative YAML configuration file. Next, see how you can use a single command to create and start all of your application's services from your YAML configuration. Orchestration is a powerful concept that makes running containers in production possible, and Docker Compose works in any environment including production, staging, development, testing, along with CI workflows.

Container Orchestration with Kubernetes

Once you've learned the core concepts of building, running, and managing Docker containers, you'll be ready to tackle one of the hottest technologies in the industry. Kubernetes (K8s) is an open-source system for automating deployments, scaling services, and managing containerized applications in real-world production scenarios. Learn the basics of Kubernetes and see how to build your first cluster in the cloud to get your applications up and running quickly.

Frequently Asked Questions

This virtual workshop is delivered 100% online. You can join from anywhere in the world, and in fact, we already have attendees from multiple countries!

Nope. This workshop is designed for anyone who is completely new to Docker. It doesn't matter if you're a developer or an operations engineer. If you need to learn Docker, this jumpstart workshop is for you.

Yes. We'll provide access to all of the scripts and samples we use throughout the two-day event inside the CloudSkills.io portal.

During this period of social distancing we were looking for ways to contribute to the community. We decided to give this course away for the entire month of April 2020.

Please note: seats for this live online event are limited.

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