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Introduction to Docker

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Gain an introduction to Docker and discover its importance in the data professional’s toolkit. Learn about Docker containers, images, and more.

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Docker is a tool used to develop, run, and ship containers. It’s an essential part of every data professional’s toolbelt, helping to create robust, secure, and scalable applications or workflows. In this course, you’ll become a Docker pro, gaining hands-on experience using Docker CLI. Learn the Docker basics and understand how to create and manage containers using Dockerfiles and instructions. You’ll learn the Docker terminology and get hands-on experience with Docker commands using the Docker Command Line Interface. As you progress, you’ll learn how to create and manage Docker containers using Dockerfiles and Dockerfile instructions. To wrap up, you’ll learn Docker image security best practices to make your images safe and secure.
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  1. 1

    Using Docker Containers

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    You'll go from starting and stopping your first container to seeing how to clean your environment by removing all containers and images. You'll see how to debug issues by running commands inside a container or executing bash commands in a container interactively. All of this is done using the Docker Command Line Interface.

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    Running Docker containers
    50 xp
    Running your first container
    100 xp
    Running a container in the background
    100 xp
    Stopping a container
    50 xp
    An interactive container
    50 xp
    Working with Docker containers
    50 xp
    What is my container doing?
    50 xp
    Helping a colleague
    100 xp
    Cleaning up containers
    100 xp
    Managing local docker images
    50 xp
    Pulling your first image
    100 xp
    Pulling a specific tag
    100 xp
    Cleaning up images
    100 xp
  2. 2

    Writing Your Own Docker Images

    Once you are able to manage images and containers, it's time to know how to share images with colleagues or your entire company and to understand how to create your own. Now, you'll build your own images using Dockerfiles. Dockerfiles are text files that include everything needed for Docker to build an image. You'll learn how to create images and will get an introduction to all the essential Dockerfile instructions like FROM, RUN, COPY, and more. By the end of this chapter, you'll have insight into how Docker makes images and be able to create optimized Docker images from scratch.

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    Creating Secure Docker Images

    In this final chapter, you’ll focus on making your Dockerfiles configurable and secure. You'll learn how to make your Dockerfiles configurable using the ARG and ENV instructions. You’ll see why changing the user in your images makes them more secure and how to use the USER Dockerfile instruction to do so. To wrap things up, you’ll learn about some essential security best practices when creating Docker Images.

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Prerequisites

Introduction to ShellContainerization and Virtualization Concepts
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  • Razvan-Cristian H.
    about 2 months

    Great introduction in the Docker World

  • Antoaneta M.
    4 months

    It is very useful introduction about containers. It will be very useful also as to be include a short demo in real environment.

  • Sergii L.
    4 months

    It is a good course for beginners or people (it's me) who want to make a quick knowledge check or refresh. I like the most: low bloat and a lot of interactivity. I dislike that some tasks have very straightforward checks: if you change the order of optional arguments, you will not pass.

  • Gabriel G.
    8 months

    Excellent course. Very easy to understand. You need to make an intermediate Docker with the same instructor!!!!

  • Paolo F.
    8 months

    The course does what it promises: it introduced me to Docker in such a way that I can now at least understand what I am seeing and look up information for what I don't understand. Before the course, a Dockerfile looked a bit like the black stone in "2001: a space odyssey" to me. Now I understand it better, though I may not grasp the full power yet, but that will come with experience

"Great introduction in the Docker World"

Razvan-Cristian H.

"It is very useful introduction about containers. It will be very useful also as to be include a short demo in real environment."

Antoaneta M.

"It is a good course for beginners or people (it's me) who want to make a quick knowledge check or refresh. I like the most: low bloat and a lot of interactivity. I dislike that some tasks have very straightforward checks: if you change the order of optional arguments, you will not pass."

Sergii L.

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