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Introduction to containers

A 2 day
training course

Intro to containers training course description

This course looks at the technologies of containers and microservices. The course starts with a look at what containers are, moving onto working with containers. Networking containers and container orchestration is then studied. The course finishes with monitoring containers with Prometheus and other systems. Hands on sessions are used to reinforce the theory rather than teach specific products, although Docker and Kubernetes are used.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Use containers.
  • Build containers.
  • Orchestrate containers.
  • Evaluate container technologies.

Intro to containers training course details

Who will benefit:
Those wishing to work with containers.
Introduction to virtualization.
2 days

Training approach

This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning. Hands on sessions are used throughout to allow delegates to consolidate their new skills.

Customer rating:

This is a new course

Overall reviews

"Hard concepts were explained very simply."
J. S. Framestore CFC
"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
B. M. London Internet Exchange

Intro to containers training course contents

What are containers?
Virtualization, VMs, What are containers? What are microservices? Machine containers, application containers. Benefits.

Container runtime tools
Docker, LXC, Windows containers. Architecture, components.
Hands on: Installing Docker client and server.

Working with containers
Docker workflow, Docker images, Docker containers, Dockerfile, Building, running, storing images. Creating containers. Starting, stopping and controlling containers. Public repositories, private registries.
Hands on: Exploring containers.

What are microservices? Modular architecture, IPC.
Hands on: Persistence and containers.

Networking containers
Linking, no networking, host, bridge. The container Network Interface.
Hands on: Container networking

Container orchestration engines
Docker swarm: Nodes, services, tasks. Apache Mesos: Mesos master, agents, frameworks. Kubernetes: Kubectl, master node, worker nodes. Openstack: Architecture, containers in OpenStack. Amazon ECS: Architecture, how it works.
Hands on: Setup and access a Kubernetes cluster.

Managing containers
Monitoring, logging, collecting metrics, cluster monitoring tools: Heapster.
Hands on: Using Prometheus with Kubernetes.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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