Docker Fundamentals

Video description

Docker is a leading software container platform. Using containers, Docker guarantees that a particular application will always run the same, regardless of where it's deployed.

The course begins with a basic introduction to Docker, and explore our first Hello world! example. You then move on to Docker installation and more Hello world! examples on various platforms, and explore the Docker architecture and its major components such as the Docker Registry, Docker containers, and so on. Moving ahead, you will delve deeply into understanding Docker containers — one of the most important features in Docker. We also look at container and data management, customizing Docker images using Dockerfile, uploading images to the registry, and Dockerfile best practices. Along with learning Docker, you will also learn how Docker simplifies DevOps automation.

By the end of this course, you will successfully deploy applications in a Docker container.

What You Will Learn

  • - Install Docker on your computer
  • - Identify the different components of the Docker architecture
  • - Learn about Docker Images and the Docker Registry (best practices and automated builds)
  • - Learn about Docker containers—their advantages and uses, and how to manage them
  • - Customize Docker images using Dockerfile
  • - Run a web application in Docker
  • - Impact of Docker in DevOps
  • - Deploy applications within a container
  • - Understand Docker files
  • - Run a web app in Docker


This course is targeted at beginners or enthusiasts who want to get started with Docker basics and learn how to work with Docker images and containers.

Anyone who is a system architect or a system administrator will also benefit from this course.

DevOps engineers/Operations engineers will also find the concepts in this course helpful in their day-to-day operations.

About The Author

Sreeprakash Neelakantan: Sreeprakash Neelakantan is a Cloud and DevOps enthusiast based in India. He was the past Information Technology Manager- KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and the Winner of the Top Quality Performance Award from KLM for cost reduction and Process Enhancement. He currently is the chief Cloud Architect at Schogini Systems P Ltd. A company founded by him. Sree, as he is called, hold multiple Amazon AWS Certifications including the DevOps Engineer Professional. Apart from his Electrical Engineering Degree from the prestigious College of Engineering- Trivandrum, with honors, he also has studied Advanced Programming Techniques from TIFR(Tata Institute of Fundamental Research), Mumbai. As a part of his passion, he spends time conducting technology training workshops both online and onsite for organizations. He has travelled to 30+ countries to train and implement technology solutions.

Product information

  • Title: Docker Fundamentals
  • Author(s): Sreeprakash Neelakantan
  • Release date: May 2018
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781788399821