Docker for the Absolute Beginner - Hands-On

Video description

Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, deploy, and run distributed applications on everything, from laptops and data center VMs to the cloud. This video course introduces Docker to beginners using simple and easy-to-understand explanations, demos, and coding exercises.

The course begins with an introduction to Docker, guiding you on how to install Docker on your machine. Next, you will learn Docker commands and create a new Docker image using the run commands. Moving ahead, you will get to grips with Docker Compose with the help of a voting application example. Later, the course will delve into Docker registry, engine, storage, and networking, before focusing on how to run Docker on Mac and Windows. Toward the concluding sections, the course will get you up to speed with container orchestration and Docker Swarm, along with featuring a brief introduction to Kubernetes.

By the end of this course, you will be well-versed with Docker and be able to apply your skills in the real world.

What You Will Learn

  • Set up and install Docker on your machines
  • Learn the basic Docker commands
  • Build Docker images using Dockerfiles with hands-on exercises
  • Distinguish between Docker command and entrypoint
  • Build an application stack using Docker Compose files
  • Get a walkthrough of Docker engine, storage, and networking


If you are a system administrator, cloud infrastructure engineer, developer, or anyone new to Docker who is looking to develop a solid foundation in Docker, then this video course is for you. Basic system administrator skills are recommended before getting started with this course.

About The Author

Mumshad Mannambeth: Mumshad Mannambeth is an IT Solutions architect who specializes in cloud, automation, and DevOps. He is the author of the top three percent of Udemy’s courses. He is passionate about learning modern technology and teaching. He believes the best way to learn is to learn by doing and in a fun way. Mumshad has authored multiple courses on DevOps, cloud, and automation technologies and teaches over 280,000 students worldwide. His courses focus on providing students with interactive and hands-on experience in learning modern technology that makes learning interesting.

Product information

  • Title: Docker for the Absolute Beginner - Hands-On
  • Author(s): Mumshad Mannambeth
  • Release date: April 2018
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781788991315