Docker Mastery: with Kubernetes +Swarm from a Docker Captain
What you'll learn
- How to use Docker, Compose and Kubernetes on your machine for better software building and testing.
- Learn Docker and Kubernetes official tools from an award-winning Docker Captain!
- Learn faster with included live chat group (50,000 members!) and monthly live Q&A.
- Gain the skills to build development environments with your code running in containers.
- Build Swarm and Kubernetes clusters for server deployments!
- Setup GitHub Actions to auto-build your images and scan for security vulnerabilities
- Hand's-on with best practices for making Dockerfiles and Compose files like a Pro!
- Build and publish your own custom images.
- Create your own custom image registry to store your apps and deploy in corporate environments.
- No paid software required - Just install your favorite text editor and browser!
- Local admin access to install Docker for Mac/Windows/Linux.
- Understand terminal basics including Linux shells, SSH, and package mangers.
- Have some experience with virtual machines, how to create them locally and use them.
- Know the basics of creating a server in the cloud (on any provider).
- Understand the basics of web and database servers. (how they typically communicate, IP's, ports, etc.)
- Know the basics of git and GitHub for accessing course materials.
Proud to be a DOCKER ENDORSED course and instructor for 2024!
2023 Update: New CI examples with 18 lectures showing you how to automate Docker and Kubernetes in GitHub Actions, including vulnerability scanning, advanced image building, multi-platform builds, and more. Kubernetes sections were also updated to reflect CLI updates and 5 new videos on inspecting resources.
2022 Update: Refreshed install and config videos, and more support for Apple Silicon (M1 arm64) and Raspberry Pi's!
Be ready for the Dockerized future with the number ONE Docker + Kubernetes mega-course on Udemy. Welcome to the most complete and up-to-date course for learning and using containers end-to-end, from development and testing, to server deployments and production. Taught by an award-winning Docker Captain and DevOps consultant.
Just starting out with Docker? Perfect. This course starts out assuming you're new to containers.
Or: Using Docker now and need to deal with real-world problems? I'm here for you! See my production topics around Swarm, Kubernetes, secrets, logging, rolling upgrades, and more.
BONUS: This course comes with Slack Chat, Discord Chat server, and live monthly YouTube Q&As with me!
"I've followed another course on (Udemy). This one is a million times more in depth." "...when it comes to all the docker stuff, this is the course you're gonna want to take" - Student Udemy Review
Why should you learn from me? Why trust me to teach you the best ways to use Docker? (Hi, I'm Bret, please allow me to talk about myself for a sec):
I'm A Practitioner. Welcome to the real world: I've got 20 years of sysadmin and developer experience, over 30 certifications, and have been using Docker and the container ecosystem for my consulting clients and my own companies since Docker's early days. Learn from someone who's run hundreds of containers across dozens of projects and organizations.
I'm An Educator. Learn from someone who knows how to make a syllabus: I want to help you. People say I'm good at it. For the last few years, I've trained thousands of people on using Docker in workshops, conferences, and meetups. See me teach at events like DockerCon, O'Reilly Velocity, GOTO Conf, and Linux Open Source Summit. I hope you'll decide to learn with me, and join the fantastic online Docker community.
I Lead Communities. Also, I'm a Docker Captain, meaning that Docker Inc. thinks I know a thing or two about Docker and that I do well in sharing it with others. In the real-world: I help run two local meetups in our fabulous tech community in Norfolk/Virginia Beach USA. I help online: usually in Slack, Discord, and Twitter, where I learn from and help others.
"Because of the Docker Mastery course, I landed my first DevOps job. Thank you Captain!" - Student Ronald Alonzo
"There are a lot of Docker courses on Udemy -- but ignore those, Bret is the single most qualified person to teach you." - Kevin Griffin, Microsoft MVP
Giving Back: a portion of my profit on this course will be donated to supporting open source and protecting our freedoms online! This course is only made possible by the amazing people creating open source. I'm standing on the shoulders of (open source) giants! Donations will be split between my favorite charities including the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Free Software Foundation. Look them up. They're awesome!
This is a living course and will be updated as Docker and Kubernetes features change.
This course is designed to be fast at getting you started but also get you deep into the "why" of things. Simply the fastest and best way to learn the latest container skills. Look at the scope of topics in the Session and see the breadth of skills you will learn.
Also included are Slack and Discord servers with 50k+ students for getting help with this course and continuing your Docker and DevOps learning with help from myself and other students.
"Bret's course is a level above all of those resources, and if you're struggling to get a handle on Docker, this is the resource you need to invest in." - Austin Tindle, Course Student
Some of the many cool things you'll do in this course:
Edit web code on your machine while it's served up in a container
Lock down your apps in private networks that only expose necessary ports
Create a 3-node Swarm cluster in the cloud
Install Kubernetes and learn the leading server cluster tools
Use Virtual IP's for built-in load balancing in your cluster
Optimize your Dockerfiles for faster building and tiny deploys
Build/Publish your own custom application images
Learn the differences between Kubernetes and Swarm
Create your own image registry
Use Swarm Secrets to encrypt your environment configs, even on disk
Deploy container updates in a rolling always-up design
Create the config utopia of a single set of YAML files for local dev, CI testing, and prod cluster deploys
And so much more...
After taking this course, you'll be able to:
Use Docker in your daily developer and/or sysadmin roles
Deploy apps to Kubernetes
Make Dockerfiles and Compose files
Build multi-node Swarm clusters and deploying H/A containers
Make Kubernetes YAML manifests and deploy using infrastructure-as-code methods
Build a workflow of using Docker in dev, then test/CI, then production with YAML
Protect your keys, TLS certificates, and passwords with encrypted secrets
Keep your Dockerfiles and images small, efficient, and fast
Run apps in Docker, Swarm, and Kubernetes and understand the pros/cons of each
Develop locally while your code runs in a container
Protect important persistent data in volumes and bind mounts
Lead your team into the future with the latest Docker container skills!
Extra things that come with this course:
Access to the course Slack team, for getting help/advice from me and other students.
Bonus videos I put elsewhere like YouTube, linked to from this course's resources.
Join me on weekly DevOps Live streams and demos on YouTube Live.
Tons of reference links to supplement this content.
Updates to content as Docker changes their features on these topics.
Who this course is for:
- Software developers, sysadmins, IT pros, and operators at any skill level.
- Anyone who makes, deploys, or operates software on servers.
Hey I'm Bret. Thanks for learning about me. I'm a freelance DevOps and Docker consultant, trainer, speaker, and Open Source volunteer working from Virginia Beach, USA. I've helped over 350,000 people learn Docker and DevOps tools and techniques.
I've been a cloud and datacenter ops/sysadmin for more than 25 years. For years I've been exclusive to containers and I help teams Dockerize their apps and systems, and improve their speed of deployment, resiliency, metrics, and awareness. All that DevOps-y stuff.
I'm also a Docker Captain and CNCF Ambassador. I speak at conferences, run a popular Discord server, do weekly live events on YouTube, and love helping others. I'm obsessed with containerizing any app I see, and I'll likely talk your ear off about it next time we meet.
I sometimes develop in Node.js, Bash, Go, and general web, usually for open source.
When not doing cloud native DevOps stuff, I'm watching sci-fi, playing games (tabletop and xbox), and traveling with my wife and dog.
Please check out my courses and join me with thousands of others who are learning the latest DevOps tools!
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Docker Captain is a distinction that Docker awards select members of the community that are both experts in their field and are passionate about sharing their Docker knowledge with others. Captains are Docker ambassadors (not employees) and their commitment to sharing their expertise has a huge impact on the Docker community – whether they are blogging, writing books, speaking, running workshops, creating tutorials and classes, offering support in forums, or organizing and contributing to local events – they help make Docker’s mission of democratizing technology possible.