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Course Description:

This course is for anyone with a basic understanding of what containers are, and even why you'd want to use them, but who doesn't understand the nitty-gritty of how they work yet. You should have a basic technical literacy, as well as an understanding of cloud app architecture.  In this course, you'll learn about the major concepts around containers. You'll learn about different container systems, learn all about orchestration, get a better understanding of how and why to build and run 12-factor apps on containers, container security issues, and you'll even get a quick look at how to get a microservices app up-and-running on your computer in about two minutes with Docker compose.

Course Objectives:

Understand the options for running containers
Understand the common security concerns
Know why orchestration is important
Understand what types of applications should be containerized
Understand how logging and monitoring works with containers

Intended Audience:

  • Project Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Developers


A good prereq for this course is the Intro to Containers course.

This Course Includes:

47 minutes of high-definition video.

Console demonstrations

What You'll Learn:

Course Intro: What to expect from this course

Microservices: Designing Microservices and 12-factor apps.

Running a Microserve App on Compose: Demo of using Compose.

Container Orchestraion: What is orchestration and how does it work?

Container Security:Best practices to make containers more secure.

Container Logging and Monitoring: An overview of tools commonly used for monitoring.

Container Systems and OSs: Different Linux Containers: LXC, Docker, rkt, OCI, and an overview of Windows Containers.

Wrap-Up: Course summary



About the Author


Adrian M Ryan is an educator and product manager. He was an early employee at General Assembly, has co-founded an education startup and a consultancy, and he loves teaching. He grew up in rural Alaska, and while he now lives in New York City he makes sure to find time to get out in the woods hiking whenever possible.

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