Building, Deploying, and Running Containers in Production

AVG Duration22h


Interested in building, deploying and running containers at enterprise scale?

This Learning Path will get you started with engineering and operating containers in production like environments. First we introduce you to the basic building blocks - Docker containers - and then introduce you to concepts such as Dockerfiles. Within this Learning Path, you'll become familiar with the entire process of container development and deployment - concluding with building, deploying, and testing your own Kubernetes cluster hosted cloud native containerised application.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the basic principles of building Docker containers and working with Dockerfiles
  • Understand the benefits of using Docker for application development
  • Learn how to package and run microservices as lightweight containers using Docker
  • Understand the basic principles of deploying cloud native applications into Kubenetes
  • Learn how to work with and configure many of the key Kubernetes cluster resources such as Pods, Deployments, Services etc.
  • Learn how to manage deployments and Kubernetes cluster resources through their full lifecycle.

Intended Audience

  • Anyone interested in learning how to architect cloud native applications
  • Anyone interested in using cloud native development tools and practices
  • Anyone interested in containerisation
  • Anyone interested in learning Kubernetes
  • DevOps Practitioners


A basic understanding of web based software development


Your certificate for this learning path

Training Content

Course - Intermediate - 1h 38m
Introduction to Docker
In this course, you'll learn how to use Docker containers to isolate your running processes.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 2h
Getting Started with Docker on Linux for AWS
Get started with Docker on Linux for AWS: Go from 0 to 60 in this lab from installing Docker to running your first app inside a container.
Hands-on Lab - Advanced - 2h
Software Development, Testing, and Delivery with Docker
Learn how to implement software development, testing, and delivery using Docker with this Cloud Academy Lab.
Course - Beginner - 2h 30m
Introduction to Kubernetes
This course will teach you all about Kubernetes, including what it is and how to use it.
Resource - Not defined - 10m
Kubernetes Glossary
Use this glossary to overcome the initial Kubernetes jargon hurdle to review terms as they are encountered.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 4h
Introduction to Kubernetes Playground
The lab creates a Kubernetes cluster for you to use as you progress through the Introduction to Kubernetes course on Cloud Academy.
Course - Intermediate - 1h 8m
Administering Kubernetes Clusters
This Administering Kubernetes Clusters course covers the many networking and scheduling objectives of the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam curriculum.
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 2h
Create and Manage a Kubernetes Cluster from Scratch
Create a Kubernetes cluster from scratch using kubeadm and perform several cluster management tasks including backups, restores, and upgrades in this Lab.
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 2h 30m
Mastering Kubernetes Pod Configuration
In this lab, you'll master Kubernetes Pod configuration to improve cluster efficiency and utilization, harden your environments, improve container image reusability, and more.
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 2h
Kubernetes Observability - Logging, Monitoring, and Debugging
In this lab, you'll learn about logging and monitoring primitives in Kubernetes as well as how to extend the platform to use external logging and monitoring systems.
Hands-on Lab - Advanced - 1h 30m
Troubleshooting in Kubernetes
Detect, diagnose, and remedy a variety of Kubernetes failures at the network, node, control-plane, and application levels in this Lab.
Course - Intermediate - 47m
Kubernetes Patterns for Application Developers
This course covers many of the configuration, multi-container pods, and services & networking objectives of the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exam curriculum.
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 2h
Kubernetes Pod Design for Application Developers
In this lab, you'll learn about effective pod design building blocks in Kubernetes including labels, selectors, deployments, jobs, and cronjobs in this lab.
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 1h 30m
Deploy a Stateless Application in a Kubernetes Cluster
Deploy a stateless application in a Kubernetes cluster that you build from the ground up in this Lab
Hands-on Lab - Advanced - 2h 45m
Deploy a Stateful Application in a Kubernetes Cluster
Deploy a stateful application in a Kubernetes Cluster in this lab to understand how, why, and when it makes sense to run stateful applications in Kubernetes
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 1h 30m
Create Kubernetes Nginx Ingress Controller for External API Traffic
In this lab, you'll learn how to deploy an Nginx Ingress Controller and install and expose a sample API service using an Ingress resource.
Hands-on Lab - Advanced - 2h
Securing Kubernetes Clusters
Practice defense in depth in Kubernetes including authentication, authorization, network policies, security contexts, and secrets security primitives.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 30m
Create Kubernetes Layer-7 Network Policies using Cilium CNI
This lab is designed to show you how to install and setup Kubernetes layer-7 Network Policies using Cilium.
Course - Intermediate - 58m
Introduction to AWS EKS
In this course, you'll learn how to quickly launch a new EKS Kubernetes cluster.
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 2h 15m
Amazon EKS - Launch Kubernetes Cluster and Deploy WordPress
Amazon EKS - Launch Cluster and Deploy Microservices Application
Exam - 20m
Final Exam: Introduction to Kubernetes
Final Exam: Introduction to Kubernetes
Exam - 20m
Knowledge Check: Kubernetes Basics
Knowledge Check: Kubernetes Basics
Exam - 20m
Knowledge Check: Kubernetes Concepts
Knowledge Check: Kubernetes Concepts
About the Author
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Jeremy is a Content Lead Architect and DevOps SME here at Cloud Academy where he specializes in developing DevOps technical training documentation.

He has a strong background in software engineering, and has been coding with various languages, frameworks, and systems for the past 25+ years. In recent times, Jeremy has been focused on DevOps, Cloud (AWS, GCP, Azure), Security, Kubernetes, and Machine Learning.

Jeremy holds professional certifications for AWS, GCP, and Kubernetes (CKA, CKAD, CKS).