Building, Deploying, and Running Containers in Production

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

This Learning Path will get you started with building, deploying, and operating containers in production. First we introduce you to the basics building blocks, Docker containers and introduce to concepts such as Dockerfiles. Then the Learning Path the takes you through the entire process of container development and deployment - concluding with building, deploying, and testing containerised applications in a Kubernetes cluster.

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

Learning Path Steps


In this course, you'll learn how to use Docker containers to isolate your running processes.


Learn how to implement software development, testing, and delivery using Docker with this Cloud Academy Lab.


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.


This course will teach you all about Kubernetes, including what it is and how to use it.


Use this glossary to overcome the initial Kubernetes jargon hurdle to review terms as they are encountered.


The lab creates a Kubernetes cluster for you to use as you progress through the Introduction to Kubernetes course on Cloud Academy.


This Administering Kubernetes Clusters course covers the many networking and scheduling objectives of the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam curriculum.


Create a Kubernetes cluster from scratch using kubeadm and perform several cluster management tasks including backups, restores, and upgrades in this Lab.


In this lab, you'll master Kubernetes Pod configuration to improve cluster efficiency and utilization, harden your environments, improve container image reusability, and more.


In this lab, you'll about logging and monitoring primitives in Kubernetes as well as how to extend the platform to use external logging and monitoring systems.


Detect, diagnose, and remedy a variety of Kubernetes failures at the network, node, control-plane, and application levels in this Lab.


This course covers many of the configuration, multi-container pods, and services & networking objectives of the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exam curriculum.


In this lab, you'll learn about effective pod design building blocks in Kubernetes including labels, selectors, deployments, jobs, and cronjobs in this lab.


Deploy a stateless application in a Kubernetes cluster that you build from the ground up in this Lab


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


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.


Practice defense in depth in Kubernetes including authentication, authorization, network policies, security contexts, and secrets security primitives.


This lab is designed to show you how to install and setup Kubernetes layer-7 Network Policies using Cilium.


In this course, you'll learn how to quickly launch a new EKS Kubernetes cluster.


Amazon EKS - Launch Cluster and Deploy Microservices Application


Final Exam: Introduction to Kubernetes


Knowledge Check: Kubernetes Basics


Knowledge Check: Kubernetes Concepts

About the Author
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Jeremy is the DevOps Content Lead at Cloud Academy where he specializes in developing technical training documentation for DevOps.

He has a strong background in software engineering, and has been coding with various languages, frameworks, and systems for the past 20+ years. In recent times, Jeremy has been focused on DevOps, Cloud, Security, and Machine Learning.

Jeremy holds professional certifications for both the AWS and GCP cloud platforms.