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Learning Path Overview

Specifically designed to help you prepare for the Docker Certified Associate (DCA) Certification, this preview Learning Path provides interactive content comprised of hands-on labs and video courses. This training content has been carefully created to help you study for this Docker certification.   

Learning Objectives

The aim of the certification is to validate your knowledge across a number of different domains, which have been defined by Docker as being able to:

  • Run containerized applications from pre-existing images stored in a centralized registry
  • Deploy images across the cluster
  • Triage and resolve issue reports from stakeholders
  • Standup up on Enterprise clusters with one UCP manager, one DTR replica, and one worker node
  • Migrate traditional applications to containers
  • Configure and troubleshoot Docker engine
  • Perform general maintenance and configuration 

As a means of demonstrating this knowledge, you will be tested across 6 different domains, with each domain contributing to a total percentage of your overall score. These domains are broken down as:

  • Domain 1: Orchestration (25% of exam)
  • Domain 2: Image Creation, Management, and Registry (20% of exam)
  • Domain 3: Installation and Configuration (15% of exam)
  • Domain 4: Networking (15% of exam)
  • Domain 5: Security (15% of exam)
  • Domain 6: Storage and Volumes (10% of exam)

Intended Audience 

This learning path is suitable for those wanting to pass the Docker Certified Associate (DCA) certification exam.


There are no prerequisites for this learning path. However, before taking the actual Docker Certified Associate (DCA) exam Docker recommends at least six months to one year of experience with Docker, including exposure to the Docker Enterprise Edition. The knowledge, skills and experience required at this level should also include:

  • Container security
  • Experience with at least one cloud provider
  • Configuration management tools
  • Linux and/or Windows Server


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Logan Rakai
Lead Content Developer - Labs
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Logan has been involved in software development and research since 2007 and has been in the cloud since 2012. He is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional, Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer, Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS), Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA), Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD), and Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA). He earned his Ph.D. studying design automation and enjoys all things tech.