Docker Containerization Boot Camp

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docker training whaleIn recent years, few IT tools have been as disruptive or innovative as Docker. Lightweight and fast, the open-source Docker engine provides an environment to run your code as well as an efficient workflow to get the code from developer machines to the test environment, and rapidly into production. Docker streamlines deployment of your applications into isolated containers, allowing versatile new solutions across the entire IT value chain.

This Docker training workshop is ideal for developers and operations staff who want to containerize and improve reliability throughout the entire software development lifecycle. To get the most out of the course, you should be familiar with some Linux basics, including package management, basic networking, and simple shell scripting.

This 3-day Docker Containerization training class is a continuous hands-on workshop which teaches you how to use Docker and the workloads for which it is best suited. From your clean new Docker install on the first day, you will work through continuous real-world use cases to learn pragmatic, immediately useful skills. Our real-world format gets you up and running as quickly as possible with the technology, and focuses on making sure you understand how to best integrate Docker into your workflow for maximum productivity as soon as you return to work.

Rapidly deploy applications - By completely avoiding full machine and/or OS virtualization, containers vastly reduce application size and delivery time.
Develop for nearly universal portability - By bundling all application dependencies into one container.
Version control & reuse - Recursive reuse makes applications much more lightweight. Version control and rollback are easy.
Enjoy extremely lightweight, minimal overhead - Docker images are small. Delivery and deployment of new application containers are as fast as it gets.
Vastly simplify maintenance - Much less overhead and fewer dependencies mean far less maintenance.
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Oct 1, 2018 – Oct 3, 2018    8:30am – 4:30pm Phoenix, Arizona

Dynamic Worldwide
4500 S. Lakeshore Dr
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Tempe, AZ 85282
United States

Oct 1, 2018 – Oct 3, 2018    11:30am – 7:30pm Live Online
11:30am – 7:30pm
Nov 5, 2018 – Nov 7, 2018    8:30am – 4:30pm Live Online
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Nov 5, 2018 – Nov 7, 2018    8:30am – 4:30pm Columbia, Maryland

Homewood Suites by Hilton
8320 Benson Drive
Columbia, MD 21045
United States

Dec 3, 2018 – Dec 5, 2018    8:30am – 4:30pm Saint Louis, Missouri

Saint Louis University - Workforce Ctr
3545 Lindell Blvd.
2nd Floor Wool Center
Saint Louis, MO 63103
United States

Dec 3, 2018 – Dec 5, 2018    9:30am – 5:30pm Live Online
9:30am – 5:30pm
Course Outline

Computers are provided in class. This 3-day Docker Containerization Training workshop is conducted as a continuous hands-on lab. From initial install to multi-container application stack, you will learn Docker through real-world practice.

Part 1: Introduction

  1. What can you use Docker for?
  2. A logical segregation of duties
  3. The relationship between Docker and SOA
  4. How Docker fits into the development lifecycle
  5. How Docker ensures consistency from development through UAT and staging, and on to production
  6. Example use cases of Docker in the real world

Part 2: The components of Docker

  1. Underlying technology
  2. Docker client and server
  3. Filesystem images
  4. Registries
  5. Containers
  6. Networking

Part 3: Getting set up to start using Docker

  1. Getting set up on Windows
  2. Getting set up on the Mac
  3. Trying out our first container
  4. Getting set up for production on Linux
  5. Tweaking your production environment for best performance
  6. User interfaces for Docker management

Part 4: Container management

  1. Container naming
  2. Starting and stopping containers
  3. Attaching to a container
  4. Seeing what is happening in a container
  5. Running a process inside a container
  6. Daemonizing a container
  7. Automatic container restarts
  8. Deleting containers when we are finished with them

Part 5: Docker images and repositories

  1. Docker images explained
  2. How Docker images work
  3. Getting a list of images
  4. Searching for images on a repository
  5. Pulling an image
  6. Creating our own image
  7. Specify an image in a Dockerfile
  8. Building Dockerfile images
  9. Using the build cache for templating
  10. Viewing the image we have created
  11. Launching a container using our new image

Part 6: Registries

  1. What is the Docker hub?
  2. Pushing images to the Docker hub
  3. Running your own internal Docker registry
  4. Testing the internal registry

Part 7: A simple use case

  1. A single container static website
  2. Setting up a container running Nginx
  3. Launching our static site
  4. Updating our static site from git or bitbucket

Part 8: Continuous integration with Docker

  1. How Docker enables and supports CI
  2. Getting set up for Jenkins and Docker
  3. A basic Jenkins job
  4. Multi-configuration jobs
  5. Drone
  6. Shippable

Part 9: A more complex use case: Multi container application stacks

  1. A container for our NodeJS application
  2. A base image for our Redis containers
  3. Creating our Redis back-end cluster
  4. Capturing logs
  5. Managing containers

Part 10: Docker orchestration and service discovery

  1. Getting set up with Fig
  2. Configuring the fig.yml file
  3. How to use Fig
  4. Console
  5. Running a Console cluster

Part 11: Integrating with configuration management

  1. Managing your Docker hosts with Chef / Puppet / Ansible
  2. Building containers using configuration management tools
  3. Managing running containers with configuration management

Part 12: Docker and DevOps

  1. Enabling collaboration with Docker
  2. Using Docker to streamline workflow
  3. Using Docker's version control capabilities to enable experimentation and learning
  4. Docker's role in the overall IT value chain
  5. Creating value and quality with Docker
  6. Enabling smoother flow of work

Part 13: Course conclusion, open discussion, and Q&A

  1. Going back to work with a plan
  2. What was not covered in this class
  3. Q&A with the instructor
  4. Goodbyes
Who should attend

This workshop is ideal for developers and operations staff who want to containerize and improve reliability throughout the entire software development life cycle. 

Bonus Materials

The workshop includes one of the only comprehensive books available on Docker. This Docker Containerization training class includes a free copy of Docker: Up & Running by Karl Matthias and Sean Kane. This text from O'Reilly, plus your classroom guide, will serve as invaluable references for you to use back at work.


To get the most out of the course, you should be familiar with some Linux basics, including package management, basic networking and simple shell scripting.

What you will need to have installed on your PC prior to attending the ASPE Docker course:

The ASPE Docker training course will be run as a continuous lab, and you will be able to follow along with the course after meeting a few prerequisites. No assumption has been made about what platform you might be running for development, and the following software can be installed on Mac, Windows or Linux.

First you will need to install Oracle Virtualbox from

Next you will need to install Vagrant from

You will also need a GIT and SSH client, these come standard on Mac OS-X.  If you are running Windows you can download from and on Linux you can install these with your distributions package manager, for example:

$ sudo apt-get install git-core openssh-client

Any additional requirements will be retrieved through the duration of the course.

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