Docker Fundamentals


In Belfast

Price on request


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  • Location

    Belfast (Northern Ireland)

  • Duration

    2 Days

  • Start date

    Different dates available

Why not combine with content from our UNIX Scirpting course. Docker is the world's leading software containerisation platform. In this course you'll learn all the fundamentals of using Docker, working through practical exercises creating images, deploying containers and managing a multi-service application.



Start date

Belfast (County Antrim)
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Instil Software, Linen Loft, 27-37 Adelaide Street, BT2 8FE

Start date

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About this course

By the end of the course delegates should be able to
1. work with images, containers and volumes
2. coordinate containers with Docker Compose.
3. Build and optimise own custom images
4. Create a cluster with Docker swarm and deploy services

Delegates who want to learn the fundamentals of Docker

Delegates should have previous experience with UNIX or Linux command line interfaces. This course could be combined with an additional 1 day UNIX primer.


Course can be flexible and tailored to suit needs of the delegates

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  • Docker
  • Containers
  • Docker Swarm
  • Docker Compose
  • Unix
  • Scripting
  • Docker Daemon
  • Docker runc
  • Tooling
  • UNIX primer

Course programme

  • Containers vs Virtual Machines
  • Linux containers
  • Kernel namespaces and cgroups
  • Introduction to the Docker ecosystem
  • The Docker Daemon and runc
  • Docker command-line tools
  • Writing Docker files
  • Setting up the file system - FROM, RUN and COPY
  • Setting up the service - ENTRYPOINT, CMD
  • Configuring network interfaces - EXPOSE
  • Understanding layering
  • Building images
  • Tagging images
  • Managing images - list, search and remove
  • Managing registries
  • Creating and running containers
  • Starting, stopping and listing containers
  • Running in the foreground or detached
  • Naming and referencing containers
  • Limiting resources - CPU, memory etc
  • Understanding command-line options
Building Applications
  • Docker Swarm and Building services
  • The Twelve Factor Application
  • Configuring docker networks
  • Logging and monitoring
  • Debugging

Additional information

This course can be delivered as a public or a private course

Docker Fundamentals

Price on request