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Containerization and Virtualization Concepts

Learn the essentials of VMs, containers, Docker, and Kubernetes. Understand the differences to get started!

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Course Description

Docker, containers, Kubernetes, VMs? You've heard these terms before, but you're not quite sure what they mean? In this course, you'll gain the foundational knowledge you need about containerization and virtualization to step up your game in modern software development.

Distinguish between containers and virtual machines

Understand the key differences and choose the right technology for your use case.

Understand Docker and Kubernetes

Learn about Docker, the industry-standard tool for building containers, and explore Kubernetes, the container orchestration platform.

Understand Dockerfiles

Learn how to read the recipes (Dockerfiles) that define your container applications.

Run your first containerized application

Get your hands dirty and run your first containerized application from the command line interface!
In the end, you'll be armed with the knowledge you need to continue your deep dive into Docker and Kubernetes, and to inform your future architectural decisions.
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    Foundations of Containerization and Virtualization

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    Explore the concept of virtualization, its benefits, and the emergence of containerization as a lightweight alternative. You will then delve into the key differences between containers and virtual machines, enabling you to determine the ideal solution for your needs.

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    Introduction to virtualization
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    Limitations of physical machines
    50 xp
    Defining virtual machine
    50 xp
    Benefits of virtualization
    100 xp
    Introduction to containerization
    50 xp
    Definition of containerization
    50 xp
    Benefits of containers
    100 xp
    Virtualization and containerization
    50 xp
    Virtual machines vs. containers
    100 xp
    Use cases of containerization & virtualization
    50 xp
    Benefits of containers vs. virtual machines
    100 xp
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Prerequisites

Understanding Data Engineering
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