Here is our in-depth review of Docker Mastery with Kubernetes & Swarm from a Docker Captain, based on hours of rigorous testing and evaluation.
Updated: September 1, 2023
Highly practical and comprehensive resource for learning Docker foundations.
By Bret Fisher
The course covers a broad spectrum of Docker topics, ranging from foundational concepts to advanced use cases. It immerses learners in Docker's world, providing them with a solid understanding of containers and Docker's ecosystem.
One of the course's standout features is assignments. At the end of each module, the assignment asks you to apply your skills in a real-world scenario. After completing the assignment, you’ll be able to watch a solution video to see step by step how the author would do the assignment.
This course also goes deep into how to automate Docker and Kubernetes with GitHub Actions to create a Continuous Integration pipeline.
The course also includes valuable resources such as downloadable Docker Compose files, Docker cheat sheets, and access to a dedicated community. These resources enhance the learning experience and provide ongoing support for learners.
The second half of the course consists of supplementary resources, including conference talks and Q&As. If you're just looking to get up and running with using Docker professionally, you may not get a lot of value from these sections.
Rather than create a wholesale new version of the course, the instructor has updated the course many times since its release. Some users complained that a few sections are still a bit outdated, and that the course quality is a bit inconsistent between old sections and updated sections. It should be noted the course has received updates in most areas.
By Nigel Poulton, Dan Wahlin, others
Exceptional video-based courses by some of the leading Docker experts.
A Cloud Guru
By Linux Academy
Exceptional hands-on Docker course with a focus on practical, real-world exercises.
By Various Authors
This intensive, hands-on course that covers using Docker and Kubernetes to build a distributed microservices application for scale.
By Ben Lambert, Logan Rakai
A robust choice for mastering Docker containerization, with frequent hands-on labs for practice and assessments for skill validation.
Our course reviews are conducted by a team of technical professionals, course developers, and lifelong learners.
The lead of this project, Brian Green, has worked in developer education since 2009. He built the content development teams at Pluralsight and Udacity, implementing quality standards and tutorials to improve course quality and working with hundreds of authors to create courseware. Most recently, he built the product team at App Academy. As of writing, he estimates he has spent nearly a year of his life taking or reviewing online courses, on topics ranging from Web Development, Networking, Server Administration, DevOps, Cybersecurity, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence.
We reviewed this course using the following criteria: