With 340+ hours of hands-on labs and courses on Containers, Linux Academy is here to help you get on the path to faster cloud transformation! From interactive diagrams to real, hands-on labs, each course below contains all of the resources and tools to help you develop your container skills by doing!

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Docker Certified Associate (DCA)

  • Course link: Docker Certified Associate (DCA)
  • Difficulty Level: Intermediate
  • Course Description: The Docker Certified Associate is a certification provided by Docker to validate your skills as a Docker practitioner. In this course, you’ll learn the concepts and objectives you need to know in order to effectively use Docker as well as earn your certification. You’ll learn how to use the core features contained in Docker Community Edition, as well as the additional enterprise features provided by Docker Enterprise Edition.
  • Who should take this course: We recommend that you have the following background knowledge before taking this course:
    • General, high-level understanding of containers.
    • Basic understanding of the Linux command line.
    • Some knowledge of yaml syntax.



Cloud Native Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)

  • Course link: Cloud Native Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)
  • Difficulty Level: Intermediate
  • Course Description: Get prepared for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. You’ll learn:
    • How all of the components of a Kuberenetes cluster work together
    • How to monitor all components of a cluster
    • How to build your own Kubernetes cluster from scratch
    • Networking
    • Deploying applications
    • Scheduling pods
    • Logging

    You’ll also get a lot of practice in the command line, and numerous hands-on labs to practice on your own and prepare you for the exam!

  • Who should take this course: We suggest these prerequisites before taking this course: Kubernetes EssentialsLPI Linux EssentialsDevOps Essentials, and Essential Container Concepts.



Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD)

  • Course link: Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD)
  • Difficulty Level: Intermediate
  • Course Description: Get prepared to pass the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer exam. You’ll learn all of the objectives required by the CKAD exam. Even if you are not interested in becoming certified, this course can help you learn how to design and build applications for Kubernetes!
  • Who should take this course: You should have a basic understanding of the Linux command line and an understanding of yaml syntax.



Linux Academy Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Administration (ex280 v3.9) Prep Course

  • Course link: Linux Academy Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Administration (ex280 v3.9) Prep Course
  • Difficulty Level: Advanced
  • Course Description: Get prepared for the Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Administration (ex280 v3.9) exam! This course is also suitable for experienced Linux administrators seeking to learn OpenShift cluster administration.
  • Who should take this course: We recommend that you have the following skills or knowledge to be successful in completing this course:
    • Linux CLI Expertise
    •  LPIC-1, Red Hat Certified System Administrator or Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator knowledge or equivalent experience
    • OpenShift basic terminology



Docker Deep Dive

  • Course link: Docker Deep Dive
  • Difficulty Level: Intermediate
  • Course Description: This course will cover Docker 18.09.4, and you’ll learn:
    • The basis of how Docker works
    • How to install the Docker Community Edition
    • How to manage image, containers, networks, and volumes
    • Build images using a Dockerfile
    • Tag images and push them to Docker Hub
    • Use Docker Compose to deploy Microservices to Docker
    • Run Docker in Swarm Mode for a more production ready environment
    • Use Secrets to protect sensitive data such as passwords
  • Who should take this course: If you’re new to Docker or looking for a refresher on the current version.




Helm Deep Dive

  • Course link: Helm Deep Dive
  • Difficulty Level: Advanced Deep Dive
  • Course Description: Learn Helm the package manager for Kubernetes. You’ll learn the pre-requisites such as getting a Kubernetes cluster where you can install Tiller, the server side of helm, and how to ensure that your installation is working and that you’re able to create a release. Then you’ll learn charts, these are the packages that helm installs. You’ll learn the anatomy of a chart, how to make a chart from scratch, and how to customize existing charts so that they can be used as templates for your own releases with Helm.




Kubernetes Security

  • Course link: Kubernetes Security
  • Difficulty Level: Intermediate
  • Course Description: This course is a deep dive into Kubernetes Security. You’ll be guided through the concepts and best practices of Kubernetes Security, and apply your new skills in hands-on examples.




AI Ops Essentials

  • Course link: AI Ops Essentials
  • Difficulty Level: Beginner
  • Course Description: This course establishes a baseline for AIOps by utilizing Prometheus for managing time series metrics produced by Node Exporter and cAdvisor. You’ll be guided through the fundamental concepts required for AIOps and the use of streaming metrics to influence autoscaling. The culmination of the course is the integration of the Prometheus rules with the Kubernetes APIServer to scale nodes in an active Kubernetes cluster.





Service Mesh with Istio

  • Course link: Service Mesh with Istio
  • Difficulty Level: Intermediate
  • Course Description: Learn Istio and its capabilities, from its architecture to how it’s installed. You’ll install it in a Docker environment as well as a Kubernetes cluster and get some insight into the types of problems that Istio solves.



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