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About the Course

Take the next step in your software engineering career by getting skilled in container tools and technologies! The average salary for jobs that require container skills is $137,000 in the US according to, making Devops professionals and developers with these skills highly in demand. More than 70 percent of Fortune 100 companies are running containerized applications. But why? Using containerization, organizations can move applications quickly and seamlessly among desktop, on-premises, and cloud platforms. In this beginner course on containers, learn how to build cloud native applications using current containerization tools and technologies such as Docker, container registries, Kubernetes, Red Hat, OpenShift, and Istio. Also learn how to deploy and scale your applications in any public, private, or hybrid cloud. By taking this course you will familiarize yourself with: - Docker objects, Dockerfile commands, container image naming, Docker networking, storage, and plugins - Kubernetes command line interface (CLI), or “kubectl” to manipulate objects, manage workloads in a Kubernetes cluster, and apply basic kubectl commands - ReplicaSets, autoscaling, rolling updates, ConfigMaps, Secrets, and service bindings - The similarities and differences between OpenShift and Kubernetes Each week, you will apply what you learn in hands-on, browser-based labs. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to build a container image, then deploy and scale your container on the cloud using OpenShift. The skills taught in this course are essential to anyone in the fields of software development, back-end & full-stack development, cloud architects, cloud system engineers, devops practitioners, site reliability engineers (SRE), cloud networking specialists and many other roles....

Top reviews


Oct 26, 2022

A good introduction to Docker, Kubernetes and OpenShift. I really enjoyed the hand-on labs. They're an efficient way to understand how abstract concepts can be applied.


Oct 20, 2022

Very nice course, which uses a simple hand-on approach with just the right amount of theory to get yourself started with Containers and Kubernetes. Highly recommended!

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By Oh G W

Jan 2, 2021

This course contain peer review grading.

Please note that you might not get your grading unless you actively look for peers in the forum.

You might not get the correct grade cause not everyone is skilled in grading assessment.

You might not pass the course cause your peer might fail your assessment without properly grading.

As a technical course I have no idea why IBM choose to have peer review grading as the final assessment, they should at least put a warning on the course description.

By Cristian “

Dec 28, 2020

I have just finished a Red Hat training and is from another league. it includes Guided Hands-on and written training support, real-life scenarios.

This training hugely lacks the hands-on/ real-life approach like:

here is Docker. this is the command line this is the file, etc.

The voice seems to be text to speech. (I hope I am not wrong because I do not intend to offend anyone. My only point is that I don't see the target of the training. If you want me to use Docker on IBM cloud, let's see how we can actually use it)

I went through the first week but I decided it is not well-invested time. Overall it is good if you know nothing about Docker but it will not make you familiar with it either.

By Russ H

May 21, 2021

This was a really bad course.

I wanted to learn docker, and they do cover some basic docker-related stuff, so I gave an extra star.

The first four weeks are assessed by multi-choice quizzes, but they aren't challenging; and some of the questions are open to debate.

There are hands-on labs that _should_ help you secure your understanding of the concepts in the course. Great, I thought maybe I'll get to work out what commands I ought to use to achieve X with docker / K8S.... Well, they just have copy-and-paste answers sitting next to the sandbox command-line tool.

The hands-on labs aren't assessed; also some of them weren't working when I worked through them.

By Martin Z

Feb 25, 2021

This course gives a nice overview about containers. That's about it, however.

Many command line examples and configuration files are only explained vaguely and the labs (including the final graded one) resemble guided tours rather than playgrounds. One or two of the labs were broken and the forums are full of calls for help or assistance that are being ignored by mentors (should there be any).

Finally, the graded quizzes are often phrased imprecisely or delve on trivia and things that were only mentioned in passing.

By Mark J H

Feb 15, 2021

I have to be very honest, I found this course a bit of a problem. Some of the practicals didn't work.

Also the final assignment was very clear either.

By Paul B

Feb 19, 2021

The course content is fine, but the final project is an absolute mess and is impossible to complete.

By Nikolas H

May 30, 2021

Like all the other courses in the IBM Cloud Fullstack developer certification, the quality is extremely poor. Please don't waste your time or money on these courses or the certification.

By Караваев А О

Nov 16, 2021

Just trash. Microsoft powerpoint presentation and a completely soulless narrator who doesn't know what she is saying. Time wasted. Reading documentation would have been more fun. Two stars and not one because preparing lab environments seems like a big effort.

By Martin E

Jun 23, 2021

Material and concepts covered extremely quickly, and labs that were completely unusable.

By Roland S

Apr 15, 2021

Course is really good, lots of practice on the command line. But for the final graded assignment, you should have taken screenshots of your progress throughout the course. You are only told by the end of the course where lots of information are not available any longer, and you have to recreate most of the steps to take the necessary screenshots to complete the course.

By Robert F

Feb 16, 2022

Seems like a decent overview. The course is very specific to IBM cloud, so if you are looking for a more agnostic course, this may not be for you.

By Mohammed T

Nov 23, 2023

I would love so much to give the course more than one star. As the course started, I was very happy to see that two wonderful gentlemen are going to lead the course. BUT to my surprise all video materials have been read by an awful AI, which made my experience so bad at understanding or gaining any benefits of these videos. Labs were very good but materials overall could be so much better explained and organized. I'm sorry again for the one star but maybe this would help to address some of these issues.

By Leilani A

Oct 20, 2021

I audited this course, but it was pretty much what I hoped for. Nice hands on exercises that are the core of a good training course for me.

By Ozan S

Apr 17, 2022

The course requires you to create a free account from but due to a change in IBM policy, you can't do that anymore. You need to enter your credit card and create a non-free account.

Anyway, I think it is ok to pay some amount and create my own account to complete this course. But no success, the site charged an amount from my credit card while giving an error on the welcome page. I gave up and took another course.

As the information in the course is outdated, I am dissappointed.

By Zsolt D

May 31, 2021

The material is great, thorough but it's a friendly introduction to various container technologies and with the opportunity to practice, not only watch. The lab was a bit hard to work with because there were various problems/bugs with it every now and then, but the course forum was helpful and I could even help others, so overall it was a great experience.

By Аксенов И А

Jul 28, 2021

Курс неплохой, особенно для понимания основ контейнеризации. Плюс дается понимание OpenShift на базовом уровне. Отдельное спасибо за очень технологичные и качественные лабораторные работы. за это отдельное 5+

By Nadine J

Oct 27, 2022

A good introduction to Docker, Kubernetes and OpenShift. I really enjoyed the hand-on labs. They're an efficient way to understand how abstract concepts can be applied.


Dec 26, 2021

The course was really helpful and cleared the concept and idea behind using containers. The hands-on lab exercise helped me in understanding the code in a better way.

By Guilherme M

Aug 2, 2021

Great introduction course! The tools provided by IBM and OpenShift are a must to anyone who wants run and scaling containerized applications in the cloud with ease.

By Janice V

May 14, 2023

This course was easy to understand and follow. The hands-on labs were well done and very helpful in understanding and reinforcing the topics.

By Thomas B

Mar 12, 2021

Logical curriculum with very good practice in the labs. Instructions in the labs and the documentation is well prepared very comprehensible.

By Mahad R

May 28, 2023

Excellent course with foundations. Can be more helpful, if a person will explain concepts. Great labs

By Stephan K

Dec 17, 2020

Demanding but achievable in short time great result, thanks and good luck.


Mar 27, 2023

this course taught me new lessons and skills

By Артем Ф

Feb 26, 2023

Great presentation of knowledge as always