Introduction to Docker : The Basics

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Understand what is a container and how to use Docker as a container platform

Learn to create and access a Docker container using an image from Docker Hub

Learn to create customized Docker images and share it in Docker Hub

Clock1 hour 15 minutes
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
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LaptopDesktop only

Welcome to Introduction to Docker: The basics. You’re joining thousands of learners currently enrolled in the course. I'm excited to have you in the class and look forward to your contributions to the learning community. To begin, I recommend taking a few minutes to explore the course site. Click Discussions to see forums where you can discuss the course material with fellow students taking the class. If you have questions about course content, please post them in the forums to get help from others in the course community. For technical problems with the Coursera platform, visit the Learner Help Center. Good luck as you get started, and I hope you enjoy the course!

Skills you will develop

Bash (Unix Shell)Linux File SystemsDocker (Software)containerisation

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Install Docker in an Ubuntu 18.04 system and run a container from the Docker Hub.

  2. Accessing a container and running a command on a running container

  3. Creation of a Docker Hub account

  4. Creation of a simple customised Docker image

  5. Sharing of our customised Docker image in Docker Hub

  6. Creation of a complex customised Docker image

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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