Docker and Kubernetes Fundamentals



Files for the Docker and Kubernetes Fundamentals Hands-On labs



About this course

  • Duration: 6+ hours of video training.
  • 94 lectures.
  • 37 Hands-On labs with step-by-step instructions and source code.
  • Unlimited access for 365 days.
  • Level: Introduction.
  • No pre-requisites – Ideal for beginners. No coding experience is required.
  • Target audience: Developers, DevOps, SREs and I.T. Pros.
  • Required material: a laptop/PC/Mac supporting virtualization and capable of running Docker Desktop.
  • Supported OS: Windows, MacOS and Linux (Ubuntu).
  • Une version avec narration française est aussi offerte.


Learn how to containerize applications with the Docker CLI and Visual Studio Code. Push and pull container images on Docker Hub, a container registry. Learn how to create multi-container applications using Docker Compose.​


Learn about the Kubernetes architecture and how it works. Run it locally and use the Kubernetes CLI and Visual Studio Code to run, debug and troubleshoot applications and services. Learn about pods and the different workloads available. Configure networking, storage and set liveness and readiness probes.

No Cloud account required

This course does not require an account with a Cloud provider. Every lab runs locally using free software.

Better then YouTube videos

Compared to watching YouTube videos, you get a much better learning experience. You can track your progress, take notes, copy/paste commands to run in the terminal.


This technical course covers the core Docker and Kubernetes concepts and guides you to build containers. Developers, DevOps, SREs and I.T. Pros will learn how to use containers locally. You’ll experience several demos and hands-on exercises throughout the course as you learn how to build and deploy containers. No coding experience is required for the hands-on activities but you’ll use the terminal, command prompt and VS Code extensively.

You’ll learn about microservices and their use cases. You’ll then learn about containers and Kubenernetes. You’ll learn how to deploy and manage microservices applications packaged in containers locally. This will provide you the essential foundation that you’ll need before heading to the cloud.

The Learning Experience

Learn the concepts


Start learning the concepts by watching short lectures.

Learn to apply the concepts


The instructor shows you how to apply what you just learned in short hands-on labs.

Hands On


Each lab comes with a complete set of step by step instructions, source code, and YAML files.

Try and experiment


Open VS Code and simply copy/paste the commands in the built-in terminal.

Meet your Instructor​

Guy Barrette is a developer/trainer with more then 25 years of experience. He worked for many years as a developer, solutions architect, Microsoft Certified Trainer and now he shares his passion for containers and microservices teaching Docker and Kubernetes. He was awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in the Azure category and passed the following certifications: Kubernetes and Cloud Native Associate, Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD), Terraform Certified Associate, AWS Cloud Practitioner, Google Cloud Associate Cloud Engineer, Azure Fundamentals, Azure Developer Associate and Azure Architect Design. @K8s_Online @GuyBarrette

The Docker and Kubernetes is a github repository by Kubernetes Academy Online