When we understand topics like the optimization of Docker images and overall security measures, they can be adopted early on in the process, and provide benefits down the line.  In this advanced Docker course, these topics and more are covered. The comprehensive chapters and detailed hands-on labs will introduce you to the concepts, and give you the opportunity to try them out. Upon course completion, you will be ready to implement what you’ve learned. For complete information on what is covered, view the detailed outline and training objectives below. 


Explore the use of multi-stage Dockerfiles

Deploy Multi-Container Applications with Docker Compose

Get to know Docker bind, volume and tmpfs storage

See when and how to inspect mounted volumes

Introduce Docker Swarm & Kubernetes

Recognize container orchestration operations

See how containers are scheduled across available resources

Learn when and how failed containers are replaced

Understand Docker image security

Discuss Docker daemon security

Look at general hardening techniques for Docker

Scan images for security vulnerabilities

Learn how to reduce runtime image size

Review Docker best practices


This advanced Docker training course is designed to help software developers, DevOps personnel and platform engineers move beyond basic deployments and make use of advanced features available in Docker.


Students registering for this course should have attended one of the Web Age courses listed below, or have equivalent experience and understanding of Docker basics. For the labs, students should be familiar with working at a terminal or command prompt. 

GL340 Docker Training 



One day


Outline for Advanced Docker Training

Chapter 1 - Multi-Stage Docker Files

Review: A Single Stage “docker build” command

Docker Image - Size & Security

Using a Multi-Stage Docker Build

The Basic FROM Command

Image References

The COPY Command

Multi-Stage Dockerfile Example

Example using Ordinal Reference

Multi-Stage Dockerfile for Build and Run

Chapter 2 - Docker Compose

What is Docker Compose?

Multi-Container Applications

Compose Availability

Features of Compose

Common Use-Cases

Directory Structure for a Compose Project

compose.yml file

Compose Command Types

Start, Stop & Build Commands

Service Runtime & Status Commands

Miscellaneous Commands

Getting Help on Compose Commands

Chapter 3 - Docker Storage

Docker Storage

Bind Mounts

Use-Cases for Bind Mounts


Use-Cases for Volumes

Bind Mount "-v | --volume" Syntax

Bind Mount "--mount" Syntax

Bind Mount Examples

Volume Mount "--mount" Syntax

Volume Mount "-v | --volume" Syntax

Volume Mount Examples

Working with Volumes

Inspecting a Mounted Volume

Storing Data In-Memory - tmpfs mounts

tmpfs Mount Examples

Chapter 4 - Orchestration

Containerized Applications

Container Orchestration: Features

Scaling of Applications

Networking of Applications

Securing Applications

Rolling out of Application Updates

Scheduling of Containers across Available Resources

Replacement of Failed Containers.

Container Orchestration Systems

Docker Swarm

Docker Swarm Terminology

Swarm Workflow


Kubernetes Terminology

Kubernetes Workflow

Chapter 5 - Docker Security

Docker Security

Securing the Docker Daemon

Keep Docker Images up to date

General Hardening Techniques for Docker

Docker Image Security

Managing Sensitive Information/Files

Scan Images for Security Vulnerabilities

Use Trusted Images

Docker Container Security

Don't Run as Root

Install Only What's Needed

Manage Resource Use

OS Security Packages - AppArmour

OS Security Packages - Seccomp

Chapter 6 - Docker Best Practices

Docker Image Building Best Practices

Use Custom Base Images

Use Multi-Stage Builds to Reduce Runtime Image Size

Multi-Stage Dockerfile Images: React App

Multi-Stage Dockerfile Images: Spring Boot App

Scan Built Images for Security Vulnerabilities

Development Best Practices for Docker

Use Docker Desktop for Development

Keep Images Small

Persisting Source Code Outside the Container

Build Images along with Source Code

Lab Exercises 

Lab 01. Multi-stage Docker Files

Lab 02. Docker Compose

Lab 03. Docker Best Practices


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