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Course Update: LFS253 – Containers Fundamentals

March 18, 2020Announcements

The popular LFS253 – Containers Fundamentals training course has relaunched today with updated content. The course features rewritten and expanded content, in line with recent advances to container technology. The course layout and labs have also been completely redesigned to enhance the user experience.

As cloud native technologies, and containers specifically, continue to grow in popularity, demand is high for trained professionals in this space. The 2018 Open Source Jobs Report found that 57% of open source hiring managers are looking for container expertise in new hires. This course is designed for individuals with some existing knowledge of cloud technologies and using the command line who want to learn about using and managing containers. Upon completion, students will be able to proceed to more advanced courses digging into topics like Docker Swarm and Kubernetes. By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Perform container and image operations in different container runtimes
  • Manage network and storage volumes with containers
  • Build and run containerized applications with Docker, runc, rkt, Podman, etc.

The updated course was written by Chris Pokorni, founder of NQB8 Cloud Tech Consulting and an independent instructor for The Linux Foundation. Chris holds both CKA and CKAD certificates and teaches Kubernetes courses for Administrators and Application Developers. He also co-authored the Introduction to Kubernetes MOOC (LFS158) on edX. As a consultant for small and global enterprises alike, Chris leads workshops and designed HA Middleware/ESB, Datacenter Monitoring and Hybrid Cloud Architecture solutions.

Containers Fundamentals requires approximately 40 hours to complete, and students may take the course at their own pace. The course is broken into nine chapters and includes written materials and hands-on lab experiences. An online forum is available for questions and discussion, and upon completion, students receive a digital badge to demonstrate that completion to employers.

Existing students are still able to finish the prior version of the course without restarting; all new enrollments will automatically be for the new version. Prospective students can visit the course page to learn more and enroll.

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