Course Title: Containers and Orchestration Fundamentals

Course Description: The Containers and Orchestration Fundamentals course provides a comprehensive education in containerization technologies and orchestration systems. Students will learn the principles of containerization, container management, and orchestration tools like Kubernetes. This course equips participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively deploy, manage, and scale containerized applications.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to Containerization

  • What are Containers?
  • Benefits of Containerization
  • Containerization vs. Virtualization
  • Container Ecosystem and Terminology
  • Docker and Container Runtimes

Module 2: Getting Started with Docker

  • Installing Docker
  • Docker Image Basics
  • Running Containers
  • Building Custom Docker Images
  • Docker Compose for Multi-Container Applications

Module 3: Container Networking and Storage

  • Container Networking Modes
  • Docker Networking Models
  • Managing Container Storage
  • Data Volumes and Bind Mounts
  • Networking and Storage Best Practices

Module 4: Container Orchestration Concepts

  • What is Orchestration?
  • Challenges of Container Orchestration
  • Benefits of Orchestration
  • Introduction to Kubernetes
  • Container Orchestration Tools

Module 5: Introduction to Kubernetes

  • Kubernetes Architecture
  • Kubernetes Components (Master and Nodes)
  • Kubernetes Control Plane
  • Kubeconfig and kubectl
  • Deploying Kubernetes Locally (e.g., Minikube)

Module 6: Pods and Deployments

  • Understanding Pods
  • Creating and Managing Pods
  • Replication Controllers
  • Deployments and Rolling Updates
  • Scaling Deployments

Module 7: Services and Networking in Kubernetes

  • Kubernetes Services
  • Service Types (ClusterIP, NodePort, LoadBalancer)
  • DNS for Service Discovery
  • Ingress Controllers and Ingress Resources
  • Network Policies

Module 8: ConfigMaps and Secrets

  • Managing Configuration Data with ConfigMaps
  • Using Secrets for Sensitive Data
  • Injecting Configurations into Pods
  • Managing Configurations in a Microservices Environment

Module 9: StatefulSets and Volumes

  • StatefulSets for Stateful Applications
  • Persistent Volumes and Persistent Volume Claims
  • Storage Classes
  • Managing Stateful Applications in Kubernetes
  • Using Helm for Package Management

Module 10: Monitoring and Logging

  • Kubernetes Monitoring Stack (Prometheus, Grafana)
  • Application Logging with Fluentd and Elasticsearch
  • Centralized Logging with the EFK Stack (Elasticsearch, Fluentd, Kibana)
  • Kubernetes Dashboard
  • Resource Metrics and Horizontal Pod Autoscaling

Module 11: CI/CD in Kubernetes

  • Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD)
  • Setting Up a CI/CD Pipeline for Kubernetes
  • GitOps and Infrastructure as Code (IaC)
  • Deploying Applications Automatically
  • Canary Deployments and Blue-Green Deployments

Module 12: Security in Kubernetes

  • Kubernetes RBAC (Role-Based Access Control)
  • Pod Security Policies
  • Network Policies for Segmentation
  • Secrets Management
  • Security Best Practices in Kubernetes

Module 13: Troubleshooting and Best Practices

  • Kubernetes Troubleshooting Tools
  • Debugging Kubernetes Applications
  • Common Kubernetes Issues and Solutions
  • Best Practices for Efficient Resource Management
  • Kubernetes Cluster Maintenance

Module 14: Multicloud and Hybrid Deployments

  • Multicloud and Hybrid Cloud Strategies
  • Kubernetes Federations
  • Deploying Across Multiple Cloud Providers
  • Managing Kubernetes in On-Premises and Cloud Environments
  • Cross-Cluster Communication

Module 15: Future Trends and Emerging Technologies

  • Serverless and Kubernetes (Knative)
  • Edge Computing and Kubernetes
  • Istio and Service Mesh Technologies
  • Future of Containers and Orchestration
  • Staying Current in the Kubernetes Ecosystem

Course Duration: The course is typically designed to be completed in 12-16 weeks, with a recommended pace of 6-8 hours of study per week.

Please note that this outline is a general guideline, and the specific content and order of topics may vary depending on the instructor and the learning resources used. This course provides a strong foundation for those interested in working with containerization technologies and Kubernetes orchestration systems.