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Complete the Containerization Architecture course and, optionally, get accredited as a Certified Containerization Architect by passing the certification exam. You can purchase the course now and get the exam later, or you can get them together at a discount as part of the Certification Bundle.

Upon completing the course you will receive a digital certificate of completion, as well as a digital training badge from Acclaim/Credly. Upon getting certified you will also receive an official Containerization Architect digital accreditation certificate and certification badge from Acclaim/Credly, along with an account that can be used to verify your certification status.

The Containerization Architecture course is comprised of the following 3 course modules, each of which has an estimated completion time of 10 hours:

  • Module 1: Fundamental Containerization
  • Module 2: Containerization Technology & Architecture
  • Module 3: Containerization Technology & Architecture Lab

Choose the Certification Bundle to receive the entire course together with the online-proctored certification exam and a set of practice exam questions, all at a bundle discount.

Upon purchasing this course, you will automatically receive access via the Online Interactive eLearning platform. To provide you with the greatest flexibility, you will also have the option to access the course materials via two additional eLearning formats, at no extra cost. All three eLearning formats are briefly described below. A more detailed comparison can be found here.
  1. For everyday learning: An online interactive eLearning platform with individual lessons, as well as interactive and automatically graded exercises and practice questions.
  2. For learning on-the-go: A study kit platform with access to full course documents that support online/offline synching, annotations, comments, custom bookmarks and cross-document searches.
  3. For your reference: A set of printable PDF documents that you can keep (for all course workbooks and posters).
All three forms of access are subject to Arcitura’s *. Upon purchase, access to the online interactive eLearning platform (1) is provided within one business day. Access to the study kits (2) and the PDF documents (3) is provided upon request.

Shown below are the digital contents and the topic outline for each course module:

Module 1: Fundamental Containerization

This course module explains the essential concepts and models that form the basis of containerization technology, and further explains how containers are created and implemented in the real world. How the utilization of containers impacts both the technology and business of an organization are covered, along with common technical features, characteristics and deployment environments. The module concludes with supplemental coverage of Docker and Kubernetes for reference purposes.

Course Module Contents

  • Workbook Lessons (100+ pages)
  • Video Lessons (for all topics)
  • Mind Map Poster

  • Symbol Legend Poster
  • Practice Exam Questions
  • PDFs of Workbook and Posters (printable)

Topics Covered

  • A Brief History of Containerization
  • Operating System and Virtualization Basics
  • Containers vs. Virtual Machines and Server Virtualization
  • Technology and Business Drivers of Containerization
  • Technical and Business Benefits, Risks and Challenges of using Containers
  • Container Engines, Build Files and Images
  • Pods, Hosts and Container Networks
  • Fundamental Container Scalability and Availability
  • Container Instances, Container Clusters and Host Clusters

  • Base Container Images, Custom Container Images, and Image Immutability
  • Image Registry, Package Repository and Packages
  • Containerization Mechanisms
  • Container Orchestrater, Deployment Optimizer, Container Scheduler
  • Multi-Container Deployments
  • Sidecar Container, Adapter Container, Ambassador Container
  • Docker Server, Client, Registry, Objects, Swarm
  • Kubernetes Pod, Kubelet, Kube-Proxy, Runtime, Cluster, Control Plane

Module 2: Containerization Technology & Architecture

This course module provides a deep-dive into containerization models, practices and features through an exploration of technology architecture and patterns focused on container scalability, performance optimization, reliability, security and administration.

Course Module Contents

  • Workbook Lessons (100+ pages)
  • Video Lessons (for all topics)
  • Mind Map Poster

  • Patterns and Mechanisms Poster
  • Practice Exam Questions
  • PDFs of Workbook and Posters (printable)

Topics Covered

  • Container Image Integrity
  • Container Runtime Immutability
  • Container Chains
  • Container Scheduling
  • Volatile Container Configurations
  • Container Initialization
  • Container Program Observation and Monitoring
  • Automated Pod Assignment
  • Elastic Container Scaling

  • Scaling Containers with Daemons
  • Containers Duration Control
  • Leader Node Election
  • Single Host Multi-Containers
  • Container Program Termination Control
  • Container Failover and Resiliency
  • Multi-Container Isolation Control
  • Secure Container Connections
  • Containers on Multiple Hosts

Module 3: Containerization Technology & Architecture Lab

This course module presents participants with a series of exercises and problems that are designed to test their ability to apply their knowledge of topics covered in previous modules. Completing this lab will help highlight areas that require further attention and will help prove hands-on proficiency in containerization concepts, technologies, architecture models and pattern application, as they are utilized and combined to solve real-world problems.

Course Module Contents

  • Lab Exercise Booklet
  • Mind Map Poster

  • Practice Exam Questions
  • PDFs of Exercise Booklet and Poster (printable)

Topics Covered

  • Lab Exercise 3.1: Solution Deployment and Optimization
  • Lab Exercise 3.2: Solution Activation Prerequisites
  • Lab Exercise 3.3: External Access and Concurrent Usage
  • Lab Exercise 3.4: Solution Scalability and Coordination

  • Lab Exercise 3.5: Solution Pre-Processing and Container Image Management
  • Lab Exercise 3.6: Container Image and Deployment Management
  • Lab Exercise 3.7: Container Deployment with Host Affinity
  • Lab Exercise 3.8: Horizontal Container Scaling

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