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COMP 3916 - Docker for DevOps

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

Docker is the industry standard containerization platform that enables standard packaging of applications for development and deployment. This hands-on course was designed for students who are already web application developers who want their choice of tools, application stacks and deployment environments. Participants who are able to write code in a variety of web programming environments are introduced to container technologies. COMP 3916 begins with an introduction to the Linux operating system, then the installation of Docker followed by architecture discussions and more efficient use of system resources. Students are shown how to run containers and build custom images by pulling and pushing images from the Docker registry. Labs and assignments include composing applications using popular open source software like Python, Node.js, Java and .NET Core to run on containers. Topics include: DevOps, Docker Swarm orchestration engine, networking containers, and data persistence using volumes. Docker on Windows and cloud providers support for containerization technologies are also discussed. Microservices concepts are also introduced in the context of containers. COMP 3916 is an elective in the BCIT computing advanced associate certificates; Web and Mobile, Advanced Java, and Advanced .NET Application Development, as well as the CST/PTS Diploma. Upon completion students will be able to use Docker to accelerate workflow and enable faster software delivery.


COMP 2912 or COMP 3656 or COMP 3973



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the components of the Docker platform.
  • Install Docker.
  • Explain the concept of containers and images.
  • Run and manage containers using standard images.
  • Build custom images.
  • Push and pull images to Docker hub.
  • Leverage volumes.
  • Configure and mount volumes in containers.
  • Deploy applications with containers.
  • Discuss differences between Docker Swarm and Kubernetes.

Effective as of Fall 2020

Related Programs

COMP 3916 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Advanced .NET Development
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Advanced Java Development
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  3. Computer Systems
    Part-time   Diploma
  4. Web and Mobile Application Development
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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