Introduction to Containers, Kubernetes, and Red Hat® OpenShift®


Introduction to Containers, Kubernetes, and Red Hat® OpenShift®

Learn to build and manage containers for deployment on a Kubernetes and Red Hat® OpenShift® cluster

Introduction to Containers, Kubernetes, and Red Hat® OpenShift® (DO180) helps you build core knowledge in managing containers through hands-on experience with containers, Kubernetes, and the Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform. These skills are needed for multiple roles, including developers, administrators, and site reliability engineers.

This course is based on Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform 4.2.

Course Content Summary

  • Understand container and OpenShift architecture.
  • Create containerized services.
  • Manage containers and container images.
  • Create custom container images.
  • Deploy containerized applications on Red Hat® OpenShift®.
  • Deploy multi-container applications.

Impact on the organization

Containers and Red Hat® OpenShift® have quickly become the de facto solution for agile development and application deployment. Administrators and developers are increasingly seeking ways to improve application time to market and improve maintainability.

This course provides the gateway to organizational and digital transformation by providing an understanding of the potential of DevOps using a container-based architecture. Orchestrating a container-based architecture with Kubernetes and Red Hat® OpenShift® improves application reliability and scalability; decreases developer overhead; and facilitates continuous integration and continuous deployment.

This course is the starting point for our Red Hat® OpenShift® curriculum, establishing the foundation needed to advance to Red Hat® OpenShift® development or administration.

Red Hat® has created this course in a way intended to benefit our customers, but each company and infrastructure is unique, and actual results or benefits may vary.

Impact on the individual

As a result of attending this course, you should be able to perform these basic tasks in Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform:

  • Create containerized services using Podman.
  • Manage containers and container images.
  • Create custom container images.
  • Deploy containerized applications on Red Hat® OpenShift®.
  • Deploy multi-container applications.

  • Developers who wish to containerize software applications
  • Administrators who are new to container technology and container orchestration
  • Architects who are considering using container technologies in software architectures
  • Site reliability engineers who are considering using Kubernetes and Red Hat® OpenShift®


  • Be able to use a Linux® terminal session, issue operating system commands, and be familiar with shell scripting
  • Have experience with web application architectures and their corresponding technologies
  • Being a Red Hat® Certified System Administrator (RHCSA®) is recommended, but not required

Recommended Next Exam or Course:

  • Red Hat® OpenShift® Development I: Containerizing Applications (DO288)
  • OpenShift® Enterprise Administration (DO280)

Introduce container technology

Describe how software can run in containers orchestrated by Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform.

Create containerized services

Provision a server using container technology.

Manage containers

Manipulate pre-built container images to create and manage containerized services.

Manage container images

Govern the life cycle of a container image from creation to deletion.

Create custom container images

Design and code a Docker file to build a custom container image.

Deploy containerized applications on Red Hat® OpenShift®

Use single container applications on Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform.

Deploy multi-container applications

Set up applications that are containerized using multiple container images.

Troubleshoot containerized applications

Regulate a containerized application deployed on Red Hat® OpenShift®.

Comprehensive review of curriculum

Demonstrate how to containerize a software application, test it with Podman, and deploy it on a Red Hat® OpenShift® cluster.

Note: Course outline is subject to change with technology advances and as the nature of the underlying job evolves. For questions or confirmation on a specific objective or topic, contact our training specialists.

Upcoming Classes

Dates Location GTR  
Apr 20-22 (9am-5pm) SAN JOSE, CA
Jul 20-22 (9am-5pm) CHARLESTON, SC
Sep 21-23 (9am-5pm) ATLANTA, GA
Dates Location GTR  
Mar 30-Apr 2 (11am-5pm) Live Virtual
Apr 20-23 (11am-5pm) Live Virtual
May 26-29 (11am-5pm) Live Virtual
Jun 15-18 (11am-5pm) Live Virtual
Jul 13-16 (11am-5pm) Live Virtual
Jul 27-30 (11am-5pm) Live Virtual
Aug 10-13 (11am-5pm) Live Virtual
Aug 24-27 (11am-5pm) Live Virtual
Sep 14-17 (11am-5pm) Live Virtual
Sep 28-Oct 1 (11am-5pm) Live Virtual
Oct 12-15 (11am-5pm) Live Virtual


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