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Scaling Docker on AWS



  • 6 hours
  • 71 lessons
  • 8 quizzes

Certificate of Completion Offered

Learn to deploy Docker at scale in about 6 hours .

Looking to scale your web applications with Docker? How about gaining heaps of practical knowledge about working with Amazon Web Services (AWS)? Prepare to get excited about this course! 

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What You'll Learn In This Course

Dockerize Ruby on Rails
Load Balancing
General AWS Knowledge
DevOps Job Confidence

What You Need For This Course

A computer running Windows OSX or Linux
A very basic understanding of Docker


Learn to deploy Docker at scale in about 6 hours .

Looking to scale your web applications with Docker? How about gaining heaps of practical knowledge about working with Amazon Web Services (AWS)? Prepare to get excited about this course! 

AWS has over a million customers, some of which are the most popular websites in the world. You can be sure that AWS will be a great fit for your web application regardless of what scale you're running at.

One awesome thing about using AWS is that a ton of companies are hiring people who have experience with it. All of the knowledge you gain from this course can be used to apply for DevOps or cloud computing positions.

The main AWS component that you'll learn about in this course is Amazon ECS, which is the Amazon EC2 Container Service. It's Amazon's take on how to manage a cluster of Docker containers. 

The first section of this course will concentrate on getting familiar with AWS and then performing a deep dive on Amazon ECS where you'll learn everything there is to know about it. You'll also get familiar with Amazon ECR which is Amazon's private Docker registry. 

During this deep dive there will be plenty of guided labs to get your hands dirty. 

The second section of this course will be all about Dockerizing a multi-service Ruby on Rails application, as well as profiling that application with Docker and other open source tools. 

If you're not a developer or have no intentions of using Ruby on Rails that's fine because you can skip the development section. The only thing you'll have to do is build the Docker image, which will be as simple as running a few commands. 

The third section of this course will be taking the knowledge learned from previous sections and deploying the application to production on AWS in a fault tolerant way. 

You'll learn how to calculate costs for a real life project hosted on AWS and load balance the web application so you can scale out to as many hosts as you need. 

Along the way you'll learn about many other AWS resources and also learn how to hook up a domain name to a load balancer and secure it with a free SSL certificate. 

This entire course is very hands on, with just enough theory to understand the main goal -- which is to get you comfortable scaling your web apps with Docker on AWS. 

"Excellent teacher and great material - easy to follow and informative. I especially like the hands-on labs." 

Here's what you'll get when you sign up to my course today: 

  • You'll learn how to get your development environment set up to run Docker. Windows, Mac and Linux users will be able to follow along. 
  • You'll learn what Amazon ECS is and how it differs from similar services. 
  • You'll learn everything there is to know about Amazon ECS. 
  • You'll learn how to create your own private Docker Registry with Amazon ECR. 
  • You'll gain general AWS knowledge on identity and access management, security groups, EC2, S3, ELB, RDS, ElastiCache and more. 
  • You'll learn how to Dockerize a Ruby on Rails web application. 
  • You'll learn how to profile your applications with Docker. 
  • You'll learn how to price out a project on AWS at various traffic loads. 
  • You'll learn how to load balance your web application on AWS. 
  • You'll learn how to wire up a custom domain to your load balanced web app. 
  • You'll learn how to create and use a FREE SSL certificate. 

You're getting all of that for just $25. 

This course is jam packed with over 60 lectures, 6+ hours of videos and quizzes. You'll also receive full PDF text directions for each video lecture and complete source code examples. 

"This training is great to start using ECS on AWS. It's very clear and the instructor explains really well the concepts of both, Docker and AWS and how they work together." 

Why is it worth using Docker? 

  • Saves a ton of time and headaches when setting up development environments. 
  • Easily move an application across environments or servers. 
  • Removes issues such as "well, it worked on my machine!". 
  • Makes developing with teams a much more pleasant experience. 
  • Works on most major platforms. 
  • Has amazing support on most cloud hosting providers. 
  • Docker as a company is well funded and moving forward quickly. 

Why is it worth using AWS? 

  • Amazon's infrastructure is spread across the globe. 
  • Amazon has a tremendous amount of experience operating at scale. 
  • Reap the rewards of using battle hardened services. 
  • Avoid having to manage the low level details of your infrastructure. 
  • Many companies are hiring people with AWS experience. 
  • You can try it out for free for an entire year. 
"What I loved most about this course was that I could tell how much thought Nick put into arranging the labs and resources." 

Why is this course for you? 

After finishing this course you'll have a ton of knowledge about using Docker on AWS. You'll be able to apply this knowledge to your own projects or use it to further your career by applying for DevOps or cloud computing jobs. 

You're walking away with not only knowledge, but complete source code and working examples that you can reference for life.


All the lessons in this course
  • Welcome to the Course
  • What Does This Course Cover? 02:15
  • Dealing with Files 00:01
  • Dealing with Issues 01:43
  • Welcome to the Couse 1 question
  • Amazon ECS Overview
  • What is Amazon ECS? 02:43
  • How Does It Compare with Other Services? 02:27
  • Amazon ECS Overview - Quiz 3 questions
  • Preparation for the Hands on Labs
  • Introduction 00:36
  • Setting up an Initial Course Folder 00:45
  • Installing Docker 11:00
  • Getting Set up on AWS 08:56
  • Installing and Configuring the AWS CLI 08:31
  • Benefits of Using the AWS CLI 01:46
  • Creating an SSH Keypair 08:20
  • Creating a Security Group 07:30
  • Creating ECS IAM Roles 05:32
  • Preparation for the Hands on Labs - Quiz 3 questions
  • Deep Dive with Amazon ECS
  • Breaking down Each ECS Component 02:20
  • Clusters 04:15
  • Container Agent 08:31
  • Container Instances 09:46
  • Task Definitions 11:46
  • Scheduler 07:16
  • Scheduling Services 09:29
  • Starting Tasks 05:40
  • Private Docker Registry (ECR) 10:45
  • ECS CLI 01:43
  • Tearing down Our Cluster 03:30
  • Deep Dive with Amazon ECS - Quiz 4 questions
  • Developing the Ruby on Rails Application
  • Introduction 01:12
  • Generating a New Rails Project 06:24
  • Setting up a Strong Foundation 09:46
  • Dockerizing Your Rails Application 07:33
  • Running the Application Locally 06:46
  • Working with the Application 05:18
  • Building the Demo Application 12:18
  • Other Web Frameworks and Custom Apps 04:39
  • Developing the Ruby on Rails Application - Quiz 4 questions
  • Preparing to Deploy Everything on AWS
  • Introduction 01:15
  • Using and Configuring nginx 17:08
  • Setting up an S3 Bucket 01:26
  • Setting up RDS for Postgres 09:44
  • Setting up ElastiCache for Redis 06:35
  • Setting up an Elastic Load Balancer 16:35
  • Visualizing the Application's Architecture 02:41
  • Profiling the Ruby on Rails Application 16:27
  • Preparing to Deploy Everything on AWS - Quiz 4 questions
  • Estimating AWS Costs Based on Facts
  • Introduction 00:42
  • Going over the Cost Spreadsheet 05:21
  • Experimenting with Different Traffic Figures 03:13
  • Comparing Costs to Other Cloud Providers 05:46
  • Benefiting from Amazon's Free Tier 03:37
  • Deploying Everything with Amazon ECS
  • Introduction 00:48
  • Creating the Production Cluster 03:06
  • Creating the Private Registry Repositories 05:54
  • Spinning up Multiple Container Instances 03:51
  • Registering the Task Definitions 15:54
  • Scheduling Services 10:29
  • Pushing Application Changes without Downtime 08:37
  • Automating Your Deployments with a Script 09:04
  • Exploring the AWS Console and Container Logs 09:11
  • Deploying Everything with Amazon ECS - Quiz 4 questions
  • Domain Names and SSL
  • Introduction 00:30
  • Wiring up the ELB Endpoint to a Domain Name 03:34
  • Creating Free SSL Certificates with Amazon ACM 05:08
  • Updating the Security Group to Handle SSL 01:21
  • Updating the ELB to Handle SSL 03:28
  • Updating nginx to Handle SSL 06:39
  • Domain Names and SSL - Quiz 3 questions
  • Where to Go Next?
  • Congrats on Finishing the Course 01:17
  • Learn More about AWS 01:48

Course Details

6 hours of video
Full 24/7 lifetime access
71 lessons
8 quizzes
Certificate of Completion
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Taught by: Nick Janetakis