Linux Control Groups (Cgroups) Training

Course code: M7D-CGROUPS01

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This course provides a thorough introduction to Linux control groups (cgroups), one of the components used in a range of modern applications, including container frameworks, sandboxing technologies, and systemd. Detailed presentations coupled with carefully designed practical exercises provide participants with an understanding of cgroups and the knowledge to build and troubleshoot applications that use cgroups.


Audience and prerequisites

The primary audience comprises designers, programmers, and systems administrators who are building, administering, or troubleshooting applications that employ cgroups.

In order to get the most out of the course, participants should have a knowledge of basic UNIX/Linux shell commands.

Course format

The course employs a lecture+lab format.

Lab sessions

A significant part of the course is spent on practical exercises. The lab sessions also provide participants with the opportunity to obtain one-to-one assistance from the trainer on the course material and exercises.

Course materials

Course participants will receive a course book of around 125 pages that includes all of the slides and exercises presented in the course.

The course book has been developed by the trainer, and is constantly updated based on ongoing changes in the Linux kernel, as well as practical teaching experience in courses. The course book is printed on demand for each course, in order to ensure that it is completely up to date with current Linux developments.

In addition to the course book, participants will receive a copy of The Linux Programming Interface, in ebook form.

Sample materials

The following samples give some idea of the course content and style of the course materials:

Course outline

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About the trainer

Michael Kerrisk has a unique set of qualifications and experience that ensure that course participants receive training of a very high standard: Michael Kerrisk

For more information about the trainer, as well as many reasons why you might want to consider choosing training courses, please look here.

Past customers

Michael Kerrisk has delivered week-long courses in various countries, including the USA, Australia, Germany, England, France, Holland, Norway, and Switzerland. Past customers include Google, IBM, BMW, Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, Container Solutions, the French and British governments, and the city of Munich.


Public courses in Munich

For public 1-day courses in Munich, GERMANY, the per-person price is €600 + VAT (MWSt). The price includes the cost of training materials as well as lunch and refreshments. Discounts are available for multiple attendees from the same company or organization; please inquire at for details.

Onsite courses

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Upcoming courses and registration

Currently, this course is scheduled only on demand or for on-site delivery. Inquire at if you are interested in scheduling a course.


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