Yes, Minikube could use a local Docker image, which helps you indirectly using the local image instead of uploading the image first and then downloading it. There are various ways by which you could do that. One of the ways is by using Docker Daemon. If you are wishing to learn Kubernetes and adding that to your profile to get better job prospects, then I would recommend you to check out the Kubernetes training course from Intellipaat. This course provides you with 10hrs training and 20hrs of project-work and exercises to help you gain the required practical experience. Also, check out the following YouTube video on Minikube Installation on Windows, if you are planning to run Minikube in your Windows OS. However, though you could install Minikube in Linux and Mac too.