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Introduction to PostgreSQL for Developers and Administrators

PSQL-100 (5 Days)
4.75 out of 5 (6 reviews)  

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PostgreSQL Training Overview

Accelebrate's Introduction to PostgreSQL for Developers and Administrators training teaches attendees how to build, query, program stored procedures in PL/pgSQL, and administer the popular, open source PostgreSQL database platform.

Location and Pricing

Most Accelebrate courses are delivered as private, customized, on-site training at our clients' locations worldwide for groups of 3 or more attendees and are custom tailored to their specific needs. Please visit our client list to see organizations for whom we have delivered private in-house training. These courses can also be delivered as live, private online classes for groups that are geographically dispersed or wish to save on the instructor's or students' travel expenses. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private training at your site or online, please contact us.

PostgreSQL Training Objectives

All students will learn how to:

  • Find PostgreSQL documentation and resources
  • Work with PostgreSQL functions
  • Create your own functions
  • Program with PL/pgSQL
  • Install and setup PostgreSQL securely
  • Work with basic administration tasks such as user creation, cataloging, and backing up
  • Use SLONY and PGPOOL
  • Work with inheritance in PostgreSQL
  • Partition tables
  • Use Tablespaces
  • Monitor the database
  • Use the EXPLAIN Statement
  • Use PITR
  • Tune the PostgreSQL Server

PostgreSQL Training Outline

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Introduction and Architecture
  • History and Overview
  • PostgreSQL Major Features
  • PostgreSQL Limits
  • PostgreSQL Architecture
  • MVCC
  • Write Ahead Logs
  • The Background Writer
  • PostgreSQL Data Types
Installation
  • Overview
  • Binary Installation
  • Source Installation
  • Initializing a PostgreSQL cluster
  • Starting and stopping a PostgreSQL cluster
  • Automatic startup/shutdown
Configuration
  • Access Control
  • Connection settings
  • Security and Authentication settings
  • Memory settings
  • Kernel resource settings
  • Log management
  • Background writer settings
  • Vacuum cost settings
  • Autovacuum settings
Intro to psql
  • Command line parameters
  • Meta commands
  • Security
Managing PostgreSQL Databases
  • PostgreSQL Clusters
  • PostgreSQL Databases
  • Tables, Joins and Aggregates
  • PostgreSQL Indexes and Foreign Keys
Roles and Security
  • Schemas
  • Tables, Views and Rules
  • Users, Groups and Roles
  • Tables and Sequences
  • Object Security
Tablespaces, Partitioning and Advanced Features
  • Vacuum
  • Tablespaces
  • Inheritance
  • Table Partitioning
  • Windowing Functions
  • Transactions
  • Concurrency Control
  • Functions and Operators
  • Type conversion
  • Full text search
Moving Data with PostgeSQL
  • Basic DML
  • COPY
  • Other Tools
Routine DBA Tasks and Best Practices
  • Log Management
  • Query analysis
  • Routine Vacuuming
  • Recovering disk space
  • Managing Planner statistics
  • REINDEX
Monitoring and Statistics
  • Database Logs
  • OS Process monitoring
  • The PostgreSQL Statistics Collector
  • Statistics Views
  • Statistics Functions
Performance Tuning
  • OS Tuning
  • Hardware configuration
  • Transaction logs
  • Tablespaces and Partitioning
  • Checkpoint tuning
  • Query tuning
Backup and Recovery
  • The pg_dump utility
  • The pg_dumpall utility
  • Recovery options
  • Point In Time Revovery
PostgreSQL Upgrades
  • The pg_upgrade utility
  • RPM based upgrades
  • Source based upgrades
  • Replication based upgrades
  • Rolling back
Replication and HA
  • Streaming Replication
  • Synchronous Replication
  • Replication Slots
  • Failover management
  • Connection Poolers
  • HA configurations
Triggers
  • Overview
  • Triggers
Event Triggers
  • Overview
  • Event Triggers
RULEs
  • Overview
  • SELECT Views
  • Updating a View
  • Materialized Views
  • Rules and privileges
The PL/pgSQL Language
  • Structure
  • Declarations
  • Expressions
  • Statements
  • Control Structures
  • Cursors
  • Errors and Messages
  • Trigger Procedures
Other Procedural Languages
  • PL/Perl
  • PL/Python
  • More...
PostgreSQL Contribs
  • Overview of additionally supplied modules
Conclusion
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Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

50%

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Course Number:

PSQL-100

Duration:

5 Days

Prerequisites:

All PostgreSQL training students must have a solid understanding of basic relational database principles and SQL SELECT statements prior to this training.

Training Materials:

All students receive comprehensive courseware.

Software Requirements:

  • Operating system of your choice
  • A full installation of the PostgreSQL Core Distribution (your choice of version; please just make us aware of the version you choose)
  • Sample databases and lab files that Accelebrate provides

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