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PostgreSQL Administration Training Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction

  • What is PostgreSQL?
  • Why use PostgreSQL?
  • Conventions
  • Bug Reporting

Module 2: Getting Started with PostgreSQL

  • Installation
  • Verify the Installation
  • Architectural Fundamentals
  • Creating and Assessing a Database
  • Installation from Binaries

Module 3: Advanced Features

  • Views
  • Foreign Keys
  • Transactions
  • Window Functions
  • Inheritance

Module 4: SQL Language

  • What is SQL?
  • Why SQL?
  • Applications of SQL
  • Joins Between Tables
  • Aggregate Functions
  • Updates
  • Deletions

Module 5: SQL Language Functions

  • SQL Syntax
  • Data Types
  • Functions and Operators
  • Indexes
  • Full Text Search
  • Concurrency Control
  • Performance Tips
  • Parallel Queries

Module 6: Database Administration

  • Database Roles
  • Managing Databases
  • Localisation
  • Routine Database Maintenance Tasks
  • Backup and Restore
  • High Availability, Load Balancing, and Replication
  • Monitoring Disk Usage
  • Reliability and Write-Ahead Log
  • Logical Replication
  • Just-in-Time Compilation (JIT)
  • Regression Tests

Module 7: Client Interfaces

  • Large Objects
  • ECPG – Embedded SQL in C
  • Information Schema

Module 8: Server Programming

  • Triggers
  • Event Triggers
  • Rule System
  • Background Worker Processor
  • Logical Decoding
  • Replication Process Tracking

Module 9: Procedural Languages

  • Introduction
  • PL/pgSQL – SQL Procedural Language
  • PL/Tcl – Tcl Procedural Language
  • PL/Python – Python Procedural Language0

Module 10: Internals

  • Overview of PostgreSQL Internals
  • System Catalogs
  • Frontend/Backend Protocol
  • PostgreSQL Coding Conventions
  • Native Language Support

Module 11: Writing

  • Procedural Language Handler
  • Foreign Data Wrapper
  • Table Sampling Method
  • Custom Scan Provider

Module 12: Query, Access, and Records

  • Genetic Query Optimiser
  • Table Access Method Interface Definition
  • Index Access Method Interface Definition
  • Generic WAL Records

Module 13: Indexes

  • B-Tree Indexes
  • Behaviour of B-Tree Operator Classes
  • GiST Indexes
  • SP-GiST Indexes
  • GIN Indexes
  • BRIN Indexes
  • Hash Indexes

Module 14: Storage and Format

  • Database Physical Storage
  • System Catalog Declarations and Initial Contents
  • Backup Manifest Format

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Who should attend this PostgreSQL Administration Training Course?

The PostgreSQL Administration Training Course is tailored for individuals seeking to become proficient in managing and optimising PostgreSQL database systems. This training is suitable for a diverse range of professionals, including:

  • Database Administrators
  • System Administrators
  • Database Developers
  • Software Engineers
  • IT Managers
  • Data Analysts
  • DevOps Engineers

Prerequisites of the PostgreSQL Administration Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites required for PostgreSQL Administration Training Course. However, basic understanding of relational databases and SQL concepts can be beneficial.

PostgreSQL Administration Training Course Overview

PostgreSQL is a powerful open-source relational database management system used for storing and managing structured data in various applications. It is important for data storage, retrieval, and management. Studying this training provides individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to handle complex database administration tasks for managing PostgreSQL databases. This training brings several benefits to organisations, including enhanced database performance, improved data security, and streamlined data management processes to effectively manage and maintain PostgreSQL databases. It also enhances their ability to optimise database performance and handle critical tasks such as backup and recovery. Pursuing this training offers a promising career path in database management with the potential for growth and advancement.

The Knowledge Academy’s 2-day PostgreSQL Administration Training course provides delegates with in-depth knowledge and skills to effectively manage and administer PostgreSQL databases. During this training, they will learn how to create and manage databases, tables, and indexes for efficient data storage and retrieval. They will also learn about how to optimise database performance, implement security measures, and handle backup and recovery operations. This course will be led by our highly skilled and knowledgeable trainer, who has years of experience in teaching and will help delegates get a complete understanding of this course.

Course Objectives

  • To learn how to effectively install and configure PostgreSQL databases
  • To understand how to create, manage, and optimise database objects
  • To gain knowledge and skills to implement security measures in PostgreSQL
  • To learn how to perform backup and recovery operations in PostgreSQL
  • To become familiar with monitoring and troubleshooting techniques
  • To understand how to manage and administer PostgreSQL databases

After attending this training, delegates will be able to administer and manage PostgreSQL databases and perform backup and recovery operations. They will also be able to handle various database administration tasks and ensure the smooth operation of PostgreSQL databases in real-world environments.

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What’s Included in this PostgreSQL Administration Training Course?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • PostgreSQL Administration Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

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PostgreSQL Administration Training FAQs


PostgreSQL is a powerful open-source relational database management system used for storing and managing structured data in various applications.
PostgreSQL offers features such as ACID compliance, data integrity, extensibility, support for multiple programming languages, advanced indexing, and support for complex queries.
Yes, PostgreSQL is designed to handle large datasets and high traffic loads. Its architecture allows for efficient data management and performance optimisation.
PostgreSQL Administration Training course is beneficial for Database Administrators, System Administrators, IT Professionals, and Developers who work with or plan to work with PostgreSQL databases.
In this PostgreSQL Administration Training course, you will learn essential skills for managing and maintaining PostgreSQL databases, including installation, configuration, backup and recovery, performance tuning, security, and troubleshooting.
The price for PostgreSQL Administration Training certification in the United Kingdom starts from £1795
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for PostgreSQL Administration Training.
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Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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