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Exasol Database Administration Essentials

Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

You will learn the essential skills to administer an Exasol Cluster Database.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Exasol Cluster Architecture
  • Installing an Exasol Cluster
  • Manage Cluster Nodes
  • Manage EXAStorage volumes
  • Manage Exasol Databases
  • FailSafety
  • Rights Management
  • Backup
  • Restore
  • Upgrade

The course consists of videos, quizzes and many hands-on exercises. Within the hands-on exercises, you will install a 2+1 Cluster on your own local machine using VirtualBox VMs. The course environment is not provided by Exasol - you need to use your own hardware for it. We recommend to use a machine with 16 GB memory and 80 GB free disk space for it.

Who is this training for

This course has been designed for Administrators in charge of an Exasol Cluster Database. Also Developers and other people in technical roles may benefit from it. You will be doing several quite elaborate technical tasks including the installation and configuration of an Exasol Cluster during this course. But it results in having your own Exasol Sandbox to play with, so it might be worth the effort.

Course Details

  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Each week, we release new video material and hands-on exercises
  • Each day requires probably about one hour of your time.
  • You are qualified for the certification exam if you achieve a 65% or above on graded material.

Course Staff

Uwe Hesse

Uwe Hesse

Uwe works as Technical Evangelist and Trainer for Exasol. He also develops training material and certifications.

Johannes Schildgen

Johannes Schildgen

Johannes Schildgen is a trainer and solution engineer at Exasol. Besides delivering on-site trainings, he has built the Exacademy to teach Exasol fundamentals as well as providing expert courses to customers and partners.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I register for this training?

You can register for this Exacademy training in the Exasol User Portal.

What is the cost of the course?

All Exacademy courses are free-of-charge. The certification costs 150 EUR incl. VAT.

How does the certification process work?

After you successfully finished the online training (by achieving 65% on the hands-on exercises), you will be invited for a certification test. The test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and you need to achieve at least 65% to pass and receive a certificate. If you fail, you have up to two retries. The certification cost is 150 EUR incl. VAT per attempt.

Will I be able to get help?

Each course has an active discussion section where trainees can help each other. In addition, the instructor(s), and other Exasol employees will monitor the forums and try to help. Often the fastest answer comes from another student. For all questions that are not directly related to the course content, you can use the user community. Please do not contact Exasol Support for any issues you encounter with the cluster installed during this course. That cluster is for educational purposes only and it is not officially supported.