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Exasol Essentials


About This Course

This training will get you up and running with Exasol quickly.

We cover the following topics:

  • Comprehensive introduction to Exasol
  • Database design recommendations for Exasol
  • Transactions in Exasol
  • Rights Management
  • Understanding system and statistical tables
  • ETL (Extract Transform Load) or ELT?

The course contains videos, quizzes and hands-on exercises that can be dones using the Exasol Community Edition. We will provide you some example data which you use as a base dataset for your queries, views and scripts.

Who is this training for

This course is for everyone in a technical role who uses the Exasol database. It's the prerequisite for all our other courses (Developer, Performance, Administration, Advanced Analyics, ...).No prior experience in Exasol is needed, but we expect knowledge in databases, especially SQL.

Course Details

  • Exacademy courses are self-paced
  • You can start and continue the course whenever you want
  • This course contains videos and hands-on exercises
  • There are no deadlines for the hands-on exercises
  • It takes about 5-8 hours to do this course, depending on your level of preparation.
  • The videos and hands-on exercises are a preparation for the certification Exasol Certified Associate.

Course Staff

Johannes Schildgen

Johannes Schildgen

Johannes has built the Exacademy to teach Exasol fundamentals as well as providing expert courses to customers and partners.

Uwe Hesse

Uwe Hesse

Uwe works as Training Coordinator, Course Developer and Instructor for Exasol. He is also in charge for Exasol's Certification programme.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I register for this training?

You can create an Exacademy account under After logging in, you can enroll for Exasol online courses.

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 finished the online training, you will be invited for a certification test. The test consists of 40 multiple-choice questions and you need to achieve at least 65% to pass and receive a certificate. 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 or our support.