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Exasol Essentials

About This Course

This should be the first course you enroll to, as it's the foundation for all our other courses.

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 done using the Exasol Community Edition. We will provide you sample data you can 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. No prior experience in Exasol is needed, but we expect some SQL knowledge.

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

Michael Bailey

Michael Bailey

Michael is a Technical Trainer and Course Developer for Exasol.

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. Certification is optional and charged with 150 EUR incl. VAT per attempt. One free exam attempt is granted per course if you complete 70% of the hands-on exercises.

How does the certification process work?

After completing the online training, you have the option to do a certification exam. The exam consists of 40 multiple-choice questions and you need to achieve at least 65% to pass and to receive a certificate. The exam is charged with 150 EUR incl. VAT per attempt.

Will I be able to get help?

Each course has a Discussion Forum, where you can put your course related questions. Exasol staff monitors these.