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Exasol Administration on premises


About This Course

We discuss Exasol Cluster Database deployment on premises here. You should attend the course Exasol Administration Essentials before this course as it explains several administration topics that are not platform specific.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Exasol Cluster Architecture
  • Installing an Exasol Cluster on premises
  • Manage cluster nodes
  • FailSafety

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

  • Exacademy courses are self-paced
  • You can start and continue the course whenever you want
  • This course consists of video material and hands-on exercises
  • There are no deadlines for the hands-on exercises
  • This course requires approximately 5-8 hours of your time, depending on your level of preparation.
  • The videos and hands-on exercises are a preparation for the certification Exasol Certified Expert for on premises deployment.

Course Staff

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

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 30 multiple-choice questions and you need to achieve at least 75% to pass and receive a certificate. The certification cost is 150 EUR incl. VAT per attempt.

To help you make the best of your home office time during the Corona crisis, we offer now certification for free for a limited period until 30th of June. This is how that works: After having completed the online learning course, you just write an email to with your registration details and the course you took. We will then reply with a voucher code that you can use for certification exam payment.

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. Please take all questions not directly related to the course content to our user community.