Make Your New Year's Resolution to Learn PostgreSQL 8.1 at the Big Nerd Ranch
Posted on 2005-12-16
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Atlanta, GA - October 9, 2005 - Make Your New Year's Resolution to Learn PostgreSQL 8.1 at the Big Nerd Ranch, January 9-13 2006
Big Nerd Ranch, Inc, an industry leader in training courses for systems administrators and developers, announced that its tremendously popular PostgreSQL 8.1 Bootcamp will lead in the new line-up of classes for 2006. PostgreSQL 8.1 Bootcamp has rapidly become one of the most popular classes in the Big Nerd Ranch's family of classes and is taught by the incomparable Chris Campbell. The course is the definitive training class in this sophisticated relational DBMS, providing students with intensive instruction in the full range of PostgreSQL capabilities.
Students attending the class should expect to leave the bootcamp with the skill sets and knowledge base necessary to begin developing sophisticated databases in the most advanced open-source database in the industry. Key topics include:
- building, installing and configuring PostgreSQL on a server
- creating clusters with initdb, creating databases and schema
- pgAdmin and phpPgAdmin
- Users, access control, security and OpenSSL
- an overview of function such as SELECT, JOIN, and replication with Slony-I
- transactions, data types, and large objects
- PL/pgSQL and C functions
Chris Campbell, veteran PostgreSQL 8.1 developer and bootcamp instructor, said, "Within minutes of the start of class, students will awaken to the full potential of this exciting SQL database. There's a reason why PostgreSQL is rapidly becoming a major contender in the database administration field. This sleek and elegant program has a level of scalability and stability unmatched by its big name competitors. Database administrators and developers adept in PostgreSQL can bring back to their organizations the tightest and most efficient database solution out there."
"Even better," he continued, "the Big Nerd Ranch method of instruction is perfectly designed to present the most pertinent information in a condensed five day class. By combining short periods of instruction with hands-on application of key concepts, students can eliminate what can be an exhausting and sometimes frustrating learning curve and emerge from the class leaders in the field of PostgreSQL. There are very few instances where such a small investment of time and money can translate that quickly into expertise and ultimately, cost savings to a company or organization."
Students attending the class receive two manuals that follow the outline of the syllabus, complete with the lessons and sample code. In addition, at the end of the class, each bootcamp participant receives a CD containing the lessons and slides utilized in class for future reference. One of the greatest benefits of the class, in addition to the comprehensive materials given, is that students have instant access to a network of their peers and on-going access to the instructor to help them resolve issues as they arise once they begin applying PostgreSQL in a real world environment.
Chris Campbell boasts an extensive background in database design and management in PostgreSQL 8.1 development. He has worked as lead programmer in a number of projects and software development. He has been an instructor with the Big Nerd Ranch, Inc. for over two years and has been consistently praised by his students as being a hands-on, patient, flexible, and engaging instructor.
The Big Nerd Ranch incorporates intensive training classes for Unix and Mac OS X programmers in a retreat setting outside Atlanta, GA. Class price of $3500 includes lodging, all meals, original instruction materials, 24-hour lab access, and transportation to and from the Atlanta airport. Students are encouraged to bring independent projects to class, allowing for input from classmates and individual instructor attention. For more information, call 678-595-6773 or visit http://www.bignerdranch.com.