Professionally developed training from EnterpriseDB gives you a trusted resource and a solid foundation as you build or sharpen your Postgres skills.

Learn how to manage performance, scalability, and operational efficiency of Postgres.

Learn how to use enterprise-class tools to build highly resilient environments for mission-critical workloads.

Two free classes—with hands-on exercises and demos—prepare you for working with Postgres or achieving greater success with the effective management of Postgres in your environment. 


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The courses are bundled into an online eSubscription, available on-demand through EnterpriseDB’s convenient eLearning platform. This allows you to learn at your own pace.

Courses can be taken anytime and from anywhere, allowing you to strengthen your Postgres skills on your schedule. You can start, stop, and review lessons whenever you want. Learn and study Postgres with streaming lectures to your desktop or tablet with this easy to use format.


What Do I Get?
  • Two Full-length Courses
  • 25 Modules
  • Online & Self-paced Learning
  • Unlimited Time to Spend with Each Course*

What Will I Learn?
  • Postgres Fundamentals
  • Database Administration Best Practices
  • Major Performance, Security, and Manageability Features of EDB Postgres
  • Oracle Compatibility and Migration
  • Creating Highly Available, Highly Resilient, and Secure Enterprise-class Environments
  • Practical Skills for real-world scenarios and preparation for the Associate Certification






The Courses

Postgres Administration Essentials from EDB

With 19 individual modules, this course covers:

  • The fundamentals of Postgres
  • The major features in EDB Postgres Advanced Server
  • System architecture and processes
  • Setup and configuration
  • Setting environment variables
  • Creating and managing databases
  • Setting security parameters
  • Backup and recovery
  • Routine maintenance, and more.

The course also explains database compatibility for Oracle in
EDB Postgres Advanced Server, including how to identify
migration candidates and how to migrate databases.
This class has 38 lab exercises and 47 demos.

Building a Modern Postgres Architecture

With six individual modules, this course covers best practices and tools to: 

  • Monitor, manage, and tune database deployments;
  • Implement retention policies and recovery requirements, and perform backups for large-scale Postgres deployments;
  • Support automated failover and allow DBAs to create extremely reliable solutions with over 99.99% availability;
  • Execute migrations from major vendors to EDB Postgres;
  • Replicate data with geographic load balancing, simplified real-time migration, and heterogeneous data integration;
  • Protect against multiple SQL injection vectors at the data tier;
  • Secure proprietary source code and programs;
  • and more.

This course teaches how to use a series of tools developed by EnterpriseDB that ensure highly resilient, secure environments for mission-critical workloads. This class has 13 lab exercises and 17 demos.



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What Past Students Say  

“Very good training. Very relevant to every concept a DBA should know and the duration of each module is well balanced.”
Sebastien Louchart, Senior Data Integration Expert, Pentalog Institute
“I learned a lot. I had the chance to dig into the depths of Postgres.”
Chief Technology Office, Major European Music Production Software Company
“The people who run the training are clearly very knowledgeable.”
GIS Manager, Large Urban County in the United States
“It’s pretty much the only reliable source of information online.”
DBA, Fortune 100 Financial Services Company
“The training I took was very thorough, and covered almost every way you could do a backup.”
DBA, Specialized Retail Software Provider
“I knew a lot of the content beforehand, but never had formal training. I picked up some important points on ongoing administration of the database that I did not realize before.”
Lead DBA, European University Research Center


Are These for Me?

Postgres Administration Essentials from EDB

This course is intended for DBAs, Architects, and IT Professionals who are responsible for administration and maintenance of PostgreSQL or EDB Postgres Advanced Server. It teaches the essential skills required by Postgres DBAs to be successful.

Building a Modern Postgres Architecture

This course is intended for DBAs, Architects, and IT Professionals who are seeking to learn best practices and modern techniques for creating highly resilient enterprise-class environments to support mission-critical workloads. EDB Postgres tools work with EDB Postgres Advanced Server and PostgreSQL and are integrated with the EDB Postgres Platform.


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Other Frequently Asked Questions

*How much time will I have to take the course after I register?
You will have access to the courses for up to 12 months after registering, or until a new version of the course is developed and released. After that, you will have to re-register. EnterpriseDB consistently refreshes course material in order to enable users to stay up to date with the latest software releases and new features. When new versions of the free training courses are released, users will need to re-register for the Free Postgres Training eSubscription on the web site in order to access the latest version.

Will I receive the material used for the class so I may reference it after the class ends?
Yes, electronic copies of the class materials are provided.

Are these courses adequate preparation for the Postgres Certification exam or is more training recommended?
These fundamental courses prepare you for success with the EDB Postgres Associate exam.  We recommend that you review the demos and work through the lab exercises to be prepared for maximum success so you can earn your Certified Associate badge. EnterpriseDB provides the most highly regarded Postgres Certification program in the industry.

Will the course include an opportunity to take the exam?
Certification exam attempts have a small fee and must be purchased separately. For more information, click here.