DASVM’s DBA Experts have designed our DBA Industry-Ready PostgreSQL Course Curriculum to develop a strong background in PostgreSQL basics, advanced enterprise architecture, and performance tuning, to help you acquire the skills most in-demand for Database Administration jobs. Our PostgreSQL Training course aims to deliver quality training that covers solid fundamental knowledge on core concepts with a practical approach. Such exposure to the current industry use-cases and scenarios will help learners scale up their skills and perform real-time projects with the best practices.


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DASVM’s DBA Experts have designed our DBA Industry-Ready PostgreSQL Course Curriculum to develop a strong background in PostgreSQL basics, advanced enterprise architecture, and performance tuning, to help you acquire the skills most in-demand for Database Administration jobs. Our PostgreSQL Training course aims to deliver quality training that covers solid fundamental knowledge on core concepts with a practical approach. Such exposure to the current industry use-cases and scenarios will help learners scale up their skills and perform real-time projects with the best practices.

Course Objectives:

After this training, students can gain expertise in the following:

  • Understand the working of relational databases and their relevancy
  • Learn about kinds of DBMS, and PostgreSQL concepts
  • Installing, setup PostgreSQL, and running queries on it
  • Creating applications with PostgreSQL as a backend DBMS

Course content


Introduction to PostgreSQL
  • PosgreSQL Platform
  • Facts about PostgreSQL
  • History of PostgreSQL
  • Major Features
  • General Database Limits
  • Common Database Object Names
  • OS User and Permissions
  • Installation Options
  • Wizard Installer
  • YUM/Package Installer
  • RPM/OFFLINE Installer
  • Source Code Compilation
  • Installation of Postgres server
  • Setting Environmental Variables
System Architecture
  • Process and Memory Architecture
  • Utility Processes
  • Disk Read Write Buffering
  • Background Writer Cleaning Scan
  • Commit and Checkpoint
  • Statement Processing
  • Physical Database Architecture
  • Data Directory Layout
  • Installation Directory Layout
Creating and Managing DB Clusters 
  • Database Clusters
  • Creating a Database Cluster
  • Starting and Stopping the Server (pg_ctl)
  • Connecting to the Server Using psql
  • Setting Server Parameters
  • Access Control
  • Connection Settings
  • Security and Authentication Settings
  • Memory Settings
  • Query Planner Settings
  • WAL Settings
  • Log Management
  • Background Writer Settings 
Creating and Managing Databases
  • Object Hierarchy
  • Creating Databases
  • Users
  • Access Control
  • Creating Schemas
  • Schema Search Path
User Tools – Command Line and GUI Interfaces
  • Introduction to PSQL
  • Conventions
  • Connecting to Database
  • PSQL Command Line Parameters
  • Entering PSQL Commands
  • PSQL Meta-Commands
  • PSQL SET Parameters
  • Information Commands
  • Authentication and Authorization
  • Levels of Security
  • conf File
  • Object Ownership
  • Application Access Parameters
SQL Primer
  • Data Types
  • Structured Query Language(SQL)
  • Tables and Constraints
  • Manipulating Data using
  • Creating Other Database Objects
  • Sequences
  • Views
  • Indexes
  • Domains
Backup, Recovery and PITR
  • Backup Types
  • Handling Large Databases
  • Restoring SQL Dumps
  • Cluster Dump
  • Online Directory Backups
  • Continuous Archiving
  • Backup with Low-level API
  • How to use pg_basebackup for Online Backups
  • Point-In Time Recovery Concepts
Table Partition
  • Partition types
  • What is declarative partitioning?
  • Explanation of new partitioning features
  • Performance problems
  • New partitioning performance features in PostgreSQL 12
Data Dictionary
  • The Catalog Schema
  • Information Tables
  • Information Functions
  • Administration Functions
  • Information Views
Data Loading
  • Loading flat files
  • Import and export data using COPY
  • Examples of COPY Command
  • Using COPY FREEZE for performance
Maintenance Tasks
  • Database Maintenance
  • Maintenance Tools Optimizer Statistics
  • Data Fragmentation
  • Routine Vacuuming & Vacuuming Commands
  • Transaction ID Wraparound
  • Visibility Map File
  • Per Table Thresholds
  • Reindexing & Clustering
  • Data Files Advantages
  • Changing Default Tablespace
  • Altering Tablespace
  • Dropping Tablespace
 PostgreSQL Replication
  • Replication Architect
  • Why is replication required?
  • Features of replication
  • Replication Mode
  • Switchover/Switchback and Failover
  • Logical Replication
Database Upgrade
  • PostgreSQl Major version & minor version
  • Upgrade Options
  • Pg_Upgrade
  • Why migrate to PostgreSQL?
  • Migration process -overview
  • Migration Analysis
  • Migration challenges
  • Data Migration challenges


Extensions & FDW


Performance Tuning
  • Important Parameters
  • Basic query tuning
  • Query plan reading
  • Indexes
  • What is Pgpool
  • Pgpool Architecture
  • Features of Pgpool
  • Pgpool Example
Tools for PostgreSQL
  • Backup
  • Replication
  • High availability
  • Monitoring



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Course Prerequisites

  • Basic knowledge of SQL and Database concepts is essential to learn PostgreSQL, and Knowledge of Linux environment is suggested but not mandatory.

Who can attend


The following job roles will get benefited from this training:

  • Professionals getting started on PostgreSQL DBA projects
  • Anyone wishing to add PostgreSQL DBA skills to their profile

Number of Hours: 30hrs


  1. PostgreSQL Associate Certification
  2. PostgreSQL Professional Certification

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  • Preparing for Certification


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