Don't Be a Slave to Your Database, PostgreSQL Bootcamp- April 23-27, 2007

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Big Nerd Ranch, Inc. announced the first in the line-up of 2007 dates for the industry's premier PostgreSQL training, the PostgreSQL Bootcamp, from April 23-27, 2007. The five-day intensive class, taught by PostgreSQL expert and experienced instructor, Chris Campbell, sets the industry standard in PostgreSQL training by providing the most comprehensive class available. After five days, novice students emerge fully skilled in the ability to design and administer a PostgreSQL database environment.

Don't Be a Slave to Your Database, PostgreSQL Bootcamp- April 23-27, 2007

Big Nerd Ranch, Inc. announced the first in the line-up of 2007 dates for the industry's premier PostgreSQL training, the PostgreSQL Bootcamp from April 23-27, 2007. The five-day intensive class, taught by PostgreSQL expert and experienced instructor, Chris Campbell, sets the industry standard in PostgreSQL training by providing the most comprehensive class available. After five days, novice students emerge fully skilled in the ability to design and administer a PostgreSQL database environment.

Over the course of five days, Chris navigates students through an exhaustive examination of PosgreSQL 8.2; from building and installing a PostgreSQL server to advanced level functions such as Slony-I replication, pgpool and more. The class is structured into approximately 30 unit0s of short lectures followed by immediate hands-on practice of lesson content. Key topics include:

*Creating a cluster with initdb

*Configuring, starting and stopping the server

*pgAdmin and phpPgAdmin

*Creating databases and schemas

*Security and OpenSSL

*Slony-I replication

*PL/pgSQL and C functions

*Full-text indexing, views, triggers and rules

*Query plans, optimization and benchmarking

*pgpool, libpq (C client library) and DBI (Perl client library)

To view the complete class syllabus, please visit http://bignerdranch.com/classes/postgresql.shtml

For students to achieve the maximum results from the class, it is highly recommended that students attending the class be familiar with the UNIX command line, simple SQL statements and basic programming concepts.

"PostgreSQL is rapidly becoming one of the key technologies for the Open Source developer," commented Aaron Hillegass, Big Nerd Ranch founder. "Whether you're developing a web application using any of the major frameworks or developing a standard, database-driven application, PostgreSQL's robustness and scaleability adeptly handles any database challenge. Database administrators and developers receiving PostgreSQL training at the Big Nerd Ranch will be able to immediately leverage their knowledge into any database project."

Chris Campbell came to the Big Nerd Ranch in 2002 after having developed an impressive track record working for Cisco systems as a programmer and system administrator supporting the 12000-series GSR routers. In addition, he worked for an Atlanta-area IT consulting firm honing his skills solving cross-platform and networking challenges. Since assuming his role as PostgreSQL Bootcamp instructor, Chris has developed and fine-tuned the curriculum and instructional materials into one of the flagship courses in the Big Nerd Ranch schedule of classes.

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.

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