Five day advanced level training in Professional PostgreSQL Server Management

December 9th - 13th 2019

9:30 AM to 5:30 PM


Five day advanced level training in Professional PostgreSQL Server Management

PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source, object-relational database system known for being reliable and precise. It is designed to handle a range of workloads, from single machines to data warehouses or Web services with many concurrent users. It is the default database for macOS Server, and is also available for Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and Windows. Several organizations have adopted Postgre SQL for managing their IT systems. The objective of this five day advanced level training is to provide inputs to systems administrators and related technical manpower in organizations to manage the Postgre SQL server in a professional manner.

  • Maximum number of participants: 20
  • Registration: First come first serve basis.
  • Food and refreshments are inclusive.
  • Target audience: System/IT Administrators, Database Administrators, Developers
Last date of registration: 22nd November 2019



The Trainer

Rajeev Kumar Jha

RPS Consulting Ltd., Bangalore


Rajeev Jha possesses 15+ years of experience in the IT industry with exclusive experience in Oracle 8i/9i/10g/11g/12c/18c//PL/SQL, SQL Server 2000/2005/2008/2012,2014,2016 & 2017, MySQL , MariaDB & PostgreSQL. He has conducted corporate training in the above areas for several leading organizations like Citibank, Bank of America, Capgemini, Tata Consultancy Services, Wipro, Mindtree, BSNL, etc. 

He has conducted training programs for both experienced DBAs & fresh DBAs recruited by various companies as well as to faculty members to develop capabilities to conduct the training for Oracle DBA Topics (18c, 12c, 11g, 10g & 9i) along with RAC & PL/SQL. He has been conducting training for SQL Server 2000 /2005 /2008/ 2012/ 2016/2017 batches primarily focusing on Database Implementation, Maintenance, Database Administrator / the TSQL aspects like creating and managing databases, joins and Sub queries, functions and stored procedures, triggers, cursors, etc. He conducts MySQL Database Administration batches primarily focusing on Installation, Configuration, Partitioning, Maintenance, Export / Import, Backup & Recovery & many more topics as per customer's requirements.

Rajeev Jha holds professional certifications in Oracle Certified Expert (OCE),Oracle Certified Professional (OCP), Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist(MCTS), Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), Microsoft certified Database Administrator 2008 and  Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT).


The Course Schedule


Day 1


Part 1: Introduction
➢ History of PostgreSQL
➢ Major Features
➢ New Features of PostgreSQL
➢ Multi Version Concurrency Control
➢ Write-Ahead Logging
➢ Architectural Overview
➢ Limits
Part 2: PostgreSQL System Architecture
➢ Architectural Summary
➢ Shared Memory
➢ Statement Processing
➢ Utility Processes
➢ Disk Read Buffering
➢ Write Buffering
➢ Background Writer Cleaning Scan
➢ Commit & Checkpoint
➢ Physical Database Architecture
➢ Data Directory Layout
➢ Installation Directory Layout
➢ Page Layout
Part 3: Installation
➢ OS User & Permissions
➢ Installation
➢ Setting environment variables
➢ Clusters
➢ Creating a database cluster
➢ Starting and Stopping the Server
➢ (pg_ctl)
➢ Connect to the server using psql

Part 4: Database Clusters
➢ Database Clusters
➢ Creating a Database Cluster
➢ initdb Utility
➢ Starting a Database Cluster
➢ Connecting to a Database Cluster
➢ Reload a Database Cluster
➢ Stopping a Database Cluster
➢ View Cluster Control Information
➢ Demo - Database Cluster

Day 2


Part 5: Configuration
➢ Setting PostgreSQL Parameters
➢ Access Control
➢ Connection Settings
➢ Security and Authentication
➢ Settings
➢ Memory Settings
➢ Query Planner Settings
➢ WAL Settings
➢ Log Management
➢ Background Writer Settings
➢ Statement Behavior
➢ Vacuum Cost Settings
➢ Autovacuum Settings
Part 6: Creating and Managing Databases
➢ Object Hierarchy
➢ Creating Databases
➢ Creating Schemas
➢ Schema Search Path
➢ Roles, Users & Groups
➢ Access Control

Part 7: Postgres Data Dictionary
➢ The System Catalog Schema
➢ System Information views/tables
➢ System Information Functions

Day 3


Part 8: Introduction to PSQL
➢ Introduction
➢ Conventions
➢ Connecting to PostgreSQL
➢ PSQL Command Line Parameters
➢ Entering PSQL Commands
➢ PSQL Meta-Commands
➢ PSQL SET Parameters
➢ Information Commands
Part 9: pgAdmin IV
➢ Registering a server
➢ Viewing and Editing Data
➢ Query Tool
➢ Databases
➢ Languages
➢ Schemas
➢ Domains
➢ Functions
➢ Sequences
➢ Tables
➢ Columns
➢ Constraints
➢ Indexes
➢ Maintenance
➢ Rules
➢ Triggers
➢ Types
➢ Views
➢ Table spaces
➢ Roles
Part 10: Security
➢ Authentication
➢ Authorization
➢ Levels of security
➢ pg_hba.conf file
➢ Users
➢ Object ownership
➢ Access control
➢ Application access parameters

Day 4


Part 11: SQL
➢ Data Types
➢ Tables
➢ SQL Queries
➢ Quoting
➢ Using SQL Functions
➢ Constraints
➢ Dropping or Removing Database
➢ Objects
➢ Views
➢ Sequences
➢ Indexes
Part 12: Backup and Recovery & Point-in Time Recovery
➢ Backup Types
➢ SQL Dump
➢ Cluster Dump
➢ Offline Copy Backup
➢ Continuous Archiving
➢ pg_basebackup
➢ Point-In Time Recovery

Part 13: Routine Maintenance
➢ Explain and Explain Analyze
➢ Table Statistics
➢ Updating Planner Statistics
➢ Vacuuming
➢ Scheduling Auto Vacuum
➢ Preventing Transaction ID Wraparound
➢ The Visibility Map
➢ Routine Reindexing
Part 14: Moving Data
➢ The COPY Command
➢ Examples

Day 5


Part 15: Transactions and Concurrency
➢ Transaction Definition
➢ Effects of Concurrency on
➢ Transactions
➢ Transaction Isolation Levels
➢ Multi-Version Concurrency
➢ Overview (MVCC)
➢ MVCC Example
➢ Internal Identifiers
➢ Transaction Wraparound
➢ MVCC Maintenance
➢ MVCC Demo

Part 16: Replication overview
➢ automatic failover techniques

Part 17: Performance Tuning
➢ Hardware Configuration
➢ OS Configuration
➢ Server Parameter Tuning
➢ Connection Settings
➢ Memory Parameters
➢ Memory settings for Planner
➢ WAL Parameters
➢ Statistics Collection
➢ Labs
Part 18: Monitoring
➢ Using Pgbench
➢ Using pgbouncer
➢ Using pgpool, pglogical.
Part 17: Test



Participants from government organizations, educational institutions, universities, MSMEs, startups. Participants from MSMEs and startups need to produce relevant certificates from concerned authorities indicating that the organization falls under the MSME/startup category. Rs. 32,450 ( Rs 27,500 + 18% G.S.T )

Participants from PSUs and private organizations: Rs. 35,400 ( 30,000 + 18% GST )



Payment Details

Bank/Electronic Fund Transfer to IIITM-K Account: Wire Transfer to

A/c No. 2762201000303 (Bank Name: Canara Bank – Kazhakuttom Branch, Branch Code: 2762,

NEFT/IFSC Code: CNRB0002762, 

MICR Code: 695015016,

City Name: Thiruvananthapuram,

Type of Account: Current A/c).

Please transfer the specified amount and fill the registration form for confirmation. 


DD/ cheque drawn in favour of “Director, IIITM-K” payable at Thiruvananthapuram and fill the registration form, send scanned copy of DD by e-mail to for confirmation.


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