PostgreSQL 15
Two-day Introductory Course
© Postgres Professional, 2023
Authors: Egor Rogov, Pavel Luzanov, Ilya Bashtanov
Translated by Liudmila Mantrova and Alexander Meleshko
Cover photo by Oleg Bartunov (Phu monastery and Bhrikuti peak, Nepal)
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About This Course
Duration: 2 days
Background knowledge required
fundamentals of databases and SQL
basic knowledge of Unix OS
Knowledge and skills gained
general idea of PostgreSQL architecture
basics of installation, configuring, and managing the server
physical and logical data layout
basic administration tasks
authentication and access control
overview of backups and replication
This course is a two-day introduction to PostgreSQL for database
administrators and application developers.
Provided Resources
A pre-configured virtual machine
Xubuntu OS
PostgreSQL 15 with documentation in English
Course materials
Students Guide
presentations, demos, practical assignments with keys
(in html and pdf formats)
reference materials: a chart of the main system catalog tables
with psql commands, some Unix commands
If you are taking the course on your own, take a look at the Student’s Guide
first. Among other things, it provides download links for the virtual machine
and other resources, and explains how to use them. All course materials are
available at:
Doing practical assignments is very important for gaining the skills of
working with PostgreSQL. Always try completing the tasks on your own, and
then look through the provided keys, even if you did not have any questions:
you can find there some more theory, which is not covered in presentations
and demos.
Course materials (presentations, demos, practical assignments, and their
keys) are available in two formats. The html format is convenient for
browsing online and allows copying text and code snippets. The pdf format
works best for printing.
Additional reference materials will help you quickly find the required