Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 16, 2005

PostgreSQL instructor Chris Campbell returns July 18-22, 2005 for the latest PostgreSQL Bootcamp at the Big Nerd Ranch. This bootcamp is rapidly becoming one of the most popular of the classes in the Big Nerd Ranch lineup, routinely selling out all seats. Chris’s engaging and easy-going instruction style helps speed up the learning curve for students as they negotiate the inner workings of this dynamic database application. PostgreSQL is increasingly becoming one of the most popular database management solutions, providing a scalable, robust and stable platform for relational databases. As its popularity grows, companies are discovering a viable and low-cost alternative to the expensive Oracle and SQL Server giants.

Students attending the five-day bootcamp can expect to leave the class with an in-depth and wide-ranging knowledge base on database management in PostgreSQL. Topics cover everything from the fundamentals of building and installing PostgreSQL on a server, configuring how to stop and start the server, creating a cluster with initdb, databases and schema, setting up user and access protocols, security and OpenSSL. The syllabus then tackles more of the advanced components of database management including queries, transactions, objects, optimizing the database, table constraints, monitoring and backups.

“I think students will be pleasantly surprised at how versatile and accessible PostgreSQL is,” said instructor Chris Campbell. “Anytime you approach learning database management, it can be an intimidating prospect, especially when project requirements call for sophisticated retrieval of data and a multi-layered database with built-in scalability to accommodate potential needs not yet conceived of at the time of its creation. To be prescient of future needs when devising the initial schema can make any database administrator nuts. The great thing about PostgreSQL is that it’s all in there and students will come out prepared for anything the project manager throws their way.”

Chris Campbell has an extensive background in database management and PostgreSQL. He’s been teaching the course since last year and continually includes updates and fine-tuning to the syllabus to create the most effective and useful lessons for up-and-coming PostgreSQL administrators. The course offers a two-part manual, multiple slides and photos, and an approach to the materials that guides students step by step through the class. Each new topic builds on competencies previously learned until the student emerges with a fully developed grasp of the full range of PostgreSQL features.

For a complete PostgreSQL Bootcamp syllabus, please visit

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


Emily Herman

Big Nerd Ranch, Inc.

(678) 595-6773

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