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Big Nerd Ranch Announces PostgreSQL Bootcamp

Atlanta, GA – January 15, 2007 – 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 units 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:

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

“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

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