Excellent preparation for managing and operating MemSQL in production

Instructor-led virtual training

This course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the steps necessary to install, design, operate, maintain, and monitor a high availability cluster with MemSQL and MemSQL Ops, our built-in management tool. Our virtual training includes live demonstrations, hands-on labs, and ready-to-use AWS environments.

Instructor-led virtual training

Hands-On Learning

Through presentations, demonstrations, interactions, and hands-on labs, students will master MemSQL key concepts, terminology, and topics such as:
  • Fundamental concepts of MemSQL real-time, in-memory distributed architecture
  • Installing aggregators and leaves including advanced installation scenarios
  • Operating and securing MemSQL
  • Managing offline and online upgrades for MemSQL Ops and MemSQL
  • Backup strategy for disaster recovery
  • Operating MemSQL for high availability and durability
Hands-On Learning

Audience and Prerequisites

Designed to serve the learning goals of database administrators and operation engineers, MemSQL 6 Administrator Training requires previous experience with Linux, relational database systems, and SQL.

Audience and Prerequisites

Professional Certification

MemSQL Administrator Certification provides employers, partners, and customers with tangible evidence of your skills and expertise. Certification validates your expertise and helps establish your leadership credentials. Participants of this training achieve certification with course completion and by passing a certification exam.

MemSQL issues digital certificates that can be verified. Students can add their digital certificate to their LinkedIn profiles.

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Professional Certification

Course Curriculum

  • 1
    Module: Course Details and Downloads
    • Software Requirements
    • Verify SSH access to AWS EC2
  • 2
    Module: MemSQL Fundamentals for Administrators
    • Architecture Concepts
    • LAB: Configure your AWS EC2 host instances
    • Rowstore and Columnstore -- Rowstore
    • Rowstore and Columnstore -- Columnstore
    • LAB: Install MemSQL Manually (no MemSQL Ops)
    • Data Distribution
    • Distributed Joins
    • Reference Tables
    • LAB: Create the mycompany database
    • Designing a Cluster
    • Expanding a Cluster
    • Appendix: A Deeper Look into MemSQL's Columnstore implementation
  • 3
    Module: Installing MemSQL
    • Manual Installation
    • Installing MemSQL Ops
    • LAB: MemSQL Installation with MemSQL Ops
    • Advanced Installation Scenarios
    • LAB: MemSQL Installation with MemSQL Ops with the CLI no SSH
  • 4
    Module: MemSQL Ops
    • MemSQL Ops WebUI
    • MemSQL Ops Command Line Interface (CLI)
    • Common Shell Scripts with MemSQL Ops
    • LAB: Multi-node SQL bash shell script
  • 5
    Module: Securing MemSQL and MemSQL Ops
    • Securing MemSQL and MemSQL Ops
    • MemSQL Client to Custer and Node to Node Security
    • Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
    • Row Level Security
    • LAB: Cluster Security
    • LAB: Securing MemSQL Ops and all MemSQL nodes
    • Appendix: Setting the root user password
  • 6
    Module: Managing Upgrades
    • Upgrade MemSQL Ops
    • LAB: Upgrade MemSQL Ops
    • MemSQL Offline and Online Upgrade
    • LAB: Offline Upgrade
  • 7
    Module: Operating MemSQL
    • Transaction Models
    • High Availability
    • Cluster Replication
    • LAB: Snapshot
    • Backup and Restore
    • Failover and Recovery
    • LAB: Kill a Leaf
    • LAB: Manually promote partitions
    • Logging, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting
    • Appendix: Explain, Analyze, Profile
    • Appendix: MemSQL kill scenarios
  • 8
    Module: Certification
    • Requirements for Certification
    • MemSQL Administrator Certification Exam
    • ORDER BY ASC - Onsite Training Survey

How We Deliver MemSQL Administrator in the Virtual Classroom

Virtual classroom training is for remote teams of administrators who require a rigorous, hands-on, instructor-led learning experience that aligns with both real-world job performance and professional certification.

  • A virtual training course runs for three consecutive sessions.

  • Each session is about 3 hours in duration.

  • A MemSQL Certified Instructor leads each virtual session. In each session, your instructor introduces new topics with live demonstrations. Topics align with specific learning objectives.

  • With each new topic, your instructor makes available the related education content and curriculum materials in your course player.

  • After the end of each session, you spend one to two hours completing student labs.

  • You and your instructor connect virtually for the duration of the course. Your instructor is available to answer question and resolve technical issues.

  • At the end of the virtual training, you take a course exam.

  • To achieve MemSQL 6.5 Administrator certification, you complete the course and pass the exam.

Enable Your Success

Global success for the remote team

  • Live Demonstrations

    Our virtual training includes live, instructor-led demonstrations that align with specific learning objectives.

  • AWS EC2 Environments

    For the duration of the course, each student receives four EC2 instances to design and deploy a MemSQL cluster.

  • Hands-on Labs

    In your deployed MemSQL Cluster, work-on student labs and solve specific use case challenges.

Learning Journey

A virtual learning experience that focuses on real-world, performance-based results

  • Instructor-led

    You will view live demonstrations, review code snippets, and learn from a MemSQL expert.

  • Motivation

    Quizzes and use-case challenges keep you motivated and focused.

  • Interactive Discussions

    Get answers to your on-the-topic questions from your MemSQL instructor.

Public Virtual Training Calendar

Upcoming administrator virtual training


Answers to common questions

  • How does MemSQL create virtual training?

    We employ the ADDIE model to design and develop our education content. We Analyze needs, Design the learning, Develop the curriculum, Implement the virtual training course, and Evaluate the performance. We also employ an agile methodology for curriculum and courseware development. Based on student feedback and success, we regularly improve our virtual training courses and education content.

  • Do the virtual training courses align with the latest version of MemSQL?

    Yes, MemSQL virtual training courses align with the most recent major and minor version of MemSQL. Because of the varying speed and cadence of maintenance releases, we are unable to update education content to support maintenance releases entirely.

  • What do I need to participate in virtual training?

    We run all our trainings as BYOL, Bring Your Own Laptop. Virtual training requires that you simply install a WebEx meeting client. You also need to be able to SSH into an Amazon EC2 instance using a provided pem or ppk key and public IP. MemSQL supplies the pem and ppk keys, student license, and Amazon EC2 hosts that you use for student labs. Using either Chrome or Firefox, you access education content and curriculum materials for the virtual training course from a web-based, digital course player.

  • How do I get access to the course materials for virtual training?

    As an enrolled student in a virtual training course, you will have access to course materials using the course player. The course player includes downloads of presentation materials, ebooks, white papers, and code examples.

  • For how long do I have access to the course player?

    After enrollment, you can access your course for up to one year.

  • Is the certification exam separate or part of the course?

    We bundle the certification exam with the course. The exam can only be taken with the course. You can learn more about certification here.

  • Are there recordings of each session made available for virtual training?

    Yes, after the end of each session, we make available the WebEx recording. After the session ends, the file is usually available within 15 minutes. Playing the file requires a WebEx Network Player. It should be noted that we are unable to guarantee the quality or completeness of a WebEx recording. When possible, we also make available a MP4 version of the WebEx recording available. MP4 files typically take up to 48 hours to be released.

  • Does MemSQL offer a discount for bundling MemSQL Administrator and MemSQL Developer virtual trainings?

    Yes, we offer a significant discount of 50% off the second course. Inquire about our MemSQL Quick Start Virtual Training bundle.