Our online courses
for mastering MemSQL
at your pace

How Self-Paced Learning Powers Your Success

Our self-paced, online courses are for busy administrators and developers who need just-in-time training that aligns with professional certification and on-the-job performance.

  • The duration of an online course is 4 weeks.

  • The time commitment is about 4 hours per week.

  • With each new week, you receive new instructor videos and demonstrations, student labs, and quizzes in your digital course player.

  • During the week, at your own pace, you watch the videos, complete labs, and pass any quizzes.

  • Online discussion forums allow you to ask questions about student labs, video lessons, and quiz questions. Our MemSQL experts and other students regularly answer.

  • At the end of 4 weeks, you take your final course exam.

  • To achieve certification, complete the course and pass your exam.

Excel At Your Pace

Accelerate your on-the-job performance

  • Online Learning

    At your own speed, watch videos of instructor presentations, demonstrations, and solutions. Engage with eLearning interactions.

  • 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.

Learn At Your Speed

MemSQL 6.7 Administrator

Self-Paced, Online Course

Our online administrator course is the best preparation for managing and monitoring high-performance, operational data warehouses and real-time, in-memory database applications.
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MemSQL 6.7 Administrator

MemSQL 6.5 Developer

Self-Paced, Online Course

Our online developer course is the best preparation for building high-performance, operational data warehouses and real-time, in-memory database applications.
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MemSQL 6.5 Developer

6.5 New Features

Self-Paced, Online Course

Designed for previously enrolled students of MemSQL Administrator and Developer, this course covers the 6.5 new features with videos, demonstrations, and optional student labs.
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6.5 New Features

Online Learning Community

Join a community of learners and MemSQL experts

  • On Your Clock

    Engage and learn at a pace that works best for you and on your schedule. Go back and review modules and labs at anytime.

  • Motivation

    Self-checks, quizzes, and community challenges keep you motivated to succeed.

  • Discussion

    Answers to your questions from MemSQL instructors and fellow learners.


Answers to common questions

  • How does MemSQL create self-paced, online courses?

    We employ the ADDIE model to design and develop our education content. We Analyze needs, Design the learning, Develop the curriculum, Implement the online 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 online courses and education content.

  • What do I need to participate in the online course?

    We run all our trainings as BYOL, Bring Your Own Laptop. Our self-paced, online courses require for you 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 from a web-based digital course player.

  • How long do I have access to the course content?

    After enrollment, you can access your course for one year. Most students complete our self-paced courses within four weeks.

  • Do I have longer than four weeks to complete the course?

    Yes, you have up to one year after enrollment to complete the course and take the certification exam. The course is about 16 hours long. Typically, most students complete the course by the end of four weeks. At the end of four weeks, students no longer have access to their MemSQL cluster and their student license expires. However, students who need more than four weeks often use the MemSQL Docker Quickstart image or MemSQL Developer Edition to complete their labs.

  • Can I complete a self-paced course in less than four weeks?

    Yes, you may complete self-paced training in less than four weeks. Simply sign up for a one week course, two week course, or three week course. For the one week course, new topics are released to your course player each day. For the two week course, new topics are released every two days to your course player. For the three week course, new topics are released every two to three days to your course player.

  • 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.

  • If I need assistance with a student lab, how do I get help?

    Once enrolled, you'll be able to access your course player. In the course player, there is a discussion forum. This is a great place to ask a question and get an answer. For more individualized help, our MemSQL experts offer office hours.

  • Do the self-paced, online courses align with the latest version of MemSQL?

    Yes, MemSQL self-paced, online 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 completely. In other words, our self-paced courses align with the most recent major and minor version of the general availability release of MemSQL.