6 Free Technical Classes From Pivotal Education

June 2, 2015 Brian Reitz

sfeatured-pivotal-education-freePivotal Education makes it easy to fully realize the capabilities of our technologies by offering a series of free introductory training courses. Ideal for developers, system architects, and data practitioners, these online courses engage students through a hands-on, sandbox lab environment and provide a technical foundation for more advanced topics taught in other Pivotal courses. The offerings are also uniquely designed to enable technologists at any point of engagement with Pivotal—whether during evaluation or after deployment—to become more well-versed, efficient, and effective in their efforts.

Our free, introductory training classes span across a wide array of Pivotal technologies, including: Pivotal HD, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Pivotal Greenplum Database, Pivotal HAWQ, Redis, and Pivotal GemFire.

Intro to Pivotal Greenplum Database
This course is designed to provide an introduction to students new to Pivotal Greenplum Database (GPDB). As a one day course, students will gain a high level overview of features found in GPDB. This introduction will serve as a foundation for further courses that are offered for administrators, DBAs and end users of GPDB.

Intro to GemFire
This course is designed to provide an introduction to students new to Pivotal GemFire. As a 1 day course, students will gain a high level overview of features found in GemFire. This introduction will serve as a foundation for further courses that are offered for administrator, developers and architects using GemFire. Some basic high level lab exercises are also offered to enhance the learning experience.

Intro to Pivotal HD
This course is designed to provide an introduction to students new to the advanced analytic capabilities of Pivotal HD, our Apache Hadoop® distribution. As a one day course, students will gain a high level overview of features found in the Pivotal HD. This introduction will serve as a foundation for further courses that are offered for administrators and architects using Pivotal HD.

Intro to Pivotal HAWQ
This course is designed to provide an introduction to students new to running SQL on Hadoop®. In this one day course, students will gain a high level overview of features found in HAWQ. This introduction will serve as a foundation for further courses that are offered for administrators, architects and end users of HAWQ.

Intro to Pivotal Cloud Foundry
This course provides students with the concepts and hands-on experience needed to work with and deploy applications on Pivotal Cloud Foundry. Students will gain familiarity in general Cloud Foundry concepts (applications, buildpacks, manifests, organizations, spaces, users, roles, domains, routes, services), how to push applications to Cloud Foundry in various languages, services, user provided services, manifests, YAML, environment variables, autoconfiguration, logging and loggregator.

Intro to Redis (2 day course)
This hands-on course provides a broad overview of the Redis NoOSQL datastore, starting with an explanation of product functionality and typical use cases. Students will learn how to install and configure Redis, and examine some of the common commands for manipulating data. They will have the opportunity to create a simple Redis Java application, and review tips and techniques for improving performance. The course explains the use of persistence and replication in Redis, and also includes coverage of some administrative topics such as security and monitoring.

Whether you are evaluating Pivotal’s products for your company, have already deployed these technologies, or are a student training looking to expand your skillset, Pivotal Education courses present an opportunity to become well-versed in these topics with minimal time commitment and no financial cost.

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