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Starting 2020, we have implemented some significant changes in our training and certification programme:

 

Changes in Course Delivery

 

Primary Course Format

Self-Paced Courses

Course durations

We consider now free online training via exacademy.exasol.com to be our primary course delivery format. Public instructor-led training has been discontinued. Instructor-led team training is still offered on demand, though.

The free online learning courses available on exacademy.exasol.com are now completely self-paced. We discontinue the formerly used two-weeks duration for online learning courses. After enrollment, the course content is available for an unlimited time and there are no more deadlines for hands-on practices.

When Exasol delivers one of the courses from our new curriculum detailed below, the duration is one day for every instructor-led course. Taken as a free online learning course, it's up to the attendees how much time they want to dedicate to the course. Each online learning course could be completed within one day, though.

 

Changes in Registration

We discontinued using Jira for Exasol training purposes. Registration and enrollment for Exacademy can be done by attendees on exacademy.exasol.com directly. Courseware can then be downloaded there. Certification can be accessed via Exacademy. Your old Jira training accounts will just expire automatically with no need to re-activate them. Your training and certification records will be preserved, though. Communication on behalf of team trainings will be done by email (training@exasol.com) respectively via your Exasol account manager.  If you want to ask questions in the training forum, you will need to register for the Exasol Community.

 

Changes in Curriculum

Our course curriculum has been enhanced and improved to better suit customer demands. We introduced a Common track with content that is relevant for anyone who uses Exasol in a technical role. After the common track, the learning path splits into the Developer track and the Administrator track.

Three tracks

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Track details

  Common Track Developer Track Administrator Track
Suitable for: anyone who uses Exasol in a technical role database developers and data scientists admins in charge of an Exasol database
Covers topics like:
  • Introduction to Exasol
  • Database Design
  • Performance Management
  • Profiling
  • Lua fundamentals
  • Preprocessor Scripts
  • BucketFS
  • UDF Scripts
  • Exasol Cluster Architecture
  • Installing Exasol on premise
  • Installing Exasol on AWS
  • Scalability in AWS
Includes the following courses: exa-Uwe_1-1593614975662.png

 

1. Exasol Essentials (prerequisite for all other courses)

2. Exasol Performance Management

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1. Exasol Database Development

2. Exasol Advanced Analytics

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1. Exasol Administration Essentials 

2. Exasol Administration on-premises 

3. Exasol Administration on AWS

Certifications
  1. Exasol Certified Associate (ECA)
  2. Exasol Certified Performance Expert
  1. Exasol Certified Professional Developer (ECA required)
  2. Exasol Certified Expert for Advanced Analytics
  1. Exasol Certified Professional Administrator (ECA required)
  2. Exasol Certified Expert for on premises deployment
  3. Exasol Certified Expert for AWS deployment

 

How does it map to courses you have already taken?

If you did training with us before, you may wonder how these changes are mapping to your past courses:


Your old course Mapping to the new curriculum structure
Exasol Database Development Essentials (2 days, now retired) Exasol Essentials (Everything not Lua related) + Exasol Database Development (Lua scripting)
Exasol Performance Management (1day, no change) Exasol Performance Management
Exasol Advanced Scripting (1day, now retired) Exasol Database Development (same content as former Exasol Advanced Scripting)
Exasol Advanced Analytics (1day, no change) Exasol Advanced Analytics
Exasol Database Adminstration Essentials (2 days, now retired)

Exasol Administration Essentials (Everything not platform-specific) + Exasol Administration on premises

 

These changes remove duplicate content and administrators and developers find now content that is relevant for both job roles in the common track. The duration of one day for each course makes it easier to asses the time you need to spend for your Exasol education.

If you attended the old course Exasol Database Administration Essentials, but not the old Exasol Database Development Essentials course, we strongly recommend you enroll to the new course Exasol Essentials.

 

Changes in Certification

All certification exams (also for instructor-led trainings) can now be accessed via Exacademy. Payment can be done online per attempt or by purchasing certification vouchers upfront. Exasol partners get a discount for certification voucher contingents. These voucher codes can be entered online directly by the examinee. The certificate and a badge can now be downloaded directly after passing the exam.


Course

Certificate

Exasol Essentials (Prerequisite for all other courses)

Exasol Certified  Associate
Exasol Performance Management Exasol Certified Performance Expert
Exasol Database Development

Exasol 6 Certified Professional Developer (ECA mandatory)

Exasol Advanced Analytics Exasol Certified Expert for Advanced Analytics
Exasol Administration Essentials Exasol 6 Certified Professional Administrator (ECA mandatory)
Exasol Administration on premises Exasol Certified Expert for on premises deployment
Exasol Administration on AWS

Exasol Certified Expert for AWS deployment

 

Exasol Certified Professional (ECP)

We introduced the Exasol 6 Certified Professional Developer and the Exasol 6 Certified Professional Administrator with the idea to offer a common Exasol 7 New Features course after version 7 has been released together with a common upgrade exam that enables you to upgrade your ECP 6 to ECP 7. This will be continued with every following major release. That way, it's easy for you to keep up with Exasol's new features and to indicate that updated knowledge to the public as well.

How do the new certificates map to my old ones?

Old certificate New certificate you are entitled to
Exasol Certified Database Developer (now retired) Exasol Certified Associate + Exasol 6 Certified Professional Developer
Exasol Certified Scripting Expert (now retired) No replacement
Exasol Certified Expert for Advanced Analytics (no change) Exasol Certified Expert for Advanced Analytics
Exasol Certified Performance Expert (no change) Exasol Certified Performance Expert
Exasol Certified Administrator (now retired) Exasol 6 Certified Professional Administrator + Exasol Certified Expert for on premises deployment