Pivotal Training

Training designed to fit your time, need and style

Pivotal Education offers an extensive portfolio of role-based training courses that are designed to build and enhance your product expertise. Courses are designed by industry experts and aligned with the latest Pivotal products. Our lab-based curriculum helps maximize skills retention and flexible delivery options make it easy to receive the training you need - no matter your location or schedule.

To learn how Pivotal Education can help accelerate your success, select one of the following product categories and register today: Data Suite, Enterprise PaaS or Application Framework.



DATA SUITE
Data Science in Practice

Course Duration: 5 days

Overview: This course is designed to give the student hands-on experience with the Pivotal products related to performing Pivotal Data Science projects. Given the diverse and varying nature of customer implementations this course will focus on the main aspects of a Data Science project within Pivotal: Pivotal Greenplum DB, pSQL, MADlib, GPText, PivotalHD, HAWQ, PivotalR, pyMADlib with extra units covering Alpine Chorus and Visualization. Students are introduced to the need for big, fast data and its role in modern business applications; The course will provide hands on experience using Pivotal Greenplum DB, pSQL, MADlib, GPText, Apache Hadoop, Pivotal HD, HAWQ, Alpine Chorus, PivotalR, PL/R, pyMADlib, PL/Python and several visualization tools such as Gephi, D3 and Tableau. This course will introduce and use, but does not include extensive training on, pSQL, R, Python. Further, this course will provide attendees with an opportunity to explore several intense Data Science projects that have been converted into extensive Data Science exercises. This course does not teach Installation, Configuration and Management of any of the products.

Prerequisites:

  • Willingness to participate in demanding, high-intensity training experience
  • Comfort with data analytic technologies a plus (Statistics, mathematics, machine learning, SQL, R, Python)

Intended Audience:

  • Experienced data analysts and data engineers willing to work hard to achieve superior Pivotal Data Science skills.
  • Anyone else who wants to learn about data science using the Pivotal product stack.




Greenplum Database Architecture Administration and Implementation

Course Duration: 5 Days

Overview: This course will provide the information needed to install, Configure and manage the Greenplum Database System. Students are introduced to:

  • Greenplum environment, consisting of the Greenplum Database and supported systems.
  • Fundamental concepts on data warehousing, business intelligence and how Greenplum helps to solve business problems in managing and analyzing Big Data.

Students will install, configure and manage the Greenplum Database System by evaluating logical models and business requirements to determine the best physical design for a Greenplum Database.

Prerequisites:

  • Basic UNIX or Linux command line navigation and Administration skills. Database query language basics, including, but not limited to basic SQL knowledge for accessing database objects. Must know fundamental relational database concepts.

Intended Audience:

  • Database team (Administrators and Architects) preparing to install, deploy or design the Greenplum Database system. Database Professionals new to an existing Greenplum Environment. Those who will administrate or manage a Greenplum Database.




Data Science and Big Data Analytics

Course Duration: 5 Days

Overview: This course provides a hands-on practitioner’s approach to the techniques and tools required for analyzing Big Data. It is designed to enable students to:

  • Become an immediate contributor on a data science team
  • Assist reframing a business challenge as an analytics challenge
  • Deploy a structured life cycle approach to data analytics problems
  • Apply appropriate analytic techniques and tools to analyze big data
  • Tell a compelling story with the data to drive business action and Postgres
  • Prepare for EMC Proven Professional Data Scientist Certification

Prerequisites:

  • Coursework focused on concepts and principles applicable to any technology environment and industry with no prerequisite skill set.




Introduction to Pivotal HD

Course Duration: 1 Day

Overview: This course is designed to provide an introduction to students new to Pivotal HD. As a one day course, students will gain a high level overview of features found in the Pivotal HD Hadoop distribution. This introduction will serve as a foundation for further courses that are offered for administrator and architects using Pivotal HD.

Prerequisites:

  • None

Intended Audience:

  • Anyone who is new to Pivotal HD

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Pivotal HD Administration

Course Duration: 3 Days

Overview: This 3 day training combines lecture and hands-on experience to teach students how to set up and administer clusters running the Pivotal HD distribution for Apache Hadoop.

Prerequisites:

  • Basic Linux system administration experience
  • Prior Hadoop experience is not required

Intended Audience:

  • Administrators
  • Operators




Processing Big Data with Pivotal HD

Course Duration: 4 Days

Overview: This comprehensive 4 day course will provide competent Java developers with the skills necessary to exploit the extended capabilities of Pivotal HD “The world’s most powerful Apache Hadoop distribution”.

Prerequisites:

  • Willingness to participate in a demanding, high-intensity training experience
  • Comfort with Java programming and data technologies a plus
  • Have a basic understanding of virtualization concepts

Intended Audience:

  • Administrators, engineers, architects and developers considering or who are currently involved in processing Big Data. This course can be tailored to Java developers looking to create Hadoop applications or Data Architects and DBAs wanting to extract and analyze data.




Introduction to Pivotal HAWQ

Course Duration: 1 Day

Overview: This course is designed to provide an introduction to students new to Pivotal HD and HAWQ. 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.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the Pivotal HD architecture and components
  • Understand the HAWQ architecture and components
  • Understand HAWQ storage and I/O with HDFS
  • Introduce HA options in Pivotal HD and HAWQ
  • Identify HAWQ distributions, partitioning and storage options
  • Learn loading options in Pivotal HD
  • Learn loading and unloading options in HAWQ
  • Introduce Pivotal eXtensions Framework (PXF) External table uses
  • Present HAWQ, HBase and Hive comparative usage

Prerequisites:

  • None

Intended Audience:

  • Anyone new to Pivotal HD and HAWQ

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Introduction to GemFire

Course Duration: 1 Day

Overview: This course is designed to provide an introduction to students new to 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.

Prerequisites:

  • None

Intended Audience:

  • Anyone who is new to GemFire

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GemFire Administration

Course Duration: 3 Days

Overview: This course is designed to provide training in the installation, configuration and management of GemFire. Students will learn how to define configurations based on desired topologies and region requirements, as well as how to manage a running GemFire cluster. This course will provide hands-on experience with defining different cluster configurations, stopping and starting members, troubleshooting problems and more. This three day course is designed to provide the necessary combination of technical concepts and hands-on experience to enable administrators to effectively manage their deployments. Following this course, students will have the opportunity to test for certification.

Prerequisites:

  • Introduction to GemFire

Intended Audience:

  • Administrators responsible for the installation, configuration and day to day management of GemFire. Anyone wanting deeper understanding of how GemFire is configured, how to operationalize GemFire or how to troubleshoot problems that may arise in the GemFire cluster.




GemFire Developer

Course Duration: 4 Days

Overview: This intensive, instructor-led course provides in depth training in how to install, configure and monitor GemFire applications. The course begins with GemFire installation and general configuration. It continues with using the GemFire APIs to develop Java applications. The course also delves into more advanced deployment strategies and advanced configuration. Modules are accompanied by lab exercises that provide hands-on experience.

Prerequisites:

  • Good working knowledge of the Java Language.

Intended Audience:

  • Developers and Architects




HAWQ Architecture and Implementation

Course Duration: 4 Days

Overview: Course Description: This course is designed to give the student an in-depth working knowledge and understanding on how to effectively use HAWQ. This course focuses on providing SQL developers, SQL analysts and data engineers with opportunities to explore the benefits, advantages and best practices of processing data in an MPP environment. This course will also provide relevant hands-on experience to augment the learning experience.




Introduction to Greenplum Database

Course Duration: 1 Day

Overview: This course is designed to provide an introduction to students new to 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.

Intended Audience:

  • Anyone who is new to Greenplum Database (GPDB)

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ENTERPRISE PaaS
Introduction to Pivotal Cloud Foundry

Course Duration: 1 Day

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

Prerequisites:

  • Basic IT/computer science knowledge
  • High-level familiarity with web application architecture, from either a developer or administrator’s perspective.

Intended Audience:

  • Developers
  • Administrators

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Developing Applications with Cloud Foundry

Course Duration: 3 Days

Overview: This hands-on course provides students with the concepts and hands-on experience needed to work with and deploy applications–typically written in Java/Spring-on Cloud Foundry. Students will gain familiarity in Cloud Foundry concepts (applications, buildpacks, manifests, organizations, spaces, users, roles, domains, routes, services), how to push applications to Cloud Foundry (various languages), services, user provided services, manifests, YAML, environment variables, autoconfiguration, logging and loggregator, VCAP_SERVICES and VCAP_APPLICATION. The course will provide hands on experience using Pivotal Web Services, the local command line interface, and the Eclipse Cloud Foundry plugin. Students will gain hands on experience in pushing apps to Cloud Foundry, accessing logs, scaling. Students will learn about marketplace services and will gain experience with one or more examples. Students will explore topics directly related to Spring application development in the cloud, such as Auto-configuration and Spring Cloud.

Intended Audience:

  • Application developers seeking introductory understanding of Cloud Foundry and hands-on experience using it to deploy, manage, and scale applications.




Pivotal CF Install, Configure, and Manage

Course Duration: 3 Days

Overview: The Pivotal CF Install, Configure and Manage course is intended for IT professionals who want to learn how to install, configure, and manage Pivotal CF using Ops Manager and command line tools. This intense 3-day class is a mixture of lecture and hands-on labs. You will learn what Pivotal CF is and how it works. You will learn how to install your own Pivotal CF with both Elastic Runtime and services on vSphere. You’ll discover the extension points in Pivotal CF where you can customize your deployment for your organization. Finally you will learn how to scale, monitor and troubleshoot your deployment.

Intended Audience:

  • Infrastructure Administrators
  • vSphere Administrators
  • Enterprise PaaS Operators




APPLICATION FRAMEWORK
Core Spring

Course Duration: 4 Days

Overview: Our flagship Spring Framework training! Students build a Spring-powered Java application that demonstrates the Spring Framework and other Spring technologies like Spring AOP and Spring Security in an intensely productive, hands-on setting.

Prerequisites:

  • Experience with developing enterprise Java applications.

Intended Audience:

  • Developers and Architects




What's New in Spring

Course Duration: 3 Days

Overview: This comprehensive three day course will give you an update on the new features introduced in the Spring Framework 3.x versions. Additional to that, you will also get an overview of the latest changes in some of the other Spring projects and also a quick look at the Spring Framework 4 including the Java 8 support. Topics include:

  • Annotation and Java based Spring configurations
  • Concurrency and scheduling
  • New Spring features in a Servlet 3.x container
  • Advanced Spring MVC configuration (XML and Java)
  • Spring MVC out of container testing
  • Spring Security 3
  • REST Web Services with Spring MVC
  • Data Access with Spring (Spring Data)
  • Spring 4 and Java 8
  • Introduction to Spring Boot

Prerequisites:

  • Basic Linux system administration experience. Prior Hadoop experience is not required.

Intended Audience:

  • Spring Developers who want to learn about the new features of Spring 3.x and also get an overview of Spring 4.




Spring Web

Course Duration: 4 Days

Overview: Learn the latest in web application development. This hands-on training teaches you how to apply the latest Spring technologies to create enterprise web applications.

Prerequisites:

  • Experience with developing enterprise Java applications. Our Core Spring course is recommended.

Intended Audience:

  • Developers and Architects




Enterprise Spring

Course Duration: 4 Days

Overview: Enterprise Spring is a four day training course led by Spring experts covering today’s most important topics and technologies related to enterprise application integration. This hands-on training teaches how to apply Spring technologies to solve problems that face server-side developers.

Prerequisites:

  • Experience with developing applications using Java
  • Basic understanding of Spring

Intended Audience:

  • This training is designed for developers and architects interested in Enterprise Spring.




Pivotal RabbitMQ

Course Duration: 3 Days

Overview: This intensive three day, instructor-led course in RabbitMQ provides a deep dive into how to install, configure and develop applications which leverage RabbitMQ messaging. The course begins with RabbitMQ installation and general configuration. It continues with developing messaging applications using the Java APIs and delves into more advanced topics including clustering, high availability, performance and security. Modules are accompanied by lab exercises that provide hands-on experience.

Prerequisites:

  • Knowledge of Core Java or any enterprise programming language.

Intended Audience:

  • Developers, Architects and Administrators




JPA with Spring

Course Duration: 3 Days

Overview: In this three day training you will learn how to create effective data-driven Spring applications with JPA and Hibernate. The training shows the use of both annotation and XML based configuration of both Spring and JPA.

Prerequisites:

  • Create basic Java web applications
  • Basic understanding of JDBC and relational database concepts

Intended Audience:

  • This training is designed for developers interested in developing JPA with Spring.




Introduction to Redis

Course Duration: 2 Days

Overview: This hands-on course provides a broad overview of the Redis NOSQL 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.

Prerequisites:

  • Basic Java programming using an IDE.

Intended Audience:

  • Architects and developers wanting to learn what Redis can do for their applications, as well as when and how to use it.




RabbitMQ Install, Configure, Manage

Course Duration: 2 Days

Overview: This intensive two day, instructor-led course in RabbitMQ provides a deep dive into how to install, configure, and manage RabbitMQ. The course begins with RabbitMQ installation and general configuration. It continues with advanced topics including clustering, high availability, performance, and security. Modules are accompanied by lab exercises that provide hands-on experience.

Prerequisites:

  • Basic OS administration skills

Intended Audience:

  • Administrators




Spring XD

Course Duration: 3 Days

Overview: This comprehensive 3 day course will provide students with the skills needed to leverage Spring XD for data ingestion in a Big Data environment. The hands on training covers installation and administration of Spring XD; usage of the Spring XD Shell; creating, configuring, deploying, and scaling streams and jobs; as well as the development of custom modules including sinks, sources and jobs. Students will learn how to configure the product for various deployment scenarios, including high availability, distributed mode, and deployment to YARN.

Prerequisites:

  • A local install of JDK 7 or later
  • A local install of Apache Maven
  • Basic Java development skills, including ability to run Apache Maven commands
  • Some familiarity with various data storage technologies
  • Familiarity with running basic OS commands from a shell/command-prompt
  • Any one of the following:
  • A running instance of the Pivotal HD single-node VM
  • A running instance of Apache Hadoop single-node cluster
  • Ability to access a virtual lab environment

Intended Audience:

  • Developers and architects interested in using Spring XD as a Data Ingestion Tool
  • Those who are planning to migrate existing Spring Integration or Spring Batch projects to Spring XD




Hibernate with Spring

Course Duration: 3 Days

Overview: In this three day training, you will learn how to create effective data-driven Spring applications with Hibernate. The training shows the use of both XML and annotation based configuration of both Spring and Hibernate.

Prerequisites:

  • Able to create basic Java web applications
  • Basic understanding of JDBC and relational database concepts

Intended Audience:

  • This training is designed for developers interested in developing Hibernate with Spring.




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To become eligible to take a Pivotal certification class, simply attend the associated Pivotal Education class and receive your certification voucher. Certification exam vouchers are redeemable at Pearson Vue - the leading provider of global computer-based testing solutions - providing you with flexible locations and testing hours.

Learn more about our certification offerings and contact us today to get certified.


DEVELOPER CERTIFICATIONS
Enterprise Integration Specialist

The Enterprise Integration Specialist Certification is designed for architects and developers who have completed either the Enterprise Integration with Spring or the Enterprise Spring class and successfully passed the Pivotal Certified Enterprise Integration Specialist exam. Passing the exam demonstrates your understanding of enterprise application integration with Spring and validates your familiarity with:

  • Creating concurrent applications and scheduling tasks using Spring
  • Using Serialization and Remoting to call remote applications
  • XML
  • SOAP and REST Web services
  • JMS for asynchronous communication
  • Distributed transactions
  • Spring Batch for Enterprise Integration based on batch processing
  • Spring Integration for Pipes-and-Filters integration

To become a Pivotal Certified Enterprise Pivotal Specialist, you must complete two validation components:

  • Complete the Enterprise Integration with Spring OR Enterprise Spring course from Pivotal Education or a Certified Education Partner.
  • Pass the Enterprise Integration Specialist exam (also known as the Enterprise Spring exam).



Spring Professional

The Spring Professional Certification is designed for developers who have taken the Core Spring class and successfully passed the Pivotal Certified Professional exam. Passing the exam demonstrates your understanding of Spring and validates your familiarity with:

  • Container-basics
  • Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP)
  • Data access and transactions
  • Spring model-view-controller (MVC)

To become a Certified Spring Professional, you must complete two validation components:

  • Complete the Core Spring course from Pivotal Education or a Certified Education Partner.
  • Pass the Certified Spring Professional exam (also known as the Core Spring exam)



Spring Web Application Developer

The Spring Web Application Developer Certification is designed for developers who demonstrate the ability to apply Spring's web projects to develop real-world Java web applications. Passing the exam validates your familiarity with:

  • Spring Web
  • Spring model-view-controller (MVC) DispatcherServlet Configuration
  • Spring MVC Programming Model Essentials
  • Spring MVC Views & Form Processing
  • Spring Web Flow Essentials
  • Spring Web Flow Actions & Configuration

To become a Certified Spring Web Application Developer, you must complete two validation components:

  • Attend Spring Web training from Pivotal or a VMware Authorized Training Center
  • Pass the Certified Spring Web Application Developer exam (also known as the Spring Web exam)



GemFire Developer

The GemFire Developer Certification is designed for developers who have completed the Introduction to GemFire and GemFire Developer classes and successfully passed the Pivotal Certified GemFire Developer exam. Passing the exam demonstrates your understanding of GemFire and validates your familiarity with:

  • Client/Server architecture
  • Client Cache configuration and use
  • Querying and event handling
  • Distributed function execution
  • Region storage strategies
  • Spring GemFire framework for enhanced developer productivity
  • Data storage using different serialization APIs
  • Server side network architecture

To become a Pivotal Certified GemFire Developer, you must complete three validation components:

  • Complete the Introduction to GemFire class from Pivotal Education.
  • Attend GemFire Developer training from Pivotal Education or a Certified Education Partner.
  • Pass the Pivotal Certified GemFire Developer exam.



Pivotal Cloud Foundry Developer

Pivotal Cloud Foundry developers who have completed the Developing Applications with Cloud Foundry class are eligible to take the Pivotal Cloud Foundry Developer exam. Passing the exam demonstrates your understanding of Pivotal Cloud Foundry and validates your familiarity with:

  • Deploying applications–typically written in Java/Spring-on Cloud Foundry.
  • Cloud Foundry concepts (applications, buildpacks, manifests, organizations, spaces, users, roles, domains, routes, services)
  • Services and User provided services
  • Manifests / YAML
  • Environment variables
  • Autoconfiguration
  • Logging and loggregator
  • VCAP_SERVICES and VCAP_APPLICATION.

To become a Pivotal Certified Cloud Foundry Developer, you must complete two validation components:

  • Attend Developing Applications with Cloud Foundry training from Pivotal or a Certified Partner.
  • Pass the Pivotal Cloud Foundry Developer exam (also known as the Developing Applications with Cloud Foundry exam).



ADMINISTRATOR CERTIFICATIONS
GemFire Administrator

The GemFire Administrator Certification is designed for administrators who have completed the Introduction to GemFire and GemFire Administration classes and successfully passed the Pivotal Certified GemFire Administrator exam. Passing the exam demonstrates your understanding of GemFire and validates your familiarity with:

  • GemFire topology options
  • Detailed installation and configuration processes
  • Disk Stores use and configuration
  • Monitoring and managing GemFire clusters
  • Troubleshooting methodologies

To become a Pivotal Certified GemFire Administrator, you must complete three validation components:

  • Complete the Introduction to GemFire class.
  • Attend GemFire Administration training from Pivotal Education or a Certified Education Partner.
  • Pass the Pivotal Certified GemFire Administrator exam.



ARCHITECT CERTIFICATIONS
HAWQ Architect

There are two tracks for becoming a Pivotal Certified HAWQ Architect. You may either complete the “Introduction to Pivotal HD and HAWQ” and the “HAWQ Architecture and Implementation” courses or the “Processing Big Data with Pivotal HD” and the “HAWQ Architecture and Implementation” courses. After completing the track of your choice, you are eligible to the take the Pivotal Certified HAWQ Architect exam. Passing the exam demonstrates your understanding of HAWQ and validates your familiarity with:

  • HAWQ architecture and components
  • HAWQ shell
  • Creating databases, schemas, and tables
  • HAWQ storage and I/O with HDFS
  • Data Loading
  • PXF
  • Query processing
  • Data distributions and partitions
  • Analyzing and optimizing queries
  • Analyzing query plans

To become a Pivotal Certified HAWQ Architect, you must complete three validation components:

  • Complete the “Introduction to Pivotal HD and HAWQ” course OR the “Processing Big Data with Pivotal HD” course.
  • Attend the 4-day “HAWQ Architecture and Implementation” course with Pivotal or a Certified Partner.
  • Pass the Pivotal Certified HAWQ Architect (also known as the HAWQ Architecture and Implementation) exam.


Value of Pivotal Education

Pivotal Education provides customers with hands-on, role-based training aligned with the latest Pivotal products. Our lab-intensive courses are delivered by Certified Pivotal Instructors, helping students develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement Pivotal products - better and faster.

An investment in Pivotal Education helps drive:

  • User proficiency
  • Ability to solve routine and challenging problems
  • Product adoption
  • Reduction in support inquiries
  • Exposure to emerging technologies



Ways to Train

Pivotal Education offers training courses in a many different formats - providing customers with flexible options that best suit their learning style, location and schedule.

  • Live Online: instructor-led, real-time training in an online environment
  • Public: Instructor-led training in a classroom environment
  • Onsite: Flexible, cost-effective team training at your office
  • eLearning: Self-paced, introductory training



Pivotal Course Catalog

Our customer-facing Pivotal Training Catalog will help you and your customers determine the courses that meet their unique training requirements and skill-set. The catalog is updated quarterly.

Download the Pivotal Course Catalog


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