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Announcing Training for Operations Teams

 | August 18, 2010 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL


We’re opening up registration for our new training courses today.  In short: we are moving from two days to a new four-day format.  The new additions are created by:

  • Splitting our current InnoDB day in half. We now have one day for DBAs, and one day just on InnoDB topics.
  • A new Operations Day – covering how to maintain MySQL in production.

Our developer course has also undergone revision, and we now have more query tuning examples, and a new instrumentation chapter.

What is operations training?

Many companies split their technical staff between development, and operations.  The operations team is responsible for tasks such as capacity planning, backup/disaster recovery, and carrying a pager. They are the heroes that fight fires.

Our operations day of training is delivered as a hands on class.  Attendees will be divided into teams, and given a series of challenges to complete on EC2 machines.  As part of the development of this course we wrote a sample LAMP application, embedded with minor flaws which students will need to fix while they try and keep the application up.

Where can you attend?

We’re starting off by branding the operations day as a ‘BETA’.  You can attend for only $100 at San Francisco Thursday, 30 Sep 2010, New York Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 or Vancouver Thursday, 21 Oct 2010. There is also a discount of attending all four days for $1,450 if you book before 30 August.

After our initial BETA, the courses will be available in more USA and international locations. A partial list is already available on the training section of our website. We will confirm more cities in the coming weeks.

Morgan Tocker

Morgan is a former Percona employee. He was the Director of Training at Percona. He was formerly a Technical Instructor for MySQL and Sun Microsystems. He has also previously worked in the MySQL Support Team, and provided DRBD support.


  • What is the total cost? And do you plan on adding new countries or visiting some small countires from time to time when there are enough people wanting to go through your traning? I have a WEB tech school with my partner in Latvia, we are interested in organazing such events 🙂

  • Yes, we do plan on visiting other international locations. There is a link to “.. propose your city as a venue for a public Percona class” on We do take this in to strong account when scheduling – so I encourage you to get everyone you know to fill it out 😉

    The cost ends up being “about” the same in dollars -> local currency. I say “about” because the venues are a lot more expensive in Europe, and we have additional travel expenses.

    We don’t teach via partners (see, but I’d be interested in talking with you if you have access to a venue. Drop me a line at [firstname]

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