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Learn one of the most popular databases in the world

Professional Certificate in
PostgreSQL for Everybody

What you will learn

  • Utilize psql and SQL commands to implement CRUD (Create, Read, Update, and Delete) operations for tables in a PostgreSQL database.
  • Identify and utilize the functions of primary, logical, and foreign keys within a database.
  • Design and implement data models using both one-to-many and many-to-many relationships within PostgreSQL.
  • Learn about data indexes and query optimization for large scale data.
  • Understand various SQL and NoSQL database architectures and how high-performance databases work in production environments.

Learn how to use the PostgreSQL open-source relational database management system (RDBMS) in order to explore topics ranging from database design to database architecture and deployment. Explore the benefits that PostgreSQL provides over other solutions, such as MySQL, when dealing with large datasets. These four specialized classes cover JSON, NoSQL, natural language processing, and more. The skills gained in these courses are useful for anyone interested in data mining, application development, or machine learning.

Expert instruction
4 skill-building courses
Progress at your own speed
4 months
2 - 4 hours per week
Discounted price: $212.40
Pre-discounted price: $236USD
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. MichiganX's PostgreSQL for Everybody Professional Certificate

  2. 2–4 hours per week, for 4 weeks

    This first course in PostgreSQL for Everybody explores the use of SQL in the PostgreSQL environment and introduces SQL techniques and commands. This course also explores data modeling and database relationships, while introducing hands-on assignments to work within PostgreSQL.

  3. 2–4 hours per week, for 4 weeks

    This second course in PostgreSQL for Everybody explores a wide range of SQL techniques to aggregate and transact data in PostgreSQL.This course also explores handling, reading, and parsing data with PostgreSQL and working with text in databases with regular expressions.

  4. 2–4 hours per week, for 4 weeks

    In this third course in PostgreSQL for Everybody, learners will learn how PostgreSQL creates and uses JSON and natural language content. Learners will explore using multiple sources of data and how text is structured within PostgreSQL.

  5. 2–4 hours per week, for 3 weeks

    In this fourth and final course in PostgreSQL for Everybody, learners will explore database architectures, CRUD operations and how ACID requirements are implemented in PostgreSQL. Learners will compare how to scale SQL and NoSQL database services and build NoSQL applications using ElasticSearch.

    • Postgres is the fastest growing database management system in an approximately $80 billion market. (Source: Gartner)
    • Postgres is the top choice for enterprises looking to accelerate innovation, modernize their database infrastructure, and reduce spending.
    • According to StackOverflow surveys of developers, Postgres is the most loved, most used, and most wanted database in the world.
    • Career prospects include PostgreSQL Developer, Database Administrator (DBA), and Database Engineer.
    • The average salary for PostgreSQL Developers and Database Administrators in the US is $97K. (Source:

Meet your instructor
from The University of Michigan (MichiganX)

Charles Severance
Professor, School of Information
The University of Michigan

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