What you'll learn

Level: Beginner

Yugabyte Structured Query Language (YSQL) is a fully-relational API  with high degree of PostgreSQL compatibility. In this virtual training, you'll discover how YSQL supports both Data Definition Language (DDL)  and Data Manipulation Language (DML). Topics include database object creation, data manipulation, queries, and joins. With your instructor as your guide, you'll dive into hands-on labs that show you how to create a Yugabyte Cloud free tier cluster,  connect to your cluster using Yugabyte Cloud Shell ad other tools, create a database, load data, and process queries with joins between tables.


Wanted: Administrator, Developers, Architects, and Business Users

Basic knowledge of structured data and database concepts is helpful, but is not required. As a course for beginners, you'll be introduced to YSQL and will have an opportunity to complete hands-on labs in Yugabyte Cloud shell and other tools. You'll create a database with tables, load data, and execute queries.


What you'll need

  • Operating System:
    macOS 10.12+, Ubuntu 16.04+, or Windows

  • Chromium web browser:
    Safari, Chrome, Opera, or Microsoft Edge

  • Third party tools:
    DBeaver, pgAdmin, or ysqlsh

  • Yugabyte Cloud free cluster

  • YugabyteDB public slack account

Course agenda

Duration: 90 minutes

  1. 01
    • Welcome!

    • Helpful Links

    • Zoom Recording

  2. 02
    • Introduction

    • Data Definition Language: Schemas and Databases

    • Data Definition Language: Tables

    • Data Manipulation Language

    • Queries

    • Joins

  3. 03
    • What's next?

Proof of completion

Announce your achievement

Proof of Completion establishes your credentials and validates your expertise. By completing this course and by passing a course exam, you will receive a certificate of proof of completion. With a few clicks, you can easily add your digital certificate to your LinkedIn profile.
Proof of Completion


The answers you seek

  • What is the cost?

    YugabyteDB University courses are FREE, so enroll today!

  • For this course, do I need to purchases a YugabyteDB software license?

    You do not need to purchase a YugabyteDB software license for this course. YugabyteDB is open source software.

    You can sign up for Yugabyte Cloud Free cluster without a credit card or payment method.

  • Do I need to sign up for a Yugabyte Cloud Free cluster?


    Most of our courses require a YugabyteDB cluster, so an on-demand Yugabyte Cloud cluster is a great option.

  • Sometimes I get stuck. How can I get help?

    If you get stuck, help is a literally a click away. In the Course Player header bar, select Discussions and post a question, concern, or even suggestion.

    We also have a #training channel on YugabyteDB Public Slack.

  • What do I receive for completing this course?

    A big THANK YOU from the team at Yugabyte University!

    More importantly, you will receive a course completion email and completion page, both of which include a link to take the course exam, if applicable. When you pass the course exam, you will receive a digital certificate of course completion.

  • Will I be able to review this course?

    Yes! We highly value your feedback and suggestions. Your review and rating helps pay it forward for our future students.

  • Will you email me a calendar invite and reminder?

    After you enroll, you will receive a calendar invitation. You will also receive an email reminding you to attend this virtual training.

  • Where are the Zoom webinar details?

    You will find the Zoom webinar details in the Course Player, in Welcome --> Zoom Details. In the table of contents, select this lesson and then select Start Zoom. That's it.

Your instructor

Seth will be your guide

Over 20 years ago, Seth started his career in data warehousing and database development at Microsoft. More recently, he has served as the leader of various technical training and professional certification programs for a variety of startups including Sitecore, Guidewire, SingleStore (formely MemSQL), and Incorta. In his career, Seth has delivered in-person and virtual training to over 10,000 administrators, architects, and developers worldwide.

As the Director of Yugabyte University, Seth strives to continually improve the curriculum, certification, and training programs. When not working, Seth enjoys hiking, biking, and swimming with his wife and two young boys in the California Bay Area. You can follow him on LinkedIn at :

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Seth Luersen

Director, Yugabyte University