Practical First Steps with CockroachDB


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This training is free.



This course will give you the tools you need to get started with CockroachDB. During the course, you will learn how to spin up a cluster, use the Admin UI to monitor cluster activity, and use SQL shell to solve a set of hands-on exercises.


By the time you finish the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Spin up a local cluster on your computer
  • Connect with both the SQL shell and an example application
  • Monitor cluster status and activity with the built-in Admin UI



  • None


Nice-to-have Skills

  • Basic knowledge of SQL
  • Basic familiarity with bash (Mac/Linux systems)
  • Basic familiarity with Powershell (Windows)


Hardware & Software Requirements

  • A computer running on one of the following operating systems:
    • OSX
    • Windows (8 or 10)
    • Linux
  • An internet connection
  • A modern web browser


Course Outline

  • Chapter 1: Overview and First Steps
  • Chapter 2: Managing a CockroachDB cluster


1.5 hours