I joined Couchbase as Director of Technical Training last fall, and I’m excited to share with you some of the great things that have been going on in the training team over the past 5 months. Many of these projects were already underway when I started, and most have reached completion.

In February, we released a new instructor-led course called Couchbase Mobile Development for iOS developers. This is a 2-day course designed to teach students how to utilize Couchbase Lite and Couchbase Sync Gateway to build highly resilient data-driven mobile applications. Check out the schedule for opportunities to attend a class in the near future. We also have an Android version of the class in progress, which we expect to be available in this summer.

In January, the product team released the latest version of our flagship product, Couchbase Server. The training team has been actively working to update our other instructor-led courses to encompass all the great features offered in this latest release. I’m pleased to say that both our NoSQL Data Modeling, Querying and Tuning course and our Couchbase Administration courses have been updated and enhanced to teach these new features. We’ve delivered several of each already and are currently delivering these as remote virtual instructor-led training sessions due to the recent Coronavirus lock-down. In fact, we will be offering special free deliveries of these virtual instructor-led training courses though the lockdown.

Speaking of the Coronavirus lockdown, there may be many of you working from home right now who are looking for additional opportunities to update and expand your technical skills on your own time schedule. I’m pleased to share with you that we have 14 different self-paced courses available to you free of charge. Like your favorite Netflix show, you could binge-watch these; however, we’d encourage you to pace yourself through this learning experience. These courses offer not only instruction, but hands-on lab experiences. Best of all, these self-paced courses have always been and will continue to be free for you to consume whenever you are ready.

With 14 different courses to consider, you may be wondering where to start. To make things a little easier, we’d like to recommend 3 learning paths designed to meet you where you are at in your learning journey and for whatever role you may have in your company. 

New to Couchbase and NoSQL



We are continuing to work on improving both our instructor-led training and self-paced training programs aimed at making training more accessible and improving your Coucbhase learning experience. Stay tuned for updates in coming months.


Posted by Mark Secrist

Mark Secrist is Director of Technical Training at Couchbase. Prior to joining Couchbase, Mark served as Director of Global Education Delivery at Pivotal for nearly seven years, and he served as Sr. Staff Technical Trainer at VMWare previous to Pivotal. Prior to his leadership in education and training programs, he held various roles with JMA Information Technology, Citrix Systems, and Hewlett-Packard.

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