A Database Journal Guide to MySQL Certification: Part 2, Professional Certification

May 10, 2005

MySQL Professional Certification

Last month we looked at the MySQL Core certification, aimed at MySQL users and developers. For people wanting to go even further, there is another MySQL certification - the MySQL Professional certification, aimed at database administrators. The Core certification is a prerequisite for the Professional certification. The Pro test is more difficult, and requires experience in administrating and configuring a MySQL database server, so it is not for everybody. This month we provide an outline of the Pro certification, and list of resources you will find invaluable in preparing for the test.

MySQL Professional Certification Outline

The test covers MySQL 4.1, and tests the typical skills required by a MySQL administrator. In general, this includes installing (on different platforms), configuring optimizing and securing installations, as well as in-depth knowledge of the MyISAM and InnoDB table types.

The complete list of exam topics (as defined by MySQL in May 2005) follows, as well as links to relevant Database Journal and other articles that can help you study this topic: As of February 1st, 2005, questions on the certification exam pertain to MySQL 4.1.

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