MySQL Certifications (Newbies)

MySQL, the most popular Open Source SQL database management system, is developed, distributed, and supported by MySQL AB. MySQL AB is a commercial company, founded by the MySQL developers. It is a second generation Open Source company that unites Open Source values and methodology with a successful business model.

  • MySQL is a database management system.
  • MySQL is a relational database management system.
  • MySQL software is Open Source.
  • The MySQL Database Server is very fast, reliable, and easy to use.
  • MySQL Server works in client/server or embedded systems.
  • A large amount of contributed MySQL software is available.

MySQL Certification lays the foundation for becoming a trusted and valuable resource for companies and customers. MySQL certifications are available for Developers, DBAs and for those specializing in MySQL Cluster technologies.

Benefits of MySQL Certifications

  • Recognition of your skills. As a MySQL certified user you can expect many benefits because your skills have been confirmed by a neutral testing body.
  • Higher trustworthiness. Certification proves that you have understood the important basics as well as attained the advanced knowledge of new features of MySQL.
  • Certification stands out on your resume, serving as an impartial, third-party endorsement of your knowledge and experience.

About MySQL Examination

The following exams are or will become available in 2007

  • CMDEV: Certified MySQL Developer (currently available for MySQL 5.0);
  • CMDBA: Certified MySQL Database Administrator (currently available for MySQL 5.0);
  • CMCDBA: Certified MySQL Cluster DBA (available for MySQL 5.1 April 2007);
  • CMA: Certified MySQL Associate (available Q2 2007)

All MySQL Certifications, with the exception of the CMA certification, are version specific.

To attain CMA certification requires that you pass one exam

  • To attain either CMDEV or CMDBA certification, you must pass two exams.
  • To attain CMCDBA certification, you must first be CMDBA certified, then pass one additional exam.

MySQL Examination Registration

MySQL AB certification exams are mainly delivered through Pearson VUE. There are three ways to register for exams:

  1. On the Pearson VUE Web site:
  2. By registering directly at a test center
  3. By calling a Pearson VUE call center

MySQL Examination Fee

The core exam and second exam cost US$200 each.

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