Preparing for MySQL 5 Certification
Well I am taking the plunge. Since I have the Zend Certification already I am going to start pursuing the MySQL 5 Developer certification. I find certification exams pretty hard seeing as you have to pull out all of your knowledge on a particular subject within a half of minute. Even more troubling is how this exam is 2 parts! I think it will go well, however I am not as well versed on the new MySQL features as of yet because we haven’t been utilizing it in production at my current company.
It is only a matter of time before we start working that into our CMS and completely rewrite it. So I am using this both as to get well versed in the new features of MySQL 5 and how they utilize them also learning the differences in how they implemented them in consideration of other databases. I think this will be a very interesting experience to really gain some more knowledge on MySQL and maybe if it proves successful and fun I will consider taking the DBA exams.
I will probably be writing a ton of software in my spare time because of this to really get a hold and memorize all of the different functionality of MySQL and tools. Maybe I will finally start to get some of my development ideas out of being an idea and into software that is working!