Preparing for MySQL 5 Certification

by Mike Willbanks on March 2nd, 2006

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!

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1 Comment
  1. I wish you the best of luck! I am looking to take this exam in the near future as well. I am taking my PHP exam in 2 weeks, and feel I am ready for that – but you are right – its pulling out EVERYTHING you know.

    We have yet to make a move to MySQL 5 in our company as well, but I am debating preparing a new webserver this weekend that is more fitting to our needs for database, caching, and functionality.

    I look forward to see how it goes for you!


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