Monday Jan 27, 2014

Configuring MySQL Server for Optimal Performance

Configuring MySQL Server, with the dozens of options available, has always been perceived as a bit of a black art. In MySQL Database 5.6, configuring your MySQL server for optimal performance is easier than ever before.

In the MySQL for Database Administrators course you can learn more.

MySQL 5.6 is configured to work faster out of the box in a wide range of installation scenarios and it is easier than ever to set up the server by adjusting only a small number of settings which cause others to be set. In addition, you get a new default my.cnf file with instructions guiding your through adjusting key settings. The MySQL for Database Administrators course describes many of these settings, allowing you to make an informed choice on how best to configure your server.

You can take this instructor-led course through different delivery methods:

  • Training-on-Demand: You can take this course at your own pace, starting training within 24 hours of registration.
  • Live-Virtual Event: You can attend a live event from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different time zones.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to attend an event. Below is a selection of the events already on the schedule.

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
 Brussels, Belgium
 31 March 2014
 English
 London, England
 3 February 2014
 English
 Belfast, Ireland
 17 March 2014
 English
 Turkey, Istanbul
 24 March 2014
 Turkish
 Milan, Italy
 12 May 2014
 Italian
 Rome, Italy
 17 February 2014
 Italian
 Turin, Italy
 24 March 2014
 Italian
 Seoul, Korea
 3 February 2014
 Korean
 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
 3 March 2014
 English
 Mexico City, Mexico
 17 February 2014
 Spanish
 San Pedro Garca Garcia, Mexico
 17 February 2014
 Spanish
 Utrecht, Netherlands
 12 May 2014
 English
 Lagos, Nigeria
 7 April 2014
 English
 Makati City, Philippines
 28 April 2014
 English
 Warsaw, Poland
 7 April 2014
 Polish
 Tunis, Tunisia
 24 March 2014
 French
 Singapore  10 February 2014
 English
 Barcelona, Spain
 7 April 2014
 Spanish
 Madrid, Spain
 9 June 2014
 Spanish

To register for an event, request an additional event or learn more about the authentic MySQL curriculum, go to http://education.oracle.com/mysql.

Those who have acquired the knowledge in the MySQL for Database Administrators course and have MySQL hands-on experience can prove their skills by taking the MySQL 5.6 Database Administrators certification exam. This exam is now available for preregistration for appointments at a later date.

Monday Jan 20, 2014

MySQL is a Great Fit for Cloud-Based Deployments

MySQL's architecture and features make the database a great fit for cloud based deployments. If you are interested in using MySQL to deliver web-based applications and scale out, read the white paper MySQL, An Ideal Choice in the Cloud.

As a first step to using the MySQL database, take the MySQL for Beginners course. In this 4-day course, you learn to use the MySQL Server and tools while developing a knowledge of relational databases. You can take this course through the following delivery methods:

  • Training-on-Demand: Start training within 24 hours of registering and train at your own pace.
  • Live-Virtual Event: Follow a live instructor-led event from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different timezones.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to take this class. Below is a selection of the events already on the schedule:

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 London, England

 24 February 2014

 English

 Rome, Italy

 3 March 2014

 Italian

 Turin, Italy

 12 May 2014

 Italian

 Petaling Maya, Malaysia

 11 February 2014

 English

 Mexico City, Mexico

 10 February 2014

 Spanish

 San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico

 3 March 2014

 Spanish

 Utrecht, Netherlands

 17 March 2014

 English

 Lagos, Nigeria

 14 April 2014

 English

 Warsaw, Poland

31 March 2014 

 Polish

 Lisbon, Portugal

 14 April 2014

European Portuguese 

 Porto, Portugal

14 April 2014 

European Portuguese 

 Singapore

 4 February 2014

 English

To register for an event, request an additional event or learn more about the authentic MySQL curriculum, go to http://education.oracle.com/mysql.

Tuesday Jan 14, 2014

Atos Gère le Clearing des Transactions des Marchés Euronext en Europe Continentale avec MySQL Enterprise Edition

Acteur international des services informatiques avec un chiffre d’affaires annuel de 8,8 milliards d’euros et 77,100 collaborateurs dans 52 pays, Atos fournit à ses clients du monde entier des services informatiques dans 3 domaines, Conseil & Services Technologiques, Intégration de Systèmes et Infogérance & BPO, ainsi que Services Transactionnels de Haute Technologie avec Worldline.

En 2009, Atos s’est vu confier le projet de réduire drastiquement les coûts du moteur de compensation des marchés Cash (actions et obligations) et Produits Dérivés d’Euronext en Zone euro: l’application UCS (Universal Clearing System). Dans le domaine financier, la compensation, ou le "clearing", s'exerce par l'agrégat de toutes les positions d'achats et de ventes par type de produit/actif détenu par chaque teneur de compte, et se matérialise par un solde net dû ou à recevoir ainsi que par des flux nets de titres à livrer ou à recevoir.


 Défis

  • Migrer d’un environnement propriétaire basé sur des systèmes HP NonStop-SQL/MP vers un environnement ouvert et des technologies open source permettant à la fois une réduction drastique du coût total de possession (TCO) et une indépendance technologique.
  • Garantir la robustesse et la haute disponibilité de cette application de marchés financiers hautement critique.
  • Accroître les performances et la montée en charge d’UCS pour répondre à une augmentation constante du volume de transactions.

Solution
  • Adoption d’une stratégie Open Source et complète ré-architecture de l’application basée sur un stack incluant Linux, MySQL Enterprise Edition, Apache/Tomcat, langage C et Java. La nouvelle version d’UCS s’articule autour de plusieurs serveurs ou clusters de serveurs blade sous Linux, dont certains sont virtualisés, et d’une baie SAN. InnoDB est le moteur de stockage MySQL principalement utilisé par l’application qui exploite également dans une moindre mesure le moteur Memory.
  • Mise en place d’une architecture construite autour de processus métier agissant comme sous-composants multi-instanciables pour favoriser une rapide montée en charge. L’architecture précédente pouvait en effet créer des goulots d’étranglement du fait d’une intégration en silo de l’ensemble des processus.
  • Redondance géographique assurée grâce à une réplication synchrone entre 2 centres de données distants de plus de 40 kilomètres.
  • L’application UCS gère :
    • Plus d’un million de transactions par jour, et a atteint un pic à plus de 2 millions de transactions journalières durant l’été 2011.
    • 8000 fichiers envoyés par jour aux clients
    • 700 processus batch chaque nuit
Plusieurs benchmarks ont été établis permettant de s’assurer que l’application pouvait gérer 6 millions de transactions journalières. Vincent Cornet, DBA Support Manager chez Atos se souvient "Durant l’un de nos benchmarks, nous avons fait face à un crash. Nous nous sommes tournés vers l’équipe de support MySQL d’Oracle et avons obtenu un correctif en moins de 48 heures, correctif intégré ensuite dans la version officielle de MySQL. Nous avons été ravis d’une telle réactivité."
  • Mise en production de l’application assurant le clearing des marchés Cash après une réécriture complète durant un projet de 15 mois et 12000 jours/h résultant en :
    • Une architecture technique et logicielle intégralement renouvelée
    • De nouvelles salles informatiques
    • De nouvelles baies SAN et nouveaux serveurs blade banalisés
    • De nouveaux outils d’exploitation et de supervision, incluant MySQL Enterprise Monitor et MySQL Workbench
    • Un succès, et un client extrêmement satisfait
  • Suite à cette réussite, refonte similaire du système pour le clearing des produits dérivés. Travail d’équipe rassemblant plus de 40 personnes des différents départements impliqués, et une "task force" en place 24h/24 pendant 6 mois.
  • L’objectif de réduction draconienne du coût total de possession a été atteint, tout en simplifiant la maintenance du système et en augmentant ses performances. La nouvelle application UCS s’avère au final être un succès reconnu et salué par l’ensemble des acteurs. Elle représente non seulement une des meilleures solutions transactionnelles du marché, mais aussi un pari à la fois technologique et humain gagné grâce à une forte coopération des équipes pour conduire le changement en utilisant de nouvelles technologies. Atos a en outre acquis un savoir-faire et une expérience pouvant être valorisée auprès d’autres clients dans de multiples secteurs d’activités.
  • En plus d’une mise à jour vers MySQL 5.6, Atos étudie désormais l’opportunité d’utiliser MySQL Cluster au sein de l’architecture d’UCS ou d’autres applications similaires dans le futur.

"MySQL nous permet de passer des nuits très sereines, ce qui était loin d’être de cas avec l’ancien système. Nous délivrons de meilleurs résultats pour un coût inférieur, et la réaction du support d’Oracle est exemplaire." Vincent Cornet, DBA Support Manager, Atos


Monday Jan 13, 2014

MySQL - An Excellent Choice for a Low Cost Embedded Database

MySQL is an excellent choice for a low cost embedded database. Over 3,000 ISVs, OEMs and VARs choose MySQL for this purpose and benefit from significant cost savings when compared to using a competing database product.

The MySQL for Developers training course teaches you how to plan, design and implement applications using MySQL. Expert Oracle University instructors teach you through realistic examples, interactive instruction and hands-on exercises.

This course brings you lots of interesting facts. For example, the 'libmysqld' library is effectively a MySQL server in its own right. it is shipped as part of the standard MySQL installation. Developers with C/C++ ability can embed this library easily within their applications and it can do most of what a standard cient/server installation can do, with notable exceptions being the lack of replication capability and a limit on the number of simultaneous client connections. You can find out more about using embedded databases in MySQL by downloading this white paper.

You can take the MySQL for Developers course as a:

  • Live-Virtual Event: Take this course from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different time-zones.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to take this course. Below is a selection of the in-class events already on the schedule.

Location

 Date

 Delivery Langauge

Brussels, Belgium

 12 May 2014

 English

 Milan, Italy

 7 April 2014

 Italian 

 Rome, Italy

 10 March 2014

 Italian

Utrecht, Netherlands

 12 May 2014

 English

 Makati City, Philippines

 17 February 2014

 English

 Warsaw, Poland

 27 January 2014

 Polish

 Lisbon, Portugal

 26 May 2014

 European Portuguese

 Porto, Portugal

 26 May 2014

European Portuguese 

 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

21 April 2014  

English 

 Singapore

17 February 2014  

English

 Madrid, Spain

17 February 2014  

Spanish 

 Valencia, Spain

21 April 2014  

 Spanish

 Bern, Switzerland

 17 February 2014

German 

 Zurick, Switzerland

17 February 2014  

German 

Learn to develop applications with PHP and use MySQL efficiently for those applications with the MySQL and PHP - Develop Dynamic Web Applications course. You can take this course as a live-virtual event or an in-class event. Some in-class events on the schedule include:

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
 Rome, Italy
 5 May 2014
 Italian
 Turin, Italy
 17 May 2014
 Italian
 Warsaw, Poland
 3 February 2014
 Polish
 Tunis, Tunisia
 17 March 2014
 French

To learn more about the authentic MySQL curriculum, register for an event or request an additional event, please go to the MySQL Training and Certification site.

Monday Jan 06, 2014

MySQL Cluster, Shared-Nothing Clustering and Auto-Sharding

MySQL Cluster is a technology providing shared-nothing clustering and auto-sharding for the MySQL database management system. It is designed to provide high availability and high throughput with low latency, while allowing for near linear scalability.

To learn more about MySQL Cluster, take the 3-day MySQL Cluster training course. Below is a selection of events already on the schedule for this course.

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Berlin, Germany

 10 February 2014

 German

 Munich, Germany

 14 April 2014

 German

Jakarta Barat, Indonesia 

 27 January 2014

 English

 Seoul, Korean

 24 February 2014

 Korean

 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

20 October 2014 

 English

 Warsaw, Poland

 12 March 2014

 Polish

 Bangkok, Thailand

 28 January 2014

 English

 San Francisco, CA, United States

 28 May 2014

 English

To register for an event, to request an additional event, to learn more about this course or about other courses on the authentic MySQL curriculum, go to http://education.oracle.com/mysql.

Monday Dec 16, 2013

Analyze and Optimize MySQL Performance

If the performance of your MySQL servers is important to you, performance tuning is key.

In the 4-day MySQL Performance Tuning course, you learn to analyze and optimize the performance of the MySQL Database, using the tools necessary for monitoring, evaluating and tuning.

You can take this course as a:

  • Training-on-Demand event: Start training within 24 hours of registration and take this training at your own pace.
  • Live-Virtual event: Attend a live event from your own desk - no travel required. You can choose from a selection of events already on the schedule.
  • In-Class event: Travel to an education center to take this training. Below is a selection of the events already on the schedule.

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Brussels, Belgium

 17 February 2014

English 

 Milan, Itlay

20 January 2014 

Italian

 Rome, Italy

1 April 2014 

Italian

 Tokyo, Japan

 17 March 2014

 Japanese

 Riga, Latvia

2 March 2014 

 Latvian

 Utrecht, Netherlands

17 February 2014 

 English

 Barcelona, Spain

3 March 2014 

 Spanish

To register for this course, request an additional event, or learn more about the authentic MySQL curriculum, go to http://education.oracle.com/mysql.

For more information on MySQL performance, see: 

Friday Dec 13, 2013

MySQL Connect 2014, Save The Date!

We're very pleased to announce that MySQL Connect will next year take place from Monday September 29 to Thursday October 2, 2014, in San Francisco. And there will be a welcome reception on Sunday September 28 evening.

During the past 2 years we’ve run MySQL Connect during the weekend prior to Oracle OpenWorld, and we repeatedly got feedback that avoiding the weekend would be better. Well, this is now done! MySQL Connect will be fully aligned with Oracle OpenWorld. This will also enable us to have more room to schedule sessions across the 4 days and to be better integrated within Oracle OpenWorld overall, which was also part of the feedback we’ve got.

We will provide more details down the road but wanted to make sure you could save the dates and make your plans accordingly.

The Call for Papers will likely open in March, so start thinking about your topics now in order to submit them swiftly when it opens.

We look forward to an even more exciting MySQL Connect in 2014!

Monday Dec 02, 2013

Three Weeks Remain to Take Beta MySQL Server Certification Exams

Thousands of people have testified to the value of the Oracle Certification Program as follows:

  • 97% said they have benefited from certification.
  • 96% would recommend the program to a professional colleague.
  • 89% said they gained more confidence in their expertise after becoming certified.

You have until December 21st to take the new MySQL Server 5.6 Certification exams in their beta form. A reminder of what is on offer:

Until December 21th 2013, these exams are beta phase so you can get a fully-fledged certification at a much reduced price; for example $50 in the United States or 39 euros in the euro zone.

To see what is covered in these exams, you can look at the Exam Topics for each exam.

For information about the authentic MySQL curriculum, go to http://education.oracle.com/mysql.

Monday Nov 25, 2013

Beginning on the MySQL Database with Oracle Training

Do you have basic computer literacy skills? Then you can take the first step to using the MySQL Server by taking the MySQL for Beginners course.

Why get started on MySQL? Well, with MySQL, you can power the most demanding Web, E-commerce, and Online Transaction Processing applications.

In the 4-day MySQL for Beginners course, you develop an understanding of relational databases and how to design a robust and efficient database. You will install and configure the MySQL server and clients. You also get an introduction to advanced MySQL tools and features. You can take this live, instructor-led course as a:

  • Live-virtual event: Take this course from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different timezones.
  • In-class event: Travel to an education center to take this class. Below is a selection of events already on the schedule:

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Brussel, Belgium

 6 January 2014

 English

 Berlin, Germany

 9 December 2013

 German

 Rome, Italy

 3 March 2014

 Italian

 Turin, Italy

 12 May 2014

 Italian

 Lisbon, Portugal

 14 April 2014

 European Portuguese

 Porto, Portugal

 14 April 2014

 European Portuguese

 Madrid, Spain

 13 January 2014

 Spanish

 Casablanca, Morocco

 13 January 2014

 English

You can also take the MySQL for Beginners course as a Training-on-Demand offering, starting training within 24 hours of registering and training at your own pace.

To learn more about this course, to register for an event, or see the other courses on the authentic MySQL curriculum, go to http://education.oracle.com/mysql.

Monday Nov 18, 2013

MySQL, Best of Both Worlds with SQL and NoSQL

We are announcing the new MySQL for Developers course. This training:

  • Takes advantage of both SQL and NoSQL
  • Shows you how to plan, design and implement applications
  • Brings you realistic examples, interactive instruction and hands-on exercises using Java and PHP
  • Covers MySQL 5.6 features including optimizer improvements
  • Helps you prepare for the MySQL 5.6 Developer certification.

You can take this course as a:

  • Live-virtual event: Take this course from your own office; no travel required. You can choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different time-zones.
  • In-class event: Travel to an education center to take this course. Below is a selection of events already on the schedule.

Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Brussels, Belgium

 9 December 2013

 English

 Milan, Italy

 7 April 2014

 Italian

 Rome, Italy

 16 December 2013

 Italian

 Utrecht, Netherlands

 9 December 2013

 Dutch

 Warsaw, Poland

16 December 2013 

 Polish 

 Lisbon, Portugal

 26 May 2014

 European Portuguese

 Porto, Portugal

 26 May 2014

 European Portuguese

 Barcelona, Spain

 27 January 2014

 Spanish

 Madrid, Spain

 17 February 2014

 Spanish

 Valencia, Spain

 21 April 2014

 Spanish

 Bern, Switzerland

 17 February 2014

  German 

 Zurick, Switzerland

 17 February 2014

 German

 Jakarta Barat, Indonesia

 6 January 2014

 English

 Petaling Jay, Malaysia

2 December 2013 

  English 

Makati City, Philippines 

9 December 2013 

 English

Casablanca, Morocco 

20 January 2014 

 English

Sao Paolo, Brazil 

9 December 2013 

 Brazilian Portuguese

To register for an event, request an additional event, or learn more about the authentic MySQL curriculum, go to http://education.oracle.com/mysql.

Monday Nov 11, 2013

Join Companies in Web and Telecoms by Adopting MySQL Cluster

Join Web and Telecom companies who have adopted MySQL Cluster to facilitate application in the following areas:

Web:

  • High volume OLTP
  • eCommerce
  • User profile management
  • Session management and caching
  • Content management
  • On-line gaming

Telecoms:

  • Subscriber databases (HLR/HSS)
  • Service deliver platforms
  • VAS: VoIP, IPTV and VoD
  • Mobile content delivery
  • Mobile payments
  • LTE access

To come up to speed on MySQL Cluster, take the 3-day MySQL Cluster training course. Events already on the schedule include:

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Berlin, Germany

 16 December 2013

 German

 Munich, Germany

 2 December 2013

 German

 Budapest, Hungary

 4 December 2013

 Hungarian

 Madrid, Spain

 9 December 2013

 Spanish

 Jakarta Barat, Indonesia

 27 January 2014

 English

 Singapore

 20 December 2013

 English

 Bangkok, Thailand

 28 January 2014

 English

 San Francisco, CA, United States

 28 May 2014

 English

 New York, NY, United States

 17 December 2013

 English

For more information about this course or to request an additional event, go to the MySQL Curriculum Page (http://education.oracle.com/mysql).

Monday Nov 04, 2013

Optimizing MySQL Database Operations for Better Performance

If you are responsible for a MySQL Database, you make choices based on your priorities; cost, security and performance.

To learn more about improving performance, take the MySQL Performance Tuning course

In this 4-day instructor-led course you will learn practical, safe and highly efficient ways to optimize performance for the MySQL Server. It will help you develop the skills needed to use tools for monitoring, evaluating and tuning MySQL.

You can take this course via the following delivery methods:Training-on-Demand:

  • Take this course at your own pace, starting training within 24 hours of registration.
  • Live-Virtual Event: Follow a live-event from your own desk; no travel required. You can choose from a selection of events to suit your timezone.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to take this course. Below is a selection of events already on the schedule.

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 London, England

 26 November 2013

 English

 Toulouse, France

 18 November 2013

French 

 Rome, Italy

 2 December 2013

 Italian

 Riga, Latvia

 3 March 2014

 Latvian

 Jakarta Barat, Indonesia

10 December 2013 

English 

 Tokyo, Japan

 17 April 2014

 Japanese

 Pasig City, Philippines

9 December 2013 

 English

 Bangkok, Thailand

 4 November 2013

 English

To register for this course or to learn more about the authentic MySQL curriculum, go to http://education.oracle.com/mysql.

To see what an expert has to say about MySQL Performance, read Dimitri's blog.

Thursday Oct 31, 2013

After 10 Years, MySQL Still the Right Choice for ScienceLogic's "Best Network Monitoring System on the Planet"

ScienceLogic has a pretty fantastic network monitoring appliance.  So good in fact that InfoWorld gave it their "2013 Best Network Monitoring System on the Planet" award.  Inside their "ultraflexible, ultrascalable, carrier-grade" enterprise appliance, ScienceLogic relies on MySQL and has since their start in 2003.  Check out some of the things they've been able to do with MySQL and their reasons for continuing to use MySQL in these highlights from our new MySQL ScienceLogic case study.
  • Science Logic's larger customers use their appliance to monitor and manage  20,000+ devices, each of which generates a steady stream of data and a workload that is 85% write. On a large system, the MySQL database:
    • Averages 8,000 queries every second or about 1 billion queries a day
    • Can reach 175,000 tables and up to 20 million rows in a single table
    • Is 2 terabytes on average and up to 6 terabytes
    • "We told our customers they could add more and more devices. With MySQL, we haven't had any problems. When our customers have problems, we get calls. Not getting calls is a huge benefit."
      Matt Luebke, ScienceLogic Chief Software Architect.


  • ScienceLogic was approached by a number of Big Data / NoSQL vendors, but decided against using a NoSQL-only solution. Said Matt, "There are times when you really need SQL. NoSQL can't show me the top 10 users of CPU, or show me the bottom ten consumer of hard disk. That's why we weren't interested in changing and why we are very interested in MySQL 5.6. It's great that it can do relational and key-value using memcached."
  • The ScienceLogic team is very cautious about putting only very stable technology into their product, and according to Matt, MySQL has been very stable: "We've been using MySQL for 10 years and we have never had any reliability problems. Ever."
  • ScienceLogic now uses SSDs for their write-intensive appliance and that change alone has helped them achieve a 5x performance increase.

Learn more>>




Monday Oct 28, 2013

Develop and Use Applications with MySQL and PHP

Want to develop and use applications with PHP and the MySQL database? Consider taking the MySQL and PHP: Developing Dynamic Web Applications training course.

Before taking this course you should:

  • Understand how HTML files are assembled
  • Understand fundamental PHP syntax
  • Have some programming experience (preferably PHP)
  • Have some experience with relational databases
  • Have some knowledge of Object-Oriented Programming

This 4-day live, instructor-led course is perfect for developers who use PHP and MySQL to build and maintain their websites and who want to learn how PHP and MySQL can be used to rapidly prototype and deploy dynamic websites.

You can take this course as a:

  • Live-virtual event: Take this event from your own desk, no travel required, choosing from a selection of virtual events already on the schedule.
  • In-class event: Travel to an education center to take this course. Below is a selection of events already on the schedule.

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Jakarta, Indonesia

 3 December 2013

English 

 Rome, Italy

 5 May 2014

Italian 

 Turin, Italy

17 March 2014 

Italian 

 Warsaw, Poland

12 November 2013 

Polish 

 Madrid, Spain

 16 December 2013

 Spanish

 Tunis, Tunisia

17 March 2014 

French

For more information on the authentic MySQL curriculum, go to http://oracle.com/education/mysql.

Monday Oct 21, 2013

Get MySQL 5.6 Certified at a Much Reduced Price

You have already heard the great news that you can now prove your knowledge of MySQL Server 5.6 with the new MySQL certification exams:

Until December 21th 2013, these exams are beta phase so you get a fully-fledged certification at a much reduced price; for example $50 in the United States or 39 euros in the euro zone.

There is a lot of excitement around these new certifications as people ramp up to prove their expertise.

Here is some information that might help you are you prepare to get MySQL 5.6 certified.

Establishing What You Need to Know

Your first step is to chose whether you want to take the MySQL 5.6 Developer or MySQL 5.6 Database Administrator certification. Now click on the Exam Topics tab on the corresponding certification page. You will see a list of topics that you will be tested on during the certification exam. These are the areas that you need to improve your knowledge on, if you are not already expert.

Register For a Certification Exam

Click on the relevant certification and then click on Register for this Exam. The Pearson VUE site will guide you through signing up for an event at a date and location to suit you.

Preparing to Take an Exam

For each certification, you can click on the Exam Preparation tab. This indicates the recommended training and reference material that can help you prepare to sit the exam.

And why not follow the experience of others preparing to take these exams.

You could also read MySQL hints and tips from Jeremy Smyth who is part of the team writing the authentic MySQL curriculum.

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