By Jeremy Smyth on Oct 10, 2013
For those of you wishing to capitalize on your hard-earned MySQL skills, there are two new MySQL certifications based on MySQL version 5.6:
- Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL 5.6 Developer–This certification displays your ability as a developer of MySQL applications and solutions, and covers language-specific topics and performance issues.
- Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL 5.6 Database Administrator–This certification proves you're a competent administrator of MySQL systems, and covers backups, replication, tuning and other administrative tasks.
Each certification requires passing a single exam, and because they're new, they're currently going through a beta process and are much cheaper than usual, a snip at €39 ($50). Even so, you still get the full certification on passing the exam; there's no difference between a certification obtained during the beta process and afterward. Because it's in beta, the exams have more questions—this is to make sure that the beta process works and all questions get a good airing—and you'll need to wait a bit longer to get your results due to the internal analysis.