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.