By Diana.H. Gray-Oracle on Jun 16, 2015
Written by Antoinette O'Sullivan, MySQL Curriculum Manager
MySQL's first release was 20 years ago. And now the most popular open source database is used by a huge number of individuals and companies across the globe.
Join Us - Celebrate 20 years of MySQL
If you're a MySQL expert, you can improve your knowledge by earning a MySQL Certification.
Purchase one of Oracle University's Discount Value Packages to get 20% off the price of a Live Virtual Class, plus a certification.
• MySQL Database Administrator Certification Discount Package - MySQL for Database Administrators training course + Oracle Certified Professional MySQL 5.6 Database Administrator certification exam
• MySQL Developer Certification Discount Package - MySQL for Developers training course + Oracle Certified Professional MySQL 5.6 Developer certification exam
Oracle certifications validate your knowledge to current and potential employers, while helping you stand out in a competitive job marketplace. MySQL certifications signify that you're an expert; to pass one of these certification exams, you must spend time preparing.
MySQL certifications have been created by MySQL engineers and technical consultants with 10 or more years of experience working with MySQL users.
By earning an Oracle MySQL certification, you are measuring and validating yourself against a serious bank of MySQL knowledge.
How to Prepare for a MySQL Certification Exam
1. Go to the web page for the certification you are preparing for:
- Oracle Certified Professional MySQL 5.6 Database Administrator
- Oracle Certified Professional MySQL 5.6 Developer.
2. Click on the "Exam Topics" tab to view subjects that will be covered on the exam. You can take a self-assessment to determine your knowledge gaps. These are the areas you need to concentrate on during your preparation.
3. Click on the "Exam Preparation" tab. You will see the recommended training and additional resources, including the MySQL Reference Manual.
4. In addition to the Recommended Training course(s), your exam preparation plan must include significant hands-on practice or on-the-job experience performing the tasks described on the Exam Topics tab. Oracle University courses may not cover all exam topics; an integrated exam preparation approach is recommended.
For more information about the authentic MySQL Curriculum, visit http://education.oracle.com/mysql.