MySQL Certifications: CMA – Exams Available July 18

MySQL Certifications: CMA – Exams Available July 18


The Certified MySQL Associate (CMA) certification will be available
in all Pearson VUE testing centers as of Wednesday, July 18 2007.

For those that haven’t heard about this certification before: It’s a
beginner’s type certification that will not impress hard-core DBAs
with years of experience, but we expect quite a lot of this
certification none the less. The Developer and DBA certifications
are pretty tough, and in many cases go beyond what you need, at
least for an entry-level position. With the Associate certification,
you get good proof that you know the basics of MySQL without
straining yourself or your wallet. At the same time, you get an
excellent stepping stone into the rest of the MySQL certification

The single exam has 50 questions, and lasts for one hour. It’s also
somewhat less expensive than the other exams. Unlike other MySQL
certifications, the Associate exam does not carry a version number
and is regarded as perpetually valid once you have obtained it (we
do, however, expect you to be at home on at least a MySQL v. 4.1

There will not be a separate study guide for this exam. If you
already have the MySQL 5.0 Certification Study Guide (ISBN:
0672328127), you have all you need to study for this exam. The MySQL
Certification Candidate Guide* will tell you just what parts of the
study guide pertain to the Associate certification (as well as all
other practical details you need to know).

If you took part in the Associate Beta exam at the User’s Conference
and passed, your certificate will arrive in a few weeks. We’re still
waiting to have them delivered from the printer.

As always: If you have any questions, feel free to ask on the MySQL
Certification Forum** or drop us an email on [email protected]

Best regards,

/ Carsten


Your company can get volume discounts on MySQL Certification exams:

Carsten Pedersen, Certification Manager