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* The MySQL 5.0 Certification Program
* MySQL 5.0 Beta Exams are Available
* Discounts on MySQL 5.0 Beta exams
* Study Guide for MySQL 5.0 Certification
* We’re hiring!
* Contacting the MySQL Certification Team
The MySQL certification program is continually growing, and almost
every single month we certify more people than we did the month
before. It’s great to see the growing acceptance of the MySQL
certification program, we now have certified MySQL users in 52
countries on six continents. (Yes, only six — We know that MySQL is
in use in Antarctica, but if anyone there is certified, they’re not
telling us their address there :-).
Below is a quick overview of what is going on with the MySQL
certification program right now. Many changes are taking place, and
if you haven’t done so in the past couple of months, I strongly
encourage you to pay a visit to http://www.mysql.com/certification
— we have had many updates and added much new information.
The MySQL 5.0 Certification Program
MySQL has become a very advanced product with the release of MySQL
5.0, and so have many of our users. For that reason, the structure
of the MySQL certification program has changed completely. On our
certification web pages, we provide an overview of the new
certification structure: http://www.mysql.com/training/certification/50/
To better understand the changes that have taken place, or if you
are wondering if MySQL 4 or MySQL 5.0 certification is the smarter
move right now, you should read the following pages:
MySQL 5.0 Beta Exams are Available
January saw the advent of the new MySQL 5.0 Developer exams, and in
just a few days you will be able to sign up for the MySQL 5.0 DBA
exams. Both of these exams are currently offered at “Beta” exams.
That an exam is in Beta basically means that
* There are more questions to answer
* You have more time to answer questions (both overall exam time as
well as time-per-question and overall exam time)
* If you’re quick, heavy discounts are available
* You do not receive immediate feedback on your score, but must many
weeks before you know if you have passed or failed.
A more detailed explanation of Beta exams is available on
Discounts on MySQL 5.0 Beta Exams
The quick movers among you can get Beta exams at half the price!
It’s easy, too: When you sign up for the certification exam at
Pearson VUE, just use the following discount codes to get 50% of the
exam price cut away on the spot:
Only a limited number of Beta exams are available. Registration and
testing will be closed as soon as we have received the required
number of exam results. Even if you have registered for a Beta exam,
you will not be able to take the exam once the exam is closed down.
Thus, you are strongly encouraged to register and test as early as
Exam: Discount Code:
003-001 – MySQL 5.0 Certified Developer-I Beta DevBeta05-1
004-001 – MySQL 5.0 Certified Developer-II Beta DevBeta05-2
005-001 – MySQL 5.0 Certified DBA-I Beta DBABeta05-1
006-001 – MySQL 5.0 Certified DBA-II Beta DBABeta05-2
Study Guide for MySQL 5.0 Certification
The Study Guide for MySQL 5.0 certification are already available at
your favorite bookstore – the ISBN is 0-672-32812-7.
Once again, Paul DuBois and Stefan Hinz have teamed up to write an
absolutely fantastic book, perfect for preparing for the exams. If
you don’t have the time to wait for MySQL training in your local
area, you should definitely get this book for your studies. We have
put a description of the book on
We’re busy expanding the MySQL certification program to include more
MySQL products, managing translations, updating our exams to match
the evolving features of the existing products, and much more. There
is much work to do, but too few heads and hands to put to the task
of doing all this!
So that’s why we’re looking for a technical writer to help us
develop and update our exams. What we’re looking for is a person who
has the right combination of excellent written English-language
skills, careful attention to details, and of course good working
knowledge of MySQL. If you have experience working with training
materials or testing, all the better!
And the best part of it all: You get to work from home! No need to
throw yourself at the mercy of the morning and evening rush-hours,
no irritating radio in the next cubicle. The downside is, of course,
that you’ll need to refill the coffee maker yourself.
For more details on this job, head on over to:
Contacting the MySQL Certification Team
Always: If you have any questions on the MySQL certification
program, do not hesitate to contact us. All inquiries should be sent
to [email protected]
Best regards – and good luck on your MySQL 5.0 exams!
Carsten H. Pedersen, Certification Manager
MySQL AB, http://www.mysql.com/certification