By Carsten | July 13, 2007
The Certified MySQL Associate certification that we’ve mentioned a few times by now will be available in all Pearson VUE testing centers as of Wednesday, July 18 2007.
It’s not an exam that will impress hard-core DBAs with years of experience, but I actually expect quite a lot of this certification. 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.
The 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 version).
If you already have the MySQL 5.0 Certification Study Guide (us; uk), 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.
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