By Carsten | November 28, 2007
The words were written, reviewed, re-written, put aside while figuring out how to get them published, then taken up once again and finally delivered to the publisher.
Today, we finally got word of the happy news:
Starting immediately, you can pick up your own copy of the MySQL 5.1 Cluster DBA Certification Study Guide and get started polishing your skills for the Cluster DBA certification exam.
From the cover blurb:
Covering the Certified MySQL 5.1 Cluster Database Administrator exam, this study guide is the one authority to look to when you’re preparing for the test. The book teaches you all the concepts, principles, and techniques that you’ll need to know for the exam, with many practice questions and real-world examples to help you prepare for test day. The book is also an excellent reference guide for your real-world MySQL Cluster administration needs. Whatever your reason for becoming MySQL certified, this book gives you the information you need to help you better understand MySQL Cluster technologies and prepare for and pass the exams.
We have a solid tradition at MySQL of only letting the experts write our certification study guides. This time, it’s not Paul DuBois and Stefan Hinz that deliver their knowledge, but a very selective team of MySQL insiders and community members:
- Jon Stephens is not only the master of MySQL Cluster Documentation, he has actually moved himself halfway across the world be be closer to the Cluster developers while he works. His authors’ credits include Beginning MySQL Database Design and Optimization from Apress.
- Mike Kruckenberg should be a familiar name to anyone reading planet MySQL Mike is co-author of Pro MySQL from Apress, and member of the MySQL Certification Technical Advisory Board.
- Roland Bouman, blogger extraordinaire, winner of one of the 2006 MySQL Community awards, and hired in 2006 to (among many other things) develop the Cluster certification exams. If anyone knows what’s on the exams, he is the one.
- Stewart Smith not only hacks away at cluster during his working hours, he’s also very involved in the Australian Open Source community, and is often hears speaking on MySQL Cluster.
- Solomon Chang, a founding member of LAMPSIG of Los Angeles and a professional DBA, has contributed material for exercises and reviewed much of the book.
The authors span from Australia over Europe to the East and West coast of the US. Seeing a project like this actually working and producing a great result is really fascinating.
You may already have noticed that the link above does not point to your usual book-pusher. We’re told that the book will be available through internet as well as brick-and-mortar stores, but the magic of instant internet communication is apparently not something that is in use for this process. In the meantime, you can order your copy of the book directly from the publisher.
Topics: Certification |