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MySQL Core exam

 
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Howdy Ranchers!

Has anybody passed the MySQL Core Certification exam? If you have, could you please shed some light on the exam? Specifically it will help if you could recommend which books to study from, and also gives an idea of how difficult the exam is. I know just the basics of using databases (insert and retrieving data.. nothing more!).

Does any body know of any groups/forums for the exam?

Thanks!
 
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You should get the official study guide.

It's difficult to say how hard to exam is, because you don't get a printed score. I would guess my score was probably something like 85% though. There's no info on what the minimum passing score is.

There is a forum about this certification. It is here.
 
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John,

Thank you for the information. 1 more questions. How long did it take you to pass all your certifications? That�s a very impressive list of certifications you have there in your signature. Congratulations!

Thanks!
 
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It's taken almost two years. I've been taking about one test
each month.
 
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Do you mean that your preparation take on month or that only you divided your application by month?


How difficult was it?
any toughts about the UML certification?

regards
 
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I considered the MySQL tests to be easier than most, mainly because the book is well aligned with the material on the tests.

As for the OMG tests, I'm not in agreement with the suggestion of reading the specs alone - they are hard to read. I reviewed them, but mainly relied on the UML 2 Toolkit book. The OMG tests were harder than the MySQL tests.
 
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