MySQL 5.6-DBA-Beta-Exam is challenging

I took the MySQL 5.6-Exam today and it really is not easy. Lets get straight to the facts i remember:

  • I had 130 questions and 180 minutes time
  • I needed 155 minutes but i was a bit exhausted at the end so went a bit quicker through the questions as in the beginning. Normally i am a fast exam taker and only need a third of the time.
  • The option to eliminate obviously wrong answers by CTRL-Rightclick is often really helpful

What you should learn in the following order:

  • Performance Schema
  • Replication Features, especially GTID, and mysqlbinlog-usage
  • Partitioning
  • Optimizing MySQL Queries
  • MySQL Enterprise Backup-Features
  • Anything else (command line options, Windows Cluster, mysqldump, mysqlshow, etc..)

I had 3 or 4 questions where i thought that the answers (or the question) were not correct or no unmistakable but maybe i just didn’t get it :)