MySQL 5.6 Certification exams? Not yet (1+1=3)

(cc) Vincenzo Visciano

(cc) Vincenzo Visciano

I’ve taken my MySQL 5.0 OCP certification in 2010. A little late because this certification has been around for longtime, but surprisingly, it’s still the only version for MySQL OCP certification.

The 5.0 branch started in 2003 and it went GA in 2005:

“MySQL 5.0.0, a new version of the popular Open Source/Free SoftwareDatabase Management System, has been released.”

Michael Widenius, December 24 2003


“It is my pleasure to announce the production release of MySQL 5.0, which is hereby GA (Generally Available).”

Kaj Arnö, October 24th 2005

If we make a comparison, it’s like if the certification release for Oracle was the 10gR1.

Yesterday I’ve received an email from Oracle University claiming new courses on MySQL 5.6 to add certifications to the resume:

“The MySQL for Database Administrators course is for DBAs and other database professionals who want to install and configure MySQL Server, set up replication and security, perform database backups and performance tuning, and protect MySQL databases. This course has been updated to cover commercial features of MySQL as well as enhanced replication capabilities in MySQL 5.6.”

Oracle University, May 20th 2013


I’ve started thinking that a new certification path on 5.6 was available, but on the Oracle site I see that the certification is always the same. They have just added a sentence in the preparation notes:

“This exam has been validated through MySQL 5.5. The recommended course is based on MySQL 5.6. Candidates wishing to use this course to prepare may wish to consult product documentation to ensure they understand the differences between MySQL 5.5 and MySQL 5.6”

I hope we’ll see something new soon!