Exam Topics Section 1: MySQL Architecture (10%

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Client/Server Overview Communication Protocols The SQL Parser and Storage Engine Tiers How MySQL Uses Disk Space How MySQL Uses Memory

Section 2: Starting, Stopping, and Configuring MySQL (20%)

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Types of MySQL Distributions Starting and Stopping MySQL Server on Windows Starting and Stopping MySQL Server on Unix Runtime MySQL Configuration Log and Status Files Loading Time Zone Tables Security-Related Configuration Setting the Default SQL Mode Upgrading MySQL

Section 3: Client Programs for DBA Work (5%)

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Overview of Administrative Clients mysql mysqladmin mysqlimport mysqldump Client Program Limitations

Section 4: Character Set Support (5%)

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Performance Issues Choosing Data Types for Character Columns

Section 5: Locking (10%)

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Locking Concepts Explicit Table Locking Advisory Locking

Section 6: Storage Engines (20%)

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MySQL Storage Engines

y y y y y y y The MyISAM Engine The MERGE Engine The InnoDB Engine The MEMORY Engine The FEDERATED Engine The Cluster Storage Engine Other Storage Engines Section 7: Data (Table) Maintenance (10%) y y y y y Types of Table Maintenance Operations SQL Statements for Table Maintenance Client and Utility Programs for Table Maintenance Repairing InnoDB Tables Enabling MyISAM Auto-Repair Section 8: The INFORMATION_SCHEMA Database (5%) y y y INFORMATION_SCHEMA Access Syntax INFORMATION_SCHEMA Versus SHOW Limitations of INFORMATION_SCHEMA Section 9: Data Backup and Recovery Methods (15%) y y y y y y y y Introduction Binary Versus Textual Backups Making Binary Backups Making Text Backups Backing Up Log and Status Files Replication as an Aid to Backup MySQL Cluster as Disaster Prevention Data Recovery Oracle Certification Program Home Certification Paths .

y y y y y y y Exams Upgrade Your Certification Database Java and Middleware Applications Server and Storage Systems Partner Specialist Paths ALL CERTIFICATIONS y y y Preparation ALL EXAMS Retirements Beta Exams y y y y y Support Steps to Become Certified Approved Courses Course Submission Form Practice Tests Testing and Registration y y y y Benefits Contact Oracle Certification Support Frequently Asked Questions CertView Update Contact Information y Why Get Oracle Certified News and Community y y y y y y y y Oralce Certification Blog Oracle Certification Forum Certification E-Magazine Oracle Certification Masters Oracle Certification on Twitter Oracle Certification on Oracle Mix Oracle Certification on Linkedin Oracle Certification on Facebook .

Part II 874 Exam Topics Section 1: Stored Routines (5%) y y Using Stored Routines and Triggers for Security Purposes Using Stored Routines to Enhance Performance Section 2: User Management (20%) y y User Account Management Client Access Control Section 3: Securing the Server (10%) y y y y y y Security Issues Operating System Security Filesystem Security Log Files and Security Network Security FEDERATED Table Security Section 4: Upgrade-Related Security Issues (5%) y y Upgrading the Privilege Tables Security-Related SQL Mode Values Section 5: Optimizing Queries (15%) y y y y Identifying Candidates for Query Analysis Using EXPLAIN to Analyze Queries Using SHOW WARNINGS for Optimization MyISAM Index Caching Section 6: Optimizing Schemas (15%) y y y y y y General Table Optimizations Normalization MyISAM-Specific Optimizations InnoDB-Specific Optimizations MERGE-Specific Optimizations MEMORY-Specific Optimizations .MySQL 5 Database Administrator Certified Professional Exam.

Section 7: Optimizing the Server (10%) y y y y Interpreting mysqld Server Information Measuring Server Load Tuning Memory Parameters Using the Query Cache Section 8: Interpreting Error Messages (5%) y y y Sources of Diagnostic Information Using the Error Log for Diagnostic Purposes Using The Slow Query Log for Diagnostic Purposes Section 9: Optimizing the Environment (5%) y y y y Choosing Hardware for MySQL Use Configuring Disks for MySQL Use Network Issues Optimizing the Operating System for MySQL Use Section 10: Scaling MySQL (10%) y y Using Multiple Servers Replication 5.1 CLUSTERING Section 1: Clustering Concepts (5%) y y y High Availability Scalability Clustering Architectures Section 2: Architecture and Organization (10%) y y Components Organization Section 3: Software Processes (5%) y y y Local Replication Cluster Partitioning Failure Detection/Recovery .

Stopping and Monitoring a Cluster (10%) y y y Start/Stop/Restart Adding/Removing Nodes Monitor/Management Section 8: Security (5%) Section 9: Backup and Recovery (10%) y y y General Native Backup Mysqldump Section 10: Global Replication (5%) y y y Global Replication (General) Binlog Setting Up Replication Section 11: Performance and Tuning (10%) y y Data Access Methods Configuration .Section 4: The NDB Storage Engine (15%) y y y y y Usage Transactions Indexes Disk Based Storage Limitations Section 5: Cluster Deployment (5%) y y y y General Physical Configuration Hardware Requirements/Recommendations Topologies Section 6: Configuration (10%) y y y y Configuration Files Connectstring Generic Options Storage Options Section 7: Starting.

y y y Query Cache Network Issues Mysqld Options Section 12: Troubleshooting and Problem Solving (10%) y y y Monitoring Node Failure General Issues .

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