MySQL Release 5.0+ Database Administrator, Part 1

Course:  MYSQLA1
Duration:  2 Days
Level:  I
Course Summary

This course is designed to give you hands-on practice working with a MySQL database. Although the focus is to enable students to meet the standards of MySQL 5.0 Certification (the latest version for which an official MySQL Certification Guide is available until May 2012), the enhancements in versions 5.1, 5.5 and 5.6 will also be discussed and the class will be conducted using a MySQL Version 5.5 database.

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Topics Covered In This Course


  • The Client / Server Matrix
  • Communications
  • The Two-Tiered Configuration
  • Disk Space Usage
  • Memory Usage


  • Binary Distributions
  • Source Distributions
  • Startup Prerequisites
  • Startup Methods
  • Runtime Configuration
  • The General Query Log
  • The Binary Log
  • The Slow Query Log
  • The Error Log
  • Status Files
  • Time Zone Table Loading
  • Security Issues
  • SQL Mode Settings
  • MySQL Upgrades

DBA Client Programs

  • Client Overview
  • The GUI Clients
  • Monitoring The Server
  • Server Configuration
  • Startup Parameters
  • Administering Users
  • Backups
  • Restores

Character Set Support

  • Performance Issues
  • Optimal Datatype Selection

Locking Data

  • Table / Page / Row Locking
  • Explicit Locking
  • Advisory Locking

Storage Engines

  • MyISAM
  • The MERGE Engine
  • The InnoDB Engine
  • ACID Compliance
  • Transactions
  • Isolation Levels
  • Multi-Versioning
  • Concurrency
  • Foreign Keys
  • The MEMORY Engine
  • The FEDERATED Engine
  • Other Available Engines

Data Maintenance

  • Maintenance Operations
  • MySQLCheck Utility
  • MyISAMChk Utility
  • MyISAM Auto-Repair


  • Access Syntax
  • The SHOW Command
  • Limitations

Backup & Recovery

  • Text Vs. Binary Backups
  • MyISAM Backups
  • InnoDB Backups
  • Binary Backup Tools
  • Backup Portability
  • SQL Backups
  • MySQLDump Backups
  • GUI Tool Backups
  • Backing Up Support Files
  • Replication And Backup
  • MySQL Cluster
  • MySQLDump Recovery
  • GUI Tool Recovery
  • Binary Log Processing
Who Should Take This Course

Application Developers, Database Administrators, Support Staff, Management and anyone seeking an OCA or OCP Certification.

Recommended Prerequisites

Participants should be well familiar with IT terminology and computer use. They should also be familiar with relational database concepts.

Training Style

Short lecture sessions (60%) along with hands-on lab sessions (40%).

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Related Courses
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MySQL Release 5.0+: Database Administrator, Part 2
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