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MySQL 5.1 Cluster Certification Study Guide Available Now
Posted by: Stefan Hinz
Date: December 05, 2007 02:41AM

A little over a year since the project to write this book began, the MySQL 5.1 Cluster Certification Study Guide is now at long last available. Covering the Certified MySQL 5.1 Cluster Database Administrator exam, this study guide is the one authority to look to when you’re preparing for the test. The book teaches you all the concepts, principles, and techniques that you’ll need to know for the exam, with many practice questions and real-world examples to help you prepare for test day. The book is also an excellent reference guide for your real-world MySQL Cluster administration needs. Whatever your reason for becoming MySQL certified, this book gives you the information you need to help you better understand MySQL Cluster technologies and prepare for and pass the exams.

The authors span from Australia over Europe to the East and West coast of the US. We had reviewers from four different continents. Seeing a project like this actually working and producing a great result is really fascinating. Carsten Pedersen helped to get the table of contents in place, wrote the introduction, and made sure certification program and study guide were kept in sync, while Stefan Hinz was the project lead, but, naturally, the lion's share was done by the authors:

* Jon Stephens is not only the master of MySQL Cluster Documentation, he has actually moved himself halfway across the world be be closer to the Cluster developers while he works. His author’s credits include Beginning MySQL Database Design and Optimization from Apress.

* Mike Kruckenberg should be a familiar name to anyone reading Planet MySQL. Mike is co-author of Pro MySQL from Apress, and member of the MySQL Certification Technical Advisory Board.

* Roland Bouman, blogger extraordinaire, winner of one of the 2006 MySQL Community awards, and hired in 2006 to (among many other things) develop the Cluster certification exams. If anyone knows what’s on the exams, he is the one.

* Stewart Smith not only hacks away at Cluster during his working hours, he’s also very involved in the Australian Open Source community, and is often heard speaking on MySQL Cluster.

* Solomon Chang, a founding member of LAMPSIG of Los Angeles and a professional DBA, has contributed material for exercises and reviewed much of the book.

This is the first book we published all on our own. It's printed and shipped via lulu.com, a print-on-demand shop. You can order your copy here: http://www.lulu.com/content/1297960. It will also be available from retailers (Amazon as well as brick and mortar bookstores) soon.

Stefan Hinz, MySQL Documentation, Berlin, Germany

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