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MySQL 5 Developer looking for more certifications
Posted by: Gregory Robertson
Date: February 11, 2013 02:16PM

I recently passed the exams for the `Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL 5 Developer`.

I am hoping someone more experienced on this forum can give me advice on what I should be doing next to further my education to make myself more appealing to employers.

Background-

I don't have any work related experience in computer science. I have been in finance since college (I just turned 28). I have a BS in computer science and a BA in management.

I'm working on a small website right now- 1 database, 4 tables, 1811 total rows of information (selling art). I'm doing the HTML, CSS, trying to teach myself phpMyAdmin and all the necessary PHP. I'm hoping that I can add that to my resume once I complete the website.

All that being said, is a certification in PHP my next step? I'm afraid if I get the DBA certification without any relevent work experience I will be in much the same position I am now.

I've had a heck of a time trying to catch the attention of staffing agencies in Austin, TX where I live.

If anyone could offer some advice I am extremely appreciative.

Thanks.

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