Oracle - OCP MySQL 5 Database Administrator



Only 5 Days



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Next date:

6/2/2023 (Monday)


Note: This course was formerly called Sun Certified MySQL Database Administrator.

Oracle OCP MySQL 5 Database Administrator is the world's most popular open source database because of its fast performance, high reliability, ease of use, and dramatic cost savings.

Firebrand Training’s accelerated 5 day OCP MySQL 5 Database Administrator provides students with an intense immersion into MySQL version 5.0 & 5.1. The program is an accelerated course that provides experienced developers and administrators with the necessary skills to successfully develop and administer MySQL 5 applications. Students will learn from MySQL-Certified experts through a combination of lab exercises, lectures, and presentations.

This is an intense immersion learning experience - live, breathe, eat, drink, MySQL 5.0 administration and development for one week!

Students who can benefit from this course are Developers and DBAs with the following questions and needs:

  • Is my MySQL database secure?
  • Do my users have the correct privileges and access rights?
  • Is your MySQL database operating at optimal efficiency?
  • Do I want to increase the performance of your database and make sure it scales?
  • Do I want to save time using features like Stored Procedures, Triggers and Views?
  • Do I want to utilise the new enterprise features of MySQL 5.0?

During this course you will learn how to:

  • Properly install MySQL
  • Create Triggers and Views.
  • Create and execute Backup Strategies
  • Create secure Stored Procedures to update and access data
  • Secure users privileges
  • Set resource limitations, and access controls


Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online courses
  2. You'll be certified fast. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  3. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams**, accommodation* and meals*. No hidden extras.
  4. Pass first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified over 100,000 professionals
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts


Firebrand Training’s accelerated MySQL course will cover the following curriculum:

  • Describe the MySQL Architecture, general operational characteristics and resources utilized for running it.
  • Perform the most common Database Administration (DBA) tasks utilizing the various programs contained within the MySQL application
  • Utilise the MySQL Administrator Graphical User Interface (GUI) to manage a MySQL server
  • Perform queries and analysis of data utilizing the MySQL Query Browser graphical user interface (GUI)
  • Utilise MySQL monitoring tools to improve server performance
  • Compare multiple environment options to improve server performance
  • Explain the MySQL connectors that provide connectivity for client programs
  • Install and Upgrade MySQL 5.0 for the most common operating systems
  • Perform the MySQL start and shutdown operations
  • Configure MySQL server options at runtime
  • Activate and manage numerous server logs
  • Maintain integrity of a MySQL installation utilizing security protocols
  • Manage user maintenance and access to a MySQL Server
  • Manage the structural characteristics of your databases
  • Create, Maintain and Manage MySQL tables
  • Manage the structural characteristics of the tables within your databases
  • Select the best data type for representing information and managing performance in MySQL
  • Differentiate between the multiple storage engines available in MySQL
  • Perform bulk data import and export operations
  • Utilize the SELECT statement to retrieve information from database tables
  • Utilize expressions in SQL statements to retrieve more detailed information
  • Write join expressions in your SQL statements to obtain information from multiple tables
  • Utilise SQL statements to modify the contents of database tables
  • Utilise subqueries in your SQL statements
  • Understand data locking concepts and the different levels of locking in MySQL
  • Perform backup and restore operations utilizing multiple MySQL tools
  • Improve performance though query optimization
  • Optimise Schemas (Databases) utilizing multiple techniques
  • Create user defined variables, prepared statements and stored routines
  • Create and manage triggers
  • Use the INFORMATION_SCHEMA database to access metadata
  • Manage, apply and understand the reason for using views
  • Debug MySQL applications
  • Scale-out deployments of MySQL

Exam Track

Combined with sufficient practical experience, this course prepares for and tests you on:

  • MySQL 5 Database Administrator Certified Professional Exam, Part I - 1Z0-873
  • MySQL 5 Database Administrator Certified Professional Exam, Part II - 1Z0-874

What's Included

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)


To succeed fully in this course, students should have 1 year's experience with Relational Databases and SQL.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


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