I’ve just registered as a beta tester for Oracle’s MySQL 5.6 certification exams. The beta exams are available at a significant discount ($50 each!) and award full certification if passed. The beta exams are only available until December 21, 2013 and testing center spots seem to be rapidly filling up. Exam sign-up information is available here.
There are some differences between the beta versions of the exams and the regular certification. The beta exams are longer — approximately three hours — and contain significantly more questions. I’m very happy with this because I’m using these exams as goalpost for my own ramp-up on MySQL.
I’m taking both the MySQL 5.6 DBA and Developer exams on December 14, 2013. I’ll be posting my notes and perhaps a study plan as I get closer to this date.