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Results of Certification Exams from First Day of the MySQL Users Conference

Please note that Oracle Univerisity has placed a hard limit on number of exams at the Users Conference this year. If you wait to the last moment, you may not get a chance to show your knowledge!

Congratulations to those who took certification exams at the MySQL Users Conference this year. We have 18 new 5.0 DBAs and 2 new 5.0 Developers after Monday.

Testing is in the Magnolia Room in the Hyatt, near the front desk and starts at 8:30 AM PDT.

Cert Team at the UC

Ricky Ho and I are busy at the UC ... pulling our hair out. There are no certification exams on Monday but we found all sorts of network glitches. The Hyatt had some network ports blocked that just happened to be the ones we use for online exams. And the Sun Remote Lab Data Center had a glitch over the weekend that kept the virtual images from starting.

The picture is from Kai Voigt's tutorial on DBA certification. The room is full and I pop n and out between 'hair pulling' sessions. The attendees are asking good questions and I am sure we will have some new certified DBAs by the end of the conference.

Final results from the UC exams

Four in the afternoon hit all too quickly today at the UC. 209 exams were delivered with 182 people passing. We had a few minor technical glitches but thanks to the very hard work of the Certification Team's all star players Christine Fortier and Ricky Ho (who managed to perform miracles on a routine basis while getting me trained on how UC exams really work) the three days of testing just went by in a blur.

Thanks to all who participated in the exams this year. There were a lot of very special people at the UC that we got to meet at the Magnolia room.

And special thanks to Jay Pipes who handled the UC and my tedious questions with such ease despite having no luggage for most of the conference.

Exams Pass Fail Total
Associate 11 0 11
Cluster 7 0 7
DBA-I 57 10 67
DBA-II 46 3 49
DEV-I 34 9 43
DEV-II 27 5 …
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UC Exam Results Day 2

The first persons I met at the UC this year were David Minor and his daughter. David told me he was interested in the Certification Exams and bravely took the plunge on his first exam Tuesday morning. I am very happy to announce he has earned his Associate, Developer and DBA Certifications. Congratulations to David and all the others who took exams.

Thursday is the last day for conference attendees to take their exams for only $25. We will open the exam room at 8:30a and let people take exams until 3:00p. So save $175 or wait until the 2009 Users Conference.

Today we still had problems for those who had not set up their account with Pearson VUE BEFORE taking their exams. Since we hang the certification exams off the data from those accounts. The results below do not include the thirty plus exams waiting for this data.

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