MySQL for Database Administrators ED 3.1


The MySQL for Database Administrators training is designed for DBAs and other database professionals. Expert Oracle University instructors will teach you how to install and configure the MySQL Server, set up replication and security, perform database backups and performance tuning and protect MySQL databases.


After taking this course, you'll have a greater understanding of new enhancements made available in MySQL to improve performance, scalability, reliability and manageability for your Web, Cloud and embedded application requirements. • Describe the MySQL Architecture • Install and Upgrade MySQL • Use the INFORMATION_SCHEMA database to access metadata • Perform the MySQL start and shutdown operations • Configure MySQL server options at runtime • Use available tools including MySQL Workbench • Evaluate data types and character sets for performance issues • Understand data locking in MySQL • Understand the use of the InnoDB storage engine with MySQL • Maintain integrity of a MySQL installation • Use triggers for administration tasks • Use Enterprise Audit and Pluggable Authentication • Configure advanced replication topologies for high availability • Describe introductory performance tuning techniques • Perform backup and restore operations • Automate administrative tasks with scheduled events




• MySQL Overview, Products, Services • MySQL Services and Support • Supported Operating Services • MySQL Certification Program • Training Curriculum Paths • MySQL Documentation Resources

• The client/server model • Communication protocols • The SQL Layer • The Storage Layer • How the server supports storage engines • How MySQL uses memory and disk space • The MySQL plug-in interface

• Choosing between types of MySQL distributions • Installing the MySQL Server • The MySQL Server installation file structure • Starting and stopping the MySQL server • Upgrading MySQL • Running multiple MySQL servers on a single host

• MySQL server configuration options • System variables • SQL Modes • Available log files • Binary logging • Enterprise Audit

• Available clients for administrative tasks • MySQL administrative clients • The mysql command-line client • The mysqladmin command-line client • The MySQL Workbench graphical client • MySQL tools • Available APIs (drivers and connectors)

• Major categories of data types • Meaning of NULL • Column attributes • Character set usage with data types • Choosing an appropriate data type

• Available metadata access methods • Structure of INFORMATION_SCHEMA • Using the available commands to view metadata • Differences between SHOW statements and INFORMATION_SCHEMA tables • The mysqlshow client program • Using INFORMATION_SCHEMA queries to create shell commands and SQL statements

• Using transaction control statement to run multiple SQL statements concurrently • The ACID properties of transactions • Transaction isolation levels • Using locking to protect transactions

• Storage engines in MySQL • InnoDB storage engine • InnoDB system and file-per-table tablespaces • NoSQL and the Memcached API • Configuring tablespaces efficiently • Using foreign keys to attain referential integrity • InnoDB locking • Features of available storage engines

• Partitioning and its use in MySQL • Reasons for using partitioning • Types of partitioning • Creating partitioned tables • Subpartitioning • Obtaining partition metadata • Modifying partitions to improve performance • Storage Engine Support of Partitioning

• Requirements for user authentication • Using SHOW PROCESSLIST to show which threads are running • Creating, modifying and dropping user accounts • Alternative authentication plugins • Requirements for user authorization • Levels of access privileges for users • Types of privileges • Granting, modifying and revoking user privileges

• Recognizing common security risks • Security risks specific to the MySQL installation • Security problems and counter-measures for network, operating system, filesystem and users • Protecting your data • Using SSL for secure MySQL server connections • How SSH enables a secure remote connection to the MySQL server • Finding additional information for common security issues

• Types of table maintenance operations • SQL statements for table maintenance • Client and utility programs for table maintenance • Maintaining tables for other storage engines

• Exporting Data • Importing Data

• Creating and executing Stored Routines • Describing stored routine execution security • Creating and executing triggers • Creating, altering and dropping events • Event execution scheduling

• Backup basics • Types of backup • Backup tools and utilities • Making binary and text backups • Role of log and status files in backups • Data Recovery

• Managing the MySQL Binary Log • MySQL replication threads and files • Using MySQL Utilities for Replication • Designing Complex Replication Topologies • Multi-Master and Circular Replication • Performing a Controlled Switchover • Monitoring and Troubleshooting MySQL Replication • Replication with Global Transaction Identifiers (GTIDs)

• Using EXPLAIN to Analyze Queries • General Table Optimizations • Monitoring status variables that affect performance • Setting and Interpreting MySQL server Variables • Overview of Performance Schema • Tuning the MySQL Server

• Course Overview • MySQL Curriculum • Course Evaluation • Thank You! • Q&A Session


Practice Activities
Case Studies


Pre test
Post test
Certification Exam


5 Days

Target Audience

• Database Administrators • Developer


Dec 2017