MySQL Administration Training

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This MySQL training covers server startup/shutdown, backup/restore/recovery, stored routine development, user account management, storage engine considerations, logging and performance tuning for MySQL databases. The instructor uses interactive demonstrations with the students as active participants to reinforce the course topics.


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Course Topics
  1. Understand the MySQL Architecture.
  2. Learn to start and shutdown the MySQL server.
  3. Learn to install MySQL.
  4. Learn to configure MySQL components.
  5. Learn to use different storage engines supported in MySQL.
  6. Learn to secure the elements of a MySQL installation.
  7. Learn to maintain security of a MySQL installation via user management and access rights.
  8. Learn to work with the MySQL Administrator Graphical User Interface.
  9. Learn to perform backup and restore operations using multiple MySQL tools.
  10. Learn to optimize MySQL at various levels - installation, database and queries.
  11. Learn to perform database replication in MySQL.
  1. Introduction to Database Concepts and MySQL
    1. Features of a Relational Database
    2. Where does SQL Fit in?
    3. Database Access
    4. Why MySQL?
    5. The History of MySQL
  2. Installation, Configuration, and Upgrading
    1. MySQL Software
    2. MySQL Software Features
    3. Preparing to Install MySQL
    4. Available Client Software
    5. After the Download
    6. Configuring the Server
    7. Starting the Server
    8. The Initial User Accounts
    9. Verifying Server Operation
    10. Upgrading
    11. Copying a Database Between Architectures
    12. Environment Variables
  3. Database Design
    1. Developing the Design of a Database
    2. Database Entities
    3. The Primary Key
    4. Foreign Key Relationships
    5. Data Models and Normalization
    6. Second Normal Form (2NF)
    7. Third Normal Form (3NF) and Beyond
    8. Translating a Data Model into a Database Design
  4. Using the mysql Command-Line Tool
    1. Running the mysql Client
    2. Customizing the mysql Prompt
    3. mysql Commands
    4. Using the Help Command
    5. Some Useful mysql Options
    6. Working with a Database
    7. Examining Table Definitions
    8. Other SHOW Options
  5. DDL: Data Definition Language
    1. DDL and DML Overview
    2. Building Table Definitions
    3. Identifiers
    4. Column Definitions
    5. Numeric Datatypes
    6. ENUM and SET Types
    7. Date and Time Datatypes
    9. UNIQUE Constraints
    10. Primary Keys
    11. Modifying Tables
    12. Foreign Keys
    13. Renaming and Dropping Tables
  6. MySQL Storage Engines
    1. Storage Engine Overview
    2. Other Storage Engine Types
    3. The Basics of Commonly Used Storage
    4. Engines
    5. MyISAM Limits and Features
    6. MyISAM Data File Format
    7. InnoDB and Hardware Limitations
    8. InnoDB Shared Tablespace
    9. Configuration
    10. InnoDB Per-Table Tablespaces
    11. InnoDB Data Management
    13. MERGE and ARCHIVE
  7. Utilities
    1. Client Overview
    2. Specifying Options for Command-Line
    3. Clients
    4. Client Option Files
    5. Checking Tables with myisamchk and
    6. mysqlchk
    7. Using myisamchk and mysqlchk for
    8. Repairs
    9. mysqlshow and mysqlimport
    10. Using mysqldump
    11. The Query Browser
    12. MySQL Query Browser: Deeper
    13. MySQL Administrator: Basic
    14. Operations
    15. MySQL Administrator: Monitoring the
    16. Server and User Administration
    17. Third Party Tools
  8. Administering a Database and Users
    1. The Server-Side Programs
    2. Starting the MySQL Server
    3. Using SET for Server Options
    4. Table Management
    5. Server Log Files
    6. mysqladmin
    7. Backup and Restore
    8. Miscellaneous Functions
    9. User Account Management
    10. Understanding User Privileges
    11. User Account Rights Management
    12. User Account Privileges
    13. Managing Access to the Database
    14. Environment
  9. Database Programmability
    1. Stored Routines: Basic Concepts
    2. Routine Creation and Use
    3. Flow Control Statement
    4. Writing Blocks of Code
    5. Triggers
    6. Stored Routines, Triggers, and the
    7. Binary Log
    8. Table HANDLERs
    9. Prepared Statements
  10. Optimization and Performance
    1. Tuning
    2. Hardware Limitations
    3. Optimizing the MySQL Server's
    4. Interaction with the External
    5. World
    6. Adjusting the MySQL Server
    7. Configuration
    8. Optimizing Your Database
    9. Optimizing Queries
    10. The Use of Indexes to Support Queries
    11. Thinking about JOIN Queries
    12. Query Sorts, Indexes, and ShortCircuiting
    14. Table Locks
    15. Some General Optimizations
    16. Optimizations Specific to MyISAM
    17. Optimizations Specific to InnoDB
  11. MySQL Programming Interfaces
    1. Database Application Architectures
    2. Connecting MySQL to ODBC
    3. Connecting MySQL to MS/Office and
    4. MS/Access
    5. Connecting to MySQL from Perl
    6. Programming Perl to MySQL
    7. Connecting to MySQL from PHP
    8. Programming PHP to MySQL
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this MySQL class:

  • General SQL knowledge and principles
  • Understanding of DDL objects - tables, Indexes, constraints and others
  • Basic knowledge of hardware and OS

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Length: 3 Days
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What people say about our training

Great introduction into MySQL for DBA's who are considering moving to the platform.
Chip Handley
City of Santa Cruz
Some courses online do not keep my attention; however, this course from Webucator kept me engaged and working toward my education goals.
Jeffrey Sharp
The class provided a solid overview of MySQL administration including my main areas of focus: configuration, backups, security, table and index maintenance, statistics, query cache and optimization.
Renee Jaramillo
Dell Services
Great place to taking training via the web. Look forward to taking another one on a different topic!!!
Alex Guerrero

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