Why should I take the certification? Is there any market value to the certification?
For those candidates without prior experience, certifications will help prove to your employers that you have the understanding and skills required for job roles that require knowledge of MySQL products. the certification will improve your chances of getting the job.
For those candidates with experience, the certification will boost your resume and chances are, there will be something new that you will learn.
MySQL is the world's most popular open source database. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced user, a MySQL database administrator, MySQL developer, or a MySQL security administrator, digital training helps you develop deeper knowledge of relational databases so you can manage your MySQL applications more efficiently.
Database certifications may not be as sexy or bleeding-edge as cloud computing, storage, or computer forensics. That said, there has been and always will be a need for knowledgeable database professionals at all levels and in a plethora of database-related job roles.
To get a better grasp of the available database certifications, it's useful to group these certs around job responsibilities. In part, this reflects the maturity of database technology and its integration into most aspects of commercial, scientific and academic computing. As you read about the various database certification programs, keep these job roles in mind:
Database administrator (DBA): Responsible for installing, configuring and maintaining a database management system (DBMS). Often tied to a specific platform such as Oracle, MySQL, DB2 or SQL Server.
Database developer: Works with generic and proprietary APIs to build applications that interact with a DBMS (also platform-specific, like DBA roles).