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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2008

    Unanswered: Newbie Looking for CMA guidance

    Hey all. Well this is my first time posting, so hi

    Anyways, I am very interested in learning about databases and was guided to start with MYSQL first. I went to the web site and learned that they have a certified mysql associate (CMA) certification for begginers like myself.

    Before I jump in, however, I was wondering what startup/setup advice can be given me. I have installed nothing so far, but I would like to get my hands dirty.

    Any help is appreicated.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2008

    learning Mysql

    Heres a thought

    If you want to get your feet wet nothing works better than actually doing it.

    It took me a while but I did it.

    1)set up apache, php and mysql on your local computer using an application something like WAMP search google

    2) download and install a cms like Joomla 1.5 rc4

    3) The joomla world has all sorts of help as to how to get this working on a localhost.

    If you do the above I can guarantee YOU WILL GET YOUR FEET WET and you will see how a mysql database works and is used by a real world application.

    I found by doing and learning the above(2 years ago i couldnt even spell daatbaese) the cobwebs came out and i was able to understand how fields and relationships etc worked.

    Remember, this is just a thought from a considered newbie.
    But it worked for me.

    Not sure why a new user like you would need a CMA designation, sounds like overkill to me.


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