One of such clues is the recent release of a new book, MySQL® 5 Certification Study Guide, the official guide to the exam to become a MySQL certified professional.
The book is available at major bookstores. I am still waiting for my copy from Amazon, but in the meantime I was able to read the interesting parts in Safari. The news are that there are no longer a Core and Professional Certifications. Now there are two certification paths, Developer and DBA, each of which require two exams to get the title.
Therefore, in the new course, rather than holding a "core certification" or a "professional certification", you can get :
- MySQL Developer I
- MySQL Developer II
- MySQL DBA I
- MySQL DBA II
- The Information Schema
- prepared statements
- stored procedures and functions
- Mysql query browser
- scaling MySQL
The book is 672 pages long. So, if you are thinking about getting a certificate as early as possible, start planning your reading path.