Especificaciones de test
Kimberly L. Tripp, Paul S. Randal, Jonathan Kehayias, Erin Stellato, Tim Radney, SQLskills.com
Idioma(s) Disponibles:








24 questions

Límite de tiempo sugerido:

37 minutes


Database Configuration


High Availability and Disaster Recovery

Backup and Restore

Database Maintenance

Performance Troubleshooting

MySQL Database Administrator Online Test: How it is structured and how it can help you hire your best candidate

Using our MySQL Database Administrator online assessment test will assure your candidate’s skills administering a MySQL environment using 24 highly detailed questions.

All questions represent practical and general knowledge around MySQL administration and should be known by strong database administrators.

The test is put together by the world-renowned SQLskills.com team. They’ve authored more than 65 in-depth Pluralsight courses on RDBMS topics, and have been providing high quality DBA and developer training and consulting since 1995. They are intimately familiar with all aspects of the chapters in this test and also have extensive experience interviewing Database Administrator candidates for their clients.

The sub-chapters were picked after considering the broad scope of MySQL database administration, and the SQLskills team has assessed the six most vital areas to evaluate the qualifications and practical experience of a specific candidate. See all chapters to the right.

By using our MySQL Database Administrator online assessment test, recruiting talented DBAs will be easier. You will have a significantly higher chance of employing a strong candidate, as well as eliminating the risk of hiring an under-qualified candidate who lacks real-world experience.

How would you use this test?

This online assessment test has a number of use cases:

  • Evaluate MySQL DBAs on their understanding of MySQL administration fundamentals
  • Filter out candidates for your work based on their ability to understand complex scenarios
  • Make sure that candidates have real-world, practical knowledge of administering MySQL, instead of just book knowledge or having taken an administration ‘boot camp’

¿Qué áreas (capítulos) se cubrirán en la prueba y por qué se eligió de esa manera?

Database Configuration
One of the fundamental requirements for a good DBA candidate is to understand the settings for a database and how they affect the performance of a query workload, as the defaults are sometimes not appropriate in a production environment. Candidates also need to be able to choose the correct settings when creating a database to maximize its availability and manageability.

Security is a hot topic in the IT industry today and is essential for a MySQL DBA to be familiar with. A strong candidate should have experience with encryption features at various levels as well as the ability to properly configure users, logins, roles, and permissions.

High Availability and Disaster Recovery
Nothing is more important than a company’s data and MySQL has a variety of technologies to aid in preserving access to the data tier when disaster strikes. Candidates should be familiar with configuring, using, and troubleshooting these features, and also how to react when data corruption happens.

Backup and Restore
One of the core tasks of a DBA is to design and implement an appropriate backup strategy that meets the downtime and data loss requirements of the application. That also means having practiced restoring from backups in a variety of scenarios and knowing how to create an optimal restore sequence when required.

Database Maintenance
Apart from performing backups, the other regular task that a DBA must perform or automate is database maintenance. A strong candidate will know why and how to implement efficient index maintenance, statistics updates, and consistency checks via mysqlcheck.

Performance Troubleshooting
Probably the most important task of a DBA is maintaining workload performance and throughput, and identifying the cause of a problem quickly. A strong candidate will know how to collect and interpret metrics from a variety of sources and use that information to zero in on the root cause of an issue. Furthermore, candidates should be able to choose an appropriate way to alleviate the problem and restore normal performance.

Hecho por uno de los expertos líderes

Kimberly L. Tripp

Founder, SQLskills.com
17x Microsoft MVP

SQL Server is a complicated platform despite what Microsoft marketing says.
There are many facets to tackling problems and we’re here to help you
build a team that is knowledgeable and focused on finding the RIGHT solution
to your performance, architecture, and scalability concerns.

Paul S. Randal

CEO & Patent holder
Microsoft MVP

I’ve been heavily involved with Microsoft SQL Server since I joined the development team at
Microsoft in 1999, and I know the importance of bringing in promising job candidates.
That’s why I jumped at the chance to help Kandio help companies find real SQL Server experts.

Jonathan Kehayias

Principal Consultant
Microsoft MVP

I’ve had a wide depth of experience in multiple roles working with development and administration of data platforms running SQL Server across multiple industries including healthcare, retail, natural gas, commodities trading, and comfort foods. I know first hand the importance of finding the right skills and the havoc an unqualified candidate can bring. That’s why I am excited to help Kandio find SQL Server experts for clients.

Erin Stellato

Microsoft MVP
Pluralsight Author

I like to know how things work. I’ve spent over 15 years working with SQL Server and
I enjoy helping people understand SQL Server to create a solution that’s reliable and optimal.

Tim Radney

Microsoft MVP
Pluralsight Author

After years of helping businesses achieve success with Microsoft SQL Server and Azure SQL,
Kandio offered me the chance to help businesses find their own SQL Server and Azure SQL experts.


Global SQL Organisation
Authored our SQL tests

With close to 100 years of combined experience working with Microsoft SQL Server and other database platforms,
the SQLskills team is thrilled to be helping Kandio help businesses find their own database experts.