CBT Nuggets - MySQL Database CMA 010-002 (2010) | ISO | 871 MB
CBT Nuggets MySQL Database CMA 010-002
Setting Expectations. Understanding this Series. Tackling the MySQL Associate Exam.
2 What is MySQL?
Understanding the Product. Reviewing MySQL Architecture. Relevant Exam objectives: Client/Server Concepts; Database and Database objects. In this nugget we learn this history of MySQL and review the underpinnings of the MySQL client/server technology.
3 Client/Server Concepts
Using Client Applications. Accessing Help. Using MySQL Server Modes. Relevant Exam objectives: Client/Server Concepts; Database and Database objects; Recurring SQL Constructs. Description: In this nugget we familiarize ourselves with the myriad client applications used to access the MySQL Server. We also learn how to make use of online help, as well as to set the appropriate SQL mode to meet our specific business requirements.
4 Understanding Data Types
Introducing Data Types. Using String, Numeric, and Date/Time Data Types. Implementing Data Types in Tables. Relevant Exam objectives: Databases; Data Types; Tables. Description: In this nugget we learn the data types that are supported by MySQL 5.x. We also learn how to use data types in the creation of table columns.
5 Managing Databases Part 1
Planning Databases. Creating databases. Relevant Exam objectives: Databases; Data Types; Tables. Description: In this nugget we learn some of the principles the underlie database design. We also learn how to create database objects in MySQL.
6 Managing Databases Part 2
Altering Databases. Database Administration Statements. Relevant Exam objectives: Databases; Data Types; Tables. Description: In this nugget we learn how to alter the structure of schema (database) objects in MySQL. We also begin to develop stronger skills with administrator-specific SQL commands in MySQL Server.
7 Managing Databases Part 3
Dropping Databases. Accessing Database metadata. Relevant Exam objectives: Databases; Data Types; Tables. Description: In this nugget we learn how to permanently decommission databases by dropping them from the server. We also learn how to access metadata, or data about data, for all objects in our MySQL server instance.
8 Managing Tables and Indexes Part 1
Setting Table Properties. Creating Tables. Altering Tables. Dropping Tables. Relevant Exam objectives: Tables; Constraints and Indexes; Adding data; Modifying data; Removing data; Searching data. Description: In this nugget we learn all aspects of table management in MySQL Server: creating, altering, and dropping table objects, as well as configuring table properties.
9 Managing Tables and Indexes Part 2
Understanding Indexes. Creating and Managing Indexes. Checking Index . Operation with EXPLAIN. Relevant Exam objectives: Tables; Constraints and Indexes; Adding data; Modifying data; Removing data; Searching data. Description: In this nugget we delve into what is probably the number one factor in optimizing query performance in any relational database system: the index. Here we understand indexing theory, and then learn how to create and manage indexes in MySQL. Finally, we use the EXPLAIN keyword to parse query execution plans to fine-tune index and query performance.
10 Implementing Constraints
Handling Invalid Data Values. Can We Use CHECK Constraints? Implementing Table Constraints. Relevant Exam objectives: Tables; Constraints and Indexes; Adding data; Modifying data; Removing data; Searching data. Description: In this nugget we understand the various and sundry ways that we can configure MySQL to handle missing and/or invalid data values. We also answer the question Does MySQL Server support the CHECK constraint for table columns? Finally, we learn how to implement table constraints such as NULL, DEFAULT, and the creative selection of data types for table columns.
11 Using Views
Why Use Views? Creating and Managing Views. Obtaining View metadata. Relevant Exam objectives: Views; Recurring SQL Constructs; Constraints and Indexes; Tables. Description: In this nugget we learn what views are, how to use them, and how to create them in MySQL. We also learn how to obtain view metadata by using both the SHOW and DESCRIBE commands as well as the INFORMATION_SCHEMA views.
12 Data Manipulation Language (DML) Part 1
Introducing the SELECT Statement. Customizing Column Retrieval. Customizing Row Retrieval. Relevant Exam objectives: Searching data. Description: In this nugget we begin a detailed consideration of DML SQL commands, beginning with the SELECT statement.
13 Data Manipulation Language (DML) Part 2
Adding New Records with the INSERT Statement. Using the REPLACE Statement. Relevant Exam objectives: Adding data. Description: In this nugget we build upon what we learned in the previous nugget by learning how to add new records to a MySQL database table or view by using the INSERT DML statement.
14 Data Manipulation Language (DML) Part 3
Modifying Existing Records with the UPDATE Statement. Preventing Dangerous Table Updates. Performing Multi-Table Updates. Relevant Exam objectives: Modifying data. Description: In this nugget we continue to hone our SQL skills by learning how to updating existing row data by using the UPDATE DML statement.
15 Data Manipulation Language (DML) Part 4
Removing Records with the DELETE Statement.Emptying a Table with the TRUNCATE TABLE Statement. Relevant Exam objectives: Removing data. Description: In this nugget we conclude our four-part basic DML mini-series by learning how to delete data from MySQL database tables using both the DELETE and TRUNCATE TABLE statements.
16 Advanced DML Operations Part 1
Understanding Expressions in MySQL.Using Expressions.Deploying Commenting in SQL Code. Relevant Exam objectives: Expressions; Grouping and Aggregate Functions. Description: In this nugget we begin to work with some more advanced Data Manipulation Language (DML) commands. Here we work with SQL expressions and commenting, the former allowing us to extend the logic of our SQL code, and the latter allowing us to make our code more user-friendly.
17 Advanced DML Operations Part 2
Aggregating Query Results. Grouping Query Results, Understanding the HAVING Clause. Relevant Exam objectives: Expressions; Grouping and Aggregate Functions. Description: In this nugget we learn to group and aggregate our query results. Doing so enables us to produce subtotals, grand totals, and other data manipulations that are useful in many business scenarios.
18 Advanced DML Operations Part 3
Why use Table Joins? Defining Inner Joins. Defining Outer Joins. Relevant Exam objectives: Joining Tables. Description: In this Nugget we master a crucial concept in relational database theory--the table join. Table joins allow us to extend queries across two or more related tables, and also allow us to perform multi-table updates and deletes. Here we learn to create inner joins and outer joins in MySQL.
19 Managing Transactions
Understanding Transactions. Controlling Transactions with the InnoDB Storage Engine. Relevant Exam objectives: Transaction Concepts; SQL for Working with Transactions. Description: In this nugget we focus on the transactional support offered by the MySQL InnoDB storage engine. After a thorough grounding in database transaction theory, we turn to how we can control transactions in MySQL using InnoDB features.
20 Administering Data Import/Export
mporting Data from Files. Exporting Data from Files. Using mysqlimport and mysqldump. Relevant Exam objectives: Tools for Import/Export; SQL for Import/Export