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  • MemSQL 6 Certified Administrator

    Certified administrators are best prepared to manage and monitor high-performance, operational data warehouses and real-time, in-memory database applications.

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  • MemSQL 6 Certified Developer

    Certified developers are best prepared to build high-performance, operational data warehouses and real-time, in-memory database applications.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Certification

What are the employer benefits of having certified MemSQL Administrators and MemSQL Developers?

Employers value teams of certified MemSQL Administrators and MemSQL Developers. MemSQL Administrators are best prepared to manage and monitor high-performance, operational data warehouses and real-time, in-memory database applications. MemSQL Developers are best prepared to develop and build high-performance, operational data warehouses and real-time, in-memory database applications.

Why become MemSQL certified?

Certification demonstrates to employers and the job market your individual dedication and commitment to becoming a MemSQL expert.  You can easily showcase your MemSQL Certification on your LinkedIn profile.

What certifications are available?

We offer two certifications: MemSQL Administrator and MemSQL Developer.

Can my certification be verified?

Yes, all certifications are digital and can be digitally certified. For additional questions, please email training@memsql.com

Can I add my certification to my LinkedIn profile?

Yes, you can easily add your certification to your LinkedIn profile.

Is the Certification linked to a specific version of MemSQL?

The certification exam links to the major MemSQL version.

Does my certification expire?

Your certification is for a specific version of MemSQL and as such remains active.

Can I upgrade my certification?

Yes. To upgrade your certification to a new major version of MemSQL, you can enroll in a new course and pass the course's certification exam.


Frequently Asked Questions about the Certification Exams


How is the certification exam administered?

The exam is administered online via the course player. The multiple choice exam is self-directed and is not proctored. Once it begins, you have 24 hours to complete the exam. If you do not pass the exam, you can retake it.

Can I use the course materials to help with exam questions?

Yes. You are free to take the exam as an open-book exam. 

Do I need to attend a training course before taking a certification exam?

Yes. In order to take the certification exam, you must complete an onsite, virtual, or self-paced training course.

How much does the certification exam cost?

Included in the course pricing is the certification exam. The exam is available in the course player.

Are there sample certification exam questions available?

In the course player, you will find example questions in the form of Quizzes. Quizzes included explanations for the correct answers.

Do I need to be a SQL programmer to take the Developer exam?

Yes, you need to have a strong SQL programmer background to be able to read SQL code.

Do I need to know how to use MemSQL Ops to take the Administrator exam?

Yes, you should be familiar with both the MemSQL Ops UI and MemSQL Ops CLI. Achieving basic competency with MemSQL Ops is one of the learning goals of the MemSQL Administrator course.

How much time does it take to complete the exam?

It takes most students about about 30 to 45 minutes to complete the exam. The exam is not timed. If you more time to complete the exam, that's OK.

What is the passing score?

You need 75% to pass the exam. The exam is 50 points. You need at least 35 points to pass the exam.

Do I need access to my MemSQL Cluster to complete the exam?

No. For some students who completed their labs in the student workbook, having access to their MemSQL Cluster may prove beneficial.

I no longer have access to my MemSQL Cluster for my exam. What should I do?

If you think having a MemSQL Cluster will help you, but you no longer have access to your student environment, consider installing MemSQL in a Linux environment. You can also use Docker, Vagrant, or VirtualBox to run a MemSQL Cluster.

My training license expired before I was able to take the exam. What can I do?

Download the Enterprise edition of MemSQL. The trail license is good for 30 days.

I am unable to take the exam this week. Can I take it at a later date?

Yes. You can take the exam at a later date. Your exam link will expire in 30 days.

Can I retake the exam?

If you do not pass the exam, you can retake the exam. You must wait 2 days before taking the exam. The retake exam may have a different set of questions.

How will I know if I passed the exam?

After completing the exam and the course, you will receive an email.  The email contains instructions to view your digital certificate. The certificate does not show your exam score.