Hi, I am preparing for MySQL Cluster DBA Certified Expert exam. (i will first finish MySQL DBA CP Exam Part - I and Part - II ) . In order to give this exams do I have to take mandatory paid courses by oracle (or hands-on training whatever they call). ? I do not want to pay for any courses, yet I would like to be certified MySQL Expert. ) (exams it self costs $359*3 !). Your answer would be greatly appreciated!
Training is not required for the MySQL certifications. However, the three mentioned are scheduled to be retired on April 14th (just over two weeks from now). The two DBA exams have been replaced by a single newer one for MySQL 5.6. The cluster certification is being retired.