So I am very new to SQL and wish to pursue my MCDBA. I was given a book that teaches MySQL. My question is can I start learning with MySQL or should I jump straight into SQL Server since I am going for the MCDBA?
Ok then I appreciate the straightforward answer, however I have one more question. I also have a very generic SQL book from Sams that is is directed to no particular vendor. Should I spend my time reading this or just go out and buy a book on SQL 2005?
MCDBA is a 2000 certification, MCTS and MCITP are 2005 certifications (and MCITP, not MCTS is the equivalent of MCDBA). If you're just getting started I would definitely recommend a 2005 certification rather than a 2000 one at this stage.
Thank you for the advice I did not realize that. It seems that they cut down on the exams that need to be taken. After taking only one exam I will be MCTS certified and then 2 more exams take me all the way, cool.