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I recently took an intro class for MySQL from www.oreillyschool.com and it was very helpful. The next class they offer is administering MySQL but I currently work with SQL Server. The first class was centered around writing queries and for the most part everything transferred over to SQL Server. I don't think the Admin class is going to be beneficial for me.

Does anyone have any recommendation for an online/self-paced class that has actual assignments to do? The O'Reilly school actually has a teacher that gives you a pass or fail for each assignment which I really liked. Their classes are about $500 so something in that price range would be great.

Also I do not want to do the community college route.

Thank you!

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Unfortunately this is essentially a shopping type question which doesn't fit the scope of the sites faq. You are however welcome to pop into chat and see if anyone can offer advice. –  Mark Storey-Smith Jan 2 '13 at 19:15