This is a question probably experienced MySQL admins can answer, but is not really a technology question.
I am looking into MySQL Administraton course from Oracle/MySQL AB.
It seems interesting as it will fill the knowldge gap that I have being a MySQL admin. But is this course worth it. Would be interested to know from some one who has taken the course or peeked at the content. I can find the topics which would be discussed, but they are there in almost any MySQL book any way.
Considering that this course is almost an entry level software developers whole month salary, it is not a cheap buy and does require 5 working days so for a small company it's not small affair.
They have the same course in CD format but I think that the instructor led course is probably the best.
One can get trained by reading books, blogs, manuals and practicing. But this training does seem like a ramp to quick learning.