This VTC MySQL 5 Administration Part 1 course is the first of a two-part series on the basics of administering a MySQL Server. This is a continuation of the introduction to MySQL 5 we began with the MySQL 5 Development Parts 1 and 2 courses and it assumes that the student has the equivalent knowledge covered in those courses. This first Administration course lays the groundwork for an understanding of basic internal systems of the MySQL server. The focus in Part 1 is to gain familiarity with these systems and various alternatives we have, from the different administrative tools that are available to the different options and sources for MySQL server software and services. While Part 1 has limited hands-on sections, we do offer a lot of detail and a number of exercises on user accounts and security, accessing information about some key internal systems, and some important operations for performing table maintenance. After learning this academic information about the Server, Part 2 will follow this with many practical administrative operations and systems critical to your successful use of the MySQL Server. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.