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MySQL Interview Questions

MySQL Interview Questions

Interviews for IT jobs including MySQL jobs often include challenges far beyond the usual questions regarding career aspirations.

IT job interviews often consist of brainteasers and practical questions designed to measure your logic, reasoning, creative thinking, and problem-solving skills. The objective for the interviewer is not only to assess your technical knowledge, but also your communication skills and suitability (culturally) for the company.

Here are some example MySQL job interview questions to help you to prepare yourself (answers can be found at the bottom of the page):

MySQL interview questions

  1. How do you start and stop MySQL on Windows?
  2. How do you start MySQL on Linux?
  3. Explain the difference between MySQL and MySQLi interfaces in PHP?
  4. What’s the default port for MySQL Server?
  5. What does tee command do in MySQL?
  6. Can you save your connection settings to a conf file?
  7. How do you change a password for an existing user via MySQLadmin?
  8. Use MySQLdump to create a copy of the database?
  9. Explain the difference between MyISAM Static and MyISAM Dynamic
  10. What does myisamchk do?

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It is important at MySQL job interviews to be specific when answering questions. Concise qualitative answers demonstrate confidence and knowledge.

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Good Luck!