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I've been looking to apply to various web development intern jobs, and I feel comfortable with the PHP/CSS/HTML that they are asking for, but what does MySQL proficient mean?

I've designed my own databases in phpAdmin and used them in the CMS I created, does that mean I'm proficient in MySQL?

Do you just need to be able to create a database and then update/delete/insert fields in there?

Would knowing this much allow me to put MySQL on my resume?


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This very much depends on the job you are applying for. If you are applying for a general web development job, then yes, you are probably alright. If this job is managing database servers, then you might want a little more experience. –  Brad Feb 26 '11 at 23:51
Perhaps more suitable for programmers.stackexchange.com –  Mark Byers Feb 26 '11 at 23:52
I would say that your knowledge about MySQL is not sufficient to call yourself a MySQL professional. –  cypher Feb 26 '11 at 23:54
It very much depends on whether you are looking at entry-level jobs or not. If you are looking at entry-level jobs or jobs mainly focussed on HTML/PHP/CSS they are most likely going to expect you to be able to select, update, delete, join, drop etc. If this is for a more advanced job or more database related then I'd say you need to be able to have much more familiarity with SQL. –  WuHoUnited Feb 27 '11 at 0:13

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