Welcome to ""The 12 Essential MySQL Topics for Newbies"". MySQL is the world most popular open source database that powers many different types of applications, from a tiny blog to internet giants like Facebook, Twitter and Wikipedia. In this course, we will take a look at some general topics like why databases are better than spreadsheets and then we will install MySQL on Windows and also on Mac. We will take a look at creating and dropping a database. We will look at MySQL terms and data types that you are likely to come across and, how to interact with MySQL console, this course focuses on working with databases at the command line, and not database server administration. What else will you get? A friendly, personal answers to you for all questions guarantee Personal contact with me, the course tutor Bonus cheatsheets Now, let get started !