At a very late stage in my life I am trying to learn mysql and php and hope someone can just point me in the right direction. I find it quite difficult to learn from a book no matter how well written.

I believe I have set my basics correctly, I am using wamp to access mysql and php plus apache.

I am at the stage of entering some basic commands to check things through such as

QUERY: mysqladmin --vesion
RESULT: mysqliadmin Ver 8.42 Distribution: 5.5.16 for win32 x86

QUERY: mysqladmin -u root status
RESULT: Uptime: 88456 Threads: 1 Questions: 1 Slow queries: 33 Flush Tables: 1 Open tables: 0 queries per second avg: 0.000

QUERY: mysqladmin -u root -p status
RESULT: enter password (entered)
mysqladmin connect to server at 'localhost' failed
error 'Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' <using password YES>'

Can anyone please explain in simple terms what I may have done incorrectly, it is difficult to ask a book questions!
I should say I have written the simple code in one of the examples to display date on search and it displayed correctly.