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Database Administrator Certification Exam

When you become MongoDB Certified, you’re achieving the same level of expertise that we require our own administrators to attain! Register today and discover below how you can best prepare.


Once registered, you’ll have the opportunity to select the exact date and time of your exam.

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You’ll have one week within which to take your proctored exam, once you select your exam date range.


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Exam Cost – $150 USD

This is your total fee. It covers administrative costs including software licenses and exam proctoring. Please note that retaking the exam will result in another payment.

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MongoDB 5.0

Please note that your MongoDB certification exam aligns to the current MongoDB major release, 5.0.

Computer Readiness Check

Please complete the Computer Readiness Check to ensure your system meets hardware and software requirements.

Multiple Choice

Your exam will consist of 60 multiple choice questions. There are no penalties for incorrect answers.

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90 Minute Exam

You will have a 90 minute timeframe in which to complete your multiple choice exam.

Proctored Exams

When you take the exam, there will be a live proctor from our partner, Examity, observing. The proctor will guide you through setting up the exam.

For more details on exam rules and requirements, please review our exam guide.

Exam Topics

This study guide is your most valuable resource for covering all relevant topics you'll be tested on in your Certification Exam.

General Coding
Knowledge Required

  • Fundamental database concepts
  • Fundamentals of system programming
  • Basic JavaScript programming
  • Fundamentals of software development

Philosophy & Features

Performance, JSON, BSON, fault tolerance, disaster recovery, horizontal scaling, and the Mongo shell

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Create, Read, Update, and Delete operations

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Indexing and Performance

Single key, compound, multi-key, mechanics, storage engines, and performance

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Server Administration

Operations, server administration, storage, and security

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Application Administration

Auditing, authentication, authorization, and encryption

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Configuration, oplog concepts, write concern, elections, failover, and deployment to multiple data centers

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Components, when to shard, balancing, shard keys, and hashed shard keys

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Learn from MongoDB University Curriculum Engineers

Develop immediately applicable skills through our free online training courses, developed by MongoDB experts. Learn and work toward Certification at your own pace.

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Find the in-depth guides, samples, and references you need to build modern applications using MongoDB.

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Familiarize yourself with the subject areas and format of the certification exam.

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Additional Study Materials

Instructor-Led Training Program

Scheduling instructor-led classes ensures that all students get the individual attention they need.

More Important Details

  • The exam is taken online from your computer.
  • Exam takers must be alone in a quiet environment for the duration of the exam. Conversation with anyone else is not permitted.
  • Use of headphones, radios, televisions and/or other computer screens is not allowed for the duration of the exam.
  • Use of any reference materials, resources, and/or other software is not allowed during the duration of the exam.
  • Exam takers must sit at a clear desk. No pen, pencil, paper, textbooks, or notebooks should be on your desk for the duration of the exam.

System Requirements

Mac OS 10.7 or later or Windows 7 or later. Internet Explorer and Linux are not currently supported.

A working webcam and microphone.

Internet connection with at least 3 Mbps download speed and 3 Mbps upload.

Run the Computer Readiness Check to ensure your system meets the necessary hardware and software requirements to complete an exam.

For more details on exam rules and requirements, please review our exam guide.

Reschedule, Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • Test takers may reschedule or cancel an exam anytime before the scheduled test time without penalty. If you miss your scheduled test time, rescheduling will no longer be an option and a refund will not be provided.

  • To request a refund, visit your MongoDB University exam dashboard and click the Edit Registration and then Cancel and Request Refund link under the exam name.

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