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Developer Exam

Developer Certification Exam

When you become MongoDB Certified, you're achieving the same level of expertise that we require our own developers 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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Upcoming Sessions

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


MongoDB Certified Developer Associate Exam

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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 4.4

Please note that your MongoDB certification exam aligns to the current MongoDB major release, 4.4.

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


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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Pipeline, operators, memory usage, sort, skip, and limit

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Data Modeling

Embedding, references, document growth, modeling one-to-one and one-to-many relationships, modeling for atomic operations, modeling tree structures

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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.

Go to Documentations


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.

Rescheduling Policy

  • You may reschedule your exam appointment more than 24 hours before the scheduled test time.
  • If you reschedule your exam appointment within 24 hours of scheduled test time, you will pay a 10 USD rescheduling fee.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • If you cancel your exam two or more business days before the scheduled test time, you will receive a 100% refund.
  • If you do not schedule your exam, and request a refund within your exam period, you will receive a 100% refund.
  • If you do not request a refund within your exam period, you will forfeit your exam fees.
  • If you cancel your exam within two business days before the scheduled test time, you will receive a refund minus a $50 USD cancellation fee.
  • No refund will be issued if you schedule an exam time slot with our proctoring partner and fail to take it when scheduled.
  • 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.

Note: Cancelling your exam on Examity does not entitle you to a refund. To request a refund you must follow the above instructions.