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How Online Courses Work

Online courses run for 7 weeks. Each week we release pre-recorded lesson videos, quizzes and graded exercises on a key MongoDB subject. Expect approximately 2 hours of lessons per week delivered in a series of 3 to 5 minute videos. You may watch these videos at your own pace during the week, in the order you choose.

Homework is assigned in each week and should take anywhere from 1 to 3 hours to complete. At the end of 7 weeks, there is a final exam in the form of an extended problem set. Homework assignments account for one half of your grade and the final exam for the other half. Quizzes don't count toward your grade; they are intended to help you check your own understanding of the course material. 

Throughout the course, you may ask questions in the online discussion forums. Staff teaching assistants are always ready to help and other students regularly contribute answers. 


What is the cost of an online course?

MongoDB University courses are free.

What do I need to take a course?

You will need access to a computer and YouTube. A recent Windows, Mac OS or Linux based machine will work fine.

What do I receive for completing a course?

You will get a certificate of completion from MongoDB, Inc.

Do I need to be available during a certain hour of the day to watch course videos?

No. Each course is composed of pre-recorded lesson videos you may watch at any time during the run of the course. There are weekly deadlines for assignments.

How does the grading work?

You will receive a final grade but the grade won't be on your certificate of completion. To receive a certificate of completion, you will need to achieve 65% on graded material. There are three different types of assessments within the course: quizzes, weekly assignments and a final exam/project. Quizzes don't count toward your grade. Quizzes are intended to help you check your own understanding. The weekly assignments will comprise one half of your grade and the final exam/project one half of your grade. Most assignments will be due on Tuesdays. Each week we will release new video lectures and a new assignments. Unfortunately, due to the large number of students and in the interest of fairness, late assignments cannot be accepted.

Will I be able to get help?

Each course has an active online forum where students can help each other. In addition, the instructor(s), teaching assistants and other MongoDB employees will monitor the forums and try to help. Often the fastest answer comes from another student.


Adam Comerford

Adam was a Technical Services Manager at MongoDB, Inc. In addition to ensuring success of the MongoDB support organization he has engaged the tech community by writing articles and answering questions on Stack Overflow. Adam is also the founder of the Dublin MongoDB User Group which now has over 250 members. Prior to MongoDB, he held various positions at Citrix and AOL.

Andrew Erlichson

Andrew designs and implements the worldwide education efforts around MongoDB. Prior to MongoDB, Inc., Andrew was CEO and founder of Phanfare, an online photo hosting company, now part of Carbonite. Prior to Carbonite, he was founder and CEO of Flashbase, a web service that offered helpers-service online database forms and analysis tools. Flashbase was acquired by DoubleClick. At DoubleClick, Andrew was Vice President of Technology for the Research and Development group. He has worked at Mips Computer Systems, Silicon Graphics and BlackRock. Andrew received his A.B. from Dartmouth College and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Dwight Merriman

Dwight is one of the original authors of MongoDB. In 1995, Dwight co-founded DoubleClick and served as its CTO for ten years. Dwight was the architect of the DoubleClick ad serving infrastructure, DART, which serves tens of billions of ads per day. Dwight is co-founder, Chairman, and the original architect of Panther Express (now part of CDNetworks), a content distribution network (CDN) technology that serves hundreds of thousands of objects per second. Dwight is also a co-founder of and investor in and Gilt Groupe.

Jeff Yemin

Jeff has been programming with Java for over 15 years since landing a job at Sun Microsystems as a Java consultant and educator. His first experience with MongoDB came while at MTV Networks, where he led a project to create a unified Java-based content management system (CMS) with MongoDB as the underlying data repository. Jeff is now an engineering manager at MongoDB, Inc. and the lead maintainer of the MongoDB Java driver.

Shannon Bradshaw

Shannon Bradshaw is Director of Engineering, Education at MongoDB. In this capacity he provides vision for and manages development of MongoDB University online, the MongoDB instructor-led training curriculum, MongoDB Documentation, and the MongoDB Certification program. Shannon holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Northwestern University. Prior to MongoDB, Shannon was an Assistant Professor in the Business School at The University of Iowa and then Chair and Associate Professor of Computer Science at Drew University. Throughout his career in academia, Shannon consulted as a software engineer with several startups and financial services firms.

Shaun Verch

Formerly a kernel engineer at MongoDB, Shaun is now a software engineer at URX. In addition to extensive experience with C++ he is also a Node.js enthusiast. A graduate of Brown University, Shaun believes in the power of education to change the world.

Norberto Leite

Norberto Leite is a Curriculum Engineer at MongoDB. For the past three years, Norberto has worked on scalable distributed application environments, both as advisor and engineer. Prior to MongoDB Norberto served as Big Data Engineer at Telefonica.

Valeri Karpov

Valeri Karpov is a Node.js Engineer for MongoDB. He’s the maintainer of an open source project called mongoose, a popular tool for working with MongoDB and Node.js, as well as several other MongoDB-related Node.js modules.