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Atlas Security


Learn about the security features available in MongoDB Atlas.

Estimated Total Effort

20 Minutes

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What You'll Learn

When creating applications, it is important that your users have trust that their data is safe. MongoDB Atlas has everything you need to ensure that your applications are compliant and secure. In this course, you will gain the skills necessary to ensure best in class security for your MongoDB Atlas deployments.

You'll build a solid understanding of Atlas security features such as:

  • Threat Modeling and Security Concepts
  • Data Flow
  • Network Access Control
  • Authentication and Authorization
  • Encryption
  • Logging
  • Compliance
  • Configuring VPC Peering
  • VPC Peering Lab


We assume that individuals have completed M001 MongoDB Basics.

Course Details


20 Minutes

Duration: 1 Chapter

Each chapter requires approximately 20 minutes to complete

Up to 60 days to complete from day of registration

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 with: Operating System: Mac OS X 10.7+ 64-bit, Ubuntu 14.04+ 64-bit, or Windows 8+ (64-bit) Web Browser: Firefox 39.0+ or Chrome 43+ (Internet Explorer is currently not supported)

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

No. The course is self-paced and will be broken down into short pre-recorded video segments with periodic assessments to check on your progress.

What do I receive for taking this course?

You will receive a final grade but the grade won't be on your proof of completion. To receive a proof of completion, you will need to achieve 65% on graded material. There are three different types of assessments within the course: quizzes, labs, and a final exam. Quizzes don't count toward your grade but will help you check your understanding. The labs will comprise one half of your grade and the final exam/project one half of your grade. Unfortunately, due to a 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 MongoDB engineers will monitor the forums and try to help.

Do I need to pay to use MongoDB Enterprise for this course?

Not at all! MongoDB suite of products are free for evaluation purposes and no need to worry about licenses.

Receiving a Proof of Completion

Your grade for the course will depend on your performance on labs and a final exam. You will receive a proof of completion if you achieve a grade of 65% or better.

Course Agenda

Chapter 1: Security Concepts


Web Browser: Firefox 60.0+ or Chrome 70+

Operating System: Mac OS X 10.7+ 64-bit, Ubuntu 14.04+ 64-bit, or Windows 8+ (64-bit)

Atlas M10+ cluster for the VPC Peering lab

AWS account


Barry ONeill

Barry ONeill

MongoDB Course Instructor

Barry is currently a Senior Curriculum Engineer and was previously a Technical Services Engineer at MongoDB. Before MongoDB, he worked as a Senior Consultant for SAP specializing in HANA and ABAP performance.


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