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Start: Sep 22, 2020 at 17:00 UTC

End: Nov 24, 2020 at 17:00 UTC


Instructor: Shannon Bradshaw

Shannon Bradshaw formerly was the VP of Education at MongoDB. In this capacity, he managed the MongoDB University and MongoDB Documentation teams. Shannon holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Northwestern University. Prior to joining MongoDB, Shannon was an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Drew University and a consultant to firms in the financial and media industries on a variety of information and data management projects.

What You'll Learn

MongoDB Basics is designed for learners brand new to MongoDB. In this course you will learn how to set up your database and start exploring different ways to search and create data with MongoDB. We will also cover how to use Compass, the MongoDB GUI, and discover the MongoDB document model and basic schema design practices.

Basic knowledge of programming concepts such as command line or unix shell commands, functions, variables and boolean operators.

What You'll Build
Data models and data access patterns that address common application use cases.
Course Details
  • Duration: 4 Chapters
  • Each chapter requires approximately 90 minutes to complete.
  • 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.
  • Chapter 0: Setup
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: The MongoDB Query Language + Atlas
  • Chapter 3: Deeper Dive into the MongoDB Query Language
  • Final Exam
System Requirements
  • 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)
  • MongoDB: 3.6.14+
  • MongoDB Compass 1.16.3 (Stable) or later.


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