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Instructor: Alyson Cabral

Aly Cabral is one of the Product Managers at MongoDB. With a focus on distributed systems, when she hears the word election she doesn't think about politics.

Instructor: Andrew Davidson

Andrew is the Lead Product Manager for MongoDB Atlas. Andrew has played a major role in the success of MongoDB's Cloud and On-Prem management tools. Before joining MongoDB, Andrew worked with Google for 3 years after earning his physics degree at UC Berkeley.

Instructor: Asya Kamsky

Asya is a Lead Product Manager on the Server team at MongoDB. She plays a wide range of technical role with users, customers, partners and community in support of MongoDB. Asya has held various roles in the database industry for over 15 years.

Instructor: Eliot Horowitz

Eliot is the CTO and Co-Founder of MongoDB and one of the core MongoDB kernel committers. Previously, Eliot was Co-Founder and CTO of ShopWiki. He has quickly become one of Silicon Alley's up and coming entrepreneurs and was selected as one of BusinessWeek's Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under Age 25 nationwide in 2006.

Instructor: Grigori Melnik

Grigori is the Head of Product for Server and Tools at MongoDB. Grigori has 20+ years of experience building & shipping high-caliber products and services. He has help various product management positions at companies like Splunk and Microsoft.

Instructor: Jason Mimick

Jason Mimick is the Technical Director for Partners at MongoDB developing new product and technical innovations with a number of companies. He's been at MongoDB nearly 4 years and previously spent the last 20-odd years building enterprise products and holding various engineering positions at Intersystems, Microsoft, and other companies.

Instructor: Matt Lord

Matt is a Senior Product Manager for Platforms on the Server team at MongoDB. He owns the core MongoDB Server runtime -- providing a powerful, fast, secure, and easy to use development platform for internal and external teams to build amazing things. Previously, he was a Director of Product Management for MySQL at Oracle.

Instructor: Norberto Leite

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

Instructor: Seth Payne

Seth is a Senior Product Manager for Enterprise Tools at MongoDB. He manages the MongoDB command line tools as well as the BI Connector (SQL proxy) and Spark connector. Previously, he was a Principal Product Manager at Skytap.

Instructor: Shannon Bradshaw

Shannon Bradshaw is the VP of Education at MongoDB. In this capacity, he manages 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

This course provides a detailed introduction to key features and products being made generally available as part of the 4.0 release. Specifically, we will explore the MongoDB Server, Ops Manager, Compass, Atlas, BI Connector and other tools.

After completing this course, you will know how to upgrade to MongoDB 4.0 from existing deployments and be able to use the features and improvements this release has to offer.

3-6 months experience using MongoDB or completion of M001: MongoDB Basics.

What You'll Build

Get up to speed with the latest release and start building with MongoDB 4.0. Here are some features you will learn about:

  • Multi-document ACID transactions
  • Greater cluster elasticity and scalability
  • Security and geo-distribution enhancements on MongoDB Atlas
  • Best practices for upgrading to MongoDB 4.0
  • Native data transformations with the aggregation pipeline
  • Kubernetes integration for Ops Manager
  • BI Connector installation and connection improvements
  • The new aggregation pipeline builder in Compass
Course Details
  • Duration: 9 Chapters
  • Most chapters require 15-30 minutes to complete.
  • Chapter 0: An Introduction to the MongoDB 4.0 Release
  • Chapter 1: Replica Set Transactions
  • Chapter 2: Sharding Improvements
  • Chapter 3: Misc Server Improvements
  • Chapter 4: Aggregation Framework Improvements
  • Chapter 5: MongoDB Compass
  • Chapter 6: ODBC Driver for BI Connector
  • Chapter 7: Atlas
  • Chapter 8: MongoDB Upgrade and Downgrade
  • Chapter 9: Ops Manager 4.0
  • Final Exam
System Requirements
  • Web Browser: Firefox 39.0+ or Chrome 43+ (Internet Explorer is currently not supported)
  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.7+ 64-bit, Ubuntu 14.04+ 64-bit, or Windows 8+ (64-bit)
  • MongoDB: 4.0.0-rc6+
  • VirtualBox 5.1.+
  • Vagrant 2.0+


MongoDB University courses are free.
You will need access to a computer and YouTube. A recent Windows, macOS, or Linux based machine will work fine.
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 course completion confirmation. 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, 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 instructor(s), teaching assistants and other MongoDB employees will monitor the forums and try to help. Often the fastest answer comes from another student.
Not at all! MongoDB Enterprise suite is free for evaluation purposes. So no need to worry about licenses.