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New Features and Tools in MongoDB 4.0


Learn about the exciting new features in MongoDB 4.0

Estimated Total Effort

6.5 hours

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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.

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


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

Course Details


6.5 hours

Duration: 11 Chapters

Each chapter requires approximately 35 minutes to complete

Up to 60 days to complete from day of registration

Video Lectures

1.5 Hours

Exam Questions

1.0 Hour

Labs & Quizzes

4.0 Hours

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 Completion

Course Agenda

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


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: 4.0.0-rc6+

VirtualBox 5.1.+

Vagrant 2.0+


Alyson CabralAndrew DavidsonAsya KamskyEliot HorowitzGrigori MelnikJason MimickMatt LordNorberto LeiteSeth PayneShannon Bradshaw

Alyson Cabral

MongoDB Course Instructor

Aly Cabral formerly was a Product Manager at MongoDB. While at MongoDB, she focused on distributed systems, when she hears the word election, she doesn't think about politics.


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