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Start: Oct 27, 2020 at 17:00 UTC

End: Dec 29, 2020 at 17:00 UTC


Instructor: Daniel Coupal

Daniel is a Senior Curriculum Engineer on the Education team at MongoDB. Daniel was part of the Technical Support Team at MongoDB before transferring to the Education Department. Prior to MongoDB, he had different roles as a consultant, developer, and manager of development and tool teams.

Instructor: Eoin Brazil

Eoin Brazil is a staff curriculum engineer at MongoDB. He works on online and instructor-led training products delivered through MongoDB University and previously held various positions in the technical services support organization within MongoDB. Eoin holds a Ph.D. and an MSc in computer science from the University of Limerick and a PgDip in technology commercialization from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Eoin is co-author of MongoDB - The Definitive Guide 3rd Ed. from O'Reilly Media.

What You'll Learn

This course will guide you on how to draw parallels between your existing knowledge and experience with relational databases and MongoDB.

The course will contrast modeling a schema and writing application code and queries for a relational database versus doing it for MongoDB.

Armed with this new knowledge, you will be able to take on projects using MongoDB faster and be successful in developing these new projects or modernizing existing ones.

Expertise and/or knowledge of relational databases like its terminology, the ability to understand an entity-relationship diagram and familiarity with the Structured Query Language.

What You'll Build
You will build a solid understanding of how MongoDB differs from relational databases. You will learn how to model in terms of documents and how to use MongoDB's drivers to easily access the database.
Course Details
  • Duration: 4 Chapters
  • Each chapter requires approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.
  • Chapter 1: Concepts of RDBMS and MongoDB
  • Chapter 2: Modeling for MongoDB
  • Chapter 3: Code and Queries
  • Chapter 4: The Life Cycle of an Application and Additional Resources
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 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 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.
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.