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Instructor: Jeff Yemin

Jeff has been programming with Java for over 15 years since landing a job at Sun Microsystems as a Java consultant and educator. His first experience with MongoDB came while at MTV Networks, where he led a project to create a unified Java-based content management system (CMS) with MongoDB as the underlying data repository. Jeff is now an engineering manager at MongoDB, Inc. and the lead maintainer of the MongoDB Java driver.

What You'll Learn

This course will go over basic installation, JSON, schema design, querying, insertion of data, indexing and working with the Java driver.

After completing this course, you should have a good understanding as to how applications are built on top of MongoDB using Java. Plus, you will have a great foundation when preparing for the MongoDB Developer Certification exam. Learn more about how to become a MongoDB Certified Professional.

Prerequisites:
To take this course you should be familiar with Java. Knowledge of relational databases is not required.

What You'll Build
In the course, you will build a blogging platform, backed by MongoDB.
Course Details
  • Duration: 7 weeks
  • Each week we release new video lectures and assignments.
  • Each week requires approximately 3-5 hours of your time, depending on your level of preparation.
  • You will receive a course completion confirmation at the end of the course if you achieve a 65% or above on graded material.
  • Your final grade for the course will be comprised of weekly assignments which count for half of your grade and a final exam/project which counts for the other half of your grade.
Agenda
  • Week 1: Introduction and Overview
  • Week 2: Creating, Reading and Updating Data (CRUD)
  • Week 3: Schema Design
  • Week 4: Performance
  • Week 5: Aggregation Framework
  • Week 6: Application Engineering
  • Week 7: 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: 3.2+
  • Software: Java 7, MongoDB Java Driver 3.0.0, Spark 1.1.1, FreeMarker 2.3.19, Maven 2, and mongoProc 3.0+

FAQ

MongoDB University courses are free.
You will need access to a computer and YouTube. A recent Windows, Mac OS or Linux based machine will work fine.
You will get a course completion confirmation from MongoDB, Inc.
No. Each course is composed of pre-recorded lesson videos you may watch at any time during the run of the course. There are weekly deadlines for assignments.
You will receive a final grade but the grade won't be on your course completion confirmation. To receive a course completion confirmation, you will need to achieve 65% on graded material. There are three different types of assessments within the course: quizzes, weekly assignments and a final exam/project. Quizzes don't count toward your grade. Quizzes are intended to help you check your own understanding. The weekly assignments will comprise one half of your grade and the final exam/project one half of your grade. Most assignments will be due on Tuesdays. Each week we will release new video lectures and a new assignments. Unfortunately, due to the 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.