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Instructor: Shannon Bradshaw

Shannon Bradshaw is 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 will go over basic installation, JSON, schema design, querying, insertion of data, indexing and working with the Node.js driver.

After completing this course, you should have a good understanding as to how applications are built on top of MongoDB using Node.js. 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 have prior experience writing software using Node.js. You should be comfortable with JavaScript scope rules and the use of callbacks.

What You'll Build
In the course, you will build an ecommerce site, 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: The Node.js Driver
  • Week 4: Schema Design
  • Week 5: Indexes and Performance
  • Week 6: The Aggregation Framework
  • Week 7: Application Engineering
  • Final Project
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: Node.js 4.2.x, Express 4.13.x, and MongoDB Node.js driver 2.1.x

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.