Next Session

21 Mar 2017 at 17:00 UTC
09 May 2017 at 17:00 UTC

About this course

Learn everything you need to know to get started building a MongoDB-based app. This course will go over basic installation, JSON, schema design, querying, insertion of data, indexing and working with the Python driver. We will also cover working in sharded and replicated environments. In the course, you will build a blogging platform, backed by MongoDB. A brief Python introduction is included in the course.

Details

  • Duration: 7 weeks
  • Each week we release new video lectures and a new assignment.
  • Each week requires approximately 3-5 hours of your time, depending on your level of preparation.
  • 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.
  • You will receive a course completion confirmation at the end of the course if you achieve a 65% or above on graded material.

Objective

After completing this course, you should have a good understanding as to how applications are built on top of MongoDB using Python. 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

Python or a mainstream programming language

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
  • Python 2.7, pymongo 3.0.3+, and Bottle 0.12

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: Case Studies

Instructors

Andrew Erlichson

Andrew designs and implements the worldwide education efforts around MongoDB. Prior to MongoDB, Inc., Andrew was CEO and founder of Phanfare, an online photo hosting company, now part of Carbonite. Prior to Carbonite, he was founder and CEO of Flashbase, a web service that offered helpers-service online database forms and analysis tools. Flashbase was acquired by DoubleClick. At DoubleClick, Andrew was Vice President of Technology for the Research and Development group. He has worked at Mips Computer Systems, Silicon Graphics and BlackRock. Andrew received his A.B. from Dartmouth College and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

FAQ

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 and YouTube. A recent Windows, Mac OS or Linux based machine will work fine.

What do I receive for completing a course?

You will get a course completion confirmation from MongoDB, Inc.

Do I need to be available during a certain hour of the day to watch course videos?

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.

How does the grading work?

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.

Will I be able to get help?

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.