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21 Mar 2017 at 17:00 UTC
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About this course

Learn everything you need to know to administer a MongoDB installation in production. This course begins by assuming you have no experience with MongoDB, taking you through the basics of installation. Then you will learn about JSON and Mongo's extensive query capabilities through the Mongo shell. We will cover importing, and exporting data into Mongo. After that, we cover replication and fault tolerance. Then it is on to scaling out with MongoDB, including indexing, performance tuning, monitoring, and sharding. Finally, we cover backups and recovery. No prior experience with MongoDB is assumed for this course but a knowledge of administration of another database will be helpful.

Details

  • Duration: 7 weeks
  • Each week we release new video lectures and homework assignments.
  • 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. Plus, you will have a great foundation when preparing for the MongoDB DBA Certification exam. Learn more about how to become a MongoDB Certified Professional.

Prerequisites

Basic system administration skills. A working knowledge of relational database concepts is helpful but not required. Javascript is the shell language for MongoDB and rudimentary knowledge of that is also helpful, but not required.

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: 3.0.4+

Agenda

Week 1: Introduction and Overview
Week 2: Creating, Reading and Updating Data (CRUD)
Week 3: Performance
Week 4: Replication
Week 5: Replication, Part 2
Week 6: Scalability
Week 7: Backup and Recovery

Instructors

Dwight Merriman

Dwight is one of the original authors of MongoDB. In 1995, Dwight co-founded DoubleClick and served as its CTO for ten years. Dwight was the architect of the DoubleClick ad serving infrastructure, DART, which serves tens of billions of ads per day. Dwight is co-founder, Chairman, and the original architect of Panther Express (now part of CDNetworks), a content distribution network (CDN) technology that serves hundreds of thousands of objects per second. Dwight is also a co-founder and investor in BusinessInsider.com and Gilt Groupe.

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.