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Start: 12 Nov 2019 at 17:00 UTC

End: 17 Dec 2019 at 17:00 UTC


Instructor: Nathan Leniz

Nathan Leniz is an Engineer on the Curriculum team at MongoDB. Nathan has helped build a world-class online teaching platform, as well as taught programming fundamentals to thousands of students. Prior to MongoDB, Nathan disarmed bombs for the United States Army.

What You'll Learn

This course will provide you with the knowledge to use MongoDB Aggregation Framework with confidence in your application development practices.

We highly recommend taking M001 or M220P or 3-6 months experience using MongoDB in application development.

What You'll Build
You'll build an understanding about how to use MongoDB Aggregation Framework pipeline, document transformation and data analysis. We will look into the internals of the Aggregation Framework alongside with optimization and pipeline building practices.
Course Details
  • Duration: 3 Weeks
  • Each week we release new video lectures and assignments.
  • 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.
  • Chapter 0: Introduction and Aggregation Concepts
  • Chapter 1: Basic Aggregation - $match and $project
  • Chapter 2: Basic Aggregation - Utility Stages
  • Chapter 3: Core Aggregation - Combining Information
  • Chapter 4: Core Aggregation - Multidimensional Grouping
  • Chapter 5: Miscellaneous Aggregation
  • Chapter 6: Aggregation Performance and Pipeline Optimization
  • 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: 3.6.14+ Enterprise
  • MongoDB Atlas Account


MongoDB University courses are free.
You will need access to a computer and YouTube. A recent Windows, macOS, or Linux based machine will work fine.
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 course completion confirmation. To receive a certificate of completion, you will need to achieve 65% on graded material. There are three different types of assessments within the course: quizzes, labs and 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 instructor(s), teaching assistants and other MongoDB employees will monitor the forums and try to help. Often the fastest answer comes from another student.
Not at all! MongoDB Enterprise suite is free for evaluation purposes. So no need to worry about licenses.