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Instructor: William Cross

Will is a curriculum engineer on the Education team at MongoDB. In addition to developing courses for MongoDB online and in-person training programs, Will also writes and maintains the MongoDB Professional Certification exams. Will holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California, Irvine.

What You'll Learn

In this short course, we provide a detailed introduction to its features and give students the opportunity to create and use a variety of MongoDB clusters in Atlas.

M101J, M101JS, M101N, M101P, M102 or 3-6 months experience using or administering MongoDB.

What You'll Build
You’ll build a good understanding about how to create and configure your own clusters in Atlas, manage groups and user privileges, and read and write data to Atlas clusters from a MongoDB application. You will also learn to use the metrics dashboard to monitor your applications, create and respond to alerts, and restore data from backup.
Course Details
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • This course contains four chapters of pre-recorded video lessons, hands-on labs, and a short final exam.
  • The material for all chapters and the final exam is available to you immediately.
  • The course is open for a period of three weeks. You may complete the material at any time during this period.
  • 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.
  • Chapter 1: Introducing Atlas
  • Chapter 2: Scaling with Atlas
  • Chapter 3: Monitoring and Backup
  • Chapter 4: Wrapping Up
  • 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: 3.2.6+


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.
No. The course is self-paced and will be broken down into short video segments with periodic assessments to check on your progress and chapter assignments.
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 two different types of assessments within the course: quizzes and labs. Quizzes don't count toward your grade but will help you check your understanding. The assignments will be graded. 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.