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Start: 15 Oct 2019 at 17:00 UTC

End: 12 Nov 2019 at 17:00 UTC


Instructor: Kirby Kohlmorgen

Kirby is a Product Manager at MongoDB. While studying computer science at Purdue University, Kirby founded BoilerMake, Purdue's first large-scale hackathon. Prior to MongoDB Kirby was a Developer Evangelist Intern at Pebble where he gave technical workshops across the country on using the Pebble SDK.

What You'll Learn

This course will cover how to use best practices for achieving performance at scale in a MongoDB system. By the end of this course, you should be familiar with the different techniques used to increase the performance of MongoDB servers.

M001, M220, or at least 6 months of experience building applications with MongoDB

What You'll Build
You'll build a good understanding about how to analyzing the different trade-offs of commonly encountered performance scenarios.
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 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: MongoDB Indexes
  • Chapter 3: Index Operations
  • Chapter 4: CRUD Optimization
  • Chapter 5: Performance on Clusters
  • 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
  • Vagrant 1.7.4+
  • VirtualBox 5.0.20+


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.