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21 Feb 2017 at 17:00 UTC
14 Mar 2017 at 17:00 UTC

About this course

Learn how to optimize the performance of your MongoDB deployment. This course will cover how to use best practices for achieving performance at scale in a MongoDB system.

Details

  • Duration: 3 weeks
  • Each week we release new video lectures and a new assignment.
  • 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 certificate of completion at the end of the course if you achieve a 65% or above on graded material.

Objective

By the end of this course, you should be familiar with the different techniques used to increase the performance of MongoDB servers. You’ll be capable of analyzing the different trade-offs of commonly encountered performance scenarios.

Prerequisites

M101J, M101JS, M101P, or M101N.

System Requirements

  • Web Browser: FireFox 39.0+, Chrome 43+, or IE 10+
  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.7+ 64-bit, Ubuntu 14.04+ 64-bit, or Windows 8+ (64-bit)
  • MongoDB: 3.4.x+ (Enterprise)
  • Vagrant & Virtualbox

Agenda

Week 1: Introduction and Indexes
Week 2: Index Operations and CRUD Optimizations
Week 3: Performance on Clusters and Final Exam

Instructors

Kirby Kohlmorgen

Kirby is a curriculum engineer 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.

FAQ

  • What is the cost of the class?

    This class is free.

  • What do I need to take this class?

    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 taking this course?

    You will get a certificate of completion from MongoDB, Inc.

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

    The course is self-paced with weekly deadlines. The course will be broken down into short video segments with periodic assessments to check on your progress, weekly assignments and a final exam.

  • How does the grading work?

    You will receive a final grade but the grade won't be on your certificate of completion. 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, 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 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?

    We will be providing online forums 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.