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Instructor: Norberto Leite

Norberto Leite is curriculum lead at MongoDB. For the past four years, Norberto has worked on scalable distributed application environments as advisor, engineer, and instructor. Prior to MongoDB Norberto served as Big Data Engineer at Telefonica.

What You'll Learn

This course will cover how you can take advantage of MongoDB to deploy a highly scalable content repository to support your business needs. Learn about installation, sizing, and the tools available to automate and manage your cluster. We’ll also walk through detailed recommendations for deploying, monitoring, and backing up your AEM environments. Throughout the course we will consider operational best practices required for scaling AEM instances to accommodate growing marketing teams. As the hands-on project for this course, students will implement their own digital photo library.

Students should have a solid understanding of MongoDB fundamentals before taking this course and have access to an AEM 6.1 (or greater) license.

An understanding of MongoDB fundamentals. If you do not already have substantial experience with MongoDB, before taking this course, please complete one of M101P, M101J, M101JS, M101N, or M102.

What You'll Build
Upon completing this course, students should be able to:
  • Outline the basic components of AEM and MongoDB
  • Critique different data modeling strategies used by AEM to store data in a document model
  • Distinguish use cases for which MongoDB should be considered to support AEM installations
  • Understand the different deployment models and reference architectures for AEM
Course Details
  • Duration: 5 weeks
  • Each week we release new video lectures and a new assignment.
  • This course will require approximately 3 hours of your time per week, depending on your level of preparation.
  • Week 1: Getting Started with AEM and MongoDB
  • Week 2: Data Model and Basic Setup
  • Week 3: Operations and Deployment
  • Week 4: Project Implementation
  • Week 5: Tuning & Sizing
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)
  • Hardware: 8GB RAM (16GB is recommended)
  • MongoDB Enterprise: 3.0.8+
  • Vagrant 1.7.4+
  • VirtualBox 5.0.20+
  • AEM Developer License or Partner License
  • AEM 6.1 or 6.0 binaries (we recommend 6.1)


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 pre-recorded video segments with periodic assessments to check on your progress.
Yes. 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 and labs. Quizzes don't count toward your grade but will help you check your understanding. The labs 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.
Not at all! MongoDB Enterprise suite is free for evaluation purposes. So no need to worry about licenses.