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Start: 08 Jan 2019 at 17:00 UTC

End: 29 Jan 2019 at 17:00 UTC

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Instructor: Matt Javaly

Matt Javaly is a Curriculum Engineer at MongoDB. Matt is a recent graduate of Carleton College, where he majored in Computer Science. Before joining MongoDB, Matt worked at Lenddo, where he used MongoDB to build verification products for banks in Indonesia and India.

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.

Instructor: Norberto Leite

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

Instructor: Varsha Subrahmanyam

Varsha Subrahmanyam is in the Class of 2019 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Varsha was a Curriculum Engineering intern at MongoDB in the Summer of 2018. Prior to MongoDB, Varsha was on the AdWords Express team at Google.

What You'll Learn

This course will teach you how to use MongoDB as the database for a Python application.

You'll play the role of a back-end developer for a Python application, and your job is to implement the application's communication with MongoDB. This includes:

  • Reading and writing data
  • Using the Aggregation Framework
  • Managing the configuration of the database client through the Python driver
  • Creating a robust application by handling exceptions and timeouts

Prerequisites:
We highly recommend taking M001 prior to taking this course. A basic understanding of MongoDB's document model will help you get the most out of this course.

What You'll Build

You'll build the back-end for a movie-browsing application called MFlix.

Using the Pymongo driver for Python, you will implement MFlix's basic functionality. This includes basic and complex movie searches, registering new users, and posting comments on the site.

You will also add more features to the MFlix application. This includes writing analytical reports, increasing the durability of MFlix's connection with MongoDB, and implementing security best 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 hands-on assignments which count for half of your grade, and a final exam which counts for the other half of your grade.
Agenda
  • Chapter 0: Introduction and Setup
  • Chapter 1: Driver Setup
  • Chapter 2: User-Facing Backend
  • Chapter 3: Admin Backend
  • Chapter 4: Resiliency
  • 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: 3.6.2+ Enterprise

FAQ

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.