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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

This course will go over a set of scenarios you might find in production, and introduce you to many of the tools and functionality that MongoDB's support and field teams use to diagnose issues, and how to fix those problems once they're identified.

M101 or M103, or 3-6 months of administering MongoDB.

What You'll Build
You’ll build a good understanding about the tools you can use to diagnose the most common issues that arise in production deployments, and how to fix those problems when they arise.
Course Details
  • Duration: 3 weeks
  • Every week we release new video lectures and a new assignment.
  • Your final grade for the course will be comprised of assignments which count for half of your grade and a final exam/project which counts for the other half of your grade.
  • Chapter 1 and 2: Introduction and Tooling Overview
  • Chapter 3: Slow Queries
  • Chapters 4 and 5: Connectivity and Schema Design
  • 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 Enterprise: 3.4.x+ (Enterprise)
  • Vagrant 1.7.4+
  • VirtualBox 5.0.20+
  • 4+ GB of RAM (8 recommended)


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, 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.