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Data Modeling


Learn everything you need to know about data modeling for MongoDB.

Estimated Total Effort

7 Hours

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What You'll Learn

After completing this course, you should have a good understanding of how to create data models for MongoDB.

We will go over a few techniques, from a very simple process for simple schemas to more complex ones for large teams and large projects.

You'll build a solid understanding of frequent patterns to apply when modeling and will be able to apply those in your designs.


M001 and software architecture experience with data modeling or MongoDB experience in general.

Course Details


7 Hours

Duration: 5 Chapters

Each chapter requires approximately 79 minutes to complete

Up to 60 days to complete from day of registration

Video Lectures

3 Hours

Exam Questions

2 Hours

Labs & Quizzes

2 Hours

What is the cost of an online course?

MongoDB University courses are free.

What do I need to take a course?

You will need access to a computer with: Operating System: Mac OS X 10.7+ 64-bit, Ubuntu 14.04+ 64-bit, or Windows 8+ (64-bit) Web Browser: Firefox 39.0+ or Chrome 43+ (Internet Explorer is currently not supported)

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

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.

What do I receive for taking this course?

You will receive a final grade but the grade won't be on your proof of completion. To receive a proof of completion, you will need to achieve 65% on graded material. There are three different types of assessments within the course: quizzes, labs, and a 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.

Will I be able to get help?

Each course has an active online forum where students can help each other. In addition, the MongoDB engineers will monitor the forums and try to help.

Do I need to pay to use MongoDB Enterprise for this course?

Not at all! MongoDB suite of products are free for evaluation purposes and no need to worry about licenses.

Receiving a Proof of Completion

Your grade for the course will depend on your performance on labs and a final exam. You will receive a proof of completion if you achieve a grade of 65% or better.

Course Agenda

Chapter 1: Introduction to Data Modeling

Chapter 2: Relationships

Chapter 3: Patterns (Part 1)

Chapter 4: Patterns (Part 2)

Chapter 5: Conclusion


Web Browser: Firefox 60.0+ or Chrome 70+

Operating System: Mac OS X 10.7+ 64-bit, Ubuntu 14.04+ 64-bit, or Windows 8+ (64-bit)

MongoDB 4.0.0+


Daniel CoupalYulia GenkinaNorberto Leite

Daniel Coupal

MongoDB Course Instructor

Daniel is a Senior Curriculum Engineer on the Education team at MongoDB. Daniel was part of the Technical Support Team at MongoDB before transferring to the Education Department. Prior to MongoDB, he had different roles as a consultant, developer, and manager of development and tool teams.


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