C100DBA: MongoDB Certified DBA Associate Exam

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21 Oct 2014 at 17:00 UTC
28 Oct 2014 at 17:00 UTC

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About the Exam

The MongoDB Certified DBA Associate Level Exam is for administrators with knowledge of the concepts and mechanics of MongoDB. We recommend this certification for operations professionals who know the fundamentals and have some professional experience administering MongoDB. The knowledge and skills required for certification are detailed below.

Exam Details

  • This exam is based on MongoDB 3.0.
  • There are no prerequisites. Anyone may take the exam but we do recommend you take an in-person training or M102 and M202. Test takers should also make use of other recommended preparation materials.
  • MongoDB certification exams are delivered online using a web proctoring solution.
  • Complete the Computer Readiness Check to ensure your system meets the necessary hardware and software requirements to complete an exam.
  • To take the exam, you must schedule an exam session with our proctoring partner, Examity. Once you have registered for the exam, you will receive scheduling instructions.
  • You may complete the exam at any time, day or night between the start and end dates. 
  • Test takers have 90 minutes to complete an exam.
  • There is no penalty for incorrect answers.
  • Exam scores are based on the number of correct answers with an adjustment made for the overall difficulty of the exam as determined by the data and expert assessment.
  • Exam question types are multiple choice and check all that apply.
  • Exam results will be available within 3 weeks following the close of the exam period. We need time to review any questions raised by the proctors and calculate exam results.
  • Please note that we are no longer including a free retake with the exam fee. 

Required MongoDB Knowledge

  • Philosophy & Features: performance, JSON, BSON, fault tolerance, disaster recovery, horizontal scaling, and the Mongo shell
  • CRUD: Create, Read, Update, and Delete operations
  • Indexing: single key, compound, multi-key, mechanics, and performance
  • Aggregation: pipeline, operators, memory usage, sort, skip, and limit
  • Replication: configuration, oplog concepts, write concern, elections, failover, and deployment to multiple data centers
  • Sharding: components, when to shard, balancing, shard keys, and hashed shard keys
  • Application Administration: data files, journaling, authentication, and authorization
  • Server Administration: performance analysis, storage engines, diagnostics and debugging, maintenance, backup, and recovery

Required General IT Knowledge

  • Fundamental database concepts
  • Fundamentals of system programming
  • Basic JavaScript programming

Exam Rules

  • To be certified upon passing an exam, test takers must observe the rules below. Video, audio, and computer screen activity will be captured during the exam session and reviewed by exam auditors.
  • During the authentication process, test takers must provide the following when prompted:
    1. A clear photograph of their face
    2. A government-issued photo ID such as a drivers license or passport
    3. A video scan of the testing environment
  • Test takers must be alone in a quiet environment for the duration of the exam. Conversation with anyone else is not permitted.
  • No headphones, radios, televisions, or other computer screens may be used for the duration of the exam.
  • Test takers are permitted to view only the exam and, if necessary, a simple translation tool such as Google Translate. No reference materials, resources, or other software may be used.

System Requirements

  • Mac OS 10.6 or later or Windows 7 or later. Linux is not currently supported.
  • A working web camera and microphone are also required.
  • Complete the Computer Readiness Check to ensure your system meets the necessary hardware and software requirements to complete an exam.