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MongoDB University

MongoDB for Node.js Developers

via MongoDB University

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Learn everything you need to know to get started building a MongoDB-based app.

This course will go over basic installation, JSON, schema design, querying, insertion of data, indexing and working with language drivers. In the course, you will build a blogging platform, backed by MongoDB. Our code examples will be in Node.js.


To take this course you should be familiar with JavaScript. Knowledge of relational databases is not required.


Week 1: Introduction and Overview
Week 2: Creating, Reading and Updating Data (CRUD)
Week 3: Schema Design
Week 4: Performance
Week 5: Aggregation Framework
Week 6: Application Engineering
Week 7: Case Studies

Taught by

Andrew Erlichson, Aaron Heckmann and Shaun Verch


4.5 rating, based on 11 Class Central reviews

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  • Terrel Shumway completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    The scope of the course is definitely introductory. It covers all of the basics of what you need to get started using MongoDB, but does not go very deep. I can see that this course could be quite challenging for someone who is new to programming.

    This was my first time-boxed MOOC. The hard deadlines were a key feature for me, because I tend to get really excited about a topic, dive in, burn out, and quit.

    I found myself completing the lectures and homework and being anxious to start on the next week's material. This pushed me into the forums where I was actually able to answer questions and help other students. That felt really nice.
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    The guys at Mongo University do a great job explaining the basics (and not so basics) of MongoDB, how it compares to relational data bases (among other things) to a point where I could feel comfortable starting a project on my own using Mongo and being proficient with it.
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