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Home > Training > NoSQL > MongoDB from the Ground Up Training

MongoDB from the Ground Up Training

Course#: TP2483

This course covers MongoDB, what new opportunities and techniques it opens up, and how to leverage its power for your demanding application development! Students will learn through hands-on labs and lecture; all examples and scenarios discussed are presented using real- world situations. At the end of the course students will have a solid foundation for using and running MongoDB, and will be well-prepared to start using this powerful NoSQL solution to develop your applications.


The student will gain the ability to implement a MongoDB solution from a developer or DBA standpoint, and understand the architecture well enough to avoid common mistakes.

What you will Learn

  • What MongoDB is, and how it stands in relation to other databases.
  • New and enhanced scenarios made possible by MongoDB.
  • How to properly adopt MongoDB as the back-end of your application:
    • Installation
    • Configuration
    • Schema Design
    • Querying
    • CRUD operations
    • Aggregation
    • Indexing
    • Replication
    • Sharding
    • Administration
    • Scaling up and out


Anyone interested in learning the most popular NoSQL database should attend, including:

  • Software Architects
  • Database Professionals
  • IT Managers
  • Software Developers
  • DBAs
  • System Administrators


You should have a working knowledge of at least one mainstream programming language and have some experience with any relational or NoSQL database. 


2 Days

Outline of TP2483 MongoDB from the Ground Up Training

Module 1 - Introduction

  • MongoDB introduction
  • Comparison to traditional databases
  • Basic concepts

Module 2 - Getting started

  • The core programs
  • Installing
  • Document manipulation and CRUD

Module 3 - Indexing

  • What indexes do
  • Index types
  • Creating and using indexing
  • Query optimization
  • Troubleshooting indexes

Module 4 - Aggregation

  • Types of aggregation supported by Mongo
  • Map / Reduce
  • The aggregation framework
  • Key pipeline architecture and components
  • How to write aggregation queries

Module 5 - Document Schema Design

  • Schema design best practices
  • Understanding schema choice and effect
  • Designing schema that serves the application

Module 6 - Installing Mongo in depth

  • Understanding components of the MongoDB database
  • Configuration
  • Key considerations
  • File handling and I/O

Module 7 - Replica Sets

  • What Replica Sets do
  • How to set up a replica set
  • Elections
  • Failover
  • Farm design
  • Member roles

Module 8 - Sharding

  • Sharding for scalability
  • Sharding topology
  • Sharded cluster component setup
  • Understanding shard key choices and their effects

Module 9 - Cluster Design

  • Durability and mongo
  • Scalability and key choices
  • Fault tolerance
  • Write concerns and consistency
  • Working set and I/O
  • Storage engine choices

Module 10 - Expanded usage

  • Data backup/restore
  • Data in/out of mongo
  • GridFS
We regularly offer classes in these and other cities. Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Montreal, New York City, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC.
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