5 Ways to Learn MongoDB

Steve Jurczak


MongoDB offers a variety of ways for users to gain product knowledge, get certified, and advance their careers. In this guide, we'll provide an overview of the top five ways to get MongoDB training, resources, and certifications.

#1: MongoDB University

The best place to go to get MongoDB-certified and improve your technical skills is MongoDB University. At our last MongoDB.local London event, we announced the launch of a brand new, enhanced university experience, with new courses and features, and a seamless path to MongoDB certification to help you take your skills and career to the next level.

MongoDB University offers courses, learning paths, and certifications in a variety of content types and programming languages. Some of the key features that MongoDB University offers are:

  • Hands-on labs and quizzes
  • Bite-sized video lectures
  • Badges for certifications earned
  • Study guides and materials

Getting certified from MongoDB University is a great way to start your developer journey. Our education offerings also include benefits for students and educators.

#2: MongoDB Developer Center

For continued self-paced learning, the MongoDB Developer Center is the place to go. The Developer Center houses the latest MongoDB tutorials, videos, community forums, and code examples in your preferred languages and tools.

The MongoDB Developer Center is a global community of more than seven million developers. Within the Developer Center, you can code in different languages, get access to integrate technologies you already use, and start building with MongoDB products, including:

  • MongoDB, the original NoSQL database
  • MongoDB Atlas, the cloud document database as a service and the easiest way to deploy, operate, and scale MongoDB
  • MongoDB Atlas App Services, the easy way to get new apps into the hands of your users faster

#3: Instructor-led training

As an IT leader, you can help your team succeed with MongoDB instructor-led training taught live by expert teachers and consultants. With MongoDB’s instructor-led training offering, you can access courses aimed at various roles. Our Developer and Operations learning paths cover fundamental skills needed to build and manage critical MongoDB deployments. Beyond that, our specialty courses help learners master their skills and explore advanced MongoDB features and products.

You can also modify how you want to learn. MongoDB offers public remote courses, which are perfect for individuals or teams who want to send a few learners at a time. If your goal is to upskill your entire team with MongoDB, our courses can be delivered privately, both onsite or remotely. Instructor-led training also provides the opportunity for Q&A, providing answers to your specific questions.

#4: Resources

Beyond formal training programs, MongoDB is committed to providing thought leadership resources for those looking to dive deeper and learn more about MongoDB and database technologies in general. Our website offers an active blog with ongoing thought leadership and how-to articles, along with additional coding documentation, guides, and drivers. You can also check out the MongoDB Podcast for information about new and emerging technology, MongoDB products, and best practices.

#5: Events

You can also engage with MongoDB experts at our many events, including MongoDB World, our annual conference for developers and other IT leaders. After MongoDB World, we take our show on the road with MongoDB .local events across the globe. These events give you the opportunity to learn in a hands-on fashion and meet other MongoDB users.

MongoDB also hosts MongoDB days in various global regions, focusing on developer workshops and leveling up skills.

Beyond that, you can keep up with our webinars and other learning opportunities through our Events page.

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