A Year of Thrill: Celebrating the New MongoDB University

Thalita Carrico


Staying ahead in the ever-evolving tech world is like being on a rollercoaster - it’s exciting but it can also make your head spin! When we set out to revamp MongoDB University, we wanted to provide developers with frictionless access to the learning content they needed to conquer their challenges. It’s been one year since the launch and we are over the moon about how far the new MongoDB University has come - a one-stop hub with fresh certifications and new content, all available online.

But none of this would have been possible without the incredible support of our engaged learners who have embarked on this ride with us. Our commitment to delivering top-notch educational resources has been nothing short of award-winning, earning us the prestigious Silver Excellence Award from the Brandon Hall Group in the category of ‘Best Advance in Creating an Extended Enterprise Learning Program’. The success of the new University has also been featured at industry events, including Cognition and the Customer Education Management Association Conference.

So, let’s buckle up and take a tour through the revamped MongoDB University!

New content

With over 1,000 learning assets, including videos, hands-on labs, code recaps, quizzes, and courses, there’s something for everyone. Plus, now we have you covered with language subtitles in Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Korean, Spanish, German, Japanese, Italian, French, and Portuguese. The best part? All of the content is free, online, and you can take your time and learn at your own pace. Let’s explore three of our newest courses:

  • Data Modeling for MongoDB: This course guides you through the foundational steps of creating an effective data model in MongoDB, including identifying entities and workloads, mapping and modeling relationships between entities, and using key schema design patterns.

  • Atlas Essentials: In this course, you’ll gain the foundational knowledge and skills needed to use MongoDB Atlas, the multi-cloud developer data platform.

  • MongoDB for SQL Professionals: This course will help you leverage your SQL skills to get started with MongoDB quickly.

You can practice what you learn and gain valuable real-world skills with labs hosted in our in-browser development environment. The new experience allows you to explore hands-on exercises as part of our courses, or you can dive directly into a standalone lab. The labs include step-by-step instructions that guide you through each scenario and even provide hints along the way.

And for those looking for nuggets of MongoDB wisdom, explore the catalog of over 30 Learning Bytes. These short videos cover a wide variety of topics and are designed to help you get the knowledge you need quickly.

New certifications

Our freshly revamped certifications are recognized by professional institutions and are your ticket to having your knowledge and skills formally validated and recognized by MongoDB. They are a great way to elevate yourself in your current role and increase your marketability for future roles. Certifications come with bragging rights, inclusion in the Credly Talent Directory, and a shiny Credly badge that makes it easy for you to share your achievement.

So, let’s explore the two new certifications:

  • MongoDB Associate Developer: Certify that you possess the essential skills to create beginner-level applications utilizing MongoDB as a backing database for Java, Python, C#, PHP, or Java applications.

  • MongoDB Associate Database Administrator: Validate your MongoDB database administration skills by certifying your knowledge of building, supporting, and securing MongoDB infrastructure.

And if you need a boost, once you complete one of the certification learning paths you will automatically unlock a 50% discount on a certification exam. Educators and students can check out the Academia program to learn how to receive a free exam.

All aboard! This is just the beginning of the adventure and we are excited for what is yet to come. So, fasten your seatbelt, and let’s keep learning together!

With over 1,000 learning assets, MongoDB University has what you need to pick up new skills and advance your career. Explore free courses, practice with hands-on labs, and earn MongoDB certifications.