New York City, New York – July 12, 2018 – MongoDB Inc. (NASDAQ: MDB), the leading modern, general purpose database platform, today announced that MongoDB University has eclipsed one million registrations. Established in 2012, MongoDB University provides free online courses to train developers and operations engineers at every skill level to build better applications with MongoDB.
“As an open source company, MongoDB has always placed a high value on fostering and giving back to our community. Early on, we realized that a great way to do this is by making expert MongoDB training easily and freely available to anyone, anywhere in the world," said Shannon Bradshaw, Vice President of Education, MongoDB. “Our mission is to educate and inspire MongoDB users and equip them to be successful. Surpassing one million registrations is a great validation that we are delivering on this mission.”
MongoDB University currently offers 18 free courses—from introductory to master level—on subjects including: application development, database administration, security, and data analytics. The program attracts learners from across the world and has seen rapid growth since its launch.
The increase in MongoDB University’s momentum has correlated with MongoDB’s overall popularity among both the developer community and employers. For the past two years, MongoDB has been named the database developers most want to work with according to Stack Overflow’s annual Developer Survey. Developers’ preference for MongoDB is also reflected in its more than 40 million downloads to date.
Recognizing the growing value of MongoDB expertise in organizations all over the world, MongoDB University launched official MongoDB Certifications in 2013. Candidates can become MongoDB Certified as a developer and database administrator (DBA) by passing one of the certification exams. This is the industry standard for official MongoDB certification and can be verified by employers on the MongoDB University website.
To further increase access to MongoDB skills, the MongoDB Diversity Scholars program was started in 2016. MongoDB Diversity Scholars receive free access to on-demand MongoDB University courses for six months in addition to a fee waiver for both the Developer and DBA certification exams.
To begin free MongoDB training today, visit MongoDB University.
MongoDB is the leading modern, general purpose database platform, designed to unleash the power of software and data for developers and the applications they build. Headquartered in New York, MongoDB has more than 6,600 customers in over 100 countries. The MongoDB database platform has been downloaded over 40 million times and there have been more than a million MongoDB University registrations.