Getting Started with MongoDB and NoSQL

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The need for unstructured data management has grown beyond what many have expected with overwhelming amounts of data being generated from social media, cell phones, voice and video data, cars, smart technology, and IoT. How can we store this data and allow ourselves to build applications not strictly tied to a structure defined by columns in a table? You can do so with unstructured databases such as MongoDB! MongoDB is the premier database in the NoSQL landscape, and this course provides the fundamental concepts and tools needed to make use of dynamic database systems. If you have SQL experience and want to expand to NoSQL databases, or if you’re fairly new to databases but you want to understand what all the hype around MongoDB is about, this course is your ticket!


This LiveLesson gives first-time MongoDB users what they need to become successful database developers. Caleb Curry starts by clearly defining what MongoDB is and when you should consider it over a relational database. Throughout the course, Curry shows best practices on how to use MongoDB properly and avoid common pitfalls. He covers structured versus unstructured data, setup and getting started, CRUD commands (create, read, update, delete), aggregation, data models, transactions, indexes, security and authentication, administration, storage engines, and more. After finishing this course, users can create and manage a MongoDB database for their own data-driven applications.

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About the Instructor

Caleb Curry is a popular tech YouTuber, independent software developer, and ex-IBMer. Caleb has successfully taught thousands of people to code with languages such as Java, C#, JavaScript, C, and SQL. He looks forward to the opportunity to help people experience the pleasures of coding. With a fun personality yet great attention to technical detail, Caleb’s trainings are enjoyable and effective.

Skill Level

  • Beginning to Intermediate

What You Will Learn

  • Learn the differences between structured and unstructured data
  • Understand JSON, nested documents, and references
  • Deploy a MongoDB cluster in the cloud using MongoDB Atlas
  • Interface with this database through MongoDB Compass
  • Execute essential commands through Mongo Shell
  • Issue commands to MongoDB
  • Query data using the MongoDB Query Language
  • Understand data structure, data integrity, and schema validation
  • Understand when to use references and how this affects data integrity
  • Contrast key NoSQL databases by understanding what each has to offer

Who Should Take This Course

  • Database developer
  • Software developer

Course Requirements


  • General SQL skills are helpful, but not required

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Product information

  • Title: Getting Started with MongoDB and NoSQL
  • Author(s): Caleb Curry
  • Release date: October 2019
  • Publisher(s): Pearson IT Certification
  • ISBN: 013653595X