MongoDB Essentials – Understand the Basics of MongoDB

MongoDB Essentials - Understand the Basics of MongoDB

MongoDB Essentials – Understand the Basics of MongoDB

An introduction and overview of MongoDB as a NoSQL database solution.

Language: english

Note: 4.0/5 (8,347 notes) 109,358 students

Instructor(s): Patrick Schroeder

Last update: 2017-04-25

What you’ll learn

  • Install MongoDB
  • Run MongoDB Locally
  • Learn how to use both Documents and Collections
  • Understand terminal commands for managing the database
  • Be able to execute CRUD (create, read, update, delete) functions within mongo shell
  • Understand what types of data can be saved to a MongoDB database
  • Know how to execute commands to query for specific documents in the mongo shell



  • How to access your Terminal window
  • Have a Text Editor installed



This is a beginners level course to understanding the basics of what mongoDB is.

The intention of this course is to provide a foundation for working with mongoDB so that you can start developing applications that require a database storage.

In this course we will cover:

  • How to install mongoDB.
  • How to create new collections that store documents.
  • You’ll learn about the most used mongo shell commands to manage your documents.
  • We’ll cover the different types of data that can be stored.
  • You will gain confidence in how to Create, Read, Update and Delete data.
  • Learn how to build models for the database in code using Mongoose Schemas.
  • Learn how to query for specific data your looking for using $in.

Course Format:

You will be presented with slides and command line examples. This will help you to learn how to use local instances of mongoDB.

There will be a quiz at the end to help reinforce what you’ve learned.


Who this course is for

  • This course is intended for those not already familiar with NoSQL or MongoDB. No previous programming experience is required.


Course content

  • Introduction
    • Introduction
  • MongoDB Overview and Installation
    • MongoDB Basics
    • Documents vs Collections
    • Install MongoDB
  • Commands in MongoDB
    • Commands in MongoDB – Part 1
    • Commands in MongoDB – Part 2
    • Commands in MongoDB – Part 3
  • Working with Data
    • Data Types
    • Query Data
    • Test Your Knowledge
    • BONUS Lecture: Coupon Codes and Links


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