MongoDB Essentials - Understand the Basics of MongoDB

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


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