MongoDB for Administrators Training Course

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Course Language

This course is delivered in Polish or English.

Course Code


Duration Duration

14 hours (usually 2 days including breaks)

Requirements Requirements

Basics of an operating system administration.

Overview Overview

This course covers everything a database administrator needs to know to successfully deploy and maintain MongoDB databases.

Diagnosing performance issues, importing and exporting data, and establishing the proper backup and restore routines, overview of the MongoDB CRUD API, the command shell, and the drivers. are also covered.

The audience of this course include people who want to:

  • Understand MongoDB from a developer's perspective, including its command shell, query API, and driver tools.
  • Deploy MongoDB in all its configurations - as a single server, with master/slave replication, as a replica set, and as a sharded cluster.
  • Evaluate applications and choose hardware appropriately.
  • Monitor MongoDB instances and integrate with standard monitoring software (Munin, Nagios, etc.)
  • Plan for backups and manage large data imports and exports.
  • Troubleshoot the most common developer issues and failure scenarios.

Each delegate will need to perform a series of practical exercises.

Course Outline Course Outline

MongoDB Architectural Overview

  • Origin, design goals, key features
  • Process structure (mongos, mongod, config servers)
  • Directory / file structure

Working with the MongoDB Shell

  • Documents and data types
  • CRUD (Inserts, queries, updates, deletes)
  • System commands

Single-server Configuration and Deployment

  • Configuration files
  • Data files and allocation
  • Log files
  • Hardware and file-system recommendations


  • Built-in authentication
  • Recommendations for secure deployment

Monitoring MongoDB

  • mongostat
  • Analyzing memory and IO performance
  • Integration with monitoring tools: Munin / Cacti / Nagios
  • MongoDB's web console

Indexing and Query Optimization

  • Managing indexes and MongoDB indexing internals
  • Single / Compound / Geo indexes
  • Identifying sub-optimal queries. Using the query profiler.

Introduction to drivers (Java/Python/Ruby/PHP/Perl)

  • How the drivers and shell communicate with MongoDB
  • BSON and the MongoDB Wire Protocol
  • Troubleshooting application connections

Intro to Read and Write scalability

Replication and Durability

  • Master-slave replication
  • Replica sets
  • Using write concern for durability
  • Handling replication failures


  • How sharding works
  • Setting up a MongoDB shard cluster

Choosing a shard key

Sharding and indexes

  • Sharding and Replica Set Topologies
  • Administering a sharded cluster

Shard / Chunk Migration

Backup and Restore Plans

  • Filesystem-based strategies
  • mongodump / mongorestore
  • rsync
  • mongoimport / mongoexport

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Participants from multiple organisations. Topics usually cannot be customised
From 1700PLN
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Participants are from one organisation only. No external participants are allowed. Usually customised to a specific group, course topics are agreed between the client and the trainer.
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The instructor and the participants are in two different physical locations and communicate via the Internet
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The more delegates, the greater the savings per delegate. Table reflects price per delegate and is used for illustration purposes only, actual prices may differ.

Number of Delegates Public Classroom Private Remote
1 1700PLN 3900PLN
2 1450PLN 2550PLN
3 1367PLN 2100PLN
4 1325PLN 1875PLN
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