10gen announced that it will offer free online MongoDB training courses starting in October. Under the new 10gen Education program, 10gen’s instructors will teach a series of courses designed to reach hundreds of thousands of software developers interested in learning how to use the MongoDB platform as the foundation for building new applications.
10gen CEO, co-founder and lead MongoDB developer Dwight Merriman will teach the first course, MongoDB for DBAs. Students may now register at education.10gen.com, with classes to begin in October.
10gen has entered into a technology collaboration with edX, the not-for-profit online learning collaborative founded by HarvardUniversity and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Under the collaboration, 10gen and edX will collaborate on software and technology for online learning.
The 10gen MOOCs will be grounded in highly interactive content combined with hands-on practical assignments to provide a positive and rich learning experience. Each course will be delivered in consumable video chunks with interactive quizzes and other built-in activities to ensure the participant remains engaged and on track with his or her progress.
M101: MongoDB for Developers will provide comprehensive training for developers on how to build applications backed by MongoDB. The course syllabus covers the query language, schema design, performance optimization and language drivers. Another course, M102: MongoDB for Administrators, will teach DBAs how to administer a production MongoDB instance and support MongoDB developers. The course covers installation, the query language, scaling, replication, backup, performance tuning and optimization.