MongoDB free training
I just got my second certificate for the two MongoDB courses I was interested in – Python and DBA.
I do highly suggest it to everybody – it’s relatively simple. I would say that DBA course is much simpler in the homework/exam. So the fact that I took time to study for Python course helped quite a bit with DBA course.
Keep in mind that as other courses I took ( https://www.coursera.org/ ) the courses with MongoDB are time-sensitive. You have to get some time to finish the assignments by 9PM EST on Monday. For most people this will mean spending 2-4 hours during the weekend. Also, since they are time-sensitive the courses don’t run all the time – you have to start on certain date.
But on the plus side, the forum is very lively while the course is running – both students and MongoDB support are answering questions and giving suggestions. That was a big help.
Also, general exposure to NoSQL ideas would help – your head may spin a little less. I really found it quite amusing that sharding was not major part of dev course – why else would you pick NoSQL?