About the M310: MongoDB Security Course

Discussion about M310 and MongoDB Security.

Hi all,

Welcome to M310: MongoDB Security. I'm David Schuppner and I'll be your TA for this course.


This course runs on a weekly basis. This means that content is released at the start of each week and the homework and activities are due at the end of the week. The following week's content isn't available until the next week. This ensures that all students are moving through the course at the same pace and the forums don't get overwhelmed with questions about week 1 and week 3 at the same time. The course syllabus provides approximate times for completing each week. However, this is only a guide and we recommend you don't leave it to the weekend of last day to complete.


Each week of the course ends with some Homework problems. Taken together, these will be 50% of your grade as described in the About page. We recommend that you read the instructions for each problem carefully, as there are a limited number of times that you may change an answer, and we find that sometimes a student may have the correct answer but simply not be posting it correctly.

M310: MongodDB Security


The forums are here for you to get assistance. However, we ask that you don't post potential or actual answers (including code). This just spoils the learning experience for others if they come across your answers. Instead please try and describe your issue with as much detail without giving hints. If we feel there is too much information we may edit or remove a post. If you need help, please start a new thread and don't take on a new issue or topic to another thread. It may get missed and you won't get the assistance you need.

Some Homework questions have matching download files, which you will need to download and install on your working platform. If you have any problems installing or running these, please do not hesitate to post those issues to this forum and we'll try to help.

Final Exam

The final exam consists of a series of lab exercises in the same format as the homework, except you may change your answer as many times as you like up until the close. For this reason, you don't get immediate feedback on whether you were right or wrong. Your final is marked after the week closes.

We hope you enjoy your time with us and learn lots about MongoDB Security.

David (dschupp)