My opinion about this developer course is very much same as DBA course offered by 10gen.
Please see my review here
The two courses M101, M102 offered by 10gen (who developed mongodb) are the best. great Initiative from technology based company to start its own MOOC for the general public (for free) with a content that is easy to follow.
In IT Industry everyone talks about Big Data and I believe NoSQL is most crucial part of its stack. MongoDB is advertised as Big Data solution
Do you suggest any courses as prerequisites?
Actually, 10gen itself rectified this by introducing two new separate developer tracks for Python and Java. I saw couple of threads in the course forums that few guys are not happy with course for not being technology agnostic. but trust me we had to write very minimal code in Python and some mongodb commands for the assignments.
and as far as I remember there are only 2-3 problems where we have to code in Python out ~30 problems for the entire course.
I am looking forward for few other MOOC's from 10Gen focusing the advanced concepts