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Using Node.js and the MEAN Stack

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In this lab you will learn how to leverage JavaScript in end-to-end application development. Using Node.js and the MEAN stack (MongoDB, Express, Angular, Node.js) you will learn how to build open source modular and component-based web applications to build service-driven applications with a single web page user interface.

Please note this lab uses Angular 5 and ECMAScript2015.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lab you will be able to:

  • Understanding the benefits of Node.js
  • Installing and exploring Node.js
  • Initializing applications with Node Package Manager (npm) and working package.json
  • Node events and concurrency
  • Interacting with the file system using Node.js
  • Use MongoDB, Express, Angular, and Node.js to build applications

Intended Audience

This lab is intended for:

  • Individuals who want to learn Node.js
  • Developers looking to build their JavaScript toolkit
  • People who want to improve their full-stack development skills


To make the most of this lab, you must have intermediate JavaScript skills. Completion of the Web Development Fundamentals - JavaScript lab is highly recommended to satisfy this prerequisite.

You will also benefit greatly from understanding how web-based architectures work.


July 8th, 2020 - Enabled direct browser RDP connection for a streamlined experience

About the author

Ed Wright, opens in a new tab
Senior Learning Consultant
Learning paths

Ed is an Outstanding Trainer in Software Development, with a passion for technology and its uses and holding more than 10 years’ experience.

Previous roles have included being a Delivery Manager, Trainer, ICT teacher, and Head of Department. Ed continues to develop existing and new courses, primarily in web design using: PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SQL, and OOP (Java), Programming Foundations (Python), and DevOps (Git, CI/CD, etc). Ed describes himself as practically minded, a quick learner, and a problem solver who pays great attention to detail. 

Ed’s specialist area is training in Emerging Technologies, within Web Development. Ed mainly delivers courses in JavaScript covering vanilla JS, ES2015+, TypeScript, Angular, and React (the latter is authored by Ed) and has delivered on behalf of Google for PWAs. Ed has also developed a new suite of PHP courses and has extensive experience with HTML/CSS and MySQL. 

Ed is responsible for delivering QA’s Programming Foundations course using the Eclipse IDE. His skillset extends into the DevOps sphere, where he is able to deliver courses based around Agile/Scrum practices, version control, and CI/CD.

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Lab steps

Starting the Using Node.js and the MEAN Stack Lab Exercises