PLEASE NOTE: This course includes outdated screenshots and will be replaced by a new course in Q2 2024.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Build Dashboards
  • Visualize Data in Time Series
  • Visualize Summaries of Data
  • Flip Your Data Visualization
  • Monitor Math

Primary Audience

This course is designed for any Datadog user interested in building better dashboards.


The prerequisites for this course are the following:

Technical Requirements

In order to complete the course, you will need:

  • Google Chrome or Firefox
  • Third-party cookies must be enabled to access labs

Course Navigation

At the bottom of each lesson, click MARK LESSON COMPLETE AND CONTINUE button so that you are marked complete for each lesson and can receive the certificate at the end of the course.

Course Enrollment Period

Please note that your enrollment in this course ends after 30 days. You can re-enroll at any time and pick up where you left off.

Course Curriculum

    1. Introduction

    1. What metrics should you add to a dashboard?

    1. Timeseries Graphs

    2. Line Graphs

    3. Stacked Area Graphs

    4. Heat Maps

    5. Bar Graphs

    1. Summary Graphs

    2. Aggregation Across Time

    3. Aggregation Across Space

    4. Single Value Summaries

    5. Toplists

    6. Change Graphs

    7. Host Maps

    8. Distributions

    9. Wrap Up

    1. Phyllo Graphs

    2. One Tool for Everything

    3. Summing Some Things

    4. Ounce of Prevention

    1. Summary

    2. Feedback Survey

Building Better Dashboards

  • 1.5 hours to complete
  • 22 Lessons
  • 0.5 hours of video content
  • Beginner