Learn techniques for composing an executive Dashboard that displays a mix of preset and custom widgets. You’ll track business objectives via custom metrics from logs and set performance goals by creating synthetic browser tests and setting an SLO.

Many users, from product managers to SREs, can take advantage of data visualization and analytic capabilities. Along the way, you’ll become more productive by using techniques and shortcuts on everyday Datadog tasks.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand best practices for working with Dashboard visualizations, specifically to highlight high level application and business health.
  • Demonstrate improved Dashboard usage and scalability with template variables, powerpacks, and more.
  • Learn to leverage custom metrics to gain business insights.
  • Implement Synthetic Monitoring to track application health.
  • Use SLOs to set clear performance objectives.

Primary Audience

This intermediate level course is designed for anyone who builds, uses, or regularly interacts with Datadog Dashboards. 


The prerequisites for this course are the following:

Technical Requirements

In order to complete the course, you will need:

  • Google Chrome or Firefox

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. Creating an Executive Dashboard

    1. Wrap Up

    2. Feedback Survey

Create Business-Critical Insights Using Dashboards and SLOs

  • 2 hours to complete
  • Intermediate