Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the three different types of integrations
  • Understand the benefits of Universal Service Monitoring (USM) and Service Catalog 
  • Search, filter, and query logs in the Log Explorer
  • Create a custom facet and a saved view
  • Visualize field aggregations
  • Search for metrics in the Metric Summary page
  • Graph metrics in the Metrics Explorer 
  • Create a metric-based monitor 
  • Create a monitor-based service level objective (SLO) 
  • Clone an existing dashboard
  • Create a new dashboard
  • Copy widgets from dashboards 
  • Add and configure new widgets

Primary Audience

This course is designed for learners new to Datadog in any role.


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. Introduction to USM

    2. Lab: USM and Service Catalog

    1. Introduction to Logs

    2. Lab: Logs

    1. Introduction to Metrics

    2. Lab: Metrics, monitors, SLOs

    1. Introduction to Integrations

    2. Lab: Integrations

    1. Introduction to Dashboards

    2. Lab: Dashboards

Datadog Foundation

  • 2 hours to complete
  • Beginner