Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of the Datadog Agent
  • Install and configure the Datadog Agent
  • Install and configure common Datadog Integrations
  • Configure APM and explain how to instrument applications
  • Enable NPM and analyze networking data
  • Configure, search, and aggregate Logs
  • Explore, graph, and monitor Metrics
  • Create and layout Dashboards to track a variety of metrics in one place
  • Navigate fluidly across all these products

Primary Audience

This beginner-level course is designed primarily for SREs. Anyone with DevOps responsibilities who is new to Datadog will also benefit from this course.


The prerequisites for this course are the following:

  • Completion of the Learning Environment course
  • Familiarity with the infrastructure and systems that power web applications
  • Able to use a Linux command line shell
  • Basic programming skills in any language
  • Familiarity with editing code in an IDE

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. About the Datadog Agent

    2. Lab: The Agent on a Host

    3. Lab: The Agent in a Container

    1. About Datadog Integrations

    2. Lab: Integrations

    1. About APM

    2. Lab: APM

    1. About NPM

    2. Lab: NPM

    1. About Logs

    2. Lab: Logs

Datadog 101: Site Reliability Engineer

  • 2.5 hours to complete
  • 18 Lessons
  • Beginner