Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Utilize a variety of techniques for composing an executive dashboard
  • Create a dashboard that displays a mix of preset and custom widgets
  • Create custom revenue metrics from logs
  • Create a UX SLO from a synthetic browser test
  • Create a notebook with graphs, text, and links
  • Explain techniques and shortcuts that will increase your productivity in everyday Datadog tasks

Primary Audience

This intermediate level course is designed primarily for DevOps Engineers. Anyone who wants to create custom dashboards and notebooks will find this course useful.


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. About Storedog

    2. Lab: Instrument the Application

    1. About Executive Dashboards

    2. Lab: Executive Dashboards 1

    3. Lab: Executive Dashboards 2

    1. About Runbooks

    2. Lab: Runbooks

    1. Summary

    2. Feedback Survey

Datadog 201: Becoming a Power User

  • 2 hours to complete
  • 7 Lessons
  • Intermediate