Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Instrument an application for use with APM in Datadog
  • Use APMs various features to identify problem areas in a code base
  • Setup APM Monitors to keep an eye on applications at all times
  • Confirm that the changes you made have positively affected the applications performance

Primary Audience

This course is designed for all Datadog users interested in application performance monitoring.


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. Distributed Tracing and APM

    2. Lab: Instrumenting an App for Datadog APM

    1. Application Performance Monitoring in Datadog

    2. Lab: Monitoring App Performance with APM

    1. Summary

    2. Feedback Survey

Introduction to Application Performance Monitoring

  • 2 hours to complete
  • 4 Lessons
  • Beginner