Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Monitor the Kubernetes platform

Primary Audience

This intermediate level course is designed for DevOps and SREs who want to start proactively monitoring their Kubernetes deployments with Datadog.


The prerequisites for this course are the following:

  • Completion of the Learning Environment course
  • Learners should be comfortable with the main Datadog products and how to navigate the Datadog app
  • A basic understanding of Kubernetes is recommended. 
  • The Datadog 101: SRE course is recommended. 
  • Learners should also understand how web applications work, and be familiar with the notion of APIs.

Technical Requirements

In order to complete the course, you will need:

  • Google Chrome or Firefox
  • Third-party cookies must be enabled to access labs

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 to Kubernetes Monitoring

    1. Lab: Install the Datadog Agent

    1. Lab: Tagging

    1. Lab: Logs on Kubernetes

    1. Lab: APM on Kubernetes

    1. Lab: Kubernetes Platform Metrics

Introduction to Monitoring Kubernetes

  • 2 hours to complete
  • 6 Lessons
  • Intermediate