Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain SLO basics
  • Create and work with SLOs and Error Budget Monitors in Datadog
  • Explore identifying good SLIs and considerations for SLOs

Primary Audience

This course is designed for Site Reliability Engineers, Product Engineers, and Product Managers.


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. Service Level Indicators, Objectives, and Agreements

    2. SLOs, Reliability, and Error Budgets

    1. Creating SLOs

    2. Managing SLOs

    3. Lab: SLOs in Practice

    1. Identifying Good SLI's

    2. Considerations for SLOs

    1. Summary

    2. Feedback Survey

Introduction to Service Level Objectives

  • 1.5 hours to complete
  • 7 Lessons
  • Intermediate