Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Monitor the Kubernetes platform
  • Install the agent with the manifest and with Helm
  • Leverage the Cluster Agent
  • Monitor the etcd environment, API Server, Controller Manager, and Scheduler
  • Create a dashboard that shows key metrics for CoreDNS

Primary Audience

This course is designed for Datadog users who are looking to deepen their knowledge on monitoring the Kubernetes Platform using Datadog.


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. Lab: Using the Manifests

    2. About Using Manifests

    3. Lab: Using Helm

    4. About Using Helm

    1. Introduction to the Cluster Agent

    2. Lab: Working With the Cluster Agent

    1. Introduction to Monitoring etcd

    2. Lab: Monitoring etcd

    1. Introduction to Monitoring the API Server

    2. Lab: Monitoring the API Server

    1. Introduction to Monitoring the Controller Manager and Scheduler

    2. Lab: Monitoring the Controller Manager and Scheduler

Monitoring the Kubernetes Platform

  • 3 hours to complete
  • 14 Lessons
  • 0.5 hours of video content
  • Advanced