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Datadog Fundamentals

by Michael Jenkins

This course will teach you to configure Datadog to collect metrics from infrastructure and applications for monitoring, alerting, and tracking system performance.

What you'll learn

Datadog provides infrastructure and application monitoring as a service. In this course, Datadog Fundamentals, you will learn to use Datadog as a central location for collecting and visualizing system metrics and performance information. First, you’ll learn to set up monitors and notifications that alert you when your servers or applications are not running as expected. Next, you’ll explore how dashboards are used to visualize metrics. Finally, you’ll discover how advanced log aggregation can be used for additional insight into system behavior. By the end of the course, you’ll understand how Datadog provides a complete picture of application performance from end to end.

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About the author

Michael Jenkins is a graduate of Iowa State University with BS and MS degrees in Computer Engineering. For more than 20 years, he has worked with a variety of technologies including integrated circuit design and infrastructure automation. Recently, Michael has worked to automate operations for high-traffic websites for the media and entertainment industry. Michael holds several technical certifications including AWS Certified Solutions Architect and AWS Certified Developer Associate. He’s also v... more

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