Logging Fundamentals


Course Summary

Logs and metrics are critical for building a holistic understanding of modern systems and gaining insight into the organizational data they hold. This course walks you through the fundamental skills for building high-capacity logging systems. You will learn about common logging problems and their solutions. You'll also get an introduction to shipping data to Elasticsearch with Beats and ingest node before taking a look at Elastic Cloud. After completing this course, you will have a firm understanding of how beneficial log data is, not just for system admins and DevOps, but for your company as a whole.

Topics Covered

  • The Importance of Logs
  • Log Lifecycle
  • Using Filebeat with Logs
  • Visualizing Log Data in Kibana

Course Details

This course is a module of the Logging specialization. Find out how our focused Training Specializations can help you with your use case.


Software Developers and Engineers, Data Architects, System Administrators, DevOps


2-3 hours



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  • Mac, Linux, or Windows
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