Metrics Fundamentals


Course Summary

Metrics are critical for building a holistic understanding of your servers and systems. This course walks you through the fundamental skills for building high-capacity metric systems. You will learn about common metrics problems and their solutions. You’ll get an introduction to shipping data to Elasticsearch with Metricbeat before taking a look at the Elasticsearch Service. After completing this course, you will have an understanding of how beneficial and easy it is to work with metric data when gathering information about your different systems.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to Metrics
  • Host Monitoring with Metricbeat
  • Visualizing Metrics with Kibana
  • Optimization Techniques
  • Metric-based Alerting

Course Details

This course is a module of the Metrics 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


We recommend taking the following foundational courses (or having equivalent knowledge):


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