Metrics Fundamentals

Metrics Fundamentals

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Metrics are critical for building a holistic understanding of your servers and systems. This instructor-led course walks you through the fundamental skills for building high-capacity metric systems. You will learn about common metrics problems and their solutions.
Note: This course is a module of the Metrics specialization.


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.

Note: This course is also available on-demand.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to Metrics
  • Host Monitoring with Metricbeat
  • Visualizing Metrics with Kibana
  • Optimization Techniques
  • Metric-based Alerting
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2-3 hours


3 hours


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


We recommend you have taken Elasticsearch Engineer I and Elasticsearch Engineer II or possess equivalent knowledge. Engineer I and Engineer II teach the concepts that are the foundation upon which all specializations are built.

Setup Requirements

  • Stable internet connection
  • Mac, Linux, or Windows
  • Latest version of Chrome or Firefox (Safari is not 100% supported)
  • Due to virtual classroom JavaScript requirements, we recommend that you disable any ad-blockers and restart your browser before class.

Additional Notes

Virtual Classroom Information
This instructor-led course is only taught in a virtual classroom environment. We encourage participants to set up their systems prior to logging into the training environment the first day of the class. We also encourage being logged into the virtual classroom 15 minutes prior to the start of class each day.

Training Specializations

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

General Training Information
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