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Datadog Certification

Datadog is the cloud-native monitoring and security platform for infrastructure, applications, logs, and more. Datadog helps businesses secure their systems, avoid downtime, and ensure customers are getting the best user experience. Datadog's certification program strives to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to demonstrate a deep understanding of and practiced competency in setting up, configuring, and using each of Datadog’s products.


Datadog Fundamentals

Datadog Fundamentals is our foundational certification offering. This exam tests core knowledge required to use the platform effectively. Knowledge covered includes basic computer fundamentals, infrastructure deployment with Datadog, networking and Datadog Agent configuration, data collection, troubleshooting the Datadog Agent, and data visualization and utilization.

Log Management Fundamentals

Datadog’s Introductory Log Management exam tests base knowledge of logging and log management with Datadog. This exam covers logging fundamentals, log collection, log parsing, log searching and filtering, log analysis, log utilization, and log troubleshooting with Datadog.

APM and Distributed Tracing Fundamentals

Datadog’s Introductory APM exam tests base knowledge of the APM product. This exam covers APM fundamentals, application instrumentation with Datadog, insight discovery with Datadog APM, visualizing insights, and troubleshooting applications using APM.

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Observability is core to running modern infrastructure and applications. Achieving certification in this program validates your knowledge of the Datadog platform and features examined. This signals to peers and employers that you have practiced competency in the industry’s leading observability platform and have demonstrated you are proficient at applying that knowledge.

The above linked Exam Guides have all the information you need to get started in preparation for our examinations including links to free courses and documentation.

Each exam costs $100.

If you already have an account with PSI, login as normal and go to the registration page, you will be asked to enter a “Datadog Exam ID”. This code can be any alphanumeric string between 6-10 characters of your choosing.
Example: DDTest7524
Note: You are not expected to remember this value after registration.

Each exam consists of 90 multiple choice questions with a total seat time of 120 minutes (2 hours).

Each certification is valid for 3 years.

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You can find the System Requirements here, and a System Check here.

You can find a list of violations here.

If you require accommodations, the following can be made with proper approval by PSI:

  • General
    • Extra time – this is 30 minutes
    • Equipment (can be a monitor, ergonomic mouse, etc.)
    • Food/drink (drinks must be in a clear container with no labels)
    • Large font exam
    • Screen magnifier
    • Screen reader
  • Would require a quote to move forward
    • Reader
    • Translator
    • Interpreter
      • This could be used for sign language as well
    • Private room
    • Other (special equipment, seating, etc.)

Exams will initially be in a “delayed scoring” mode. Expect this period to last 6-8 weeks. Once the exams are moved to “instant scoring” we will update this entry.

You can find their FAQ here.

You should reach out to PSI through the following channels.
Candidate Support Phone Number: 1-833-333-4754
Candidate TECH Support Phone Number: 1-844-267-1017
Candidate Support Email: examschedule@psionline.com