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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 identify individuals who possess a deep understanding of installing, configuring, and using 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.

What to Expect on Test Day

Before exam day

When preparing for your exam, whether Remote Proctored or at a physical test location, take the time to go over what you can expect so there are no surprises come test time.

If your exam is Remote Proctored, please go through the materials below to prepare for test day.

What to expect on test day

Nail your online test in 5 easy steps

  1. Login using the link provided.
  2. Select ‘Launch Exam’ to download the secure browser.
  3. Please find the system requirements in the below FAQ to ensure your machine is compatible.

  4. Go through the three-step check-in process:
    • Take a photo of your ID document.
    • Scan the room with your webcam.
    • Take a selfie to confirm that your name and image match your ID.
  5. Wait while your online proctor validates your check-in information.
  6. Your test will begin. Good luck!
  7. Please take a look at the following link which has an abundance of information about what to expect from PSI on test day.

In preparation for your exam be sure to…

This can all be found in the below FAQ, which we urge you to read and familiarize yourself with.

If taking your exam at a Physical Test Location, please watch the below video:

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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. We also have Practice Exams which you can take for free on our Learning Center.

After passing the examination you should check your email for a verified badge from Credly. This 3rd party verified achievement can be shared across various networks to show off your achievement to your peers.
If you are not finding your badge, please be sure to check your spam folder!

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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The System Requirements are listed below, and you can find 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
  • Any ADA accommodations can be submitted for approval, to be approved by PSI.

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

Anyone is eligible for any of the currently available examinations. We recommend starting with Datadog Fundamentals.

  • A candidate can have any number of attempts until they pass the exam.
  • If the Candidate fails the first time, they can attempt the examination 2 more times within 180 days of the first attempt date.
  • If the candidate does not pass on the 3rd or subsequent attempts, they must wait 180 days before taking the exam again.
  • Only No Call No Show Absence is considered an attempt in absence.

Head over to https://test-takers.psiexams.com/datadog/test to register for any of our exams.

You can reach us at certifications@datadoghq.com.

Unfortunately, no. Such a practice would diminish the integrity and strength of the examination and allow for possible distribution of our examination questions.