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Establishing a foundation in observability


In this course, we will learn about the founding concepts of Observability in terms of people and tools.

In this course, we will learn about the founding concepts of Observability in terms of people and tools.


4 weeks

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated September 13, 2023

Skills you'll learn:
Site reliability engineering business context • Cost-benefit analysis • Application monitoring • Toil reduction

No experience required

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Introduction to Establishing a Foundation in Observability

This lesson will introduce you to the course, including what SRE is and why it matters.

Lesson 2

SRE Roles and Responsibilities in Enterprise

In this lesson, we will learn how to distinguish unique SRE roles and responsibilities within an enterprise.

Lesson 3

Improving Enterprise Workflows with SRE Best Practices

In this lesson, we will investigate enterprise workflows that can be improved with common SRE practices using cost-benefit analysis.

Lesson 4

SRE Teams

In this lesson, we will learn how to define an optimal SRE team structure and work allocation given business needs.

Lesson 5

Monitoring System Performance

By the end of this lesson, you will have a fully-functional monitoring system that uses some of the most popular tools in the industry.

Lesson 6 • Project

Project: Deploying System Observability

In this project, you will apply the skills you have acquired in the Establish a Foundation in Observability course to configure a monitoring software stack.

Taught By The Best

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Nathan Anderson

DevOps Engineer, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Nathan has worked on implementing DevOps solutions for the past 8 years across the financial, educational, logistics, and manufacturing industries.

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Demonstrate proficiency with practical projects

Projects are based on real-world scenarios and challenges, allowing you to apply the skills you learn to practical situations, while giving you real hands-on experience.

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Reviewers provide timely and constructive feedback on your project submissions, highlighting areas of improvement and offering practical tips to enhance your work.

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