Training and Certifications

One conference, two ways to uplevel your skills and supercharge your career. Join instructor-led Hands-on Training (HoT) sessions brought to you by Dynatrace University, or validate those skills with available Dynatrace Certifications.

Hands-on Training sessions

Get the basics or master the platform with our full list of instructor-led sessions below. You can sign up for specific sessions after registering for Perform (we’ll send you an email with details). Note that sessions fill up fast, and dates and times are subject to change.

Application security


Intelligent vulnerability detection and remediation

See how Dynatrace OneAgent collects deep monitoring information about all running processes in real-time, and how Davis detects vulnerable code, analyzes its impact on your environment, and provides deep insights. We’ll also talk about how security problems are raised and tracked over time, so you can focus your efforts where they’re most needed.

Applications & microservices


Mastering Dynatrace configuration: Tagging host groups, network zones, configuration as code and more

Learn how to configure your Dynatrace environment to ensure success as it grows. We'll cover best practices for process grouping, tagging entities, and creating Management Zones. Most importantly, we'll take an “Automation first” approach, so your Dynatrace environment manages itself.

SRE: Automate SLIs, SLOs, and SLAs in Dynatrace  

Site reliability engineering is a practice that enables successful DevOps teams and organizations to confidently ship new code with a full understanding of production impact. Learn the critical role the SRE has, what makes them successful, and how to define and track Service Level Objectives (SLO), Service Level Indicators (SLI), and Service Level Agreements (SLA).


Advanced diagnostics: Why devs love Dynatrace 

Dynatrace helps developers create better software, faster. Here, we’ll help developers and performance engineers analyze the impact of every code change on every release. We’ll learn about filtering and comparing transactions, analyzing bottlenecks, architectural changes, thread states in thread groups, garbage collection issues, and memory allocations.

Automate and integrate OpenTelemetry within Dynatrace 

OpenTelemetry – an observability framework for cloud-native software – heavily promotes the standardization of telemetry data collection and is gaining more and more traction in the industry. It enables developers to enrich their code with telemetry data in a way that performance monitoring solutions can provide end-to-end visibility while keeping code bases vendor agnostic. Learn how Dynatrace seamlessly integrates telemetry data from libraries and applications that are already pre-instrumented with OpenTelemetry, and how developers can augment their own code using OpenTelemetry to ensure end-to-end visibility for pre-instrumented libraries once OneAgent monitors their applications.

Building and managing extensions as code in Dynatrace

Learn the best practices around extending the Dynatrace platform, including creating OneAgent and ActiveGate Extensions. We’ll also give you a sneak peek at what’s on our roadmap for 2022.

GitOps for observability with monitoring as code 

Applying manual changes to monitoring configuration is outdated. Not only does it take a hefty toll on manageability, but it also slows down innovation. See how to apply a GitOps approach to monitoring using the Monitoring-as-Code toolset, and how you can automate the configuration of your Dynatrace environment and make your teams self-sufficient without sacrificing quality.

Business analytics


Getting started with log monitoring

Start building your observability expertise with Log Monitoring in the Dynatrace platform.


Mastering business transactions with Dynatrace

Dynatrace automatically discovers and names transactions as they're executed, but sometimes business context needs more detail to be correctly mapped. Learn how to refine our out-of-the-box approach by defining a set of conditions that represent business criteria from transactional detail. You’ll get a detailed understanding of the options for identifying key business steps within transactional details, from request headers to user session properties and code-level method argument values. As a result, we’ll expose the embedded business context and enhance the views within Dynatrace.

Power dashboarding with Dynatrace 

Learn how to build world-class dashboards through advanced approaches including Dashboard design and concepts, with advanced USQL, dashboard linkage and dropdown simulation techniques, and new explorer custom chart builder; Dashboarding at scale, specifically looking at Dynatrace Dashboard API and BizOps Configurator (Dashboard Automation Tool); and Dashboard enhancements, roadmap, and experimental features.

Cloud automation


AIOps: Leverage the power of Davis for closed-loop remediation

Manual triage and remediation of application problems is a slow, time-consuming process that distracts operations and application teams from more valuable strategic and innovative activities. We’ll build and configure remediation workflows that automate the manual steps required to fix detected problems and leverage the Dynatrace AI capabilities and metadata to make decisions that ensure the successful restoration of services to end-users, as well as any necessary escalations.

Cloud infrastructure observability: Power dashboarding & AI alerting

Managing infrastructure has never been so complex. New technologies, cloud-native environments, and dynamic infrastructure all increase complexity. Dev, SREs, and Operations all need comprehensive and actionable observability of their infrastructure. Build on the concepts of the “Advanced cloud platform monitoring: Ingest service metrics Prometheus, StatsD, Telegraph, etc.” session and get hands-on experience creating actionable AI-powered alerts, SLOs, and dashboards with metrics ingested by Dynatrace. You'll also learn how to leverage management zones and the metrics API to manage ingested metrics at scale.

Dynatrace for full-stack cloud platform teams (App and k8s)

Learn how to deploy Dynatrace OneAgent on the k8s platform to gain full-stack monitoring of all your k8s workload/applications. Plus, see how to integrate k8s clusters with Dynatrace software intelligence platform, so you can gain advanced observability into k8s clusters’ health and k8s events.

Progressive Delivery and Release Management using Dynatrace Cloud Automation

As organizations move to more frequent releases of more services, it’s important to give an automated answer to the question: Release or not to release? Learn how Dynatrace can be integrated with your progressive delivery tools to give you real-time answers to questions like Which version of services are deployed in which environments? Are there any open issues or problems with specific versions? And is it safe to promote a version into production without violating our SLOs and SLAs? We’ll also cover how Dynatrace’s release inventory feature extracts version information from your monitored services, how to send deployment information to Dynatrace via Events, how to connect Dynatrace to your issue tracking system, and how to define and leverage SLOs for Error Budget information.


Advanced cloud platform monitoring: Ingest service metrics Prometheus, StatsD, Telegraph, etc.

See how Dynatrace brings scale, zero-configuration, automatic AI-driven alerting, and root cause analysis to all your custom and cloud metrics with its open metric ingest—now including local OneAgent metric ingest, and open-source observability frameworks like DynatraceStatsD, Telegraf, AWS Cloud Watch, Azure App Monitor, GCP Cloud Operations, and Fluent log ingestion.

Cloud automation programmability with Dynatrace APIv2

Learn how to leverage the data provided by Dynatrace API to address a wide range of integration scenarios across your organization and see how our generic v2 APIs enable everybody to make business decisions based on data-driven answers.

Digital experience


Empowering your mobile app team with Dynatrace 

Mobile monitoring and analytics are more critical than ever. Learn best practices for rolling out Dynatrace to your mobile apps, including how to auto-instrument your app and fine-tune it with manual instrumentation. You'll also learn how to analyze mobile rum data, including user behavior and crash analytics.

Getting started with Dynatrace Digital Experience Management (RUM, Synthetics, and Session Replay)

Learn how to set up and best use the Dynatrace DEM components (Real User Monitoring, Session Replay, and Synthetics) to improve customer experience, along with tag deployment, best practice configuration, portal navigation, dashboarding, synthetic script creation, and more. We’ll also touch on basic dashboards and root cause drill down to enable you to begin to triage problems and optimize your applications.


Business Analytics and Digital Experience deep dive (RUM, Synthetics, & Session Replay)

Tackle advanced Digital Experience Management (DEM) topics with a focus on adapting DEM to the needs of your business. We’ll explore how to enable action and session properties and the best ways to visualize the resulting data with a combination of custom metrics, USQL, charts, and dashboards. We'll also weave in how to best leverage the advanced features of Session Reply and Synthetic to complete the DEM story.

Infrastructure monitoring


Getting started with Dynatrace observability 

See how to get started with Dynatrace, including a hands-on look at how to install the OneAgent, understand the full-stack metrics captured, and review key use cases covered by the platform.


Modernizing mainframe monitoring

The IBM zSeries Platform serves business-critical applications every day as a backend. Dynatrace provides end-to-end visibility, exactly pinpointing which Distributed Applications, Users, and Services initiate Mainframe transactions including drill down to transaction level to see what happens in these Mainframe transactions. Learn about the architecture of the OneAgent for z/OS and all Mainframe-related Dynatrace settings to get the most out of the solution. You’ll quickly set up the components for monitoring a Mainframe application, leverage existing Dashboards, and metrics, and create new ones for your specific needs. Explore how to capture custom data from a Mainframe application on top of what's provided automatically.

Self-service performance engineering across the DevOps lifecycle  

Learn how to reduce load test analysis to minutes instead of hours or days with automation and analysis powered by Dynatrace. We’ll cover how to integrate Dynatrace in your load testing process, align Dynatrace data with your load testing tool results, automate the test execution and test analysis, easily consume metrics from your load testing tool, and more.


Advanced log monitoring in cloud native environments

Explore Log Monitoring in Cloud Native environments at an advanced level.


You’re a gamechanger. Now let’s make it official.
Validate your skills and training by earning Dynatrace Certification online.

Associate Certification

Validates that you have knowledge of the Dynatrace infrastructure, system capabilities and components, supported technologies, reporting, and analysis features and concepts.

All Perform attendees earn a free attempt.

Professional Certification

Validates that you have knowledge of the Dynatrace infrastructure, data collection and analysis, integration points and visualization concepts.

All Hands-on Training session attendees earn a free attempt.*

*Must be Associate Certified before attempting Professional Certification

To take advantage of your free certification attempt you must first request your promo code after Perform 2022 is finished from Promo codes will be sent out by February 18th. Attending the conference qualifies you for a free Associate attempt. Purchasing HoT sessions qualifies you for a free Professional attempt if you are already Associate Certified. After receiving your Promo Code, you can go to the Dynatrace University Certification page to prepare for and schedule your exam.

Please note this is a limited-time promotion associated with the Perform 2022 event. You must use the free attempt you request and receive by March 31st, 2022, 5:00 PM Eastern Time. There will be no exceptions, reissuing of codes, or extensions for any reason for this promotion.

We highly recommend setting the date and time for your exam as soon as you receive your code to avoid missing the time frame. You can set yourself up for success in taking the exam by ensuring your network and equipment meet all requirements that are linked in the exam appointment confirmation for taking the certification exam remotely. Please note exam may be proctored via Zoom or GoToMeeting and therefore your system must be ready to utilize either of those tools to take the exam before the date and time of your exam.

Why get Dynatrace Certified?

It’s not easy, but the most rewarding things rarely are. Dynatrace Certification helps you:

Validate your skills

that help you navigate the Dynatrace platform like a pro

Gain a competitive edge

for your company and career

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of thousands of passionate and brilliant IT experts