Learn Cisco AppDynamics (APM & DevOps)

Quickstart Investigations into production issues, user behaviour and application performance

AppDynamics is the leading monitoring service out there, whether it’s databases, operating systems, servers or browsers, AppDynamics covers it all.  If you are an aspiring APM Guru, this course is for you! AppDynamics customer base and popularity is sky-rocketing, be ahead of the curve and a handle on it! Cisco AppDynamics was named a leader in 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for 8th time.

What you’ll learn

  • How to Integrate AppDynamics into your DevOps lifecycle (we use a nodejs app for example).
  • You will setup AppDynamics agents and monitor the web applications.
  • Understand and Resolve Errors detected by AppDynamics.
  • How AppDynamics enables APM, RUM and Synthetic Monitoring.
  • Understand how the architecture of the App-dynamics agent works.
  • Understand the Pro’s and Con’s of using Apdex Score.
  • How to use the baselining feature in App-dynamics.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 5 lectures • 16min.
  • The Setup –> 7 lectures • 17min.
  • AppDynamics for the DevOps Engineer/Developer –> 11 lectures • 1hr 43min.
  • Real Life use Cases of AppDynamics –> 3 lectures • 10min.
  • Reference Guide and How To Lectures –> 5 lectures • 26min.
  • Closing Notes –> 1 lecture • 1min.

Learn Cisco AppDynamics (APM & DevOps)

Requirements

  • A desire to learn and Crush It!.
  • A working Computer with either Windows/MacOS or Linux.
  • An Internet connection.
  • All technologies we will use will be free/have free trial versions.
  • Some Basic knowledge of unix/linux commands can be helpful, but not required.
  • JVM on your machine for a couple of lectures (Optional).

AppDynamics is the leading monitoring service out there, whether it’s databases, operating systems, servers or browsers, AppDynamics covers it all.  If you are an aspiring APM Guru, this course is for you! AppDynamics customer base and popularity is sky-rocketing, be ahead of the curve and a handle on it! Cisco AppDynamics was named a leader in 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for 8th time.

The course will guide you through the architecture of AppDynamics and where it should fit in your DevOps Lifecycle. You will create an AppDynamics account as well as install an agent in your application. The data the agent reports will be used to calculate metrics like Apdex Scores, SLO’s, SLI’s and SLA’s. We will make use of the automated baselining feature as well.

Everything is well documented and separated, so you can find what you need. Assignments and Quizzes will make sure you stay on track and test your knowledge. The course will have a combination of theory and practical examples.

The Introduction

Understand why we should use AppDynamics and what it’s customer base looks like. Everything in this course will be straight from the free trial version, so you you don’t need to buy anything.Sign up for AppDynamics and understand where it fits in the larger scheme of things, your DevOps architecture. What does the AppDynamics architecture look like?

The Setup

Understand how to setup an application to go along with the lectures. In particular, the setup of an online shoe store. Also setup an agent in your application which will then send metrics and other data to AppDynamics on the cloud.

AppDynamics for an Engineer

Where does AppDynamics fit in your DevOps cycle? What are the build stages and how does AppDynamics aid each one? Get into your role as a rising developer in an organizations and battle through all your problems using Cisco AppDynamics. These problems will range from production issues to slow database queries. Investigate everything with ease. Move on to some more advanced concepts like Apdex Scores, and automated baselining. Once you master alerting you will understand why AppDynamics is the “central nervous system” of your application suite.

Real Life use Cases of AppDynamics

Where and when do we apply AppDynamics? While the decision is yours, take a look at how some well-known names in the industry do it.

Reference Guide

Think of this section as a reference guide, like a dictionary. Whenever you want to learn how to set something up, come here

This is an into level course, if you have already taken a course on APM, this may not be the best fit for you.