Power User Course


Training Units
Hours Duration
Day Course
+ Lab Instruction

Power User Course Overview

This three-day Power User course covers a comprehensive topic list covering aspects of the Operator and Developer roles plus additional problem solving and monitoring scenarios that turn you into a true Power User. Starting with basic navigation, the course builds to complex AppDynamics configuration and troubleshooting topics. Come prepared to dive into actual application problems and respond to them with the full power of the AppDynamics platform.

After completing this course, you will be able to configure and customize the monitoring settings as well as troubleshoot many performance issues. The course wraps up with a final module that ties everything together by exploring the company's AppDynamics Controller (not included in public offerings), as well as the demonstration of extra AppDynamics monitoring features.

Available Course Dates

AppDynamics Node Pattern
March 27 - 29
9AM - 4PM
AppDynamics Node Pattern
April 3 - 5
9:30AM - 4:30PM
AppDynamics Node Pattern
April 10 - 12
9AM - 4PM

Who Is This Course For?

This course is designed for individuals who will deploy and configure AppDynamics across enterprise-wide applications. Typically, they are responsible for applications and monitoring, or members of the Center of Excellence leveraging customized configurations to monitor and respond strategically for those who need to balance their deep dives with the big picture. 

What You Will Learn In The Power User Course

A deep dive into AppDynamics solutions, the Power User Course will educate and empower you to become an AppDynamics champion in your enterprise, and enable you to bring application performance management to every facet of your operation.

  • How to troubleshoot Business Transactions using flow maps, snapshots, metric browser, diagnostics sessions, and events
  • How to extend your monitoring capability by using development monitoring mode, custom entry points, exit points, information points, data collectors, custom Business Transaction rules & custom transaction thresholds
  • How to proactively address potential issues by setting up custom dashboards, health rules, actions, policies, and runbook automation
  • How to conduct more complex troubleshooting sessions to resolve common issues like too many database calls, over-synchronization, intermittent problems, resource misuse, and memory leaks
  • How to use AppDynamics in a DevOps practice
  • How to leverage additional AppDynamics monitoring features, including: Transaction Analytics, Log Analytics, Database Monitoring

      Power User Course Agenda

      • Mapping the structure and architecture of AppDynamics to your applications
      • Identifying, configuring, and monitoring business transactions and prioritizing responses
      • Troubleshooting issues down to the code level
      • Identifying issues in memory, resourcing, slow SQL calls and difficult intermittent problems
      • Creating customized dashboards and dashboard templates
      • Reading dashboards and interpreting metrics
      • Configuring Events and Errors to help resolve issues
      • Setting up a War Room for major incidents
      • Configuring health rules, policies and actions as part of a strategic alerting system
      • Configuring runbook automation
      • Understanding and configuring errors in AppDynamics and associated troubleshooting
      • Configuring additional metrics and data collectors in the applications
      • Using AppDynamics to test code, both functional and integrated
      • Reporting in AppDynamics
      • Running AppDynamics in Developer mode in non-production environments
      • Exploring DevOps and additional monitoring scenarios
      • Exploring your installation and mapping it to the class learning

      What's Unique In The Power User Course?

      The Power User Course covers everything you need to know to start using AD like a pro: in one thorough three-day course, you will start as novices and end as true Power Users. 

      For private courses, explore your company's AppDynamics Controller configuration, with a guided tour of implementation features discussed during the course (not included in public offerings)

      For public courses, explore the AppDynamics Controller with a sample application with a guided tour of implementation features discussed during the course (not included in public offerings)

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      Start with the fundamentals

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      Tune your settings perfectly

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      Save time and money

      The Power User class has the option to add on a half day AppDynamics in Action for Analytics course

      What You Will Learn
      • How to obtain and visualize business impact, usage, and advanced analytics
      • How the Analytics plugin fits in the in overall AppDynamics Intelligence Platform architecture
      • How to use event data as well as custom method and HTTP request data collectors to search and analyze business transactions
      • How to visualize search results simply with the custom widget builder
      In Hands-on Lab Exercises You Will
      • Use business impact analytics to compile a list of users effected by a system outage to facilitate marketing with a win-back campaign
      • Visualize application, server, and network performance data as it relates to business transactions
      • Gain visibility into all transactions with real-time streaming to assist with detailed analysis of outlier transactions
      • Understand fine-grained customer usage and make data driven decisions
      Training Units
      Hours Duration
      Day Course
      + Lab Instruction

      AppDynamics Instructors

      Our instructors bring decades of tech and training experience to every session. From .NET questions to Java architecting, they have seen it all and can break it down for your team. Power up your approach to DevOps with our instructors.

      AppDynamics courses are Instructor-led either onsite or virtually and include student lab practice following each instructor demo. All lab exercises link theory to practice and make sure you leave the training with the ability to use AppDynamics to the fullest.