This 5-hour training is delivered online.

The training includes:

  • Prometheus co-founder (Julius Volz) as your live trainer.
  • Online webinar-based training via Zoom.
  • Detailed instructional material covering all training topics.
  • Interactive querying exercises to make sure you can apply what you have learned.
  • Enough time to ask questions and discuss training topics.
  • PromLens integration as an instructional tool in the training to aid the understanding and construction of queries.
Visualized PromQL query

About the trainer

Julius Volz co-founded the Prometheus monitoring system, created PromQL, and led the project to success at SoundCloud and beyond. He now focuses on growing the Prometheus community, started PromLabs to build solutions and services around Prometheus, and started PromCon, the first conference around Prometheus. Before SoundCloud, Julius was a Site Reliability Engineer at Google.

With Julius as your training instructor, you will have a unique chance to learn and interactively discuss the ins and outs of PromQL directly with the original creator of the language.


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Training outline

Subject to minor changes, the training follows the following outline:

Locating PromQL in the Big Picture
What is PromQL?
PromQL Execution in Prometheus
Use Case Overview
Data Model Refresher
Time Series Data Model
Metric Types
Basic Querying
Using the Expression Browser
Using PromLens
The Training Demo Service
Selecting Series
Rates and Derivatives
Aggregating Over Dimensions
Interlude: PromQL Language Theory
PromQL's Nested Structure
Expression Types
PromQL Node Types
Query Types and Evaluation Time
Advanced Querying
Working with Histograms
Thresholds and Filtering by Value
Set Operators
Working with Timestamp Metrics
Sorting and topk / bottomk
Inspecting Scrape Health
Dealing with Absent Series
Aggregating Over Time
Bonus (in case of spare time): More on Instrumentation & Alerting Best Practices and Pitfalls

Custom conditions & questions

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