Learn how to access actionable data from the Insights dashboard to optimize pipelines and get even more out of CircleCI.


Welcome to the Insights Course

In this course, you’ll learn how to track status, monitor duration, and optimize your CircleCI pipelines using the Insights dashboard.


Who should take this course?

This course is designed for CircleCI developers using our cloud-hosted solution. You should be familiar with managing source code in GitHub or Bitbucket, have a working knowledge of editing YAML files, and experience using command line utilities to automate builds and deploys for the technology stack at your organization. While some topics in this course feature Python in use cases, it is code-agnostic overall. The course assumes you have a clear understanding of the commands appropriate for your tooling — how to build, test, and deploy projects.

If you are just starting out with CircleCI, you may consider taking our beginner-level course, General Developer Training.

Duration: ~28 minutes


Insights Introduction

Course SCORM: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16RgEBRBtywbpBDkpzwOa-2FgUev9SPmq/view?usp=share_link

In this lesson, you will learn how to:

  • Access and navigate the Insights dashboard in the CircleCI service
  • View organization and workflow data
  • Understand credit usage
  • View job insights

Resources referenced in this lesson:
Insights documentation


Advanced Insights and API

Course SCORM: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1W5ih8TBDZibSXaVI5gzHx4xyIKbI_L_w/view?usp=share_link

In this lesson, CircleCI Solutions Architect, Chris Black, takes us through:

  • The difference between workflow-specific insights and job insights
  • Using the Insights API to extract information programmatically
  • Querying the API*

*While Chris demonstrates this concept using Python, the concepts still apply to general purpose tools like Node.js, Go, Rust, and others. 

Resources referenced in this lesson:
Insights API Documentation
Creating API Tokens


General Resources:


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