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Performance Tuning and Optimizing SQL Databases

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Performance Tuning and Optimizing SQL Databases

Duration: 4 Days

Price: $2295

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Delivery Options: Attend face-to-face in the classroom or remote-live attendance.

Students Will Learn

  • High level architectural overview of SQL Server and its various components
  • SQL Server execution model, waits and queues
  • Core I/O concepts, storage area networks and performance testing
  • Best practices related to data files for user databases and TempDB
  • Concurrency, transactions, isolation levels and Locking
  • Using the Optimizer and how to identify and fix query plan issues
  • Troubleshooting scenarios and best practices related to Plan Cache
  • Explaining data collection strategy and techniques to analyze collected data
  • Using techniques to identify and diagnose bottlenecks to improve overall performance

Course Description

Microsoft Certified PartnerThis course provides students who manage and maintain SQL Server databases with the knowledge and skills to performance tune and optimize their databases.

The primary audience for this course is individuals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases and are responsible for optimal performance of SQL Server instances that they manage. These individuals also write queries against data and need to ensure optimal execution performance of the workloads. The secondary audiences for this course are individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.

Course Prerequisites

Familiarity with database concepts, Windows desktop navigation and Transact-SQL. Attendance at the Microsoft Transact-SQL Programming course is highly recommended although not required.

Course Overview

SQL Server Architecture, Scheduling, and Waits
  • SQL Server Components and SQL OS
  • Windows Scheduling vs. SQL Scheduling
  • Waits and Queues
SQL Server I/O
  • Core Concepts
  • Storage Solutions
  • I/O Setup and Testing
  • Testing Storage Performance
Database Structures
  • Database Structure Internals
  • Data File Internals
  • TempDB Internals
SQL Server Memory
  • Windows Memory
  • SQL Server Memory
  • In-Memory OLTP
Concurrency and Transactions
  • Concurrency and Transactions
  • Locking Internals
Statistics and Index Internals
  • Statistics Internals and Cardinality Estimation
  • Index Internals
  • Columnstore Indexes
Query Execution and Query Plan Analysis
  • Query Execution and Optimizer Internals
  • Analyzing Query Plans
Plan Caching and Recompilation
  • Plan Cache Internals
  • Troubleshooting Plan Cache Issues
  • Query Store
Extended Events
  • Extended Events Core Concepts
  • Implementing Extended Events
Monitoring, Tracing, and Baselining
  • Monitoring and Tracing
  • Baselining and Benchmarking

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Course Benefits

  • Course materials include student guide, hands-on lab manual and USB flash drive for examples and lab work
  • Students receive a certificate of completion at the end of class
  • Students can retake any portion of a class that has been completed, within 12 months at no extra cost
  • There are no registration fees or cancellation fees

Course Schedule - Face-to-Face in the Classroom or Remote-Live

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