MS10987 Performance Tuning and Optimizing SQL Databases

Course Code: MS10987   Duration: 4 Days   Price: £2,045+VAT
Overview

This four-day instructor-led course provides students who manage and maintain SQL Server databases with the knowledge and skills to performance tune and optimize their databases.

Audience

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.

Learning Objectives

By actively participating in this course, you will learn about the following:

  • Describe the high level architectural overview of SQL Server and its various components.
  • Describe the SQL Server execution model, waits and queues.
  • Describe core I/O concepts, Storage Area Networks and performance testing.
  • Describe architectural concepts and best practices related to data files for user databases and TempDB.
  • Describe architectural concepts and best practices related to Concurrency, Transactions, Isolation Levels and Locking.
  • Describe architectural concepts of the Optimizer and how to identify and fix query plan issues.
  • Describe architectural concepts, troubleshooting scenarios and best practices related to Plan Cache.
  • Describe architectural concepts, troubleshooting strategy and usage scenarios for Extended Events.
  • Explain data collection strategy and techniques to analyze collected data.
  • Understand techniques to identify and diagnose bottlenecks to improve overall performance.
Pre-Requisites

Before attending this course, students must have: 

  • Experience of building and managing database, data warehouse, and business intelligence (BI) solutions with SQL Server 2014.
  • Familiarity with the Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system and networking.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013.
Course Contents

Module 1: SQL Server Architecture, Scheduling, and Waits

  • SQL Server Components and SQL OS
  • Windows Scheduling vs SQL Scheduling
  • Waits and Queues
  • Lab : SQL Server Architecture, Scheduling, and Waits

Module 2: SQL Server I/O

  • Core Concepts
  • Storage Solutions
  • I/O Setup and Testing
  • Lab : Testing Storage Performance

Module 3: Database Structures

  • Database Structure Internals
  • Data File Internals
  • TempDB Internals
  • Lab : Database Structures

Module 4: SQL Server Memory

  • Windows Memory
  • SQL Server Memory
  • In-Memory OLTP
  • Lab : SQL Server Memory

Module 5: Concurrency and Transactions

  • Concurrency and Transactions
  • Locking Internals
  • Lab : Concurrency and Transactions

Module 6: Statistics and Index Internals

  • Statistics Internals and Cardinality Estimation
  • Index Internals
  • Columnstore Indexes
  • Lab : Statistics and index Internals

Module 7: Query Execution and Query Plan Analysis

  • Query execution and optimizer internals
  • Analyzing query plans
  • Lab : Query execution and query plan analysis

Module 8: Plan Caching and Recompilation

  • Plan cache internals
  • Troubleshooting plan cache issues
  • Query store
  • Lab : Plan caching and recompilation

Module 9: Extended Events

  • Extended events core concepts
  • Implementing extended events
  • Lab : Extended events

Module 10: Monitoring, Tracing, and Baselining

  • Monitoring and tracing
  • Baselining and benchmarking
  • Lab : Monitoring, Tracing and Baselining

 

This training course provided by Skilltec is accredited through Global Knowledge Training Ltd. Global Knowledge Training Ltd are the authorised learning partner; all trademarks and partner statuses are provided through them.

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