Performance, Tuning, and Optimizing SQL Databases (M10987)



  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality
  • Working knowledge of database administration and maintenance
  • Working knowledge of Transact-SQL

Course Brief

In this course you will develop the practical tuning and optimization skills that will increase efficiencies in your SQL Server database. You will learn about best practices related to data files for user databases and TempDB, as well as concurrency, transactions, isolation levels, and locking. You will also discover the techniques and develop strategies on how best to analyze collected data.

 Course Outline

1. SQL Server Architecture, Scheduling, and Waits

  • SQL Server Components and SQL OS
  • Windows Scheduling vs. SQL Scheduling
  • Waits and Queues

2. SQL Server I/O

  • Core Concepts
  • Storage Solutions
  • I/O Setup and Testing

3. Database Structures

  • Database Structure Internals
  • Data File Internals
  • TempDB Internals

4. SQL Server Memory

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

5. Concurrency and Transactions

  • Concurrency and Transactions
  • Locking Internals

6. Statistics and Index Internals

  • Statistics Internals and Cardinality Estimation
  • Index Internals
  • Columnstore Indexes

7. Query Execution and Query Plan Analysis

  • Query Execution and Optimizer Internals
  • Analyzing Query Plans

8. Plan Caching and Recompilation

  • Plan Cache Internals
  • Troubleshooting Plan Cache Issues
  • Query Store

9. Extended Events

  • Extended Events Core Concepts
  • Implementing Extended Events

10. Monitoring, Tracing, and Baselining

  • Monitoring and Tracing
  • Baselining and Benchmarking




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