MOC 10987 Performance Tuning and Optimizing SQL Databases

This instructor-led training class is presented by Microsoft training partners to their end customers. Training partners in North America and the UK hire proven AMS Subject Matter Expert Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT’s) to teach on-site and on-line classes.


Course 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.

Who Should Attend

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 Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • 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.

    Course Prerequisites

    • 10986 Upgrading Your Skills to SQL Server 2016
    • 20462 Administering Microsoft® SQL Server® Databases
    • 20464 Developing Microsoft® SQL Server® Databases

    Next Steps and Related Courses

    • 10988 Managing SQL Business Intelligence Operations

    Course Outline

    1 – SQL Server Architecture, Scheduling, and Waits

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

    2 – QL 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

    11 – Troubleshooting Common Performance Issues

    • Troubleshoot CPU performance
    • Troubleshoot memory performance
    • Troubleshoot I/O performance
    • Troubleshoot Concurrency performance
    • Troubleshoot TempDB performance

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