Performance Tuning and Optimising SQL Databases Training (10987)

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This official Microsoft four-day instructor-led SQL Database Performance Tuning & Optimisation training course provides students who manage and maintain SQL Server databases with the knowledge and skills to know how to optimise and tune SQL database performance.

Key Features of this SQL Database Performance Tuning & Optimisation Training:

You Will Learn How 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 practises related to data files for user databases and TempDB
  • Describe architectural concepts and best practises related to Concurrency, Transactions, Isolation Levels and Locking
  • Describe architectural concepts of the Optimiser and how to identify and fix query plan issues
  • Describe architectural concepts, troubleshooting scenarios and best practises related to Plan Cache
  • Describe architectural concepts, troubleshooting strategy and usage scenarios for Extended Events
  • Explain data collection strategy and techniques to analyse collected data
  • Understand techniques to identify and diagnose bottlenecks to improve overall performance

 

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SQL Database Performance Tuning Course Information

  • On-Demand Training Description

    With a blend of video, text, hands-on labs, and knowledge checks, you will receive the same high quality content as the live event, but you can attend on your own time, at your own pace.

    PLUS, we include access to a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) to help you prepare for your certification exam and help you apply your new skills immediately… Learning Tree knows how to bring learning to life!

    • Flexibility to take the course on your own time, at your own pace
    • Forever access to the digital course materials – for any refreshers
    • You will receive a code with your purchase.The code may be redeemed for online access to this On Demand course for up to six months
    • Upon course activation, the MOC On Demand videos and labs are available for three months
    • 2 FREE hours of individual coaching from an MCT Learning Tree Instructor
    • This delivery is also eligible for Microsoft Assurance Training Vouchers (SATVs)
  • Requirements

    • In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:
      • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality
      • Working knowledge of database administration and maintenance
      • Working knowledge of Transact-SQL
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SQL Database Performance Tuning Course Outline

  • Module 1: SQL Server Architecture, Scheduling, and Waits

    This module covers high level architectural overview of SQL Server and its various components. It dives deep into SQL Server execution model, waits and queues.

    Lessons

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

    Lab: SQL Server Architecture, Scheduling, and Waits

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe the SQL Server components and SQL OS
    • Describe the differences between Windows Scheduling and SQL scheduling
    • Describe waits and queues

     

  • Module 2: SQL Server I/O

    This module covers core I/O concepts, Storage Area Networks and performance testing. It focuses on SQL Server I/O operations and how to test storage performance.

    Lessons

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

    Lab: Testing Storage Performance

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe the core concepts of SQL I/O
    • Describe storage solutions
    • Setup and test I/O

     

  • Module 3: Database Structures

    This module covers Database Structures, Data File and TempDB Internals. It focuses on architectural concepts and best practises related to data files for user databases and TempDB.

    Lessons

    • Database Structure Internals
    • Data File Internals
    • TempDB Internals

    Lab: Database Structures

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe the internal setup of database structures
    • Describe the internal setup of data files
    • Describe the internal setup of TempDB

     

  • Module 4: SQL Server Memory

    This module covers Windows and SQL Server Memory internals. It focuses on architectural concepts and best practises related to SQL Server Memory Configuration.

    Lessons

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

    Lab: SQL Server Memory

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe the components of Windows memory
    • Describe the components of SQL Server memory
    • Describe In-Memory OLTP

     

  • Module 5: SQL Server Concurrency 

    This module covers Transactions and Locking Internals. It focuses on architectural concepts and best practises related to Concurrency, Transactions, Isolation Levels and Locking.

    Lessons

    • Concurrency and Transactions
    • Locking Internals

    Lab: Concurrency and Transactions

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Explain concurrency and transactions
    • Describe locking

     

  • Module 6: Statistics and Index Internals

    This module covers Statistics and Index Internals. It focuses on architectural concepts and best practises related to Statistics and Indexes.

    Lessons

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

    Lab: Statistics and index Internals

    After completing this module, you will be able to:
    • Describe statistics internals
    • Explain cardinality estimation
    • Describe why you would use Columnstore indexes and be able to implement one

     

  • Module 7: Query Execution and Query Plan Analysis

    This module covers Query Execution and Query Plan Analysis. It focuses on architectural concepts of the Optimiser and how to identify and fix query plan issues.

    Lessons

    • Query execution and optimiser internals
    • Analysing query plans

    Lab: Query execution and query plan analysis

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe query execution and optimiser
    • Analyse query plans and resolve common issues

     

  • Module 8: Plan Caching and Recompilation

    This module covers Plan Caching and Recompilation. It focuses on architectural concepts, troubleshooting scenarios and best practises related to Plan Cache.

    Lessons

    • Plan cache internals
    • Troubleshooting plan cache issues
    • Query store

    Lab: Plan caching and recompilation

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe plan cacheTroubleshoot plan cache issues
    • Describe query store and why you would use it

     

  • Module 9: Extended Events

    This module covers Extended Events. It focuses on architectural concepts, troubleshooting strategy and usage scenarios for Extended Events.

    Lessons

    • Extended events core concepts
    • Implementing extended events

    Lab: Extended events

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe the core concepts of extended events
    • Implement extended events

     

  • Module 10: Monitoring, Tracing, and Baselining

    This module covers tools and techniques to monitor, trace and baseline SQL Server performance data. It focuses on data collection strategy and techniques to analyse collected data.

    Lessons

    • Monitoring and tracing
    • Baselining and benchmarking

    Lab: Monitoring, Tracing and Baselining

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe various options for monitoring and tracing
    • Describe various options for benchmarking and baselining

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SQL Database Performance Tuning Course Information

  • On-Demand Training Description

    With a blend of video, text, hands-on labs, and knowledge checks, you will receive the same high quality content as the live event, but you can attend on your own time, at your own pace.

    PLUS, we include access to a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) to help you prepare for your certification exam and help you apply your new skills immediately… Learning Tree knows how to bring learning to life!

    • Flexibility to take the course on your own time, at your own pace
    • Forever access to the digital course materials – for any refreshers
    • You will receive a code with your purchase.The code may be redeemed for online access to this On Demand course for up to six months
    • Upon course activation, the MOC On Demand videos and labs are available for three months
    • 2 FREE hours of individual coaching from an MCT Learning Tree Instructor
    • This delivery is also eligible for Microsoft Assurance Training Vouchers (SATVs)
  • Requirements

    • In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:
      • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality
      • Working knowledge of database administration and maintenance
      • Working knowledge of Transact-SQL
  • Redeem Your Microsoft Training Vouchers (SATV):

SQL Database Performance Tuning Course Outline

  • Module 1: SQL Server Architecture, Scheduling, and Waits

    This module covers high level architectural overview of SQL Server and its various components. It dives deep into SQL Server execution model, waits and queues.

    Lessons

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

    Lab: SQL Server Architecture, Scheduling, and Waits

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe the SQL Server components and SQL OS
    • Describe the differences between Windows Scheduling and SQL scheduling
    • Describe waits and queues

     

  • Module 2: SQL Server I/O

    This module covers core I/O concepts, Storage Area Networks and performance testing. It focuses on SQL Server I/O operations and how to test storage performance.

    Lessons

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

    Lab: Testing Storage Performance

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe the core concepts of SQL I/O
    • Describe storage solutions
    • Setup and test I/O

     

  • Module 3: Database Structures

    This module covers Database Structures, Data File and TempDB Internals. It focuses on architectural concepts and best practises related to data files for user databases and TempDB.

    Lessons

    • Database Structure Internals
    • Data File Internals
    • TempDB Internals

    Lab: Database Structures

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe the internal setup of database structures
    • Describe the internal setup of data files
    • Describe the internal setup of TempDB

     

  • Module 4: SQL Server Memory

    This module covers Windows and SQL Server Memory internals. It focuses on architectural concepts and best practises related to SQL Server Memory Configuration.

    Lessons

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

    Lab: SQL Server Memory

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe the components of Windows memory
    • Describe the components of SQL Server memory
    • Describe In-Memory OLTP

     

  • Module 5: SQL Server Concurrency 

    This module covers Transactions and Locking Internals. It focuses on architectural concepts and best practises related to Concurrency, Transactions, Isolation Levels and Locking.

    Lessons

    • Concurrency and Transactions
    • Locking Internals

    Lab: Concurrency and Transactions

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Explain concurrency and transactions
    • Describe locking

     

  • Module 6: Statistics and Index Internals

    This module covers Statistics and Index Internals. It focuses on architectural concepts and best practises related to Statistics and Indexes.

    Lessons

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

    Lab: Statistics and index Internals

    After completing this module, you will be able to:
    • Describe statistics internals
    • Explain cardinality estimation
    • Describe why you would use Columnstore indexes and be able to implement one

     

  • Module 7: Query Execution and Query Plan Analysis

    This module covers Query Execution and Query Plan Analysis. It focuses on architectural concepts of the Optimiser and how to identify and fix query plan issues.

    Lessons

    • Query execution and optimiser internals
    • Analysing query plans

    Lab: Query execution and query plan analysis

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe query execution and optimiser
    • Analyse query plans and resolve common issues

     

  • Module 8: Plan Caching and Recompilation

    This module covers Plan Caching and Recompilation. It focuses on architectural concepts, troubleshooting scenarios and best practises related to Plan Cache.

    Lessons

    • Plan cache internals
    • Troubleshooting plan cache issues
    • Query store

    Lab: Plan caching and recompilation

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe plan cacheTroubleshoot plan cache issues
    • Describe query store and why you would use it

     

  • Module 9: Extended Events

    This module covers Extended Events. It focuses on architectural concepts, troubleshooting strategy and usage scenarios for Extended Events.

    Lessons

    • Extended events core concepts
    • Implementing extended events

    Lab: Extended events

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe the core concepts of extended events
    • Implement extended events

     

  • Module 10: Monitoring, Tracing, and Baselining

    This module covers tools and techniques to monitor, trace and baseline SQL Server performance data. It focuses on data collection strategy and techniques to analyse collected data.

    Lessons

    • Monitoring and tracing
    • Baselining and benchmarking

    Lab: Monitoring, Tracing and Baselining

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe various options for monitoring and tracing
    • Describe various options for benchmarking and baselining

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SQL Database Performance Tuning Training FAQs

  • What is database optimisation in SQL Server?

    Database optimisation in SQL Server allows for performance tune so you can fix query plan issues.

  • Can I learn how to optimise and tune a SQL database performance online?

    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want, including online training.

  • Can I use SATVs to take this SQL Database Performance Tuning course?

    Yes! This course is eligible for Microsoft Software Assurance Training Voucher (SATV) redemption.

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