10987: Performance Tuning And Optimizing SQL Databases Training




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10987: Performance Tuning and Optimizing SQL Databases Training is aimed at professionals who maintain and manage SQL Server databases to teach them important skills and knowledge required to optimize, and performance tune their databases. This technical course helps professionals demonstrate the high-level SQL Server architectural overview and its different components, and it also educates them on the SQL Server execution model, queues, and waiting times. Throughout the course, trainees will learn about Optimizer architectural concepts and how to recognize and rectify query plan problems. It also educates about data collection strategies and techniques to assess collected data and also helps in understanding techniques to recognize and diagnose bottlenecks that will enhance overall performance. This training program is suitable for professionals who maintain and manage SQL Server databases and individuals who develop apps that transfer content from SQL Server databases.

This training is designed based on the objectives of the course variant 10987C.

Prerequisites for this training

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

Who should attend this course?

People administering and maintaining SQL server to ensure the best performance are the primary audience for this training program. Individuals writing query against data wanting to make sure of best performance execution of workloads can also take the course. People directly involved in developing applications to deliver content via SQL server are eligible for this course as well.

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What you will learn

  • Describing SQL Server’s high-level architectural synopsis.
  • Describing the execution model, queues and waits of the SQL Server.
  • Describe Storage Area Networks, core I/O concepts and performance testing.
  • Describe data file related best practices and architectural concepts for TempDB and user databases.
  • Describing Concurrency, Isolation levels and locking, and Transactions related architectural concepts and Best Practices.
  • Describing Optimizer architectural concepts and how to troubleshoot query plan issues.
  • Describing Plan Cache related architectural concepts, best practices and troubleshooting scenarios.
  • Describing architectural concepts, usage scenarios and troubleshooting strategy for Extended Events.
  • Explaining techniques for collected data analysis and data collection strategy.
  • Improving performance by understanding the techniques to spot and diagnose possible bottlenecks.


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.

  • 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
  • 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.

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

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

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

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

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Explain concurrency and transactions
  • Describe locking
  • This module covers Statistics and Index Internals. It focuses on architectural concepts and best practices related to Statistics and Indexes.

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

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

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe query execution and optimizer
  • Analyze query plans and resolve common issues
  • This module covers Plan Caching and Recompilation. It focuses on architectural concepts, troubleshooting scenarios and best practices related to Plan Cache.

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

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe plan cache
  • Troubleshoot plan cache issues
  • Describe query store and why you would use it
  • This module covers Extended Events. It focuses on architectural concepts, troubleshooting strategy and usage scenarios for Extended Events.

  • Extended events core concepts
  • Working with extended events
  • Lab: Extended events

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the core concepts of extended events
  • Implement extended events
  • This module covers tools and techniques to monitor, trace and baseline SQL Server performance data. It focuses on data collection strategy and techniques to analyze collected data.

  • 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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    • Duration: 4 Days
    • Skill Level: Foundation
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