MOC On-Demand Packaged Set 10987B: Performance Tuning and Optimizing SQL Databases (90 Day) (Q4P-00137)

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.

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  • Microsoft On Demand covers the same objectives as the classroom course by the same name
  • After you activate your course, you have 3 months to complete it. You can work on your course at any time throughout the 3-month period after you activate the course.
Microsoft On Demand Packaged Set
Including
  • Microsoft On Demand Course OD10987B (includes Microsoft Labs Online)
  • Digital courseware Course 10987B
Audience profile
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.

Prerequisites
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.
 
At course completion
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.
 
 
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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

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

Module 3: Database Structures
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.
Lessons
  • Database Structure Internals
  • Data File Internals
  • TempDB Internals

Module 4: SQL Server Memory
This module covers Windows and SQL Server Memory internals. It focuses on architectural concepts and best practices related to SQL Server Memory Configuration.
Lessons
  • Windows Memory
  • SQL Server Memory
  • In-Memory OLTP

Module 5: SQL Server Concurrency
This module covers Transactions and Locking Internals. It focuses on architectural concepts and best practices related to Concurrency, Transactions, Isolation Levels and Locking.
Lessons
  • Concurrency and Transactions
  • Locking Internals

Module 6: Statistics and Index Internals
This module covers Statistics and Index Internals. It focuses on architectural concepts and best practices related to Statistics and Indexes.
Lessons
  • Statistics Internals and Cardinality Estimation
  • Index Internals
  • Columnstore Indexes

Module 7: Query Execution and Query Plan Analysis
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.
Lessons
  • Query execution and optimizer internals
  • Query execution plans
  • Analyzing query execution plans
  • Adaptive query processing

Module 8: Plan Caching and Recompilation
This module covers Plan Caching and Recompilation. It focuses on architectural concepts, troubleshooting scenarios and best practices related to Plan Cache.
Lessons
  • Plan cache internals
  • Troubleshooting plan cache issues
  • Automatic tuning
  • Query store

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
  • Working with 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 analyze collected data.
Lessons
  • Monitoring and tracing
  • Baselining and benchmarking