Performance Tuning and Optimizing SQL Databases (MOC-10987)


Course Number: MOC-10987

Duration: 4 days (26 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

SQL Server Performance Tuning Training Overview

This SQL Server course, Performance Tuning and Optimizing SQL Databases (Microsoft course 10987), teaches students how to performance tune and optimize their SQL Server 2016 databases across the board, with tuning changes made to memory usage, concurrency, transactions, query execution, plan caching, and wide variety of other areas.

Note: This class is appropriate for SQL Server 2016 and 2017.

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate offers instructor-led enterprise training for groups of 3 or more online or at your site. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private corporate training on-site or online, please contact us.

In addition, some courses are available as live, online classes for individuals. See a schedule of online courses.

Objectives

All 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

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

Outline

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Introduction
SQL Server Architecture, Scheduling, and Waits
  • SQL Server Components and SQL OS
  • Windows Scheduling vs SQL Scheduling
  • Waits and Queues
SQL Server I/O
  • Core Concepts
  • Storage Solutions
  • I/O Setup and Testing
Database Structures
  • Database Structure Internals
  • Data File Internals
  • TempDB Internals
SQL Server Memory
  • Windows Memory
  • SQL Server Memory
  • In-Memory OLTP
Concurrency and Transactions
  • Concurrency and Transactions
  • Locking Internals
Statistics and Index Internals
  • Statistics Internals and Cardinality Estimation
  • Index Internals
  • Columnstore Indexes
Query Execution and Query Plan Analysis
  • Query execution and optimizer internals
  • Analyzing query plans
Plan Caching and Recompilation
  • Plan cache internals
  • Troubleshooting plan cache issues
  • Query store
Extended Events
  • Extended events core concepts
  • Implementing extended events
Monitoring, Tracing, and Baselining
  • Monitoring and tracing
  • Baselining and benchmarking
Conclusion

Training Materials:

All SQL Server training students receive Microsoft official courseware.

Software Requirements:

Attendees will not need to install any software on their computer for this class. The class will be conducted in a remote environment that Accelebrate will provide; students will only need a local computer with a web browser with a stable Internet connection. Any recent version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome will be fine.



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