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MS-10987MOD

Performance Tuning and Optimizing SQL Databases: On-Demand

Description

Learn Performance Tuning and Optimizing SQL Databases.

This On-Demand course will teach you the knowledge and skills to performance tune and optimize your SQL databases.

At Course Completion you 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 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.

 

 

Microsoft On-Demand

This is a Microsoft On-Demand Course (MOC On-Demand). MOC On-Demand is an integrated on-line training experience that includes video, hands-on labs, exercises, text and knowledge checks. Attendees experience all of this through an on-demand course player.

  • The content is based on the same official courseware we use in our instructor-led training.
  • The videos feature engaging experts hand-selected by Microsoft.
  • MOC On-Demand gives you a live, real-time environment for hands-on training – much better than other on demand offerings that offer simulated labs.

All MOC On-Demand courses are available for 90 days. As a participant you will use Office 365 to complete your lab work. If needed, you can use the trial for Office 365 which lasts for 30 days from when the trial is activated. It is recommended that you use the trial of Office 365  and plan your lab work accordingly. The labs provide instructions on how to register for this account.

What’s included?

  • Access to the official Microsoft Video on Demand Course for 90 days from the point of first access, allowing you to start and stop when you need to.
  • Hands-On, Live Lab access for 90 days from start of access.
  • MCT Support via our Microsoft Training Support Yammer Group (you will be invited to the group after registration)

Microsoft On-Demand eLearning Courses can be purchased using 2 Microsoft SA Vouchers.

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 practices 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 practices 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: Concurrency and Transactions

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

 

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 practices 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 Optimizer and how to identify and fix query plan issues.

 

Lessons

  • Query execution and optimizer internals
  • Analyzing query plans

 

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

 

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
  • 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

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 analyze 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

 

Module 11: Troubleshooting Common Performance Issues

This module covers common performance bottlenecks related to CPU, Memory, IO, TempDB and Concurrency. It focuses on techniques to identify and diagnose bottlenecks to improve overall performance.

 

Lessons

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

 

Lab: Troubleshooting common performance issues

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Troubleshoot common performance issues

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 practices 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 practices 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: Concurrency and Transactions

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

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 practices 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 Optimizer and how to identify and fix query plan issues.

 

Lessons

  • Query execution and optimizer internals
  • Analyzing query plans

 

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

 

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
  • 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

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 analyze 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

 

Module 11: Troubleshooting Common Performance Issues

This module covers common performance bottlenecks related to CPU, Memory, IO, TempDB and Concurrency. It focuses on techniques to identify and diagnose bottlenecks to improve overall performance.

 

Lessons

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

 

Lab: Troubleshooting common performance issues

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Troubleshoot common performance issues

 

PreRequisites

In addition to their professional experience, participants who take 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

Audience

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.

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