Course Overview
Duration : 4 Days
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.

Who Should Attend
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.

Course Certifications
This course is part of the following Certifications:

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

Course Objectives
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.

Course Content
Module 1 : SQL Server Architecture , Scheduling , and Waits

This module covrs 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
Windoes Scheduling vs SQL Scheduling
Waits and Queues
Lab : SQL Server Architectire , Scheduling and Waits

After completing this module , you will able to :

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

Module 2 : SQL Server I/O

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

Lesson

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 tets I/O

Module 3 ; Database Structures

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

Lessons

Databse Structure Internals
Data File Internals
TempDB Internals
Lab : Database Structures

After completing this module , you will be able to

Describe the internal set-up of databae 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 bext 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, Transaction , 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
Columnstire 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 ANlysis. It also focuses on architectural concepts of the Optimizaer and how to identify and fix query plan issues

Lesson

Query execution and optimizer internals
Analuzing 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 Recomplilation. It focuses on arhitectural concepts , troubleshotting 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 conetps
Implementning extended events
Lab : Extended events

After completing this module , you will be able to :

Describe the core condepts of extended events
Implement extended events

Module 10 : Monitoring m Tracing and Baselining

This module cover 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
Baselinin 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 performacne bottlenecks related to CPU, Memory , IO, TempDB amd Concurrency . It focuses on techniques to identify and diagnose bottlenecls to improve overall performance.

Lessons

Troubleshoot CPU performance
Troubleshoot memoery performance
Troubleshoot I/O performance
Troubleshooot Concurrency performance
Troublehsoot TempDB performacne
Lab : Troubleshooting common performance issues.

After completing this mdule , you will be able to :

Troubleshoot common perforamnces issues