MOC On-Demand: 10987-Performance Tuning and Optimizing SQL Databases Course Outline
*** Note: This is an On-Demand Self Study Class, 4-days of content, 90-days unlimited access, $995 ***
You can take this class at any time; there are no set dates. It covers the same content as the 4-day instructor-led class of the same name. The cost for this MOC On-Demand class is $995. (Microsoft Enterprise customers paying with Software Assurance Vouchers, see SATV Payment note below.) In all cases, customers must call us directly to purchase this class at 800-288-8221.
MOC On-Demand Learner Profiles
MOC On-Demand is a self-study training solution that was designed for two types of learners. First, MOC On-Demand is a great fit for experienced IT professionals who don't need a traditional 4-day class to upgrade their existing skills. They can pick and choose topics to make the most effective use of their time. Second, MOC On-Demand is perfect for highly-motivated individuals who are new to a technology and need to space their learning over a period of weeks or months. These learners can take their time and repeat sections as needed until they master the new concepts.
About MOC On-Demand
Our MOC On-Demand classes are self-study courses with 30 to 40 hours of content. They include hours of videos, hands-on labs using the actual software, and knowledge checks and were created by Microsoft to mirror the content found in the traditional live instructor-led version of this course. Those features are all part of the standard MOC On-Demand training. But don't settle for the standard MOC On-Demand class! Check out the "ONLC Extras" that you get when purchasing this course from us.
ONLC Training Centers bundles in valuable extras with our MOC On-Demand Courses. These items are not available from other training companies.
Courseware After the Course.
Get the digital courseware that is used in the live, instructor-led version of this class. While the MOC On-Demand access goes away after 90 days, you will have access to the "extra" digital courseware for an unlimited period of time.
24/7 Online Support.
You will be able to chat online with a content matter expert while you are taking your MOC On-Demand class. And, with your permission, the expert can even take over your computer to provide with assistance with your labs.
These add-ons are available exclusively by ONLC Training Centers and are offered to you at an additional cost.
Upgrade to 180-Day Access, $250.
Need more time? Extend the base 90-day access to 180 days on your MOC On-Demand class, complete with labs, videos and knowledge checks. Extension must be ordered at time of original purchase and is non-refundable.
Certification Pak, $150.
Interested in obtaining certification? Get a Transcender practice exam and a Microsoft exam voucher at this reduced price.
ILT Listener, $250.
Want to listen in and follow along with a live Instructor-Led Training (ILT) class? We offer this option for individuals on a limited budget who have time during the day to hear a live class in progress. ILT Listeners have access to their online support chat expert during the class but they do not have direct access to the live instructor.
ILT Participant, $ Varies.
You've purchased MOC On-Demand, have gone through the training and decided that you still want a live class. Just pay difference between MOC On-Demand course and and the Instructor-Led Training (ILT) class and you can have a seat in our live class. Get both self-study and live, instructor-led training for the retail price of the instructor-led class alone!
Paying with Software Assurance Training Vouchers (SATV)
For Microsoft Enterprise customers paying with Software Assurance Vouchers, the cost of this class is 4 vouchers--this includes access to the self-study materials, the student workbook, and 24/7 access to an online expert.
Do You Still Prefer a Live, Instructor-led Class?
Already know MOC On-Demand is not right for you? We also offer this same course content in a live, instructor-led format. For more details, click on the link below:
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.
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.
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.
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.
SQL Server Components and SQL OS
Windows Scheduling vs SQL Scheduling
Waits and Queues
Lab : SQL Server Architecture, Scheduling, and Waits
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.
I/O Setup and Testing
Lab : Testing Storage Performance
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.
Database Structure Internals
Data File Internals
Lab : Database Structures
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.
SQL Server Memory
Lab : SQL Server Memory
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.
Concurrency and Transactions
Lab : Concurrency and Transactions
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.
Statistics Internals and Cardinality Estimation
Lab : Statistics and index Internals
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.
Query execution and optimizer internals
Analyzing query plans
Lab : Query execution and query plan analysis
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.
Plan cache internals
Troubleshooting plan cache issues
Lab : Plan caching and recompilation
Module 9: Extended Events
This module covers Extended Events. It focuses on architectural concepts, troubleshooting strategy and usage scenarios for Extended Events.
Extended events core concepts
Implementing extended events
Lab : 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.
Monitoring and tracing
Baselining and benchmarking
Lab : Monitoring, Tracing 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.
Troubleshoot CPU performance
Troubleshoot memory performance
Troubleshoot I/O performance
Troubleshoot Concurrency performance
Troubleshoot TempDB performance
Lab : Troubleshooting common performance issues
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