Performance Tuning and Optimizing SQL Databases


This 4-day instructor led course provides students to optimize and tune SQL Server and databases with SQL Server tools. The aim is also to solve the bottlenecks to increase performance.

Accredited course for Continuing Education of Pedagogical Staff

Course length: 4 days (8:30 - 16:00)


04/11/2023 - 04/14/2023 Prague cs Free date
22 000 CZK Add to cart
06/26/2023 - 06/29/2023 Prague cs Free date
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09/11/2023 - 09/14/2023 Prague cs Free date
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  • 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, rewrite SQL queries
    • 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
    • Adaptive Query Processing, Intelligent Query Processing
    • Create baseline, monitor and trace database server, databases and aplications
  • Course requirements

    • Basic knowledge of T-SQL
    • Basic knowledge of SQL Server databases
    • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system
  • This course is intended for

    This course is intended for end users, Database Administrators, analytics, Database Developers, and BI professionals. 

  • Literature

    All participants will get internal OKsystem student materials.

  • Hardware

    Classrooms are equipped with high-performance computers with Internet access and the possibility of wireless connection.

  • Syllabus

    Module 1: SQL Server Architecture

    • Lesson 1: SQL Server Components and SQLOS
    • Lesson 2: Windows Scheduling vs. SQL Server Scheduling
    • Lesson 3: Waits and Queues

    Module 2: SQL Server I/O

    • Lesson 1: Core Concepts of I/O
    • Lesson 2: Storage Solutions
    • Lesson 3: I/O Setup and Testing

    Module 3: Database Structures

    • Lesson 1: Database Structure Internals
    • Lesson 2: SQL queries
    • Lesson 3: Data File Internals
    • Lesson 4: TempDB Internals

    Module 4: SQL Server Memory

    • Lesson 1: Windows Memory
    • Lesson 2: SQL Server Memory
    • Lesson 3: In-Memory OLTP

    Module 5: SQL Server Concurrency

    • Lesson 1: Concurrency and Transactions
    • Lesson 2: Locking Internals

    Module 6: Statistics and Index Internals

    • Lesson 1: Statistics Internals and Cardinality Estimation
    • Lesson 2: Index Internals
    • Lesson 3: Columnstore Indexes

    Module 7: Query Execution and Query Plan Analysis

    • Lesson 1: Query Execution and Query Optimizer Internals
    • Lesson 2: Query Execution Plans
    • Lesson 3: Analyzing Query Execution Plans
    • Lesson 4: Adaptive Query Processing, Intelligent Query Processing

    Module 8: Plan Caching and Recompilation

    • Lesson 1: Plan Cache Internals
    • Lesson 2: Troubleshooting with the Plan Cache
    • Lesson 3: Query Store

    Module 9: Extended Events

    • Lesson 1: Extended Events Core Concepts
    • Lesson 2: SQL Trace, SQL Server Profiler
    • Lesson 3: Working with Extended Events

    Module 10: Monitoring, Tracing, and Baselines

    • Lesson 1: Monitoring and Tracing
    • Lesson 2: Baselining and Benchmarking

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