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MS10980 - SQL Server Performance Tuning and Optimization (MS10980)

  • Overview
  • Who Should Attend
  • Certifications
  • Prerequisites
  • Objectives
  • Content
  • Schedule
Course Overview

Duration : 5 Days

This course is designed to give the right amount of Internals knowledge and wealth of practical tuning & optimization techniques that you can put into production. The 5 day class offers a comprehensive coverage of SQL Server architecture, indexing and statistics strategies, optimize transaction log operations, tempdb and data file configuration, transactions and isolation levels, and locking and blocking. The course also teaches how to create baselines and benchmark SQL Server performance, how to analyze workload and figure out where performance problems are, and how to fix them. The course has a special focus on SQL Server I/O, CPU usage, memory usage, query plans, statement execution, parameter sniffing and procedural code, deadlocking, plan cache, wait and latch statistics, Extended Events, DMVs and PerfMon.

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.

Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:

  • Course 20461C: Querying Microsoft SQL Server

  • Course 20462C: Administering Microsoft SQL Server Databases

  • Course 20464C: Developing Microsoft SQL Server Databases

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Course Objectives

At course completion

  • Describe the SQL Server architecture.

  • Describe and monitor SQL Server scheduling.

  • Analyze wait statistics.

  • Describe core IO concepts.

  • Describe Storage Area Networks and it’s components.

  • Test storage performance using SQLIO utility.

  • Describe Database structures.

  • Describe Data File Internals and best practices.

  • Describe TempDB Internals and best practices.

  • Describe Concurrency and Transactions.

  • Describe SQL Server Locking Architecture.

  • Describe Extended Events core concepts.

  • Implement Extended Events.

  • Monitor and trace SQL Server performance data.

  • Baseline and benchmark SQL Server Performance.

  • Identify and diagnose CPU performance issues.

  • Identify and diagnose Memory performance issues.

  • Identify and diagnose IO performance issues.

  • Identify and diagnose TempDB performance issues.

  • Identify and diagnose Concurrency performance issues.

  • Describe Optimizer Internals.

  • Analyze, identify and fix Query Plan issues.

  • Identify and minimize index fragmentation.

  • Specify correct index column order.

  • Identify and create missing indexes.

  • Tune slow running queries.

 

Course Content

Module 1: SQL Server Architecture, Scheduling and WaitsThis 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 : Exploring SQL Server Components and SQL OSLab : Monitor Schedulers and User requestsLab : Monitor and record wait statistics

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the SQL Server architecture.
  • Describe and monitor SQL Server scheduling.
  • Analyze wait statistics.

 

Module 2: SQL Server I/OThis 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 Area Networks
  • IO Setup and Testing

Lab : Testing Storage Performance

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe core IO concepts
  • Describe Storage Area Networks and it’s components
  • Test storage performance using SQLIO utility
 

Module 3: Database StructuresThis 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 : Exploring Database Structure InternalsLab : Enabling Instant File InitializationLab : Reducing TempDB Latch Contention

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe Database structures.
  • Describe Data File Internals and best practices.
  • Describe TempDB Internals and best practices.

 

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

Lab : SQL Server Memory

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe Windows Memory.
  • Describe SQL Server Memory.

 

Module 5: Concurrency and TransactionsThis 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 : Implement Snapshot IsolationLab : Locking Internals

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe Concurrency and Transactions.
  • Describe SQL Server Locking Architecture.

 

Module 6: Statistics and Index InternalsThis 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

Lab : Statistics Internals and Cardinality EstimationLab : Index Internals

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Analyze Statistics Internals
• Analyze Index Internals
 
 

Module 7: Extended EventsThis 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 core conceptsLab : Implementing Extended Events

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe Extended Events core concepts
  • Implement Extended Events

 

Module 8: Monitoring, Tracing and BaseliningThis 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 and TracingLab : Baselining and Benchmarking

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Monitor and trace SQL Server performance data.
  • Baseline and benchmark SQL Server Performance.

Module 9: Troubleshooting Common Performance IssuesThis 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

  • Troubleshooting CPU Performance
  • Troubleshooting Memory Performance
  • Troubleshooting I/O Performance
  • Troubleshooting TempDB Performance
  • Troubleshooting Concurrency Performance

Lab : Troubleshooting CPU PerformanceLab : Troubleshooting Memory PerformanceLab : Troubleshooting IO PerformanceLab : Troubleshooting TempDB PerformanceLab : Troubleshooting Concurrency Performance

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Identify and diagnose CPU performance issues

  • Identify and diagnose Memory performance issues

  • Identify and diagnose IO performance issues

  • Identify and diagnose TempDB performance issues

  • Identify and diagnose Concurrency performance issues

 

Course ID: MS10980


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