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.
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
SQL Server Architecture, Scheduling, and Waits
Recording CPU and NUMA Configuration
Monitoring Schedulers and User Requests
Monitoring Waiting Tasks and Recording Wait Statistics
Describe the SQL Server components and SQL OS.
Describe the differences between Windows Scheduling and SQL scheduling.
Describe waits and queues.
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
Testing Storage Performance
Configuring and Executing Diskspd
Describe the core concepts of SQL I/O.
Describe storage solutions.
Setup and test I/O.
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
Exploring Page Allocation Structure
Configuring Instant File Initialization
Reconfiguring tempdb Data Files
Describe the internal setup of database structures.
Describe the internal setup of data files.
Describe the internal setup of TempDB.
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
SQL Server Memory
Reconfigure SQL Server Memory
Describe the components of Windows memory.
Describe the components of SQL Server memory.
Describe In-Memory OLTP.
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
Concurrency and Transactions
Implement Snapshot Isolation
Implement Partition Level Locking
Explain concurrency and transactions.
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
Statistics and index Internals
Fixing Cardinality Estimation Errors
Using Columnstore Indexes
Describe statistics internals.
Explain cardinality estimation.
Describe why you would use Columnstore indexes and be able to implement one.
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
Query execution plans
Analyzing query execution plans
Adaptive query processing
Query execution and query plan analysis
Improving SELECT Performance for Historical Marketing Campaign Data
Improving Stored Procedure Performance
Describe query execution and optimizer.
Analyze query plans and resolve common issues.
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
Plan caching and recompilation
Troubleshooting with the Plan Cache
Working with the Query Store
Describe plan cache.
Troubleshoot plan cache issues.
Describe query store and why you would use it.
This module covers Extended Events. It focuses on architectural concepts, troubleshooting strategy and usage scenarios for Extended Events.
Extended events core concepts
Working with extended events
Using the system_health Extended Events Session
Tracking Page Splits Using Extended Events
Describe the core concepts of extended events.
Implement extended events.
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
Monitoring, Tracing and Baselining
Collecting and Analyzing Data Using Extended Events
Implementing Baseline Methodology
Describe various options for monitoring and tracing.
Describe various options for benchmarking and baselining.