Performance Tuning and Optimizing SQL Databases (10987)

Course Description Schedule Course Outline

Course Overview

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.

This course replaces !MS-55144.

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.


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

  • 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.
Classroom Training
Modality: C

Duration 4 days

Price (incl. tax)
  • United Arab Emirates: US$ 1,416.-
  • SA Voucher: 4
Dates and Booking
E-Learning MOC on Demand
Modality: P
Price (incl. tax)
  • United Arab Emirates: US$ 420.-
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Middle East
United Arab Emirates
21/10/2018 - 24/10/2018 Dubai Course language: English
Saudi Arabia
11/11/2018 - 14/11/2018 Riyadh Course language: English
06/08/2018 - 09/08/2018 Munich
14/08/2018 - 17/08/2018 Düsseldorf
03/09/2018 - 06/09/2018 Münster
08/10/2018 - 11/10/2018 Hamburg
29/10/2018 - 01/11/2018 Berlin
26/11/2018 - 29/11/2018 Frankfurt
17/09/2018 - 20/09/2018 Milan
05/11/2018 - 08/11/2018 Rome
17/12/2018 - 20/12/2018 Milan
17/09/2018 - 20/09/2018 Warsaw
20/08/2018 - 23/08/2018 Ljubljana Course language: English
05/11/2018 - 08/11/2018 Zurich
United Kingdom
30/07/2018 - 02/08/2018 Birmingham
21/08/2018 - 24/08/2018 Manchester
28/08/2018 - 31/08/2018 London (Int Hse)
25/09/2018 - 28/09/2018 Leeds
23/10/2018 - 26/10/2018 London (Int Hse)
20/11/2018 - 23/11/2018 Manchester
31/01/2019 - 05/02/2019 London (Int Hse)
18/03/2019 - 21/03/2019 Manchester
North America
United States
31/07/2018 - 03/08/2018 Online Training Time zone: US/Eastern Course language: English
28/08/2018 - 31/08/2018 Online Training Time zone: US/Eastern Course language: English
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