Course Code: 5506

10987 Performance Tuning and Optimizing SQL Databases

Class Dates:
4 Days
Class Time:


  • Course Overview
  • This four-day instructor-led course teaches performance & optimization for SQL Server databases.

    At course completion:
    • Describe the high level architectural overview of SQL Server & its various components.
    • SQL Server execution model, waits and queues.
    • Core I/O concepts, Storage Area Networks & performance testing.
    • Architectural concepts & best practices related to data files for user databases and TempDB as well as Concurrency, Transactions, Isolation Levels & Locking.
    • Architectural concepts of the Optimizer & how to identify and fix query plan issues.
    • Architectural concepts, troubleshooting scenarios & best practices related to Plan Cache.
    • 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.
  • Audience
  • 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.
  • Recommended Courses:

  • 20761 Querying Data with Transact-SQL

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