Performance Tuning and Optimizing SQL Databases


This four-day instructor-led course provides students who manage and maintain SQL Server databases with the knowledge and skills to performance tune and optimise their databases.

Audience Profile

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.


After completing this course, students will gain the skills 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
  • 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.

 Onsite Training?

If you need training for three or more people, ask us about training at your site. You can enjoy the convenience of reduced travel cost and time, as well as a familiar environment for your staff. Additionally, we can customise the course for your business needs.

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Course Info


  • Virtual Classroom AEST
  • 15/06/2021 - 18/06/2021

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