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Performance, Tuning, and Optimizing SQL Databases (M10987)

Identify and diagnose bottlenecks to improve overall performance of your SQL database.

GK# 4420

Course Overview

In this course you will develop the practical tuning and optimization skills that will increase efficiencies in your SQL Server database. You will learn about best practices related to data files for user databases and TempDB, as well as concurrency, transactions, isolation levels, and locking. You will also discover the techniques and develop strategies on how best to analyze collected data.


  • Redeem three SATVs for an individual GK Digital Learning course plus digital Microsoft Official Courseware (dMOC)
  • Redeem two SATVs for an individual GK Digital Learning course

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Delivery Format Options

  • GK Digital Learning

    GK Digital Learning

    Experience high-quality online learning combined with reliable expert guidance and skills development activities.


    $1245 CAD

    90 day

  • Private Group Training

    Private Group Training

    Train your entire team in a private, coordinated professional development session at the location of your choice.

    Receive private training for teams online and in-person.

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What You'll Learn

  • High-level architectural overview of SQL Server and its various components
  • SQL Server execution model, waits and queues
  • Core I/O concepts, storage area networks, and performance testing
  • Architectural concepts related to concurrency, transactions, and isolation levels
  • Architectural concepts of the optimizer and how to identify and fix query plan issues
  • Architectural concepts, troubleshooting scenarios and best practices related to plan cache
  • Architectural concepts, troubleshooting strategy and usage scenarios for extended events
  • Data collection strategy and techniques to analyze collected data

Follow-On Courses


  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality
  • Working knowledge of database administration and maintenance
  • Working knowledge of Transact-SQL

Who Needs To Attend

IT professionals 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.

Course Outline

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