SQL Server Architecture, Scheduling, and Waits
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 I/O
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.
- Core Concepts
- Storage Solutions
- I/O Setup and Testing
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
- TempDB Internals
SQL Server Memory
This module covers Windows and SQL Server Memory internals. It focuses on architectural concepts and best practices related to SQL Server Memory Configuration.
- Windows Memory
- SQL Server Memory
- In-Memory OLTP
Concurrency and Transactions
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
- Locking Internals
Statistics and Index Internals
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
- Index Internals
- Columnstore Indexes
Query Execution and Query Plan Analysis
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
- Analyzing query plans
Plan Caching and Recompilation
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
- Query store
This module covers Extended Events. It focuses on architectural concepts, troubleshooting strategy and usage scenarios for Extended Events.
- Extended events core concepts
- Implementing extended events
Monitoring, Tracing, and Baselining
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
Troubleshooting Common Performance Issues
This module covers common performance bottlenecks related to CPU, Memory, IO, TempDB and Concurrency. It focuses on techniques to identify and diagnose bottlenecks to improve overall performance.
- Troubleshoot CPU performance
- Troubleshoot memory performance
- Troubleshoot I/O performance
- Troubleshoot Concurrency performance
- Troubleshoot TempDB performance