- Microsoft SQL Training
- Troubleshooting and Optimizing Database Servers using Microsoft SQL Server 2005
This 2 day course is intended for current professional database administrators who have three or more years of on-the-job experience administering SQL Server database solutions in an enterprise environment.
- Course Outline
Who should attend?
This course is intended for current professional database administrators who have three or more years of on-the-job experience administering SQL Server database solutions in an enterprise environment.
Performance Objectives Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to accomplish the following:
- To teach database administrators working in enterprise environments how to determine and troubleshoot performance issues using Microsoft SQL Server 2005.
- To teach the overall process of troubleshooting. It includes establishing monitoring standards and baselines, determining performance thresholds, and focusing the investigation on specific issues.
- Narrowing Down a Performance Issue to an Environment Area
- Guidelines for Monitoring Database Servers and Instances by Using Profiler and Sysmon
- Guidelines for Auditing and Comparing Test Results
- Determining Which Indicators to Monitor
- Implementing a Monitoring Solution
- Auditing Monitoring Results to Identify Problem Areas
- Explain the methodology of narrowing down a performance issue to a particular database environment area.
- Apply the guidelines for monitoring database servers and instances by using Profiler and Sysmon.
- Apply the guidelines for auditing and comparing test results.
- Determine which indicators to monitor.
- Implement a monitoring solution.
- Audit monitoring results to identify problem areas.
- Narrowing Down a Performance Issue to a Database Object
- How Profiler Can Help Narrow a Search to a Specific Issue
- How the SQLdiag Tool Can Be Used to Analyze Outputs
- Analyzing Sysmon and Profiler Traces
- Analyzing a Profiler Trace by Using SQL Server Queries
- Determining Database Server Issues by Using SQLdiag.exe
- Explain the methodology of narrowing down a performance issue to a particular database environment object.
- Explain the use of SQLdiag tool to analyze outputs.
- Explain the use of Profiler to narrow a troubleshooting search to a specific issue.
- Analyze Sysmon and Profiler traces.
- Analyze Profiler traces using SQL Server queries.
- Determine performance issues by using SQLdiag.exe.
- The Methodology of Optimizing a Query Environment
- The Query Performance Troubleshooting Process
- Reviewing an Execution Plan for Clues to Poor Performance
- Performing Index Analysis by Using the Database Tuning Advisor (DTA)
- Explain the methodology of optimizing the query environment.
- Describe the query performance troubleshooting process.
- Explain how Database Tuning Advisor can be used to troubleshoot the query environment.
- Review an execution plan for clues to poor performance.
- Perform index analysis by using DTA.
- The Methodology of Troubleshooting SQL Server Connectivity Issues.
- Areas to Troubleshoot for Common Connectivity Issues.
- What Are SQL Server 2005 Endpoints?
- Troubleshooting Server-Not-Found Issues.
- Troubleshooting an Authentication Error Message.
- Troubleshooting Endpoint Issues.
- Explain the methodology of troubleshooting connectivity issues.
- Describe the areas to audit for common connectivity issues.
- Explain the SQL Server 2005 endpoints.
- Troubleshoot Server-Not-Found issues.
- Troubleshoot an authentication error message.
- Troubleshoot endpoint issues.
- The Methodology of Troubleshooting SQL Server Data Issues
- The Process of Troubleshooting Data Integrity Issues
- How Torn Pages Can be Resolved Using a Single-Page Restore
- Troubleshooting and Repairing Torn Pages
- Troubleshooting a Data Issue
- Explain the methodology of troubleshooting data issues.
- Explain the process of troubleshooting data integrity issues.
- Explain how torn pages can be resolved using a single-page restore.
- Troubleshoot and repair torn pages.
- Troubleshoot data integrity issues.
- The Methodology of Troubleshooting Concurrency Issues
- What Are SQL Server Latches?
- Activity: Choosing a Blocking Monitoring Solution
- Identifying the Objects Involved in a Deadlock
- Identifying the Objects Involved in a Blocking Issue
- Determining Concurrency Issues by Using Latch Wait Types
- Explain the methodology of troubleshooting concurrency issues.
- Explain what latches are and how they can be useful in troubleshooting long wait times.
- Choose a blocking monitoring solution.
- Identify the objects involved in a deadlock issue.
- Identify the objects involved in a blocking issue.
- Determine concurrency issues by using latch wait types.
- Prerequisites & Certificates
Before attending this course, students must have: * Working knowledge of SQL Server 2005 architecture including indexing, SQL execution plans, and SQL Server basic configuration. * Basic monitoring and troubleshooting skills. For example, students should have used Sysmon and Perfmon on the job. * Working knowledge of the operating system and platform. Students should understand how the operating system integrates with the database, what the platform or operating system can do, and the interaction between the operating system and the database. * Basic understanding of server architecture such as CPU and memory utilization and disk input/output (I/O). * Basic knowledge of application architecture. Students should know how applications can be designed in three layers, what applications can do, the interaction between applications and the database, and the interaction between the database and the platform or operating system. * Understanding of Transact-SQL syntax and programming logic. * Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows networking. Students should understand how Domain Name Service (DNS) operates and how servers communicate between domains. * Familiarity with SQL Server 2005 features, tools, and technologies. * Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 credential or equivalent experience. In addition, it is recommended, but not required, that students have completed: * Writing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Transact-SQL. * Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database. * Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database.
Participants will receive a Certificate of completion
- Cancellation Policy
We require 16 calendar days notice to reschedule or cancel any registration. Failure to provide the required notification will result in 100% charge of the course. If a student does not attend a scheduled course without prior notification it will result in full forfeiture of the funds and no reschedule will be allowed. Within the required notification period, only student substitutions will be permitted.
Reschedules are permitted at anytime with 16 or more calendar days notice. Enrollments must be rescheduled within six months of the cancel date or funds on account will be forfeited.
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