• Understand how SQL Server uses system resources (CPU, I/O, memory, network) and what to look for when configuring
  • Learn how the Query Optimizer calculates the data path
  • Master the execution plans and the most important operators (index access, sorts, parallelism, etc.)
  • Monitor performance with standard SQL Server tools (Perfmon, Extended Events, Query Store, DMVs)
  • Understand the most common SQL Server wait types


  • Presentations, practical exercises, case studies and question-oriented demonstrations
  • Discussion and networking during breaks and lunch (included)

Target groups

  • The Microsoft SQL Server Performance Tuning course is designed for Database Administrators (DBAs), Network/System/Application Administrators (NSAs) responsible for SQL Server databases or their support.


  • Good experience and knowledge of SQL Server databases
  • Ideally, you have already taken the SQL Server DBA essentials training

5% discount for SOUG, SwissPUG and DOAG members.


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Steven Naudet

Senior Consultant

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Petar Prljevic