• Master the necessary tools to monitor and resolve performance problems (PerfMon, XE, Query Store, DMVs)
  • Understand how SQL server uses system resources (CPU, I/O, memory, network) and how to configure it for optimal performance
  • Master the main principles of data access optimization (functioning of the SQL server Optimizer, reading of Execution Plans, anti-patterns, indexing strategy)
  • Understand and solve performance problems related to the locking and transaction system in SQL Server (execution plans, statistics, fragmentation,…)
  • Understand the types of SQL Server expectations.


  • 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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Stéphane Haby

Delivery Manager and Senior Consultant

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Steven Naudet