Super SQL Bootcamp

Length

5 days

Price

$4730.00 (inc GST)

To help you succeed in looking after your SQL Server assets, DDLS has created a special event: The Super SQL Bootcamp

This course isn't for the faint hearted, you'd be expected to have experience of building and managing databases, data warehouses, and business intelligence solutions. This Bootcamp is designed to propel you into the latest features of SQL Server 2016 whilst providing a deep dive into the best ways to performance tune and optimize your databases.

We will be covering a great curriculum. Some modules and labs will be done indepth in the classroom plus we will be providing you with access to MOC on Demand and you can review and cover the content in detail in your own time.

Spaces are limited, the date is locked so please share this event with your colleagues and friends.

Please ensure you talk to your Account Manager if you would like to use SATVs for this course. Special conditions apply.

 

Skills Gained

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe key capabilities and components of SQL Server 2016
  • Describe new and enhanced features in SQL Server performance
  • Describes new and enhanced features in SQL Server security
  • Describe what’s new in SQL Server Availability and Scalability
  • Describe new and enhanced features in reporting and PowerBI in SQL Server 2016
  • Describe new and enhanced data access features
  • Describe new and enhanced features in SQL Server OLAP
  • Describe new SQL Server cloud functionality
  • Describe the high level architectural overview of SQL Server and its various components.
  • Describe the SQL Server execution model, waits and queues.
  • Describe core I/O concepts, Storage Area Networks and performance testing.
  • Describe architectural concepts and best practices related to data files for user databases and TempDB.
  • Describe architectural concepts and best practices related to Concurrency, Transactions, Isolation Levels and Locking.
  • Describe architectural concepts of the Optimizer and how to identify and fix query plan issues.
  • Describe architectural concepts, troubleshooting scenarios and best practices related to Plan Cache.
  • Describe architectural concepts, troubleshooting strategy and usage scenarios for Extended Events.
  • Explain data collection strategy and techniques to analyze collected data.
  • Understand techniques to identify and diagnose bottlenecks to improve overall performance.
Key Topics

We will be covering a great curriculum. Some modules will be done indepth in the classroom plus we will be providing you with access to MOC on Demand and you can review and cover the content in detail in your own time.

Microsoft 10986 - Updating Your Skills to SQL Server 2016

Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2016

Describe key capabilities and components of SQL Server 2016

Lessons

  • Overview of SQL Server 2016
  • SQL Server 2016 Editions and Components
  • Installing SQL Server 2016
  • SQL Server Management Studio Enhancements

Lab : Exploring SQL Server 2016

 

Module 2: What's New in SQL Server Performance

This module describes new and enhanced features in SQL Server performance.

Lessons

  • Operational Analytics
  • In-memory OLTP Enhancements
  • Query Store
  • Live Query Statistics
  • Native JSON
  • Temporal Tables

Lab : Implementing SQL Server 2016 Performance Improvements

 

Module 3: What's New in SQL Server Security?

This module describes new and enhanced features in SQL Server security.

Lessons

  • Using Always Encrypted
  • Row-level Security
  • Dynamic Data Masking

Lab : Implementing SQL Server 2016 Security Improvements

 

Module 4: What's New in SQL Server Availability and Scalability?

This module introduces what's new in SQL Server Availability and Scalability.

Lessons

  • Enhanced AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • What's New with tempdb?
  • Use Windows Server 2016 with SQL Server 2016
  • PowerShell 5.0

Lab : Monitoring tempdb

 

Module 5: What's New in SQL Server Reporting and BI

This module introduces reporting and BI enhancements and new features in SQL Server 2016.

Lessons

  • Reporting Services Enhancements
  • PowerBI Enhancements
  • Mobile Report Publisher

Lab : Implementing PowerBI

 

Module 6: What's New in SQL Server Data Access?

At the end of this module you will be able to describe data access enhancements in SQL Server 2016.

Lessons

  • PolyBase
  • What's new in Integration Services
  • Working with SSIS and Azure

Lab : Exploring the new features of SQL Server Integrated services (SSIS)

 

Module 7: New and Enhanced Features in SQL Server OLAP

This module describes enhancements in SQL Server OLAP.

Lessons

  • New and Enhanced Features in SQL Server OLAP
  • What's New in SQL Server Analysis Services

Lab : OLAP with SQL Server

 

Module 8: What's New for SQL Server in the Cloud?

This module describes new SQL Server cloud functionality.

Lessons

  • Stretch Database
  • Enhanced Backups to Azure
  • Introduction to SQL Server 2016 Hybrid Cloud
  • What's New in SQL Server Azure Database

Lab : Using Stretch Database

 

Microsoft 10987 - Performance Tuning and Optimizing SQL Databases

Module 1: 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.

Lessons

  • SQL Server Components and SQL OS
  • Windows Scheduling vs SQL Scheduling
  • Waits and Queues

Lab : SQL Server Architecture, Scheduling, and Waits

 

Module 2: 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.

Lessons

  • Core Concepts
  • Storage Solutions
  • I/O Setup and Testing

Lab : Testing Storage Performance

 

Module 3: Database Structures

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.

Lessons

  • Database Structure Internals
  • Data File Internals
  • TempDB Internals

Lab : Database Structures

 

Module 4: 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.

Lessons

  • Windows Memory
  • SQL Server Memory
  • In-Memory OLTP

Lab : SQL Server Memory

 

Module 5: 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.

Lessons

  • Concurrency and Transactions
  • Locking Internals

Lab : Concurrency and Transactions

 

Module 6: Statistics and Index Internals

This module covers Statistics and Index Internals. It focuses on architectural concepts and best practices related to Statistics and Indexes.

Lessons

  • Statistics Internals and Cardinality Estimation
  • Index Internals
  • Columnstore Indexes

Lab : Statistics and index Internals

 

Module 7: 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.

Lessons

  • Query execution and optimizer internals
  • Query execution plans
  • Analyzing query execution plans

Lab : Query execution and query plan analysis

 

Module 8: 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.

Lessons

  • Plan cache internals
  • Troubleshooting plan cache issues
  • Query store

Lab : Plan caching and recompilation

 

Module 9: Extended Events

This module covers Extended Events. It focuses on architectural concepts, troubleshooting strategy and usage scenarios for Extended Events.

Lessons

  • Extended events core concepts
  • Working with extended events

Lab : Extended events

 

Module 10: 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.

Lessons

  • Monitoring and tracing
  • Baselining and benchmarking

Lab : Monitoring, Tracing and Baselining

Target Audience
  • Existing database professionals with experience of SQL Server 2014 who want to update their skills to SQL Server 2016.
  • Individuals 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.
  • Individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.

We can also deliver and customise this training course for larger groups – saving your organisation time, money and resources. For more information, please contact us on 1800 853 276.

Prerequisites

In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

  • Experience of building and managing database, data warehouse, and business intelligence (BI) solutions

The supply of this course by DDLS is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Course Availability

Please call DDLS on 1800 U LEARN (1800 853 276) or register your interest below.