M2790: Troubleshooting and Optimising Database Servers Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005

2 Day Course
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Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M2790

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The purpose of this two-day workshop is to teach database administrators working in enterprise environments how to determine and troubleshoot performance issues using Microsoft® SQL ServerT 2005. The primary focus of this workshop is to teach the overall process of troubleshooting. It includes learning how to establish monitoring standards and baselines, determining performance thresholds, and focusing the investigation on specific issues.

Target Audience

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.

Elements of this syllabus are subject to change.

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Building a Monitoring Solution for SQL Server Performance Issues (3 topics)

  • 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

Troubleshooting Database and Database Server Performance Issues (2 topics)

  • Narrowing Down a Performance Issue to a Database Object
  • How the SQLdiag Tool Can Be Used to Analyze Outputs

Optimizing the Query Performance Environment (3 topics)

  • The Methodology of Optimizing a Query Environment
  • The Query Performance Troubleshooting Process
  • Use of Database Tuning Advisor to Troubleshoot the Query Environment

Troubleshooting SQL Server Connectivity Issues (3 topics)

  • The Methodology of Troubleshooting SQL Server Connectivity Issues
  • Areas to Troubleshoot for Common Connectivity Issues
  • What Are SQL Server 2005 Endpoints?

Troubleshooting SQL Server Data Issues (3 topics)

  • 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 SQL Server Data Concurrency Issues (3 topics)

  • The Methodology of Troubleshooting Concurrency Issues
  • What Are SQL Server Latches?
  • Activity: Choosing a Blocking Monitoring Solution


Before attending this course, students must:

  • Have working knowledge of SQL Server 2005 architecture. Such as, indexing, SQL execution plans, SQL Server basic configuration, etc.
  • Have basic monitoring and troubleshooting skills. For example, students should have used Sysmon and Perfmon on the job.
  • Have working knowledge of the operating system and platform. That is, 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.
  • Have basic understanding of server architecture. For example, CPU and memory utilization and disk input/output (I/O).
  • Have basic knowledge of application architecture. That is, how applications can be designed in three layers, what applications can do, interaction between applications and the database, and the interaction between database and the platform or operating system.
  • Understand Transact-SQL syntax and programming logic.
  • Have basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows® networking. That is, understand how Domain Name Service (DNS) operates and how servers communicate between domains.
  • Be familiar with SQL Server 2005 features, tools, and technologies.
  • Have a Microsoft® Certified Technology Specialist: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 credential - or equivalent experience.
  • In addition, it is recommended, but not required, that students have completed:
  • Course 2779, Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database.
  • Course 2780, Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database.

Prerequisite Certifications

  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialists in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (MCTS: SQL Server 2005)

Additional Learning

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