New Pluralsight course: SQL Server: Using SentryOne Plan Explorer

Jonathan’s latest Pluralsight course has been published: SQL Server: Using SentryOne Plan Explorer. It’s almost 3 hours long, and from the course description:

Query plan analysis is both a science and an art, and the best tool for the job is SentryOne Plan Explorer. In this course, SQL Server: Using SentryOne Plan Explorer, you will learn how to make the most of the tool to make query plan analysis and performance tuning much easier and more intuitive than using SQL Server Management Studio. First, you will gain an understanding of how Plan Explorer compares to Management Studio, demonstrating how Plan Explorer solves the problems and shortcomings that Management Studio has. Next, you will discover how to use the the Plan Explorer user interface, including how the various information displays can help with performance analysis and tuning, and the various methods for getting query plans into the tool. Finally, you will explore how to use the more advanced features of the tool like index and statistics analysis, and profiling query performance using live query statistics. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to start using the powerful SentryOne Plan Explorer tool to greatly improve your query plan analysis and performance tuning capabilities.

It’s a complete update for his 2013 course, and covers the very latest release of SentryOne’s fantastic (and free!) tool.

The modules are:

  • Introduction
  • Comparing Plan Explorer to SSMS
  • Using the Plan Explorer UI
  • Getting Execution Plans to Plan Explorer
  • Using Index and Statistics Analysis
  • Profiling Query Performance

Check it out here.

We now have more than 180 hours of SQLskills online training available (see all our courses here), all for as little as $29/month through Pluralsight (including more than 6,000 other developer and IT training courses). That’s unbeatable value that you can’t afford to ignore.

Enjoy!

New Pluralsight exam prep course: SQL Server: Understanding Database Fundamentals (98-364)

Tim’s latest Pluralsight course has been published: SQL Server: Understanding Database Fundamentals (98-364). It’s just over 2 hours long, and from the course description:

It is very common for databases to be part of a company’s I.T. infrastructure. In this course, SQL Server: Understanding Database Fundamentals (98-364), you will learn the information and skills necessary to pass the 98-364 exam. First, you will learn core database concepts around database structure and how data is stored, along with statements used to create objects and manipulate data. Next, you will discover database design concepts and relational integrity, plus the impact of primary, foreign, and composite keys. Finally, you will explore how to administer a database, including authentication methods, regular database maintenance, and how to back up and restore databases. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to start creating and using databases, and to pass the 98-364 Understanding Database Fundamentals exam.

It’s very much a course for absolute beginners in databases, and is geared towards the 98-364 exam.

The modules are:

  • Introduction
  • Understanding Core Database Concepts
  • How to Create Database Objects
  • Manipulating Data
  • Understanding Data Storage
  • How to Administer a Database

Check it out here.

We now have more than 180 hours of SQLskills online training available (see all our courses here), all for as little as $29/month through Pluralsight (including more than 6,000 other developer and IT training courses). That’s unbeatable value that you can’t afford to ignore.

Enjoy!

 

New Pluralsight course: SQL Server 2017: Diagnosing Configuration Issues with DMVs

Glenn’s latest Pluralsight course has been published: SQL Server 2017: Diagnosing Configuration Issues with DMVs. It’s just under 2 hours long, and from the course description:

It is very common for SQL Server instances to be configured incorrectly in one or more ways, and this often has a detrimental effect on workload performance and stability. In this course, SQL Server 2017: Diagnosing Configuration Issues with DMVs, you will see more than 30 DMV queries you can use to easily examine SQL Server instance and database configuration information. First, you will learn how to detect and correct many common configuration issues with your hardware, storage, operating system, SQL Server instance, and your database properties. Then, you will be given the best practices for properly checking an instance of SQL Server for configuration issues, both at the instance-level and at a database level. Finally, you will see the configuration settings that you can use to have a more reliable and better performing SQL Server environment. By the end of this course, you will be able to find and correct the most common SQL Server configuration issues. This course is perfect for anyone who is responsible for a SQL Server 2017 instance, with most topics also applicable to SQL Server 2016 and earlier versions.

The modules are:

  • Introduction
  • Diagnosing Hardware and Storage Configuration Issues
  • Diagnosing Operating System Configuration Issues
  • Diagnosing SQL Server Instance-level Configuration Issues
  • Diagnosing SQL Server Database-level Configuration Issues

Check it out here.

We now have more than 180 hours of SQLskills online training available (see all our 61 courses here), all for as little as $29/month through Pluralsight (including more than 6,000 other developer and IT training courses). That’s unbeatable value that you can’t afford to ignore.

Enjoy!