SQL Server Performance Tuning Practical Workshop

SQL Server Performance Tuning Practical Workshop is my MOST popular training with no PowerPoint presentations and 100% practical demonstrations.

Live Online Classes SQL Server Performance Tuning Practical Workshop – Live Classes

Recorded Online Classes SQL Server Performance Tuning Practical Workshop – Recorded Classes

Live Online ClassesRecorded Online Classes
(Back in 2024)
  • Scheduled in Advanced
  • Suitable for Teams
  • Delivered via Zoom
  • Team Participation
  • Support via Slack and Chat
  • Supports Web & Mobile Viewing
  • All Scripts Available Instantly
  • USD 4000 per Class (4 Modules)
  • Free 1 Hour Consultation
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  • Suitable for Individuals
  • Delivered via Online Player
  • Individual Participation
  • Support via Slack and Chat
  • Supports Web & Mobile Viewing
  • All scripts available Instantly
  • USD 1000 per Person (first 3 Modules)
  • Free Replay for 30 days
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Please send an email to pinal@SQLAuthority.com if you have any questions or want to schedule the training for your organization.

What Makes this Training Workshop Unique?

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I offer a very popular Comprehensive Database Performance Health Check service. While I help organizations to improve their performance, I personally gain knowledge as well. I have pretty much seen every possible error while working with SQL Server. I have seen DBAs configuring their system in such a way that they will instantly kill the server’s performance. I have also come across SQL Developers who write scripts that can shut an entire system down in just a few seconds.

I personally do not like to call it training, I think training is not the right word for what we do. I think it is more like Sharing Business Secrets. In this experience, I will explain and share all the tricks, scripts, and secrets that I practice for my customers in my business.

This workshop is crafted from my many years of experience working with over 400 customers to help them build a robust system that runs extremely fast.

What is Covered in this Training?

This is extremely sharp, fast-paced 3–4 hours of training, where we learn various real-world performance troubleshooting scenarios and their resolutions. 

The training is divided into three major parts.

Module 1: Indexing, Worst Practices, and Solutions (70 minutes)

Indexes are often considered a silver bullet to solve performance problems, but the reality is far from the age-old myth. The right index can help improve performance, but the wrong indexes often play party spoiler and reduce your server’s performance. Identifying which indexes to create and which indexes to delete can be cumbersome (or near impossible) if we do not know how to do workload analysis.

In this module of the workshop, we will see some neat tricks related to how to create useful indexes that last longer. We will also build a preventive auto-healing system that can help you focus on more complicated performance issues.

Comfort break – 15 minutes

Module 2: WhichIndex – An Interactive Game with WHERE clause and Multi-Column Indexes (70 minutes)

WhichIndex is an interactive game that gives a new experience to teach you how to understand how multi-column indexes work with queries with multiple conditions.

This game follows the format of open-book exams where every user begins with answers to the questions. Once we understand our solutions, we start our journey to this interactive game. At a different interval of this game, users have to answer the question WhichIndex to the quiz master.

In this self-scored game, the winner is the person who gets the maximum answers wrong. If you have not understood the basics of indexes and performance tuning concepts, you will solidify that concept while we play this game.

On a side note – cheating is not only allowed but is heavily encouraged as well!

At the end of this game, users will have an understanding of three essential rules related to Indexes, which YOU will never forget.

Comfort break – 15 minutes

Module 3: Don’t Change Code – An Interactive Game with Functions, Views, and Indexes (50 minutes)

Any good singer needs the support of a decent sound system and cooperative band to be successful. Similarly for any index to be successful, it requires a supportive environment. It is incredibly critical to learn how indexes selection takes shape when functions are used in the query.

We start with a problem where there is a query and an index. The query is not using the index. The challenge which we have to solve in this game is to make the necessary modification, so our query uses our index. However, there is one condition – Don’t Change Code. We are not allowed to change the query.

While I struggle to solve this puzzle, your responsibility will be to help me out with various ideas and also help me honor the one condition of the game – Don’t Change Code.

The game is indeed a very fast-paced but at every twist and turns we will take a few moments to understand the secrets of indexes.

Comfort break – 15 minutes

Module 4: Your Server, Your Questions 

In the final part, we usually discuss the performance problems you are facing with your server. If you do not have additional questions, we usually spend the rest of the time looking at various real-world scenarios related to SQL Server Query Execution Plans and Performance. We often spend time discussing the following in this module.

  • Server Configurations for Performance
  • Instance Configuration for Performance
  • SQL Server DBCC Best Practices
  • Log Reviews (Windows Event Logs, SQL Server Error Logs and Agent Logs)
  • Hardware Discussions
  • Index Analysis and Optimization
  • I/O Distribution Analysis
  • Effective Query Writing
  • SQL Server Resource Wait Stats Analysis
  • SQL Server Best Practices

We will learn together, how to solve real-world performance problems systematically and scientifically.

Note: Module 4 is converted to 1-hour free consulting engagement for recorded classes.

Does the User Get ALL the Scripts Used During the workshop?


You will receive every single script that you learn during the workshop.

Along with the scripts during the workshop, I will also share some very powerful and useful resources. 

At the end of the workshop, you won’t just have the scripts you will also receive many other important resources related to SQL Server Performance Tuning. 

Try Before You Buy

Of course! You should try the sample training before you go for the whole nine yards.

One thing I promise is that I will make this often-boring subject fun! This learning experience is so immersive that you will not realize how fast the time has passed.

Click here to watch my free training videos.

You can also subscribe to my YouTube Channel for SQL in Sixty Seconds Learning.

How to Get Started?

It is pretty easy to get started.

SQL Server Performance Tuning Practical Workshop – Live Classes

Live classes are scheduled in the advanced and can be customized to your team and organizations. Just send an email to pinal@sqlauthority.com and I will send you a payment link and calendar invite.

SQL Server Performance Tuning Practical Workshop – Recorded Classes

Recorded classes are available to watch instantly as soon as the payment is cleared. Go to Instant Learning and make the payment. Within 8 hours of the payment, you will get an email to watch the class and all the scripts associated with the class.

Email me at pinal@sqlauthority.com and let’s get started!