Free SQL Server Training Videos

Hi, I’m Brent Ozar, and I help make your Microsoft SQL Servers faster and more reliable. Here are some of my most favorite free training videos for SQL Server.

Your First Internals Class:
How to Think Like the SQL Server Engine

You’re a developer or a DBA, and you’re comfortable writing queries to get the data you need. You’re much less comfortable trying to design the right indexes for your database server. In this series of videos, you’ll learn how the SQL Server engine looks at your indexes and builds your query results.

Before you get started, print out this 5-page PDF built from Stack Overflow’s database pages. Sounds crazy, but having these pages in hand is absolutely critical to understanding these concepts.


How to Use the First Responder Kit

Our free First Responder Kit is full of open source scripts, PDF worksheets, and guides to help you do a better job of managing SQL Server. These series of videos shows you how to use different parts of it:


Identifying and Fixing Parameter Sniffing

My live session at SQLDay Poland 2017. You’ll learn 4 things: what parameter sniffing is, how to react to parameter sniffing, how NOT to test your code, and options to fix the problem long term.

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