SQL Server Training Videos Online

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Performance Bundle: Buy Two, Get One Free

  • Length: 20+ Hours of Videos
  • Cost: $598 (Save $299)
You want to master SQL Server performance tuning - from wait stats to interpreting execution plans to index tuning. You want in-depth material that you can refer back to over and over. This is the all-in-one resource for you.

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How to Read SQL Server Execution Plans

  • Length: 5.5 hours
  • Cost: $299
You’re comfortable writing queries, but some of them are slow – and you need more ways to tune than just adding indexes. You’ve heard that you should read execution plans, but you don’t know where to start.

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How to Tune Indexes and Speed Up SQL Server

  • Length: 7 hours
  • Cost: $299
You want to become an expert at index tuning, but you can't find a good start-to-finish training course. Learn the basics, the gotchas, and the tricks of SQL Server indexing in 7 hours of training. You'll use interactive quizzes to test your knowledge as you learn:
  • How to create, analyze, and understand clustered and nonclustered indexes
  • When to use index includes, filtered indexes, and other special structures to speed up your queries.
  • How to use free tools to find hidden columns in your indexes
  • How to tune a workload using the SQL Server Dynamic Management Views
  • How to avoid common indexing anti-patterns that drag down your database server
  • How to find critical index changes in the Execution Plan Cache
  • How you can use data to prove that your changes improved performance

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How to Think Like SQL Server

  • Length: 90 minutes
  • Cost: $29
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 with Brent Ozar, you'll learn how the SQL Server engine looks at your indexes and builds your query results.

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Developer's Guide to SQL Server Performance

  • Length: 7 hours
  • Cost: $299
You’re a developer or DBA stuck with a database server that's not going fast enough. You've got a hunch that the biggest bottleneck is inside the database server somewhere, but where? In 6.5 hours of online training, you'll learn:
  • How to use powerful scripts to identify which queries are killing your server
  • What parts of the database server are holding you back
  • How to tackle indexing improvements
  • How to identify query anti-patterns.

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DBA's Guide to SQL Server High Availability and Disaster Recovery

  • Length: 6 hours
  • Cost: $299
It's your fault if the SQL Server goes down. The company has started asking tough questions about how you're going to keep it online, and you don't feel like you've got great answers. Our new 6-hour online course has advanced modules on:
  • Choosing the right HA/DR features for your needs
  • Learning pitfalls to avoid so you can be confident your server will stay up
  • Troubleshooting advanced features when they fall apart

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Virtualization, SANs, and Hardware for SQL Server

  • Length: 6 hours
  • Cost: $299
When you're the one who has to plan, buy, set up, and troubleshoot production SQL Servers, you need to know about hardware, SAN storage, SSDs, virtualization, and more. This five-hour course has advanced modules on:
  • How to choose if clustering, AlwaysOn Availability Groups, mirroring, log shipping, virtualization, or SAN replication is right for your new build
  • What hardware to buy for SQL Server Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition
  • How to configure SQL Server on a SAN or on virtualization (VMware or Hyper-V)
  • Testing and comparing your storage to industry benchmarks
  • Our one-month go-live checklist covering what to test before putting a new SQL Server in production

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DBA Job Interview Question & Answer Kit

  • Length: 90 minutes
  • Cost: $29
Good interviewing is not a talent: it’s a skill you build with study and practice. This set of online videos trains you to be a rockstar in SQL Server database administration job interviews by giving you practice video interviews where you can warm up with 100 real-world questions.

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