As some of you know, I am actively pursuing Microsoft Certified Master status for SQL Server 2008. Last week I attended the SQLskills Immersion Event on Performance Tuning (IE2) in Bellevue, WA in the continued path to this goal.
Wow. I thought IE1 was fantastic… IE2 was exactly what I needed.
The core outline for the class is as follows:
- SQL Server IO
- IO Concepts
- SANs for DBAs
- SQL OS
- Waits and Queues
- Extended Events
- Query Plan Analysis
- CPU Performance Tuning
- Plan Cache and Index Analysis
- Memory Performance Tuning
- Benchmarking and Baselining
- Collecting Performance Data
Glenn Berry even sat in for an impromptu session on hardware for the DBA, which was fantastic as well!
Everything I learned directly contributes to not only my quest for the MCM title, but complements everything that I do at the day job. The SQLskills Immersion events are hands-down the best SQL Server training that you can get, period. I had a blast, and I’ll be back for IE3 – High Availability & Disaster Recovery next year sometime!