"This was one of the most useful classes I have taken in a long time. Very specific, real-world examples. It covered several instances of 'what is happening', 'what it means' and 'how you fix it'. I was impressed." Steve
"Mike West ROCKS and is a FANTASTIC TEACHER for newbie DBAs! If you offer more videos on the subject i will be one of the first to sign up!!" - Rob R
"I've been a DBA for a few years now and have used sp_who is active for years (and love it!) and even I learned a few new tricks. Great class!" Nancy
"Well the credit also goes back to the mentor of this online course... yes it is worth for small amount of price." HCDS Academy
"Very practical course" - Guillermo
"I love the detail and the real world applications" - Darryl
"Knowledge is always about applied information towards getting results in a particular context. This is pristine knowledge supported by the experience of Mike. Solid gold" - Roman
"Awesome course, it showed me some useful tips and some neat things which I will be using from now on" Thomas
"Does an excellent job of (a) explaining course intent, (b) concepts, and most importantly, (c) explains the tools, gives a detailed (and easy) description of how to install them, and how to use them, and for what purpose. Great course!" Douglas T.
"This will give you a head start when it comes to trouble shooting your SQL server. Thanks Mike !" Luke D
"Instructor was engaging and the course material was just the right about to get to the core of the issues." Texas Squirrel
"Difficult concepts expressed in simple terms." Dare David
What do I mean when I use the words “real world?"
This course is about learning a very specific skill that's one of the most important ones to becoming a senior level SQL Server DBA and that is - Where do you begin troubleshooting production issues?
I'm going to give you the starting point and we are going to work through several examples of real world scenarios where a SQL Server was down and how I brought back online. You'll learn the language of performance tuning.
All industries have their own vernacular and the SQL world is no exception.I'll be introducing some new terms and scripts that are very specific to performance tuning and optimization.
These scripts and how I apply them are worth the cost of the course. Performance tuners are like mechanics. Our goal is to keep the SQL engine as tuned as it possibly can be.
One stored procedure to rule them all!
In the real world, the elite SQL Server DBAs don't use canned tools. Many of the greats have a library of scripts and they use ONE of these every single day.
If you don't have a script library started then I'll show you how to set one up and GIVE you your first few scripts.
When I'm called into troubleshoot a struggling SQL Server I always use ONE script first.
This script was developed by one of the world's leading experts on SQL Server and used by many of the world's leading experts on SQL Server.
This is a hands on course.
You will simulate a OLTP application and learn what to look for when issues arise. All of the demos are written in transact. Everything is included in the price of the course. Set up for the course is easy. Installing the tools will take several minutes.
The most important part of our course will be working through the real world examples. All my lessons will have very specific instructions. The set up for all of the lessons is simply to cut and paste the transact code into SQL Server Management Studio.
The vast majority of the course will be working through the demos and analyzing how to troubleshot production down issues and what steps can be taken to bring the server back online.
The course will also include lectures but the lectures will be short and pragmatic. SQL Server is one of the most complicated pieces of software in Microsoft's suite. This course will provide you with the single most important facet to analyzing real world outages. Where do you start?
If you want to be one of the most skilled SQL Server DBAs then you MUST learn how to use this script effectively!
Start now! Enroll today.