SQL Server: Indexing for Performance

This course will teach you how to correctly choose indexes for your environment. You'll also learn how to understand index internals, how indexes are used, and much more.
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(18)
Level
Beginner
Updated
September 15, 2017
Duration
7h 11m
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Introduction
11m 34s
Description
Course info
Rating
(18)
Level
Beginner
Updated
September 15, 2017
Duration
7h 11m
Description

The most important feature in SQL Server when it comes to getting the required workload performance is probably indexing. But the indexing possibilities you have can be bewildering, and it's easy to make the wrong choice, leading to wasted resources and maybe even worse performance! In this course, SQL Server: Indexing for Performance, you'll learn how to correctly choose indexes for your environment. First, you'll discover how clustered and nonclustered indexes work and how they are used by SQL Server, both of which are crucial when choosing the correct indexes to create. Next you'll explore the tipping point - when an index can be used or not, the benefits of covering queries, and how to use the INCLUDE option to more effectively cover queries. Finally, you'll learn how to use filtered indexes and get an introduction to index consolidation for effective server tuning. When you've finished this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to start adding and changing indexes in your environment for better performance!

About the author
About the author

Kimberly is a SQL Server MVP, Microsoft Regional Director and President/Founder of SQLskills.com, which she now runs with her husband, Paul Randal. Kimberly’s areas of expertise focus on performance tuning through effective database design and architecture.

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