Registration for June 21-23, 2016, Hands-on Workshop in Zürich, Switzerland

3 Day Advanced Microsoft SQL Server 2014, 2012 & 2008 Performance Monitoring & Tuning

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Target Group: Database Administrators, Developers and Database Architects.

Trainer:  Ramesh Meyyappan with 20 years of SQL Server experience including working as a Program Manager in the SQL Server Development Team at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, U.S.A. He is specialized in SQL Server Performance Monitoring, Tuning & Troubleshooting.

This workshop and earlier release versions were taught exclusively for Microsoft Switzerland Premier Events in the years 2007 to 2014. We are happy to offer it now to a wider audience.

Watch Ramesh Meyyappan explain SQL Server internals @ (Youtube videos)

Workshop Agenda 

Why Hands-on Training? Effective Learning through Practice, Skill-Building and Feedback

The performance tuning techniques taught in this workshop are 100% applicable to "the real world of SQL Server". You will practise them on the spot with the SQLTest tool.

Barbara Seels, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh:

"Practice is the most important ingredient of effective instruction; it speeds up learning, aids long-term retention, and facilitates recall. Instruction is less effective when there is no opportunity to perform the task or when practice is delayed. Unfortunately, much of the instruction in nowadays' classrooms provides little or no opportunity for practice, although the more immediate the opportunity for practice and feedback, the more likely learning will occur."


Maximum number of attendees: 12.

Language: This workshop is held in English.

Charges: CHF 3,000

Prerequisites: Basic SQL Server Experience:Knowledge about Cluster, Heap and Non-cluster indexes, Database Engine Tuning Advisor and SQL Profiler.

Please bring your Laptop with SQL Server 2014 installed, ideally Enterprise, Developer or Evaluation Edition. If this is not possible, then with Standard or Express Edition. Please note that, when installing earlier versions (SQL Server 2012 or earlier) or limited editions (Standard / Express), some hands-on cannot be practiced due to feature limitations of those versions / editions. If you are having difficulties organizing yourself a laptop altogether, let us know, we might be able to help you out.

After attending the workshop, every participant will receive a Complementary SQLTest 1 Year Professional License.

If there are 3 or more SQL Server DBAs, developers or architects in your company who would like to get trained, it might be more convenient to arrange a workshop directly at your premises. Simply tell us your requirements (number of people to be trained, the SQL topics you would like us to cover as well as your location) and we shall send you a quotation within 24 hours. Contact


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