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This course teaches students to create dynamic and interactive websites and apply and extend their knowledge of HTML, Forms and CSS. Students will learn to create databases and tables in MySQL, how to connect and update, insert and remove database records. We will cover PHP syntax, and how to work with variables, strings and arrays. Additionally, dealing with emails and include files will be covered during the course.


The course is practical in nature in that a series of tutorials guide the learner through the practical application of the concepts taught in the course. Included are exercises in:

  • Database and table set-up
  • Working with MySQL
  • Email
  • Include files
  • Functions


At the completion of the course students will be able to create an interactive website, using HTML forms, PHP and MySQL


At the completion of the course students will be able to create an interactive website, using HTML forms, PHP and MySQL


The following material is supplied:

  • A full set of notes covering the course outline.
  • Relevant open-source software for home installations
  • Module 1: SQL Server Architecture, Scheduling, and Waits
  • SQL Server Components and SQL OS
  • Windows Scheduling vs SQL Scheduling
  • Waits and Queues
  • Lab : SQL Server Architecture, Scheduling, and Waits
  • Module 2: SQL Server I/O
  • Core Concepts
  • Storage Solutions
  • I/O Setup and Testing
  • Lab : Testing Storage Performance
  • Module 3: Database Structures
  • Database Structure Internals
  • Data File Internals
  • TempDB Internals
  • Lab : Database Structures
  • Module 4: SQL Server Memory
  • Windows Memory
  • SQL Server Memory
  • In-Memory OLTP
  • Lab : SQL Server Memory
  • Module 5: Concurrency and Transactions
  • Concurrency and Transactions
  • Locking Internals
  • Lab : Concurrency and Transactions
  • Module 6: Statistics and Index Internals
  • Statistics Internals and Cardinality Estimation
  • Index Internals
  • Columnstore Indexes
  • Lab : Statistics and index Internals
  • Module 7: Query Execution and Query Plan Analysis
  • Query execution and optimizer internals
  • Analyzing query plans
  • Lab : Query execution and query plan analysis
  • Module 8: Plan Caching and Recompilation
  • Plan cache internals
  • Troubleshooting plan cache issues
  • Query store
  • Lab : Plan caching and recompilation
  • Module 9: Extended Events
  • Extended events core concepts
  • Implementing extended events
  • Lab : Extended events
  • Module 10: Monitoring, Tracing, and Baselining
  • Monitoring and tracing
  • Baselining and benchmarking
  • Lab : Monitoring, Tracing and Baselining
  • Describe the high level architectural overview of SQL Server and its various components.
  • Describe the SQL Server execution model, waits and queues.
  • Describe core I/O concepts, Storage Area Networks and performance testing.
  • Describe architectural concepts and best practices related to data files for user databases and TempDB.
  • Describe architectural concepts and best practices related to Concurrency, Transactions, Isolation Levels and Locking.
  • Describe architectural concepts of the Optimizer and how to identify and fix query plan issues.
  • Describe architectural concepts, troubleshooting scenarios and best practices related to Plan Cache.
  • Describe architectural concepts, troubleshooting strategy and usage scenarios for Extended Events.
  • Explain data collection strategy and techniques to analyze collected data.
  • Understand techniques to identify and diagnose bottlenecks to improve overall performance.

The primary audience for this course is individuals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases and are responsible for optimal performance of SQL Server instances that they manage. These individuals also write queries against data and need to ensure optimal execution performance of the workloads. The secondary audiences for this course are individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.

For more information please contact us:

Enquiries in Johannesburg and Cape Town : pauli@velisaafrica.co.za

International Enquiries : hema.chugh@globalknowledge.ae

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