Plan Explorer Training Course

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Learn how to use Plan Explorer to optimize SQL Server query performance


New to Plan Explorer® or interested in a refresher on how to best utilize the free tool’s powerful query analysis and optimization capabilities? Enroll in our free training course to learn how to take advantage of the advanced query tuning features in Plan Explorer.

We know you don’t have a lot of time to spend on training. This self-paced course is designed to quickly get you up to speed—each training module takes about five minutes to complete.

In a total of one hour, you’ll learn how to use key Plan Explorer functionalities, including the following:

  • Installing and setting up Plan Explorer
  • Viewing estimated versus actual execution plans
  • Configuring the tool’s many layout and display options
  • Utilizing the live query capture
  • Evaluating index strategies to find what works best for a given query
  • Analyzing parameters and the histogram
  • Getting started with the Plan Explorer extension for Azure® Data Studio

Find out how to utilize Plan Explorer to efficiently analyze and optimize your SQL Server® queries.