Where do you start looking when trying to diagnose a performance problem with SQL Server? The answer is to use wait statistics! This course will introduce you to the powerful 'waits and queues' performance tuning methodology. You'll learn how SQL Server's thread scheduling system works, what wait statistics are and how to use them, what more advanced synchronization mechanisms like latches and spinlocks are, and a wealth of detail about common performance issues and how to diagnose and solve them. The course is perfect for developers and DBAs who have been struggling to figure out how to start troubleshooting performance problems with SQL Server. The information in the course applies to all versions from SQL Server 2005 onwards.