I’m putting together a new series to cover the materials you’ll need to know in order to pass the 70-433. Microsoft’s exam that covers Database Development using Microsoft SQL Server 2008. I’m going to list the topics covered in several posts, each one will include links to details to those topics. If you have any questions, let me know!
Gathering Performance Information (11 percent)
Capture execution plans.
This objective may include but is not limited to: graphical execution plans; SHOWPLAN
Gather trace information by using the SQL Server Profiler.
Collect output from the Database Engine Tuning Advisor.
This objective may include but is not limited to: prepare a workload
Collect information from system metadata.
This objective may include but is not limited to: Dynamic Management Views (DMVs), catalog views