Microsoft Windows Performance Monitoring Basics

Windows desktop and server technicians, and anyone interested in monitoring and diagnosing performance issues in Windows systems

Prerequisite
None

Expected Duration
93 minutes

Description
Windows includes deceptively powerful built-in tools for managing and monitoring performance, and has lots of built-in hooks for monitoring. This course covers the basics of performance monitoring in Windows, and the use of three key tools: Windows Resource Monitor, Windows Performance Manager, and Windows Task Manager.

Objective

Introduction

  • start the course
  • describe computer performance monitoring and its application in Windows
  • list reasons for monitoring performance
  • characterize performance issues in Windows systems
  • describe types of performance monitoring
  • describe the process for analyzing performance data
  • describe steps for fixing issues identified in performance monitoring

Windows Resource Monitor

  • describe the key system performance metrics in a computer system, including CPU, memory, disk I/O, and network I/O
  • describe the elements of performance measurement, including time, data, and throughput measurements
  • describe the elements and features of Windows Resource Monitor
  • list the main performance metrics related to processes in Windows, including process count, thread count, and handle count
  • monitor process CPU usage in Windows Resource Monitor
  • monitor process memory usage in Windows Resource Monitor
  • monitor disk I/O in Windows Resource Monitor
  • monitor network I/O usage in Windows Resource Monitor

Windows Performance Monitor – Perfmon

  • describe the elements and features of Windows Performance Monitor or perfmon
  • list key Windows Performance Monitor objects and use them for system performance monitoring
  • list key Windows Performance Monitor counters and use them for system performance monitoring
  • create graphs to visualize performance characteristics in Windows Performance Monitor
  • create a performance alert in Windows Performance Monitor

Windows Task Manager

  • use Windows Task Manager for basic real-time performance monitoring
  • use Windows Task Manager to monitor memory performance metrics
  • use Windows Task Manager to monitor CPU performance metrics
  • use Windows Task Manager to monitor I/O performance metrics
  • use Windows Task Manager for in-depth monitoring tasks, including counters, process management, and process dumps

Practice: Monitoring Windows

  • use Task Manager, Performance Monitor, and Resource Monitor to monitor real-time performance statistics in Windows

MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION

$129/month
 

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION

$1295/year

Multi-license discounts available for Annual and Monthly subscriptions.