SharePoint 2013

Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

Course Objective:

This five-day course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to configure and manage a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 environment. This course will teach you how to configure SharePoint Server 2013, as well as provide guidelines, best practices, and considerations that will help you optimize your SharePoint server deployment.

This is the first in a sequence of two courses for IT Professionals and will align with the first exam in the SharePoint Server 2013 IT Pro certification.

What will you learn?

  • Describe the key features of SharePoint 2013
  • Design an information architecture
  • Design logical and physical architectures
  • Install and configure SharePoint Server 2013
  • Create web applications and site collections
  • Plan and configure service applications
  • Manage users and permissions
  • Configure authentication for SharePoint 2013
  • Secure a SharePoint 2013 deployment
  • Manage taxonomy
  • Configure user profiles
  • Configure enterprise search
  • Monitor and maintain a SharePoint 2013 environment

Who should attend?

The course is targeted at experienced IT Professionals interested in learning how to install, configure, deploy and manage SharePoint Server 2013 installations in either the data center or the cloud.

Students typically have more than four years of hands-on experience* planning and maintaining SharePoint and other core technologies upon which SharePoint depends, including Windows Server 2008 R2 or later, Internet Information Services (IIS), SQL Server 2008 R2 or later, Active Directory,  and networking infrastructure services.

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Is an IT professional who plans, implements, and maintains a multi-server deployment of SharePoint Server 2013.
  • Has a working knowledge of, and preferably hands-on experience, with SharePoint Online.
  • Has broad familiarity with SharePoint workloads.
  • Have experience with business continuity management, including data backup, restoration, and high availability.
  • Has experience with authentication and security technologies
  • Has experience with Windows PowerShell.
  • Hands-on experience or job experience is considered a solutions-based role where the candidate works within the solutions space covered by SharePoint, working on multiple solutions in the SharePoint space that includes document management, content management, and search.
  • Working knowledge of relational databases.
  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.
Course Outline

 

Module 1: Introducing SharePoint Server 2013

  • Key Components of a SharePoint Deployment
  • New Features in SharePoint 2013
  • SharePoint 2013 Deployment Options

Module 2: Designing an Information Architecture

  • Identifying Business Requirements
  • Understanding Business Requirements
  • Organizing Information in SharePoint 2013
  • Planning for Discoverability

Module 3: Designing a Logical Architecture

  • Overview of SharePoint 2013 Logical Architecture
  • Documenting Your Logical Architecture

Module 4: Designing a Physical Architecture

  • Designing Physical Components for SharePoint Deployments
  • Designing Supporting Components for SharePoint Deployments
  • SharePoint Farm Topologies
  • Mapping a Logical Architecture Design to a Physical Architecture Design

Module 5: Installing and Configuring SharePoint Server 2013

  • Installing SharePoint Server 2013
  • Scripting Installation and Configuration
  • Configuring SharePoint Server 2013 Farm Settings

Module 6: Creating Web Applications and Site Collections

  • Creating Web Applications
  • Configuring Web Applications
  • Creating and Configuring Site Collections

Module 7: Planning and Configuring Service Applications

  • Introduction to Service Application Architecture
  • Creating and Configuring Service Applications

Module 8: Managing Users and Permissions

  • Authorization in SharePoint 2013
  • Managing Access to Content

Module 9: Configuring Authentication for SharePoint 2013

  • Overview of Authentication
  • Configuring Federated Authentication
  • Configuring Server-to-Server Authentication

Module 10: Securing a SharePoint 2013 Deployment

  • Securing the Platform
  • Configuring Farm-Level Security

Module 11: Managing Taxonomy

  • Managing Content Types
  • Understanding Term Stores and Term Sets
  • Managing Term Stores and Term Sets

Module 12: Configuring User Profiles

  • Configuring the User Profile Service Application
  • Managing User Profiles and Audiences

Module 13: Configuring Enterprise Search

  • Understanding the Search Service Architecture
  • Configuring Enterprise Search
  • Managing Enterprise Search

Module 14: Monitoring and Maintaining a SharePoint 2013 Environment

  • Monitoring a SharePoint 2013 Environment
  • Tuning and Optimizing a SharePoint Environment
  • Planning and Configuring Caching
  • Troubleshooting a SharePoint 2013 Environment

Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

Course Objective:

This five-day course examines how to plan, configure, and manage a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 environment. Special areas of focus include implementing high availability, disaster recovery, service application architecture, Business Connectivity Services, social computing features, productivity and collaboration platforms and features, business intelligence solutions, enterprise content management, web content management infrastructure, solutions, and apps. The course also examines how to optimize the Search experience, how to develop and implement a governance plan. and how to perform  an upgrade or migration to SharePoint Server 2013.

What will you learn?

  • Describe the core features of SharePoint 2013
  • Plan and design a SharePoint 2013 environment to meet requirements for high availability and disaster recovery
  • Plan and implement a service application architecture for a SharePoint 2013 deployment
  • Configure and manage Business Connectivity Services features in a SharePoint 2013 deployment
  • Plan and configure social computing features
  • Plan and configure productivity and collaboration platforms and features
  • Plan and configure Business Intelligence solutions
  • Optimize the search experience for an enterprise environment
  • Plan and configure enterprise content management in a SharePoint 2013 deployment
  • Plan and configure a web content management infrastructure to meet business requirements
  • Manage solutions in a SharePoint 2013 deployment
  • Configure and manage apps in a SharePoint Server 2013 environment
  • Develop and implement a governance plan for SharePoint Server 2013
  • Perform an upgrade or migration to SharePoint Server 2013

Who should attend?

  • Existing SharePoint 2010 customers and partners who need to understand the major changes in SharePoint 2013. In addition there have been other improvements in tools and methodologies. 
  • Customer who are new to SharePoint. SharePoint market size is growing significantly and is expected to continue to grow, so there are many new customers with no previous experience.
  • Customers running a previous version of SharePoint (SharePoint 2003 and SharePoint 2007) which did not upgrade to SharePoint 2010, so are not familiar with the architecture of SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint Server 2013.

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Completed Course 20331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, successful completion of Exam 70-331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint 2013, or equivalent skills.
  • At least one year’s experience of mapping business requirements to logical and physical technical design.
  • Working knowledge of network design, including network security.
  • Experience managing software in a Windows 2008 R2 enterprise server or Windows Server 2012 environment.
  • Deployed and managed applications natively, virtually, and in the cloud.
  • Administered Internet Information Services (IIS).
  • Configured Active Directory for use in authentication, authorization and as a user store.
  • Managed an application remotely using Windows PowerShell 2.0.
  • Connected applications to Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Implemented Claims-based security.
Course Outline

 

Module 1: Understanding the SharePoint Server 2013 Architecture

  • Core Components of the SharePoint 2013 Architecture
  • New Features in SharePoint Server 2013
  • SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Online Editions

Module 2: Designing Business Continuity Management Strategies

  • Designing Database Topologies for High Availability and Disaster Recovery
  • Designing SharePoint Infrastructure for High Availability
  • Planning for Disaster Recovery

Module 3: Planning and Implementing a Service Application Architecture

  • Planning Service Applications
  • Designing and Configuring a Service Application Topology
  • Configuring Service Application Federation

Module 4: Configuring and Managing Business Connectivity Services

  • Planning and Configuring Business Connectivity Services
  • Configuring the Secure Store Service
  • Managing Business Data Connectivity Models

Module 5: Connecting People

  • Managing User Profiles
  • Enabling Social Interaction
  • Building Communities

Module 6: Enabling Productivity and Collaboration

  • Aggregating Tasks
  • Planning and Configuring Collaboration Features
  • Planning and Configuring Composites

Module 7: Planning and Configuring Business intelligence

  • Planning for Business Intelligence
  • Planning, Deploying, and Managing Business Intelligence Services
  • Planning and Configuring Advanced Analysis Tools

Module 8: Planning and Configuring Enterprise Search

  • Authorization in SharePoint 2013
  • Managing Access to Content

Module 9: Planning and Configuring Enterprise Content Management

  • Planning Content Management
  • Planning and Configuring eDiscovery
  • Planning Records Management

Module 10: Planning and Configuring Web Content Management

  • Planning and Implementing a Web Content Management Infrastructure
  • Configuring Managed Navigation and Catalog Sites
  • Supporting Multiple Languages and Locales
  • Enabling Design and Customization
  • Supporting Mobile Users

Module 11: Managing Solutions in SharePoint Server 2013

  • Understanding the SharePoint App Architecture
  • Provisioning and Managing Apps and App Catalogs

Module 12: Managing Apps for SharePoint Server 2013

  • Configuring the User Profile Service Application
  • Managing User Profiles and Audiences

Module 13: Developing a Governance Plan

  • Introduction to Governance Planning
  • Key Elements of a Governance Plan
  • Planning for Governance in SharePoint 2013
  • Implementing Governance in SharePoint 2013

Module 14: Monitoring and Maintaining a SharePoint 2013 Environment

  • Preparing the Upgrade or Migration Environment
  • Performing the Upgrade Process
  • Managing a Site Collection Upgrade