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Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server

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In this training, you will learn how to configure and manage a Microsoft SharePoint Server environment. You will learn the guidelines, best practices, and considerations to help you optimize your SharePoint Server deployment.

This course incorporates materials from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 20331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server and covers the skills and knowledge measured by Exam 70-331 and, in conjunction with on-the-job experience, can help you prepare for the exam.

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Key features of SharePoint
Design an information architecture
Design logical and physical architectures
Install and configure SharePoint Server
Create web applications and site collections
Plan and configure service applications
Manage users and permissions
Configure authentication for SharePoint
Secure a SharePoint deployment
Monitor and maintain a SharePoint environment
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Course Outline

*Suggested Follow-on Course: SharePoint for Business Process Automation

Part 1: Features of SharePoint

  1. Key Components of a SharePoint Deployment
  2. New Features in SharePoint
  3. SharePoint Deployment Options

Labs Part 1: Create an Information Architecture

  • Identify Site Columns, Content Types, and Term Sets
  • Plan Site Structures and Security Boundaries
  • Design Keywords, Synonyms, and Managed Properties
  • Design a Taxonomy

Part 2: Designing an Information Architecture

  1. Business Requirements
  2. Organizing Information in SharePoint Server
  3. Planning for Discoverability

Part 3: Designing a Logical Architecture

  1. Identifying Business Requirements
  2. SharePoint Server Logical Architecture
  3. Documenting Your Logical Architecture

Labs Part 3: Design a Logical Architecture

  • Plan a Logical Architecture
  • Produce a Logical Architecture Diagram

Part 4: Designing a Physical Architecture

  1. Designing Physical and Supporting Components for SharePoint Deployments
  2. SharePoint Farm Topologies
  3. Mapping a Logical Architecture Design to a Physical Architecture Design

Labs Part 4: Design a Physical Architecture

  • Develop a Physical Architecture Design Diagram

Part 5: Installing and Configuring SharePoint Server

  1. Installing SharePoint Server
  2. Configuring SharePoint Server Farm Settings
  3. Scripting Installation and Configuration

Labs Part 5: Deploy and Configure SharePoint Server

  • Provision a SharePoint 2013 Server Farm
  • Configure Incoming and Outgoing E-Mail
  • Configure Integration with Office Web Apps Server

Part 6: Creating Web Applications and Site Collections

Labs Part 6a: Create and Configure Web Applications

  • Create and Configure Web Applications

Labs Part 6b: Create and Configure Site Collections

  • Create Site Collections and Site Collections in New Content Databases
  • Create a Warm-Up Script

Part 7: Planning and Configuring Service Applications

  1. Service Application Architecture
  2. Creating and Configuring Service Applications

Labs Part 7: Plan and Configure Service Applications

  • Provision a Managed Metadata Service Application with Central Administration and Windows PowerShell
  • Configure Service Applications for Document Conversions and Service Application Proxy Groups

Part 8: Managing Users and Permissions

  1. Authorization in SharePoint
  2. Managing Access to Content

Labs Part 8a: Manage Users and Groups

  • Create a Web Application Policy
  • Create and Manage SharePoint Groups
  • Create Custom Permission Levels

Labs Part 8b: Security Content in SharePoint Sites

  • Manage Permissions and Inheritance
  • Manage Site Collection Security
  • Enable Anonymous Access to a Site

Part 9: Configuring Authentication for SharePoint

  1. Authentication
  2. Configuring Federated and Server-to-Server Authentication

Labs Part 9: Configure SharePoint to Use Federated Identities

  • Configure AD FS to make the Web Application to a Relying Party
  • Configure SharePoint to Trust AD FS as an Identity Provider
  • Configure the Web Application to Use the AD FS Identity Provider

Part 10: Securing a SharePoint Deployment

  1. Securing the Platform
  2. Configuring Farm-Level Security

Labs Part 10a: Harden a SharePoint Server Farm

  • Configure SharePoint and SQL Server to Communicate Over Non-Standard Ports
  • Configure Firewalls for SharePoint Server Farms

Labs Part 10b: Configure Farm-Level Security

  • Configure Blocked File Types and Web Part Security
  • Implement Security Auditing

Part 11: Managing Taxonomy

  1. Managing Content Types
  2. Managing Term Stores and Term Sets

Labs Part 11a: Configure Content Type Propagation

  • Create Content Types for Propagation
  • Publish Content Types Across Site Collections

Labs Part 11b: Configure and Use Managed Metadata Term Sets

  • Configure the Managed Metadata Service
  • Create and Consume Term Sets and Terms

Part 12: Configuring User Profiles

  1. Configuring the User Profile Service Application
  2. Managing User Profiles and Audiences

Labs Part 12a: Configure User Profiles

  • Create a User Profile Service Application
  • Configure Directory Import

Labs Part 12b: Configure My Sites and Audiences

Part 13: Configuring User Profiles

  1. Search Service Architecture
  2. Configuring and Managing Enterprise Search

Labs Part 13a: Configure Enterprise Search

  • Configure the Search Service Application
  • Configure a File Share and a Local SharePoint Content Source
  • Create a Search Center

Labs Part 13b: Configure the Search Experience

  • Optimize Search Results
  • Customize the Search Experience

Part 14: Configuring User Profiles

  1. Monitoring a SharePoint Environment
  2. Tuning and Optimizing a SharePoint Environment
  3. Planning and Configuring Caching
  4. Troubleshooting a SharePoint Environment

Labs Part 14a: Monitor a SharePoint Deployment

  • Configure Usage and Health Data Collection
  • Configure SharePoint Diagnostic Logging
  • Configure Health Analyzer Rules
  • Review Usage and Health Data

Labs Part 14b: Investigate Page Load Times

  • Analyze Network Traffic and SharePoint Page Performance
Who should attend

This Microsoft SharePoint training course will benefit:

  • IT Professionals who are interested installing, configuring, deploying, and managing SharePoint Server 2013 installations in either the data center or in the cloud
  • Professionals with a minimum of four years hands-on experience planning and maintaining SharePoint and other core technologies upon which SharePoint depends, including Windows Server 2008 R2, Internet Information Services (IIS), SQL Server 2008 R2, Active Directory, and networking infrastructures 
  • Business application administrators (BAAs) who already have a basic knowledge of the SharePoint platform and want to understand how to manage SharePoint Server 2013 when administering line-of- business projects in conjunction with internal business customers
Bonus Materials

Continue developing your skills after class with 24/7 access to our live remote labs for six months, providing you with valuable extra time for hands-on practice.

  • Minimum of one year experience with deploying and administering multiple SharePoint 2010 farms across a large enterprise and/or a minimum two years experience with SharePoint 2007 and knowledge of the differences between 2007 and 2010, particularly the Service Application model
  • Experience managing software in Windows 2008 R2 enterprise server or in a Windows Server 2012 environment
  • Experience deploying and managing applications natively, virtually, and in the cloud
  • Experience administering Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • Experience configuring Active Directory for use in authentication, authorization and as a user store
  • Experience managing an application remotely using Windows PowerShell 2.0
  • Experience connecting applications to Microsoft SQL Server
  • Experience implementing claims-based security