20331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Training

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Course Description

 
This 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.
Course Length: 5 Days
Course Tuition: $2090 (US)

Prerequisites

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. The minimally qualified candidate typically: 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. The secondary audience for this course are Business Application Administrators (BAAs) who are engaged in the administering line-of-business (LOB) projects in conjunction with internal business customers would benefit from an understanding of how to manage SharePoint Server 2013. Administrators who are entirely new to SharePoint will gain some benefit from the course, but it is recommended that they familiarize themselves with the basic concepts of the SharePoint platform before attending.

Course Outline

 

Module 1: Describe the key features of SharePoint 2013
 Lessons
 Key Components of a SharePoint Deployment
 New Features in SharePoint 2013
 SharePoint 2013 Deployment Options


 After completing this module, students will be able to:
 Identify the capabilities and architecture of SharePoint 2013.
 Identify new and deprecated features in SharePoint 2013.
 Identify deployment options for SharePoint 2013.


 Module 2: Designing an Information Architecture
 Lessons
 Understanding Business Requirements
 Organizing Information In SharePoint Server 2013
 Planning for Discoverability
 Lab : Creating an Information Architecture - Part One
 Identifying Site Columns, Content Types, and Term Sets
 Planning Site Structures and Security Boundaries
 Lab : Creating an Information Architecture - Part Two
 Designing Keywords, Synonyms, and Managed Properties
 Designing a Taxonomy


 After completing this module, students will be able to:
 Explain how understanding business requirements drives the design of an organizational IA.
 Describe the key components available in SharePoint Server 2013 to deploy an IA.
 Plan for discoverability as part of an IA deployment.


 Module 3: Designing a Logical Architecture
 Lessons
 Identifying Business Requirements
 Overview of SharePoint Server 2013 Logical Architecture
 Documenting Your Logical Architecture
 Lab : Designing a Logical Architecture
 Plan a Logical Architecture
 Produce a Logical Architecture Diagram


 After completing this module, students will be able to:
 Identify business requirements and describe how business requirements affect the logical architecture of a SharePoint Server 2013 deployment.
 Map business requirements to SharePoint Server 2013 architecture components.
 Explain the importance of documentation and describe the options for documenting logical architecture.


 Module 4: Designing a Physical Architecture
 Lessons
 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
 Lab : Designing a Physical Architecture
 Designing a Physical Architecture
 Develop a Physical Architecture Design Diagram


 After completing this module, students will be able to:
 Describe the physical design requirements for SharePoint 2013.
 Describe the supporting requirements for a successful SharePoint 2013 physical design.
 Identify SharePoint farm topologies.
 Map a logical architecture design to a physical architecture design.


 Module 5: Installing and Configuring SharePoint Server 2013
 Lessons
 Installing SharePoint Server 2013
 Configuring SharePoint Server 2013 Farm Settings
 Scripting Installation and Configuration
 Lab : Deploying and Configuring SharePoint Server 2013 - Part 1
 Provisioning a SharePoint 2013 Server Farm
 Lab : Deploying and Configuring SharePoint Server 2013 - Part 2
 Configuring Incoming Email
 Configuring Outgoing Email
 Configuring Integration with Office Web Apps Server 2013


 After completing this module, students will be able to:
 Install SharePoint 2013.
 Configure SharePoint 2013 farm settings.
 Script the installation and configuration of SharePoint 2013.


 Module 6: Creating Web Applications and Site Collections
 Lessons
 Creating Web Applications
 Configuring Web Applications
 Creating and Configuring Site Collections
 Lab : Creating and Configuring Web Applications
 Creating a Web Application
 Configuring a Web Application
 Lab : Creating and Configuring Site Collections
 Creating Site Collections
 Creating Site Collections in New Content Databases
 Creating a Warm-up Script


 After completing this module, students will be able to perform the following tasks in SharePoint 2013:
 Create web applications.
 Configure web applications.
 Create site collections.
 Configure site collections.


 Module 7: Planning and Configuring Service Applications
 Lessons
 Introduction to Service Application Architecture
 Creating and Configuring Service Applications
 Lab : Planning and Configuring Service Applications
 Provisioning a Managed Metadata Service Application with Central Administration
 Provisioning a Managed Metadata Service Application with Windows PowerShell
 Configuring Service Applications for Document Conversions
 Configuring Service Application Proxy Groups


 After completing this module, students will be able to:
 Explain the key components and topologies for SharePoint Server 2013 service application architecture.
 Describe how to provision and manage SharePoint 2013 service applications.


 Module 8: Managing Users and Permissions
 Lessons
 Authorization in SharePoint 2013
 Managing Access to Content
 Lab : Managing Users and Groups
 Creating a Web Application Policy
 Creating and Managing SharePoint Groups
 Creating Custom Permission Levels
 Lab : Securing Content in SharePoint Sites
 Managing Permissions and Inheritance
 Managing Site Collection Security
 Enable anonymous access to a site


 After completing this module, students will be able to:
 Understand and manage authorization and permissions in SharePoint 2013.
 Manage access to content in SharePoint 2013.


 Module 9: Configuring Authentication for SharePoint 2013
 Lessons
 Overview of Authentication
 Configuring Federated Authentication
 Configuring Server-to-Server Authentication
 Lab : Configuring SharePoint 2013 to Use Federated Identities
 Configuring AD FS to Make the Web Application a Relying Party
 Configuring SharePoint to Trust AD FS as an Identity Provider
 Configuring the Web Application to Use the AD FS Identity Provider


 After completing this module, students will be able to:
Explain the authentication infrastructure of SharePoint 2013.
 Configure claims providers and identity federation for SharePoint 2013.
 Configure server-to-server authentication for SharePoint 2013.


 Module 10: Securing a SharePoint 2013 Deployment
 Lessons
 Securing the Platform
 Configuring Farm-Level Security
 Lab : Hardening a SharePoint 2013 Server Farm
 Configuring SharePoint and SQL Server to Communicate Over Non-Standard Ports
 Configuring Firewalls for SharePoint Server Farms
 Lab : Configuring Farm-Level Security
 Configuring Blocked File Types
 Configuring Web Part Security
 Implementing Security Auditing


 After completing this module, students will be able to:
 Secure the SharePoint 2013 platform.
 Configure farm-level security in SharePoint 2013.


 Module 11: Managing Taxonomy
 Lessons
 Managing Content Types
 Understanding Term Stores and Term Sets
 Managing Term Stores and Term Sets
 Lab : Configuring Content Type Propagation
 Creating Content Types for Propagation
 Publishing Content Types Across Site Collections
 Lab : Configuring and Using Managed Metadata Term Sets
 Configuring the Managed Metadata Service
 Creating Term Sets and Terms
 Consuming Term Sets


 After completing this module, students will be able to:
 Describe the function of content types and explain how to apply them to business requirements.
 Describe the function of managed metadata in SharePoint 2013.
 Configure the managed metadata service and supporting components


 Module 12: Configuring User Profiles
 Lessons
 Configuring the User Profile Service Application
 Managing User Profiles and Audiences
 Lab : Configuring User Profiles
 Creating a User Profile Service Application
 Configuring Directory Import
 Lab : Configuring My Sites and Audiences
 Configuring My Sites
 Configuring Audiences


 After completing this module, students will be able to:
 Plan for and configure user profile synchronization with Active Directory Domain Services.
 Plan for and configure My Sites and audiences.


 Module 13: Configuring Enterprise Search
 Lessons
 Understanding the Search Service Architecture
 Configuring Enterprise Search
 Managing Enterprise Search
 Lab : Configuring Enterprise Search
 Configuring the Search Service Application
 Configuring a File Share Content Source
 Configuring a Local SharePoint Content Source
 Creating a Search Center
 Lab : Configuring the Search Experience
 Optimizing Search Results
 Customizing the Search Experience


 After completing this module, students will be able to:
 Describe the core architecture of the Search service and its supported topologies.
 Explain the steps required to configure the Search service in an enterprise environment.
 Describe how to manage and maintain a well-performing Search environment.


 Module 14: Monitoring and Maintaining a SharePoint 2013 Environment
 Lessons
 Monitoring a SharePoint 2013 Environment
 Tuning and Optimizing a SharePoint Environment
 Planning and Configuring Caching
 Troubleshooting a SharePoint 2013 Environment
 Lab : Monitoring a SharePoint 2013 Deployment
 Configuring Usage and Health Data Collection
 Configuring SharePoint Diagnostic Logging
 Configuring Health Analyzer Rules
 Reviewing Usage and Health Data
 Lab : Investigating Page Load Times
 Analyzing Network Traffic
 Analyzing SharePoint Page Performance


 After completing this module, students will be able to:
 Develop and implement a monitoring plan for a SharePoint 2013 environment.
 Tune and optimize a SharePoint 2013 server farm on an ongoing basis.
 Plan and configure caching to improve the performance of a SharePoint 2013 deployment.
 Troubleshoot errors and other issues in a SharePoint 2013 deployment.
 
 
 

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