DUNS #: 07-985-4198 | Cage Code: 7F5V0 | NAICS Codes: 611310, 611420

Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

5 Days

Price: $2625

Course Schedule

Overview

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.


Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • 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

Audience

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.


Prerequisites


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.