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Overview

About this Course

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.

Audience Profile

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.

    At Course Completion

    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
  • Prerequisites

    An ideal candidate will have at least one year of experience with deploying and administering multiple SharePoint 2010 farms across a large enterprise. Because many customers skipped upgrading from SharePoint 2007, a candidate can also have at least 2 years of experience with SharePoint 2007 and knowledge of the differences between 2007 and 2010, particularly the Service Application model. A candidate can demonstrate the following skills:

  • Software management in a Windows 2008 R2 enterprise server or Windows Server 2012 environment.
  • Deploying and managing applications natively, virtually and in the cloud.
  • Administering Internet Information Services (IIS).
  • Configuring Active Directory for use in authentication, authorization and as a user store.
  • Managing an application remotely using Windows PowerShell 2.0.
  • Connecting applications to Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Implementing Claims-based Security.
  • Course Details

    Course Outline

    Module 1: Introducing SharePoint Server 2013

    In this module, you will learn about the core features of SharePoint 2013, the new features in this version, and what has been removed. You will also learn about the basic structural elements of a farm deployment and how they fit together. Finally you will learn about the different deployment options available to SharePoint 2013.

    Lessons

  • Key Components of a SharePoint Deployment
  • New Features in SharePoint 2013
  • SharePoint 2013 Deployment Options
  • Module 2: Designing an Information Architecture

    In this module, you will learn about the core elements of IA design and the facilities and devices available in SharePoint 2013 to deploy an effective information management solution.

    Lessons

  • Identifying Business Requirements
  • Understanding Business Requirements
  • Organizing Information in SharePoint 2013
  • Planning for Discoverability
  • Module 3: Designing a Logical Architecture

    This module reviews the logical constructs of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Online. It discusses the importance of creating a logical architecture design based on business requirements before you implement a solution. The module covers conceptual content, defining a logical architecture, and the components of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 that you must map to business specifications.

    Lessons

  • Overview of SharePoint 2013 Logical Architecture
  • Documenting Your Logical Architecture
  • Module 4: Designing a Physical Architecture

    This module describes the factors that you should consider when you design the physical architecture of a SharePoint 2013 deployment. The physical architecture refers to the server design, farm topology, and supporting elements—such as network infrastructure—for your deployment. This physical architecture underpins the operations of your SharePoint 2013 environment, so it is essential that your physical design fully meets the operational requirements.

    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
  • Module 5: Installing and Configuring SharePoint Server 2013

    In this module, you will learn about installing SharePoint 2013 in various topologies. You will learn how to configure farm settings, and how to script the installation and configuration of SharePoint 2013.

    Lessons

  • Installing SharePoint Server 2013
  • Scripting Installation and Configuration
  • Configuring SharePoint Server 2013 Farm Settings
  • Module 6: Creating Web Applications and Site Collections

    In this module, you will learn about the key concepts and skills related to the logical architecture of SharePoint including web applications, site collections, sites, and content databases. Specifically, you will learn how to create and configure web applications and to create and configure site collections.

    Lessons

  • Creating Web Applications
  • Configuring Web Applications
  • Creating and Configuring Site Collections
  • Module 7: Planning and Configuring Service Applications

    This module reviews the basic service application architecture, the essentials of planning your service application deployment, and the configuration of your service applications. This module does not discuss sharing, or federation, of service applications. This is covered in more detail in course 20332B: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013.

    Lessons

  • Introduction to Service Application Architecture
  • Creating and Configuring Service Applications
  • Module 8: Managing Users and Permissions

    In this module, you will learn about the various authorization and security features available in SharePoint 2013 to help you maintain a secure SharePoint environment. Specifically, you will be learning about authorization and permissions in SharePoint 2013, and how to manage access to content in SharePoint 2013.

    Lessons

  • Authorization in SharePoint 2013
  • Managing Access to Content
  • Module 9: Configuring Authentication for SharePoint 2013

    In this module, you will learn about the authentication infrastructure in SharePoint 2013. You will learn how to configure SharePoint to work with a variety of authentication providers, and you will learn how to configure authenticated connections between SharePoint and other server platforms.

    Lessons

  • Overview of Authentication
  • Configuring Federated Authentication
  • Configuring Server-to-Server Authentication
  • Module 10: Securing a SharePoint 2013 Deployment

    In this module, you will learn how to secure and harden your SharePoint 2013 farm deployment and how to configure several security settings at the farm level.

    Lessons

  • Securing the Platform
  • Configuring Farm-Level Security
  • Module 11: Managing Taxonomy

    Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 can further enhance the application of metadata by using content types. Organizations can use content types to standardize specific types of files, documents, or list items and include metadata requirements, document templates, retention settings, and workflow directly.

    Lessons

  • Managing Content Types
  • Understanding Term Stores and Term Sets
  • Managing Term Stores and Term Sets
  • Module 12: Configuring User Profiles

    The SharePoint 2013 social platform is based around the capabilities provided by the user profile service application, supported by other services, such as the Managed Metadata Service and the Search service. The User Profile Service provides configuration and control over importing profile data, creating My Sites, managing audiences, and users can utilize these features.

    Lessons

  • Configuring the User Profile Service Application
  • Managing User Profiles and Audiences
  • Module 13: Configuring Enterprise Search

    In this module, you will learn about the new architecture of the Search service, how to configure the key components of search, and how to manage search functionality in your organization.

    Lessons

  • Understanding the Search Service Architecture
  • Configuring Enterprise Search
  • Managing Enterprise Search
  • Module 14: Monitoring and Maintaining a SharePoint 2013 Environment

    In this module, you will learn how to plan and configure monitoring in a SharePoint 2013 server farm, and how to tune and optimize the performance of your farm on an ongoing basis. You will also learn how to use a range of tools and techniques to troubleshoot unexpected problems in your SharePoint 2013 deployments.

    Lessons

  • Monitoring a SharePoint 2013 Environment
  • Tuning and Optimizing a SharePoint Environment
  • Planning and Configuring Caching
  • Troubleshooting a SharePoint 2013 Environment
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    Length: 5 days

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