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Configuring and Managing Microsoft SharePoint 2010
(Microsoft Training Course: 10174) - 5 days - £1640 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
This course teaches students how to install, configure and administer SharePoint, and also manage and monitor sites and users by using SharePoint 2010. It is intended for IT Professionals who are experienced Windows Server 2003 or 2008 administrators and are interested in learning how to administer SharePoint 2010.
> Course outline
  1. Introducing SharePoint 2010
  2. Creating a SharePoint 2010 Intranet
  3. Administering and Automating SharePoint
  4. Configuring Content Management
  5. Configuring Authentication
  6. Securing Content
  7. Managing SharePoint Customizations
  8. Configuring and Securing SharePoint Services and Applications
  9. Managing SharePoint Services and Applications
  10. Configuring User Profiles and Social Networking
  11. Administering SharePoint Search
  12. Installing and Upgrading to SharePoint 2010
  13. Implementing Business Continuity
  14. Monitoring and Optimizing SharePoint Performance

Module 1: Introducing SharePoint 2010
  • This module enables students to prepare for and install the first server in a SharePoint 2010 farm.
  • Evaluate the Features of SharePoint 2010
  • Prepare for SharePoint 2010
  • Install SharePoint 2010
  • Advanced Installation of SharePoint 2010
  • Lab : Install SharePoint 2010
  • Describe the relationship between SharePoint, Active Directory, and SQL Server.
  • Create the accounts and permissions that are required to install SharePoint.
  • Identify the role of the Prerequisite Installer.
  • Install the first server in a SharePoint farm.
Module 2: Creating a SharePoint 2010 Intranet
  • This module enables students to configure and administer the fundamental components of a SharePoint farm.
  • Perform Initial Farm Configuration
  • Configure the SharePoint Logical Structure
  • Explore the SharePoint Web Application and Physical Architecture
  • Lab: Create a SharePoint 2010 Intranet
  • Describe the high level structure, components, and functioning of the farm.
  • Perform configuration of a SharePoint farm using the Farm Configuration Wizard.
  • Understand the logical topology of SharePoint web apps, site collections, and sites.
  • Experience SharePoint user-facing functionality.
  • Create a Web application.
  • Create a site collection.
  • Configure managed paths.
  • Create a content database.
Module 3: Administering and Automating SharePoint
  • This module enables students to apply the full range of options for administering and automating SharePoint: Central Administration, STSADM, and PowerShell.
  • Configure Central Administration
  • Administer SharePoint from the Command Line
  • Automate SharePoint Operations with PowerShell
  • Lab: Automate SharePoint with PowerShell
  • Lab: Administer SharePoint with Stsadm
  • Load Microsoft.SharePoint.Dll into PowerShell 64bit.
  • Create a PowerShell Script to Enumerate Webs.
  • Create a PowerShell Script to Create a SharePoint Site.
  • Create a PowerShell Script to Create/Update a ListItem.
  • Automate common SharePoint tasks with Stsadm.
Module 4: Configuring Content Management
  • This module enables students to manage content (lists, libraries, items and documents).
  • Optimize Content Storage and Access
  • Manage Site Content Types and Site Columns
  • Configure the Managed Metadata Service
  • Lab: Configuring List Throttling and Remote BLOB Storage
  • Lab: Configure Managed Metadata
  • Configure List Query Thresholds.
  • Setup Remote Blog Storage on a Content Database.
  • Configure RBS.
  • Migrate to and from RBS.
Module 5: Configuring Authentication
  • This module enables students to administer authentication to SharePoint web applications.
  • Classic SharePoint Authentication Providers
  • Federated Authentication
  • Lab: Configuring Custom Authentication
  • Lab: Configuring Secure Store
  • Create a custom authentication store using ASP.NET.
  • Configure the default authentication method of a SharePoint Web application to use a custom membership provider.
  • Understand how to configure Secure Store service.
  • Setup an application to use Secure Store service.
Module 6: Securing Content
  • This module enables students to manage security of SharePoint content within a web application.
  • Administer SharePoint Users and Groups
  • Implement SharePoint Roles and Role Assignments
  • Secure and Audit SharePoint Content
  • Lab: Configuring Security for SharePoint Content
  • Add users.
  • Configure SharePoint default groups.
  • Experience the security trimmed interface.
  • Create custom permission levels.
  • Explore Permission Inheritance.
  • Assign Roles to Securable Objects.
Module 7: Managing SharePoint Customizations
  • This module enables students to manage customizations to the SharePoint environment.
  • Customize SharePoint
  • Deploy and Manage Features and Solutions
  • Configure Sandboxed Solutions
  • Lab: Administering Features & Solutions
  • Lab: Administering Sandboxed Solutions
  • Lab: Administering the Developer Dashboard
  • Describe and manage SharePoint features.
  • Describe and manage SharePoint solutions.
  • Describe sandboxed solutions.
  • Describe function of sandboxed solution timer jobs.
  • Configure sandbox solution resource points.
  • Understand the developer dashboard.
  • Understand how to enable and disable the developer dashboard.
Module 8: Configuring and Securing SharePoint Services and Applications
  • This module enables students to manage the SharePoint service as a whole, as well as individual services and service applications.
  • Secure the Enterprise SharePoint Service
  • Secure and Isolate Web Applications
  • Configure Service Applications
  • Lab: Administer SharePoint Services
  • Lab: Configure Application Security
  • Lab: Administer Service Applications
  • Describe and configure SharePoint services.
  • Describe and configure SharePoint Windows services.
  • Understand SharePoint and SQL Permissions requirements.
  • Understand Application Pools and Identities requirements.
  • Implement SSL Security.
  • Find and manage service applications.
  • Install a new service application.
Module 9: Managing SharePoint Services and Applications
  • This module enables students to manage SharePoint Services and applications.
  • Implement Business Connectivity Services
  • Implement Excel Services
  • Implement PerformancePoint Services
  • Implement InfoPath Services
  • Implement Visio Services
  • Implement Access Services
  • Implement Office Web Apps
  • Lab: Implement Office Web Apps
  • Describe Office Web Applications features.
  • Install Office Web Applications.
Module 10: Configuring User Profiles and Social Networking
  • This module enables students to manage user profiles, My Sites, and social content.
  • Configure User Profiles
  • Implement SharePoint 2010 Social Networking Features
  • Lab: Configuring User Profiles
  • Lab: Configuring My Sites
  • Configure user profiles (Active Directory).
  • Configure import connections.
  • Configure profile properties.
  • Explore ForeFront Identity.
  • Configure My Sites.
  • Administer a My Site.
Module 11: Administering SharePoint Search
  • This module enables students to configure SharePoint Search.
  • Configure Search
  • Refine Search
  • Lab: Configure Search
  • Lab: Refine Search
  • Create and configure content sources.
  • Modify the default search settings.
  • Create and configure search scopes.
  • Tweak relevance algorithms.
  • Create keyword & best bets.
  • Create and update thesaurus files.
  • Create and update noise word files.
Module 12: Installing and Upgrading to SharePoint 2010
  • This module enables students to install and upgrade to SharePoint 2010 in a variety of scenarios, and to keep SharePoint 2010 up-to-date.
  • Install SharePoint Servers and Farms
  • Upgrade to SharePoint 2010
  • Monitor and Troubleshoot installation and upgrade
  • Update SharePoint
  • Lab: Implementing Advanced SharePoint 2010 Installations
  • Lab: Scripting a SharePoint 2010 Install
  • Lab: Implementing SharePoint 2007 Upgrade Requirements
  • Lab: Upgrading SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010
  • Create a multi-server farm.
  • Configure server roles.
  • Install a language pack.
  • Install SharePoint 2007 Service Pack 2.
  • Perform a database attach upgrade.
  • Perform a visual upgrade.
Module 13: Implementing Business Continuity
  • This module enables students to configure business continuity for SharePoint.
  • Configure High availability
  • Backup and Restore SharePoint
  • Lab: Implement a Backup Strategy
  • Lab: Implement a Restore Strategy
  • Understand backup options.
  • Use Central Administration to back up your farm.
  • Use PowerShell to back up your farm.
  • Restore your SharePoint farm from back up.
  • Understand partial restore techniques.
Module 14: Monitoring and Optimizing SharePoint Performance
  • This module enables students to monitor SharePoint performance, health, and usage, and to identify and remediate performance and health problems.
  • Monitor Performance
  • SharePoint Health Analyzer
  • Usage reports and web analytics
  • Monitor and Optimize SharePoint Performance
  • Lab: Configure Diagnostic Logging
  • Lab: Administer Logs with the ULS Viewer
  • Lab: Configure Health Analyzer Rules
  • Lab: Build Reports Using the SharePoint Logging Database
  • Configuring diagnostic logging.
  • Understand logging levels.
  • Enable event throttling.
  • Set log file size limits.
  • Understand ULS Log file structure.
  • Understand when to use the ULS Viewer.
  • Explore SharePoint Health Analyzer.
  • Understand Health Analyzer rules.
  • Identify and monitor system performance bottlenecks.
> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • Experience administering Active Directory.
  • Experience administering network infrastructure.
  • General conceptual awareness of Microsoft .NET Framework as it relates to SharePoint 2010.
  • Experience administering SQL Server 2005 or 2008.
  • Experience using Windows PowerShell cmdlets.
  • Knowledge of general security and authentication practices.
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to prepare for and install SharePoint 2010; configure the fundamental service and logical components of a SharePoint implementation; administer SharePoint; manage content in Lists and Libraries; administer identities and authentication; secure content in SharePoint sites; manage customizations to a SharePoint implementation; configure SharePoint services and applications; configure SharePoint social networking features; manage SharePoint search; configure farms, servers, service applications, and web applications; install, upgrade, configure, and operate a SharePoint farm; configure high availability and recoverability; monitor and optimize SharePoint performance.
Microsoft recommends this course in preparation for the following exams: