SharePoint 2013

Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
(Microsoft Training Course: 20331) - 5 days - £1850 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
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. It 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.
> Course outline
  1. Introducing SharePoint Server 2013
  2. Designing an Information Architecture
  3. Designing a Logical Architecture
  4. Designing a Physical Architecture
  5. Installing and Configuring SharePoint Server 2013
  6. Creating Web Applications and Site Collections
  7. Planning and Configuring Service Applications
  8. Managing Users and Permissions
  9. Configuring Authentication for SharePoint 2013
  10. Securing a SharePoint 2013 Deployment
  11. Managing Taxonomy
  12. Configuring User Profiles
  13. Configuring Enterprise Search
  14. Monitoring and Maintaining a SharePoint 2013 Environment

Module 1: Introducing SharePoint Server 2013
  • Key Components of a SharePoint Deployment
  • New Features in SharePoint 2013
  • SharePoint 2013 Deployment Options
  • 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
  • Identifying Business Requirements
  • Understanding Business Requirements
  • Organizing Information in SharePoint 2013
  • Planning for Discoverability
  • Lab: Creating an Information Architecture
  • Identifying Site Columns and Content Types
  • Designing a Business Taxonomy
  • Explain how understanding business requirements drives the design of an organizational IA
  • Describe the key components available in SharePoint 2013 to deploy an IA
  • Plan for discoverability as part of an IA deployment
Module 3: Designing a Logical Architecture
  • Overview of SharePoint 2013 Logical Architecture
  • Documenting Your Logical Architecture
  • Lab: Designing a Logical Architecture
  • Plan a Logical Architecture
  • Produce a Logical Architecture Diagram
  • Map business requirements to SharePoint 2013 architecture components
  • Explain the importance of documentation and describe the options for documenting logical architecture
Module 4: Designing a Physical Architecture
  • 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
  • Develop a Physical Architecture Design Diagram
  • 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
  • Installing SharePoint Server 2013
  • Scripting Installation and Configuration
  • Configuring SharePoint Server 2013 Farm Settings
  • Lab: Deploying and Configuring SharePoint Server 2013 - Part One
  • Provisioning a SharePoint 2013 Server Farm
  • Lab: Configuring SharePoint Server 2013 Farm Settings
  • Configuring SharePoint Server 2013 Farm Settings
  • Configuring Outgoing Email
  • Configuring Integration with Office Web Apps Server 2013
  • Install SharePoint 2013
  • Configure SharePoint 2013 farm settings.
  • Script the installation and configuration of SharePoint 2013
Module 6: Creating Web Applications and Site Collections
  • 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
  • Create web applications
  • Configure web applications
  • Create site collections
  • Configure site collections
Module 7: Planning and Configuring Service Applications
  • 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
  • Explain the key components and topologies for SharePoint Server 2013 service application architecture
  • Describe how to provision and manage SharePoint 2013 service application
Module 8: Managing Users and Permissions
  • 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
  • Understand and manage authorization and permissions in SharePoint 2013
  • Manage access to content in SharePoint 2013
Module 9: Configuring Authentication for SharePoint 2013
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Secure the SharePoint 2013 platform
  • Configure farm-level security in SharePoint 2013
Module 11: Managing Taxonomy
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Investigating Page Load Times
  • Analyzing SharePoint Page Performance
  • 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
> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • At least one year of experience with deploying and administering multiple SharePoint 2010 farms across a large enterprise OR
  • At least 2 years of experience with SharePoint 2007 and knowledge of the differences between 2007 and 2010, particularly the Service Application model.
> Purpose
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.