Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

Course Description

This five-day course examines how to plan, configure, and manage a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 environment. Special areas of focus include implementing high availability, disaster recovery, service application architecture, Business Connectivity Services, social computing features, productivity and collaboration platforms and features, business intelligence solutions, enterprise content management, web content management infrastructure, solutions, and apps. The course also examines how to optimize the Search experience, how to develop and implement a governance plan. and how to perform an upgrade or migration to SharePoint Server 2013.
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Before attending this course, students must have:
At least one year’s experience of mapping business requirements to logical and physical technical design.
Working knowledge of network design, including network security.
Experience managing software in a Windows 2008 R2 enterprise server or Windows Server 2012 environment.
Deployed and managed applications natively, virtually, and in the cloud.
Administered Internet Information Services (IIS).
Configured Active Directory for use in authentication, authorization and as a user store.
Managed an application remotely using Windows PowerShell 2.0.
Connected applications to Microsoft SQL Server.
Implemented Claims-based security.

Understanding the SharePoint Server 2013 Architecture

Core Components of the SharePoint 2013 Architecture
New Features in SharePoint Server 2013
SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Online Editions

Lab : Reviewing Core SharePoint Concepts:
Configuring SharePoint Server 2013 Farms
Creating and Configuring Site Collections and Sites

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the architectural features of SharePoint Server 2013.
Identify new and deprecated features in SharePoint 2013.
Describe the editions for SharePoint Server 2013 on-premise and SharePoint Online.

Designing Business Continuity Management Strategies

Designing Database Topologies for High Availability and Disaster Recovery
Designing SharePoint Infrastructure for High Availability
Planning for Disaster Recovery

Lab : Planning and Performing Backups and Restores:
Create a Backup and Restore Plan
Test the Backup and Restore Process

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Select an appropriate database server configuration to meet availability requirements.
Design a physical architecture and infrastructure to meet availability requirements.
Develop and implement a backup and restore strategy.

Planning and Implementing a Service Application Architecture

Planning Service Applications
Designing and Configuring a Service Application Topology
Configuring Service Application Federation

Lab : Planning a Service Application Architecture:
Planning a Service Application Topology

Lab : Federating Service Applications between SharePoint Server Farms:
Creating a Service Application Instance
Establishing Trust Relationships between SharePoint Farms
Publishing and Consuming Service Applications

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Explain the service application architecture.
Describe the fundamental options of service application design.
Describe how to configure a federated service application deployment.

Configuring and Managing Business Connectivity Services

Planning and Configuring Business Connectivity Services
Configuring the Secure Store Service
Managing Business Data Connectivity Models

Lab : Configuring BCS and the Secure Store Service:
Configuring the Business Data Connectivity Service Application
Configuring the Secure Store Service

Lab : Managing Business Data Connectivity Models:
Configuring a Secure Store Service Target Application
Importing and Configuring BDC Models

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Plan and configure the Business Data Connectivity Service application.
Plan and configure the Secure Store Service application.
Manage Business Data Connectivity models.

Connecting People

Managing User Profiles
Enabling Social Interaction
Building Communities

Lab : Configuring Profile Synchronization and My Sites:
Configuring Profile Synchronization
Configuring My Sites

Lab : Configuring Community Sites:
Creating a Community Site Infrastructure
Configuring Community Site Participation

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Understand and manage user profiles and user profile synchronization in SharePoint 2013.
Enable social interaction in SharePoint 2013.
Understand and build communities and community sites in SharePoint 2013

Enabling Productivity and Collaboration

Aggregating Tasks
Planning and Configuring Collaboration Features
Planning and Configuring Composites

Lab : Configuring Project Sites:
Creating Project Sites
Configuring Project Sites
Engaging Project Teams

Lab : Configuring Workflow:
Configure Windows Azure Workflow and SharePoint Workflow Services
Creating and Testing a Workflow

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Explain how the integration options for Exchange 2013 and Project Server 2013 improve task aggregation.
Describe how to plan and configure SharePoint collaborative and co-authoring options.
Describe how to plan and use workflows in SharePoint 2013.

Planning and Configuring Business intelligence

Planning for Business Intelligence
Planning, Deploying, and Managing Business Intelligence Services
Planning and Configuring Advanced Analysis Tools

Lab : Configuring Excel Services:
Provisioning Excel Services
Configuring External Data Access
Configuring Data Connections

Lab : Configuring PowerPivot and Power View for SharePoint:
Configuring PowerPivot for SharePoint
Configuring Power View for SharePoint

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Explain the SharePoint BI architecture, its components, and how to identify BI opportunities in your organization.
Describe how to plan, deploy, and manage the core SharePoint 2013 BI services.
Describe the advanced BI options available with SharePoint 2013 and Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

Planning and Configuring Enterprise Search

Configuring Search for an Enterprise Environment
Configuring the Search Experience
Optimizing Search

Lab : Planning an Enterprise Search Deployment:
Planning a Search Solution

Lab : Managing Search Relevance in SharePoint Server 2013:
Configuring a Thesaurus
Configuring Entity Extractors and Refiners
Configuring Query Spelling Correction
Configuring Company Name Extraction

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the Search service architecture and key areas of configuration.
Explain how to configure the Search service to improve the end-user experience.
Describe how to use analytics reports to optimize your Search environment.

Planning and Configuring Enterprise Content Management

Planning Content Management
Planning and Configuring eDiscovery
Planning Records Management

Lab : Configuring eDiscovery in SharePoint Server 2013:
Creating and Configuring an eDiscovery Center
Discovering and Preserving Content
Querying and Exporting Content

Lab : Configuring Records Management in SharePoint Server 2013:
Configuring In-Place Records Management

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Plan how to manage content and documents.
Plan and configure eDiscovery.
Plan records management and compliance.

Planning and Configuring Web Content Management

Planning and Implementing a Web Content Management Infrastructure
Configuring Managed Navigation and Catalog Sites
Supporting Multiple Languages and Locales
Enabling Design and Customization
Supporting Mobile Users

Lab : Configuring Managed Navigation and Catalog Sites:
Configuring Product Catalog Sites
Configuring Cross-Site Publishing
Configuring Publishing Sites

Lab : Configuring Device Channels:
Configuring Device Channels

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Plan and configure a Web Content Management infrastructure to meet business requirements.
Configure managed navigation and product catalog sites.
Plan and configure support for multilingual sites.
Manage design and customization for publishing sites.
Plan and configure support for mobile users

Managing Solutions in SharePoint Server 2013

Understanding the SharePoint Solution Architecture
Managing Sandbox Solutions

Lab : Managing Solutions:
Configuring Sandboxed Solution Management at the Farm Level
Configuring Sandboxed Solution Management at the Site Collection Level
Deploying Farm Solutions

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe and manage SharePoint features and solutions
Manage sandboxed solutions in a SharePoint 2013 deployment

Managing Apps for SharePoint Server 2013

Understanding the SharePoint App Architecture
Provisioning and Managing Apps and App Catalogs

Lab : Configuring and Managing SharePoint Apps:
Configuring a SharePoint Farm to Support Apps
Creating and Configuring a Corporate App Catalog
Deploying and Monitoring Apps

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe SharePoint apps and the supporting SharePoint infrastructure
Provision and configure SharePoint apps and app catalogs
Manage how apps are used within a SharePoint 2013 deployment

Developing a Governance Plan

Introduction to Governance Planning
Key Elements of a Governance Plan
Planning for Governance in SharePoint 2013
Implementing Governance in SharePoint 2013

Lab : Developing a Plan for Governance:
Creating a Governance Plan

Lab : Managing Site Creation and Deletion:
Creating and Publishing Site Policies
Enabling and Managing Self-Service Site Creation

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the concepts of governance
Describe the key elements of a governance plan
Plan for governance in SharePoint Server 2013

Upgrading and Migrating to SharePoint Server 2013

Preparing the Upgrade or Migration Environment
Performing the Upgrade Process
Managing a Site Collection Upgrade

Lab : Performing a Database-Attach Upgrade:
Import the SharePoint 2010 Databases
Migrating and Upgrading a Service Application
Migrating and Upgrading a Content Database

Lab : Managing Site Collection Upgrades:
Preparing Site Collections for Upgrade
Upgrading Site Collections

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe how to plan and prepare for your upgrade.
Explain the steps involved in data and service application upgrades.
Describe the process for upgrading site collections.

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