Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

Course Description

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.
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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.

Introducing SharePoint Server 2013

Key Components of a SharePoint Deployment
New Features in SharePoint 2013
SharePoint 2013 Deployment Options

After completing this module, you 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.

Designing an Information Architecture

Identifying Business Requirements
Understanding Business Requirements
Organizing Information in SharePoint 2013
Planning for Discoverability

Lab : Creating an Information Architecture - Part One
Identifying Site Columns and Content Types

Lab : Creating an Information Architecture - Part Two
Designing a Business Taxonomy

After completing this module, you will be able to:
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.

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

After completing this module, you will be able to:
Map business requirements to SharePoint 2013 architecture components.
Explain the importance of documentation and describe the options for documenting logical architecture.

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:
Designing a Physical Architecture
Develop a Physical Architecture Design Diagram

After completing this module, you 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.

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

After completing this module, you will be able to:
Install SharePoint 2013.
Configure SharePoint 2013 farm settings.
Script the installation and configuration of SharePoint 2013.

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

After completing this module you will be able to perform the following tasks in SharePoint 2013:
Create web applications.
Configure web applications.
Create site collections.
Configure site collections.

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

After completing this module, you 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.

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

After completing this module, you will be able to:
Understand and manage authorization and permissions in SharePoint 2013.
Manage access to content in SharePoint 2013.

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

After completing this module, you 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.

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

After completing this module you will be able to:
Secure the SharePoint 2013 platform.
Configure farm-level security in SharePoint 2013.

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

After completing this module, you 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.

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

After completing this module, you will be able to:
Plan for and configure user profile synchronization with Active Directory Domain Services.
Plan for and configure My Sites and audiences.

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

After completing this module, you 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.

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

After completing this module, you 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.

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