How To Take This Class

Course Overview

This Microsoft SharePoint 2007 for Administrators Training course teaches students the principles and practices of how to deploy, manage, and maintain SharePoint. It takes them through each phase of a deployment as they plan, install, rollout, and support SharePoint in the real world.

Course Prerequisites

This course assumes that students are familiar with IT concepts such as data backup, Windows 2003 administration, and general networking infrastructure. Students should be comfortable working with Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) 5.0 or higher along with building and configuring Web sites. It is helpful if students have a working knowledge of creating user accounts and groups in Microsoft Active Directory.

Course Audience

This course is designed for individuals who are tasked with planning, deploying or administering a SharePoint 2007 installation.

What You'll Learn

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Plan server topology.
  • Install and configure WSS and MOSS servers.
  • Upgrade from WSS 2.0 to 3.0.
  • Monitor the server to detect problems early.
  • Configure authentication.
  • Secure external access with SSL.
  • Set up SharePoint security and permissions.
  • Control site settings through the Central Administration web site.
  • Control site settings through the stsadm command line.
  • Backup and restore SharePoint data.
  • Customize the overall site appearance through branding.
  • Set up network infrastructure (DNS/AD/IIS) to support SharePoint.
  • Manage MOSS My Sites, import profiles, and other shared services.
  • Create and apply site quotas.

Course Duration

2 Days

Course Outline

  1. Introduction
    • Prerequisites
    • Installing the Practice Files
    • About the Author
  2. Planning
    • Administration Basics
    • Writing a Deployment Plan
    • Determining Software Requirements
    • Determining Hardware Requirements
    • Planning Network Configuration
  3. Installing
    • Gathering Required Prerequisites
    • Understanding Install Options
    • Install 1: A Standalone Server
    • Install 2: A Small Farm
    • Install 3: A Medium Farm
    • Considerations for Large Farms
    • Upgrading from WSS 2.0
  4. Configuring the Server
    • Emailing, Logging, and Search
    • MOSS Services
    • Creating Web Applications
    • Creating and Configuring a MOSS SSP
    • Enabling Search for PDF's
  5. Preparing
    • Pre-Rollout Activities
    • Verifying Client Software
    • Changing Client Settings
    • Setting Security
    • Providing Minimal Branding
    • Creating Department Sites
    • Setting Up My Sites
  6. Roll-Out
    • Identifying Site Owners
    • Review and Testing
    • Setting Up My Sites (MOSS)
    • Training Employees
    • Monitoring the Server
  7. Providing Support
    • Defining Your Role
    • Backing Up and Restoring
    • Managing Templates
    • Managing Site Quotas
    • Creating Site Collections
  8. Managing the Server
    • Deploying Features
    • Managing Features
    • Removing Solutions
    • Using STSADM
    • Troubleshooting
  9. Configuring External Access
    • Planning External Access
    • Enabling Internet Access
    • Setting Up SSL
    • Deploying Forms-Based Authentication