MOC 20331 Core Solutions of Microsoft® SharePoint® Server 2013

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Course Duration

5 Days

What Students Receive

Each student will receive:
  • A printed courseware manual with samples and hands-on exercises for use during and after class
  • Sample course files and solutions
  • Access to a complete, online SharePoint environment both during and after class to practice your new skills
  • A course completion certificate upon successful completion of the course

Course Description

This Microsoft Official course (MOC) 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 cloud. In addition, Business Application Administrators (BAAs) who are engaged in the administering line-of-business (LOB) projects in conjunction with internal business customers would benefit from understanding of managing SharePoint Server 2013.

Course Objectives

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

Course Audience

The course 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. Students typically have more than four years of hands-on experience* planning and maintaining SharePoint and other core technologies upon which SharePoint depends, including Windows Server 2008 R2 or later, Internet Information Services (IIS), SQL Server 2008 R2 or later, Active Directory, and networking infrastructure services.

Course Prerequisites

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.

Course Syllabus

  1. Introducing SharePoint Server 2013
    • Key Components of a SharePoint Deployment
    • New Features in SharePoint 2013
    • SharePoint 2013 Deployment Options
  2. 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
  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
  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
      • Designing a Physical Architecture
      • Develop a Physical Architecture Design Diagram
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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