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M20331 Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

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.

This is the first in a sequence of two courses for IT Professionals and will align with the first exam in the SharePoint Server 2013 IT Pro certification.

Target Audience

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.

The typical candidate:

- Plans, implements, and maintains a multi-server deployment of SharePoint Server 2013.
- Has a working knowledge of, and preferably hands-on experience, with SharePoint Online.
- Has broad familiarity with SharePoint workloads.
- Has experience with business continuity management, including data backup, restoration, and high availability.
- Has experience with authentication and security technologies
- Has experience with Windows PowerShell.

The secondary audience for this course are Business Application Administrators (BAAs) who are engaged in administration of line-of-business (LOB) projects in conjunction with internal business customers would benefit from an understanding of how to manage SharePoint Server 2013.

Administrators who are entirely new to SharePoint will gain some benefit from the course, but it is recommended that they familiarize themselves with the basic concepts of the SharePoint platform before attending.

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Learning Objectives

  • 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

Pre-Requisites

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 Content

Module 1: Describe the key features of SharePoint 2013

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

Module 2: Designing an Information Architecture

  • Understanding Business Requirements
  • Organizing Information In SharePoint Server 2013
  • Planning for Discoverability

Module 3: Designing a Logical Architecture

  • Identifying Business Requirements
  • Overview of SharePoint Server 2013 Logical Architecture
  • Documenting Your 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

Module 5: Installing and Configuring SharePoint Server 2013

  • Installing SharePoint Server 2013
  • Configuring SharePoint Server 2013 Farm Settings
  • Scripting Installation and Configuration

Module 6: Creating Web Applications and Site Collections

  • Creating Web Applications
  • Configuring Web Applications
  • Creating and Configuring Site Collections

Module 7: Planning and Configuring Service Applications

  • Introduction to Service Application Architecture
  • Creating and Configuring Service Applications

Module 8: Managing Users and Permissions

  • Authorization in SharePoint 2013
  • Managing Access to Content

Module 9: Configuring Authentication for SharePoint 2013

  • Overview of Authentication
  • Configuring Federated Authentication
  • Configuring Server-to-Server Authentication

Module 10: Securing a SharePoint 2013 Deployment

  • Securing the Platform
  • Configuring Farm-Level Security

Module 11: Managing Taxonomy

  • Managing Content Types
  • Understanding Term Stores and Term Sets
  • Managing Term Stores and Term Sets

Module 12: Configuring User Profiles

  • Configuring the User Profile Service Application
  • Managing User Profiles and Audiences

Module 13: Configuring Enterprise Search

  • Understanding the Search Service Architecture
  • Configuring Enterprise Search
  • Managing Enterprise Search

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

Exams & Certification

This course helps prepare candidates for Exam 70-331.

Exam 70-331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013: counts as credit toward the certification Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): SharePoint

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