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Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013


In this course, you will learn how to configure and manage a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 environment. You will learn the guidelines, best practices, and considerations to help you optimize your SharePoint Server deployment.


This course incorporates materials from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 20331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 and covers the skills and knowledge measured by Exam 70-331 and, in conjunction with on-the-job experience, can help you prepare for the exam.


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Class Description

Learn to configure and manage a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 environment.

In this course, you will learn how to configure and manage a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 environment. You will learn the guidelines, best practices, and considerations to help you optimize your SharePoint Server deployment.

This course incorporates materials from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 20331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 and covers the skills and knowledge measured by Exam 70-331 and, in conjunction with on-the-job experience, can help you prepare for the exam.

Continue developing your skills after class with 24/7 access to our live remote labs for six months, providing you with valuable extra time for hands-on practice.
What You’ll Learn

  • 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 and enterprise search
  • Monitor and maintain a SharePoint 2013 environment

Course Outline

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

2. Designing an Information Architecture
•Business Requirements
•Organizing Information in SharePoint Server 2013
•Planning for Discoverability

3. Designing a Logical Architecture
•Identifying Business Requirements
•SharePoint Server 2013 Logical Architecture
•Documenting Your Logical Architecture

4. Designing a Physical Architecture
•Designing Physical and Supporting Components for SharePoint Deployments
•SharePoint Farm Topologies
•Mapping a Logical Architecture Design to a Physical Architecture Design

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

6. Creating Web Applications and Site Collections

7. Planning and Configuring Service Applications
•Service Application Architecture
•Creating and Configuring Service Applications

8. Managing Users and Permissions
•Authorization in SharePoint 2013
•Managing Access to Content

9. Configuring Authentication for SharePoint 2013
•Configuring Federated and Server-to-Server Authentication

10. Securing a SharePoint 2013 Deployment
•Securing the Platform
•Configuring Farm-Level Security

11. Managing Taxonomy
•Managing Content Types
•Managing Term Stores and Term Sets

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

13. Configuring Enterprise Search
•Search Service Architecture
•Configuring and Managing Enterprise Search

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 1: Create an Information Architecture
•Identify Site Columns, Content Types, and Term Sets
•Plan Site Structures and Security Boundaries
•Design Keywords, Synonyms, and Managed Properties
•Design a Taxonomy

Lab 2: Design a Logical Architecture
•Plan a Logical Architecture
•Produce a Logical Architecture Diagram

Lab 3: Design a Physical Architecture
•Develop a Physical Architecture Design Diagram

Lab 4: Deploy and Configure SharePoint Server 2013
•Provision a SharePoint 2013 Server Farm
•Configure Incoming and Outgoing E-Mail
•Configure Integration with Office Web Apps Server 2013

Lab 5a: Create and Configure Web Applications

Lab 5b: Create and Configure Site Collections
•Create Site Collections and Site Collections in New Content Databases
•Create a Warm-Up Script

Lab 6: Plan and Configure Service Applications
•Provision a Managed Metadata Service Application with Central Administration and Windows PowerShell
•Configure Service Applications for Document Conversions and Service Application Proxy Groups

Lab 7a: Manage Users and Groups
•Create a Web Application Policy
•Create and Manage SharePoint Groups
•Create Custom Permission Levels

Lab 7b: Security Content in SharePoint Sites
•Manage Permissions and Inheritance
•Manage Site Collection Security
•Enable Anonymous Access to a Site

Lab 8: Configure SharePoint 2013 to Use Federated Identities
•Configure AD FS to make the Web Application to a Relying Party
•Configure SharePoint to Trust AD FS as an Identity Provider
•Configure the Web Application to Use the AD FS Identity Provider

Lab 9a: Harden a SharePoint 2013 Server Farm
•Configure SharePoint and SQL Server to Communicate Over Non-Standard Ports
•Configure Firewalls for SharePoint Server Farms

Lab 9b: Configure Farm-Level Security
•Configure Blocked File Types and Web Part Security
•Implement Security Auditing

Lab 10a: Configure Content Type Propagation
•Create Content Types for Propagation
•Publish Content Types Across Site Collections

Lab 10b: Configure and Use Managed Metadata Term Sets
•Configure the Managed Metadata Service
•Create and Consume Term Sets and Terms

Lab 11A: Configure User Profiles
•Create a User Profile Service Application
•Configure Directory Import

Lab 11b: Configure My Sites and Audiences

Lab 12a: Configure Enterprise Search
•Configure the Search Service Application
•Configure a File Share and a Local SharePoint Content Source
•Create a Search Center

Lab 12b: Configure the Search Experience
•Optimize Search Results
•Customize the Search Experience

Lab 13a: Monitor a SharePoint 2013 Deployment
•Configure Usage and Health Data Collection
•Configure SharePoint Diagnostic Logging
•Configure Health Analyzer Rules
•Review Usage and Health Data

Lab 13b: Investigate Page Load Times
•Analyze Network Traffic and SharePoint Page Performance

Who Should Attend?

Who needs to attend Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 course:

•IT Professionals who are interested installing, configuring, deploying, and managing SharePoint Server 2013 installations in either the data center or in the cloud
•Professionals with a minimum of four years hands-on experience planning and maintaining SharePoint and other core technologies upon which SharePoint depends, including Windows Server 2008 R2, Internet Information Services (IIS), SQL Server 2008 R2, Active Directory, and networking infrastructures
•Business application administrators (BAAs) who already have a basic knowledge of the SharePoint platform and want to understand how to manage SharePoint Server 2013 when administering line-of- business projects in conjunction with internal business customers


•Minimum of one year experience with deploying and administering multiple SharePoint 2010 farms across a large enterprise and/or a minimum two years experience with SharePoint 2007 and knowledge of the differences between 2007 and 2010, particularly the Service Application model
•Experience managing software in Windows 2008 R2 enterprise server or in a Windows Server 2012 environment
•Experience deploying and managing applications natively, virtually, and in the cloud
•Experience administering Internet Information Services (IIS)
•Experience configuring Active Directory for use in authentication, authorization and as a user store
•Experience managing an application remotely using Windows PowerShell 2.0
•Experience connecting applications to Microsoft SQL Server
•Experience implementing claims-based security

Additional Info

Class Length

5 days

Class Locations

Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City, IL-IN-WI, New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA, San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA

Class Dates

Dec 07, 2015 thru Dec 11, 2015, Dec 14, 2015 thru Dec 18, 2015

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