MCSE SharePoint DayMSFT-5024 | Day | 14 Days
This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to configure and manage a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 environment. Special areas of focus include implementing high availability, disaster recovery, service application architecture, Business Connectivity Services, social computing features, productivity and collaboration platforms and features, business intelligence solutions, enterprise content management, web content management infrastructure, solutions, and apps.
Your knowledgeable instructor will blend hands-on labs with lecture and practice exams to prepare you to pass the exams.
Who should take this course
The MCSE SharePoint certification is for IT professionals looking to expand upon and document their existing skills in Microsoft SharePoint technology. This course is intended for students seeking to earn their MCSE SharePoint certification and who need an expert instructor to guide them throughout the training and exam preparation process.
After completing this course, students will have the knowledge 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
- Describe the core features of SharePoint 2013
- Plan and design a SharePoint 2013 environment to meet requirements for high availability and disaster recovery
- Plan and implement a service application architecture for a SharePoint 2013 deployment
- Configure and manage Business Connectivity Services features in a SharePoint 2013 deployment
- Plan and configure social computing features
- Plan and configure productivity and collaboration platforms and features
- Plan and configure Business Intelligence solutions
- Optimize the search experience for an enterprise environment
- Plan and configure enterprise content management in a SharePoint 2013 deployment
- Plan and configure a web content management infrastructure to meet business requirements
- Manage solutions in a SharePoint 2013 deployment
- Configure and manage apps in a SharePoint Server 2013 environment
- Develop and implement a governance plan for SharePoint Server 2013
- Perform an upgrade or migration to SharePoint Server 2013
Module 1: Introducing SharePoint Server 2013
In this module, you will learn about the core features of SharePoint 2013, the new features in this version, and what has been removed. You will also learn about the basic structural elements of a farm deployment and how they fit together. Finally you will learn about the different deployment options available to SharePoint 2013.
- Key Components of a SharePoint Deployment
- New Features in SharePoint 2013
- SharePoint 2013 Deployment Options
Module 2: Designing an Information Architecture
In this module, you will learn about the core elements of IA design and the facilities and devices available in SharePoint 2013 to deploy an effective information management solution.
- Identifying Business Requirements
- Understanding Business Requirements
- Organizing Information in SharePoint 2013
- Planning for Discoverability
Module 3: Designing a Logical Architecture
This module reviews the logical constructs of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Online. It discusses the importance of creating a logical architecture design based on business requirements before you implement a solution. The module covers conceptual content, defining a logical architecture, and the components of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 that you must map to business specifications.
- Overview of SharePoint 2013 Logical Architecture
- Documenting Your Logical Architecture
Module 4: Designing a Physical Architecture
This module describes the factors that you should consider when you design the physical architecture of a SharePoint 2013 deployment. The physical architecture refers to the server design, farm topology, and supporting elements—such as network infrastructure—for your deployment. This physical architecture underpins the operations of your SharePoint 2013 environment, so it is essential that your physical design fully meets the operational requirements.
- 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
In this module, you will learn about installing SharePoint 2013 in various topologies. You will learn how to configure farm settings, and how to script the installation and configuration of SharePoint 2013.
- Installing SharePoint Server 2013
- Scripting Installation and Configuration
- Configuring SharePoint Server 2013 Farm Settings
Module 6: Creating Web Applications and Site Collections
In this module, you will learn about the key concepts and skills related to the logical architecture of SharePoint including web applications, site collections, sites, and content databases. Specifically, you will learn how to create and configure web applications and to create and configure site collections.
- Creating Web Applications
- Configuring Web Applications
- Creating and Configuring Site Collections
Module 7: Planning and Configuring Service Applications
This module reviews the basic service application architecture, the essentials of planning your service application deployment, and the configuration of your service applications. This module does not discuss sharing, or federation, of service applications. This is covered in more detail in course 20332B: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013.
- Introduction to Service Application Architecture
- Creating and Configuring Service Applications
Module 8: Managing Users and Permissions
In this module, you will learn about the various authorization and security features available in SharePoint 2013 to help you maintain a secure SharePoint environment. Specifically, you will be learning about authorization and permissions in SharePoint 2013, and how to manage access to content in SharePoint 2013.
- Authorization in SharePoint 2013
- Managing Access to Content
Module 9: Configuring Authentication for SharePoint 2013
In this module, you will learn about the authentication infrastructure in SharePoint 2013. You will learn how to configure SharePoint to work with a variety of authentication providers, and you will learn how to configure authenticated connections between SharePoint and other server platforms.
- Overview of Authentication
- Configuring Federated Authentication
- Configuring Server-to-Server Authentication
Module 10: Securing a SharePoint 2013 Deployment
In this module, you will learn how to secure and harden your SharePoint 2013 farm deployment and how to configure several security settings at the farm level.
- Securing the Platform
- Configuring Farm-Level Security
Module 11: Managing Taxonomy
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 can further enhance the application of metadata by using content types. Organizations can use content types to standardize specific types of files, documents, or list items and include metadata requirements, document templates, retention settings, and workflow directly.
- Managing Content Types
- Understanding Term Stores and Term Sets
- Managing Term Stores and Term Sets
Module 12: Configuring User Profiles
The SharePoint 2013 social platform is based around the capabilities provided by the user profile service application, supported by other services, such as the Managed Metadata Service and the Search service. The User Profile Service provides configuration and control over importing profile data, creating My Sites, managing audiences, and users can utilize these features.
- Configuring the User Profile Service Application
- Managing User Profiles and Audiences
Module 13: Configuring Enterprise Search
In this module, you will learn about the new architecture of the Search service, how to configure the key components of search, and how to manage search functionality in your organization.
- Understanding the Search Service Architecture
- Configuring Enterprise Search
- Managing Enterprise Search
Module 14: Monitoring and Maintaining a SharePoint 2013 Environment
In this module, you will learn how to plan and configure monitoring in a SharePoint 2013 server farm, and how to tune and optimize the performance of your farm on an ongoing basis. You will also learn how to use a range of tools and techniques to troubleshoot unexpected problems in your SharePoint 2013 deployments.
- Monitoring a SharePoint 2013 Environment
- Tuning and Optimizing a SharePoint Environment
- Planning and Configuring Caching
- Troubleshooting a SharePoint 2013 Environment
Module 15: Understanding the SharePoint Server 2013 Architecture
This module introduces the architectural features that underpin Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, both for on-premises and online deployments. This includes an examination of the features that are new in this version, as well as those that have been removed.
- Core Components of the SharePoint 2013 Architecture
- New Features in SharePoint Server 2013
- SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Online Editions
Module 16: Designing Business Continuity Management Strategies
This module examines high availability and disaster recovery in SharePoint 2013. When designing high availability and disaster recovery strategies for a SharePoint farm, it is important to understand the different approaches required by each logical tier in the farm.
- Designing Database Topologies for High Availability and Disaster Recovery
- Designing SharePoint Infrastructure for High Availability
- Planning for Disaster Recovery
Module 17: Planning and Implementing a Service Application Architecture
This module reviews the service application architecture, how to map business requirements to design, and the options for enterprise scale, federated service application architectures.
- Planning Service Applications
- Designing and Configuring a Service Application Topology
- Configuring Service Application Federation
Module 18: Configuring and Managing Business Connectivity Services
In SharePoint 2013, Business Connectivity Services (BCS) is a collection of technologies that enable you to query, view, and interact with data from external systems. In this module, you will learn how to plan and configure various components of BCS.
- Planning and Configuring Business Connectivity Services
- Configuring the Secure Store Service
- Managing Business Data Connectivity Models
Module 19: Connecting People
In this module, you will learn about the concepts and ways of connecting people in SharePoint 2013. You will examine user profiles and user profile synchronization, social interaction features and capabilities, and communities and community sites in SharePoint 2013.
- Managing User Profiles
- Enabling Social Interaction
- Building Communities
Module 20: Enabling Productivity and Collaboration
This module examines how SharePoint 2013 extends the ability of users to work collaboratively and increase productivity through seamless integration with external software platforms, additional SharePoint collaboration features, and the provision of flexible tools, with which users can develop their own solutions to business problems.
- Aggregating Tasks
- Planning and Configuring Collaboration Features
- Planning and Configuring Composites
Module 21: Planning and Configuring Business intelligence
In this module you will see how SharePoint 2013 can deliver Business Intelligence (BI) solutions for your business.
- Planning for Business Intelligence
- Planning, Deploying, and Managing Business Intelligence Services
- Planning and Configuring Advanced Analysis Tools
Module 22: Planning and Configuring Enterprise Search
In this module, you will examine the configuration options in SharePoint Search that enable you to provide greater search result effectiveness by fine-tuning the service in various ways. The introduction of new functionality, such as result types and the increased move towards search-driven navigation mean that the role of the Search administrator has become even more important for business success.
- Configuring Search for an Enterprise Environment
- Configuring the Search Experience
- Optimizing Search
Module 23: Planning and Configuring Enterprise Content Management
This module examines Enterprise Content Management (ECM), which is a set of technologies and features that administrators use to provide some control over sites and content. This could include control over how information is stored, how long information is kept, how information is visible to users while in use, and how information growth is kept under control.
- Planning Content Management
- Planning and Configuring eDiscovery
- Planning Records Management
Module 24: Planning and Configuring Web Content Management
The web content management capabilities in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 can help an organization to communicate and integrate more effectively with employees, partners, and customers. SharePoint Server 2013 provides easy-to-use functionality to create, approve, and publish web content. This enables you to get information out quickly to intranet, extranet, and Internet sites and give your content a consistent look and feel.
- Planning and Implementing a Web Content Management Infrastructure
- Configuring Managed Navigation and Catalog Sites
- Supporting Multiple Languages and Locales
- Enabling Design and Customization
- Supporting Mobile Users
Module 25: Managing Solutions in SharePoint Server 2013
As a SharePoint administrator, it is important to understand the features that are available in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013. However, there are often specific functional requirements that may be part of SharePoint’s feature set but are not included in certain site templates.
- Understanding the SharePoint Solution Architecture
- Managing Sandbox Solutions
Module 26: Managing Apps for SharePoint Server 2013
SharePoint apps are new to Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 and provide an additional capability to provide application functionality within the context of SharePoint.
- Understanding the SharePoint App Architecture
- Provisioning and Managing Apps and App Catalogs
Module 27: Developing a Governance Plan
Governance as it relates to SharePoint can be described as a way of controlling a SharePoint environment through the application of people, policies, and processes. Governance is necessary for all IT systems as a whole, and in particular for SharePoint deployments, which often introduce significant change in business processes, available functionality, and day-to-day working practices.
- Introduction to Governance Planning
- Key Elements of a Governance Plan
- Planning for Governance in SharePoint 2013
- Implementing Governance in SharePoint 2013
Module 28: Upgrading and Migrating to SharePoint Server 2013
Upgrading your Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 farm(s) to SharePoint 2013 is a major undertaking, so it is important that you carefully plan the upgrade activities. You need to ensure that your upgrade path—moving from version to version—is supported, that you have reviewed the business impact of your upgrade, and that you test your upgrade strategy to ensure business continuity. As with all such activities, preparation is crucial.
- Preparing the Upgrade or Migration Environment
- Performing the Upgrade Process
Managing a Site Collection Upgrade