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MS20331 - Core Solutions of Microsoft® SharePoint® Server 2013 (MS20331 )

  • Overview
  • Who Should Attend
  • Certifications
  • Prerequisites
  • Objectives
  • Content
  • Schedule
Course Overview

Duration: 5 Days

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.

Who Should Attend

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.
The minimally qualified candidate typically:
  • Is an IT professional who 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.
  • Have experience with business continuity management, including data backup, restoration, and high availability.
  • Has experience with authentication and security technologies
  • Has experience with Windows PowerShell.
  • Hands-on experience or job experience is considered a solutions-based role where the candidate works within the solutions space covered by SharePoint, working on multiple solutions in the SharePoint space that includes document management, content management, and search.
The secondary audience for this course are Business Application Administrators (BAAs) who are engaged in the administering 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.

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:

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 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 Content

Module 1: Introducing SharePoint Server 2013

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 is a document storage and collaboration platform that offers many benefits to organizations. SharePoint deployments may take many different forms in scope, where a deployment may be focused on only delivering one feature, such as enterprise search, or many features, such as document management, business intelligence, web content management, and workflows. Deployments can also differ greatly in size, with small deployments of a single server up to large deployments with farms of 15 or more servers.
 
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.

Lessons

  • Key Components of a SharePoint Deployment
  • New Features in SharePoint 2013
  • SharePoint 2013 Deployment Options
After completing this module, you will be able to:
  • Identify the capabilities and architecture of SharePoint 2013.
  • Identify new and deprecated features in SharePoint 2013.
  • Identify deployment options for SharePoint 2013.

Module 2: Designing an Information Architecture

Information architecture (IA) defines the structures by which an organization catalogs information. Designing an IA requires a detailed understanding of the information held in an organization and its usage, context, volatility, and governance. A good IA rationalizes the creation and storage of content and streamlines its surfacing and use.
 
IA design should be platform-neutral, but it must also be driven by the functionality of its environment. Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 provides a rich and functional platform for the development and implementation of efficient and effective IA structures. The integral use of metadata throughout SharePoint 2013 means that an IA designer has a range of storage, navigation, and retrieval options to maximize usability in a well-structured IA.
 
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.

Lessons

  • Identifying Business Requirements
  • Understanding Business Requirements
  • Organizing Information in SharePoint 2013
  • Planning for Discoverability

Lab : Creating an Information Architecture - Part OneLab : Creating an Information Architecture - Part Two

After completing this module, you will be able to:
  • Explain how understanding business requirements drives the design of an organizational IA.
  • Describe the key components available in SharePoint 2013 to deploy an IA.
  • Plan for discoverability as part of an IA deployment.

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.

Lessons

  • Overview of SharePoint 2013 Logical Architecture
  • Documenting Your Logical Architecture

Lab : Designing a Logical Architecture

After completing this module, you will be able to:
  • Map business requirements to SharePoint 2013 architecture components.
  • Explain the importance of documentation and describe the options for documenting logical architecture.

Module 4: Designing a Physical Architecture

When you design a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 deployment, you must carefully consider the hardware and farm topology requirements. Your choices of server hardware and the number of servers that you specify for the farm can have a significant impact on how the farm meets user requirements, how users perceive the SharePoint solution, and how long before the farm requires additional hardware.
 
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.

Lessons

  • 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

After completing this module, you will be able to:
  • Describe the physical design requirements for SharePoint 2013.
  • Describe the supporting requirements for a successful SharePoint 2013 physical design.
  • Identify SharePoint farm topologies.
  • Map a logical architecture design to a physical architecture design.

Module 5: Installing and Configuring SharePoint Server 2013

After you design and plan your logical and physical architectures for a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 deployment, the next installation steps are to implement the deployment design and specify configuration settings for the deployment.
 
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.

Lessons

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

Lab : Deploying and Configuring SharePoint Server 2013 - Part OneLab : Configuring SharePoint Server 2013 Farm Settings

After completing this module, you will be able to:
  • Install SharePoint 2013.
  • Configure SharePoint 2013 farm settings.
  • Script the installation and configuration of SharePoint 2013.

Module 6: Creating Web Applications and Site Collections

After installing your Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 farm, you are ready to begin deploying sites and content, such as an organizational intranet site.
 
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.

Lessons

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

Lab : Creating and Configuring Web ApplicationsLab : Creating and Configuring Site Collections

After completing this module you will be able to perform the following tasks in SharePoint 2013:
  • Create web applications.
  • Configure web applications.
  • Create site collections.
  • Configure site collections.

Module 7: Planning and Configuring Service Applications

Service applications were introduced in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, replacing the Shared Service Provider architecture of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Service applications provide a flexible design for delivering services, such as Managed Metadata or PerformancePoint, to users who need them. Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 includes more than 20 services, some of which are new to this version, whereas others are enhanced. In planning and configuring service applications, it is important that you understand the dependencies, resource usage, and business requirements for each.
 
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.

Lessons

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

Lab : Planning and Configuring Service Applications

After completing this module, you will be able to:
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Course ID: MS20331


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