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Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
 Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013


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Full details of modules and topics covered in this five-day course


This course covers 2010 and 2013 versions


This is a five-day training course structured into 36 modules


This course provides delegates with the knowledge and skills to configure and manage a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 environment. It will teach how to configure SharePoint Server 2013, as well as provide guidelines, best practices, and considerations that help to optimise SharePoint server deployment.


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 centre or the cloud.

The minimally qualified delegate typically:

  • Is an IT professional who plans, implements, and maintains a single or multi-server deployment of SharePoint Server 2010 or 2013
  • Has a working knowledge of, and preferably hands-on experience, with SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013 or SharePoint Online
  • Has broad familiarity with SharePoint workloads and features
  • Have knowledge or experience with business continuity management, including data backup, restoration, and high availability
  • Has knowledge or experience with authentication and security technologies
  • Has experience with Windows PowerShell

Ideally, delegates attending this course should possess the following:

  • Several years' experience as an administrator of SharePoint 2010
  • Knowledge of administering Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • An understanding of the configuration of Active Directory for use in authentication, authorization and as a user store
  • Comprehensive experience with Windows PowerShell 2.0 or 3.0
  • Knowledge or experience implementing claims-based security

An ideal candidate will have at least one year of using Sharepoint and experience with deploying and administering SharePoint 2010. 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.


This is an authorised Microsoft training course, delivered by certified Microsoft trainers at fully equipped centres using the latest equipment, software and course materials. There is no better way to undertake your training, to maximise your learning and ensure the highest marks possible in your certification exams.


Delegates will learn how 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


This course will help prepare delegates for exam 70-331

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MODULE 1:  Describe the key features of SharePoint 2013
Topics covered:
  • Key Components of a SharePoint Deployment
  • New Features in SharePoint 2013
  • SharePoint 2013 Deployment Options
MODULE 2:  Designing an Information Architecture
Topics covered:
  • Understanding Business Requirements
  • Organizing Information In SharePoint Server 2013
  • Planning for Discoverability
MODULE 3:  Lab : Creating an Information Architecture - Part One
Topics covered:
  • Identifying Site Columns, Content Types, and Term Sets
  • Planning Site Structures and Security Boundaries
MODULE 4:  Lab : Creating an Information Architecture - Part Two
Topics covered:
  • Designing Keywords, Synonyms, and Managed Properties
  • Designing a Taxonomy
MODULE 5:  Designing a Logical Architecture
Topics covered:
  • Identifying Business Requirements
  • Overview of SharePoint Server 2013 Logical Architecture
  • Documenting Your Logical Architecture
MODULE 6:  Lab : Designing a Logical Architecture
Topics covered:
  • Plan a Logical Architecture
  • Produce a Logical Architecture Diagram
MODULE 7:  Designing a Physical Architecture
Topics covered:
  • 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 8:  Lab : Designing a Physical Architecture
Topics covered:
  • Designing a Physical Architecture
  • Develop a Physical Architecture Design Diagram
MODULE 9:  Installing and Configuring SharePoint Server 2013
Topics covered:
  • Installing SharePoint Server 2013
  • Configuring SharePoint Server 2013 Farm Settings
  • Scripting Installation and Configuration
MODULE 10:  Lab : Deploying and Configuring SharePoint Server 2013 - Part 1
Topics covered:
  • Provisioning a SharePoint 2013 Server Farm
MODULE 11:  Lab : Deploying and Configuring SharePoint Server 2013 - Part 2
Topics covered:
  • Configuring Incoming Email
  • Configuring Outgoing Email
  • Configuring Integration with Office Web Apps Server 2013
MODULE 12:  Creating Web Applications and Site Collections
Topics covered:
  • Creating Web Applications
  • Configuring Web Applications
  • Creating and Configuring Site Collections
MODULE 13:  Lab : Creating and Configuring Web Applications
Topics covered:
  • Creating a Web Application
  • Configuring a Web Application
MODULE 14:  Lab : Creating and Configuring Site Collections
Topics covered:
  • Creating Site Collections
  • Creating Site Collections in New Content Databases
  • Creating a Warm-up Script
MODULE 15:  Planning and Configuring Service Applications
Topics covered:
  • Introduction to Service Application Architecture
  • Creating and Configuring Service Applications
MODULE 16:  Lab : Planning and Configuring Service Applications
Topics covered:
  • 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
MODULE 17:  Managing Users and Permissions
Topics covered:
  • Authorization in SharePoint 2013
  • Managing Access to Content
MODULE 18:  Lab : Managing Users and Groups
Topics covered:
  • Creating a Web Application Policy
  • Creating and Managing SharePoint Groups
  • Creating Custom Permission Levels
MODULE 19:  Lab : Securing Content in SharePoint Sites
Topics covered:
  • Managing Permissions and Inheritance
  • Managing Site Collection Security
  • Enable anonymous access to a site
MODULE 20:  Configuring Authentication for SharePoint 2013
Topics covered:
  • Overview of Authentication
  • Configuring Federated Authentication
  • Configuring Server-to-Server Authentication
MODULE 21:  Lab : Configuring SharePoint 2013 to Use Federated Identities
Topics covered:
  • 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
MODULE 22:  Securing a SharePoint 2013 Deployment
Topics covered:
  • Securing the Platform
  • Configuring Farm-Level Security
MODULE 23:  Lab : Hardening a SharePoint 2013 Server Farm
Topics covered:
  • Configuring SharePoint and SQL Server to Communicate Over Non-Standard Ports
  • Configuring Firewalls for SharePoint Server Farms
MODULE 24:  Lab : Configuring Farm-Level Security
Topics covered:
  • Configuring Blocked File Types
  • Configuring Web Part Security
  • Implementing Security Auditing
MODULE 25:  Managing Taxonomy
Topics covered:
  • Managing Content Types
  • Understanding Term Stores and Term Sets
  • Managing Term Stores and Term Sets
MODULE 26:  Lab : Configuring Content Type Propagation
Topics covered:
  • Creating Content Types for Propagation
  • Publishing Content Types Across Site Collections
MODULE 27:  Lab : Configuring and Using Managed Metadata Term Sets
Topics covered:
  • Configuring the Managed Metadata Service
  • Creating Term Sets and Terms
  • Consuming Term Sets
MODULE 28:  Configuring User Profiles
Topics covered:
  • Configuring the User Profile Service Application
  • Managing User Profiles and Audiences
MODULE 29:  Lab : Configuring User Profiles
Topics covered:
  • Creating a User Profile Service Application
  • Configuring Directory Import
MODULE 30:  Lab : Configuring My Sites and Audiences
Topics covered:
  • Configuring My Sites
  • Configuring Audiences
MODULE 31:  Configuring Enterprise Search
Topics covered:
  • Understanding the Search Service Architecture
  • Configuring Enterprise Search
  • Managing Enterprise Search
MODULE 32:  Lab : Configuring Enterprise Search
Topics covered:
  • Configuring the Search Service Application
  • Configuring a File Share Content Source
  • Configuring a Local SharePoint Content Source
  • Creating a Search Center
MODULE 33:  Lab : Configuring the Search Experience
Topics covered:
  • Optimizing Search Results
  • Customizing the Search Experience
MODULE 34:  Monitoring and Maintaining a SharePoint 2013 Environment
Topics covered:
  • Monitoring a SharePoint 2013 Environment
  • Tuning and Optimizing a SharePoint Environment
  • Planning and Configuring Caching
  • Troubleshooting a SharePoint 2013 Environment
MODULE 35:  Lab : Monitoring a SharePoint 2013 Deployment
Topics covered:
  • Configuring Usage and Health Data Collection
  • Configuring SharePoint Diagnostic Logging
  • Configuring Health Analyzer Rules
  • Reviewing Usage and Health Data
MODULE 36:  Lab : Investigating Page Load Times
Topics covered:
  • Analyzing Network Traffic
  • Analyzing SharePoint Page Performance

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20332: Advanced Solutions SharePoint Server 2013

  • Understanding the SharePoint Server 2013 Architecture
  • Lab : Reviewing Core SharePoint Concepts
  • Designing Business Continuity Management Strategies
  • Lab : Planning and Performing Backups and Restores
  • Planning and Implementing a Service Application Architecture
  • Lab : Planning a Service Application Architecture
  • Lab : Federating Service Applications between SharePoint Server Farms
  • Configuring and Managing Business Connectivity Services
  • Lab : Configuring BCS and the Secure Store Service
  • Lab : Managing Business Data Connectivity Models
  • Connecting People
  • Lab : Configuring Profile Synchronization and My Sites
  • Lab : Configuring Community Sites
  • Enabling Productivity and Collaboration
  • Lab : Configuring Project Sites
  • Lab : Configuring Workflow
  • Planning and Configuring Business intelligence
  • Lab : Configuring Excel Services
  • Lab : Configuring PowerPivot and Power View for SharePoint
  • Planning and Configuring Enterprise Search
  • Lab : Planning an Enterprise Search Deployment
  • Lab : Managing Search Relevance in SharePoint Server 2013
  • Planning and Configuring Enterprise Content Management
  • Lab : Configuring eDiscovery in SharePoint Server 2013
  • Lab : Configuring Records Management in SharePoint Server 2013
  • Planning and Configuring Web Content Management
  • Lab : Configuring Managed Navigation and Catalog Sites
  • Lab : Configuring Device Channels
  • Managing Solutions in SharePoint Server 2013
  • Lab : Managing Solutions
  • Managing Apps for SharePoint Server 2013
  • Lab : Configuring and Managing SharePoint Apps
  • Developing a Governance Plan
  • Lab : Developing a Plan for Governance
  • Lab : Managing Site Creation and Deletion
  • Upgrading and Migrating to SharePoint Server 2013
  • Lab : Performing a Database-Attach Upgrade
  • Lab : Managing Site Collection Upgrades


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All Sharepoint training courses use the latest content, qualified and experienced trainers, and provide delegates with the best learning experience. Training is interactive and classroom-based, and the ability to ask questions reinforces knowledge acquisition during the class.

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