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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration


Objectives: This five day hands-on training course will give delegates an understanding of how to successfully implement and deploy SharePoint 2010. The course will guide you through each critical stage, giving the skills needed to leverage full value from the SharePoint 2010 technology.

Target Audience: All those who are responsible for implementing SharePoint 2010

Pre-Requisites: Prior to attending, students should have a general knowledge of networking concepts and a basic understanding of Windows Server 2008 & SharePoint Server 2007. Technically-oriented students are expected to understand and/or be able to perform the following administrative activities:

  • DNS - Including ability to create alias records and records in the Hosts file.
  • IIS - Create new Web sites, host headers, and work with site security.
  • Active Directory Users and Computers - Create new user accounts, reset passwords, and perform general user and group account activities.
  • SQL Server - Have a basic understanding of how to apply permissions to a database.
  • Windows 2008 Server - Have a basic understanding of Active Directory.
  • Networking - Have a basic understanding and the ability to assign IP addresses, host names, and general connectivity issues.

Duration: 5 Days

Module 1 - Understanding the Architecture of SharePoint Server
Understand how SharePoint fits together & the architecture model. We wil cover four key areas of the SharePoint architecture model:

  • Platform architecture
  • IIS 7 architecture
  • SharePoint architecture
  • Administration architecture

Module 2 - Installing SharePoint Server 2010
We Will learn how to install SharePoint Server 2010 and create a small server farm. This topology initially provides a simplified model and can be scaled out in the future by adding more servers.

  • Hardware recommendations
  • Preparing your environment
  • Installation prerequisites
  • Software prerequisites
  • Installation walkthrough
  • Scripted Installation

Module 3 - Administrating and Configuring Farm Settings in SharePoint Server 2010
In this module you we will explore some of the many settings available in Central Administration. Some options such as Search & Backup/Restore will be covered in a later module.

  • Systems Settings
  • Monitoring
  • Security
  • General Application Settings
  • Upgrade and Migration

Module 4 - Creating Web Applications and Site Collections
In this module you will learn the concepts and functions around Web Applications, Service Applications, and Site Collections and where they fit in the SharePoint Server 2010 logical architecture. You will go through the step-by-step procedure for creating a new Web Application, Service Application, and Site Collection as well as the options available while doing so.

Module 5 - Managing and Extending Web Applications
This module is about administering and managing web applications. You will learn how to perform the most common administrative tasks that determine the behaviour of web applications:

  • Creating, extending and deleting web applications
  • Managing General Settings
  • Managing Features
  • Managed Paths
  • Service Connections
  • Security Settings
  • Policy Settings

Module 6 - Managing Site Collections and Databases
In this module you will learn how to manage site collection settings that only exist at this level, how to plan for site collections and how to manage the databases that hold them.

  • Using Self Service Site Creation
  • Creating a Site Collection with its own content database
  • Using PowerShell to create site collections
  • Deleting a site collection
  • Creating quota Templates
  • Configuring Quota locks
  • Changing Site Collection Administrators
  • Viewing All Site Collections

Module 7 - Enterprise Content Types & Managed Metadata
In this module, we will look at Findability, Putability, Enterprise Content Types and the Managed Metadata Service (MMS). In SharePoint Server 2007, content types were created, managed and limited by the Site Collection boundaries.

  • Understanding Findability and Putability
  • Content Type Syndication
  • Taxonomy Service
  • Best Practices

Module 8 - Document Management
In this module we are going to look at how SharePoint Server 2010 handles document management. Many new features have been introduced and improved upon since SharePoint 2007 and the following content will be covered in this module.

  • Managing documents in SharePoint 2010
  • Document Centre
  • Routing Documents Using Content Organizational Rules
  • Document IDs and Sets
  • Workflow

Module 9 - Records Management and Information Management Policies
Records management has been expanded in SharePoint 2010 with the introduction of in-place records. In this module you will learn the different aspects of records management using both in-place records and the records centre. You will also learn how information compliance can be configured / managed in SharePoint 2010.

  • Information Management Policies
  • In-Place records management
  • The Record Centre

Module 10 - Search Administration
In this module we cover the search architecture and features in SharePoint 2010 and see how to implement and configure the search service.

  • Search Service Architecture
  • Planning and Implementing Search
  • Managing Search
  • Customizing Search
  • Managing Search at Collaborative Level

Module 11 - People & Social Networking
This module will cover how to meet the business need for social networking: Finding Tacit Information. Social Networking Overview

  • Social Search System Process
  • People Search Improvements
  • My sites

Module 12 - Disaster Recovery
SharePoint 2010 provides several methods to protect your SharePoint information and minimize the loss of information. Not all of these methods are specific to SharePoint.

  • Introductions to Disaster Recovery (DR)
  • SharePoint 2010 Disaster Recovery Tools
  • Backing up SharePoint Content
  • Restoring SharePoint Content
  • High Availability Options
  • Ensuring a Complete Farm Recovery

Module 13 - Working with SharePoint Server 2010 Portals
More than just collaboration or portals – SharePoint is a rich platform upon which to build solution! The rich platform functionality must be presented through the Web interface. This is done through site collections with various lists, libraries, & Web parts. When used to reach audiences, these are often called portals. Here you will see that portals and collaborative spaces can take many forms.

  • SharePoint as a Platform
  • Information Architecture
  • Understanding the Publishing Infrastructure
  • Portal With a Purpose
    Aggregation, Organization & Presentation Tools
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Bring it all Together for a Solution

Module 14 - Upgrading SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010
If you are upgrading SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010.- this module we look at the processes and methods required from the planning stages through to performing an upgrade using any of the available methods in-place upgrade, database attach or performing a hybrid approach. Planning you Upgrade

  • Using Pre-Upgrade Tools
  • Performing an In-Place Upgrade
  • Performing a Database Attach Upgrade
  • Hybrid Upgrade Approach
  • Upgrading Shared Services
  • Using Alternate Access Mapping Redirection

Module 15 - Governance and Information Assurance
Securing & governing SharePoint Server 2010 is a large task. We offer a separate course on this topic but here we give a foundation for developing a SharePoint Server 2010 Governance plan.

  • Foundations of SharePoint Server 2010 Governance
  • Information Assurance with SharePoint Server 2010
  • Information Policies and Auditing
  • Introduction to SharePoint Server 2010 Web Analytics


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