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 2013
Understand how SharePoint fits together & the architecture model.
We wil cover four key areas of the SharePoint architecture model:
- Platform architecture
- SharePoint architecture
- Administration architecture
Module 2 - The key features of SharePoint 2013
SharePoint 2013 is a document storage and collaborative working platform
that offers many benefits to organisations. 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 present in 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 SP 2013.
Module 3 - Designing an Information Architecture
Information architecture (IA) defines the structures by which an organization
catalogs information. Designing an IA requires a detailed understanding
of not only the information held in an organization but also the usage,
context, volatility, and governance of the information. A good IA rationalizes
the creation and storage of content and streamlines its surfacing and
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 Server 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 Server 2013 to deploy
an effective information management solution.
Module 4 - Designing a Logical Architecture
This module 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 SharePoint Server 2013 that you must map to business
Requirements gathering, and the development of a solution design, are
a complex area of study. There are a range of structured methods for identifying,
analyzing, and documenting systems and business processes. This module
reviews some of the techniques for analyzing and designing business solutions
for SharePoint Server 2013, rather than any specific structured methodology.
Module 5 - Designing a Physical Architecture
When you design a Microsoft SharePoint 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.
Module 6 - Installing and Configuring SharePoint Server
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.
Module 7 - 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
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
Module 8 - 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 20332A: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013.
Module 9 - Managing Users
Many organizations need to store sensitive or confidential information.
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 includes a complete set of security features,
which you can use to help ensure that users with the appropriate rights
and permissions can access the information they need, can modify the data
they are responsible for, but that they cannot view or modify confidential
information, or information that is not intended for them. The SharePoint
2013 security model is highly flexible and adaptable to your organization's
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
Module 10 - Configuring Authentication for SharePoint
Authentication is the process by which you establish the identity of users
and computers. Authorization controls access to resources by assigning
permissions to users and computers. To provide authorization to consumers
of Microsoft SharePoint content and services, whether they are end users,
server platforms, or SharePoint apps, you first need to verify that they
are who they claim to be. Together, authentication and authorization play
a central role in the security of a SharePoint 2013 deployment by ensuring
that consumers can only access resources to which you have explicitly
granted them access.
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
Module 11 - Securing a SharePoint 2013 Deployment
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 is not just a group of websites?it is
also a site-provisioning engine for intranets, extranets, and Internet
sites, a collection of databases, an application platform, and a platform
for collaboration and social features, as well as being many other things.
In addition to it touching your network, it also touches your line-of-business
applications and Microsoft Active Directory; therefore, it has a large
attack surface to consider and protect. SharePoint 2013 is supplied with
several security features and tools out-of-the-box to help you secure
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.
Module 12 - Managing Taxonomy
In order to organize information and make that information easier to find
and work with, you can label or categorize information. With files and
items in Microsoft SharePoint, you can apply metadata, which could be
a category, a classification, or a tag, in order to organize your content
and make it easier to work with.
In most organizations, the most effective way to implement metadata is
through a defined taxonomy that you have standardized through stakeholder
input. This enables users to select metadata terms from a predefined list,
which provides standard results.
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
Module 13 - Configuring User Profiles
Social computing environments enable organizations to quickly identify
colleagues, team members, and others with similar roles or requirements
in an organization. Social features in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
enable users to quickly gain updates and insight into how other members
of the organization are working and what information or processes people
are developing, along with the progress being achieved.
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
Module 14 - Configuring Enterprise Search
Search has been a cornerstone of Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies
since SharePoint Portal Server 2003. Since those early days, the architecture
of the search service has evolved through the Shared Service Provider
architecture to the service application architecture of SharePoint Server
2010. It has also grown with the addition of FAST technologies. SharePoint
Server 2013 continues this growth by re-architecting the service and integrating
many of the components that were intrinsic to FAST Search to deliver a
more robust and richer experience for IT staff and users.
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.
Module 15 - Monitoring and Maintaining a SharePoint
Careful planning and configuration alone will not guarantee an effective
Microsoft SharePoint 2013 deployment. To keep your SharePoint 2013 deployment
performing well, you need to plan and conduct ongoing monitoring, maintenance,
optimization, and troubleshooting. 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.