Duration: 5 Days
Audience: IT Professionals
Technology: SharePoint Server
Delivery Method: Instructor-led
Software Assurance Value: Yes
Microsoft CPE: This is the first in a sequence of two courses for IT Professionals and will align with the first exam (70-331) in the SharePoint Server 2013 IT Pro certification.
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.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe the key features of
Design an information
Design logical and physical
Install and configure
SharePoint Server 2013
Create web applications and
Plan and configure service
Manage users and permissions
Configure authentication for
Secure a SharePoint 2013
Configure user profiles
Configure enterprise search
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.
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.
1: Introducing SharePoint Server 2013
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.
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
Key Components of a SharePoint
New Features in SharePoint 2013
SharePoint 2013 Deployment
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
2: Designing an Information Architecture
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.
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
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.
Organizing Information in
Planning for Discoverability
Lab : Creating an Information Architecture - Part One
Identifying Site Columns and
Lab : Creating an Information Architecture - Part Two
Designing a Business Taxonomy
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.
3: Designing a Logical Architecture
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
Documenting Your Logical
Lab : Designing a Logical Architecture
Plan a Logical Architecture
Produce a Logical Architecture
Map business requirements to
SharePoint 2013 architecture components.
Explain the importance of
documentation and describe the options for documenting logical architecture.
4: Designing a Physical Architecture
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
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
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
Designing a Physical
Develop a Physical Architecture
Describe the physical design
requirements for SharePoint 2013.
Describe the supporting
requirements for a successful SharePoint 2013 physical design.
Identify SharePoint farm
Map a logical architecture
design to a physical architecture design.
5: Installing and Configuring SharePoint Server 2013
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.
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
Scripting Installation and
Configuring SharePoint Server
2013 Farm Settings
Lab : Deploying and Configuring SharePoint Server 2013 -
Provisioning a SharePoint 2013
Lab : Configuring SharePoint Server 2013 Farm Settings
Configuring Outgoing Email
Configuring Integration with
Office Web Apps Server 2013
Install SharePoint 2013.
Configure SharePoint 2013 farm
Script the installation and
configuration of SharePoint 2013.
6: Creating Web Applications and Site Collections
installing your Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 farm, you are ready to begin
deploying sites and content, such as an organizational intranet site.
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
Creating Web Applications
Configuring Web Applications
Creating and Configuring Site
Lab : Creating and Configuring Web Applications
Creating a Web Application
Configuring a Web Application
Lab : Creating and Configuring Site Collections
Creating Site Collections
Creating Site Collections in
New Content Databases
Creating a Warm-up Script
completing this module you will be able to perform the following tasks in
Create web applications.
Configure web applications.
Create site collections.
Configure site collections.
7: Planning and Configuring Service Applications
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.
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
Creating and Configuring
Lab : Planning and Configuring Service Applications
Provisioning a Managed Metadata
Service Application with Central Administration
Provisioning a Managed Metadata
Service Application with Windows PowerShell
Applications for Document Conversions
Configuring Service Application
Explain the key components and
topologies for SharePoint Server 2013 service application architecture.
Describe how to provision and
manage SharePoint 2013 service applications.
8: Managing Users and Permissions
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 needs.
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
Authorization in SharePoint
Managing Access to Content
Lab : Managing Users and Groups
Creating a Web Application
Creating and Managing
Creating Custom Permission
Lab : Securing Content in SharePoint Sites
Managing Permissions and
Managing Site Collection Security
Enable anonymous access to a
Understand and manage
authorization and permissions in SharePoint 2013.
Manage access to content in
9: Configuring Authentication for SharePoint 2013
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.
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
Lab : Configuring SharePoint 2013 to Use Federated
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
Explain the authentication
infrastructure of SharePoint 2013.
Configure claims providers and
identity federation for SharePoint 2013.
authentication for SharePoint 2013.
10: Securing a SharePoint 2013 Deployment
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
(LOB) 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 it.
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
Lab : Hardening a SharePoint 2013 Server Farm
Configuring SharePoint and SQL
Server to Communicate Over Non-Standard Ports
Configuring Firewalls for
SharePoint Server Farms
Lab : Configuring Farm-Level Security
Configuring Blocked File Types
Configuring Web Part Security
Implementing Security Auditing
completing this module you will be able to:
Secure the SharePoint 2013
Configure farm-level security
in SharePoint 2013.
11: Managing Taxonomy
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.
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
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
Managing Term Stores and Term
Lab : Configuring Content Type Propagation
Creating Content Types for
Publishing Content Types Across
Lab : Configuring and Using Managed Metadata Term Sets
Configuring the Managed
Creating Term Sets and Terms
Consuming Term Sets
Describe the function of
content types and explain how to apply them to business requirements.
Describe the function of
managed metadata in SharePoint 2013.
Configure the Managed Metadata
Service and supporting components.
12: Configuring User Profiles
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.
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
Managing User Profiles and
Lab : Configuring User Profiles
Creating a User Profile Service
Configuring Directory Import
Lab : Configuring My Sites and Audiences
Configuring My Sites
Plan for and configure user
profile synchronization with Active Directory Domain Services.
Plan for and configure My Sites
13: Configuring Enterprise 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.
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
Configuring Enterprise Search
Managing Enterprise Search
Lab : Configuring Enterprise Search
Configuring the Search Service
Configuring a File Share
Configuring a Local SharePoint
Creating a Search Center
Lab : Configuring the Search Experience
Optimizing Search Results
Customizing the Search
Describe the core architecture
of the Search service and its supported topologies.
Explain the steps required to
configure the Search service in an enterprise environment.
Describe how to manage and
maintain a well-performing Search environment.
14: Monitoring and Maintaining a SharePoint 2013 Environment
planning and configuration alone will not guarantee an effective Microsoft
SharePoint Server 2013 deployment. To keep your SharePoint 2013 deployment
performing well, you need to plan and conduct ongoing monitoring, maintenance,
optimization, and troubleshooting.
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
Monitoring a SharePoint 2013
Tuning and Optimizing a
Planning and Configuring
Troubleshooting a SharePoint
Lab : Monitoring a SharePoint 2013 Deployment
Configuring Usage and Health
Configuring Health Analyzer
Reviewing Usage and Health Data
Lab : Investigating Page Load Times
Investigating Page Load Times
Analyzing SharePoint Page
Develop and implement a
monitoring plan for a SharePoint 2013 environment.
Tune and optimize a SharePoint
2013 server farm on an ongoing basis.
Plan and configure caching to
improve the performance of a SharePoint 2013 deployment.
Troubleshoot errors and other
issues in a SharePoint 2013 deployment.
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.
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.