MCSA: Windows Server 2012 & MCSE: SharePoint 2013

Code: MCSEBCSP2013
Course duration: 15 days

MCSEBCSP2013 -MCSA: Windows Server 2012 & MCSE: SharePoint 2013 (15 Days)

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 certification shows that you have the primary set of Windows Server skills that are relevant across multiple solution areas in a business environment. TheMCSA: Windows Server 2012certification is a prerequisite for earning theMCSE: Server Infrastructurecertification or theMCSE: Desktop Infrastructurecertification.

Get certified as anMCSE in SharePointand earn recognition for your expertise in helping organize, collaborate, and share information across organizations. SharePoint 2013 is part of the new version of Office, making it easy for people to stay connected, access files anytime, and maintain messaging security.

Microsoft Course 20410

Exam: 70-410- The course is part one, of a series of three courses, which provide the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses in total collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. While there is some cross-over in skillset and tasks across the courses, this course primarily covers the initial implementation and configuration of those core services, such as Active Directory Domain Services, networking services, and initial Hyper-V configuration.

Objectives

At the completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Install and configure Windows Server 2012.
  • Describe Active Directory Domain Services and install a domain controller.
  • Create and configure user, group, and computer objects.
  • Use Windows PowerShell and other command-line tools to create and configure AD DS objects.
  • Configure IPv4 for simple scenarios.
  • Install and configure a DHCP server.
  • Install and configure DNS service.
  • Configure IPv6 for simple scenarios.
  • Configure local storage on a server.
  • Create and secure files shares and shared printers.
  • Create and manage Group Policy objects.
  • Secure Windows Servers by Using Group Policy Objects.
  • Implement Server Virtualization with Hyper-V.

Audience

This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals who have good Windows operating system knowledge and experience and want to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to implement the core infrastructure services in an existing Windows Server 2012 environment. Although students would benefit from having some previous Windows Server experience, they must have good hands-on Windows Client experience with Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • A good understanding of networking fundamentals.
  • An understanding and experience configuring security and administration tasks in an enterprise environment.
  • Experience supporting or configuring Microsoft Windows clients

Course Outline

Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012

This module introduces the new Windows Server 2012 administrative interface. This module covers the different roles and features that are available with the Windows Server 2012 operating system. It also discusses the various installation and configuration options you can use when deploying and configuring Windows Server 2012.

  • Windows Server 2012 Overview
  • Overview of Windows Server 2012 Management
  • Installing Windows Server 2012
  • Post-Installation Configuration of Windows Server 2012
  • Introduction to Windows PowerShell

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe Windows Server 2012.
  • Describe the management tools available in Windows Server 2012.
  • Install Windows Server 2012.
  • Perform post-installation configuration of Windows Server 2012.
  • Perform basic administrative tasks using Windows PowerShell.
Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services

This module introduces Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in Windows Server 2012. It covers general AD DS infrastructure including forests, trees, schema, Global Catalog, Operations Masters. It also covers installing and configuring domain controllers.

  • Overview of AD DS
  • Overview of Domain Controllers
  • Installing a Domain Controller

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the structure of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
  • Describe the purpose of domain controllers.
  • Install a domain controller.
Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects

This module covers configuring Active Directory Objects such as users, groups and computers. The functionality of AD DS Administrative Tools is addressed, in addition to the configuration of user profiles and the process of delegating permissions to perform AD DS administration.

  • Managing User Accounts
  • Managing Group Accounts
  • Managing Computer Accounts
  • Delegating Administration

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Manage user accounts with graphical tools.
  • Manage groups with graphical tools.
  • Manage computer accounts.
  • Delegate permissions to perform AD DS administration.
Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration

This module covers using command-line tools to configure and administer AD DS. It introduces using Windows PowerShell cmdlets for AD DS administration, and using Windows PowerShell to perform bulk AD DS administrative operations.

  • Using Command-line Tools for Administration
  • Using Windows PowerShell for Administration
  • Performing Bulk Operations with Windows PowerShell

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use command-line tools for AD DS administration.
  • Use Windows PowerShell cmdlets for AD DS administration.
  • Perform bulk operations by using Windows PowerShell.
Implementing IPv4

This module covers Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) addressing. It details the various IPv4 components, covers subnetting and supernetting, and discusses configuring and general troubleshooting of IPv4 addresses.

  • Overview of TCP/IP
  • Understanding IPv4 Addressing
  • Subnetting and Supernetting
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the TCP/IP protocol suite.
  • Describe IPv4 addressing.
  • Determine a subnet mask necessary for supernetting or subnetting.
  • Configure IPv4 and troubleshoot IPv4 communication.
Implementing DHCP

This module covers the installation and configuration of DHCP as well as managing a DHCP database. It also covers security and monitoring of DHCP, including auditing and logging.

  • Installing a DHCP Server Role
  • Configuring DHCP Scopes
  • Managing a DHCP Database
  • Securing and Monitoring DHCP

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Install the DHCP server role.
  • Configure DHCP scopes.
  • Manage a DHCP database.
  • Secure and monitor the DHCP server role.
Implementing DNS

This module covers name resolution for Windows Server and clients. It details the installation of a DNS server and configuring Active Directory Integrated DNS zones.

  • Name Resolution for Windows Client and Servers
  • Installing and Managing a DNS Server
  • Managing DNS Zones

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe name resolution for Windows operating system clients and Windows Server servers.
  • Install and manage DNS service.
  • Manage DNS zones.
Implementing IPv6

This module covers understanding and implementing IPv6 addressing. It covers configuration and troubleshooting as well as co-existence with IPv4 using transition technologies.

  • Overview of IPv6
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • Coexistence with IPv6
  • IPv6 Transition Technologies

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the features and benefits of IPv6.
  • Describe IPv6 addressing.
  • Describe IPv6 coexistence with IPv4.
  • Describe IPv6 transition technologies.
Implementing Local Storage

This module covers the storage configuration options for Windows Server 2012, including managing disks and volumes and implementing file systems. It also covers creating and managing storage pools.

  • Overview of Storage
  • Managing Disks and Volumes
  • Implementing Storage Spaces

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the various storage technologies.
  • Manage disks and volumes.
  • Implement Storage Spaces.
Implementing File and Print Services

This module covers securing files, folders and network file shares, in addition to using shadow copies to protect network file shares. It also covers configuring network printing and creating a printer pool.

  • Securing Files and Folders
  • Protecting Shared Files and Folders Using Shadow Copies
  • Configuring Network Printing

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Secure shared files and folders.
  • Protect shared files and folders by using shadow copies.
  • Configure network printing.
Implementing Group Policy

This module covers using Group Policy to centrally manage and apply configuration settings.

  • Overview of Group Policy
  • Group Policy Processing
  • Implementing a Central Store for Administrative Templates

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create and manage Group Policy Objects.
  • Describe Group Policy processing.
  • Implement a central store for administrative templates.
Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects

Increase security in a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure by using Group Policy Objects, AppLocker, and Windows Firewall.

  • Windows Security Overview
  • Configuring Security Settings
  • Restricting Software
  • Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe Windows Security.
  • Configure security settings by using Group Policy.
  • Restrict unauthorized software from running on servers and clients.
  • Configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.
Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

This module describes Microsoft Virtualization technologies. It covers installing and configuring Hyper-V virtual machines, configuring virtual storage, and configuring virtual networks.

  • Overview of Virtualization Technologies
  • Implementing Hyper-V
  • Managing Virtual Machine Storage
  • Managing Virtual Networks

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand and describe Microsoft's virtualization technologies.
  • Implement Hyper-V.
  • Manage virtual machine storage.
  • Manage virtual networks

Microsoft Course 20411

Exam: 70-411- This course is part two, of a series of three courses, which provide the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 Infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses in total will collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. While there is some cross-over in skillset and tasks across the courses this course will primarily cover the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as user and group management, network access and data security.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals who are already very experienced system administrators working in a Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 environment and wish to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to be able to manage and maintain the core infrastructure required for a Windows Server 2012 environment. The key focus for students in this course is to broaden the initial deployment of Windows Server 2012 services and infrastructure and provide the skills necessary to manage and maintain a domain based Windows Server 2012 environment, such as user and group management, network access and data security.

A secondary audience for this course will be candidates looking to take Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012, or are aspiring to acquire the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) credential, either in its own right, or in order to proceed in acquiring the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) credentials, for which the MCSA credential is a pre-requisite.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
  • Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
  • Managing User and Service Accounts
  • Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access
  • Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server role
  • Implementing Network Access Protection? Optimizing File Services
  • Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing
  • Monitoring Windows Server 2012
  • Deploying and Maintaining Server Images
  • Implementing Update Management

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • At least one year experience working with Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of Active Directory and Networking Infrastructure
  • Knowledge equivalent to the learning's covered in the "20410A:Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012" course, as this course will build upon that knowledge

Course Outline

Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

This module covers how to implement a Group Policy infrastructure and then how to configure and manage that infrastructure. It also covers how to Scope GPOs using links, security groups, WMI filters, loopback processing, and Preference targeting as well as covering troubleshooting Policy Application.

  • Understanding Group Policy
  • Implement GPOs
  • Manage Group Policy Scope
  • Group Policy Processing
  • Troubleshooting Policy Application

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement a Group Policy Infrastructure
  • Implement group Policy Objects
  • Manage Group Policy Scope
  • Outline and describe Group Policy Processing
  • Troubleshoot Policy Application
Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

This module covers Implementing Administrative templates, how to configure GPO preferences and folder redirection as well as managing software with Group Policy.

  • Implement Administrative Templates
  • Configure Group Policy Preferences
  • Manage Software with GPSILab: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
  • Deploying Software Using Group Policy
  • Implement Settings Using Group Policy Preferences
  • Configuring Folder Redirection

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement Administrative Templates
  • Configure Group Policy Preferences
  • Manage Software with Group Policy
Managing User and Service Accounts

This module covers how to create and administer user accounts as well as configure user object attributes. It also covers automating user account creation and configuring Managed Service

  • Create and Administer User Accounts
  • Configure User Object Attributes
  • Automate User Account Creation
  • Configure Managed Service Accounts

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create and Administer User Accounts
  • Configure User Object Attributes
  • Automate User Account Creation
  • Configure Managed Service Accounts
Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services

This module covers how to implement Virtualized and Read Only Domains Controllers as well as how to perform common ADDS administrative tasks. The module will also cover how to manage the AD DS database.

  • Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers
  • Implementing Read Only Domain Controllers
  • Administering AD DS
  • Managing the AD DS Database

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement Virtualized Domain Controllers? Implement Read Only Domain Controllers
  • Administer AD DS
  • Manage the AD DS database
Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS

This module covers installing and configuring the DNS server role as well as creating and configuring DNS zones and zone transfers. It will also cover managing and troubleshooting DNS.

  • Installing the DNS Server Role
  • Configuring the DNS Server Role
  • Configuring DNS Zones
  • Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
  • Managing and Troubleshooting DNS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Install the DNS Server Role
  • Configure the DNS Server Role
  • Configure DNS Zones
  • Configure DNS Zone Transfers
  • Manage and Troubleshooting DNS
Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access

This module covers configuring Network Access, creating and configuring VPNs and Network Policies as well as troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access. It will also cover configuration of DirectAccess.

  • Configuring Network Access
  • Configuring VPN Access
  • Overview of Network Policies
  • Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
  • Configuring DirectAccess

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configuring Network Access
  • Configuring VPN Access
  • Overview of Network Policies
  • Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access? Configuring DirectAccess
Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role

This module covers Installing and configuring Network Policy Server as well as RADIUS clients and servers. It will also deal with Network Policy Server authentication methods and monitoring and troubleshooting a Network Policy Server.

  • Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
  • Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
  • NPS Authentication Methods
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Network Policy Server

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
  • Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
  • NPS Authentication Methods
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Network Policy Server
Implementing Network Access Protection

This module will provide an overview Network Access Protection, detailing the functionality and infrastructure requirements. It will also cover configuration, monitoring and troubleshooting NAP.

  • Overview of Network Access Protection
  • How NAP Works
  • Configuring NAP
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand the functionality and requirements of Network Access Protection (NAP)
  • Configure and Implement NAP
  • Monitor and Troubleshoot NAP
Optimizing File Services

This module covers File Server Resource Manager and how to use it to implement Quotas, file screens and Storage Reports. It will also outline how to implement Classification Management and File Management Tasks as well as covering how to implement DFS, DFS Namespaces and configuration and troubleshooting DFS Replication.

  • Overview of FSRM
  • Using FSRM to Manage Quotas, File Screens, and Storage Reports? Implementing Classification Management and File Management Tasks
  • DFS Overview
  • Configuring DFS Namespaces
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting DFS Replication

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement Manage Quotas, File Screens, and Storage Reports using FSRM
  • Implementing Classification Management and File Management Tasks
  • Configuring DFS Namespaces
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting DFS Replication
Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

This module covers how to increase file system security by configuring file encryption with EFS as well as how to enable and implement advanced auditing features.

  • Encrypting Network Files with EFS
  • Configuring Advanced Auditing

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Encrypt network files with EFS
  • Enable and implement advanced audit policies
Deploying and Maintaining Server Images

This module covers the features and functionality of Windows Deployment Services (WDS) as well as providing considerations for its use. It will also cover how to Perform deployments with WDS.

  • Overview of WDS
  • Implementing Deployment with WDS
  • Administering WDS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand the features and functionality of Windows Deployment Services (WDS)
  • Determine the appropriateness of its use in particular situations
  • Perform deployments with WDS
Implementing Update Management

This module covers the features and functionality of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) as well as detailing how to provision updates with WSUS.

  • Overview of WSUS
  • Deploying Updates with WSUS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand the features and functionality of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
  • Deploy Updates with WSUS
Monitoring Windows Server 2012

This module covers the various monitoring tools available in Windows Server 2012. It will cover the use of Performance Monitor as well as how to monitor and successfully utilize Event logs.

  • Monitoring Tools
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Monitoring Event Logs

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe and understand the various monitoring tools available in Windows Server 2012
  • Use Performance Monitor
  • Monitor and successfully utilize Event logs.

Microsoft Course 20412

Exam: 70-412- This course is part three, of a series of three courses, which provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 Infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses in total will collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. While there is some cross-over in skillset and tasks across the three courses this course will primarily cover advanced configuration and services tasks necessary to deploy, manage and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as identity management and identity federation, network load balancing, business continuity and disaster recovery, fault tolerance and rights management.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for IT Professionals who are experienced implementing, managing and maintaining a Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing Enterprise environment, and wish to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to carry out advanced management and provisioning of services within that Windows Server 2012 environment. Students would typically be very experienced System Administrators and should have hands on experience working in a Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 environment.

A secondary audience for this course will be candidates looking to take Exam 70-41 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services, or are aspiring to acquire the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) credential, either in its own right, or in order to proceed in acquiring the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) credentials, for which the MCSA credential is a pre-requisite.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Implementing Advanced Network Services
  • Implementing Advanced File Services
  • Implementing Dynamic Access Control
  • Implementing Network Load Balancing
  • Implementing Failover Clustering
  • Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
  • Implementing Disaster Recovery
  • Implementing Distributed AD DS Deployments
  • Implementing AD DS Sites and Replication? Implementing AD CS
  • Implementing AD RMS
  • Implementing AD FS

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Real world, hands on experience working in a Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 Enterprise environment
  • Real world experience Implementing, Managing and Configuring Active Directory and Networking infrastructure
  • Knowledge equivalent to the learning's covered in "20410A: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012" and "20411A: Administering Windows Server 2012" courses, as this course will build upon that knowledge

Course Outline

Implementing Advanced Network Services

This module covers configuring advanced features in DNS and DHCP with Windows Server 2012 as well as covering IP Address management (IPAM).

  • Configuring Advanced DHCP Features
  • Configuring Advanced DNS Settings
  • Implementing IP Address Management

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure advanced DNS services
  • Configure advanced DHCP services
  • Implement IP Address Management(IPAM)
Implementing Advanced File Services

This module will cover learning how to configure and manage iSCSI and BranchCache as well as Implementing Windows 2012 features that optimize storage utilization such as File Server Resource Manager, File classification and Data Deduplication.

  • Configuring iSCSI Storage
  • Configuring Branch Cache
  • Optimizing Storage Usage

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configuring iSCSI Storage ? Configuring Branch Cache
  • Optimizing Storage Usage
Implementing Dynamic Access Control

This module covers planning and implementing Dynamic Access Control (DAC).

  • Overview of Dynamic Access Control
  • Planning for a Dynamic Access Control Implementation
  • Configuring Dynamic Access Control

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Planning for a Dynamic Access Control Implementation
  • Configuring Dynamic Access Control
Implementing Network Load Balancing

This module covers how to plan and implement Network Load Balancing (NLB). It will cover managing and configuring an NLB cluster and validating High Availabillty for an NLB cluster.

  • Network Load Balancing Overview
  • Configuring a Network Load Balancing Cluster
  • Planning a Network Load Balancing Implementation

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configuring a Network Load Balancing Cluster
  • Planning a Network Load Balancing Implementation
Implementing Failover Clustering

This module covers the Failover Clustering features in Windows Server 2012. It will cover how to implementing Failover Cluster, Configuring highly available applications and services on a failover cluster and how to how to maintain Failover Cluster and how to use new maintenance features such as Cluster Aware Updating (CAU). It will also cover how to implement multi-site failover cluster.

  • Overview of Failover Clustering
  • Implementing a Failover Cluster
  • Configuring Highly-Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster? Maintaining a Failover Cluster
  • Implementing a Multi-Site Failover Cluster

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implementing a Failover Cluster
  • Configuring Highly-Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster
  • Maintaining a Failover Cluster
  • Implementing a Multi-Site Failover Cluster
Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

This module will cover the options for making virtual machines highly available. It will cover how to implement virtual machines in failover cluster deployed on host, options for moving virtual machine or its storage and Provide high level overview about System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012.

  • Overview of the Integration of Hyper-V with Failover Clustering
  • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
  • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machine Movement
  • Managing Hyper-V Virtual Environments by Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Overview of the Integration of Hyper-V with Failover Clustering
  • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
  • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machine Movement
  • Managing Hyper-V Virtual Environments by Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager
Implementing Disaster Recovery

This module covers considerations that must be included when you are implementing a disaster recovery solution, how to Plan and implement a backup solution for Windows Server 2012, Plan and implement server and data recovery using Windows Server Backup and Microsoft Online Backup.

  • Disaster Recovery Overview
  • Implementing Windows Server Backup
  • Implementing Server and Data Recovery

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Disaster Recovery Overview
  • Implementing Windows Server Backup using Windows Server Backup and Microsoft Online Backup
  • Implementing Server and Data Recovery
Implementing Distributed AD DS Deployments

This module will cover the components of a highly complex AD DS deployment such as Implementing a distributed AD DS deployment and Configuring AD DS Forest trusts.

  • Overview of Distributed AD DS Deployments
  • Implementing a Distributed AD DS Deployment
  • Configuring AD DS Trusts

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe and understand Distributed AD DS Deployments
  • Implement a Distributed AD DS Deployment
  • Configure AD DS Trusts
Implementing AD DS Sites and Replication

This module covers how replication works in a Windows Server 2012 AD DS environment. It will include configuring AD DS sites in order to optimize AD DS network traffic and configuring and monitor AD DS replication.

  • Overview of AD DS Replication
  • Configuring AD DS Sites
  • Configuring and Monitoring AD DS Replication

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand and describe AD DS Replication
  • Configure AD DS Sites
  • Configure and Monitoring AD DS Replication
Implementing AD CS

This module covers Describe the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) components and concepts. It covers implementing a certification authority infrastructure, Planning and implementing a certificate template deployment using an AD CS certification authority and Planning and implementing certificate istribution and revocation.

  • Public Key Infrastructure Overview
  • Deploying Certification Authorities
  • Deploying and Managing Certificate Templates
  • Implementing Certificate Distribution and Revocation
  • Managing Certificate Recovery

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand and describe Public Key Infrastructure
  • Deploy Certification Authorities
  • Deploy and Manage Certificate Templates
  • Implement Certificate Distribution and Revocation
  • Manage Certificate Recovery
Implementing AD RMS

This module covers features and functionality of Active Directory Rights Management Service (AD RMS). It will outline how it can be used to achieve content protection, Deploying and managing an AD RMS infrastructure and Configuring content protection using AD RMS.

  • Active Directory Rights Management Overview
  • Deploying and Managing an AD RMS Infrastructure
  • Configuring AD RMS Content Protection
  • Configuring External Access to AD RMS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand and Describe Active Directory Rights Management Service (AD RMS)
  • Deploy and Manage an AD RMS Infrastructure
  • Configure AD RMS Content Protection
  • Configure External Access to AD RMS
Implementing AD FS

This module covers detailing identity federation business scenarios and how AD FS can be used to address such scenarios. It will cover Configuring the AD FS prerequisites and deploying the AD FS services, Implementing AD FS to enable SSO in a single organization, and Implementing AD FS to enable SSO between federated partners.

  • Overview of Active Directory Federation Services
  • Deploying Active Directory Federation Services
  • Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization
  • Deploying AD FS in a Business to Business Federation Scenario

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand and Describe Active Directory Federation Services
  • Deploy Active Directory Federation Services
  • Implement AD FS for a Single Organization
  • Deploy AD FS in a Business to Business Federation Scenario

Microsoft Course 20331

Exam 70-331- 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.

Audience Profile

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.

At Course Completion

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

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 Outline

Module 1: Describe the key features of SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013 is a document storage and collaborative working 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 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 SharePoint 2013.

  • Key Components of a SharePoint Deployment
  • New Features in SharePoint 2013
  • SharePoint 2013 Deployment Options

After completing this module, students 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 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 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 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.

  • Understanding Business Requirements
  • Organizing Information In SharePoint Server 2013
  • Planning for Discoverability

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain how understanding business requirements drives the design of an organizational IA.
  • Describe the key components available in SharePoint Server 2013 to deploy an IA.
  • Plan for discoverability as part of an IA deployment.
Module 3: 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 specifications.

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.

  • Identifying Business Requirements
  • Overview of SharePoint Server 2013 Logical Architecture
  • Documenting Your Logical Architecture

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify business requirements and describe how business requirements affect the logical architecture of a SharePoint Server 2013 deployment.
  • Map business requirements to SharePoint Server 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 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.

  • 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

After completing this module, students 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.

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

After completing this module, students 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.

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

After completing this module, students 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 20332A: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013.

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the key components and topologies for SharePoint Server 2013 service application architecture.
  • Describe how to provision and manage SharePoint 2013 service applications.
Module 8: Managing Users and Permissions

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 needs.

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 SharePoint 2013.

  • Authorization in SharePoint 2013
  • Managing Access to Content

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand and manage authorization and permissions in SharePoint 2013.
  • Manage access to content in SharePoint 2013.
Module 9: Configuring Authentication for SharePoint 2013

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 platforms.

  • Overview of Authentication
  • Configuring Federated Authentication
  • Configuring Server-to-Server Authentication

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the authentication infrastructure of SharePoint 2013.
  • Configure claims providers and identity federation for SharePoint 2013.
  • Configure server-to-server authentication for SharePoint 2013.
Module 10: 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 it.

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.

  • Securing the Platform
  • Configuring Farm-Level Security

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Secure the SharePoint 2013 platform.
  • Configure farm-level security in SharePoint 2013.
Module 11: 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 directly.

  • Managing Content Types
  • Understanding Term Stores and Term Sets
  • Managing Term Stores and Term Sets

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • 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
Module 12: 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 features.

  • Configuring the User Profile Service Application
  • Managing User Profiles and Audiences

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan for and configure user profile synchronization with Active Directory Domain Services.
  • Plan for and configure My Sites and audiences.
Module 13: 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.

  • Understanding the Search Service Architecture
  • Configuring Enterprise Search
  • Managing Enterprise Search

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • 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.
Module 14: Monitoring and Maintaining a SharePoint 2013 Environment

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.

  • Monitoring a SharePoint 2013 Environment
  • Tuning and Optimizing a SharePoint Environment
  • Planning and Configuring Caching
  • Troubleshooting a SharePoint 2013 Environment

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • 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.

Microsoft Course 20332

Exam 70-332- This course examines how to plan, configure, and manage a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 environment. Special areas of focus include implementing high availability, disaster recovery, service application architecture, Business Connectivity Services, social computing features, productivity and collaboration platforms and features, business intelligence solutions, enterprise content management, web content management infrastructure, solutions, and apps. The course also examines how to optimize the Search experience, how to develop and implement a governance plan. and how to perform an upgrade or migration to SharePoint Server 2013.

Audience Profile

The course track 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 cloud. In addition, Business Application Administrators (BAAs) who are engaged in the administering line-of-business (LOB) projects in conjunction with internal business customers would benefit from understanding of managing SharePoint Server 2013.

The training addresses three audiences:

  • Existing SharePoint 2010 customers and partners who need to understand the major changes in SharePoint 2013. In addition there have been other improvements in tools and methodologies.
  • Customer who are new to SharePoint. SharePoint market size is growing significantly and is expected to continue to grow, so there are many new customers with no previous experience.
  • Customers running a previous version of SharePoint (SharePoint 2003 and SharePoint 2007) which did not upgrade to SharePoint 2010, so are not familiar with the architecture of SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint Server 2013.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the core features of SharePoint 2013
  • Plan and design a SharePoint 2013 environment to meet requirements for high availability and disaster recovery
  • Plan and implement a service application architecture for a SharePoint 2013 deployment
  • Configure and manage Business Connectivity Services features in a SharePoint 2013 deployment
  • Plan and configure social computing features
  • Plan and configure productivity and collaboration platforms and features
  • Plan and configure Business Intelligence solutions
  • Optimize the search experience for an enterprise environment
  • Plan and configure enterprise content management in a SharePoint 2013 deployment
  • Plan and configure a web content management infrastructure to meet business requirements
  • Manage solutions in a SharePoint 2013 deployment
  • Configure and manage apps in a SharePoint Server 2013 environment
  • Develop and implement a governance plan for SharePoint Server 2013
  • Perform an upgrade or migration to SharePoint Server 2013

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Completed Course 20331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, successful completion of Exam 70-331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint 2013, or equivalent skills.
  • At least one year's experience of mapping business requirements to logical and physical technical design.
  • Working knowledge of network design, including network security.
  • Experience managing software in a Windows 2008 R2 enterprise server or Windows Server 2012 environment.
  • Deployed and managed applications natively, virtually, and in the cloud.
  • Administered Internet Information Services (IIS).
  • Configured Active Directory for use in authentication, authorization and as a user store.
  • Managed an application remotely using Windows PowerShell 2.0.
  • Connected applications to Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Implemented Claims-based security.

Course Outline

Module 1: Understanding Architecture in SharePoint Server 2013

This module introduces the architectural features that underpin SharePoint Server 2013, both for on-premise and online deployments. This includes an examination of the features that are new in this version, as well as those that have been removed. This module reviews the basic structural elements of a farm deployment, and the different deployment options that are available in SharePoint 2013.

  • Core Components of the SharePoint 2013 Architecture
  • New Features in SharePoint Server 2013
  • SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Online Editions

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the architectural features of SharePoint Server 2013.
  • Identify new and deprecated features in SharePoint 2013.
  • Describe the editions for SharePoint Server 2013 on-premise and SharePoint Online.
Module 2: Designing for Business Continuity Management

This module examine high availability and disaster recovery in SharePoint 2013. When designing high availability and disaster recovery strategies for a SharePoint farm, it is important to understand the different approaches required by each logical tier in the farm. High availability for the database tier requires understanding of how SQL Server provides high availability and the associated requirements. High availability for the application tier can be straightforward for some service applications, while other applications, such as Search, require additional planning and configuration for high availability. The web front end tier will also require additional planning and configuration for high availability, and architects should consider the new SharePoint 2013 request management feature. SharePoint farm disaster recovery has always required considerable planning and understanding of the necessary components and backup tools available. In this regard SharePoint 2013 is no different, and farm administrators should create a disaster recovery plan that states how content and configurations are backed up, how data can be restored, and what backup schedules are required.

  • Designing Database Topologies for High Availability and Disaster Recovery
  • Designing SharePoint Infrastructure for High Availability
  • Planning for Disaster Recovery

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Select an appropriate database server configuration to meet availability requirements.
  • Design a physical architecture and infrastructure to meet availability requirements.
  • Develop and implement a backup and restore strategy.
Module 3: Test the Backup and Restore Process

Service applications were introduced in SharePoint 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. There are several deployment topologies available to you when you plan your service application implementation. These range from a simple, single-farm, single-instance service application model to more complex, cross-farm, multiple-instance designs. What remains most important is that you create a design that matches the needs of your organization's users in terms of performance, functionality, and security.

This module reviews the service application architecture, how to map business requirements to design, and the options for enterprise scale, federated service application architectures.

  • Planning Service Applications
  • Designing and Configuring a Service Application Topology
  • Configuring Service Application Federation

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the service application architecture.
  • Describe the fundamental options of service application design.
  • Describe how to configure a federated service application deployment.
Module 4: Configuring and Managing Business Connectivity Services

Most organizations store information in a variety of disparate systems. In many cases, these organizations want to be able to view and interact with information from these disparate systems from a single interface. This reduces the need for information workers to constantly switch between systems and creates opportunities for power users or analysts to aggregate data from multiple sources.

In SharePoint 2013, Business Connectivity Services (BCS) is a collection of technologies that enable you to query, view, and interact with data from external systems. In this module, you will learn how to plan and configure various components of BCS.

  • Planning and Configuring Business Connectivity Services
  • Configuring the Secure Store Service
  • Managing Business Data Connectivity Models

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan and configure the Business Data Connectivity Service application.
  • Plan and configure the Secure Store Service application.
  • Manage Business Data Connectivity models.
Module 5: Connecting People

When we talk about connecting people in SharePoint 2013 we are really talking about taking people out of their isolated workspaces and giving them the ability and tools to collaborate with other people in the organization such as their work colleagues, peers and executives. It is about finding people with expertise and identifying shared interests and about creating networks of people that share common goals.

In this module, you will learn about the concepts and ways of connecting people in SharePoint 2013. We will examine user profiles and user profile synchronization, social interaction features and capabilities, and communities and community sites in SharePoint 2013.

  • Managing User Profiles
  • Enabling Social Interaction
  • Building Communities

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand and manage user profiles and user profile synchronization in SharePoint 2013.
  • Enable social interaction in SharePoint 2013.
  • Understand and build communities and community sites in SharePoint 2013
Module 6: Enabling Productivity and Collaboration

This module examines how SharePoint 2013 extends the ability of users to work collaboratively and increase productivity through seamless integration with external software platforms, additional SharePoint collaboration features, and the provision of flexible tools, with which users can develop their own solutions to business problems.

  • Aggregating Tasks
  • Planning and Configuring Collaboration Features
  • Planning and Configuring Composites

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain how the integration options for Exchange 2013 and Project Server 2013 improve task aggregation.
  • Describe how to plan and configure SharePoint collaborative and co-authoring options.
  • Describe how to plan and use workflows in SharePoint 2013.
Module 7: Planning and Configuring Business intelligence

Business Intelligence (BI) continues to be an important area for large enterprise organizations. The key to successful BI is the ability to integrate the components that deliver the right information, to the right people, at the right time. SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise Edition provides a range of integrated solutions that enable both users and administrators across an organization to develop BI solutions to fit their business requirements. These BI tools extend beyond SharePoint to provide consistent information management from personal data analysis environments, which use Office Excel, through to departmental or organizational data repositories, which use SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS).

In this module you will see how SharePoint 2013 can deliver BI solutions for your business.

  • Planning for Business Intelligence
  • Planning, Deploying and Managing Business Intelligence Services
  • Planning and Configuring Advanced Analysis Tools

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the SharePoint BI architecture, its components, and how to identify BI opportunities in your organization.
  • Describe how to plan, deploy, and manage the core SharePoint 2013 BI services.
  • Describe the advanced BI options available with SharePoint 2013 and Microsoft SQL Server 2012.
Module 8: Planning and Configuring Enterprise Search

The Search service remains a cornerstone of the SharePoint platform's success. In SharePoint 2013 there have been major changes to the components that make up the service, to increase performance and configurability.

The configuration options in SharePoint Search now enable you to provide greater search result effectiveness by fine-tuning the service in various ways. The introduction of new functionality, such as result types and the increased move towards search-driven navigation mean that the role of the Search administrator has become even more important for business success. Search now enables you to delegate more of this management to site collection administrator and site owner levels, improving Search flexibility without increasing the administrative burden on a few Search service application administrators.

To help you in your management of a Search environment, SharePoint 2013 now incorporates Search analytics and reporting into the Search service, rather than in a separate service application, as was the case in SharePoint Server 2010. The reports available will help you to monitor the service and optimize its configuration.

  • Configuring Search for an Enterprise Environment
  • Configuring the Search Experience
  • Optimizing Search

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the Search service architecture and key areas of configuration.
  • Explain how to configure the Search service to improve the end-user experience.
  • Describe how to use analytics reports to optimize your Search environment.
Module 9: Planning and Configuring Enterprise Content Management

Enterprise content management (ECM) is a set of technologies and features that administrators use to provide some control over sites and content. This could include control over how information is stored, how long information is kept, how information is visible to users while in use, and how information growth is kept under control.

Planning support for your ECM requirements requires a clear understanding of content requirements and how that content supports the organization. This means that, as a best practice, many different organizational roles should have input into the ECM strategy and supporting features.

  • Planning Content Management
  • Planning and Configuring eDiscovery
  • Planning Records Management

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan how to manage content and documents.
  • Plan and configure eDiscovery.
  • Plan records management and compliance.
Module 10: Planning and Configuring Web Content Management

The web content management capabilities in SharePoint Server 2013 can help an organization to communicate and integrate more effectively with employees, partners, and customers. SharePoint Server 2013 provides easy-to-use functionality to create, approve, and publish web content. This enables you to get information out quickly to intranet, extranet, and Internet sites and give your content a consistent look and feel. You can use these web content management capabilities to create, publish, manage, and control a large and dynamic collection of content. As part of ECM in SharePoint Server 2013, web content management can help to streamline your process for creating and publishing web sites.

  • Planning and Implementing a Web Content Management Infrastructure
  • Configuring Managed Navigation and Catalog Sites
  • Supporting Multiple Languages and Locales
  • Enabling Design and Customization
  • Supporting Mobile Users

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan and configure a Web Content Management infrastructure to meet business requirements.
  • Configure managed navigation and product catalog sites.
  • Plan and configure support for multilingual sites.
  • Manage design and customization for publishing sites.
  • Plan and configure support for mobile users
Module 11: Managing Solutions in SharePoint Server 2013

As a SharePoint administrator, it is important to understand the features that are available in SharePoint 2013. However, there are often specific functional requirements that may be part of SharePoint's feature set but are not included in certain site templates. There may also be sites that require repeatable customization of lists or libraries, or custom code deployments that are necessary to add capabilities that are not available out-of-the-box. Developers use features and solutions to add and control these functionality requirements. Administrators, on the other hand, must understand how features and solutions are deployed and managed in order to meet user needs in a SharePoint farm.

  • Understanding the SharePoint Solution Architecture
  • Managing Sandbox Solutions

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe and manage SharePoint features and solutions
  • Manage sandboxed solutions in a SharePoint 2013 deployment
Module 12: Managing Apps for SharePoint Server 2013

SharePoint apps are new to SharePoint 2013 and provide an additional capability to provide application functionality within the context of SharePoint. SharePoint apps supplement the capabilities of farm solutions and sandbox solutions, while providing a user experience that offers a measure of self-service customization capabilities without putting the stability or security of the farm at risk.

  • Understanding the SharePoint App Architecture
  • Provisioning and Managing Apps and App Catalogs

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe SharePoint apps and the supporting SharePoint infrastructure
  • Provision and configure SharePoint apps and app catalogs
  • Manage how apps are used within a SharePoint 2013 deployment
Module 13: Developing a Governance Plan

Governance as it relates to SharePoint can be described as a way of controlling a SharePoint environment through the application of people, policies, and processes. Governance is necessary for all IT systems as a whole, and in particular for SharePoint deployments, which often introduce significant change in business processes, available functionality, and day-to-day working practices.

It is important to understand that governance must reflect the needs of the organization and how it should best use SharePoint. Therefore, the IT department cannot be the only body governing SharePoint; input must come from corporate sponsorship across the organization. The IT department must still act as the technical authority for SharePoint; however, this is just a single part of how SharePoint governance must be brought together from different parts of the organization.

  • Introduction to Governance Planning
  • Key Elements of a Governance Plan
  • Planning for Governance in SharePoint Server 2013
  • Implementing Governance in SharePoint 2013

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the concepts of governance
  • Describe the key elements of a governance plan
  • Plan for governance in SharePoint Server 2013
Module 14: Upgrading and Migrating to SharePoint Server 2013

Upgrading your SharePoint Server 2010 farm(s) to SharePoint 2013 is a major undertaking, so it is important that you carefully plan the upgrade activities. You need to ensure that your upgrade path - moving from version to version - is supported, that you have reviewed the business impact of your upgrade, and that you test your upgrade strategy to ensure business continuity. As with all such activities, preparation is crucial.

In contrast with earlier version of SharePoint, SharePoint 2013 supports only database-attach upgrades for content, but now supports upgrades for some of the databases associated with service applications. You need to plan for these and ensure that you are prepared for any troubleshooting that may be required.

Another change in SharePoint 2013 is the approach to upgrading site collections. These are upgraded separately from the data and service applications. You can also delegate the upgrade tasks to site collection administrators.

  • Preparing Upgrade or Migration Environment
  • Performing the Upgrade Process
  • Managing Site Collection Upgrade

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe how to plan and prepare for your upgrade.
  • Explain the steps involved in data and service application upgrades.
  • Describe the process for upgrading site collections.

Guaranteed to Run

2018-03-20 09:00 to 2018-03-23 17:00
Palm Beach County Florida (Instructor-Led)
2018-03-19 09:00 to 2018-03-23 17:00
Secaucus, New Jersey (Virtual Instructor-Led)
2018-03-01 09:00 to 2018-03-02 17:00
Palm Beach County Florida (Instructor-Led)

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