Duration: 5 Days
Audience: IT Professionals
Technology: SharePoint Server
Delivery Method: Instructor-led
Software Assurance Value: Yes
Microsoft CPE: 70-332 Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
five-day 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.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe the core features of
Plan and design a SharePoint
2013 environment to meet requirements for high availability and disaster
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
Plan and configure productivity
and collaboration platforms and features
Plan and configure Business
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
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
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.
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
Reviewing Core SharePoint Concepts
· Reviewing Core SharePoint Concepts
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
This module examines 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
· Designing SharePoint Infrastructure for High Availability
· Planning for Disaster Recovery
Planning and Performing Backups and Restores
· Create a Backup and Restore Plan
· Test the Backup and Restore Process
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
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
· Planning Service Applications
· Designing and Configuring a Service Application Topology
· Configuring Service Application Federation
Planning a Service Application Architecture
· Planning a Service Application Topology
Federating Service Applications between SharePoint Server Farms
· Creating a Service Application Instance
· Establishing Trust Relationships between SharePoint Farms
· Publishing and Consuming Service Applications
Explain the service application
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
Configuring BCS and the Secure Store Service
· Configuring the Business Data Connectivity Service Application
Managing Business Data Connectivity Models
· Configuring a Secure Store Service target application
· Importing and Configuring BDC Models
Plan and configure the Business
Data Connectivity Service application.
Plan and configure the Secure
Store Service application.
Manage Business Data
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
· Managing User Profiles
· Enabling Social Interaction
· Building Communities
Configuring Profile Synchronization and My Sites
· Configuring Profile Synchronization
· Configuring My Sites
Configuring Community Sites
· Creating a Community Site Infrastructure
· Configuring Community Site Participation
Understand and manage user
profiles and user profile synchronization in SharePoint 2013.
Enable social interaction in
Understand and build
communities and community sites in SharePoint 2013
Module 6: Enabling Productivity and
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
· Aggregating Tasks
· Planning and Configuring Collaboration Features
· Planning and Configuring Composites
Lab : Configuring
· Creating Project Sites
· Configuring Project Sites
· Engaging Project Teams
· Configure Windows Azure Workflow and SharePoint Workflow Services
· Creating and Testing a Workflow
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 (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
Configuring Excel Services
· Provisioning Excel Services
· Configuring External Data Access
· Configuring Data Connections
Configuring PowerPivot and Power View for SharePoint
· Configuring PowerPivot for SharePoint
· Configuring Power View for SharePoint
Explain the SharePoint BI
architecture, its components, and how to identify BI opportunities in your
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
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
Planning an Enterprise Search Deployment
· Planning a Search Solution
Managing Search Relevance in SharePoint Server 2013
· Configuring a Thesaurus
· Configuring Entity Extractors and Refiners
· Configuring Query Spelling Correction
· Configuring Company Name Extraction
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
· Planning Content Management
· Planning and Configuring eDiscovery
· Planning Records Management
Configuring eDiscovery in SharePoint Server 2013
· Creating and Configuring an eDiscovery Center
· Discovering and Preserving Content
· Querying and Exporting Content
Configuring Records Management in SharePoint Server 2013
· Configuring In-Place Records Management
Plan how to manage content and
Plan and configure eDiscovery.
Plan records management and
Planning and Configuring Web Content Management
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
Configuring Managed Navigation and Catalog Sites
· Configuring Product Catalog Sites
· Configuring Cross-Site Publishing
· Configuring Publishing Sites
Configuring Device Channels
· Configuring Device Channels
Plan and configure a Web
Content Management infrastructure to meet business requirements.
Configure managed navigation
and product catalog sites.
Plan and configure support for
Manage design and customization
for publishing sites.
Plan and configure support for
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
· Configuring Sandboxed Solution Management at the Farm Level
· Configuring Sandboxed Solution Management at the Site Collection
· Deploying Farm Solutions
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
Configuring and Managing SharePoint Apps
· Configuring a SharePoint Farm to Support Apps
· Creating and Configuring a Corporate App Catalog
· Deploying and Monitoring Apps
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
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
Developing a Plan for Governance
· Creating a Governance Plan
Managing Site Creation and Deletion
· Creating and Publishing Site Policies
· Enabling and Managing Self-Service Site Creation
Describe the concepts of
Describe the key elements of a
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
Performing a Database-Attach Upgrade
· Import the SharePoint 2010 Databases
· Migrating and Upgrading a Service Application
· Migrating and Upgrading a Content Database
Managing Site Collection Upgrades
· Preparing Site Collections for Upgrade
· Upgrading Site Collections
Describe how to plan and
prepare for your upgrade.
Explain the steps involved in
data and service application upgrades.
Before attending this course, students must have:
Course 20331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, successful
completion of Exam 70-331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint 2013, or
least one year’s experience of mapping business requirements to logical and
physical technical design.
knowledge of network design, including network security.
managing software in a Windows 2008 R2 enterprise server or Windows
Server 2012 environment.
and managed applications natively, virtually, and in the cloud.
Internet Information Services (IIS).
Active Directory for use in authentication, authorization and as a user
an application remotely using Windows PowerShell 2.0.
applications to Microsoft SQL Server.