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Why Take 20331 Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server Training?

Microsoft SharePoint is a popular enterprise tool for sharing projects, company information and for internal communication. Any IT Professionals working in IT administration or systems support where SharePoint is used could benefit from this training.

Our SharePoint training course will teach you the knowledge and skills to configure and manage a 10985 Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 environment. You will learn to set-up SharePoint Server 2013. We'll also show you how to provide guidelines, introduce best practices, and take into account other considerations that will help you make best use of your SharePoint server deployment.

On successful completion of the course students will know how to:

  • Articulate the key features of SharePoint 2013
  • Design an information architecture
  • Design logical and physical architectures
  • Implement and set up SharePoint Server 2013
  • Develop 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
  • Maintain a SharePoint 2013 environment

Audience and Prerequisites:

The course is aimed at IT Professionals interested in learning how to install, configure, deploy and manage SharePoint Server 2013 installations in either the data center or the cloud.

This is not an entry-level course. Candidates will typically have four or more years 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.

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.

Certification Requirements

This 20331 training course is one of two that will help prepare for SharePoint Server 2013 IT Pro certification.

Skills and Concepts:

Module 1: Introducing SharePoint Server 2013

In this module, you'll learn core features of SharePoint 2013, new features in this version, and what has been removed. We'll teach you basic structural elements of a farm deployment and how they work together. You will learn about the different deployment options available in SharePoint 2013.


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

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify the capabilities and architecture of SharePoint 2013.
  • Identify new and deprecated features in SharePoint 2013.
  • Identify deployment options for SharePoint 2013.

Module 2: Designing an Information Architecture

Information architecture (IA) lays out how an organization structures its content. IA creation requires in-depth understanding of the information held, how it is used, context, volatility, and governance. A good Information Architecture rationalizes the creation and storage of content, streamlining its discovery and use.

Driven by an organizations' working practices IA design must be platform-neutral. Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 offers a rich and functional platform for creating and configuring efficent IA structures. Sharepoint 2013's extensive use of metadata provides a range of storage, navigation, and retrieval options.

Module 2 focuses on core elements of IA design and functionality available in SharePoint 2013.


  • Identifying Business Requirements
  • Understanding Business Requirements
  • Organizing Information in SharePoint 2013
  • Planning for Discoverability

Lab : Creating an Information Architecture - Part OneLab : Creating an Information Architecture - Part Two

After completing this module, you will be able to:

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

Module 3: Designing a Logical Architecture

Here we teach you logical constructs of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Online. You'll learn the importance of setting up a logical architecture design basing it on your organizations needs before you implement a solution. Module 3 reviews conceptual content, defining a logical IA, and the functionality within SharePoint Server you need to match to your business specifications.


  • Overview of SharePoint 2013 Logical Architecture
  • Documenting Your Logical Architecture

Lab : Designing a Logical Architecture

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Map business requirements to SharePoint 2013 architecture components.
  • Explain the importance of documentation and describe the options for documenting logical architecture.

Module 4: Designing a Physical Architecture

In designing a SharePoint Server 2013 implementation, you need to take into account hardware and farm topology requirements. Server hardware and the number of servers you choose significantly impacts how your implementation meets user needs, how users percieve the overall SharePoint solution. Module 4 covers factors that you should consider in designing the physical architecture of a SharePoint 2013 deployment. This includes the server design, farm topology, and supporting elements. How you implement the physical architecture underpins your SharePoint functionality. It's critical that your physical design fully meets the operational requirements.


  • Designing Physical Components for SharePoint Deployment.
  • Designing Supporting Components for SharePoint Deployments
  • SharePoint Farm Topologies
  • Mapping a Logical Architecture Design to a Physical Architecture Design

Lab : Designing a Physical Architecture

After completing this module, you 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

Having designed your Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 deployment, in module 5 we will show you how to install SharePoint 2013 in various topologies. We'll teach you to configure farm settings, to script the installation and configure your SharePoint 2013 environment.


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

Lab : Deploying and Configuring SharePoint Server 2013 - Part OneLab : Configuring SharePoint Server 2013 Farm Settings

After completing this module, you 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

Module 6 teaches you how to deploy Sharepoint 2013. We'll teach you key concepts and skills related to the logical architecture of SharePoint covering web applications, site collections, sites, and content databases. In tehis module you'll learn to create and configure web applications and to create and configure site collections.


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

Lab : Creating and Configuring Web ApplicationsLab : Creating and Configuring Site Collections. After completing this module you 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

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 20332B: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013.


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

Lab : Planning and Configuring Service Applications

After completing this module, you 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

The SharePoint 2013 security model is highly configurable to your organization’s requirements. We'll teach you about the various authorization and security features in SharePoint 2013 to help you maintain a secure SharePoint environment. You will learn about authorization and permissions, and how to manage access to content in SharePoint 2013.


  • Authorization in SharePoint 2013
  • Managing Access to Content

Lab : Managing Users and GroupsLab : Securing Content in SharePoint Sites

After completing this module, you 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

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

Lab : Configuring SharePoint 2013 to Use Federated Identities

After completing this module, you 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 (LOB) applications and Microsoft Active Directory; therefore, it has a large attack surface to consider and protect. SharePoint 2013 is supplied with several security features and tools out-of-the-box to help you secure it.
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

Lab : Hardening a SharePoint 2013 Server FarmLab : Configuring Farm-Level Security

After completing this module you 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

Lab : Configuring Content Type PropagationLab : Configuring and Using Managed Metadata Term Sets

After completing this module, you 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

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

Lab : Configuring User ProfilesLab : Configuring My Sites and Audiences

After completing this module, you 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

In Module 13 you'll learn how to configure key components of search, and how to manage search functionality in your organization.


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

Lab : Configuring Enterprise SearchLab : Configuring the Search Experience
After completing this module, you 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

In this module we'll cover planning and configuring monitoring a SharePoint 2013 server farm. We'll teach you to tune and optimize your farm. You'll also learn a range of tools and techniques to troubleshoot unexpected problems.


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

Lab : Monitoring a SharePoint 2013 Deployment Lab : Investigating Page Load Times
After completing this module, you 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.


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