Class Schedule

Why You Should Take 20332 Training:

About This Course

In this five-day course we'll show you how to design, configure, and manage a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 environment. This course covers more advanced aspects of deployment including:

  • Implementation of 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

The Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 course also examines optimizing the search experience, how to plan and implement a governance plan, and how to upgrade or migration to SharePoint Server 2013.

Audience and Prerequisites

This TrainACE training class is aimed at IT Professionals with some technical experience. Candidates will be looking to learn how to plan, configure, install and manage SharePoint Server 2013 environments in a data center or the cloud. Business Application Administrators (BAAs) who administer line-of-business (LOB) projects in conjunction with internal business customers would find this course useful in understanding the management of SharePoint Server 2013.

The training addresses three audiences:

  • Current SharePoint 2010 administrators and users who need to understand major changes in SharePoint 2013.
  • IT professionals who are unfamliar with SharePoint.
  • Existing SharePoint customers running older versions

Typically successful candidates for this exam have four or more years of hands-on experience in planning and maintaining SharePoint. This includes experience working with core technologies which SharePoint depends upon, including (e.g., Windows Server 2008 R2 or later, Internet Information Services (IIS), Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 or later, Active Directory, and networking infrastructure services).

Related Careers

This certification will benefit people looking for roles in Sharepoint Administration.

Skills and Concepts:

Module 1: Understanding the SharePoint Server 2013 Architecture

Module 1 introduces architectural components that bolster Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, for internal and online impementations. Examination of features, new in this version, are included. Module 1 appraises basic structural elements of farm deployment, and other deployment options available in SharePoint 2013.


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

Lab : Reviewing Core SharePoint Concepts

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 Business Continuity Management Strategies

In Module 2 you will review high-availability and disaster recovery options available in SharePoint 2013. While designing recovery strategies for a SharePoint farm, it is critical to understand available approaches required by each logical tier in the farm. You will learn how to create a disaster recovery plan that defines how your information and configurations are backed up, how your content 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

Lab : Planning and Performing Backups and Restores

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: Planning and Implementing a Service Application Architecture

In this module we will show you how the service application architecture works, how to map your organizations business requirements to design, and options for enterprise scale, federated service application architectures.


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

Lab : Planning a Service Application ArchitectureLab : Federating Service Applications between SharePoint Server Farms

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

SharePoint 2013, Business Connectivity Services (BCS) are a set of technologies that allow you to search, view, and interact with data from external systems. Most organizations use multiple, dispaterate systems to manages thier content. This Module will show you how to configure Shareoint 2013 to work with them.


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

Lab : Configuring BCS and the Secure Store ServiceLab : 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

In this module, we'll teach you the concepts and ways of connecting people in SharePoint 2013. We'll review user profiles and user profile synchronization, social interaction functionality, and Sharepoint 2013 communities and community sites.


  • Managing User Profiles
  • Enabling Social Interaction
  • Building Communities

Lab : Configuring Profile Synchronization and My SitesLab : Configuring Community Sites

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

Module 6 reviews how SharePoint 2013 enables users to collaborate - increasing productivity by utilizing external software integration, other SharePoint collaboration functionality, and use of flexible tools, with which users can develop their own business solutions.


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

Lab : Configuring Project SitesLab : Configuring Workflow

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

In this Module we'll teach you to plan and configure SharePoint Server 2013 to deliver Business Information (BI) solutions that fit you organizations needs. The Sharepoint 2013 BI tools go beyond SharePoint to provide consistent information management from other environments, including those that use Microsoft Excel, organizational data repositories, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS).


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

Lab : Configuring Excel ServicesLab : Configuring PowerPivot and Power View for SharePoint

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

In this module, you'll review configuration options of SharePoint Search enabling you to deliver greater search results by fine-tuning the implementation.


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

Lab : Planning an Enterprise Search DeploymentLab : Managing Search Relevance in SharePoint Server 2013

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

This module examines Enterprise Content Management (ECM) functionality, which allows administrators to offer some control over sites and content. This includes overseeing how information is stored, the length of time it is kept, its visibility, and how to keep information growthunder control.


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

Lab : Configuring eDiscovery in SharePoint Server 2013Lab : Configuring Records Management in SharePoint Server 2013

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

In Module 10 we'll show you how to use Sharepoint 2013 functionality to manage web content, helping your organization to communicate and integrate more effectively with employees, partners, and customers.


  • 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

Lab : Configuring Managed Navigation and Catalog SitesLab : Configuring Device Channels

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

In Module 11 you will learn about the more customizable components of SharePoint 2013. We will cover capabailities available to you that are not out-of-the-box and explore how to customize your deployment to suit your business.


  • Understanding the SharePoint Solution Architecture
  • Managing Sandbox Solutions

Lab : Managing 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 Microsoft SharePoint Server 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

Lab : Configuring and Managing SharePoint Apps

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 2013
  • Implementing Governance in SharePoint 2013

Lab : Developing a Plan for GovernanceLab : Managing Site Creation and Deletion

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 Microsoft 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 it 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 the Upgrade or Migration Environment
  • Performing the Upgrade Process
  • Managing a Site Collection Upgrade

Lab : Performing a Database-Attach UpgradeLab : Managing Site Collection Upgrades

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.


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