Course Overview
Duration: 5 Days
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.

Who Should Attend
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.

Course Certifications
This course is part of the following Certifications:

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 Objectives
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

Course Content
Module 1: Understanding the SharePoint Server 2013 Architecture

This module introduces the architectural features that underpin Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, both for on-premises 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

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

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 regards, 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

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

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

Lab : Planning a Service Application Architecture

Lab : 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

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

Lab : Configuring BCS and the Secure Store Service

Lab : 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

Talking about connecting people in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 really means 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. You 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

Lab : Configuring Profile Synchronization and My Sites

Lab : 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

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

Lab : Configuring Project Sites

Lab : 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

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. Microsoft 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 Microsoft 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

Lab: Configuring Excel Services

Lab: 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 SharePoin