Course Overview
Duration: 5 Days
This five-day course will teach you how to plan, configure, and manage the advanced features in a SharePoint 2016 environment. The special areas of focus for this course include implementing high availability, disaster recovery, service application architecture, and Microsoft Business Connectivity Services. This course also focuses on social computing features, productivity, and collaboration platforms and features. Students also will learn about business intelligence solutions, Enterprise Content Management, web content management infrastructure, solutions, and apps. This course also covers how to develop and implement a governance plan, and how to perform an upgrade or a migration to SharePoint 2016.

This is the second in a sequence of two courses for IT Professionals and is aligned with the SharePoint 2016 IT Pro certification.

Who Should Attend
The course is targeted at experienced IT Professionals who are interested in learning how to install, configure, deploy, and manage SharePoint 2016 installations either in a data center or in the cloud.

Students typically should have more than four years of hands-on experience* planning and maintaining SharePoint Server and other core technologies upon which SharePoint depends, including Windows Server 2012 R2 or later, Internet Information Services (IIS), Microsoft SQL Server 2014 R2 or later, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), and networking infrastructure services.

Students should have completed Course 20339-1A: Planning and Administering Microsoft SharePoint 2016, or have gained equivalent knowledge and experience before taking this course.

The minimally qualified candidate typically:

Has a working knowledge of, and preferably hands-on experience, with Microsoft SharePoint Online.

Has broad familiarity with SharePoint Server workloads.

Has experience with business continuity management, including data backup, restoration, and high availability.

Has experience with authentication and security technologies.

Has experience with Windows PowerShell.

The hands-on experience or job experience should be from a solutions-based role where the candidate has worked on multiple solutions in the SharePoint Server space that includes document management, content management, and search.

Course Certifications
This course is part of the following Certifications:

Prerequisites
An ideal candidate for this course must have at least one year experience with deploying and administering multiple SharePoint Server 2013 farms across a large enterprise. The candidate should have completed Course 20339-1A: Planning and Administering Microsoft SharePoint 2016, or should demonstrate equivalent skills

Before attending this course, students must demonstrate the following skills:

At least a one-year experience of mapping business requirements to both logical and physical technical designs.

Working knowledge of network design, including network security.

Software management experience in a Windows Server 2012 R2 enterprise server or Windows Server 2016 environment.

Deploying and managing applications natively, virtually, and in the cloud.

Administering IIS.

Configuring AD DS for use in authentication and authorization, and as a user store.

Managing an application remotely by using Windows PowerShell 2.0 or later.

Connecting applications to SQL Server.

Implementing claims-based security.

Course Objectives
After completing this course, students will be able to:

Describe the core SharePoint 2016 architecture and its new and improved features.

Describe the key hybrid features in SharePoint 2016.

Plan and design a SharePoint 2016 environment to meet requirements for high availability and disaster recovery.

Plan and implement Business Connectivity Services and Secure Store Service.

Configure and manage productivity services for a SharePoint 2016 deployment.

Manage solutions in a SharePoint 2016 deployment.

Plan and configure social computing features.

Plan and configure web content management for an Internet-facing environment.

Plan and configure Enterprise Content Management in a SharePoint 2016 deployment.

Plan and configure business intelligence solutions.

Plan and configure work management, productivity, and collaboration platforms and features.

Perform an upgrade or migration to SharePoint 2016.

Course Content
Module 1: Introduction to SharePoint 2016

This module describes the core architectural components of a SharePoint Server environment and identifies the key new features and changes in SharePoint 2016.

Lessons

The core SharePoint architecture

New features in SharePoint 2016

Lab: Reviewing core Microsoft SharePoint concepts

Configuring SharePoint 2016 farms by using Windows PowerShell

Provisioning service applications by using Windows PowerShell

After completing this module, students will be able to

Describe the core architectural components of a SharePoint Server environment.

Identify the key features and changes in SharePoint 2016

Module 2: Introduction to hybrid scenarios for SharePoint 2016

This module describes the key hybrid features in SharePoint 2016 and the various hybrid options available in SharePoint 2016. This module helps you to understand how to configure a solution that uses an outbound search topology.

Lessons

Exploring the hybrid features in SharePoint 2016

Hybrid architectures in SharePoint 2016.

Configuring a one-way hybrid search and configuring OneDrive for Business.

Lab: Configuring a Microsoft Office 365 tenant

Configuring an Office 365 tenant

Lab: Configuring one-way hybrid search and configuring OneDrive for Business

Configuring an outbound search topology

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the key hybrid features in SharePoint 2016

Describe the various hybrid options available in SharePoint 2016

Configuring a solution that uses an outbound search topology

Module 3: Planning and designing for business continuity management

This module explains how to select an appropriate database server configuration to meet availability requirements. It also describes how to designs a physical architecture and infrastructure to meet high-availability requirements. Finally, this module explains how to develop and implement a backup and restore strategy.

Lessons

Designing database topologies for high availability and disaster recovery

Designing a SharePoint 2016 infrastructure for high availability

Planning for disaster recovery

Lab: Planning for high availability

Planning a Microsoft SQL Server topology & designing SharePoint infrastructure for high availability

Developing a high-availability physical architecture design diagram

Lab: Designing a backup and restore plan and performing a backup and a restore

Creating a backup and restore plan

Testing the backup and recovery process

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 high availability requirements

Develop and implement a backup and restore strategy

Module 4: Planning and implementing Business Connectivity Services and Secure Store Service

This module explains how to configure Business Connectivity Services (BCS) and describes how to configure and manage the Secure Store Service application. It also explains how to you how you can configure and manage BCS models.

Lessons

Configuring BCS

Configuring the Secure Store Service

Managing BCS models

Lab: Managing Business Data Connectivity models

Importing and configuring Business Data Connectivity

Configuring a Secure Store Service target application

Creating profile pages for BDC models

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Configure Business Connectivity Services.

Configure and manage the Secure Store Service application

Configure and manage BCS models

Model 5: Configuring productivity services for a SharePoint deployment

This module describes SharePoint apps and the supporting SharePoint infrastructure. This module also explains how to provision and configure SharePoint apps and app catalogs and how to manage app usage within a SharePoint 2016 deployment. Additionally, this module describes how to provision Microsoft Access Services, Visio Services, Word Automation Services, PowerPoint Automation Services and SharePoint Translation Services.

Lessons

Understanding the SharePoint app architecture

Provisioning and configuring apps and app catalogs

Managing apps

Provisioning productivity services

Lab: Configuring and managing SharePoint apps and app catalogs

Configuring a SharePoint farm to support apps

Creating and configuring a corporate catalog

Deploying and monitoring apps

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe SharePoint app and the supporting SharePoint infrastructure

Provision and configure SharePoint apps and app catalogs

Manage how apps are used within a SharePoint 2016 deployment

Describe how to provision Microsoft Access Services, Word Automation Services, PowerPoint Conversion Services and SharePoint Translation Services

Module 6: Managing solutions in a SharePoint 2016 deployment

This module describes the purpose and structure of SharePoint features and solutions. In addition, it explains how to manage farm solutions in a SharePoint 2016 deployment and how to manage sandbox solutions in a SharePoint 2016 deployment.

Lessons

Understanding the SharePoint solution architecture

Managing farm solutions

Managing sandboxed solutions

Lab: Managing SharePoint 2016 solutions

Configuring sandboxed solution management at the farm level

Configuring sandboxed solution management at the site collection level.

Deploying farm solutions

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the purpose and structure of SharePoint features and solutions

Manage farm solutions in a SharePoint 2016 deployment

Manage sandboxed solutions in a SharePoint 2016 deployment.

Module 7: Connecting People

This module explains how to implement user profiles and configure synchronization for a SharePoint 2016 deployment and how to plan and configure My Site and social features. This module also describes how to configure community sites.

Lessons

Planning user profiles

Enabling My Sites and social features

Building communities

Lab: Configuring profile synchronization and My Sites

Configuring user profile synchronization by using Microsoft Identity Manager 2016

Configuring user profile policies

Configuring My Sites

Lab: Configuring community sites

Creating a community site infrastructure

Configuring community site participation

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Implement user profiles and configure synchronization for a SharePoint 2016 deployment

Plan and configure My Sites and social features

Configure community sites

Module 8: Planning and configuring web content management

This module explains how to plan and configure a web content management infrastructure to meet business requirements. This module also describes how to configure managed navigation and product catalog sites and how to configure support for multilingual sites. Additionally, it explains and how to plan and manage design and customization for publishing sites and how to plan and configure support for mobile users

Lessons

Planning and implementing a web content management infrastructure

Configuring managed navigation and catalog sites

Supporting multiple languages and locales

Planning and managing design and customization

Supporting mobile users

Lab: Configuring managed navigation and catalog sites

Configuring a catalog site

Configuring a publishing site to use catalog content

Lab: Configuring device channels

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

Configure support for multilingual sites

Plan and manage design and customization for publishing sites

Plan and configure support for mobile users

Module 9: Planning and configuring Enterprise Content Management

This module explains how to plan for management of content and documents and how to plan for and configure eDiscovery. Additionally, it describes how to plan for records management and compliance.

Lessons

Planning content management

Planning and configuring eDiscovery

Planning records management

Lab: Configuring eDiscovery in SharePoint 2016

Creating an eDiscovery center

Creating and managing eDiscovery cases

Configuring in-place preservation

Lab: Configuring records management in SharePoint 2016

Creating site-based retention policies

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 business intelligence solutions

This module explains how to plan a business intelligence (BI) architecture for a SharePoint 2016 deployment and how to deploy and manage BI services.

Lessons

Planning a business intelligence architecture

Deploying and managing business intelligence services

Lab: Configuring PowerPivot for SharePoint 2016

Installing and configuring the PowerPivot add-in

Verifying the PowerPivot for SharePoint functionality

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Plan a BI architecture for a SharePoint 2016 deployment.

Deploy and manage BI services

Module 11: Planning and configuring work management and productivity

This module explains how to configure connections to enterprise server platforms and how to plan and configure productivity and collaboration features. This module also explains how to plan and configure composite solutions in SharePoint 2016.

Lessons

Aggregating tasks with the Work Management Service

Planning and configuring collaboration features

Planning and configuring composites

Lab: Configuring project sites

Creating project sites

Configuring project sites

Engaging project teams

Configuring Project Server integration

Lab: Configuring a workflow

Configuring Microsoft Azure Workflow and Microsoft SharePoint Workflow Services

Creating and testing a workflow

After completing this module, students will be able to

Configure connections to enterprise server platforms

Plan and configure productivity and collaboration features

Plan and configure composite solutions in SharePoint 2016

Module 12: Upgrading and migrating to SharePoint 2016

This module explains how to plan and upgrade or migration to SharePoint 2016. In addition, it explains how to manage site collections are how to upgrade them to SharePoint 2016. Finally, the module describes how to upgrade advanced content from SharePoint Server 2013 to SharePoint 2016

Lessons

Preparing for an upgrade or migration

Planning an upgrade process

Planning and managing a site collection upgrade

Upgrading for advanced scenarios

Lab: Performing a content database migration and upgrading from Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

Migrating a content database from SharePoint Server 2013 to SharePoint 2016

Lab: Managing site collection upgrades

Preparing site collections for upgrade

Upgrading site collections

Reviewing farm-level site collection upgrade settings

Migrating a content database from SharePoint Server 2013 to SharePoint 2016

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Prepare for an upgrade or migration to SharePoint 2016

Plan an upgrade or migration process

Manage how site collections are upgraded to SharePoint 2016

Upgrade advanced content from SharePoint Server 2013 to SharePoint 2016