20331 Core Solutions of Microsoft® SharePoint® Server 2013
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COURSE COST: $2495.00

COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to configure and manage a Microsoft® SharePoint Server 2013 environment. This course will teach you how to configure SharePoint Server 2013, as well as provide guidelines, best practices, and considerations that will help you optimize your SharePoint server deployment.

This is the first in a sequence of two courses for IT Professionals and will align with the first exam in the SharePoint Server 2013 IT Pro certification.


The course 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 the cloud.Students typically have more than four years of hands-on experience planning & maintaining SharePoint and other core 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 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.
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.

    *Course Cost listed does not include the cost of courseware. Please refer to your Invoice for any additional cost. If you have any questions, please contact us (learn@vtec.org or 207-775-0244). Course is subject to minimum enrollment. This course may run as a virtual instructor led course if minimum enrollment is not met. This course is entitled to a free retake. Please refer to the retake policy.


    Module 1: Introducing SharePoint Server 2013
    Key Components of a SharePoint Deployment
    New Features in SharePoint 2013
    SharePoint 2013 Deployment Options

    Module 2: Designing an Information Architecture
    Identifying Business Requirements
    Understanding Business Requirements
    Organizing Information in SharePoint 2013
    Planning for Discoverability
    Lab : Creating an Information Architecture - Part One
    Lab : Creating an Information Architecture - Part Two

    Module 3: Designing a Logical Architecture
    Overview of SharePoint 2013 Logical Architecture
    Documenting Your Logical Architecture
    Lab : Designing a Logical Architecture

    Module 4: Designing a Physical Architecture
    Designing Physical Components for SharePoint Deployments
    Designing Supporting Components for SharePoint Deployments
    SharePoint Farm Topologies
    Mapping a Logical Architecture Design to a Physical Architecture Design
    Lab : Designing a Physical Architecture

    Module 5: Installing and Configuring SharePoint Server 2013
    Installing SharePoint Server 2013
    Scripting Installation and Configuration
    Configuring SharePoint Server 2013 Farm Settings
    Lab : Deploying and Configuring SharePoint Server 2013 - Part One
    Lab : Configuring SharePoint Server 2013 Farm Settings

    Module 6: Creating Web Applications and Site Collections
    Creating Web Applications
    Configuring Web Applications
    Creating and Configuring Site Collections
    Lab : Creating and Configuring Web Applications
    Lab : Creating and Configuring Site Collections

    Module 7: Planning and Configuring Service Applications
    Introduction to Service Application Architecture
    Creating and Configuring Service Applications
    Lab : Planning and Configuring Service Applications

    Module 8: Managing Users and Permissions
    Authorization in SharePoint 2013
    Managing Access to Content
    Lab : Managing Users and Groups
    Lab : Securing Content in SharePoint Sites

    Module 9: Configuring Authentication for SharePoint 2013
    Overview of Authentication
    Configuring Federated Authentication
    Configuring Server-to-Server Authentication
    Lab : Configuring SharePoint 2013 to Use Federated Identities

    Module 10: Securing a SharePoint 2013 Deployment
    Securing the Platform
    Configuring Farm-Level Security
    Lab : Hardening a SharePoint 2013 Server Farm`
    Lab : Configuring Farm-Level Security

    Module 11: Managing Taxonomy
    Managing Content Types
    Understanding Term Stores and Term Sets
    Managing Term Stores and Term Sets
    Lab : Configuring Content Type Propagation
    Lab : Configuring and Using Managed Metadata Term Sets

    Module 12: Configuring User Profiles
    Configuring the User Profile Service Application
    Managing User Profiles and Audiences
    Lab : Configuring User Profiles
    Lab : Configuring My Sites and Audiences

    Module 13: Configuring Enterprise Search
    Understanding the Search Service Architecture
    Configuring Enterprise Search
    Managing Enterprise Search
    Lab : Configuring Enterprise Search
    Lab : Configuring the Search Experience

    Module 14: Monitoring and Maintaining a SharePoint 2013 Environment
    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