20339-1 Planning and Administering SharePoint 2016
10/12/2020 - 10/16/2020
11/16/2020 - 11/20/2020


COURSE COST: $2495.00

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

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This five-day course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to plan and administer a Microsoft SharePoint 2016 environment. The course teaches you how to deploy, administer, and troubleshoot your SharePoint environment. This course also provides guidelines, best practices, and considerations that help you optimize your SharePoint deployment.

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


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

The minimally qualified candidate typically:

* 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 space that includes document management, content management, and search.

The minimally qualified candidate typically:

  • Is an IT professional who plans, implements, and maintains a multi-server deployment of SharePoint 2016.
  • Has a working knowledge of, and preferably hands-on experience, with SharePoint Online.
  • Has broad familiarity with SharePoint 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.


*Course Cost listed does not include the cost of courseware or lunch. Course is subject to minimum enrollment. Course may run virtually as a Live Distance Learning class if minimum enrollment is not met.
Note: This course is eligibile for Microsoft SATVs.


After completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe the key features of SharePoint 2016.
Design an information architecture for a SharePoint 2016 deployment.
Design a logical architecture for a SharePoint 2016 deployment.
Design the physical architecture for a SharePoint 2016 deployment.
Install and configure SharePoint 2016.
Create and configure web applications and site collections.
Plan and configure service applications for a SharePoint 2016 deployment.
Manage users and permissions, and secure content in a SharePoint 2016 deployment.
Configure authentication in a SharePoint 2016 deployment.
Configure platform and farm-level security in a SharePoint 2016 deployment.
Manage information taxonomy in SharePoint web applications and site collections.
Configure and manage user profiles and audiences.

Configure and manage the search experience in SharePoint 2016.
Monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot a SharePoint 2016 deployment.

Module 1: Introducing SharePoint 2016
The key components of a SharePoint deployment
New features in SharePoint 2016
SharePoint 2016 deployment options

Module 2: Designing an information architecture
Identifying business requirements
Understanding business requirements for information architecture
Organizing information in SharePoint 2016
Planning for discoverability
Lab: Designing an information architecture – Part one
Lab: Creating an information architecture – Part two

Module 3: Designing a logical architecture
This module explains how to approach a logical architecture design and how to document it.
Overview of a SharePoint 2016 logical architecture
Documenting your logical architecture
Lab: Designing a logical architecture

Module 4: Designing a physical architecture
Designing the physical requirements of a SharePoint deployment
Designing supporting software for the physical components of a SharePoint deployment
SharePoint farm topologies
Mapping a logical architecture design to a physical architecture design
Lab: Designing a physical architecture

Module 5: Installing and configuring SharePoint 2016
Installing SharePoint 2016
Scripting the installation and configuring a SharePoint 2016 environment
Configuring SharePoint 2016 farm settings
Lab: Provisioning SharePoint 2016
Lab: Configuring SharePoint 2016

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 the service application architecture
Creating and configuring service applications
Lab : Planning and configuring service applications

Module 8: Managing users, permissions, and securing content
Configuring authorization in SharePoint 2016
Managing access to content
Lab: Managing users and groups
Lab: Securing content in SharePoint 2016

Module 9: Configuring authentication for SharePoint 2016
Overview of authentication
Configuring federated authentication
Configuring server-to-server authentication
Lab : Extend your SharePoint 2016 to support Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

Module 10: Securing a SharePoint 2016 deployment
Securing the platform
Configuring farm-level security
Lab: Configuring SharePoint 2016 communication security
Lab : Securing a SharePoint 2016 deployment

Module 11: Managing taxonomy
Managing content types
Understanding managed metadata
Configuring the managed metadata service
Lab: Configuring content-type propagation
Lab: Configuring and using the managed metadata service

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 the Search service
Managing Enterprise Search
Lab: Configuring Enterprise Search
Lab: Optimizing the search experience

Module 14: Monitoring and maintaining a SharePoint 2016 environment
Monitoring a SharePoint environment
Tuning and optimizing a SharePoint environment
Planning and configuring caching
Troubleshooting a SharePoint environment
Lab: Monitoring a SharePoint 2016 deployment
Lab: Investigating page load times