SharePoint 2013: Server Administration

How to correctly plan and maintain a successful SharePoint 2013 deployment from a System Administrator's perspective

This 3 day course will allow the delegate to plan, configure, maintain and manage a freshly-installed SharePoint 2013 environment. The course covers the creation and configuration of common SharePoint 2013 features and services, including portals, content management systems, search facilities and business intelligence connectivity.

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Purpose of this course

If your organisation is wishing to install Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 and you need to know how to do this, this course is for you. SharePoint however is not an out of the box solution though and it requires careful planning across the business (not just the IT department) to get this right.

Who is this course for

This course is for IT Professionals who will be responsible for installing, configuring and maintaining a Microsoft SharePoint 2013 infrastructure; the course can be attended by people who would like to see some of the functionality available in Microsoft SharePoint 2013.

You will learn how to
  • Install SharePoint 2013
  • Perform server administration tasks
  • Complete day-to-day SharePoint administration
  • Use Service Applications
  • Monitor Performance and Diaster Recovery
Benefits for your organisation

The organisation will benefit by having a highly skilled SharePoint Server Administrator able to offer support and advice for the implementation of SharePoint 2013 to ensure the organisation can best use the facilities offered by this highly complex server product.

Benefits for you as an individual

By attending the course you will learn all of the required elements to install, configure and utilise SharePoint 2013 to the fullest! It can also be used as part preparation towards the Microsoft certification path.

SharePoint 2013 Pre-Requisites

Hardware requirements
Software prerequisites
SharePoint prerequisites
Responsibilities of the SharePoint Administrator

SharePoint 2013 Architecture

Physical architecture
Logical architecture
Importance of planning

SharePoint Central Admin

Central Administration website explained
Options and their implications
SharePoint Farms

Service Applications

What are service applications
Service application creation
Service application storage
Service application connections

Web Applications and Site Collections

Web application creation
Web application settings
Web application management
Managed Paths
Site Collection creation
Site Collection management

User Profile Services

What is it for
Configuring Active Directory connection
Configuring Profile Synchronization
Configuring Audiences
Compiling Audiences
Configuring My Sites

Search Service Application

Search concepts
Content sources
Search rules
Search scopes
Search scheduling
Search Reporting

Excel Services and Performance Point Services

What is Excel Services?
What is Performance point services?
How are they created?
How are they configured?
Where these should be used?

BDCS and Secure Store Service Applications

What is it for
Creating a BDCS
Configuring BDCS
BDCS security
Creating SSS
Configuring a SSS
Difference between BDCS\Excel Services\Performance Point Services

SharePoint App Store

What is it for
Configuring the App store
Managing the App store
Managing App store licenses
Allocating Apps to Site Collections

Performance Reporting and Diaster Recovery

Performance monitoring options
Backup strategies
Backup tools
Restoring options

Appendix: Planning a SharePoint 2013 Environment

SharePoint 2013 Planning Considerations
Determining Functional Requirements
Determining Non-Functional Requirements


Delegates should have a good depth of knowledge of Windows 2003/2008 server, including Internet Information Services (IIS), TCP/IP and Domain Name System (DNS). Delegates should also have a basic knowledge of SQL server.

About the Lead Trainer

Jason is one of the technical trainers here at Quanta covering areas such as the CompTIA course track and Microsoft systems and applications. Jason has previously worked as a web designer, system administrator and technical consultant for organisations including a plant nursery and web service provider.

When he’s not at Quanta, Jason is an avid American Football fan and can also occasionally be found singing and dancing with local Amateur Gilbert and Sullivan societies. He does however promise to keep the theatrics to a minimum in the classroom.