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
  • Databases
  • Managed Paths
  • Site Collection creation
  • Site Collection management
User Profile Services
  • What is it for?
  • Configuring Active Directory connection
  • Configuring Profile Synchronisation
  • Configuring Audiences
  • Compiling Audiences
  • Configuring My Sites
Search Service Application
  • Search concepts
  • Content sources
  • Search rules
  • iFilters
  • 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.