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SharePoint 2013 Administration Course

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SharePoint 2013 Customization and Administration

Duration: 5 Days

US Price: $2,595 *California residents and government employees call for pricing.

UK Price: £1,995 *Prices are subject to VAT

CA Price: CDN$2,275 *Prices are subject to GST/HST

Description: This hands-on course teaches students how to deploy, configure, manage and customize the SharePoint 2013 environment. The course begins with a thorough overview of "out-of-the-box" features, and then moves on to SharePoint administration using PowerShell and Central Administration. The course also covers security issues and an introduction to advanced design techniques.

Students learn how to generate new sites using built-in templates,as well as how to create sites from scratch. Popular content components are also covered, including wikis, blogs, team sites, web databases and meeting workspaces.

Included are techniques for using built-in lists to promote information sharing, as well as the creation of custom lists. Document and file management are also covered, including content approval settings, document versioning, and document check-out/check-in. Co-authoring of MS-Office documents is also covered. Students will learn how to use built-in workflows, as well as how to create custom workflows using SharePoint Designer.

Finally, SharePoint social networking features are reviewed. This includes how to configure My Sites, which allows users to manage their own web site content. Also demonstrated are the Tags and Notes feature which allows users to "like" and comment on SharePoint web content. Synchronization of Active Directory user profiles with SharePoint is also covered.

Comprehensive hands on exercises include creation of common SharePoint components such as lists, libraries, blogs, calendars, wikis, announcements and tasks. Students will add custom pages to their SharePoint sites and build navigation systems. Students will also practice implementing business rules and content access permissions. Content security and integrity are emphasized throughout.

Prerequisites: Students should know how to install Windows Server software, as well as how to set up a basic Active Directory forest. This includes the creation of organizational units and user accounts. Students should be able to configure basic NTFS permissions to allow access to shared network folders.

Course Overview:

Installation and Architecture
  • SharePoint Server Hardware Prerequisites
  • Steps to Install and Configure SharePoint
  • Complete Overview of the SharePoint Server Architecture
  • Introduction to the Central Administration Utility
SharePoint Sites
  • SharePoint Sites Overview
  • Creating and Managing Web Applications
  • Creating and Managing Site Collections
  • Browsing Popular Site Templates
  • Creating Sites to Support Teams
  • Understanding and Using SharePoint Web Databases
  • Using Quota Templates to Manage Site Sizes
  • Using Managed Paths to Control URLs
  • Setting up Navigation Systems
  • Importing and Exporting Sites
Effectively Using Lists and Libraries
  • Creating and Customizing Lists and Libraries
  • Using Lists for Information Sharing
  • Supporting File Sharing with Libraries
  • Creating Shared Calendars, Task Lists, Announcements and Other Lists
  • Creating Custom Lists From Scratch and Lists Based on Spreadsheets
  • Creating and Using Surveys
  • Adding Custom Columns to Lists and Libraries
  • Importing Spreadsheets into SharePoint Lists
  • Configuring Content Approval and DocumentCheck-In/Check-Out
  • Managing Major and Minor Document Versions
  • Creating Multiple Views of Lists and Libraries
  • Setting Validation Rules for Lists and Libraries
  • Importing and Exporting Lists and Libraries
Automating Business Rules with Workflows
  • Using Built-in Workflows
  • Configuring Auto-Start Workflows
  • Creating Custom Workflows in SharePoint Designer
  • Managing, Editing and Deleting Workflows
Pages and Web Parts
  • Adding Additional Pages to Sites
  • Understanding SharePoint's Built-in Web Parts
  • Adding Web Parts to Sites
  • Using Web Parts to Display Content on SharePoint Sites
  • Customizing Web-Parts and Pages
  • Creating Wiki Pages, Publishing Pages and Web-Part Pages
  • Creating Site Navigation Systems
Managing Site Appearance
  • Using SharePoint Designer to Edit Sites
  • Safely Removing Unwanted Features From Sites
Microsoft Office Integration
  • Understanding SharePoint's Integration With MS-Office
  • Configuring Office Documents for Co-authoring
  • Displaying MS-Outlook Content
  • Setting Up Shortcuts to SharePoint Libraries
  • Managing Document Sets
Database Integration with Business Connectivity Services (BCS)
  • Understanding Business Connectivity Services (BCS)
  • Displaying Database Records on SharePoint Sites
  • Updating Database Content From SharePoint Lists
  • Storing Login Credentials in the Secure Server Store
Web Application, Site Collection and Site Administration
  • Using Central Administration to Manage Farms
  • Creating, Configuring and Securing Web Applications
  • Monitoring the Health of SharePoint Environments
  • Managing SharePoint Databases
  • Enabling and Disabling Common Site Collection and Site Features
  • Securing Sites, Lists and Libraries
  • Managing User Access at Multiple Levels
  • Configuring Offline Availability
  • Understanding and Configuring Content Caching
SharePoint Administration Using PowerShell
  • Understanding PowerShell
  • Execute PowerShell cmdlets (“Command-Lets”)
  • Setting up Remote PowerShell Connections to SharePoint Servers
  • Getting Syntax Help For PowerShell cmdlets
  • Automating Common Administrative Tasks
  • Administering Remote SharePoint Servers
Data Recovery (Backup and Restore)
  • Understanding SharePoint's Data Recovery Options
  • Backing Up and Restoring Farms
  • Backing Up and Restoring Site Collections and Sites
  • Importing and Exporting SharePoint Sites, Lists and Libraries
  • Using PowerShell to Perform Backup and Restore Operations
SharePoint's Social Networking Features
  • Understanding and Administering My Sites
  • Managing the My Sites Infrastructure
  • Using Tags and Notes
  • Integrating and Synchronization of My Sites with Active Directory User Profiles
  • Understanding Best Practices for SharePoint Social Networking

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