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Configuring and Administering Microsoft SharePoint 2010

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Target Audience:

This course is intended for IT Professionals who are experienced Windows Server 2003 or 2008 administrators and are interested in learning how to administer SharePoint 2010. The course is also intended for part time Business Application Administrators (BAAs) who are engaged in the administering line-of-business (LOB) applications in conjunction with internal business customers.

 

Prerequisites:

In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should have experience:

·               Administering Active Directory: creating and managing user and group accounts, delegation of administration, configuring Group Policy

·               Administering network infrastructure: DNS, TCP/IP connectivity

·               General conceptual awareness of Microsoft .NET Framework as it relates to SharePoint 2010

·               Administering SQL Server 2005 or 2008: creating logons, assigning roles, using SQL Management Studio

·               One year experience using Windows PowerShell cmdlets

·               General security and authentication practices

 

Course Outline:

Ø  Module 1: Introducing SharePoint 2010

·               Evaluate the Features of SharePoint 2010

·               Prepare for SharePoint 2010

·               Install SharePoint 2010

·               Advanced Installation of SharePoint 2010

·         Lab : Install SharePoint 2010

·          Exercise 1:  Create Active Directory Accounts for SharePoint

·          Exercise 2:  Install SharePoint Server Prerequisites

·          Exercise 3:  Install SharePoint Server

·          Exercise 4:  Run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard

·          Exercise 5:Configure the Farm with the Farm Configuration Wizard

·          Exercise 6 (Optional): Install a Language Pack

After completing this module, students will be able to:

·         Describe the relationship between SharePoint, Active Directory, and SQL Server

·         Create the accounts and permissions that are required to install SharePoint

·         Identify the role of the Prerequisite Installer

·         Install the first server in a SharePoint farm

Ø  Module 2: Creating a SharePoint 2010 Intranet

·               Perform Initial Farm Configuration

·               Configure the SharePoint Logical Structure

·               Explore the SharePoint Web Application and Physical Architecture

·         Lab : Create a SharePoint 2010 Intranet

·         Exercise 1:  Create a Web Application

·         Exercise 2:  Create a Site Collection

·         Exercise 3:  Create a Site Collection in a New Content Database

·         Describe the high level structure, components, and functioning of the farm

·         Perform configuration of a SharePoint farm using the Farm Configuration Wizard

·         Understand the logical topology of SharePoint web apps, site collections, and sites

·         Experience SharePoint user-facing functionality

·         Create a Web application

·         Create a site collection

·         Configure managed paths

·         Create  a content database

Ø  Module 3: Administering and Automating SharePoint

·               Configure Central Administration

·               Administer SharePoint from the Command Line

·               Automate SharePoint Operations with Windows PowerShell

·         Lab : Automate SharePoint with Windows PowerShell

·         Exercise 1:  Add SharePoint Functionality to Windows PowerShell

·         Exercise 2:  Delegate the Ability to Use Windows PowerShell to Manage SharePoint

·         Exercise 3:  Report Web and Site Collection Properties

·         Exercise 4:  Create Site Collections Using Windows PowerShell

·         Exercise 5:  Create and Update Items

·         Lab : Administer SharePoint with Stsadm

·         Exercise 1: Execute Stsadm Commands

After completing this module, students will be able to:

·         Load Microsoft.SharePoint.Dll into Windows PowerShell 64bit.

·         Create a Windows PowerShell Script to Enumerate Webs

·         Create a Windows PowerShell Script to Create a SharePoint Site

·         Create a Windows PowerShell Script to Create/Update a ListItem

·         Automate common SharePoint tasks with Stsadm

Ø  Module 4: Configuring Content Management

·               Optimize Content Storage and Access

·               Manage Site Content Types and Site Columns

·               Configure the Managed Metadata Service

·         Lab : Configuring List Throttling and Remote BLOB Storage

·          Exercise 1:  Configure List Throttling

·         Exercise 2:  Enable FILESTREAM and Provision the RBS Data Store

·         Exercise 3:  Install RBS on All SharePoint Web and Application Servers

·         Exercise 4:  Configure the Blob Size Threshold for RBS

·         Lab : Configure Managed Metadata

·         Exercise 1:  Configure and Implement Managed Metadata

After completing this module, students will be able to:

·         Configure List Query Thresholds

·         Setup Remote Blog Storage on a Content Database

·         Configure RBS

·         Migrate to and from RBS

Ø  Module 5: Configuring Authentication

·               Classic SharePoint Authentication Providers 

·               Federated Authentication

·         Lab : Configuring Custom Authentication

·         Exercise 1:  Create the ASP.NET Membership Database

·         Exercise 2:  Create a Web Applications that Uses Claim Based Authentication

·         Lab : Configuring Secure Store

·         Exercise 1: Create User Accounts for Access to External Data

·         Exercise 2: Configure Secure Store Services

·         Exercise 3: Configure Secure Store Unattended Accounts

After completing this module, students will be able to:

·         Create a custom authentication store using ASP.NET

·         Configure the default authentication method of a SharePoint Web application to use a custom membership provider

·         Understand how to configure Secure Store service

·         Setup an application to use Secure Store service

Ø  Module 6: Securing Content

·               Administer SharePoint Users and Groups

·               Implement SharePoint Roles and Role Assignments

·               Secure and Audit SharePoint Content

·         Lab : Configuring Security for SharePoint Content

·         Exercise 1:  Managing SharePoint Groups

·         Exercise 2:  Creating Custom Permission Levels

·         Exercise 3:  Managing List and ListItem Permission Inheritance

·         Exercise 4:  Create a Web Application Policy

After completing this module, students will be able to:

·         Add users

·         Enable access requests

·         Configure SharePoint default groups

·         Experience the security trimmed interface

·         Create groups

·         Create custom permission levels

·         Explore Permission Inheritance

·         Assign Roles to Securable Objects

Ø  Module 7: Managing SharePoint Customizations

·               Customize SharePoint

·               Deploy and Manage Features and Solutions

·               Configure Sandboxed Solutions

·         Lab : Administering Features and Solutions

·         Exercise 1:  Administering Features

·         Exercise 2:  Administering Solutions

·         Lab : Administering Sandboxed Solutions

·         Exercise 1:  Administering SandBoxed Solutions

·         Exercise 2:  Modifying SandBoxed Solutions Timer Jobs

·         Exercise 3:  Configuring Sandbox Points

·         Lab : Administering the Developer Dashboard

·         Configure the Developer Dashboard

After completing this module, students will be able to:

·         Describe and manage SharePoint features

·         Describe and manage SharePoint solutions (farm)

·         Describe sandboxed solutions

·         Describe function of sandboxed solution timer jobs

·         Configure sandbox solution resource points

·         Understand the developer dashboard

·         Understand how to enable and disable the developer dashboard

 

Ø  Module 8: Configuring and Securing SharePoint Services and Applications

·               Secure the Enterprise SharePoint Service

·               Secure and Isolate Web Applications

·               Configure Service Applications

·         Lab : Administer SharePoint Services

·         Exercise 1: Administer SharePoint Services

·         Exercise 2: Administer SharePoint Windows Services

·         Lab : Configure Application Security

·         Exercise 1: Configure Web Application and Application Pool Security

·         Exercise 2: Configure SSL Security (Optional)

·         Lab : Administer Service Applications

·         Exercise 1: Explore Service Applications

·         Exercise 2: Create a Service Application

After completing this module, students will be able to:

·         Describe  and configure SharePoint services

·         Describe  and configure SharePoint Windows services

·         Understand SharePoint and SQL Permissions requirements

·         Understand Application Pools and Identities requirements

·         Implement SSL Security

·         Find and manage service applications

·         Install a new service application

Ø  Module 9: Implementing Productivity Service Applications

·               Implement Business Connectivity Services

·               Implement Excel Services Application

·               Implement PerformancePoint Services

·               Implement InfoPath Services

·               Implement Visio Services

·               Implement Access Services

·               Implement Office Web Apps

·         Lab : Implement Office Web Apps

·         Exercise 1:  Install and Configure Office Web Apps

·         Exercise 2:  Configure and Test the Office Web Apps  in a Document Library

After completing this module, students will be able to:

·         Describe Office Web Apps features

·         Install Office Web Apps

Ø  Module 10: User Profiles and Social Networking

·               Configure User Profiles

·               Implement SharePoint 2010 Social Networking Features

·         Lab : Lab 10 A: Configuring User Profiles

·         Exercise 1: Creating a Service Application

·         Exercise 2: Configuring User Profiles

·         Exercise 3: Connecting BDC to SharePoint Profiles

·         Exercise 4: Administering ForeFront Identity Manager

·         Lab : Configuring My Sites

·         Exercise 1:  Configuring My Sites

·         Exercise 2:  Creating a My Site

·         Exercise 2:  Updating a User Profile

·         Exercise 3:  Administering Colleagues

·         Exercise 4:  Configuring Personal and Shared Documents

·         Exercise 5:  Creating A My Site Personal Blog

·         Exercise 6:  Administering My Tags and Notes

After completing this module, students will be able to:

·         Configure user profiles (Active Directory)

·         Configure import connections

·         Configure profile properties

·         Explore ForeFront Identity

·         Configure My Sites

·         Administer a My Site

Ø  Module 11: Administering and Configuring SharePoint Search

·               Configure Search

·               Refine Search

·         Lab : Configure Search

·         Exercise 1: Create and Configure A Content Source

·         Exercise 2: Configure Search Settings

·         Exercise 3: Add and Configure A Search Scope

·         Lab : Refine Search

·         Exercise 1: Configure Relevance

·         Exercise 2: Create Keywords and Best Bets

·         Exercise 3: Configure a Thesaurus

·         Exercise 4: Configure Noise Words

After completing this module, students will be able to:

·         Create and configure content sources

·         Modify the default search settings

·         Create and configure search scopes

·         Tweak relevance algorithms

·         Create keyword & best bets

·         Create and update thesaurus files

·         Create and update noise word files

Ø  Module 12: Installing and Upgrading to SharePoint 2010

·               Install SharePoint Servers and Farms

·               Upgrade to SharePoint 2010

·               Monitor and Troubleshoot installation and upgrade

·               Update SharePoint

·         Lab : Implementing Advanced SharePoint 2010 Installations

·         Exercise 1:  Create a Multi-Server Farm

·         Exercise 2:  Configure SharePoint Server Roles

·         Exercise 3:  Install Language Packs

·         Lab : Scripting a SharePoint 2010 Install

·         Exercise 1:  Creating a SharePoint 2010 Install Script

·         Exercise 2:  Configuring SharePoint 2010 via Scripts

·         Exercise 3:  Creating a SharePoint 2010 Service Applications Script

·         Lab : Implementing SharePoint 2007 Upgrade Requirements

·         Exercise 1:  Defragmenting Content Databases

·         Exercise 2:  Migrating Content Between Databases

·         Exercise 3:  Truncating and Backing Up Content Databases

·         Exercise 4:  Installing Cumulative Update (Oct 2009)

·         Exercise 5:  Analyzing the Upgrade

·         Lab : Upgrading SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010

·         Exercise 1:  Upgrading the SharePoint Binaries

·         Exercise 2:  Implement a Database Attach Upgrade

·         Exercise 3:  Implementing a Visual Upgrade

After completing this module, students will be able to:

·         Create a multi-server farm

·         Configure server roles

·         Install a language pack

·         Install SharePoint 2007 Service Pack 2

·         Install Cumulative Update (Oct 2009)

·         Perform a database attach upgrade

·         Perform a visual upgrade

Ø  Module 13: Implementing Business Continuity

·               Lesson 1: Configure High availability

·               Lesson 2: Backup and Restore SharePoint

·         Lab : Implement a Backup Strategy

·         Exercise 1: Implement a Central Administration Backup Strategy

·         Exercise 2: Implement a Windows PowerShell Backup Strategy

·         Lab : Implement a Restore Strategy

·         Exercise 1: Implement a Central Administration Restore  Strategy

·         Exercise 2: Perform a Partial Restore

After completing this module, students will be able to:

·         Understand backup options

·         Use Central Administration to back up your farm

·         Use Windows PowerShell to back up your farm

·         Restore your SharePoint farm from back up

·         Understand partial restore techniques

Ø  Module 14: Monitoring and Optimizing SharePoint Performance

·               Monitor Performance

·               SharePoint Health Analyzer

·               Usage reports and web analytics

·               Monitor and Optimize SharePoint Performance

·         Lab : Configure Diagnostic Logging

·         Exercise 1: Configure Diagnostic Logging

·         Lab : Administer Logs with the ULS Viewer

·         Troubleshoot Correlation Errors

·         Lab : Configure Health Analyzer Rules

·         Configure Health Analyzer Rules

·         Lab : Build Reports Using the SharePoint Logging Database

·         Exercise 1: Configure the Logging Database

·         Exercise 2: Write Reports with the Logging Database

After completing this module, students will be able to:

·         Configuring diagnostic logging

·         Understand logging levels

·         Enable event throttling

·         Set log file size limits

·         Understand ULS Log file structure

·         Understand when to use the ULS Viewer

·         Explore SharePoint Health Analyzer

·         Understand Health Analyzer rules

·         Identify and monitor system performance bottlenecks.

 

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