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Designing a Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Infrastructure

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Target Audience:

This course is intended for IT Professionals who use Microsoft SharePoint 2010 in a team-based, medium-sized to large environment.

While they may have implemented a SharePoint deployment, they have limited experience in designing a SharePoint infrastructure.

They likely work as senior administrators. Members of this audience should have at least 6 months experience with SharePoint 2010 (including pre-released versions of the product).

Prerequisites:

Before attending this course, students must have:

 

·               At least 2 years experience administering, deploying, managing, monitoring, upgrading, migrating, and designing SharePoint servers

·               At least one year’s experience of mapping business requirements to logical and physical technical design

·               Working knowledge of network design, including network security

·               Completed course 10174A: TS ITPro: Configuring and Managing Microsoft SharePoint 2010, or have equivalent knowledge and experience.

 


Course Outline:

Ø  Module 1: Designing a Logical Architecture

·               Identifying Business Requirements

·               Overview of SharePoint 2010 Logical Architecture

·               Documenting Your SharePoint 2010 Environment

·               Documenting the Logical Architecture

·         Lab : Designing a Logical Architecture

·         Mapping Business Requirements to a Logical Architecture Design

·         Creating a Logical Architecture Diagram

After completing this module, students will be able to:

·         Identify business requirements and describe how business requirements affect the logical architecture of a SharePoint 2010 deployment.

·         Map business requirements to SharePoint 2010 architecture components.

·         Explain the importance of documentation and describe the options for documenting logical architecture.

·         Describe how to document a logical architecture design.

Ø  Module 2: Planning a Service Application Architecture

·               Introduction to the Service Application Architecture in SharePoint 2010

·               Service Application Architecture and Components

·               Topologies for Service Applications

·               Mapping Service Applications to Your Logical Architecture

·         Lab : Planning a Service Application Architecture

·         Identifying and Designing Service Applications

·         Creating Service Applications and Assigning Proxy Groups

After completing this module, students will be able to:

·         Describe the service application architecture in SharePoint 2010 and list the available service applications.

·         Describe the components and options that are available in the service application architecture in SharePoint 2010.

·         Describe some of the topology options for service applications and their respective benefits.

·         Describe how to map and document business requirements to service applications.

Ø  Module 3: Planning for Performance and Capacity

·               Principles of Performance Planning

·               Designing for Performance

·               Principles of Capacity Planning

·               Designing for Capacity

·         Lab : Planning for Capacity and Performance

·         Creating a Performance Plan

·         Creating a Capacity Plan

After completing this module, you will be able to:

·         Describe the principles of designing to maximize performance.

·         Create a SharePoint 2010 performance design that mitigates performance problems.

·         Describe how capacity planning affects the design of a SharePoint 2010 implementation.

·         Create a SharePoint 2010 farm design that caters for current and future capacity demands.

Ø  Module 4: Designing a Physical Architecture

·               Designing Physical Components for SharePoint Deployments

·               Designing Supporting Components for SharePoint Deployments

·               SharePoint Farm Topologies

·               Mapping a Logical Architecture Design to a Physical Architecture Design

·         Lab : Designing a Physical Architecture

·         Planning the Physical Architecture

·         Troubleshooting a Name Resolution Problem

After completing this module, you will be able to:

·         Describe the physical design requirements for SharePoint 2010.

·         Describe the supporting requirements for a successful SharePoint 2010 physical design.

·         Identify SharePoint farm topologies.

·         Map a logical architecture design to a physical architecture design.

Ø  Module 5: Designing a Security Plan

·               Designing to Secure SharePoint 2010

·               Planning for Service Accounts

·               Planning Security for Users and Groups

·               Planning for SSL

·         Lab : Designing a Security Plan

·         Designing for Least-Privilege Security

·         Identifying and Resolving Potential Security Issues

·         Granting Read Access to the Production Auditors Group

After completing this module, you will be able to:

·         Describe the security architecture in SharePoint 2010 and the importance of the principle of least privilege.

·         Identify and plan security for core service accounts.

·         Describe the considerations for implementing security for users and groups.

·         Explain the options for implementing Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) in SharePoint 2010.

Ø  Module 6: Planning Authentication

·               Overview of Authentication

·               Introduction to Claims-based Authentication

·               Selecting Authentication Methods

·         Lab : Planning Authentication

·         Planning Authentication for Contoso, Ltd

·         Enabling Claims-Based Authentication

After completing this module, you will be able to:

·         Describe the different authentication and authorization methods that SharePoint 2010 uses.

·         Describe claims-based authentication in SharePoint 2010.

·         Select the most appropriate authentication method for a given SharePoint 2010 design.

Ø  Module 7: Planning Managed Metadata

·               Metadata in SharePoint 2010

·               Overview of Content Types

·               Mapping Managed Metadata to Business Requirements

·         Lab : Planning Managed Metadata

·         Designing Content Types and a Term Set Framework

·         Creating the Managed Metadata Service Application

·         Importing Term Sets

·         Publishing a Content Type

After completing this module, you will be able to:

·         Describe the function of managed metadata in SharePoint 2010.

·         Describe the function of content types and explain how to apply them to business requirements.

·         Match the managed metadata architecture in SharePoint 2010 to business requirements.

Ø  Module 8: Planning Social Computing

·               Overview of Social Computing

·               Planning for Social Computing Functionality in SharePoint 2010

·               Planning for the User Profile Service

·         Lab : Planning Social Computing

·         Planning User Profiles

·         Configuring User Profile Synchronization

After completing this module, you will be able to:

·         Describe the social computing functionality that is available in Microsoft SharePoint 2010.

·         Describe how the social computing functionality in SharePoint 2010 meets business needs.

·         Plan user profiles for providing social computing functionality.

Ø  Module 9: Designing an Enterprise Search Strategy

·               Overview of SharePoint 2010 Search Architecture

·               Search Topologies in SharePoint 2010

·               Capacity and Performance Planning for Search

·               Mapping Business Requirements to Search Design

·         Lab : Designing an Enterprise Search Strategy

·         Planning for Search

·         Planning Physical Topology

·         Creating Search Service Applications

·         Configuring Search

After completing this module, you will be able to:

·         Describe the search architecture and process in SharePoint 2010.

·         Describe the topologies that are available in SharePoint 2010 to service a range of search requirements across business models.

·         Plan and document enterprise search for capacity and performance.

·         Describe how to map business requirements to the SharePoint Enterprise and FAST search architectures.

Ø  Module 10: Planning Enterprise Content Management

·               Overview of Enterprise Content Management

·               Planning Tasks for Content Management

·               Planning Features and Policies for Content Management

·               Planning Web Content Management

·         Lab : Planning Enterprise Content Management

·         Developing a Content Management Plan

·         Enabling and Configuring Document IDs and Content Organizer

·         Configuring Retention Policies and Records Management

After completing this module, you will be able to:

·         Describe the core functionality of ECM in SharePoint Server 2010 that influences your design.

·         Describe the major steps that you should take when you plan a content management solution in SharePoint Server 2010.

·         Describe the considerations for planning features and policies for content management for SharePoint Server 2010.

·         Describe how to plan for Web content management in SharePoint Server 2010.

Ø  Module 11: Planning a SharePoint 2010 Implementation of a Business Intelligence Strategy

·               Overview of Business Intelligence Principles

·               Planning Data Access by Using BCS

·               Planning SharePoint 2010 Business Intelligence Solutions

·               Planning for Reporting and Presentation

·         Lab : Planning a SharePoint 2010 Implementation of a Business Intelligence Strategy

·         Planning the SharePoint Business Intelligence Implementation

·         Creating a BI Center and Enabling Excel Services

After completing this module, you will be able to:

·         Describe the principles of BI.

·         Describe how to plan for data access by using BCS.

·         Describe data and security planning concerns for key BI tools.

·         Describe the roles of SQL Server Reporting Services and the BI Center in reporting and presenting BI components.

Ø  Module 12: Developing a Plan for Governance

·               Overview of Governance

·               Key Elements of a Governance Plan

·               Planning for Governance in SharePoint Server 2010

·               Governance Implementation Features and Policies in SharePoint Server 2010

·         Lab : Developing a Plan for Governance

·         Creating a Governance Plan

·         Implementing the Governance Plan

After completing this module, you will be able to:

·         Describe the concept of governance.

·         Describe the key elements of a governance plan.

·         Plan for governance in SharePoint Server 2010.

·         Describe the governance implementation features and policies in SharePoint Server 2010.

Ø  Module 13: Designing a Maintenance and Monitoring Plan

·               Principles of Maintenance and Monitoring

·               Creating a Maintenance Plan for SharePoint 2010

·               Creating a Monitoring Plan for SharePoint 2010

·               Considerations for the Maintenance and Monitoring of Associated Technologies

·         Lab : Designing a Maintenance and Monitoring Plan

·         Resolving an Error in SharePoint 2010

·         Splitting a Content Database

After completing this module, you will be able to:

·         Describe the essential principles of a maintenance and monitoring plan.

·         Create a maintenance plan for SharePoint 2010.

·         Create a monitoring plan for SharePoint 2010.

·         Describe the considerations for developing a maintenance and monitoring plan that incorporates technologies that support SharePoint 2010.

Ø  Module 14: Planning Business Continuity

·               Overview of Business Continuity Management

·               Developing a Business Continuity Plan for SharePoint Server 2010

·               Creating a Backup and Restore Plan for SharePoint Server 2010

·         Lab : Planning Business Continuity

·         Creating a Backup and Restore Plan

·         Testing the Recovery Process

After completing this module, you will be able to:

·         Describe business continuity management.

·         Describe how to develop a business continuity plan for SharePoint Server 2010.

·         Describe how to create a backup and restore plan for SharePoint Server 2010.

Ø  Module 15: Planning for Upgrading to SharePoint 2010

·               Identifying Upgrade Scenarios

·               Planning Your Upgrade

·               Upgrade Considerations

·         Lab : Planning for Upgrading to SharePoint 2010

·         Creating an Upgrade and Migration Plan

After completing this module, you will be able to:

·         Describe the range of upgrade requirement options and the available upgrade methods.

·         Describe how to plan an upgrade to SharePoint 2010.

·         Explain the key upgrade considerations.

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