This five-day course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to plan and administer a Microsoft SharePoint 2016 environment. The course teaches you how to deploy, administer, and troubleshoot your SharePoint environment. This course also provides guidelines, best practices, and considerations that help you optimize your SharePoint deployment.
This is the first in a sequence of two courses for IT professionals and is aligned with the SharePoint 2016 IT Pro certification.
The course is targeted at experienced IT professionals who are interested in learning how to install, configure, deploy, and manage SharePoint 2016 installations either in a data center or in the cloud.
Students typically have more than one year of hands-on experience* with planning and maintaining SharePoint and two years’ experience with other core technologies on which SharePoint depends, including Windows Server 2012 R2 or later, Internet Information Services (IIS), Microsoft SQL Server 2014 or later, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), and networking infrastructure services.
The minimally qualified candidate typically:
- Is an IT professional who plans, implements, and maintains a multi-server deployment of SharePoint 2016.
- Has a working knowledge of, and preferably hands-on experience, with SharePoint Online.
- Has broad familiarity with SharePoint workloads.
- Has experience with business continuity management, including data backup, restoration, and high availability.
- Has experience with authentication and security technologies.
- Has experience with Windows PowerShell.
* The hands-on experience or job experience should be from a solutions-based role where the candidate has worked on multiple solutions in the SharePoint space that includes document management, content management, and search.
Before attending this course, students must have knowledge of:
- Software management in a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 enterprise server environment.
- Deploying and managing applications natively, virtually, and in the cloud.
- Administering IIS.
- Configuring AD DS for use in authentication, authorization, and as a user store.
- Managing an application remotely by using Windows PowerShell 4.0.
- Managing databases and server roles in SQL Server.
- Connecting applications to SQL Server.
- Implementing claims-based security.
- Using Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines.
An ideal candidate for this course must have at least one year of experience with deploying and administering multiple SharePoint 2013 farms across a large enterprise. Because many customers have not upgraded from SharePoint 2010, a candidate can also have at least two years of experience with SharePoint 2010. However, they also must understand the differences between SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013, particularly in terms of hybridization.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe the key features of SharePoint 2016.
- Design an information architecture for a SharePoint 2016 deployment.
- Design a logical architecture for a SharePoint 2016 deployment.
- Design the physical architecture for a SharePoint 2016 deployment.
- Install and configure SharePoint 2016.
- Create and configure web applications and site collections.
- Plan and configure service applications for a SharePoint 2016 deployment.
- Manage users and permissions, and secure content in a SharePoint 2016 deployment.
- Configure authentication in a SharePoint 2016 deployment.
- Configure platform and farm-level security in a SharePoint 2016 deployment.
- Manage information taxonomy in SharePoint web applications and site collections.
- Configure and manage user profiles and audiences.
- Configure and manage the search experience in SharePoint 2016.
- Monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot a SharePoint 2016 deployment.
- Key components of a SharePoint deployment
- New features in SharePoint 2016
- SharePoint 2016 deployment options
- Identify the architecture and capabilities of SharePoint 2016.
- Identify new and deprecated features in SharePoint 2016.
- Identify deployment options for SharePoint 2016.
- Identifying business requirements
- Understanding business requirements
- Organizing information in SharePoint 2016
- Planning for discoverability
- Identifying site columns and content types
- Designing a business taxonomy
- Explain how understanding business requirements drives the design of an organizational information architecture.
- Describe the key components available in SharePoint 2016 to deploy an information architecture.
- Plan for discoverability as part of an information architecture deployment.
- Overview of the SharePoint 2016 logical architecture
- Documenting your logical architecture
- Planning a logical architecture
- Producing a logical architecture diagram
- Map business requirements to SharePoint 2016 architecture components.
- Explain the importance of documentation and describe the options for documenting the logical 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
- Designing a physical architecture
- Developing a physical architecture design diagram
- Describe the requirements for the physical components that are needed for a SharePoint 2016 deployment.
- Describe the requirements for the supporting components that are needed for a successful SharePoint 2016 deployment.
- Identify SharePoint farm topologies.
- Map a logical architecture design to a physical architecture design.
- Installing SharePoint 2016
- Scripting installation and configuration of SharePoint
- Configuring SharePoint 2016 farm settings
- Provisioning a SharePoint 2016 farm
- Configuring incoming email
- Configuring outgoing email
- Configuring integration with Office Online Server
- Install SharePoint 2016.
- Deploy and configure SharePoint 2016.
- Script the installation and configuration of SharePoint 2016.
- Configure SharePoint 2016 farm settings.
- Creating web applications
- Configuring web applications
- Creating and configuring site collections
- Creating a web application
- Configuring a web application
- Creating and configuring site collections
- Creating a site collection in a new content database
- Using Fast Site Collection Creation
- Create web applications.
- Configure web applications.
- Create and configure site collections.
- Introduction to the service application architecture
- Creating and configuring service applications
- Provisioning a Managed Metadata Service application with Central Administration
- Provisioning a Managed Metadata Service application with Windows PowerShell
- Configuring the Word Automation Services service application for document conversion
- Configuring service application proxy groups
- Explain the key components and topologies for a SharePoint 2016 service application architecture.
- Plan for service accounts and service application dependencies.
- Understand the purpose of mapping service applications to business requirements.
- Describe how to provision and manage SharePoint 2016 service applications
- Configuring authorization in SharePoint 2016
- Managing access to content
- Creating a web-application policy
- Creating and managing SharePoint groups
- Creating custom permission levels
- Managing permissions and inheritance
- Managing site-collection security
- Enabling anonymous access to a site
- Manage users and permissions in SharePoint 2016.
- Manage access to content in SharePoint 2016.
- Overview of authentication
- Configuring federated authentication
- Configuring server-to-server authentication
- Configuring Microsoft SharePoint 2016 to use federated identities
- Configuring Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) to enable a web application a relying party
- Configuring SharePoint to trust AD FS as an identity provider
- Configuring a web application to use the AD FS identity provider
- Explain the authentication infrastructure of SharePoint 2016.
- Configure claims providers and identity federation for SharePoint 2016.
- Configure server-to-server authentication for SharePoint 2016.
- Securing the platform
- Configuring farm-level security
- Configuring SharePoint Server communication security
- Hardening a SharePoint server farm
- Configuring blocked file types
- Configuring Web Part security
- Implementing security auditing
- Secure a SharePoint 2016 deployment at the platform level.
- Configure farm-level security settings for a SharePoint 2016 deployment.
- Managing content types
- Understanding managed metadata
- Configuring the managed metadata service
- Creating content types for propagation
- Publishing content types across site collections
- Configuring the managed metadata service
- Creating term sets and terms
- Consuming term sets
- Create and manage content types and content-type propagation.
- Explain how to implement managed metadata in SharePoint web applications and site collections.
- Configure the managed metadata service application in SharePoint 2016.
- Configuring the User Profile Service Application
- Managing user profiles and audiences
- Configuring the User Profile Service Application
- Configuring directory import and synchronization
- Configuring My Sites
- Configuring audiences
- Configure the User Profile service application.
- Manage user profiles and audiences.
- Understanding the Search Service Application architecture
- Configuring Enterprise Search
- Managing Enterprise Search
- Configuring the Search Service Application
- Configuring a file share content source
- Configuring a local SharePoint content source
- Creating a search center
- Configuring a result source and a query rule
- Customizing the search experience
- Creating and deploying a thesaurus
- Configuring entity extractors and refiners
- Managing query spelling correction
- Describe the Search service architecture in SharePoint 2016.
- Configure the Search service in SharePoint 2016.
- Manage the search experience in SharePoint 2016.
- Monitoring a SharePoint 2016 environment
- Tuning and optimizing a SharePoint 2016 environment
- Planning and configuring caching
- Troubleshooting a SharePoint 2016 environment
- Configuring usage and health data collection
- Configuring Sharepoint diagnostic logging
- Configuring Health Analyzer rules
- Reviewing usage and health data
- Analyzing network traffic
- Analyzing SharePoint page performance
- Develop and implement a monitoring plan for a SharePoint 2016 environment.
- Tune and optimize a SharePoint 2016 server farm on an ongoing basis.
- Plan and configure caching to improve the performance of a SharePoint 2016 deployment.
- Troubleshoot errors and other issues in a SharePoint 2016 deployment.
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