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Configuring and Managing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 - 10174 Course Outline

 (5 days)
Version 2010

The course teaches students how to install, configure and administer SharePoint, and also manage and monitor sites and users by using SharePoint 2010.

Audience Profile
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.

At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Prepare for and install SharePoint 2010
Configure the fundamental service and logical components of a SharePoint implementation
Administer SharePoint using the user interface, the command line, and Windows PowerShell
Manage content in Lists and Libraries
Administer identities and authentication
Secure content in SharePoint sites
Manage customizations to a SharePoint implementation
Configure SharePoint services and applications
Configure SharePoint social networking features
Manage SharePoint search
Configure farms, servers, service applications, and web applications
Install, upgrade, configure, and operate a SharePoint farm
Configure high availability and recoverability
Monitor and optimize SharePoint performance

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

Module 1: Introducing SharePoint 2010
The goal of this module is to enable students to prepare for and install the first server in a SharePoint 2010 farm.

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

Module 2: Creating a SharePoint 2010 Intranet
The goal of this module is to enable students to configure and administer the fundamental components of a SharePoint farm, including its configuration, logical structure, user-facing features, and underlying engine.

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

Module 3: Administering and Automating SharePoint
The goal of this module is to enable students to apply the full range of options for administering and automating SharePoint: Central Administration, STSADM, and PowerShell. The module also introduces students to the logs, which are mentioned in several subsequent modules and are detailed in Module 14.

Configure Central Administration
Administer SharePoint from the Command Line
Automate SharePoint Operations with PowerShell

Lab : Automate SharePoint with 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

Module 4: Configuring Content Management
The goal of this module is to enable students to manage content (lists, libraries, items and documents)

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

Module 5: Configuring Authentication
The goal of this module is to enable students to administer authentication to SharePoint web applications.

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

Module 6: Securing Content
The goal of this module is to enable students to manage security of SharePoint content within a web application.

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

Module 7: Managing SharePoint Customizations
The goal of this module is to enable students to manage customizations to the SharePoint environment.

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

Module 8: Configuring and Securing SharePoint Services and Applications
The goal of this module is to enable students to manage the SharePoint service as a whole, as well as individual services and service 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

Module 9: Managing SharePoint Services and Applications

Implement Business Connectivity Services
Implement Excel Services
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

Module 10: Configuring User Profiles and Social Networking
The goal of this module is to enable students to manage user profiles, My Sites, and social content

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

Module 11: Administering SharePoint Search
The goal of this module is to enable students to configure 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

Module 12: Installing and Upgrading to SharePoint 2010
The goal of this module is to enable students to install and upgrade to SharePoint 2010 in a variety of scenarios, and to keep SharePoint 2010 up-to-date.

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

Module 13: Implementing Business Continuity
The goal of this module is to enable students to configure business continuity for SharePoint

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

Module 14: Monitoring and Optimizing SharePoint Performance
The goal of this module is to enable students to monitor SharePoint performance, health, and usage, and to identify and remediate performance and health problems.

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
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