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SharePoint 2013 Site Collection and Site Administration - 55033 Course Outline

 (5 days)
Version 2013

Overview
This five-day instructor-led course is intended for power users, who are tasked with working within the SharePoint 2013 environment. This course will provide a deeper, narrowly-focused training on the important and popular skills needed to be an administrator for SharePoint site collections and sites. SharePoint deployment or farm administration skills and tasks, which are required for IT professionals to manage SharePoint 2013, are available in separate Microsoft Official Courseware.

Audience profile
This course is intended for SharePoint site collection administrators, site administrators and power users who are tasked with working within the SharePoint environment.

Prerequisites
Before attending this course, students must have:
Windows client operating system either Windows XP, Windows 7 or Windows 8
Microsoft Office 2007, Office 2010 or Office 2013
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8 or 9

It is recommended students have familiarity with previous versions of SharePoint, though it is not a required prerequisite.

At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Design and implement a company portal structure using SharePoint 2013 objects including sites, libraries, lists and pages
Explain the role of security and permissions throughout SharePoint 2013
Implement guidelines for consistency in building a company portal to aid in the day-to-day administration of content in SharePoint 2013
Enhance the design of and content on a company portal using SharePoint 2013 themes and web parts
Explain the importance of governance for the planning and managing future growth of the SharePoint 2013 implementation
Identify options to integrate data from other systems as well as preserve existing data
Explain the role of social networking in SharePoint 2013 and its impact on collaboration

Course Outline

Module 1: Getting Started with SharePoint 2013
This module introduces SharePoint 2013 concepts to site collection and site administrators. Once administrators can explain basic terminology and how to navigate around SharePoint, they have a solid foundation for the rest of the course.
Lessons
Exploring SharePoint 2013 Site Collection and Site Administrator Roles
Defining SharePoint Terminology
Navigating a SharePoint Site
Interacting with the Ribbon
Creating and Editing Basic Content

Module 2: Planning a Company Portal Using SharePoint 2013
Governance in SharePoint plays a critical role in determining the potential success of a SharePoint deployment. When a greater emphasis is placed on governance, it gives organizations a better chance to succeed in the deployment and maintenance of SharePoint. Each organization must ensure that the proper policies and procedures are in place to keep SharePoint aligned with the overall business goals, even as business needs change. This module introduces the concept of governance and highlights best practices.
Lessons
Defining SharePoint Governance
Working with Information Architecture
Implementing Site Hierarchies

Module 3: Creating a Company Portal
The first major milestone, after planning the company portal, is executing and building the site structure. The site structure includes the components for storing and presenting information namely sites, lists and libraries and apps, which are new to SharePoint 2013. Because the site structure provides the framework for the entire portal, it is essential that site collection administrators have a firm grasp of creating sites, document libraries and lists, as well as managing navigation.
Lessons
Creating a Site Structure
Defining SharePoint Apps
Customizing Lists and Libraries
Explaining Views on Lists and Libraries
Creating Views on Lists and Libraries
Modifying Navigation
Lab : Creating a Structured Company Portal

Module 4: Creating Consistency across Sites
When setting up a SharePoint site collection, it will often involve repeating a certain number of tasks. Site collection administrators can reduce the effort of duplication by creating reusable objects in a central location by using the tools provided. When defining these in a single spot, site collection administrators can more efficiently manage their site collections as well as maintain consistency throughout the site.
Lessons
Defining Site Columns
Defining Content Types
Implementing a Taxonomy
Configuring the Content Organizer
Using Templates to Promote Consistency
Lab : Creating Custom Columns and Content Types
Lab : Implementing a Taxonomy
Lab : Configuring the Content Organizer

Module 5: Securing a Company Portal
This module explains how permissions work within a site collection, and how the tools within SharePoint 2013 are used to manage and maintain them. It is crucial that SharePoint 2013 site collection and site administrators are able to create and manage permissions within SharePoint 2013.
Lessons
Explaining Permissions and Security in SharePoint
Creating SharePoint Groups
Managing Permissions within SharePoint
Sharing versus Traditional Security
Lab : Managing Permissions in SharePoint

Module 6: Customizing the Look of a Portal
This module explains how to design a company portal using out-of-the-box web parts and themes in SharePoint 2013.
Lessons
Changing the Appearance of the Portal
Editing a Page
Working with Web Parts and App Parts
Targeting Audiences with Content
Lab : Adding and Configuring Web Parts
Lab : Connecting Web Parts
Lab : Applying Themes to Your Company Portal

Module 7: Extending a Company Portal
This module covers how companies can extend their SharePoint 2013 environment to include data from other line of business applications using SharePoint Designer 2013. It also explores how companies can leverage SharePoint for records management and eDiscovery.
Lessons
Creating External Content Types
Setting up an eDiscovery Center
Exploring other Records Management Options
Lab : Accessing External Data
Lab : Leveraging Records Management to Preserve Data

Module 8: Leveraging Web Content Management
This module defines the process for using the publishing features of SharePoint 2013 to create rich content pages.
Lessons
Enabling Web Content Management
Managing the Structure of Web Content
Navigating a Site Using Managed Metadata
Configuring a Published Approval Workflow
Lab : Creating a Rich Publishing Site
Lab : Configuring a Published Approval Process
Lab : Implementing a Managed Navigation Site

Module 9: Bridging the Social Gap
An important advancement in SharePoint 2013 is the expansion of social computing features. Many organizations have challenges when working with internal talent management, also known as knowledge management. For example, an organization may need to find an individual with the specific skills and knowledge to assist in completing a task or project. SharePoint 2013 offers a viable platform to help organizations with talent or knowledge management.
Lessons
Configuring Social Features in SharePoint 2013
Creating a Community Site
Lab : Designing a Social Experience in SharePoint 2013
Lab : Creating a Community Site

Module 10: Finding Information Using Search
It is often challenging for many organizations to find information quickly and easily. Users can use the search function within SharePoint 2013 to search across a variety of content sources including documents, people and line of business applications with little to no additional configuration. With a small amount of effort, however, organizations can create a robust search experience that is in alignment with their business needs. In this module, students will learn how to leverage search within SharePoint 2013 to help users more quickly find the information they need.
Lessons
Exploring the Search Features of SharePoint 2013
Configuring the Search Settings
Lab : Configuring an Advanced Search Center
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Create an enterprise Search Center
Customize the Search Center
Module 11: Controlling and Planning for Growth
It is necessary to develop a formal governance plan and committee to maintain quality and consistency in SharePoint. Governance defines policies, procedures and guidelines for how SharePoint will be managed and outlines the roles, responsibilities and actions required to administer and support the SharePoint environment.
Lessons
Reviewing Governance for Site Administration
Discussing the Execution of Governance

Module 12: Administering a Company Portal Built on SharePoint 2013
This module covers other tools and settings in SharePoint 2013. Site collection administrators or site administrators work as part of their day-to-day activities.
Lessons
Exploring Settings for Site Collection Administrators
Exploring Settings for Site Administrators
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Identify additional settings for site collection administrators
Identify additional settings for site administrators
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