70-331: Core Solutions of SharePoint Server 2013


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70-331: Core Solutions of SharePoint Server 2013

The 70-331: Core Solutions of SharePoint Server 2013 online training course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to configure and manage a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 environment. This course will teach you how to configure SharePoint Server 2013, as well as provide guidelines, best practices, and considerations that will help you optimize your SharePoint server deployment.

Exam Number: 70-331


Mike Vasquez, MCSE, MCP, CISSP

Course Information

Skills Learned

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the key features of SharePoint 2013
  • Design an information architecture
  • Design logical and physical architectures
  • Install and configure SharePoint Server 2013
  • Create web applications and site collections
  • Plan and configure service applications
  • Manage users and permissions
  • Configure authentication for SharePoint 2013
  • Secure a SharePoint 2013 deployment
  • Manage taxonomy
  • Configure user profiles
  • Configure enterprise search
  • Monitor and maintain a SharePoint 2013 environment
  • Understand appropriate command-Line, PowerShell and applicable management shell commands

Who Should Attend This Course

The online training course is targeted at experienced IT Professionals interested in learning how to install, configure, deploy and manage SharePoint Server 2013 installations in either the data center or the cloud. Students typically have more than four years of hands-on experience* planning and maintaining SharePoint and other core technologies upon which SharePoint depends, including Windows Server 2008 R2 or later, Internet Information Services (IIS), SQL Server 2008 R2 or later, Active Directory,  and networking infrastructure services.


An ideal candidate will have at least one year of experience with deploying and administering multiple SharePoint 2010 farms across a large enterprise. Because many customers skipped upgrading from SharePoint 2007, a candidate can also have at least 2 years of experience with SharePoint 2007 and knowledge of the differences between 2007 and 2010, particularly the Service Application model. A candidate can demonstrate the following skills:

  • Software management in a Windows 2008 R2 enterprise server or Windows Server 2012 environment.
  • Deploying and managing applications natively, virtually and in the cloud.
  • Administering Internet Information Services (IIS).
  • Configuring Active Directory for use in authentication, authorization and as a user store.
  • Managing an application remotely using Windows PowerShell 2.0.
  • Connecting applications to Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Implementing Claims-based Security.

Course Outline

Chapter 1: Design a SharePoint topology

  • Design information architecture
  • Design a logical architecture
  • Design a physical architecture
  • Plan a SharePoint Online (Microsoft Office 365) deployment

Chapter 2: Plan security

  • Plan and configure authentication
  • Plan and configure authorization
  • Plan and configure platform security
  • Plan and configure farm-level security

Chapter 3: Install and configure SharePoint farms

  • Plan installation
  • Plan and configure farm-wide settings
  • Create and configure enterprise search
  • Create and configure a Managed Metadata Service (MMS) application
  • Create and configure a User Profile service (UPA) application

Chapter 4: Create and configure web applications and site collections

  • Provision and configure web applications
  • Create and maintain site collections
  • Manage Site and Site Collection Security
  • Manage search
  • Manage taxonomy

Chapter 5: Maintain a core SharePoint environment

  • Monitor a SharePoint environment
  • Tune and optimize a SharePoint environment
  • Troubleshoot a SharePoint environment

Hands-On Labs

Design Information Architecture

  • Create Web Applications and Site Collections
  • Create a Site Column, Site Content Type and List
  • Create Managed Properties in Site Collections
  • Create Managed Metadata Service
  • Create Term Sets
  • Create Query Rule and Promoted Result

Design a Logical Architecture

  • Create a Content Database

Plan and Configure Authentication

  • Configure AD FS to Make the Web Application a Relying Party
  • Configure SharePoint to Trust AD FS as an Identity Provider
  • Configure the Web Application to Use the AD FS Identity Provider
  • Configure Anonymous Access to an Existing SharePoint Site

Plan and Configure Authorization

  • Create Users Group and Add Users to the Group
  • Configure People Picker Properties using STSADM
  • Configure Access Request for Sharing Content
  • Create Custom Permission Levels
  • Enable Anonymous Access to a site

Plan and Configure Platform Security

  • Demonstrate Locking Down SharePoint Sites
  • Configure Antivirus Settings
  • Configure SSL for SharePoint

Plan and Configure Farm Level Security

  • Configure Rights Management in a SharePoint Farm
  • Create a Farm Administration Team
  • Add Administrators for a Service Application
  • Create and Edit Managed Accounts
  • Add a new Blocked file Type
  • Configure Web Part Page Security

Create and Configure a Managed Metadata Service Application

  • Add a Managed Metadata Service to a proxy group using Central Administration
  • Configure Managed Metadata Service to Create Content Hub and Share Term Sets
  • Configure Content type propagation Schedule
  • Add Term Store Administrators
  • Add new custom property to a Term or Term Store


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