Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Expert Administration


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Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Expert Administration

The Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Expert Administration online training course teaches IT Professionals the key concepts, components, and procedures associated with the deployment, configuration, and management of SharePoint 2013. You will learn what’s new in SharePoint 2013 and also how to prepare for a successful installation of SharePoint 2013.

You’ll then learn the proper way to install SharePoint 2013 and how to configure it and maintain it after you have completed the installation.


Doug Bassett, MCITP, MCSE, MCT

Course Information

Skills Learned

After completing this online training course, the student should be able to:

  • Install or upgrade SharePoint 2013 to create your farm
  • Use Central Administration to configure your SharePoint 2013 farm
  • Create Web applications and site collections to host your content
  • Create service applications that provide additional functionality in the SharePoint farm
  • Scaling your SharePoint 2013 farm for better performance and availability
  • Create and manage workflows to provide automated business processes
  • Protecting your data using the available disaster recovery tools in SharePoint 2013
  • Understand appropriate command-Line, PowerShell and applicable management shell commands

Who Should Attend This Course

This Microsoft SharePoint 2013 online training course is for IT Professionals who are either new to SharePoint or have worked with previous versions of SharePoint. Regardless of your level of expertise if you are responsible for deploying, configuring, and maintaining SharePoint 2013 this course will provide you the knowledge necessary to be a successful SharePoint Administrator.


  • Knowledge of a recent Microsoft Windows operating system (2008 or 2012)
  • Familiarity with Active Directory
  • Aware of IIS and DNS functionality
  • Understanding of SQL Server 2008 or 2012

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to SharePoint 2013

  • SharePoint 2013 Features and Capabilities
  • Using SharePoint Sites and Templates
  • Editing Features in SharePoint 2013
  • Working with Lists and Libraries
  • Advanced List Concepts

Module 2: What’s New in SharePoint 2013

  • New Capabilities
  • Deprecated Features
  • System Requirements

Module 3: SharePoint 2013’s Architecture

  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Logical Architecture
  • Service Applications

Module 4: Preparing SQL Server for the SharePoint Installation

  • Introduction to SQL Server
  • Preparing for your SQL Server installation
  • Optimizing SQL Server Instance Settings
  • Optimizing SQL Server Database Settings

Module 5: Installing SharePoint 2013

  • SharePoint Installation Limitations and Considerations
  • Installing SharePoint using the GUI
  • Installing SharePoint using command line utilities
  • Optional Installation Components
  • Verifying the SharePoint Installation

Module 6: Upgrading to SharePoint 2013

  • Understanding SharePoint 2013 Upgrade Strategies
  • Preparing to Upgrade to SharePoint 2013
  • Performing an upgrade to SharePoint 2013
  • Performing post-upgrade Tasks

Module 7: Using Central Administration to Manage SharePoint

  • Introducing Central Administration
  • Understanding the Central Administration Home Page
  • Managing your farm using Central Administration

Module 8: Creating and Managing Service Applications

  • Introducing the built-in service applications
  • Creating service applications
  • Configuration options of service applications
  • Cross-farm service application configuration

Module 9: Understanding the Application Management Center

  • Introducing the Apps concept and components in SharePoint 2013
  • Understanding the Apps architecture
  • Managing Apps in SharePoint 2013

Module 10: Creating and Managing Workflows in SharePoint 2013

  • SharePoint 2013 Workflow Architecture and tools
  • Setting up and configuring SharePoint 2013 workflows
  • Deploying Workflows
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Workflows

Module 11: Creating and Managing Business Data Connections

  • Introduction to the Business Connectivity Services
  • Creating and configuring the Business Connectivity service application
  • Creating an External Content Type using SharePoint Designer 2013

Module 12: Understanding the Search Service Architecture

  • Introducing Search and its architecture
  • Creating the Search service application
  • Configuring and managing search crawls
  • Understanding the search diagnostics
  • Overview of scaling the search service topology

Module 13: Managing the Search Service using PowerShell

  • Deploying Enterprise Search using Windows PowerShell
  • Configuring Enterprise search components using Windows PowerShell
  • Managing Enterprise search components using Windows PowerShell

Module 14: Scaling your SharePoint 2013 Farm

  • Introducing scaling options
  • Understanding and configuring Request Management
  • Scaling at the three different three tiers
  • Plan for redundancy and availability

Module 15: Implementing Data Protection, Recoverability, and High Availability

  • Introducing Disaster Recovery and disaster recovery plans
  • Using SharePoint 2013 disaster recovery tools
  • Performing SharePoint backups and restores
  • Overview of High Availability options in SharePoint 2013

Module 16: Administering the Office 365 SharePoint Environment

  • Overview of the Office 365 Admin Center
  • Managing your SharePoint online tenancy using SharePoint Admin Center
  • Understanding the default Office 365 SharePoint site collections

Hands-On Labs

  1. Creating a Web Application
  2. Creating the Search Service
  3. Adding Content Source to the Search Service Application
  4. Creating and Assigning a Quota Template
  5. Creating User Profile Service and Start UPS Service
  6. Configure UPS for AD Import Create Connection Import Profiles
  7. Deleting and Recovering Documents from Second Stage Recycle Bin
  8. Perform a Backup of a Web App
  9. Performing a Restore of a Web App
  10. Assigning an Administrator to Service Application
  11. Extending a Web Application
  12. Configuring Anonymous Access on a Web App
  13. Registering and Configuring Managed Accounts
  14. Configuring SSSC for MySites Web App
  15. Create Web App Send to Location
  16. Creating and Configuring New Content Database
  17. Creating the MMS
  18. Modifying SQL Server Settings
  19. Add Web Parts to Central Administration Home Page
  20. Create New Web Application and Top Level Site Collection
  21. Create Site Collection Using CA
  22. Blocked File Types


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