Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 (M20332)


5 Days


Employees of federal, state and local governments; and businesses working with the government.

Course Description

In this class, you will learn how to design, configure, and manage a SharePoint Server 2013 environment and perform an upgrade/migration from SharePoint 2010. You will focus on advanced solutions of SharePoint 2013, including the design of business continuity services (high availability and disaster recovery). You will plan and configure business connectivity services, people collaboration, business intelligence, enterprise and web content management, manage solutions and apps for SharePoint Server 2013, and develop a governance plan.

What You’ll Learn

  • Core features of SharePoint 2013
  • Plan and design a SharePoint 2013 environment that meets the requirements of high availability and disaster recovery
  • Plan and implement a service application architecture for a SharePoint 2013 deployment
  • Configure and manage business connectivity services features in a SharePoint 2013 deployment
  • Plan and configure social computing features
  • Plan and configure Business Intelligence solutions
  • Optimize the search experience for an enterprise environment
  • Plan and configure enterprise content management in a SharePoint 2013 deployment
  • Plan and configure a web content management infrastructure to meet business requirements
  • Manage solutions in a SharePoint 2013 deployment
  • Configure and manage apps in a SharePoint Server 2013 environment
  • Develop and implement a governance plan for SharePoint Server 2013
  • Perform an upgrade or migration to SharePoint Server 2013

Who Needs to Attend

  • IT Professionals who are interested in installing, configuring, deploying, and managing SharePoint Server 2013 installations, in either the data center or in the cloud
  • Existing SharePoint users who want to learn about the improvements in tools and methodologies of SharePoint 2013 and those who want to learn the architecture of SharePoint 2013 to upgrade or migrate from previous versions of SharePoint 2003 and 2007
  • Business application administrators (BAAs) who already have a basic knowledge of the SharePoint platform and want to understand how to manage SharePoint Server 2013 when administering line-of- business projects in conjunction with internal business customers


  • Minimum of one year experience mapping business requirements to logical and physical technical design
  • Experience of network design, including network security
  • Experience in managing software in a Windows 2008 R2 enterprise server or Windows Server 2012 environment
  • Experience deploying and managing applications natively, virtually, and in the cloud, managing applications remotely using Windows Powershell 2.0 and connected applications to Microsoft SQL Server
  • Experience administering Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • Experience configuring Active Directory for use in authentication, authorization, and as a user store
  • Experience implementing claims-based security
  • Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 (M20331)

Course Outline

1. Architecture in SharePoint Server 2013

  • Core components of the SharePoint 2013 architecture
  • New features
  • SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Online Editions

2. Designing for Business Continuity Management

  • Designing data base topologies for high availability and disaster recovery
  • Designing SharePoint infrastructure for high availability
  • Planning for disaster recovery

3. Testing the Backup and Restore Process

  • Planning service applications and configuring Service Application Federation
  • Designing and configuring a service application topology

4. Configuring and Managing Business Connectivity Services

  • Planning and configuring business connectivity services
  • Configuring the secure store service
  • Managing business data connectivity models

5. Connecting People

  • Manage user profiles
  • Enabling social interaction and building communities

6. Enabling Productivity and Collaboration

  • Aggregating tasks
  • Planning and configuring collaboration features and composites

7. Planning and Configuring Business Intelligence

  • Planning, deploying, and managing business intelligence services
  • Planning and configuring advanced analysis tools

8. Planning and Configuring Enterprise Search

  • Configuring Search for an enterprise environment
  • Configuring the Search experience
  • Optimizing Search

9. Planning and Configuring Enterprise Content Management

  • Planning content and records management
  • Planning and configuring eDiscovery

10. Planning and Configuring Web Content Management

  • Planning and implementing a web content management infrastructure
  • Configuring managed navigation and catalog sites
  • Supporting multiple languages, locales, and mobile users
  • Enabling design and customization

11. Managing Solutions in SharePoint Server 2013

  • SharePoint Solution Architecture
  • Managing sandbox solutions

12. Managing Apps for SharePoint Server 2013

  • SharePoint App Architecture
  • Provisioning and managing apps and app catalogs

13. Developing a Governance Plan

  • Elements of governance planning
  • Planning and implementing governance in SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint 2013

14. Upgrading and Migrating to SharePoint Server 2013

  • Preparing the upgrade or migration environment
  • Performing the upgrade process and manage site collection upgrade


Lab 1: Review Core SharePoint Concepts
Lab 2: Plan and Perform Backups and Restores

  • Create and test a backup and restore plan and process

Lab 3: Plan a Service Application Architecture
Lab 4: Federate Service Applications between SharePoint Server Farms

  • Create a service application instance
  • Establish trust relationships between SharePoint Farms
  • Publish and consume service applications

Lab 5: Configure Business Connectivity Services and the Secure Store Service
Lab 6: Manage Business Data Connectivity Models

  • Configure secure store service target application
  • Import and configure BDC Models

Lab 7: Configure Profile Synchronization and My Sites
Lab 8: Configure Community Sites
Lab 9: Configure Project Sites

  • Create and configure project sites
  • Engage project teams

Lab 10: Configure Workflow

  • Configure Windows Azure Workflow and SharePoint Workflow Services
  • Create and test a workflow

Lab 11: Configure Excel Services
Lab 12: Configure PowerPivot and Power View for SharePoint
Lab 13: Plan an Enterprise Search Deployment
Lab 14: Manage Search Relevance in SharePoint Server 2013

  • Configure a thesaurus, entity extractors, and refiners
  • Configure query spelling correction and company name extraction

Lab 15: Configure eDiscovery in SharePoint Server 2013

  • Create and configure an eDiscovery Center
  • Discover and preserve content
  • Query and export content

Lab 16: Configure Records Management in SharePoint Server 2013
Lab 17: Configure Managed Navigation and Catalog Sites

  • Configure product catalog sites
  • Configure cross-site publishing and publishing sites

Lab 18: Configure Device Channels
Lab 19: Manage Solutions

  • Configure Sandboxed Solution Management at the farm and site collection levels
  • Deploy farm solutions

Lab 20: Configure and Manage SharePoint Apps

  • Configure a SharePoint Farm to support apps
  • Create and configure a corporate app catalog
  • Deploy and monitor apps

Lab 21: Develop a Plan for Governance
Lab 22: Manage Site Creation and Deletion

  • Create and publish site policies
  • Enable and manage self-service site creation

Lab 23: Perform a Database-Attach Upgrade

  • Import the SharePoint 2010 databases
  • Migrate and upgrade a service application and content database

Lab 24: Manage Site Collection Upgrades