Configuring and Administering Microsoft SharePoint 2010

  • Overview
  • Prequisites
  • Course Details
  • Description

    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.
  • Prerequisites

    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 Details

    MS 10174

    5 Days

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

    • 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
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Describe the relationship between SharePoint, Active Directory, and SQL Server
    • Create the accounts and permissions that are required to install SharePoint
    • Identify the role of the Prerequisite Installer
    • Install the first server in a SharePoint farm

    Module 2: Creating a SharePoint 2010 IntranetThe 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.Lessons

    • 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
    • Describe the high level structure, components, and functioning of the farm
    • Perform configuration of a SharePoint farm using the Farm Configuration Wizard
    • Understand the logical topology of SharePoint web apps, site collections, and sites
    • Experience SharePoint user-facing functionality
    • Create a Web application
    • Create a site collection
    • Configure managed paths
    • Create  a content database

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

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

    Lab : Automate SharePoint with Windows 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
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Load Microsoft.SharePoint.Dll into Windows PowerShell 64bit.
    • Create a Windows PowerShell Script to Enumerate Webs
    • Create a Windows PowerShell Script to Create a SharePoint Site
    • Create a Windows PowerShell Script to Create/Update a ListItem
    • Automate common SharePoint tasks with Stsadm

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

    • 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
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Configure List Query Thresholds
    • Setup Remote Blog Storage on a Content Database
    • Configure RBS
    • Migrate to and from RBS

    Module 5: Configuring Authentication

    The goal of this module is to enable students to administer authentication to SharePoint web applications.

    Lessons

    • 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
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Create a custom authentication store using ASP.NET
    • Configure the default authentication method of a SharePoint Web application to use a custom membership provider
    • Understand how to configure Secure Store service
    • Setup an application to use Secure Store service

    Module 6: Securing ContentThe goal of this module is to enable students to manage security of SharePoint content within a Web application.Lessons

    • 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
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Add users
    • Enable access requests
    • Configure SharePoint default groups
    • Experience the security trimmed interface
    • Create groups
    • Create custom permission levels
    • Explore Permission Inheritance
    • Assign Roles to Securable Objects

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

    • 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
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Describe and manage SharePoint features
    • Describe and manage SharePoint solutions (farm)
    • Describe sandboxed solutions
    • Describe function of sandboxed solution timer jobs
    • Configure sandbox solution resource points
    • Understand the developer dashboard
    • Understand how to enable and disable the developer dashboard

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

    • 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
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Describe  and configure SharePoint services
    • Describe  and configure SharePoint Windows services
    • Understand SharePoint and SQL Permissions requirements
    • Understand Application Pools and Identities requirements
    • Implement SSL Security
    • Find and manage service applications
    • Install a new service application

    Module 9: User Profiles and Social Networking

    The goal of this module is to enable students to manage user profiles, My Sites, and social content

    Lessons

    • Configure User Profiles
    • Implement SharePoint 2010 Social Networking Features

    Lab : Lab 9 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 : Lab 9B: 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
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Configure user profiles (Active Directory)
    • Configure import connections
    • Configure profile properties
    • Explore ForeFront Identity
    • Configure My Sites
    • Administer a My Site

    Module 10: Administering and Configuring SharePoint SearchThe goal of this module is to enable students to configure SharePoint Search.Lessons

    • 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
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Create and configure content sources
    • Modify the default search settings
    • Create and configure search scopes
    • Tweak relevance algorithms
    • Create keyword & best bets
    • Create and update thesaurus files
    • Create and update noise word files

    Module 11: Implementing Office Web AppsThe goal of this module is to enable students to configure specific service applications.Lessons

    • Implement Business Connectivity Services
    • Configuring Excel Services Application
    • Understanding PerformancePoint Services
    • Configuring InfoPath Forms Services
    • Implementing Visio Services Features
    • Implementing Access Services
    • Implementing Office Web Apps

    Lab : Implement Office Web Apps

    • Exercise 1:  Installing and Configuring Office Web Apps
    • Exercise 2:  Configuring and Testing the Office Web Apps  in a Document Library
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Describe Office Web Apps features
    • Install Office Web Apps

    Module 12: Installing and Upgrading to SharePoint 2010The goal of this module is to enable students to plan for and carry out the installation and upgrade to SharePoint 2010Lessons

    • Lesson 1: Installing SharePoint Servers and Farms
    • Lesson 2: Upgrading to SharePoint 2010
    • Lesson 3: Evaluating Installations and Upgrades
    • Lesson 4: Configuring SharePoint Operational Settings
    • Lesson 5: Updating SharePoint

    Lab : Lab A: Preparing SharePoint 2007 for Upgrade to SharePoint 2010

    • Exercise 1: Performing SQL Server Database Maintenance
    • Exercise 2: Moving a Site Collection Between Content Databases
    • Exercise 3: Preparing SQL Server Databases for Upgrade
    • Exercise 4: Preparing SharePoint 2007 for Upgrade

    Lab : Lab B: Upgrading SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010

    • Exercise 1: Upgrading SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010
    • Exercise 2: Upgrading Content Databases
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Understand backup options
    • Use Central Administration to back up your farm
    • Use Windows PowerShell to back up your farm
    • Restore your SharePoint farm from back up
    • Understand partial restore techniques

    Module 13: Implementing Business ContinuityThe goal of this module is to enable students to configure business continuity for SharePointLessons

    • 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
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
     
    • Understand backup options
    • Use Central Administration to back up your farm
    • Use Windows PowerShell to back up your farm
    • Restore your SharePoint farm from back up
    • Understand partial restore techniques

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

    • 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
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
     
    • Configuring diagnostic logging
    • Understand logging levels
    • Enable event throttling
    • Set log file size limits
    • Understand ULS Log file structure
    • Understand when to use the ULS Viewer
    • Explore SharePoint Health Analyzer
    • Understand Health Analyzer rules
    • Identify and monitor system performance bottlenecks

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