4 Day(s)


  • Installing a new SharePoint 2013 farm and migrating SharePoint 2010 content
  • Implementing and configuring an effective search strategy
  • Incorporating claims-based authentication into the server farm
  • Troubleshooting and resolving issues with the Health Analyzer
  • Connecting securely to external data

Skills Gained

  • Install, maintain and secure a SharePoint Server 2013 farm
  • Administer SharePoint web applications and content databases
  • Configure service applications using Central Administration
  • Establish claims-based authentication to control access
  • Maintain and monitor system health for reporting and high availability


Those responsible for installing SharePoint 2013, or those upgrading and managing a SharePoint 2013 server environment. Knowledge at the level of 1531, " SharePoint 2013 Technologies Introduction ," or equivalent experience with SharePoint 2010, is assumed. Experience with a Windows Server environment is helpful, but not necessary.

Course Specifics

Course Outline

SharePoint 2013 Overview

  • Contrasting SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013
  • Evaluating business needs to identify the best SharePoint components
  • Reviewing basic SharePoint terminology
  • Introducing Central Administration and command line tools

Planning the SharePoint Deployment and Installing the Server Farm

Assessing the requirements
  • Business
  • Hardware
  • Software
Matching the topology to the requirements
  • Evaluating server farm architecture options
  • Considerations for deployment within the cloud and for using Office 365
  • Applying best practices for selecting single vs. multiple servers
  • Allocating server roles to meet enterprise requirements
Upgrading existing SharePoint farms
  • Validating current configuration with the Upgrade Checker
  • Detecting potential migration problems
  • Detaching and attaching content databases

Managing SharePoint Web Applications

Outlining the web application hierarchy
  • Contrasting host-based URLs vs. path-based URLs
  • Configuring application pools to ensure secure connectivity
  • Controlling access using authentication methods
Creating site collections
  • Working with templates to ensure consistency
  • Applying quotas to control resources
  • Enabling self-service site creation
Administering content databases
  • Creating additional content databases and associating them with multiple site collections
  • Optimizing large data storage with the remote BLOB store

Administering Service Applications

Defining service applications and how they work
  • Examining service application components
  • Service applications bundled within SharePoint editions
  • Enterprise use of service application across multiple farms
Configuring the search service
  • Designing an effective search strategy
  • Setting up content sources for crawling
  • Enabling search using a search site template
Implementing service applications based on business need
  • Synthesizing BI data into KPIs with PerformancePoint
  • Managing enterprise metadata
  • Synchronizing Active Directory with user profiles
  • Linking securely to external data (LOB) with Business Data Connectivity

Securing the SharePoint Farm

Enabling server farm-level security
  • Implementing the multilevel security model
  • Contrasting authentication methods
  • Applying claims-based authentication as an alternative to Windows authentication
Leveraging site-collection-level security
  • Exploiting role-based security
  • Taking advantage of permission inheritance

Monitoring Health and Performance

Configuring health monitoring
  • Capturing usage and health data in log files
  • Identifying problems using the Health Analyzer tool
  • Viewing system-level reports to spot issues
Performance tools
  • Troubleshooting using Developer Dashboard
  • Throttling and routing using Request Management

Backup, Restore and Disaster Recovery

  • Designing an effective backup strategy
  • Restoring from an unattached database
  • Recovering from a disaster

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

Submit an enquiry from any page on this site, and let us know you are interested in the requirements box, or simply mention it when we contact you.

Upcoming Dates

Course Location Days Cost Date
4 2000 £2000 2018-09-17