Core Solutions Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

This course provides the knowledge and skills to configure and manage a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 environment, plus guidelines, best practices and considerations to optimise your SharePoint Server deployment.

It will also prepare delegates for the first exam of the MCSE SharePoint certification.

Who's it for?

This course is primarily aimed at IT professionals with four years plus hands-on experience of planning and maintaining SharePoint and interdependent technologies (such as Windows Server 2008 R2 or later, Internet Information Services (IIS), SQL Server 2008 R2 or later, Active Directory and networking infrastructure services).

While administrators new to SharePoint will gain some benefit from this course, they should become familiar with the basic concepts of the SharePoint platform before attending.

Key objectives

After attending this course a delegate 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.


The ideal candidate will have at least a years’ experience of deploying and administering multiple SharePoint farms across a large enterprise.

Delegates for this course should have knowledge and experience of:

  • software management in a Windows Server 2008 R2/2012 environment
  • deploying and managing applications natively, virtually and in the cloud
  • administering Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • configuring Active Directory for use in authentication, authorisation and as a user store
  • managing an application remotely using Windows PowerShell 2.0
  • connecting applications to Microsoft SQL Server
  • implementing claims-based security.

What's covered?

Module 1: Describe the key features of SharePoint 2013

  • Key components of a SharePoint deployment
  • New features in SharePoint 2013
  • SharePoint 2013 deployment options

Module 2: Designing an information architecture

  • Understanding business requirements
  • Organising information in SharePoint Server 2013
  • Planning for discoverability

Module 3: Designing a logical architecture

  • Identifying business requirements
  • Overview of SharePoint Server 2013 logical architecture
  • Documenting your logical architecture

Module 4: Designing a physical architecture

  • Designing physical components for SharePoint deployments
  • Designing supporting components for SharePoint deployments
  • SharePoint farm topologies
  • Mapping a logical architecture design to a physical architecture design

Module 5: Installing and configuring SharePoint Server 2013

  • Installing SharePoint Server 2013
  • Configuring SharePoint Server 2013 farm settings
  • Scripting installation and configuration

Module 6: Creating web applications and site collections

  • Creating web applications
  • Configuring web applications
  • Creating and configuring site collections

Module 7: Planning and configuring service applications

  • Introduction to service application architecture
  • Creating and configuring service applications

Module 8: Managing users and permissions

  • Authorisation in SharePoint 2013
  • Managing access to content

Module 9: Configuring authentication for SharePoint 2013

  • Overview of authentication
  • Configuring federated authentication
  • Configuring server-to-server authentication

Module 10: Securing a SharePoint 2013 deployment

  • Securing the platform
  • Configuring farm-level security

Module 11: Managing taxonomy

  • Managing content types
  • Understanding term stores and term sets
  • Managing term stores and term sets

Module 12: Configuring user profiles

  • Configuring the user profile service application
  • Managing user profiles and audiences

Module 13: Configuring enterprise search

  • Understanding the search service architecture
  • Configuring enterprise search
  • Managing enterprise search

Module 14: Monitoring and maintaining a SharePoint 2013 environment

  • Monitoring a SharePoint 2013 environment
  • Tuning and optimising a SharePoint environment
  • Planning and configuring caching
  • Troubleshooting a SharePoint 2013 environment


This course will prepare delegates for the exam 70-331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013. This counts as credit toward the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): SharePoint certification.

Next step

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