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M50048

Architecting and Planning the Search Capability in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 - Configuration M50048 70-630

Course Title: Architecting and Planning the Search Capability

in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

Course Code: M50048
Version: A
Level: 300
Duration: 2 Days

Course Overview

The Architecting and Planning the Search Capability in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 M50048 instructor-led training course has been designed to provide candidates with the necessary skills and knowledge required to architect enterprise search solutions with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. The workshop focuses on architectural issues and decisions.

Target Audience

Candidates who should consider attending the M50048 Microsoft training course are experienced technical and solution architects who have a minimum of four years` experience with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

Course Objectives

On successfully completing the M50048 course candidates will be able to:
  • Describe enterprise search architecture
  • Recognise and apply architectural patterns to search scenarios
  • Performance-tune and optimise enterprise search solutions
  • Plan capacity for enterprise search solutions
  • Architect search solutions that include line-of-business data
  • Architect and develop search solutions based on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

Course Prerequisites

Candidates attending the M50048 Microsoft training course should have at least two years working with SharePoint Products and Technologies in either a Solution Architect or Technical Architect role. Candidates are also expected to have: at least two years practical experience as a lead developer (or provided architectural guidance to lead developers) in development projects for SharePoint Products and Technologies, technical expertise in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and at least six months combined experience as a technical and solution architect for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 projects. In addition, candidates should have led consulting engagements that are focused on the search technologies of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and experience gathering and analysing customer experience. Finally, candidates are expected to have previously attended and completed courses M5060: Implementing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and M5061: Implementing Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

Testing and Certification

The M50048 Microsoft training course is the recommended preparation for the 70-630TS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Configuring exam.

Course Content

Module 1: Enterprise Search Architecture

In this module candidates will learn about the Enterprise Search Architecture of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007


Lessons:
  • Enterprise Search Overview
  • Enterprise Search Physical Architecture
  • Enterprise Search Architectural Processes
  • Information Architecture and Search
Lab: Enterprise Search Architecture
  • Defining Functional Requirements for Enterprise Search Solutions
  • Identifying Physical Requirements for Enterprise Search Solutions
  • Designing Enterprise Search Schemas
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Describe the business requirements and goals for enterprise search solutions, and how components in the search technology landscape can be used to achieve those goals and satisfy those requirements
  • Describe the physical architecture of the enterprise search technologies provided by Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
  • Describe the logical architecture of enterprise search technologies in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 server farms
  • Explain how information architecture and search architecture combine to shape search solutions

Module 2: Architectural Patterns for Enterprise Search Solutions

In this module candidates will learn a wide range of typical search scenarios and then investigate architectural patterns that meet the requirements of those scenarios.


Lessons:
  • Departmental Search
  • People Search
  • Internet Site Search
  • Business Data Search
  • Multilingual Search
  • Enterprise Search
  • Geographically Dispersed Search
  • Patterns for Extending Search
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Describe typical search scenarios
  • Identify appropriate architectural patterns to meet the requirements of typical search scenarios

Module 3: Performance Tuning and Optimisation for Enterprise Search

In this module candidates will learn how to tune and optimise enterprise search solutions that are based on the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 platform.


Lessons:
  • Enterprise Search Physical Characteristics
  • Architecting Enterprise Search for Non-Functional Requirements
  • Optimising Enterprise Search Deployment Architectures
  • Optimising Search Relevance
Lab: Performance Tuning and Optimisation for Enterprise Search Solutions
  • Monitoring Enterprise Search Performance
  • Defining a Scaling Strategy for Enterprise Search
  • Tuning Relevance
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Describe enterprise search physical characteristics
  • Architect enterprise search for non-functional requirements
  • Optimise enterprise search deployment architectures
  • Optimise search relevance

Module 4: Capacity Planning for Enterprise Search Solutions

In this module candidates will learn how to plan capacity for enterprise search solutions and architectures.


Lessons:
  • Analysing Enterprise Corpuses
  • Planning for Index Catalogue Files
  • Planning for Search Databases
Lab: Capacity Planning for Enterprise Search Solutions
  • Analysing the Enterprise Corpus
  • Planning Capacity for Index Catalogue Files
  • Planning Capacity for the Search Databases
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Analyse enterprise corpuses
  • Plan for index catalogue files
  • Plan for search databases

Module 5: Indexing Enterprise Data

In this module candidates will learn about the architectural issues and guidelines on how to include line-of-business data in enterprise search solutions.


Lessons:
  • Business Data Catalogue Content Sources
  • Business Data Catalogue Security
Lab: Indexing Enterprise Data
  • Creating Business Data Catalogue Applications for Search
  • Indexing Business Data Catalogue Application
  • Searching Business Data Catalogue Data
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Describe the architecture of indexing line-of-business data through the Business Data Catalogue
  • Explain the architectural issues around Business Data Catalogue security for search solutions

Module 6: Architecting and Developing Search Solutions

In this module candidates will learn about the architectural issues around customising, extending and developing search applications that use the core Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 indexing and query services.


Lessons:
  • Customising Search Centre
  • Extending Search Centre
  • Custom Search Scenarios in SharePoint Sites
  • Adding Enterprise Search Capabilities to Non-SharePoint Solutions
  • Developing Custom Security Trimmers
Lab: Architecting and Developing Search Solutions
  • Implementing URL-based Queries
  • Creating Query and Result Web Parts
  • Developing with the Query Web Service
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Customising Search Centre
  • Extending Search Centre
  • Creating custom search scenarios in SharePoint sites
  • Adding enterprise search capabilities to non-SharePoint solutions
  • Developing custom security trimmers
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