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Configuring and Managing Microsoft SharePoint 2010

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Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): SharePoint 2010, Configuration M10174 70-667

Course Title: Configuring and Administering Microsoft SharePoint 2010

Course Code: M10174
Version: A
Level: 200
Duration: 5 Days

Course Overview

The Configuring and Administering Microsoft SharePoint 2010 M10174 instructor-led training course has been designed to teach candidates how to install, configure and administer SharePoint, as well as how to manage and monitor sites and users by using SharePoint 2010.

Target Audience

Candidates who should consider attending the M10174 Microsoft training course are 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.

Course Objectives

On successfully completing the M10174 course candidates will be able to:
  • Prepare for and install SharePoint 2010
  • Configure the fundamental service and logical components of a SharePoint implementation
  • Administer SharePoint using the user interface, the command line, and Windows PowerShell
  • Manage content in Lists and Libraries
  • Administer identities and authentication
  • Secure content in SharePoint sites
  • Manage customizations to a SharePoint implementation
  • Configure SharePoint services and applications
  • Configure SharePoint social networking features
  • Manage SharePoint search
  • Configure farms, servers, service applications, and web applications
  • Install, upgrade, configure, and operate a SharePoint farm
  • Configure high availability and recoverability
  • Monitor and optimize SharePoint performance

Course Prerequisites

Candidates attending the M10174 Microsoft training course should have experience administering Active Directory: creating and managing user and group accounts, delegation of administration, configuring Group Policy as well as administering network infrastructure: DNS, TCP/IP connectivity.

Candidates should possess a general conceptual awareness of Microsoft .NET Framework as it relates to SharePoint 2010 and know how to administer SQL Server 2005 or 2008: creating logons, assigning roles, using SQL Management Studio.

Candidates are also requires to have one year`s experience using Windows PowerShell cmdlets and knowledge of general security and authentication practices.

Testing and Certification

The M10174 Microsoft training course is the recommended preparation for the 70-667 - TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuring exam.

Course Content

Module 1: Introducing SharePoint 2010

In this module candidates will learn how to prepare for and install the first server in a SharePoint 2010 farm.

  • 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, candidates 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 Intranet

In this module candidates will learn how to configure and administer the fundamental components of a SharePoint farm, including its configuration, logical structure, user-facing features, and underlying engine.

  • 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
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • 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 SharePoint

In this module candidates will learn how to apply the full range of options for administering and automating SharePoint: Central Administration, STSADM, and Windows PowerShell. Candidates are also introduced to the logs, which are mentioned in several subsequent modules and are detailed in Module 14.

  • 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, candidates 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 Management

In this module candidates will learn how to manage content (lists, libraries, items and documents).

  • 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, candidates 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

In this module candidates will learn how to administer authentication to SharePoint web applications.

  • 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, candidates 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 Content

In this module candidates will learn how to manage security of SharePoint content within a Web application.

  • 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, candidates 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 Customizations

In this module candidates will learn how to manage customizations to the SharePoint environment.

  • 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, candidates 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 Applications

    In this module candidates will learn how to manage the SharePoint service as a whole, as well as individual services and service applications.

    • 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, candidates 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

    In this module candidates will learn how to manage user profiles, My Sites, and social content.

    • 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, candidates 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 Search

    In this module candidates will learn how to configure SharePoint Search.

    • 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, candidates 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 Apps

    In this module candidates will learn how to configure specific service applications.

    • 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, candidates will be able to:
    • Describe Office Web Apps features
    • Install Office Web Apps
    Module 12: Implementing Business Continuity

    In this module candidates will learn how to configure business continuity for SharePoint.

    • 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, candidates 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: Monitoring and Optimizing SharePoint Performance

    In this module candidates will learn how to monitor SharePoint performance, health, and usage, and to identify and remediate performance and health problems.

    • 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, candidates 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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