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Planning and Administering SharePoint 2016 (M20339-1)

Learn to deploy, administer, and troubleshoot a Microsoft SharePoint 2016 environment.

GK# 4430 Vendor# M20339-1

Course Overview


In this course, you will learn to deploy, administer, and troubleshoot a Microsoft SharePoint 2016 environment. You’ll learn the guidelines, best practices, and considerations to install, configure, manage, and optimize SharePoint 2016.

This course is the first in a sequence of two courses for IT Professionals and is aligned with the SharePoint 2016 IT Pro Certification.

This course uses Microsoft SharePoint 2016 and incorporates material from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 20339-1: Planning and Administering SharePoint 2016.


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What You'll Learn

  • Key features of SharePoint 2016
  • Design a logical and physical architecture for a SharePoint 2016 deployment
  • Install and configure SharePoint 2016
  • Create and configure web applications and site collections
  • Manage users, permissions, and secure content in a SharePoint 2016 deployment
  • Configure authentication in a SharePoint 2016 deployment
  • Configure platform and farm-level security in a SharePoint 2016 deployment
  • Mange information taxonomy in SharePoint web applications and site collections
  • Configure and manage user profiles and audiences
  • Configure and Manage the Search Experience in SharePoint 2016
  • Monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot a SharePoint 2016 deployment


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1. Introducing SharePoint 2016

  • Key components of a SharePoint Deployment
  • New features in SharePoint 2016
  • SharePoint 2016 deployment options

2. Design an Information Architecture

  • Identify the architecture and capabilities of SharePoint 2016
  • Identify new and deprecated features in SharePoint 2016
  • Identify deployment options for SharePoint 2016

3. Design a Logical Architecture

  • Overview of the SharePoint 2016 logical architecture
  • Document your logical architecture

4. Design a Physical Architecture

  • Design physical and supporting components for SharePoint deployments
  • SharePoint farm topologies
  • Map a logical architecture design to a physical architecture design

5. Install and Configure SharePoint 2016

  • Install SharePoint 2016
  • Script installation and configuration of SharePoint
  • Configure SharePoint 2016 farm settings

6. Create Web Applications and Site Collections

  • Create and configure web applications
  • Create and configure site collections

7. Plan and Configure Service Applications

  • Service application architecture introduction
  • Create and configure service applications

8. Manage Users, Permissions, and Secure Content

  • Configure authorization in SharePoint 2016
  • Manage access to content

9. Configure Authentication for SharePoint 2016

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

10. Secure a SharePoint 2016 Deployment

  • Secure the platform
  • Configure farm-level security

11. Mange Taxonomy

  • Mange content types
  • Understand managed metadata
  • Configure the managed metadata service

12. Configure User Profiles

  • Configure the user profile service application
  • Configure directory import and synchronization

13. Configure Enterprise Search

  • Understand the search service application architecture
  • Configure and manage enterprise search

14. Monitor and Maintain a SharePoint 2016 Environment

  • Monitor a SharePoint 2016 environment
  • Tuning and optimization a SharePoint 2016 environment
  • Plan and configure caching
  • Troubleshoot a SharePoint 2016 environment


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Lab 1A: Design an Information Architecture – Part One

Lab 1B: Design an Information Architecture – Part Two

Lab 2: Design a Logical Architecture

Lab 3: Design a Physical Architecture

Lab 4A: Deploy and Configure SharePoint 2016 – Part One

Lab 4B: Deploy and Configure SharePoint 2016 – Part Two

Lab 5A: Create and Configure Web Applications

Lab 5B: Create and Configure Site Collections

Lab 6: Plan and Configure Service Applications

Lab 7A: Manage Users and Groups

Lab 7B: Secure Content in SharePoint Sites

Lab 8: Extend Your SharePoint 2016 to Support Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

Lab 9: Secure a SharePoint 2016 Deployment

Lab 10A: Configure Content-Type Propagation

Lab 10B: Configure and Use the Managed Metadata Services

Lab 11A: Configure User Profiles

Lab 11B: Configure My Sites and Audiences

Lab 12A: Configure Enterprise Search  

Lab 12B: Optimize the Search Experience

Lab 13A: Monitor a SharePoint 2016 Deployment

Lab 13B: Investigate Page Load Times


  • Software management in a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 enterprise server environment
  • Deploying and managing applications natively, virtually, and in the cloud
  • Administering IIS
  • Configuring AD DS for use in authentication, and as a user store
  • Managing an application remotely by using Windows PowerShell 4.0
  • Managing databases and server roles in SQL Server
  • Connecting applications to SQL Server
  • Implementing claims-based security
  • Using Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines
  • Minimum one year experience with deploying and administering multiple SharePoint 2013 farms across a large enterprise
  • Two years’ experience with SharePoint 2010 along with knowledge of the differences between SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013, specifically in terms of hybridization

Who Should Attend

  • Experienced IT professionals interested in learning how to install, configure, deploy and manage SharePoint 2016 installations either in a data center or in the cloud
  • At least one year of hands-on experience with planning and maintaining SharePoint and two years’ experience with other core technologies on which SharePoint depends, including Windows Server 2012 R2 or later, Internet Information Services (IIS), Microsoft SQL Server 2014 or later, Active Directory Services (AD DS), and networking infrastructure services.
  • Hands-on experience or job experience should be from a solutions-based role where the candidate has worked on multiple solutions in the SharePoint space that includes document management, content management, and search.
  • Minimally qualified candidates:
    • IT Professional who plans, implements, and maintains a multi-server deployment of SharePoint 2016
    • Working knowledge of and preferably hands-on experience with SharePoint Online
    • Broad familiarity with SharePoint workloads
    • Experience with business continuity management, including data backup, restoration, and high availability, authentication, and security technologies
    • Experience with Windows PowerShell

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 5 day

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Duration: 5 day

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