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Planning and Administering SharePoint 2016

  • Course Code M20339-1
  • Duration 5 days

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This course is available in the following formats:

  • Company Event

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  • Elearning (Self-paced)

    Self paced electronic learning

  • Public Classroom

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  • Virtual Learning

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Course Overview

This five-day course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to plan and administer a Microsoft SharePoint 2016 environment. The course teaches you how to deploy, administer, and troubleshoot your SharePoint environment. This course also provides guidelines, best practices, and considerations that help you optimize your SharePoint deployment. This is the first in a sequence of two courses for IT professionals and is aligned with the SharePoint 2016 IT Pro certification.

Course Schedule

    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 09-13 April, 2018
    • Location: Virtual
    • Ver: A


    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 18-22 June, 2018
    • Location: Virtual
    • Ver: A


    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 13-17 August, 2018
    • Location: Virtual
    • Ver: A


    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 17-21 September, 2018
    • Location: Virtual
    • Ver: A


    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 08-12 October, 2018
    • Location: Virtual
    • Ver: A


    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 08-12 October, 2018
    • Location: Virtual
    • Ver: A


Target Audience

The course is targeted at experienced IT professionals who are interested in learning how to install, configure, deploy, and manage SharePoint 2016 installations either in a data center or in the cloud. Students typically have more than 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 Domain Services (AD DS), and networking infrastructure services.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the key features of SharePoint 2016.
  • Design an information architecture for a SharePoint 2016 deployment.
  • Design a logical architecture for a SharePoint 2016 deployment.
  • Design the physical architecture for a SharePoint 2016 deployment.
  • Install and configure SharePoint 2016.
  • Create and configure web applications and site collections.
  • Plan and configure service applications for a SharePoint 2016 deployment.
  • Manage users and 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.
  • Manage 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.

Course Content

  • Module 1: Introducing SharePoint 2016
  • The key components of a SharePoint deployment
  • New features in SharePoint 2016
  • SharePoint 2016 deployment options
  • Module 2: Designing an information architecture
  • Identifying business requirements
  • Understanding business requirements for information architectureOrganizing information in SharePoint 2016
  • Planning for discoverability
  • Lab: Designing an information architecture - Part one
  • Identifying site columns, content types, and term sets
  • Lab: Creating an information architecture - Part two
  • Designing keywords, synonyms, promoted results, thesaurus, and managed properties
  • Designing a taxonomy
  • Module 3: Designing a logical architecture
  • Overview of a SharePoint 2016 logical architecture
  • Documenting your logical architecture
  • Lab: Designing a logical architecture
  • Planning a logical architecture
  • Producing a logical architecture diagram
  • Module 4: Designing a physical architecture
  • Designing the physical requirements of a SharePoint deployment
  • Designing supporting software for the physical components of a SharePoint deployment
  • SharePoint farm topologies
  • Mapping a logical architecture design to a physical architecture design
  • Lab: Designing a physical architectureDesigning a physical architecture
  • Developing a physical architecture design diagram
  • Module 5: Installing and configuring SharePoint 2016
  • Installing SharePoint 2016
  • Scripting the installation and configuring a SharePoint 2016 environment
  • Configuring SharePoint 2016 farm settings
  • Lab : Provisioning SharePoint 2016
  • Provisioning a SharePoint 2016 server farm
  • Lab : Configuring SharePoint 2016
  • Configuring incoming email
  • Configuring outgoing email
  • Configuring integration with Microsoft Office Web Apps Server 2016
  • Module 6: Creating web applications and site collections
  • Creating web applications
  • Configuring web applications
  • Creating and configuring site collections
  • Lab : Creating and configuring web applications
  • Creating a web application
  • Configuring a web application
  • Lab : Creating and configuring site collections
  • Creating and configuring site collections
  • Creating a site collection in a new content database
  • Using Fast Site Collection Creation
  • Module 7: Planning and configuring service applications
  • Introduction to the service application architecture
  • Creating and configuring service applications
  • Lab : Configuring services and service applications
  • Provisioning a managed metadata service application with Central Administration
  • Provisioning a managed metadata service application with Windows PowerShell
  • Configuring service applications for document conversions
  • Configuring service application proxy groups
  • Module 8: Managing users, permissions, and securing content
  • Configuring authorization in SharePoint 2016
  • Managing access to content
  • Lab : Managing users and groups
  • Creating a web application policy
  • Creating and managing SharePoint groups
  • Creating custom permission levels
  • Lab : Securing content in SharePoint 2016
  • Managing permissions and inheritance
  • Managing site collection securityEnabling anonymous access to a site
  • Module 9: Configuring authentication for SharePoint 2016
  • Overview of authentication
  • Configuring federated authentication
  • Configuring server-to-server authentication
  • Lab : Configuring SharePoint 2016 to use federated identities
  • Configuring Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) to make a web application a relying party
  • Configuring SharePoint to trust AD FS as an identity provider
  • Configuring a web application to use the AD FS identity provider
  • Module 10: Securing a SharePoint 2016 deployment
  • Securing the platform
  • Configuring farm-level security
  • Lab : Configuring SharePoint 2016 communication securityConfiguring SharePoint and Microsoft SQL Server to communicate over nonstandard ports
  • Hardening a SharePoint server farm
  • Lab : Configuring farm-level security
  • Configuring blocked file types
  • Configuring web part security
  • Implementing security auditing
  • Module 11: Managing taxonomy
  • Managing content types
  • Understanding managed metadata
  • Configuring the managed metadata service
  • Lab : Configuring content-type propagation
  • Creating content types for propagation
  • Publishing content types across site collections
  • Lab : Configuring and using the managed metadata service
  • Configuring the managed metadata service
  • Creating term sets and terms
  • Consuming term sets
  • Module 12: Configuring user profiles
  • Configuring the User Profile service application
  • Managing user profiles and audiences
  • Lab : Configuring user profiles
  • Configuring the User Profile service application
  • Configuring directory import and synchronization
  • Lab : Configuring and managing user profiles
  • Provisioning My Sites
  • Configuring audiences
  • Module 13: Configuring Enterprise Search
  • Understanding the Search service architecture
  • Configuring the Search service
  • Managing Enterprise Search
  • Lab : Configuring Enterprise Search
  • Configuring the Search service applicationConfiguring a file share content source
  • Configuring a local SharePoint content source
  • Creating a Search Center
  • Lab : Optimizing the search experience
  • Configuring a result source and a query rule
  • Customizing the search experience
  • Creating and deploying a thesaurus
  • Configuring entity extractors and refiners
  • Managing query spelling correction
  • Module 14: Monitoring and maintaining a SharePoint 2016 environment
  • Monitoring a SharePoint environment
  • Tuning and optimizing a SharePoint environment
  • Planning and configuring caching
  • Troubleshooting a SharePoint environment
  • Lab : Monitoring a SharePoint 2016 deployment
  • Configuring usage and health data
  • Configuring diagnostic logging
  • Configuring health analyzer rules
  • Reviewing usage and health data
  • Lab : Investigating page load times
  • Analyzing network traffic
  • Analyzing SharePoint page performance

Course Prerequisites


Before attending this course, students must have knowledge of:

  • 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, authorization, 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.

An ideal candidate for this course must have at least one year of experience with deploying and administering multiple SharePoint 2013 farms across a large enterprise. Because many customers have not upgraded from SharePoint 2010, a candidate can also have at least two years of experience with SharePoint 2010. However, they also must understand the differences between SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013, particularly in terms of hybridization.