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Designing, Planning, and Managing a SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Infrastructure
(Microsoft Training Course: 2553) - 3 days - £1700 exc VAT



> Target Audience
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to deploy and manage a SharePoint Portal Server 2003 infrastructure. The audience operates in medium to very large computing environments that use the Windows 2003 Server operating system.
> Course outline
  1. Introduction to Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003
  2. Deploying SharePoint Portal Server on a Single Server
  3. Configuring SharePoint Portal Server on a Single Server
  4. Planning the Data Taxonomy for SharePoint Portal Server
  5. Managing SharePoint Portal Server Sites
  6. Managing SharePoint Portal Server
  7. Planning and Implementing Disaster Recovery for SharePoint Portal Server


Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003
  • Overview of SharePoint Portal Server Features
  • Architecture and Design Goals of Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003
  • Overview of Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Administration
  • Exploring the SharePoint Portal Services Deployment Options
Skills
  • Describe the purpose, functions and new features of SharePoint Portal Server and the differences between SharePoint Portal Server and Windows SharePoint Services.
  • Describe the logical and physical architecture and the business goals of SharePoint Portal Server.
  • Describe the tools and used to administer SharePoint Portal Server and describe the security model used by SharePoint Portal Server.
  • Describe the options for deploying SharePoint Portal Server.
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Module 2: Deploying SharePoint Portal Server on a Single Server
  • Preparing to Install SharePoint Portal Server
  • Installing SharePoint Portal Server
  • Creating and Managing Portal Sites on a Single Server
  • Lab: Deploying SharePoint Portal Server on a Single Server
Skills
  • Describe the services, hardware and software requirements for installing SharePoint Portal Services.
  • Explain the procedures for installing SharePoint Portal Server with MSDE.
  • Configure and manage a portal site on a single server.
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Module 3: Configuring SharePoint Portal Server on a Single Server
  • Configuring the SharePoint Portal Services Server
  • Configuring SharePoint Portal Server Security
  • Configuring SharePoint Portal Server Components
  • Lab: Configuring SharePoint Portal Server on a Single Server
Skills
  • Configure the SharePoint Portal Services server settings.
  • Configure security for SharePoint Portal Server.
  • Configure the SharePoint Portal Server components.
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Module 4: Planning the Data Taxonomy for SharePoint Portal Server
  • Guidelines for Designing the SharePoint Portal Server Taxonomy
  • Configuring Searches Capabilities of Portal and Non-Portal Content
  • Planning the Information Organization in SharePoint Portal Server
  • Lab: Planning the Data Taxonomy for SharePoint Portal Server
Skills
  • Describe the key issues to consider when designing an information structure.
  • Describe and configure the search capabilities of SharePoint Portal Server.
  • Describe how to effectively structure the information inside the SharePoint Portal Server.
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Module 5: Managing SharePoint Portal Server Sites
  • Configuring General SharePoint Portal Site Settings
  • Managing Portal Site Content
  • Configuring Search Settings and Indexes
  • Configuring User Profiles, Audiences and Personal Sites
  • Lab: Enhancing Collaboration with Windows SharePoint Services
Skills
  • Configure general site settings.
  • Manage portal site content.
  • Configure search settings and indexing.
  • Collect user information from Active Directory and create profiles, audiences and allow personal sites.
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Module 6: Managing SharePoint Portal Server
  • Planning SharePoint Portal Server Capacity
  • Deploying Server Farms
  • Monitoring Performance and Logging
  • Lab: Deploying Server Farms
Skills
  • Plan the SharePoint Portal Server deployment based on capacity requirements.
  • Deploy a server farm.
  • Configure performance monitoring and logging.
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Module 7: Planning and Implementing Disaster Recovery for SharePoint Portal Server
  • Backing Up and Restoring SharePoint Portal Server
  • Backing Up and Restoring Individual Servers in a SharePoint Portal Server Infrastructure
  • Configuring Search Settings and Indexes
  • Configuring User Profiles, Audiences and Personal Sites
  • Lab: Planning and Implementing Disaster Recovery for SharePoint Portal Server
Skills
  • Describe the various methods to backup and restore SharePoint Portal Server.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server 2003.
  • Successful completion of the Windows Server 2003 core curriculum for MCSAs.
  • Working knowledge of networking, including TCP/IP and Domain Name System (DNS).
  • Working knowledge of Internet Information Services (IIS).
  • Successful completion of Course 2552: Designing, Planning, and Managing a Windows SharePoint Services Infrastructure or working knowledge of Windows SharePoint Services.
> Purpose
After completing the course, students will be able to explain the function and goals of Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003; deploy SharePoint Portal Server in a small server farm; configure server components and create and configure portal sites and virtual servers; design the information structure for SharePoint Portal Server; manage SharePoint Portal sites; manage and monitor SharePoint Portal Server; plan and implement disaster recovery for SharePoint Portal Server.