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Designing, Planning, and Managing a Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Infrastructure
(Microsoft Training Course: 2554) - 5 days - £2640 exc VAT



> Target Audience
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to deploy and manage a Windows SharePoint Services and 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 Windows SharePoint Services
  2. Installing and Configuring Windows SharePoint Services
  3. Administering and Managing Windows SharePoint Services Server
  4. Administering Windows SharePoint Services Sites
  5. Enhancing Collaboration with Windows SharePoint Services
  6. Introduction to Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003
  7. Deploying SharePoint Portal Server on a Single Server
  8. Configuring SharePoint Portal Server on a Single Server
  9. Planning the Data Taxonomy for SharePoint Portal Server
  10. Managing SharePoint Portal Server Sites
  11. Managing SharePoint Portal Server
  12. Planning and Implementing Disaster Recovery for SharePoint Portal Server


Module 1: Introduction to Windows SharePoint Services
  • The Windows SharePoint Services Environment
  • Overview of Windows SharePoint Services Components
  • Overview of Windows SharePoint Services Administration
Skills
  • Explain the purpose, benefits and architecture of Windows SharePoint Services and what other services can coexist with Windows SharePoint Services.
  • Provide a high-level overview of the components that make up a Windows SharePoint Services infrastructure.
  • Provide a high-level overview of the various methods of administering Windows SharePoint Services and describe the security model of Windows SharePoint Services.
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Module 2: Installing and Configuring Windows SharePoint Services
  • Overview of Deployment Options
  • Installing Windows SharePoint Services
  • Configuring Windows SharePoint Services Server
  • Lab: Installing and Configuring Windows SharePoint Services
Skills
  • Provide a high-level overview of deployment options that are available to deploy Windows SharePoint Services.
  • Describe the prerequisites that are required to successfully install Windows SharePoint Services and complete a Windows SharePoint Services installation.
  • Configure Windows SharePoint Services server settings.
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Module 3: Administering and Managing Windows SharePoint Services Server
  • Administering the Windows SharePoint Services Server
  • Administering the Windows SharePoint Services Virtual Server
  • Managing Windows SharePoint Services
  • Lab: Administering and Managing Windows SharePoint Services Server
Skills
  • Administer the configuration settings that apply to all virtual servers in the Windows SharePoint Services installation.
  • Configure settings for individual virtual servers in Windows SharePoint Services.
  • Backup and restore Windows SharePoint Services and use the SharePoint Configuration Analyzer.
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Module 4: Administering Windows SharePoint Services Sites
  • Creating SharePoint Sites
  • Securing SharePoint Sites
  • Managing SharePoint Sites
  • Lab: Administering Windows SharePoint Services Sites
Skills
  • Create top-level sites and subsites and view site collection information.
  • Manage and configure user and group permissions and authentication modes for site access in Windows SharePoint Services.
  • Customize sites and view information about site usage, limit storage space and delete sites.
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Module 5: Enhancing Collaboration with Windows SharePoint Services
  • Enhancing Collaboration by Configuring Team Sites
  • Creating and Managing Lists for SharePoint Sites
  • Creating and Managing Libraries in Windows SharePoint Services
  • Creating Discussions and Surveys in a Team Site
  • Integrating Microsoft Office and Windows SharePoint Services
  • Lab: Enhancing Collaboration with Windows SharePoint Services
Skills
  • Configure and use the common features of the default team site.
  • Create and manage access to lists and control content approval for SharePoint sites.
  • Create and manage various types of libraries in Windows SharePoint Services.
  • Create discussion boards and surveys to collect data.
  • Integrate and manage the integration of Microsoft Office and Windows SharePoint Services.
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Module 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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 9: 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 10: 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 11: 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 12: 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).
> Purpose
After completing the course, students will be able to explain the Windows SharePoint Services architecture and the business benefits provided by deploying Windows SharePoint Services; install and configure a Windows SharePoint Services server; administer a Windows SharePoint Services server; administer a Windows SharePoint Services site; 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.