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Advanced IT Pro Course for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
(Microsoft Training Course: 50047) - 5 days - £1640 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to plan, deploy, and configure server farm solutions with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. It is intended for experienced architects and administrators.
> Course outline
  1. SharePoint Technologies Server Farm Architecture
  2. Configuring SharePoint Technologies Farms
  3. Securing Microsoft SharePoint Technologies Systems
  4. Microsoft SharePoint Technologies Solution Architecture
  5. Backup, Restore, and Disaster Recovery for Microsoft SharePoint Technologies
  6. Microsoft SharePoint Technologies Operations
  7. Capacity Planning and Sizing for Microsoft SharePoint Technologies
  8. Search and Indexing
  9. Customising and Extending Microsoft SharePoint Technologies
  10. Configuring the Business Data Catalog
  11. Configuring Forms and Excel Services


Module 1: SharePoint Technologies Server Farm Architecture
  • This module explains the server role architecture of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.
  • WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 Server Farms
  • MOSS 2007 Server Farm Topology
  • Deploying WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 Farms
  • Lab: Planning and Deploying MOSS 2007 Farms
Skills
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of server farms.
  • Explain how SharePoint Technologies map to server farm environments.
  • Describe how to deploy SharePoint Technologies server farms.
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Module 2: Configuring SharePoint Technologies Farms
  • This module describes how to configure SharePoint Technologies server farms.
  • Creating Shared Services Providers
  • Configuring Server Farms
  • Configuring Administration Settings
  • Lab: Creating and Configuring Shared Services Providers
Skills
  • Describe how to create and configure an SSP.
  • Describe how to configure e-mail, quota templates, and language packs.
  • Explain how to configure key SharePoint Technologies administration settings.
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Module 3: Securing Microsoft SharePoint Technologies Systems
  • This module describes how to secure SharePoint Technologies server farm deployments.
  • MOSS Security Accounts
  • Securing Content
  • Securing Communications within a Server Farm
  • Using Server Hardening
  • Lab: Working with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Security
Skills
  • Describe how to configure MOSS security accounts.
  • Explain how to secure content in SharePoint Technologies solutions.
  • Explain how to secure communications within a SharePoint Technologies server farm.
  • Describe server hardening techniques for SharePoint Technologies server farms.
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Module 4: Microsoft SharePoint Technologies Solution Architecture
  • This module describes the key solution architecture and information architecture issues in SharePoint Technologies deployments.
  • Information Architecture
  • Solution Architecture
  • Lab: Working with Content Types and Features
Skills
  • Understand how to plan information architecture.
  • Understand SharePoint features, solutions, site definitions, and templates.
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Module 5: Backup, Restore, and Disaster Recovery for Microsoft SharePoint Technologies
  • This module describes how to recover from, and minimise the impact of, disastrous data loss and mis-configuration.
  • Backup and Restore
  • Using Microsoft SQL Server Backup and Restore
  • Using Microsoft SQL Server Failover Solutions
  • Using Data Protection Manager
  • Lab: Configuring a Mirror Database
Skills
  • Explain how to use SharePoint Technologies Backup and Restore.
  • Explain how to use Microsoft SQL Server backup and restore functionality to protect SharePoint data.
  • Explain how to use Microsoft SQL Server failover solutions to protect a SharePoint deployment.
  • Describe both DPM 2006 and DPM 2007.
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Module 6: Microsoft SharePoint Technologies Operations
  • This module discusses farm management, migration, and how to use SCOM 2007 with MOSS and WSS.
  • Managing a Server Farm
  • Using Microsoft Systems Center Operations Manager with SharePoint Technologies
  • Troubleshooting Migrations and Upgrades
  • Lab: Installing and Using SCOM Pack for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
Skills
  • Manage a server farm.
  • Use Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 to manage SharePoint Technologies deployments.
  • Troubleshoot migrations and upgrades.
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Module 7: Capacity Planning and Sizing for Microsoft SharePoint Technologies
  • This module describes how to plan capacity for and right-size a SharePoint Technologies deployment.
  • Capacity Planning
  • Right-Sizing Microsoft SharePoint Technologies Architectures
  • Lab: Sizing a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Deployment
Skills
  • Explain how to plan capacity for SharePoint Technologies deployments.
  • Describe how to right-size a SharePoint Technologies deployment.
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Module 8: Search and Indexing
  • This module describes the architecture and configuration of the search and indexing features in Office SharePoint Server 2007.
  • Search Architecture
  • Crawl and Query Processes
  • Search Server Layouts
  • Lab: Configuring and Extending Search
Skills
  • Describe the architecture of the Office SharePoint Server Search service.
  • Explain how to configure the crawl process and query experience.
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of different search server layouts.
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Module 9: Customising and Extending Microsoft SharePoint Technologies
  • This module describes the opportunities to customise and extend a SharePoint Technologies solution.
  • Customising Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
  • Extending Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
  • Lab: Customising and Extending Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
Skills
  • Describe how you can customise Office SharePoint Server deployments.
  • Describe how you can extend the functionality of Office SharePoint Server.
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Module 10: Configuring the Business Data Catalog
  • This module describes how to configure the Business Data Catalog to access line-of-business application data from Office SharePoint Server 2007.
  • Planning the Business Data Catalog
  • Configuring the Business Data Catalog
  • Lab: Creating a Business Data Catalog Connection
Skills
  • Explain the principal planning issues for the Business Data Catalog.
  • Describe how to configure the Business Data Catalog.
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Module 11: Configuring Forms and Excel Services
  • This module describes how to configure InfoPath Forms and Excel Services in an Office SharePoint Server 2007 deployment.
  • Microsoft InfoPath Forms in SharePoint Technologies
  • Excel Services in MOSS 2007
  • Lab: Installing and Configuring a Workflow with InfoPath Forms
Skills
  • Describe how to configure InfoPath Forms in an Office SharePoint Server deployment.
  • Describe how to configure Excel Services.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • At least two years working with SharePoint Products and Technologies.
  • Experience gathering and analyzing customer requirements.
  • Completed course 5060, Implementing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.
  • Completed Course 5061, Implementing Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to explain how SharePoint Technologies server roles map to a server farm environment; describe how to configure SharePoint Technologies server farms; describe how to secure SharePoint Technologies deployments; describe how to configure information architecture and solution architecture in SharePoint Technologies deployments; explain how to plan for disaster recovery and how to backup and restore SharePoint Technologies solutions; explain how to manage, monitor, and troubleshoot SharePoint Technologies deployments; describe how to plan for capacity and how to right-size a SharePoint Technologies deployment; describe how to configure search and indexing in SharePoint Technologies deployments; explain how to customize and extend SharePoint Technologies deployments; describe how to configure the Business Data Catalog; describe how to configure Forms and Excel Services.