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Enterprise Search Solution Architect Workshop
(Microsoft Training Course: 50048) - 2 days - £1200 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
This workshop provides students with the knowledge and skills to architect enterprise search solutions with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. It is intended for experienced technical and solution architects who have a minimum of four years experience with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.
> Course outline
  1. Enterprise Search Architecture
  2. Architectural Patterns for Enterprise Search Solutions
  3. Performance Tuning and Optimization for Enterprise Search
  4. Capacity Planning for Enterprise Search Solutions
  5. Indexing Enterprise Data
  6. Architecting and Developing Search Solutions


Module 1: Enterprise Search Architecture
  • This module explains the Enterprise Search Architecture of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.
  • Enterprise Search Overview
  • Enterprise Search Physical Architecture
  • Enterprise Search Architectural Processes
  • Information Architecture and Search
  • Lab: Enterprise Search Architecture
Skills
  • Describe the business requirements and goals for enterprise search solutions, and how components in the search technology landscape can be used to achieve those goals and satisfy those requirements.
  • Describe the physical architecture of the enterprise search technologies provided by Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.
  • Describe the logical architecture of enterprise search technologies in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 server farms.
  • Explain how information architecture and search architecture combine to shape search solutions.
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Module 2: Architectural Patterns for Enterprise Search Solutions
  • This module describes a wide range of typical search scenarios and then investigates architectural patterns that meet the requirements of those scenarios.
  • Departmental Search
  • People Search
  • Internet Site Search
  • Business Data Search
  • Multilingual Search
  • Enterprise Search
  • Geographically Dispersed Search
  • Patterns for Extending Search
Skills
  • Describe typical search scenarios.
  • Identify appropriate architectural patterns to meet the requirements of typical search scenarios.
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Module 3: Performance Tuning and Optimization for Enterprise Search
  • This module explains how to tune and optimize enterprise search solutions that are based on the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 platform.
  • Enterprise Search Physical Characteristics
  • Architecting Enterprise Search for Non-Functional Requirements
  • Optimizing Enterprise Search Deployment Architectures
  • Optimizing Search Relevance
  • Lab: Performance Tuning and Optimization for Enterprise Search Solutions
Skills
  • Describe enterprise search physical characteristics.
  • Architect enterprise search for non-functional requirements.
  • Optimize enterprise search deployment architectures.
  • Optimize search relevance.
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Module 4: Capacity Planning for Enterprise Search Solutions
  • This module explains how to plan capacity for enterprise search solutions and architectures.
  • Analyzing Enterprise Corpuses
  • Planning for Index Catalog Files
  • Planning for Search Databases
  • Lab: Capacity Planning for Enterprise Search Solutions
Skills
  • Analyze enterprise corpuses,
  • Plan for index catalog files.
  • Plan for search databases.
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Module 5: Indexing Enterprise Data
  • This module explains the architectural issues and guidelines on how to include line-of-business data in enterprise search solutions.
  • Business Data Catalog Content Sources
  • Business Data Catalog Security
  • Lab: Indexing Enterprise Data
Skills
  • Describe the architecture of indexing line-of-business data through the Business Data Catalog.
  • Explain the architectural issues around Business Data Catalog security for search solutions.
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Module 6: Architecting and Developing Search Solutions
  • This module explains the architectural issues around customizing, extending and developing search applications that use the core Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 indexing and query services.
  • Customizing Search Center
  • Extending Search Center
  • Custom Search Scenarios in SharePoint Sites
  • Adding Enterprise Search Capabilities to Non-SharePoint Solutions
  • Developing Custom Security Trimmers
  • Lab: Architecting and Developing Search Solutions
Skills
  • Provide guidance on Customizing Search Center.
  • Provide guidance on Extending Search Center.
  • Create custom search scenarios in SharePoint sites.
  • Add enterprise search capabilities to non-SharePoint solutions.
  • Develop custom security trimmers.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • At least two years working with Office SharePoint products and technologies.
  • At least two years practical experience as a lead developer in projects for Office SharePoint products and technologies.
  • Technical expertise in Office SharePoint Server 2007.
  • At least six months combined experience as a technical and solution architect for Office SharePoint Server 2007 projects.
  • Led consulting engagements that are focused on the search technologies of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.
  • Experience of 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 describe enterprise search architecture; recognize and apply architectural patterns to search scenarios; performance-tune and optimize enterprise search solutions; plan capacity for enterprise search solutions; architect search solutions that include line-of-business data; architect and develop search solutions based on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.