SharePoint 2016 Practitioner

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SharePoint 2016 Practitioner

Authors: Jeff Adkin, Vlad Catrinescu, Liam Cleary, Mark Ingram, Matthew McDermott, Bill Kulterman

This path is the logical next step for viewers looking to begin mastery of SharePoint Server 2016 management. Over the course of this path, you’ll learn core tasks associated with... Read more

What you will learn: - Navigating and planning for SharePoint 2016 architecture and design - Planning for physical topology and services - Planning and managing productivity solutions - Configuring SharePoint 2016 workloads - Managing SharePoint 2016 search - Managing SharePoint 2016 with PowerShell - Backing up SharePoint 2016 - SharePoint Security fundamentals

Pre-requisites

It’s recommended that viewers come in with knowledge equivalent to what’s covered in our SharePoint 2016 Foundations path.

Beginner

These courses set you up with a sound understanding ofSharePoint 2016 architecture and planning.

SharePoint 2016 Architecture and Design

by Jeff Adkin

May 17, 2019 / 2h 27m

2h 27m

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Description

At the core of this course is a thorough knowledge of how to work through designing and architecting a SharePoint environment. In this course, SharePoint 2016 Architecture and Design, you’ll learn how to work with a client to create a successful design and architecture. First, you’ll learn current SharePoint Architecture Models. Next, you’ll explore designing a Farm by Planning MinRole Tolopologies. Finally, you’ll discover how to design a SharePoint farm from scratch. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a foundational knowledge of SharePoint Architecture and Design that will help you as you move forward to working with clients, internal or external, to create effective designs and architecture to meet their needs.Software required: Windows 2012 [email protected] or higher, SharePoint 2016 or 2019, SQL 2014 or higher.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Understanding SharePoint Architecture Models
  3. Designing a SharePoint Farm
  4. Planning MinRole SharePoint Farm Topology
  5. Designing SharePoint Sites and Site Collections
  6. Preparing for SharePoint Enterprise Search Architecture
  7. Introduction

Planning for SharePoint Server 2016: Logical Architecture and Integrations

by Vlad Catrinescu

Sep 26, 2016 / 1h 37m

1h 37m

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Planning is the key to success in most of your professional activities, and it applies to SharePoint as well. Before starting to install and configure your SharePoint farm, you need to plan what other services you will integrate it with, as well as how you will secure and backup your SharePoint farm. In this course, Planning for SharePoint Server 2016: Logical Architecture and Integrations, you'll learn foundational knowledge on how to plan your SharePoint Server logical architecture. First, you will learn what needs to be planned if you want to integrate SharePoint Server 2016 with other Microsoft servers such as Project Server and Exchange Server 2016. Next, you'll learn the available authentication methods in SharePoint, and what security methods you could implement such as SSL bridging, anti-virus, and transport security to keep your SharePoint safe. Finally, you'll learn the different ways to backup SharePoint, and why it's important to test your backups. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of SharePoint 2016 needed to properly plan a SharePoint 2016 logical architecture according to your business needs. This course also covers part of the "Planning" objectives of the SharePoint 2016 MCSE Exam 70-339.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Introduction
  3. Planning for Project Server Integration
  4. Planning for Exchange Server Integration
  5. Planning the Logical Architecture
  6. Plan Farm Security and Authorization
  7. Planning for Enterprise Search
  8. Plan for Backup and Restore
  9. Putting It All Together
  10. Course Conclusion

Planning for SharePoint Server 2016: Physical Topology and Services

by Vlad Catrinescu

Sep 7, 2016 / 3h 33m

3h 33m

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SharePoint Server 2016 is the latest release of SharePoint Server and includes awesome features for business users, but quite a few changes for SharePoint IT Professionals. New features such as MinRole, combined with new requirements such as mandatory Office Online Server configuration for Business Intelligence, will change the way that SharePoint Administrators will design their SharePoint farm. In this course, Planning for SharePoint Server 2016: Physical Topology and Services, you'll learn foundational knowledge in order to properly plan for a SharePoint 2016 topology according to your business needs. First, you'll learn how to architecture a topology in Traditional, Streamlined, and MinRole strategies. Next, you'll learn how to plan for your Service Applications such as Search, User Profile, and the Productivity Service applications, as well as how they can affect your Physical Topology. Finally, you'll learn how to plan for SharePoint Hybrid, Business Intelligence, SharePoint 2013 Workflows, SharePoint add-ins and more. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge of SharePoint 2016 needed to properly plan a SharePoint 2016 Physical Topology according to your business needs. This course also covers part of the "Planning" Objectives of the SharePoint 2016 MCSE Exam 70-339.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Introduction
  3. Gathering the Requirements
  4. Choosing a Topology
  5. Planning a SharePoint 2016 Traditional Farm
  6. Planning a SharePoint 2016 Streamlined Farm
  7. Planning a SharePoint 2016 MinRole Farm
  8. Planning for High Availability and Disaster Recovery
  9. Planning Productivity Service Applications
  10. Planning the Search Service Application Topology
  11. Planning User Profile Synchronization and Social Features
  12. Planning for Office Online Server
  13. Planning for Business Intelligence
  14. Planning for SharePoint Hybrid
  15. Planning for SharePoint Add-ins
  16. Planning for SharePoint 2013 Workflows
  17. Putting It All Together
  18. Course Conclusion

Planning and Managing SharePoint 2016 Productivity Solutions

by Liam Cleary

Mar 28, 2018 / 3h 38m

3h 38m

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As a SharePoint Administrator, you are tasked with ensuring productivity solutions are available within the organization. There are many services and components that should be enabled, deployed, and configured to support this. Knowing which ones to use, and how to deploy them is just one element of this process. In this course, Planning and Managing SharePoint 2016 Productivity Solutions, you will learn foundational knowledge of/gain the ability to create and configure features that ensure SharePoint is an effective and resourceful tool in your organization. First, you will learn how to configure and implement service applications to provide productivity solutions. Next, you will discover how configuring Hybrid to Office 365 can benefit both you as a SharePoint Administrator and your end users. Finally, you will explore how to manage solutions within SharePoint, whether custom developed or purchased from the Microsoft Store. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of SharePoint 2016 Productivity Solutions needed to configure, implement, and manage SharePoint 2016 Productivity Solutions.

Table of contents
  1. Create and Configure App Management
  2. Create and Configure Productivity Services
  3. Create and Configure Productivity Services for Hybrid
  4. Create and Configure a Business Connectivity Service (BCS) and Secure Store Application
  5. Manage SharePoint Solutions and Applications
  6. Manage SharePoint Add-ins
  7. Course Overview

Intermediate

These courses teach you methods for core configuration and management of SharePoint 2016.

Configuring SharePoint 2016 Workloads

by Liam Cleary

May 15, 2019 / 3h 22m

3h 22m

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In this course, Configuring SharePoint 2016 Workloads, you will learn foundational knowledge of/gain the ability to Implement and Manage SharePoint 2016 Workloads. First, you will learn how to configure and use Web Applications and Site Collections. Next, you will discover how to implement User Profiles and My Sites. Next, you will learn how to configure and implement Web Content and Enterprise Content Management capabilities. Finally, you will explore how to protect data using Data and Content protections. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of SharePoint 2016 Workloads needed to configure and manage them within your organizations SharePoint 2016 implementation.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Creating and Maintaining SharePoint Site Collections
  3. Configuring SharePoint My Sites and User Profiles
  4. Managing User Profiles and Social Permissions
  5. Implementing Web Content Management
  6. Planning and Configuring Enterprise Content Management
  7. Deploying Data and Content Protections

Managing SharePoint 2016 Search

by Mark Ingram

Aug 10, 2017 / 2h 21m

2h 21m

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You are required to set up and optimize search in a SharePoint 2016 environment, but you know very little about it. In this course, Managing SharePoint 2016 Search, you'll learn to understand, configure, and optimize SharePoint search. First, you'll explore the search service application architecture. Next, you'll dive into how to manage the search schema and taxonomy. Finally, you'll learn to set up hybrid search with Office 365. By the end of the course, you'll have a solid understanding of the search service application architecture, how to use its various components, and how to set up different content sources to be searched in SharePoint 2016.

Table of contents
  1. Managing the Search Schema
  2. Managing Taxonomy
  3. Search Service Application Architecture
  4. Configuring Enterprise Search
  5. Introduction to SharePoint 2016 Search
  6. Optimizing Search
  7. Hybrid Search
  8. Recapping the Journey
  9. Course Overview

Upgrading Your Farm to SharePoint 2016

by Matthew McDermott

Sep 30, 2016 / 3h 50m

3h 50m

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Are you planning, evaluating, or neck-deep in a SharePoint Upgrade? In this course, Upgrading Your Farm to SharePoint 2016, you will learn the steps necessary to prepare, audit, and execute an upgrade from SharePoint 2013 to SharePoint 2016. First, you will learn how to conduct a detailed farm audit. Next, you'll learn how to properly upgrade SharePoint Service Applications. Finally, you'll learn how to upgrade SharePoint content. Along the way you will learn how to troubleshoot issues and create a plan for upgrading your farm. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to be able to perform your own upgrade of SharePoint 2013 to SharePoint 2016. Software required: SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2016.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Should You Upgrade or Migrate to SharePoint 2016?
  3. Planning an Upgrade
  4. Surveying a SharePoint Farm
  5. Concepts of Upgrading Service Applications
  6. Upgrading the Initial Service Applications
  7. Upgrading the User Profile Service
  8. Upgrading the Search Service Application
  9. Upgrading SharePoint Content
  10. Connecting and Reconnecting Services
  11. Finalizing the Upgrade

Managing SharePoint 2016 with PowerShell

by Liam Cleary

Sep 11, 2018 / 2h 57m

2h 57m

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As a SharePoint Administrator, you are always asked to make changes, update permissions, setup web applications, site collections and sites, and somehow make sure everything works all the time. Natively SharePoint has an excellent Administration interface, known as Central Administration that can be used. However, PowerShell scripting can assist with the management to create repeatable scripts that can be run as needed giving you more power and control over managing your SharePoint Farm. In this course, Managing SharePoint 2016 with PowerShell, you will learn foundational knowledge to create PowerShell scripts. First, you will learn SharePoint PowerShell basic. Next, you will discover how to manage SharePoint Users, Sites, and Services easily with PowerShell. Finally, you will explore how to backup, restore, and troubleshoot SharePoint using PowerShell. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of PowerShell for SharePoint needed to support and manage SharePoint with PowerShell effectively.

Table of contents
  1. Connecting and Running PowerShell for SharePoint
  2. Creating Objects Using PowerShell
  3. Managing Service Applications with PowerShell
  4. Managing Content and Databases with PowerShell
  5. Troubleshooting with PowerShell
  6. Performing Backups, Restores, and Common Administration Tasks
  7. Course Overview

SharePoint 2016 Backup and Recovery

by Liam Cleary

Nov 16, 2018 / 3h 13m

3h 13m

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As a SharePoint administrator, one of your main tasks is to ensure that your SharePoint farm is online to meet your company support SLAs. In order to achieve this, a good backup and recovery approach is needed. In this course, SharePoint 2016 Backup and Recovery, you will learn multiple ways to backup and restore SharePoint from SQL backups, as well as backup SharePoint backups to other tools such as Microsoft’s System Center DPM. First, you will delve into using the native SharePoint backup and recovery tools, including how to use PowerShell to backup and restore SharePoint 2016. Next, you will discover how system center data protection manager can also help with backup and recovery. Finally, you will explore best practices to optimize backup and recovery. When you’re finished with this course, you will know the what, why, and how of backup and recovery of SharePoint 2016.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. SharePoint Backup and Recovery Scenarios
  3. SharePoint Farm Backup and Recovery Using Central Administration and SQL
  4. Creating a SharePoint Backup and Recovery Plan
  5. Preparing to Backup and Restore
  6. Backing up Configuration, Content, and Customizations within SharePoint
  7. Restoring Configuration, Content, and Customizations within SharePoint
  8. Using System Center Data Protection Manager to Back up SharePoint
  9. Best Practices for SharePoint Backup and Restore

Configuring the User Profile Service Application in SharePoint 2016

by Bill Kulterman

Mar 27, 2017 / 2h 2m

2h 2m

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If you are planning to use any of the social features of SharePoint such as My Sites, Yammer, and even user profiles, then you are going to need to know how to configure the User Profile Service Application (UPSA), and use it to import user profile information into SharePoint. In this course, Configuring the User Profile Service Application in SharePoint 2016, you'll learn just that. First, you'll discover how to create the UPSA and the MY Site Host. Next, you'll explore how to perform a simple AD Import to bring user profile information into the UPSA. Finally, you'll learn to install and configure Microsoft Identity Manager and use it with for a full synchronization of user profile information from Active Directory, along with user profile pictures, into the UPSA and SharePoint. When you are finished with this course, you'll have the skills and the knowledge to create the User Profile Service Application and import, or synchronize user profile data from Active Directory.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Introduction
  3. Create the User Profile Service Application
  4. Create a Synchronization Connection
  5. Perform the Active Directory Import
  6. Intro to Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) with SharePoint 2016
  7. Installing SQL for Use with MIM
  8. Installing Microsoft Identity Manager
  9. Preparing for Synchronization
  10. Start the Synchronization with MIM
  11. Summary

Advanced

Though not advanced in nature, this final course of the path focuses on implementing Security measures in SharePoint 2016.

SharePoint Security End to End

by Liam Cleary

Dec 28, 2016 / 5h 37m

5h 37m

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Description

SharePoint has been around for quite a few years and yet still every environment that is built is different. Sometimes firewalls are used, sometimes not. Group Policy and and other rules are implemented to help try and mitigate a perceived threat. In reality, a lot of the security issues seen with SharePoint comes back to initial deployment and configuration issues. Knowing how to secure SharePoint, from the base operating systems, to the end user access is something that cannot be ignored or forgotten. In this course, SharePoint Security End to End, you'll learn how to best protect your SharePoint environment from possible security threats. First, you'll learn about preparing Windows Server for a secure SharePoint installation. Next, you'll learn all about creating and applying application level policies. Finally, you'll wrap up the course learning how to enable hybrid services and features for SharePoint. By the end of this course, you'll feel confident in setting up a better, more secure, SharePoint enviornment.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Preparing Windows Server for a Secure SharePoint Installation
  3. Creating and Applying Group Policies for SharePoint Servers
  4. Installing SharePoint as Least Privilege
  5. Creating and Applying Application Level Policies
  6. Configuring SharePoint for Authentication and Authorization
  7. Enabling SharePoint to use Federated Authentication
  8. Securing SharePoint On-premises Data
  9. Protecting Access to SharePoint
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