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Designing a SharePoint 2010 Infrastructure

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Designing a Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Infrastructure


Length: 5 Days
Audience(s): IT Professionals
Technology: Microsoft Sharepoint Server 2010
Delivery Method: Instructor-Led, Classroom

About this course

This 5 day ILT course teaches IT Professionals to design and deploy Microsoft SharePoint 2010

Audience Profile

This course is intended for IT Professionals who use Microsoft SharePoint 2010 in a team-based, medium-sized to large environment. While they may have implemented a SharePoint deployment, they have limited experience in designing a SharePoint infrastructure. They likely work as a senior administrator who acts as a technical lead over a team of administrators. Members of this audience should have at least 6 months experience with SharePoint 2010 (including pre-released versions of the product)

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Create a logical architecture design
  • Create a logical Service Application architecture
  • Create a capacity and performance plan for SharePoint 2010
  • Map the logical architecture, service application architecture, and the capacity and performance plan against a physical architecture
  • Design a security plan for SharePoint 2010 based on the principle of least-privilege
  • Create an authentication plan for SharePoint 2010 that meets the business requirements
  • Create a corporate taxonomy plan for a SharePoint 2010 environment and enable consumption of the terms within the term store
  • Design a SharePoint 2010 environment that supports social computing features including user profiles and My Sites
  • Design and implement search strategy in SharePoint 2010
  • Translate business requirements for content management into an Enterprise Content Management solution
  • Create a plan that reflects the role of SharePoint in an overarching corporate Business Intelligence strategy
  • Develop the key SharePoint elements of a governance plan that is in agreement with the overarching corporate governance strategy
  • Develop a plan for maintaining and monitoring a SharePoint 2010 deployment
  • Develop a business continuity plan for SharePoint 2010
  • Plan an upgrade from a previous SharePoint Product and Technologies version to SharePoint 2010

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Designing a Logical Architecture

    • This module explains how to create a logical architecture design
  • Lessons

    • Identifying Business Requirements
    • Overview of SharePoint 2010 Logical Architecture
    • Documenting Your SharePoint 2010 Environment
    • Documenting the Logical Architecture
  • Lab: Designing a Logical Architecture

    • Mapping Business Requirements to a Logical Architecture Design
    • Creating a Logical Architecture Diagram
    • Identify business requirements and describe how business requirements affect the logical architecture of a SharePoint 2010 deployment.
    • Map business requirements to SharePoint 2010 architecture components.
    • Explain the importance of documentation and describe the options for documenting logical architecture.
    • Describe how to document a logical architecture design.


  • Module 2: Planning a Service Application Architecture

    • This module explains how to create a logical Service Application architecture
  • Lessons

    • Introduction to the Service Application Architecture in SharePoint 2010
    • Service Application Architecture and Components
    • Topologies for Service Applications
    • Mapping Service Applications to Your Logical Architecture
  • Lab: Planning a Service Application Architecture

    • Identifying and Designing Service Applications
    • Creating Service Applications and Assigning Proxy Groups
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the service application architecture in SharePoint 2010 and list the available service applications.
    • Describe the components and options that are available in the service application architecture in SharePoint 2010.
    • Describe some of the topology options for service applications and their respective benefits.
    • Describe how to map and document business requirements to service applications.


  • Module 3: Planning for Performance and Capacity

    • This module explains how to create a capacity and performance plan for SharePoint 2010
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  • Lessons

    • Principles of Performance Planning
    • Designing for Performance
    • Principles of Capacity Planning
    • Designing for Capacity
  • Lab: Planning for Capacity and Performance

    • Creating a Performance Plan
    • Creating a Capacity Plan
  • After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe the principles of designing to maximize performance.
    • Create a SharePoint 2010 performance design that mitigates performance problems.
    • Describe how capacity planning affects the design of a SharePoint 2010 implementation.
    • Create a SharePoint 2010 farm design that caters for current and future capacity demands.


  • Module 4: Designing a Physical Architecture

    • This module explains how to map the logical architecture, service application architecture, and the capacity and performance plan against a physical architecture
  • Lessons

    • Designing Physical Components for SharePoint Deployments
    • Designing Supporting Components for SharePoint Deployments
    • SharePoint Farm Topologies
    • Mapping a Logical Architecture Design to a Physical Architecture Design
  • Lab: Designing a Physical Architecture

    • Planning the Physical Architecture
    • Troubleshooting a Name Resolution Problem
  • After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe the physical design requirements for SharePoint 2010.
    • Describe the supporting requirements for a successful SharePoint 2010 physical design.
    • Identify SharePoint farm topologies.
    • Map a logical architecture design to a physical architecture design.


  • Module 5: Designing a Security Plan

    • This module explains how to design a security plan for SharePoint 2010 based on the principle of least-privilege
  • Lessons

    • Designing to Secure SharePoint 2010
    • Planning for Service Accounts
    • Planning Security for Users and Groups
    • Planning for SSL
  • Lab: Designing a Security Plan

    • Designing for Least-Privilege Security
    • Identifying and Resolving Potential Security Issues
    • Granting Read Access to the Production Auditors Group
  • After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe the security architecture in SharePoint 2010 and the importance of the principle of least privilege.
    • Identify and plan security for core service accounts.
    • Describe the considerations for implementing security for users and groups.
    • Explain the options for implementing Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) in SharePoint 2010.


  • Module 6: Planning Authentication

    • This module explains how to create an authentication plan for SharePoint 2010 that meets business requirements
  • Lessons

    • Overview of Authentication
    • Introduction to Claims-based Authentication
    • Selecting Authentication Methods
  • Lab: Planning Authentication

    • Planning Authentication for Contoso, Ltd
    • Enabling Claims-Based Authentication
  • After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe the different authentication and authorization methods that SharePoint 2010 uses.
    • Describe claims-based authentication in SharePoint 2010.
    • Select the most appropriate authentication method for a given SharePoint 2010 design.


  • Module 7: Planning Managed Metadata

    • This module explains how to create a corporate taxonomy plan for a SharePoint 2010 environment and enable consumption of the terms within the term store
  • Lessons

    • Metadata in SharePoint 2010
    • Overview of Content Types
    • Mapping Managed Metadata to Business Requirements
  • Lab: Planning Managed Metadata

    • Designing Content Types and a Term Set Framework
    • Creating the Managed Metadata Service Application
    • Importing Term Sets
    • Publishing a Content Type
  • After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe the function of managed metadata in SharePoint 2010.
    • Describe the function of content types and explain how to apply them to business requirements.
    • Match the managed metadata architecture in SharePoint 2010 to business requirements.


  • Module 8: Planning Social Computing

    • This module explains how to design a SharePoint 2010 environment that supports social computing features including user profiles and My Sites
  • Lessons

    • Overview of Social Computing
    • Planning for Social Computing Functionality in SharePoint 2010
    • Planning for the User Profile Service
  • Lab: Planning Social Computing

    • Planning User Profiles
    • Configuring User Profile Synchronization
  • After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe the social computing functionality that is available in Microsoft SharePoint 2010.
    • Describe how the social computing functionality in SharePoint 2010 meets business needs.
    • Plan user profiles for providing social computing functionality.
  • Module 9: Designing an Enterprise Search Strategy

    • This module explains how to design and implement search strategy in SharePoint 2010
  • Lessons

    • Overview of SharePoint 2010 Search Architecture
    • Search Topologies in SharePoint 2010
    • Capacity and Performance Planning for Search
    • Mapping Business Requirements to Search Design
  • Lab: Designing an Enterprise Search Strategy

    • Planning for Search
    • Planning Physical Topology
    • Creating Search Service Applications
    • Configuring Search
  • After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe the search architecture and process in SharePoint 2010.
    • Describe the topologies that are available in SharePoint 2010 to service a range of search requirements across business models.
    • Plan and document enterprise search for capacity and performance.
    • Describe how to map business requirements to the SharePoint Enterprise and FAST search architectures.


  • Module 10: Planning Enterprise Content Management

    • This module explains how to translate business requirements for content management into an Enterprise Content Management solution.
  • Lessons

    • Overview of Enterprise Content Management
    • Planning Tasks for Content Management
    • Planning Features and Policies for Content Management
    • Planning Web Content Management
  • Lab: Planning Enterprise Content Management

    • Developing a Content Management Plan
    • Enabling and Configuring Document IDs and Content Organizer
    • Configuring Retention Policies and Records Management
  • After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe the core functionality of ECM in SharePoint Server 2010 that influences your design.
    • Describe the major steps that you should take when you plan a content management solution in SharePoint Server 2010.
    • Describe the considerations for planning features and policies for content management for SharePoint Server 2010.
    • Describe how to plan for Web content management in SharePoint Server 2010.


  • Module 11: Planning a SharePoint 2010 Implementation of a Business Intelligence Strategy

    • This module explains how to create a plan that reflects the role of SharePoint in an overarching corporate Business Intelligence strategy
  • Lessons

    • Overview of Business Intelligence Principles
    • Planning Data Access by Using BCS
    • Planning SharePoint 2010 Business Intelligence Solutions
    • Planning for Reporting and Presentation
  • Lab: Planning a SharePoint 2010 Implementation of a Business Intelligence Strategy

    • Planning the SharePoint Business Intelligence Implementation
    • Creating a BI Center and Enabling Excel Services
  • After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe the principles of BI.
    • Describe how to plan for data access by using BCS.
    • Describe data and security planning concerns for key BI tools.
    • Describe the roles of SQL Server Reporting Services and the BI Center in reporting and presenting BI components.


  • Module 12: Developing a Plan for Governance

    • This module explains how to develop the key SharePoint elements of a governance plan that is in agreement with the overarching corporate governance strategy
  • Lessons

    • Overview of Governance
    • Key Elements of a Governance Plan
    • Planning for Governance in SharePoint Server 2010
    • Governance Implementation Features and Policies in SharePoint Server 2010
  • Lab: Developing a Plan for Governance

    • Creating a Governance Plan
    • Implementing the Governance Plan
  • After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe the concept of governance.
    • Describe the key elements of a governance plan.
    • Plan for governance in SharePoint Server 2010.
    • Describe the governance implementation features and policies in SharePoint Server 2010.


  • Module 13: Designing a Maintenance and Monitoring Plan

    • This modules explains how to develop a plan for maintaining and monitoring a SharePoint 2010 deployment
  • Lessons

    • Principles of Maintenance and Monitoring
    • Creating a Maintenance Plan for SharePoint 2010
    • Creating a Monitoring Plan for SharePoint 2010
    • Considerations for the Maintenance and Monitoring of Associated Technologies
  • Lab: Designing a Maintenance and Monitoring Plan

    • Resolving an Error in SharePoint 2010
    • Splitting a Content Database
  • After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe the essential principles of a maintenance and monitoring plan.
    • Create a maintenance plan for SharePoint 2010.
    • Create a monitoring plan for SharePoint 2010.
    • Describe the considerations for developing a maintenance and monitoring plan that incorporates technologies that support SharePoint 2010.


  • Module 14: Planning Business Continuity

    • This module explains how to develop a business continuity plan for SharePoint 2010
  • Lessons

    • Overview of Business Continuity Management
    • Developing a Business Continuity Plan for SharePoint Server 2010
    • Creating a Backup and Restore Plan for SharePoint Server 2010
  • Lab: Planning Business Continuity

    • Creating a Backup and Restore Plan
    • Testing the Recovery Process
  • After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe business continuity management.
    • Describe how to develop a business continuity plan for SharePoint Server 2010.
    • Describe how to create a backup and restore plan for SharePoint Server 2010.


  • Module 15: Planning for Upgrading to SharePoint 2010

    • This modules explains how to plan an upgrade from a previous SharePoint Products and Technologies version to SharePoint 2010
  • Lessons

    • Identifying Upgrade Scenarios
    • Planning Your Upgrade
    • Upgrade Considerations
  • Lab: Planning for Upgrading to SharePoint 2010

    • Creating an Upgrade and Migration Plan
  • After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe the range of upgrade requirement options and the available upgrade methods.
    • Describe how to plan an upgrade to SharePoint 2010.
    • Explain the key upgrade considerations.