Sharepoint - Planning and Administration


This two-day course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to plan and administer a Microsoft SharePoint 2016 environment. The course teaches you how to deploy, administer, and troubleshoot your SharePoint environment. This course also provides guidelines, best practices, and considerations that help you optimize your SharePoint deployment.

COURSE LENGTH: 2 Days, Delivery: Online or In-Class.



  • Describe the key features of SharePoint 2016.

  • Design an information architecture for a SharePoint 2016 deployment.

  • Design a logical architecture for a SharePoint 2016 deployment.

  • Design the physical architecture for a SharePoint 2016 deployment.

  • Install and configure SharePoint 2016.

  • Create and configure web applications and site collections.

  • Plan and configure service applications for a SharePoint 2016 deployment.

  • Manage users and permissions, and secure content in a SharePoint 2016 deployment.

  • Configure authentication in a SharePoint 2016 deployment.

  • Configure platform and farm-level security in a SharePoint 2016 deployment.

  • Manage information taxonomy in SharePoint web applications and site collections.

  • Configure and manage user profiles and audiences.

  • Configure and manage the search experience in SharePoint 2016.

  • Monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot a SharePoint 2016 deployment.


Experience in the following is required for this Sharepoint class:

  • Software management in a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 enterprise server environment.

  • Deploying and managing applications natively, virtually, and in the cloud.

  • Administering IIS.

  • Configuring AD DS for use in authentication, authorization, and as a user store.

  • Managing an application remotely by using Windows PowerShell 4.0.

  • Managing databases and server roles in SQL Server.

  • Connecting applications to SQL Server.

  • Implementing claims-based security.

  • Using Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines.

Course Overview

Introducing SharePoint 2016

The Key Components of a SharePoint Deployment
New features in SharePoint 2016
SharePoint 2016 Deployment Options


Designing an Information Architecture

Identifying Business Requirements
Understanding Business Requirements for Information Architecture
Organizing Information in SharePoint 2016
Planning for Discoverability

Identifying Site Columns, Content Types, and Term Sets

Designing Keywords, Synonyms, Promoted Results, Thesaurus, and Managed Properties
Designing a Taxonomy


Designing a Logical Architecture

Overview of a SharePoint 2016 Logical Architecture
Documenting Your Logical Architecture

Planning a Logical Architecture
Producing a Logical Architecture Diagram


Designing a Physical Architecture 

Designing the Physical Requirements of a SharePoint Deployment
Designing Supporting Software for the Physical Components of a SharePoint Deployment
SharePoint Farm Topologies
Mapping a Logical Architecture Design to a Physical Architecture Design

Designing a Physical Architecture Developing a Physical Architecture Design Diagram


Installing and Configuring SharePoint 2016

Installing SharePoint 2016
Scripting the Installation and Configuring a SharePoint 2016 Environment
Configuring SharePoint 2016 Farm Settings

Provisioning a SharePoint 2016 Server Farm

Configuring Incoming Email
Configuring Outgoing Email
Configuring Integration with Microsoft Office Web Apps Server 2016


Creating Web Applications and Site Collections

Creating Web Applications
Configuring Web Applications
Creating and Configuring Site Collections
Creating a Web Application
Configuring a Web Application
Creating and Configuring Site Collections
Creating a Site Collection in a New Content Database
Using Fast Site Collection Creation


Planning and Configuring Service Applications

Introduction to the Service Application Architecture
Creating and Configuring Service Applications
Provisioning a Managed Metadata Service Application with Central Administration
Provisioning a Managed Metadata Service Application with Windows PowerShell
Configuring Service Applications for Document Conversions
Configuring Service Application Proxy groups

Managing Users, Permissions, and Securing Content

Configuring Authorization in SharePoint 2016
Managing Access to Content
Creating a Web Application Policy
Creating and Managing SharePoint Groups
Creating Custom Permission Levels
Managing Permissions and Inheritance
Managing Site Collection Security
Enabling Anonymous Access to a Site


Configuring Authentication for SharePoint 2016

Overview of Authentication
Configuring Federated Authentication
Configuring Server-to-Server Authentication
Configuring Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) to Make a Web Application a Relying Party
Configuring SharePoint to Trust AD FS as an Identity Provider
Configuring a Web Application to Use the AD FS Identity Provider


Securing a SharePoint 2016 Deployment

Securing the Platform
Configuring Farm-Level Security
Configuring SharePoint and Microsoft SQL Server to Communicate Over Nonstandard Ports
Hardening a SharePoint Server Farm
Configuring Blocked File Types
Configuring Web Part Security
Implementing Security Auditing


Managing Taxonomy

Managing Content Types
Understanding Managed Metadata
Configuring the Managed Metadata Service
Creating Content Types for Propagation
Publishing Content Types Across Site Collections
Configuring the Managed Metadata Service
Creating Term Sets and Terms
Consuming Term Sets


Configuring User Profiles

Configuring the User Profile Service Application
Managing User Profiles and Audiences
Configuring the User Profile Service Application
Configuring Directory Import and Synchronization
Provisioning My Sites
Configuring Audiences


Configuring Enterprise Search

Understanding the Search Service Architecture
Configuring the Search Service
Managing Enterprise Search
Configuring the Search Service Application
Configuring a File Share Content Source
Configuring a Local SharePoint Content Source
Creating a Search Center
Configuring a Result Source and a Query Rule
Customizing the Search Experience
Creating and Deploying a Thesaurus
Configuring Entity Extractors and Refiners
Managing Query Spelling Correction


Monitoring and Maintaining a SharePoint 2016 Environment 

Monitoring a SharePoint Environment
Tuning and Optimizing a SharePoint Environment
Planning and Configuring Caching
Troubleshooting a SharePoint Environment
Configuring Usage and Health Data
Configuring Diagnostic Logging
Configuring Health Analyzer Rules
Reviewing Usage and Health Data
Analyzing Network Traffic

Analyzing SharePoint Page Performance

You will be invoiced via Email