SharePoint 2013 Site Collection and Site Administration (55033)
This five-day instructor-led course is intended for power users, who are tasked with working within the SharePoint 2013 environment. This course will provide a deeper, narrowly-focused training on the important and popular skills needed to be an administrator for SharePoint site collections and sites.
SharePoint deployment or farm administration skills and tasks, which are required for IT professionals to manage SharePoint 2013, are available in separate Microsoft Official Courseware.
Who should attend
This course is intended for SharePoint site collection administrators, site administrators and power users who are tasked with working within the SharePoint environment.
Before attending this course, students must have:
- Windows client operating system: either Windows XP, Windows 7 or Windows 8
- Microsoft Office 2007, Office 2010 or Office 2013
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8 or 9
It is recommended students have familiarity with previous versions of SharePoint, though it is not a required prerequisite.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Design and implement a company portal structure using SharePoint 2013 objects including sites, libraries, lists and pages.
- Explain the role of security and permissions throughout SharePoint 2013
- Implement guidelines for consistency in building a company portal to aid in the day-to-day administration of content in SharePoint 2013.
- Enhance the design of and content on a company portal using SharePoint 2013 themes and web parts.
- Explain the importance of governance for the planning and managing future growth of the SharePoint 2013 implementation.
- Identify options to integrate data from other systems as well as preserve existing data
- Explain the role of social networking in SharePoint 2013 and its impact on collaboration
Detailed Course Outline
Module 1: Getting Started with SharePoint 2013
This module introduces SharePoint 2013 concepts to site collection and site administrators. Once administrators can explain basic terminology and how to navigate around SharePoint, they have a solid foundation for the rest of the course.
- Exploring SharePoint 2013 Site Collection and Site Administrator Roles
- Defining SharePoint Terminology
- Navigating a SharePoint Site
- Interacting with the Ribbon
- Creating and Editing Basic Content
Module 2: Planning a Company Portal Using SharePoint 2013
Governance in SharePoint plays a critical role in determining the potential success of a SharePoint deployment. When a greater emphasis is placed on governance, it gives organizations a better chance to succeed in the deployment and maintenance of SharePoint. Each organization must ensure that the proper policies and procedures are in place to keep SharePoint aligned with the overall business goals, even as business needs change. This module introduces the concept of governance and highlights best practices.
- Defining SharePoint Governance
- Working with Information Architecture
- Implementing Site Hierarchies
Module 3: Creating a Company Portal
The first major milestone, after planning the company portal, is executing and building the site structure. The site structure includes the components for storing and presenting information namely sites, lists and libraries and apps, which are new to SharePoint 2013. Because the site structure provides the framework for the entire portal, it is essential that site collection administrators have a firm grasp of creating sites, document libraries and lists, as well as managing navigation.
- Creating a Site Structure
- Defining SharePoint Apps
- Customizing Lists and Libraries
- Explaining Views on Lists and Libraries
- Creating Views on Lists and Libraries
- Modifying Navigation
Lab: Creating a Structured Company Portal
- Creating a New Main Department Site
- Creating a New Child Department Site
- Create New Apps for Documents and Lists
- Modifying Columns on an Existing List
- Adding Columns to an Existing List or Library
- Working with Versioning and Content Approval
- Creating a Custom View
- Updating the Global Navigation
- Updating the Current Navigation
Module 4: Creating Consistency across Sites
When setting up a SharePoint site collection, it will often involve repeating a certain number of tasks. Site collection administrators can reduce the effort of duplication by creating reusable objects in a central location by using the tools provided. When defining these in a single spot, site collection administrators can more efficiently manage their site collections as well as maintain consistency throughout the site.
- Defining Site Columns
- Defining Content Types
- Implementing a Taxonomy
- Configuring the Content Organizer
- Using Templates to Promote Consistency
Lab: Creating Custom Columns and Content Types
- Creating a Content Type
- Applying Content Types to Libraries
Lab: Implementing a Taxonomy
- Designing a Taxonomy
- Adding Managed Metadata Columns
Lab: Configuring the Content Organizer
- Setting Column Default Values
- Configuring the Content Organizer
Module 5: Securing a Company Portal
This module explains how permissions work within a site collection, and how the tools within SharePoint 2013 are used to manage and maintain them. It is crucial that SharePoint 2013 site collection and site administrators are able to create and manage permissions within SharePoint 2013.
- Explaining Permissions and Security in SharePoint
- Creating SharePoint Groups
- Managing Permissions within SharePoint
- Sharing versus Traditional Security
Lab: Managing Permissions in SharePoint
- Viewing Permissions of SharePoint Objects
- Adding Users and Groups to SharePoint Objects
- Creating a New SharePoint Group with Custom Permissions
- Creating New SharePoint Objects with Unique Permissions
Module 6: Customizing the Look of a Portal
This module explains how to design a company portal using out-of-the-box web parts and themes in SharePoint 2013.
- Changing the Appearance of the Portal
- Editing a Page
- Working with Web Parts and App Parts
- Targeting Audiences with Content
Lab: Adding and Configuring Web Parts
- Creating the Content Type
- Applying the Content Type
- Creating a List Template
- Adding Content to a List
- Creating a Managed Property
- Adding the Content Search Web Part
Lab: Connecting Web Parts
- Creating a Project Site
- Creating an Issue Tracking List
- Updating the Home Page
- Testing the Home Page
Lab: Applying Themes to Your Company Portal
- Adjusting the Theme
- Changing the Logo
Module 7: Extending a Company Portal
This module covers how companies can extend their SharePoint 2013 environment to include data from other line of business applications using SharePoint Designer 2013. It also explores how companies can leverage SharePoint for records management and eDiscovery.
- Creating External Content Types
- Setting up an eDiscovery Center
- Exploring other Records Management Options
Lab: Accessing External Data
- Create the External Content Type
- Creating the Lists and Forms
- Testing the External List
- Working with Business Data Web Parts
Lab: Leveraging Records Management to Preserve Data
- Using a Records Center
- Using an eDiscovery Center
Module 8: Leveraging Web Content Management
This module defines the process for using the publishing features of SharePoint 2013 to create rich content pages.
- Enabling Web Content Management
- Managing the Structure of Web Content
- Navigating a Site Using Managed Metadata
- Configuring a Published Approval Workflow
Lab: Creating a Rich Publishing Site
- Creating a Web Content Management Site
- Creating a News Site
- Setting the Default Page Layout
- Configuring Image Renditions
- Creating News Pages
Lab: Configuring a Published Approval Process
- Adding a Publishing Approval Workflow
- Testing the Workflow
Lab: Implementing a Managed Navigation Site
- Enabling the Managed Metadata Navigation
- Creating Navigation Terms
- Creating Additional News Pages
- Controlling the Navigation and Page Structure
Module 9: Bridging the Social Gap
An important advancement in SharePoint 2013 is the expansion of social computing features. Many organizations have challenges when working with internal talent management, also known as knowledge management. For example, an organization may need to find an individual with the specific skills and knowledge to assist in completing a task or project. SharePoint 2013 offers a viable platform to help organizations with talent or knowledge management.
- Configuring Social Features in SharePoint 2013
- Creating a Community Site
Lab: Designing a Social Experience in SharePoint 2013
- Enabling Content Ratings
- Configuring RSS Feeds
- Enabling Social Features in My Profile
Lab: Creating a Community Site
- Creating the Community Site
- Configuring the Community Site
- Creating a Discussion
- Replying to a Discussion
- Managing a Discussion
Module 10: Finding Information Using Search
It is often challenging for many organizations to find information quickly and easily. Users can use the search function within SharePoint 2013 to search across a variety of content sources including documents, people and line of business applications with little to no additional configuration. With a small amount of effort, however, organizations can create a robust search experience that is in alignment with their business needs. In this module, students will learn how to leverage search within SharePoint 2013 to help users more quickly find the information they need.
- Exploring the Search Features of SharePoint 2013
- Configuring the Search Settings
Lab: Configuring an Advanced Search Center
- Connecting to a Search Center
- Creating a Managed Property
- Creating a Result Source
- Configuring the Search Center
- Updating the Refinement Panel
- Updating Search Navigation
Module 11: Controlling and Planning for Growth
It is necessary to develop a formal governance plan and committee to maintain quality and consistency in SharePoint. Governance defines policies, procedures and guidelines for how SharePoint will be managed and outlines the roles, responsibilities and actions required to administer and support the SharePoint environment.
- Reviewing Governance for Site Administration
- Discussing the Execution of Governance
Module 12: Administering a Company Portal Built on SharePoint 2013
This module covers other tools and settings in SharePoint 2013. Site collection administrators or site administrators work as part of their day-to-day activities.
- Exploring Settings for Site Collection Administrators
- Exploring Settings for Site Administrators