Planning and Administering SharePoint 2016

Course Code: 5083


The course helps participants understand how to deploy, administer and troubleshoot a SharePoint environment, and equipping them with the skills and knowledge for successfully planning and administering a Microsoft SharePoint 2016 environment. The course also covers guidelines, best practices and considerations that help participants optimize their SharePoint deployment.

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Live Classroom
Duration: 5 days

Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 5 days

What You'll learn

  • Describe the key features of SharePoint 2016
  • Design 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


  • Key components of a SharePoint deployment
  • New features in SharePoint 2016
  • SharePoint 2016 deployment options
  • Identifying business requirements
  • Understanding business requirements
  • Organizing information in SharePoint 2016
  • Planning for discoverability
  • Lab: Designing an information architecture – Part one
    • Identifying site columns and content types
  • Lab: Creating an information architecture – Part two
    • Designing a business taxonomy
  • Overview of the SharePoint 2016 logical architecture
  • Documenting your logical architecture
  • Lab: Designing a logical architecture
    • Planning a logical architecture
    • Producing a logical architecture diagram
  • 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
    • Designing a physical architecture
  • Installing SharePoint 2016
  • Scripting installation and configuration of SharePoint
  • Configuring SharePoint 2016 farm settings
  • Lab: Deploying and configuring SharePoint 2016 – Part one
    • Provisioning a SharePoint 2016 farm
  • Lab: Deploying and configuring SharePoint 2016 – Part two
    • Configuring incoming email
    • Configuring outgoing email
    • Configuring integration with Office Online Server
  • Creating web applications
  • Configuring web applications
  • Creating and configuring site collections
  • Lab: Creating and configuring web applications
    • Creating a web application
    • Configuring a web application
  • Lab: Creating and configuring site collections
    • Creating and configuring site collections
    • Creating a site collection in a new content database
    • Using Fast Site Collection Creation
  • Introduction to the service application architecture
  • Creating and configuring service applications
  • Lab: Planning and configuring service applications
    • Provisioning a Managed Metadata Service application with Central Administration
    • Provisioning a Managed Metadata Service application with Windows PowerShell
    • Configuring the Word Automation Services service application for document conversion
    • Configuring service application proxy groups
  • Configuring authorization in SharePoint 2016
  • Managing access to content
  • Lab: Managing users and groups
    • Creating a web-application policy
    • Creating and managing SharePoint groups
    • Creating custom permission levels
  • Lab: Securing content in SharePoint sites
    • Managing permissions and inheritance
    • Managing site-collection security
    • Enabling anonymous access to a site
  • Overview of authentication
  • Configuring federated authentication
  • Configuring server-to-server authentication
  • Lab: Extend your SharePoint 2016 to support Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
    • Configuring Microsoft SharePoint 2016 to use federated identities
    • Configuring Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) to enable 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 the platform
  • Configuring farm-level security
  • Lab: Securing a SharePoint 2016 deployment
    • Configuring SharePoint Server communication security
    • Hardening a SharePoint server farm
    • Configuring blocked file types
    • Configuring Web Part security
    • Implementing security auditing
  • Managing content types
  • Understanding managed metadata
  • Configuring the managed metadata service
  • Lab: Configuring content-type propagation
    • Creating content types for propagation
    • Publishing content types across site collections
  • Lab: Configuring and using the managed metadata service
    • Configuring the managed metadata service
    • Creating term sets and terms
    • Consuming term sets
  • Configuring the User Profile Service Application
  • Managing user profiles and audiences
  • Lab: Configuring user profiles
    • Configuring the User Profile Service Application
    • Configuring directory import and synchronization
  • Lab: Configuring My Sites and audiences
    • Configuring My Sites
    • Configuring audiences
  • Understanding the Search Service Application architecture
  • Configuring Enterprise Search
  • Managing Enterprise Search
  • Lab: Configuring Enterprise Search
    • Configuring the Search Service Application
    • Configuring a file share content source
    • Configuring a local SharePoint content source
    • Creating a search center
  • Lab: Optimizing the search experience
    • 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 a SharePoint 2016 environment
  • Tuning and optimizing a SharePoint 2016 environment
  • Planning and configuring caching
  • Troubleshooting a SharePoint 2016 environment
  • Lab: Monitoring a SharePoint 2016 deployment
    • Configuring usage and health data collection
    • Configuring Sharepoint diagnostic logging
    • Configuring Health Analyzer rules
    • Reviewing usage and health data
  • Lab: Investigating page load times
    • Analyzing network traffic
    • Analyzing SharePoint page performance
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Participants for this course must have a thorough understanding of –

  • Software management in a Windows Server 2016 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

Who Should Attend

The course is highly recommended for –

  • Windows Server administrators
  • System administrators
  • SharePoint developers
  • SharePoint administrators
  • SharePoint architects
  • Software engineers

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