MCSE: SharePoint 2013 Boot Camp


Earn recognition for your expertise in helping a company organize, sync, collaborate, and share information across the organization.

The Academy’s MCSE SharePoint 2013 Boot Camp is a combination of the following official Microsoft courses:

Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements (20346B) (Exam 70-346)
Enabling Office 365 Services (20347A) (Exam 70-347)
Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 (20331B) (Exam 70-331)
Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 (20332B) (Exam 70-332)

This MCSE certification requires you to show continued ability to perform in your chosen solution area by completing a re-certification exam every three years.

This 14-day boot camp provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement and administer a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. This course covers implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. This course covers the implementation and configuration of core services including Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), networking services, and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 configuration.

This course covers advanced configuration of services necessary to deploy, manage and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as advanced networking services, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), identity management, rights management, Federated services, network load balancing, failover clustering, business continuity, and disaster recovery. Prepare for Exam 70-331—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013.

Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status—Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSE level. Prepare for Exam 70-332—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status—Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSE level.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

Deploy and Manage Windows Server 2012.
Describe Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
Manage AD DS objects.
Automate AD DS Administration.
Implement IPv4, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name System (DNS), IPv6, local storage, file and print services, and Group Policy.
Secure Windows servers by using Group Policy Objects (GPOs).
Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V.
Configure and Troubleshoot Domain Name System
Maintain Active Directory Domain Services
Manage User, Service Accounts, and User Desktops using Group Policy
Configure and Troubleshoot Remote Access
Install, Configure and Troubleshoot Network Policy Server
Implement Network Access Protection
Optimize File Services
Configure Encryption and Advanced Auditing
Deploy and Maintain Server Images
Implement Update Managements
Monitor Windows Server 2012
Configure advanced features for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name System (DNS), and configure IP Address Management (IPAM) with Windows Server 2012.
Configure and manage iSCSI, BranchCache, and FSRM.
Configure DAC to manage and audit access to shared files.
Plan and implement an AD DS deployment that includes multiple domains and forests and locations.
Implement and configure an Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) deployment.
Implement an AD RMS deployment and an AD FS deployment.
Provide high availability and load balancing for web-based applications by implementing Network Load Balancing (NLB).
Implement and validate high availability and load balancing for web-based applications by implementing NLB.
Provide high availability for network services and applications by implementing failover clustering.
Implement a failover cluster, and configure and validate a highly available network service.
Deploy and manage Hyper-V virtual machines in a failover cluster.
Implement a backup and disaster recovery solution based on business and technical requirements.
Describe the key features of SharePoint 2013
Design an information architecture and logical and physical architectures
Install and configure SharePoint Server 2013
Create web applications and site collections
Plan and configure service applications
Manage users and permissions
Configure authentication for SharePoint 2013
Secure a SharePoint 2013 deployment
Manage taxonomy
Configure user-profiles and enterprise search
Monitor and maintain a SharePoint 2013 environment
Plan and design a SharePoint 2013 environment to meet requirements for high availability and disaster recovery
Plan and implement a service application architecture for a SharePoint 2013 deployment
Configure and manage Business Connectivity Services features in a SharePoint 2013 deployment
Plan and configure social computing features, productivity and collaboration platforms and features, and Business Intelligence solutions
Optimize the search experience for an enterprise environment
Plan and configure enterprise content management in a SharePoint 2013 deployment and a web content management infrastructure to meet business requirements
Manage solutions in a SharePoint 2013 deployment
Configure and manage apps in a SharePoint Server 2013 environment
Develop and implement a governance plan for SharePoint Server 2013
Perform an upgrade or migration to SharePoint Server 2013


Before attending this course, students must have:

A good understanding of networking fundamentals, Active Directory, networking infrastructure, Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) fundamentals and networking concepts, and basic Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) concepts.
An understanding of and experience with configuring security and administration tasks in an enterprise environment.
Hands-on experience working with Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2012 enterprise environment.
Real-world experience implementing, managing, and configuring AD DS and networking infrastructure in an enterprise environment.
Four or more years of hands-on experience planning and maintaining SharePoint and other core technologies upon which SharePoint depends, including Windows Server 2008 R2 or later, Internet Information Services (IIS), Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 or later, Active Directory, and networking infrastructure services.
IT professional who plans, implements, and maintains a multi-server deployment of SharePoint 2013.
Working knowledge of and hands-on experience with SharePoint Online
Broad familiarity with SharePoint workloads
Experience with business continuity management, including data backup, restoration, and high availability
Experience with authentication and security technologies. Has experience with Windows PowerShell.
Experience with Windows PowerShell and knowledge of SQL Server Management Studio.

What’s included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands-on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps)
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

With several convenient training delivery methods offered, The Academy makes getting the training you need easy. Whether you prefer to learn in a classroom or an online live learning virtual environment, training videos hosted online, and private group classes hosted at your site. We offer expert instruction to individuals, government agencies, non-profits, and corporations. Our live classes, on-sites, and online training videos all feature certified instructors who teach a detailed curriculum and share their expertise and insights with trainees. No matter how you prefer to receive the training, you can count on The Academy for an engaging and effective learning experience.


  • Instructor Led (the best training format we offer)
  • Live Online Classroom – Online Instructor Led
  • Self-Paced Video

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Course 20346B

Module 1: Preparing for Office 365

Planning a Pilot
Introduction to Office 365
Provisioning Tenants
Enabling Client Connectivity

Module 2: Managing Users, Groups, and Licenses

Manage Users and Licenses by Using the Administration Center
Manage Security and Distribution Groups
Manage Cloud Identities with Windows PowerShell

Module 3: Administering Office 365

Manage Administrator Roles in Office 365
Configure Password Management
Administer Rights Management

Module 4: Planning and Managing Clients

Plan for Office Clients
Manage User-driven Client Deployments
Manage IT Deployments of Office 365 ProPlus
Office Telemetry and Reporting

Module 5: Planning DNS and Exchange Migration

Add and Configure Custom Domains
Recommend a Mailbox Migration Strategy
Configure external user sharing

Module 6: Planning Exchange Online and Configuring DNS Records

Plan for Exchange Online
Configure DNS Records for Services

Module 7: Administering Exchange Online

Configure Personal Archive Policies
Manage Anti-malware and Anti-spam Policies
Configure Additional Email Addresses for Users
Create and Manage External Contacts, Resources, and Groups

Module 8: Configuring SharePoint Online

Manage SharePoint Site Collections
Configure External User Sharing
Plan a Collaboration Solution

Module 9: Configuring Lync Online

Plan for Lync Online
Configure Lync Online Settings
Lab : Configuring Lync Online

Module 10: Implementing Directory Synchronization

Prepare On-premises Active Directory for DirSync
Set up DirSync
Manage Active Directory Users and Groups with DirSync In Place

Module 11: Implementing Active Directory Federation Services

Planning for AD FS
Install and Manage AD FS Servers
Install and Manage AD FS Proxy Servers

Module 12: Monitoring Office 365

Isolate Service Interruption
Monitor Service Health
Analyze Reports

Course 20347A

Module 1: Planning and provisioning Office 365

Overview of Office 365
Provisioning an Office 365 tenant
Planning a pilot deployment

Module 2: Managing Office 365 users and groups

Managing user accounts and licenses
Managing passwords and authentication
Managing security groups in Office 365
Managing Office 365 users and groups with Windows PowerShell
Configuring administrative access

Module 3: Configuring client connectivity to Microsoft Office 365

Planning for Office 365 clients
Planning connectivity for Office 365 clients
Configuring connectivity for Office 365 clients

Module 4: Planning and configuring directory synchronization

Planning and preparing for directory synchronization
Implementing directory synchronization by using Azure AD Connect
Managing Office 365 identities with directory synchronization

Module 5: Planning and deploying Office 365 ProPlus

Overview of Office 365 ProPlus
Planning and managing user-driven Office 365 ProPlus deployments
Planning and managing centralized deployments of Office 365 ProPlus
Office telemetry and reporting

Module 6: Planning and managing Exchange Online recipients and permissions

Overview of Exchange Online
Managing Exchange Online recipients
Planning and configuring Exchange Online permissions

Module 7: Planning and configuring Exchange Online services

Planning and configuring email flow in Office 365
Planning and configuring email protection in Office 365
Planning and configuring client access policies
Migrating to Exchange Online

Module 8: Planning and deploying Skype for Business Online

Planning and configuring Skype for Business Online service settings
Configuring Skype for Business Online users and client connectivity
Planning voice integration with Skype for Business Online

Module 9: Planning and configuring SharePoint Online

Configuring SharePoint Online services
Planning and configuring SharePoint site collections
Planning and configuring external user sharing

Module 10: Planning and configuring a Office 365 collaboration solution

Planning and managing Yammer Enterprise
Planning and configuring OneDrive for Business
Configuring Office 365 groups and Microsoft Teams

Module 11: Planning and configuring rights management and compliance

Overview of the compliance features in Office 365
Planning and configuring Azure Rights Mmanagement in Office 365
Managing the compliance features in Office 365

Module 12: Monitoring and troubleshooting Microsoft Office 365

Troubleshooting Office 365
Monitoring Office 365 service health

Module 13: Planning and configuring identity federation

Understanding identity federation
Planning an AD FS deployment
Deploy AD FS for identity federation with Office 365
Planning and implementing hybrid solutions (Optional)

Course 20331B

Module 1: Introducing SharePoint Server 2013

Key Components of a SharePoint Deployment
New Features in SharePoint 2013
SharePoint 2013 Deployment Options

Module 2: Designing an Information Architecture

Identifying Business Requirements
Understanding Business Requirements
Organizing Information in SharePoint 2013
Planning for Discoverability

Module 3: Designing a Logical Architecture

Overview of SharePoint 2013 Logical Architecture
Documenting Your Logical Architecture

Module 4: Designing a Physical Architecture

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

Module 5: Installing and Configuring SharePoint Server 2013

Installing SharePoint Server 2013
Scripting Installation and Configuration
Configuring SharePoint Server 2013 Farm Settings

Module 6: Creating Web Applications and Site Collections

Creating Web Applications
Configuring Web Applications
Creating and Configuring Site Collections

Module 7: Planning and Configuring Service Applications

Introduction to Service Application Architecture
Creating and Configuring Service Applications

Module 8: Managing Users and Permissions

Authorization in SharePoint 2013
Managing Access to Content
Module 9: Configuring Authentication for SharePoint 2013

Overview of Authentication
Configuring Federated Authentication
Configuring Server-to-Server Authentication

Module 10: Securing a SharePoint 2013 Deployment

Securing the Platform
Configuring Farm-Level Security

Module 11: Managing Taxonomy

Managing Content Types
Understanding Term Stores and Term Sets
Managing Term Stores and Term Sets

Module 12: Configuring User Profiles

Configuring the User Profile Service Application
Managing User Profiles and Audiences

Module 13: Configuring Enterprise Search

Understanding the Search Service Architecture
Configuring Enterprise Search
Managing Enterprise Search

Module 14: Monitoring and Maintaining a SharePoint 2013 Environment

Monitoring a SharePoint 2013 Environment
Tuning and Optimizing a SharePoint Environment
Planning and Configuring Caching
Troubleshooting a SharePoint 2013 Environment

Course 20332B

Module 1: Understanding the SharePoint Server 2013 Architecture

Core Components of the SharePoint 2013 Architecture
New Features in SharePoint Server 2013
SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Online Editions

Module 2: Designing Business Continuity Management Strategies

Designing Database Topologies for High Availability and Disaster Recovery
Designing SharePoint Infrastructure for High Availability
Planning for Disaster Recovery

Module 3: Planning and Implementing a Service Application Architecture

Planning Service Applications
Designing and Configuring a Service Application Topology
Configuring Service Application Federation

Module 4: Configuring and Managing Business Connectivity Services

Planning and Configuring Business Connectivity Services
Configuring the Secure Store Service
Managing Business Data Connectivity Models

Module 5: Connecting People

Managing User Profiles
Enabling Social Interaction
Building Communities
Understand and build communities and community sites in SharePoint 2013

Module 6: Enabling Productivity and Collaboration

Aggregating Tasks
Planning and Configuring Collaboration Features
Planning and Configuring Composites

Module 7: Planning and Configuring Business intelligence

Planning for Business Intelligence
Planning, Deploying, and Managing Business Intelligence Services
Planning and Configuring Advanced Analysis Tools

Module 8: Planning and Configuring Enterprise Search

Configuring Search for an Enterprise Environment
Configuring the Search Experience
Optimizing Search

Module 9: Planning and Configuring Enterprise Content Management

Planning Content Management
Planning and Configuring eDiscovery
Planning Records Management

Module 10: Planning and Configuring Web Content Management

Planning and Implementing a Web Content Management Infrastructure
Configuring Managed Navigation and Catalog Sites
Supporting Multiple Languages and Locales
Enabling Design and Customization
Supporting Mobile Users

Module 11: Managing Solutions in SharePoint Server 2013

Understanding the SharePoint Solution Architecture
Managing Sandbox Solutions

Module 12: Managing Apps for SharePoint Server 2013

Understanding the SharePoint App Architecture
Provisioning and Managing Apps and App Catalogs

Module 13: Developing a Governance Plan

Introduction to Governance Planning
Key Elements of a Governance Plan
Planning for Governance in SharePoint 2013
Implementing Governance in SharePoint 2013

Module 14: Upgrading and Migrating to SharePoint Server 2013

Preparing the Upgrade or Migration Environment
Performing the Upgrade Process
Managing a Site Collection Upgrade