SharePoint 2013 Site Collection and Site Administration (55033AC)


Duration: 5 days

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.

This course is intended for SharePoint site collection administrators, site administrators, and power users who are tasked with working within the SharePoint environment. 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


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.

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

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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
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Define SharePoint 2013 roles and terminology
Navigate SharePoint 2013
Utilize functions available in the Microsoft ribbon
Module 2: Create and add basic content to SharePoint

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 After completing this module, students will be able to:
Define governance and its role within SharePoint 2013
Define and develop information architecture
Module 3: Develop a site structure

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
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Implement a site structure
Add and customize apps
Create and customize views
Module 4: Modify site navigation

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
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Create new site columns
Design and implement content types
Implement a taxonomy using the Managed Metadata Service
Implement the Content Organizer
Define site and list templates
Module 5: Define best practices around creating consistency

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
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Explain the concept of sharing
Design and implement security
Module 6: Define best practices around SharePoint 2013 security

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
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Implement themes and add a logo
Add web parts to pages
Module 7: Leverage audiences for targeting content

Extending a Company Portal This module covers how companies can extend their SharePoint 2013 environment to include data from other lines 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Define external content types
Define and implement records management
Module 8: Define and implement an eDiscovery center

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
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Enable web content management
Create a Managed Metadata navigation site
Implement image constraints
Define the structure of pages
Module 9: Implement a publishing workflow

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 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the role of social computing in SharePoint 2013
Describe best practices for implementing social collaboration
Design a social experience
Module 10: Implement a community site leveraging the social computing features of SharePoint 2013

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
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Create an enterprise Search Center
Module 11: Customize the Search Center

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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Explain the role of governance for SharePoint
Module 12: Develop a governance plan and team

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Identify additional settings for site collection administrators
Identify additional settings for site administrators