55355 Advanced Technologies of SharePoint 2016


This five-day course will teach you how to plan, configure, and manage the advanced features in a SharePoint 2016 environment. The special areas of focus for this course include implementing high availability, disaster recovery, service application architecture, and Microsoft Business Connectivity Services. This course also focuses on social computing features, productivity, and collaboration platforms and features. Students also will learn about business intelligence solutions, Enterprise Content Management, web content management infrastructure, solutions, and apps. This course also covers how to develop and implement a governance plan, and how to perform an upgrade or a migration to SharePoint 2016.

This is the second in a sequence of two courses for IT Professionals and is aligned with the SharePoint 2016 IT Pro certification.


An ideal candidate for this course must have at least one year of experience with deploying and administering multiple SharePoint Server 2013 farms across a large enterprise. The candidate should have completed Course 20339-1A: Planning and Administering Microsoft SharePoint 2016, or should demonstrate equivalent skills

Before attending this course, students must demonstrate the following skills:

At least a one-year experience of mapping business requirements to both logical and physical technical designs.
Working knowledge of network design, including network security.
Software management experience in a Windows Server 2012 R2 enterprise server or Windows Server 2016 environment.
Deploying and managing applications natively, virtually, and in the cloud.
Administering IIS.
Configuring AD DS for use in authentication and authorization, and as a user store.
Managing an application remotely by using Windows PowerShell 2.0 or later.
Connecting applications to SQL Server.
Implementing claims-based security.

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

Training Solutions

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  • Live Online Classroom – Online Instructor-Led
  • Self-Paced Video

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Module 1: Introduction to SharePoint 2016
This module describes the core architectural components of a SharePoint Server environment and identifies the key new features and changes in SharePoint 2016.


The core SharePoint 2016 architecture
New features in SharePoint 2016
Lab: Reviewing Core Microsoft SharePoint concepts

Configuring SharePoint 2016 farms by using Windows PowerShell
Provisioning service applications by using Windows PowerShell

Module 2: Introduction to hybrid scenarios for SharePoint 2016
This module describes the key hybrid features in SharePoint 2016, and the various hybrid options available in SharePoint 2016. This module helps you understand how to configure a solution that uses an outbound search topology.


Exploring the hybrid features in SharePoint 2016
Hybrid architectures in SharePoint 2016
Configuring a one-way hybrid search, and configuring OneDrive for Business

Lab: Configuring a Microsoft Office 365 tenant

Configuring an Office 365 tenant

Lab: Configuring one-way hybrid search and configuring OneDrive for Business

Configuring an outbound search topology

Module 3: Planning and designing for business continuity management
This module explains how to select an appropriate database server configuration to meet availability requirements. It also describes how to design physical architecture and infrastructure to meet high-availability requirements. Finally, this module explains how to develop and implement a backup and restore strategy.


Designing database topologies for high availability and disaster recovery
Designing a SharePoint 2016 infrastructure for high availability
Planning for disaster recovery

Lab: Planning for high availability

Planning a Microsoft SQL Server topology & designing SharePoint infrastructure for high availability
Developing a high-availability physical architecture design diagram

Lab: Designing a backup and restore plan, and performing a backup and a restore

Creating a backup and restore plan
Testing the backup and recovery process

Module 4: Planning and implementing Business Connectivity Services and Secure Store Service
This module explains how to configure Business Connectivity Services (BCS), and describes how to configure and manage the Secure Store Service application. It also explains how you can configure and manage BCS models.

Configuring BCS
Configuring the Secure Store Service
Managing BCS models

Lab: Configuring Business Connectivity Services and the Secure Store Service

Configuring the Business Data Connectivity service application
Configuring the Secure Store Service

Lab: Managing Business Data Connectivity models

Importing and configuring Business Data Connectivity (BDC) models
Configuring a Secure Store Service target application
Creating profile pages for BDC models

Module 5: Configuring productivity services for a SharePoint 2016 deployment
This module describes SharePoint apps and the supporting SharePoint infrastructure. This module also explains how to provision and configure SharePoint apps and app catalogs, and how to manage app usage within a SharePoint 2016 deployment. Additionally, this module describes how to provision Microsoft Access Services, Visio Services, Word Automation Services, PowerPoint Automation Services, and SharePoint Translation Services.


Understanding the SharePoint app architecture
Provisioning and configuring apps and app catalogs
Managing apps
Provisioning productivity services

Lab: Configuring and managing SharePoint apps and app catalogs

Configuring a SharePoint farm to support apps
Creating and configuring a corporate catalog
Deploying and monitoring apps

Module 6: Managing solutions in a SharePoint 2016 deployment
This module describes the purpose and structure of SharePoint features and solutions. In addition, it explains how to manage farm solutions in a SharePoint 2016 deployment, and how to manage sandbox solutions in a SharePoint 2016 deployment.


Understanding the SharePoint solution architecture
Managing farm solutions
Managing sandboxed solutions

Lab: Managing SharePoint 2016 solutions

Configuring sandboxed solution management at the farm level
Configuring sandboxed solution management at the site collection level
Deploying farm solutions

Module 7: Connecting people
This module explains how to implement user-profiles and configure synchronization for a SharePoint 2016 deployment, and how to plan and configure My Site and social features. This module also describes how to configure community sites.


Planning user profiles
Enabling My Sites and social features
Building communities

Lab: Configuring profile synchronization and My Sites

Configuring user profile synchronization by using Microsoft Identity Manager 2016
Configuring user profile policies
Configuring My Sites

Lab: Configuring community sites

Creating a community site infrastructure
Configuring community site participation

Module 8: Planning and configuring web content management
This module explains how to plan and configure a web content management infrastructure to meet business requirements. This module also describes how to configure managed navigation and product catalog sites, and how to configure support for multilingual sites. Additionally, it explains and how to plan and manage design and customization for publishing sites, and how to plan and configure support for mobile users.

Planning and implementing a web content management infrastructure
Configuring managed navigation and catalog sites
Supporting multiple languages and locales
Planning and managing design and customization
Supporting mobile users
Lab: Configuring managed navigation and catalog sites

Configuring a catalog site
Configuring a publishing site to use catalog content

Lab: Configuring device channels

Configuring device channels

Module 9: Planning and configuring Enterprise Content Management
This module explains how to plan for the management of content and documents, and how to plan for and configure eDiscovery. Additionally, it describes how to plan for records management and compliance.


Planning content management
Planning and configuring eDiscovery
Planning records management

Lab: Configuring eDiscovery in SharePoint 2016

Creating an eDiscovery center
Creating and managing eDiscovery cases
Configuring in-place preservation

Lab: Configuring records management in SharePoint 2016

Creating site-based retention policies

Module 10: Planning and configuring business intelligence solutions
This module explains how to plan a business intelligence (BI) architecture for a SharePoint 2016 deployment, and how to deploy and manage BI services.


Planning a business intelligence architecture
Deploying and managing business intelligence services

Lab: Configuring PowerPivot for SharePoint 2016

Installing and configuring the PowerPivot add-in
Verifying the PowerPivot for SharePoint functionality

Module 11: Planning and configuring work management and productivity
This module explains how to configure connections to enterprise server platforms, and how to plan and configure productivity and collaboration features. This module also explains how to plan and configure composite solutions in SharePoint 2016.


Aggregating tasks with the Work Management Service
Planning and configuring collaboration features
Planning and configuring composites

Lab: Configuring project sites

Creating project sites
Configuring project sites
Engaging project teams
Configuring Project Server integration

Lab: Configuring a workflow

Configure Microsoft Azure Workflow and Microsoft SharePoint Workflow Services
Creating and testing a workflow

Module 12: Upgrading and migrating to SharePoint 2016
This module explains how to plan an upgrade or migration to SharePoint 2016. In addition, it explains how to manage site collections are how to upgrade them to SharePoint 2016. Finally, the module describes how to upgrade advanced content from SharePoint Server 2013 to SharePoint 2016.


Preparing for an upgrade or migration
Planning an upgrade process
Planning and managing a site collection upgrade
Upgrading for advanced scenarios

Lab: Performing a content database migration and upgrade from Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

Migrating a content database from SharePoint Server 2013 to SharePoint 2016

Lab: Managing site collection upgrades

Preparing site collections for upgrade
Upgrading site collections
Reviewing farm-level site collection upgrade settings
Migrating a content database from SharePoint Server 2013 to SharePoint 2016