SharePoint 2016 Planning and Administering


This five-day course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to plan and administer a Microsoft SharePoint 2016 environment. The course teaches you how to deploy, administer, and troubleshoot your SharePoint environment. This course also provides guidelines, best practices, and considerations that help you optimize your SharePoint deployment.

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


Before attending this course, students must have knowledge of:

Software management in a Windows Server 2012 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.

An ideal candidate for this course must have at least one year of experience with deploying and administering multiple SharePoint 2013 farms across a large enterprise. Because many customers have not upgraded from SharePoint 2010, a candidate can also have at least two years of experience with SharePoint 2010. However, they also must understand the differences between SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013, particularly in terms of hybridization.

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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Module 1: Introducing SharePoint 2016
This module describes the structure and capabilities of a SharePoint environment and the major changes for IT professionals in SharePoint 2016. This module also describes the options available for deploying SharePoint 2016.


The key components of a SharePoint deployment
New features in SharePoint 2016
SharePoint 2016 deployment options

Module 2: Designing an information architecture
This module describes how to gather business requirements and the key elements of a successful information architecture project. This module also explains how to structure information within a SharePoint 2016 deployment and make it easy to find and retrieve.


Identifying business requirements
Understanding business requirements for information architecture
Organizing information in SharePoint 2016
Planning for discoverability

Lab: Designing an information architecture – Part one

Identifying site columns, content types, and term sets

Lab: Creating an information architecture – Part two

Designing keywords, synonyms, promoted results, thesaurus, and managed properties
Designing a taxonomy

Module 3: Designing a logical architecture
This module explains how to approach a logical architecture design and how to document it.


Overview of a SharePoint 2016 logical architecture
Documenting your logical architecture

Lab: Designing a logical architecture

Planning a logical architecture
Producing a logical architecture diagram

Module 4: Designing a physical architecture
This module describes the physical design requirements for SharePoint 2016, and the physical components necessary to fulfill the physical architecture design. It also explains the SharePoint farm topologies and describes how to map a logical architecture design to physical architecture design.


Designing the physical requirements of a SharePoint deployment
Designing supporting software for the physical components of a SharePoint deployment
SharePoint farm topologies
Mapping a logical architecture design to a physical architecture design

Lab: Designing a physical architecture

Designing a physical architecture
Developing a physical architecture design diagram

Module 5: Installing and configuring SharePoint 2016
This module explains how to install SharePoint 2016 in different topologies, script the installation, and configure a SharePoint 2016 environment. This module also explains how to configure the core farm-level settings in a SharePoint 2016 deployment.


Installing SharePoint 2016
Scripting the installation and configuring a SharePoint 2016 environment
Configuring SharePoint 2016 farm settings

Lab: Provisioning SharePoint 2016

Provisioning a SharePoint 2016 server farm

Lab: Configuring SharePoint 2016

Configuring incoming email
Configuring outgoing email
Configuring integration with Microsoft Office Web Apps Server 2016

Module 6: Creating web applications and site collections
This module explains how to create web applications in SharePoint 2016 and how to configure these applications. It also explains how to create and configure site collections in SharePoint 2016 and SharePoint Online.


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

Module 7: Planning and configuring service applications
This module describes the service application architecture in SharePoint 2016, and how to provision and manage service applications.


Introduction to the service application architecture
Creating and configuring service applications

Lab: Configuring services and service applications

Provisioning a managed metadata service application with Central Administration
Provisioning a managed metadata service application with Windows PowerShell
Configuring service applications for document conversions
Configuring service application proxy groups

Module 8: Managing users, permissions, and securing content
This module explains how to configure authorization in SharePoint 2016. It also explains how to configure site collection security in SharePoint 2016.


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 2016

Managing permissions and inheritance
Managing site collection security
Enabling anonymous access to a site

Module 9: Configuring authentication for SharePoint 2016
This module explains the SharePoint 2016 authentication infrastructure, and how to configure claims, providers, and identity federation for SharePoint 2016. It also explains how to configure server-to-server authentication for SharePoint 2016.


Overview of authentication
Configuring federated authentication
Configuring server-to-server authentication

Lab: Configuring SharePoint 2016 to use federated identities

Configuring Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) to make 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

Module 10: Securing a SharePoint 2016 deployment
This module explains how to secure a SharePoint 2016 deployment at the platform level, and how to configure farm-level security settings for a SharePoint 2016 deployment.


Securing the platform
Configuring farm-level security

Lab: Configuring SharePoint 2016 communication security

Configuring SharePoint and Microsoft SQL Server to communicate over nonstandard ports
Hardening a SharePoint server farm

Lab: Configuring farm-level security

Configuring blocked file types
Configuring web part security
Implementing security auditing

Module 11: Managing taxonomy
This module explains how to create and manage content types and content-type propagation. Additionally, it explains how to implement managed metadata in SharePoint web applications and site collections. It also explains how to configure the managed metadata service application in SharePoint 2016.


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

Module 12: Configuring user profiles
This module explains how to configure the User Profile service application, and how to manage user profiles and audiences.


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 and managing user profiles

Provisioning My Sites
Configuring audiences

Module 13: Configuring Enterprise Search
This module describes the Search service architecture and explains how to configure the Search service in SharePoint 2016. It also explains how to manage the search experience in SharePoint 2016.


Understanding the Search service architecture
Configuring the Search service
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

Module 14: Monitoring and maintaining a SharePoint 2016 environment
This module explains how to implement a monitoring plan for SharePoint 2016, and how to optimize the performance of a SharePoint 2016 deployment. It also explains how to plan for and configure SharePoint caching. Further, it explains how to identify and resolve problems in a SharePoint 2016 environment.


Monitoring a SharePoint environment
Tuning and optimizing a SharePoint environment
Planning and configuring caching
Troubleshooting a SharePoint environment

Lab: Monitoring a SharePoint 2016 deployment

Configuring usage and health data
Configuring diagnostic logging
Configuring health analyzer rules
Reviewing usage and health data

Lab: Investigating page load times

Analyzing network traffic
Analyzing SharePoint page performance
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Implement a monitoring plan for SharePoint 2016.
Optimize the performance of a SharePoint 2016 deployment.
Identify how to plan for and configure SharePoint caching.
Identify and resolve problems in a SharePoint 2016 environment.