This SharePoint 2016 Administrator course is design for Administrators who are new to
SharePoint Server Administration or who are upgrading from previous versions of
SharePoint including SharePoint 2007 and 2010. There is a separate course for those
upgrading from SharePoint 2013.
Although no previous experience of SharePoint is required some basic knowledge of
Active Directory and Internet Information Server (IIS) is beneficial.
Module 0 – Introduction
This module is a quick high level overview of the course outline, content covered and
objectives for the week. We also cover the lab environment and get you connected to the
hosted servers ready for the class.
Module 1 – Hardware, Installation and patching
This module will look at the architecture of the SharePoint platform as well as the
hardware requirements and minimum / recommended hardware configurations
including virtualization good practices. It will include lessons on SQL good practices and
understanding how SharePoint and SQL work together. It will also go through a step by
step installation of a SharePoint server and scaling out with multiple servers including
scripted installations and configuration. You will also learn all about the new Min Role
deployment templates and you will build a Min Role farm as part of the lab. Finally we
will look at the new patching options for SharePoint 2016 including zero downtime
Module 2 – Farm Management
This module will be a tour of Central Administration and PowerShell management
understanding the various configuration options for a farm including post installation
good practice such as log file locations, The Distributed cache, mail server connection
using TLS and security management of SharePoint Administrators. You will also be
introduced to ULS viewer in order to troubleshoot SharePoint deployments and
installations. Finally you will learn how SharePoint farms can connect to other servers to
consume services such as Office Online Server and Workflow servers.
Module 3 – Web Applications
In this module we will explore the new changes to Web Applications and discover the
creation and management of them in both Central Administration and PowerShell. You
will learn how to use certificates with your SSL Web applications and secure them with
the TLS 1.2 protocol. We will also cover the creation of hosting Web Applications for the
use of host named site collections. Finally you will learn how to optimize your Web
Applications including Throttling and access policies.
Module 4 – Site Collections
This module covers the creation and management options for Site Collections including
good practices for database sizing and management, migrating site collections to new
databases and understanding the differences between path based and host named site
collections. You will learn how to create and manage site collections through central
administration and PowerShell
Module 5 – Service Applications
In this module we will look at what is new, changed and depreciated in SharePoint 2016
and the architecture behind the core service applications. You will also learn how to
work with multiple farm scenarios including publishing services between farms and how
to scale the services. You will also learn how Min Role and service Applications align to
each other and learn to scale services through both Min Role and custom farm
Module 6 – Application Management
A key Service to SharePoint 2016 that allows SharePoint 2016 Administrators to setup
their own on premise App marketplace hub and maintain control of the Apps stored in it
and those subscribed to from the Internet Marketplace. In this module we will go through
setup and configuration and publish commercial Apps into your SharePoint farm.
Module 7 – Managing the User Profile Service
In this module you will learn how to build the User Profile Application and what is new in
SharePoint 2016 and the options for populating your user profiles in SharePoint from
various directory sources. You will learn how to leverage the new Microsoft Identity
Management 2016 server for two way synchronization and also importing objects from
other LDAP sources. Finally you will look at the new My Sites and the social options
provided by this service.
Module 8 – Search
This module will look at the architecture of the Search Service and discover how the new
components are configured, managed and optimized for performance and resilience.
You will be learning about the crawl and query capabilities in SharePoint 2016 as well as
the changes from a user’s perspective. Finally you will learn about Search scalability and
deploying it’s components across multiple servers in your farm including custom
deployed farms and Min Role farms.
Module 9 – Enterprise Content Management
In this module you will be looking at all the components that make up an ECM story
including Lifecycle management, compliancy and EDiscovery. You will learn Records
Management, hold and delete policies and you will learn how to leverage discovery of
Email as well as data from SharePoint and file shares plus learn how Data Loss
Protection works in SharePoint 2016.
Module 10 – Hybrid SharePoint
This module focuses on the new capabilities for SharePoint in a hybrid world including
options for DR and scalability through Azure, using the Hybrid Search crawl appliance
and configuring the Office 365 options for consuming and redirecting services.
Module 11 – Backup and Restore
This module will be looking at the options for backing up your SharePoint farm as well
as web applications and site Collection DR scenarios. You will also cover restoring data
using the built in tools and via the command line.
Module 12 – Upgrade
This module is concentrating on the options available for upgrading from previous
versions of SharePoint and some of the key design and planning elements that need to
be considered before starting an upgrade process. We will cover upgrading from
SharePoint 2007, 2010 and 2013.