Course 10802A: Microsoft® Enterprise Search for IT Professionals
|Technology:||Microsoft SharePoint Server|
16 December 2011
About this course
This three day course prepares IT Professionals to administer enterprise search solutions using Microsoft® SharePoint® Server 2010 and Microsoft® FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint®. All aspects of administration are covered including search topologies, search sites, content crawling, federation, monitoring, and search reporting.This course is intended for IT Professionals responsible for administering the search features of SharePoint Server 2010 and FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Design the deployment, scalability, and fault tolerance options for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.
- Configure content sources, crawl content, and troubleshoot and monitor the crawl process.
- Create and configure enterprise search sites.
- Create and configure managed properties, keywords, and SharePoint search scopes.
- Create new federated locations and configure the federated web parts.
- Monitor and configure search reports and web analytics.
- Design the deployment, scalability, and fault tolerance options for FAST Search Server.
- Install FAST Search Server standalone and multiple search server systems.
- Determine when to use a FAST Search specialty connector and configure the FAST Web Crawler.
- Configure FAST Search enhanced managed properties, FAST Search scopes, business based promotions and demotions, FAST Search keywords, and Visual Best Bets.
- Implement a backup and restore plan for FAST Search Server.
- Monitor the FAST Search Server and use command line utilities.
- Course details
Course OutlineModule 1: SharePoint Search ArchitectureThis module examines the basic crawling and query architectures, the search component functions, and the process of designing a search farm.Lessons
Module 2: PowerShell and Content CrawlingThis module covers the basics of using Windows PowerShell to administer your enterprise search solution. The module also details how to set up content sources, crawl content, and troubleshoot and monitor the crawl process.LessonsAfter completing this module you will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Search Planning
- Lesson 2: Crawl Architecture
- Lesson 3: Query Architecture and Topologies
- Develop an enterprise search plan for your organization.
- Develop a crawl architecture with components and topology.
- Develop a query architecture with components and topology.
Module 3: Configuring Search SitesAfter completing this lesson, you will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Windows PowerShell
- Lesson 2: Content Crawling
LessonsThis module includes information the Keyword Search Syntax and how to create search sites. The module reviews the specialized web parts for search.
- Access the Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Management shell.
- Construct basic Windows PowerShell commands.
Module 4: SharePoint Search EnhancementsAfter completing this module, you should be able to:
- Lesson 1: Keyword Syntax
- Lesson 2: Introducing the Search Site
- Lesson 3: Search Web Parts
LessonsThis module shows you how to add value to a basic search site through managed properties, keywords, and SharePoint search scopes.
- Construct queries using the SharePoint 2010 Keyword Syntax.
- Layout a search site and work with the search web parts.
- Customize search web parts.
Module 5: Configuring FederationThis module helps you to leverage content already indexed by other sites, such as Microsoft Bing. The module covers how to create new federated locations, and configure the federated web parts.LessonsAfter completing this module, you will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Managed Properties and Keywords
- Lesson 2: SharePoint Scope
- Create a managed property, keyword, query suggestion, and best bet.
- Create a search scope.
Module 6: Search Reporting and AnalyticsAfter completing this module, you will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Federated Search Basics
- Lesson 2: Creating New Federated Locations
- Lesson 3: Adding Metadata to a Federated Location
- Lesson 4: Security Options
LessonsThis module takes you through the process of configuring search monitoring. The module also examines Search Administration Reports and Web Analytics Reports.
- Configure Federated Search using the Federated Search Web Parts in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.
- Create a Federated source using RSS/Atom feeds and how to modify the Results template to display this new source.
- Create additional metadata to the Federated results display.
- Configure federated search security and site restrictions as well as the configuration of federated search authentication.
Module 7: FAST Search ArchitectureAfter completing this module, you should be able to:
- Lesson 1: Configure Monitoring
- Lesson 2: Search Administration Reports
- Lesson 3: Web Analytics Reports
- Lesson 4: Other Search Reporting Tools
LessonsThis module shows why FAST Search Server is used for the largest and most demanding search solutions. The module looks at the search components, common topologies, and provides search scaling and performance information.
- Configure Search Reporting and Logging.
- Use Web Analytics Reports.
- Use Search Administration Reports.
- Examine diagnostics logs.
- Enable additional search monitoring tools (e.g., Web Analytics Web Part).
Module 8: FAST Search InstallationAt the end of this module, you will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Architecture Components
- Lesson 2: Topology Options
LessonsThis module covers all aspects of installation for standalone and multiple search installations. Post installation steps like configuring Search Service Applications are also included.
- Explain how the FAST Search Server architecture works.
- Plan a FAST Search Server deployment.
Module 9: FAST Specific ConnectorsAfter completing this module, you will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Prepare for Installation
- Lesson 2: Standalone Deployments
- Lesson 3: Multiple Server Deployments
- Lesson 4: Search Service Applications
- Lesson 5: Post Installation Steps
LessonsThis module looks at the specialty connectors offered by FAST Search and when you should use those connectors. The FAST Web Crawler Connector is covered in detail.
- Explain the hardware and software pre-requisites for FAST Search Server.
- Perform a single node installation of FAST Search Server.
- Perform a multiple node installation of FAST Search Server.
- Configure the Content Search Service Application and Query Search Service Application.
- Perform post installation steps.
Module 10: FAST Search EnhancementsAfter completing this module, you should be able to:
- Lesson 1: Capabilities and Usage
- Lesson 2: FAST Specific Connectors
LessonsThis module shows you how to add features like enhanced managed properties, FAST Search scopes, business based promotions and demotions, FAST Search keywords, and Visual Best Bets.
- Identify and explain usage cases for the additional connectors provided by FAST Search for SharePoint.
- Configure and troubleshoot the FAST Search Web Crawler.
Module 11: FAST Search Backup and RestoreAfter completing this module, you should be able to:
- Lesson 1: Keywords
- Lesson 2: FQL and Scopes
- Lesson 3: Business Based Ranking
LessonsThis module helps you to implement a backup and restore plan for FAST Search Server. The lessons cover the PowerShell scripts provided with the product to assist with this task.
- Add and configure keywords with synonyms and a Visual Best Bet.
- Add and configure a search scope using an FQL filter.
- Add and configure document/sites promotions/demotions.
Module 12: FAST Search Monitoring and ToolsAt the end of this module, you will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Backup and Restore Planning
- Lesson 2: Backup
- Lesson 3: Restore
LessonsThis module reviews how you can use performance counters to gain insight into how the product is performing, and covers the large number of command line utilities that are available to you.
- Plan for backing up and restoring your FAST Search installation.
- Perform a configuration and full backup of your FAST Search installation.
- Perform a configuration and full restore of your FAST Search installation.
After completing this module, you should be able to:
- Lesson 1: Monitoring
- Lesson 2: Tools
- Monitor your system using logs and performance counters.
- Use command line tools to troubleshoot and tune your system.
Before attending this course, students should have experience:
- Administering Active Directory: creating and managing user and group accounts, delegation of administration, and configuring Group Policy.
- Administering SQL Server 2005 or 2008: creating logons, assigning roles, and using SQL Management Studio.
- Experience using Windows PowerShell cmdlets and scripts.
- SharePoint Server 2010 experience using Central Administration and creating site collections.
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