CBT Nuggets - Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Config 70-667 Training
Video 1: Course Introduction|20:28
About SharePoint Certification. How This Course Works. 70-667 Exam Tips. Description: In this nugget we set the stage for the rest of the training. We will review the Microsoft certification portfolio for SharePoint 2010, understand best-practice approaches to using the training series, and then discuss test-taking tips for the 70-667 exam.
Video 2: Deploying New Installations and Upgrades Part 1|55:34
Planning a SharePoint Implementation. Performing a New Installation. Scripting Installations. Installing Language Packs. Relevant Exam Objectives: Installing language packs; Scripting installations; Reviewing installation error logs and event logs to identify installation problems; Repairing installation errors. Description: In this nugget we concentrate on SharePoint 2010 deployment scenarios. Specifically we focus on the "new installation" scenario and how to create localized SharePoint site collections by installing language packs.
Video 3: Deploying New Installations and Upgrades Part 2|53:03
Performing an Upgrade Installation. Running Visual Upgrade. Repairing Installation Errors. Relevant Exam Objectives: Running Visual Upgrade; Performing an in-place upgrade; Performing a database attach upgrade; Analyzing a PreUpgradeCheck report. Description: In this nugget we continue our discussion from the previous nugget. This time around we concentrate on the upgrade scenario. Specifically, we cover the two upgrade approaches that are supported by Microsoft, we learn how Visual Upgrade works, and learn how to trap and resolve installation errors.
Video 4: Configuring SharePoint Farms Part 1|55:05
Configuring/Provisioning the Farm. Planning for High Availability. Implementing InfoPath Forms Services. Relevant Exam Objectives: Configuring inter-server communications; Configuring server roles; Configuring high availability; InfoPath Forms Services (IPFS). Description: In this nugget we cover post-installation steps and how to initially set up a SharePoint 2010 farm. We also cover strategies for high availability and how to roll out browser-based forms by using InfoPath Forms Services.
Video 5: Configuring SharePoint Farms Part 2|38:35
Patching SharePoint Server 2010. Using Alternate Access Mappings. Deploying Office Web Apps. Relevant Exam Objectives: Alternate Access Mappings (AAM); External sites; Host headers; Applying and managing patches. Description: In this nugget we learn the best practices regarding keeping your SharePoint 2010 farm up-to-date. We also learn how to extend SharePoint 2010 web applications into different URL zones (this technology is known as AAM, for "Alternate Access Mappings"). We conclude this nugget by introducing a technology that we will revisit several times throughout the remainder of the training: Office Web Apps.
Video 6: Configuring Service Applications Part 1|57:53
Deploying Business Connectivity Services. Implementing Access Services. Using Visio Services. Leveraging PerformancePoint Services. Relevant Exam Objectives: Configuring service applications such as Business Connectivity Services (BCS), Access Services, Visio Services, Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007. Description: In this nugget we learn to master one of the most striking improvements/new features in SharePoint 2010: service application architecture and implementation. We also cover some cogent examples of service applications: Access Services, Visio Services, and PerformancePoint Services. The take-home message here is that SharePoint 2010, along with Office Web Apps, makes it optional for your users to have locally installed copies of the Microsoft Office 2010 application suite.
Video 7: Configuring Service Applications Part 2|56:40
Configuring User Profiles and My Sites. Administering Managed Metadata Services. Managing Excel Services. Understanding PowerPoint Services. Relevant Exam Objectives: User profiles; Microsoft Office Excel Services; Managed Metadata Services (MMS). Description: In this nugget we continue our discussion of SharePoint 2010 service application infrastructure. Here we learn the nuts and bolts of user profiles, My Sites, and Managed Metadata Services (MMS). We then cover two more examples of SharePoint 2010/Office 2010 integration: Excel Services and PowerPoint Services.
Video 8: Configuring Index and Search Part 1|48:20
Understanding Search Service Architecture. Configuring the Search Service Deploying Search Centers. Customizing Search. Relevant Exam Objectives: Crawl schedules; iFilters; Crawl rules; Content sources; Scopes; Managed properties; Content types; Search components; Index partitioning; Federated search locations. Description: In this nugget we begin the first of a two-nugget miniseries on configuring search and indexing in SharePoint 2010. Here we examine search architecture, perform initial service application configuration, and learn how to deploy search center sites.
Video 9: Configuring Index and Search Part 2|46:57
Tuning Search Results. Tweaking Search Topology. Implementing Federated Search Locations. Understanding Managed Properties. Configuring FAST Search for SharePoint. Relevant Exam Objectives: Configuring FAST Search for SharePoint; Managed properties; Content types; Search components; Index partitioning; Federated search locations. Description: In this nugget we conclude our miniseries on SharePoint 2010 search by introducing FAST Search for SharePoint. We then cover some archtectural considerations, such as tweaking/scaling out search topology, implementing federated search, and administering managed properties.
Video 10: Managing Operational Settings Part 1|50:00
Managing Quotas. Using SharePoint Health Analyzer. Configuring Logging. Relevant Exam Objectives: Configuring site collection quotas and locks; Generating health, administrative, and Web analytics reports. Description: In this nugget we cover some techniques to prevent users from overloading your SharePoint 2010 servers and associated content databases. Specifically, we learn how to manage quotas, ascertain and resolve server health issues by using the SharePoint Health Analyzer, and finally we discover how to configure and analyze Unified Logging Service (ULS) logs.
Video 11: Managing Operational Settings Part 2|54:28
Understanding SSRS-SharePoint 2010 Integration. Administering Security. Relevant Exam Objectives: Configuring security; SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) integration. Description: In this nugget we cover the high degree of integration between SQL Server Reporting Services (part of SQL Server 2008 R2) and SharePoint 2010. We also cover the all-important subject of security configuration in SharePoint 2010.
Video 12: Managing Accounts and User Experience|38:55
Using Managed Accounts. Configuring Caching Settings. Managing Content Databases. Relevant Exam Objectives: Managing user accounts, group accounts, managed accounts, computer accounts, and service accounts; Delegating site collection administration. Description: In this nugget we thoroughly understand the role of accounts in a SharePoint 2010 farm infrastructure. Specifically, we learn how to implement the new feature of managed service accounts. We also improve SharePoint 2010 server performance by tweaking object caching and content databases.
Video 13: Managing Authentication Providers|49:14
Understanding Authentication Options. Implementing Claims-Based Authentication and AD FS. Configuring the Secure Store Service. Relevant Exam Objectives: Managing NTLM, Kerberos, claims-based, and forms-based authentication; Configuring Secure Store Service (SSS) and Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS). Description: In this nugget we understand the authentication options that are supported by SharePoint 2010, and how and why to implement them. We also understand the very hot technology of claims-based authentication, and finally cover how to store user credentials in the Secure Store Service, which is the successor to the Single Sign-On service in MOSS 2007.
Video 14: Managing Web Applications|38:33
Understanding Web Application Architecture. Configuring Web Application Settings. Relevant Exam Objectives: Managing databases; Web Application settings, security, and policies. Description: In this nugget we perform a deep-dive into the SharePoint object model, paying particular attention to what Web applications are and how to create and manage them. We also spend time in Central Administration reviewing all of the nifty new administrative functionality SharePoint 2010 exposes to farm administrators to manage Web applications.
Video 15: Managing Site Collections|39:24
Implementing Content Types. Configuring Multi-Tenancy. Relevant Exam Objectives: Managing site collection policies, features, caching, and auditing; Configuring site collection security; Configuring multi-tenancy; Configuring site collection quotas and locks. Description: In this nugget we continue our trolley ride through the SharePoint 2010 object model. Here we examine the fundamental content container in SharePoint 2010--the site collection. We also learn all about content types, which form the basis of SharePoint enterprise content management (ECM). Finally, we learn how to roll out a nifty new feature in SharePoint 2010 called multi-tenancy. Multi-tenancy enables a farm administrator to partition site collections for multiple stakeholder groups or customers.
Video 16: Customizing SharePoint 2010|42:14
Managing Object Templates. Customizing SharePoint 2010. Delegating Permissions. Description: In this nugget we begin to make SharePoint 2010 "our own." Here we use the SharePoint user interface (UI) as well as Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 to customize the look, feel, and behavior of our SharePoint 2010 portals. We also learn how to tweak site permissions to grant SharePoint users the ability to perform customizations.
Video 17: Deploying and Managing SharePoint Solutions|38:43
Understanding SharePoint Features and Solutions. Deploying Farm Solutions. Managing Sandboxed Solutions. Relevant Exam Objectives: Deploying and managing SharePoint solution packages; Managing sandbox solutions; Managing user solutions. Description: In this nugget we examine another excellent new feature of SharePoint 2010: the Sandboxed Code service and sandboxed user solutions. We learn all about this technology here, including why sandboxed solutions are such a great idea; namely, sandboxed code enabled farm administrators to delegate the ability to add custom code to a site collection while at the same time protect the integrity of the servers upon which the code runs.
Video 18: Managing SharePoint 2010 Disaster Recovery Part 1|44:38
Understanding SharePoint 2010 Backup and Restore. Supporting End-User Disaster Recovery. Exporting Lists and Sites. Relevant Exam Objectives: Configuring backup settings; Backing up and restoring content, search, and service application databases; Detaching and attaching databases; Exporting lists and sites. Description: In this nugget we open up a two-part miniseries on SharePoint 2010 backup and restore. Here we first cover the fundamentals of disaster recovery. We then move on to review the in-box DR tools available to ordinary SharePoint users (think of the Recycle Bin). Finally, we learn how to export list and site content for easy restore in the event of an accidental or inadvertent deletion.
Video 19: Managing SharePoint 2010 Disaster Recovery Part 2|30:06
Backing up and Restoring Farm Content. Introducing System Center Data Protection Manager 2010. Relevant Exam Objectives: Configuring backup settings; Backing up and restoring content, search, and service application databases; Detaching and attaching databases; Exporting lists and sites. Description: In this nugget we conclude our deep-dive into SharePoint 2010 backup and restore. Here we move from granular backup and restore to more global backup and restore architectures. We also introduce Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010, a first-party tool specifically designed to support granular backup and restore for SharePoint 2010 content.
Video 20: Monitoring and Performance Tuning SharePoint 2010|38:43
Reviewing SharePoint Logging and Web Analytics. Identifying and Resolving Health and Performance Issues. Relevant Exam Objectives: generating health, administrative, and Web analytics reports; Interpreting usage and trace logs; Identifying and resolving health and performance issues; Resource throttling (large list management, object model override); Configuring remote Binary Large Objects (BLOB) storage and BLOB and object caching; Optimizing services. Description: In this nugget we understand how to gather metrics/performance data from our SharePoint 2010 farm servers, and then (more importantly) learn how to interpret the data corpus.