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This two-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to successfully implement Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) version 3.0 in their organizations.


 
Course Outline

Introduction

This two-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to successfully implement Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) version 3.0 in their organizations. It emphasizes that students should think about the architecture of their entire environment, including business and application needs, during the planning and deployment phases. The course covers how to perform a clean installation of WSS 3.0 and also describes all the prerequisites required to select the most appropriate method for upgrading WSS from 2.0 to 3.0 in a specific scenario. In addition, the course focuses on how to manage WSS after it is configured.


Audience:
This course is intended for Business Application Administrators (BAAs) who are engaged in the planning, design, and selection of Line of Business (LOB) applications, including Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS), in conjunction with internal business customers. Their primary responsibility is the deployment, customization, management, and support of LOB applications. They routinely monitor application status and troubleshoot application problems. The audience is expected to have at least two years of experience in implementing, managing, and supporting Microsoft Windows Server 2003, including Internet Information Services (IIS).


At Course Completion:

After completing this course, students will be able to:

• Describe how the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 platform helps address collaboration challenges.
• Plan the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 environment.
• Install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.
• Identify the most appropriate method to upgrade Windows SharePoint Services from 2.0 to 3.0 in a given scenario.
• Manage Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Platform

Lessons

• Overview of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
• Collaboration Technologies Offered by Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Lab: Identifying How WSS Helps Address Collaboration Challenges

• Identifying the Collaboration Challenges in Your Organization
• Identifying the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Features that Help Address Collaboration Challenges

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe the role of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 in addressing various business needs.
• Describe the collaboration technologies offered by Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.

 

Module 2: Planning the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Environment

This module explains how to plan the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 installation environment.

Lessons

• Determining Organizational and User Needs
• Planning Site Creation, Maintenance, and Security
• Planning Server Requirements and Topologies

Lab: Planning the Topology for WSS Installation

• Determining Disk Space Requirements
• Determining Peak Throughput
• Identifying the Topology for a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Installation
• Justifying Your Topology Plan

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Determine organizational and user needs to plan the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 installation.
• Plan site creation, maintenance, and security.
• Plan server requirements and topology.
• Determine disk space requirements.
• Determine peak throughput.
• Identify a topology for a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 installation.
• Justify their topology plan to their peers.

 

Module 3: Installing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

This module explains how to install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.

Lessons

• Performing a Clean Installation of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
• Installing and Configuring the Central Administration Site
• Creating and Configuring Sites

Lab 3A: Installing and Configuring the Central Administration Site

Lab 3B: Creating a Web Application and Site Collection

• Creating a Web Application
• Creating a Site Collection
• Starting the Windows SharePoint Services Search Service
• Configuring the Alternate Access Mappings

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Perform a clean installation of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.
• Install and configure the Central Administration site.
• Create and configure sites.

 

Module 4: Upgrading from Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 to 3.0

This module explains how to identify the most appropriate method to upgrade Windows SharePoint Services from 2.0 to 3.0 in a given scenario.

Lessons

• Planning for an Upgrade of Windows SharePoint Services
• Preparing to Perform an Upgrade

Lab: Determining Upgrade Methods and Remedies to Possible Upgrade Issues

• Identifying the Appropriate Upgrade Method
• Identifying the Solutions to Possible Upgrade Issues

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Plan for and select the most appropriate method to perform an upgrade of Windows SharePoint Services.
• Explain what is required to perform an upgrade.
• Identify the solutions to common upgrade issues.

 

Module 5: Managing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

This module explains how to manage Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.

Lessons

• Managing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Sites
• Managing the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Server

Lab: Managing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

• Managing Site Settings
• Troubleshooting Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Server Performance Issues

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Manage Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 sites.
• Manage the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 server.
• Troubleshoot Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 server performance issues


Installing the Central Administration Site
• Configuring the Services on the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Server
This module explains how the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 platform helps address collaboration challenges.

 


Elements of this syllabus are subject to change.
Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

Before attending this course, students must have: •On-the-job experience in implementing, managing, and supporting Microsoft Windows Server 2003, including IIS. •Working knowledge of networking, for example, TCP/IP and Domain Name System (DNS). •Basic knowledge of key benefits of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS), new features and functionality of MOSS, and WSS acting as a platform for MOSS. In addition, it is recommended, but not required, that students have completed: •Clinic 3369B, 'First Look: Getting Started with Windows SharePoint Service 3.0'.

Certificates offered

Certificate of Completion


Cancellation Policy
Cancellations or postponements received more than ten business days prior to the first day of the course, will be subject to a 15% administration fee, and course ware fees where applicable. The cost of the course is payable, in full, for any cancellations or postponements received within ten business days, or less, prior to the first day of the course.

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A quick note to say thanks very much for the information I garnered at the course. The training was very informative and practical; the handout material contains a lot of information that will be helpful in future.
Reviewed by 2014
I found the course to be useful and easy to follow. Would use their service again.
Reviewed by 2014
I really enjoyed this training session, I found it incredible helpful for our needs of customizing our CRM. The instructor was good
Reviewed by 2013
By choice, and as I didn't want to disturb the man next to me, I didn't ask to many questions of the instructor. I realize that taking the same course at the same time would have been ideal, but I understand why we were put in the same space. I had a few computer glitches which shuffled the course material around a bit which I eventually found a work around for. A lot of material for one day and I did find myself paying attention to the clock to make sure I finished at a reasonable time.
Reviewed by 2012
very well organized and flexible. Helped me with my specific needs. Steve was very helpful.
Reviewed by 2012
I thought that the course content was excellent, it covered a wide variety of new features in 2010 at a sufficeint level of detail. The video instructor was also very diliegent about highlighting the various ribbon features and showing alternate methods of completing a task. This teaching method may not be for everyone, but I enjoyed the ability to learn at my own pace, without being slowed down by questions that were not relevant to me. It would be nice to have better control over the video streaming in order to skip over/ahead on topics that are familiar to the user.
Reviewed by 2012
the instructor was very knowledgeable, and most importantly patient.
Reviewed by 2012
Found that the advance training was where my level was at already on most items (wishing there was a super advanced training). Found the ‘instructor’ not to be conversant on the program I was being trained on (probably the same level as I was) which was frustrating. He did ask other personnel which did have more knowledge but did not give me a clear answer (said it was part of the limits of the program and what I was looking for was very customized, duh this is why I took the advanced) He was willing to go over the ideas of tables and relationships with me which was not covered in the course, which I was thankful for. The course did delivered though what it had said it would and it was good to get reinforcement on what I had learned on my own, that I was on the right track.
Reviewed by 2012
The course was really useful for me.
Reviewed by 2012
over all it is a good experience and I learnt something out of it.
Reviewed by 2012
Course content was not as comprehensive as I'd hoped. Would have liked more indepth lessons about macros.
Reviewed by 2012
It would be great to separate two different session for the topic. It was usufull and meantime it was too much information.
Reviewed by 2012
Hi, There was one problem with the flow. I'm not completely sure as to how best to describe it but basically, it didn't flow from one module to the next. Specifically, if I was in a particular module (say the introduction or first sub-module) and it completed, I was not automatically taken to the next sub-module within the overall module (a module being a section of the course). Feel free to give me a call to discuss at 416-686-3141.
Reviewed by 2012
The first hour of the course was difficult due to the noisy environment. There were 3 separate software platforms being mentored by 2 instructors simultaneously. As each required unique start up instructions, it was very difficult to concentrate on the video teaching for my session in spite of the headphones as there was a significant amount of background noise. I suggest that future sessions that are mentored rather than led be done as dedicated sessions (i.e. only 1 software platform being taught at a time) to minimize the impact of this situation. Additionally, the 2 instructors had side conversations that had nothing to do with teaching the sessions and needed to be asked not to do this as I found it was hindering my ability to listen to the video lesson. Unwilling to crank the volume on the headset, I could hear them clearly over the top of the lesson I was listening to.
Reviewed by 2012
Everyone was extremely laid back, kind and courteous. I felt very comfortable and no matter who you were in contact with, all employees were approachable.
Reviewed by 2012
While the instructor had a basic understanding of Project 2010, he did not have "advanced" knowledge which was the level of the course. He had not really used the software in "real life" so didn't have any context. Whenever I had questions, he looked for answers from microsoft.com (I could have done the same). I was hoping the instructor would provided added knowledge to what I was learning from the videos.
Reviewed by 2012
Fantastic and very relevant. The instructor was very pleasant and helpful.
Reviewed by 2012
Too many mistakes made in the videos, this made it confusing about what to follow and what to avoid. Seminar presenter got off-topic too much which made me pressed for time.
Reviewed by 2011
There really is not enough time in one day to do all the exersizes in the training manual, watch all the videos, take the quizzes, and discuss specifc issues with the instructor. I would suggest improving the video intruction to actual take you through some of the exersizes rather than leaving you to do it on your own, because you really only learn by doing.
Reviewed by 2011
Thought the directions in the book exercises exercises could be written a little clearer.
Reviewed by 2011
My second course with TekSource and it's always an enjoyable experience. It's a nice clean office environment close to the subway. And the staff is excellent and helpful.
Reviewed by 2011
Not instructor led hence one star rating
Reviewed by 2011
The only somewhat critical comment I have is that it can be difficult to concentrate when the mentor is explaining to another student. In a small classroom setting, I guess that is just a reality of mentor-assisted training.
Reviewed by 2011
Steve Meggenson understand French. He helped me a lot with my documents from work. Now I know how to use Access for my work. I should take this course 5 years ago! But, it's not too late! I want to take the monitored or coach course with Steve again because he can read and understand french!
Reviewed by 2011
I wish that there had been more examples and more exercises for pivot tables and vlook up. They are very valuable tools.
Reviewed by 2011
Very positive experience.
Reviewed by 2011
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