SharePoint 2013 Customization and Administration


This hands-on course teaches students how to deploy, configure, manage and customize the SharePoint 2013 environment. The course begins with a thorough overview of "out-of-the-box" features, and then moves on to SharePoint administration using PowerShell and Central Administration. The course also covers security issues and an introduction to advanced design techniques.

Students learn how to generate new sites using built-in templates,as well as how to create sites from scratch. Popular content components are also covered, including wikis, blogs, team sites, web databases and meeting workspaces.

Included are techniques for using built-in lists to promote information sharing, as well as the creation of custom lists. Document and file management are also covered, including content approval settings, document versioning, and document check-out/check-in. Co-authoring of MS-Office documents is also covered. Students will learn how to use built-in workflows, as well as how to create custom workflows using SharePoint Designer.

Finally, SharePoint social networking features are reviewed. This includes how to configure My Sites, which allows users to manage their own web site content. Also demonstrated are the Tags and Notes feature which allows users to "like" and comment on SharePoint web content. Synchronization of Active Directory user profiles with SharePoint is also covered.

Comprehensive hands on exercises include creation of common SharePoint components such as lists, libraries, blogs, calendars, wikis, announcements and tasks. Students will add custom pages to their SharePoint sites and build navigation systems. Students will also practice implementing business rules and content access permissions. Content security and integrity are emphasized throughout.


5 days




Familiarity with Windows 7 and/or Windows 8 operating systems. Basic understanding of Windows user logon accounts and passwords. Basic understanding of shared file and folder access and NTFS permissions.

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