About this Course This ILT course teaches IT Professionals to design and deploy Microsoft SharePoint. Audience Profile This course is intended for IT Professionals who use Microsoft SharePoint in a team-based, medium-sized to large environment. While they may have implemented a SharePoint deployment, they have limited experience in designing a SharePoint infrastructure. They likely work as a senior administrator who acts as a technical lead over a team of administrators. Members of this audience should have at least 6 months experience with SharePoint (including pre-released versions of the product).


At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the core methods for identifying business requirements and how these affect planning for a SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint Online deployment.
  • Describe how to plan the service application architecture in SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint Online.
  • Describe the principles of designing to maximize performance and capacity in a SharePoint 2010 deployment.
  • Describe how to successfully plan the physical components of a SharePoint 2010 deployment.
  • Describe the security architecture of SharePoint 2010  and SharePoint Online and the importance of creating a design that is based on the principle of least privilege.
  • Explain how to select authentication methods in a SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint Online design.
  • Describe how to match the managed metadata architecture in SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint Online to business requirements.
  • Describe how to plan a social computing implementation of SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint Online that meets business requirements.
  • Describe the architecture and topologies that are available to service a range of search requirements across business models.
  • Describe the core functionality of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) in SharePoint 2010 and how it influences solution design.
  • Describe core BI principles that will affect planning for SharePoint 2010.
  • Describe how to plan for data governance in SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint Online.
  • Describe the considerations for developing a maintenance and monitoring plan for SharePoint 2010 that also incorporates the technologies that support SharePoint 2010.
  • Describe how to develop a business continuity plan for SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint Online.


Before attending this course, students must have:
  • At least 2 years experience administering, deploying, managing, monitoring, upgrading, migrating, and designing SharePoint servers
  • At least one year’s experience of mapping business requirements to logical and physical technical design
  • Working knowledge of network design, including network security
  • Completed course 10174A: TS ITPro: Configuring and Managing Microsoft SharePoint 2010, or have equivalent knowledge and experience


  • Module 1: Designing a Logical ArchitectureThis module describes the function, components, and creation of a logical design and explains why this design is the first stage in any SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint Online solution. This module also covers a general overview of Service Pack 1 implications for SharePoint 2010, and a basic overview of the main functional differences in SharePoint Online.
  • Module 2: Planning a Service Application ArchitectureThis module describes the new service application architecture in SharePoint 2010 and explains how you should plan to deploy services across a range of farm topologies.
  • Module 3: Planning for Performance and Capacity
  • Module 4: Designing a Physical ArchitectureThis module describes the key components of the physical architecture in SharePoint 2010, such as processor, memory, disk, and network access. It reviews how best to design a hardware and software infrastructure for each of the server types that you can deploy in a SharePoint farm.
  • Module 5: Designing a Security PlanThis module describes the security architecture of SharePoint 2010 and the considerations that you must include in your security planning. These considerations include management of security accounts, management of users and groups, and the reasons why you should implement secure transport protocols.
  • Module 6: Planning AuthenticationThis module discusses the available authentication options for SharePoint 2010 and describes how to plan for these in the new, claims-based security architecture.
  • Module 7: Planning Managed Metadata
  • Module 8: Planning Social ComputingThis module explains how SharePoint 2010 can deliver social computing services to an organization. It focuses particularly on the planning that you require to deploy the User Profile Service to maximize social computing benefits.
  • Module 9: Designing an Enterprise Search StrategyThis module describes the architectures and topologies that are available when you plan to deploy enterprise search in your organization. This includes discussions about both SharePoint 2010 search and Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.
  • Module 10: Planning Enterprise Content ManagementThis module explains how the core ECM functionality in SharePoint 2010 may influence your document and records management design. It also focuses on the planning for enterprise Web content management.
  • Module 11: Planning a SharePoint 2010 Implementation of a Business Intelligence Strategy
  • Module 12: Developing a Plan for Governance
  • Module 13: Designing a Maintenance and Monitoring Plan
  • Module 14: Planning Business Continuity
  • Module 15: Planning for Upgrade to SharePoint 2010
  • Module 16: Planning for SharePoint OnlineThis module describes the key differences between an on-premise deployment of SharePoint 2010, and SharePoint Online. This section also outlines topics of administration as it relates to planning for SPO, as well as planning for hybrid deployments of both SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint Online.

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