Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Admin and Design

3 days

Course Overview

This intensive 3 day course is equally of value to IT Managers/Professionals and Developers who want to use SharePoint and need to know how to administer it, design new content and set up sites. This course can also help with the introduction of Office 365.

You will:

  • Create and deploy SharePoint 2013 web applications
  • Enable apps, workflows and features to automate processes
  • Create sub sites using various SharePoint templates
  • Integrate Microsoft Office to function seamlessly with SharePoint
  • Creating departmental websites and site collections
  • Add and edit wiki and Web Part pages
  • Organising office documents using list and library apps, and metadata
  • Administer site security

This course introduces you to SharePoint 2013 and then to leads you through a number of the more advanced features of SharePoint 2013 including design and development concepts as well as the administrative features of SharePoint. It will start off by introducing the concepts behind SharePoint 2013 and move into the architectural structure of SharePoint.

This will then be backed up by covering the building blocks of SharePoint, i.e. lists in their many guises such as document libraries. The concepts behind SharePoint customisation will be discussed at all points during the course and we can also highlight the differences from SharePoint 2007 or 2010 if required.

General Topics

Overview of SharePoint

  • Logical Architecture
  • Physical Architecture
  • Role of SQL Server
  • Web Application
  • Site Templates

Administrative Structure

  • Server Administration
  • Site Administration
  • Server Backup
  • Email Integration

Navigation in a SharePoint 2013 Site
SharePoint lists.
Customisation of SharePoint lists.
SharePoint libraries.
Library document versions.
SharePoint list and library views.
Creation of sub sites using various SharePoint templates.
Create and edit Web page content.
Introduction to InfoPath Forms and Form libraries.
Site columns and content types (metadata).
Office applications and SharePoint 2013.
Basic permission management of SharePoint 2013 resources

The following list highlights the areas into which we shall go a little deeper to allow a
full understanding of the concepts and operation of SharePoint 2013.

Topic Expansion and Implementation

Planning a Company Portal Using SharePoint 2013

  • Defining SharePoint Governance
  • Working with Information Architecture
  • Implementing Site Hierarchies

Creating a Company Portal

  • Creating a Site Structure
  • Defining SharePoint Apps
  • Customising Lists and Libraries
  • Explaining Views on Lists and Libraries
  • Creating Views on Lists and Libraries
  • Modifying Navigation

Creating Consistency across Sites

  • Defining Site Columns
  • Defining Content Types
  • Implementing a Taxonomy
  • Configuring the Content Organiser
  • Using Templates to Promote Consistency

Securing a Company Portal

  • Explaining Permissions and Security in SharePoint
  • Creating SharePoint Groups
  • Managing Permissions within SharePoint
  • Sharing versus Traditional Security

Changing the Appearance of the Portal

  • Editing a Page
  • Using Publishing pages
  • Working with Web Parts and App Parts
  • Targeting Audiences with Content

Extending a Company Portal

  • Creating External Content Types
  • Setting up an eDiscovery Centre
  • Records Management options

Leveraging Web Content Management

  • Enabling Web Content Management
  • Managing the Structure of Web Content
  • Navigating a Site Using Managed Metadata


  • Introduction to workflows.
  • Workflows available
  • Designing workflows.

Bridging the Social Gap

  • Configuring Social Features in SharePoint 2013
  • Creating a Community Site

Finding Information Using Search

  • Exploring the Search Features of SharePoint 2013
  • Configuring the Search Settings

Controlling and Planning for Growth

  • Reviewing Governance for Site Administration
  • Discussing the Execution of Governance

Administering a Company Portal Built on SharePoint 2013

  • Exploring Settings for Site Collection Administrators
  • Exploring Settings for Site Administrators