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M55033 SharePoint 2013 Site Collection and Site Administration

This five-day instructor-led course is intended for power users, who are tasked with working within the SharePoint 2013 environment.

This course will provide a deeper, narrowly-focused training on the important and popular skills needed to be an administrator for SharePoint site collections and sites. SharePoint deployment or farm administration skills and tasks, which are required for IT professionals to manage SharePoint 2013, are available in separate Microsoft Official Courseware.

Target Audience

This course is intended for SharePoint site collection administrators, site administrators and power users who are tasked with working within the SharePoint environment.

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Learning Objectives

  • Design and implement a company portal structure using SharePoint 2013 objects including sites, libraries, lists and pages 
  • Explain the role of security and permissions throughout SharePoint 2013
  • Implement guidelines for consistency in building a company portal to aid in the day-to-day administration of content in SharePoint 2013 
  • Enhance the design of and content on a company portal using SharePoint 2013 themes and web parts 
  • Explain the importance of governance for the planning and managing future growth of the SharePoint 2013 implementation 
  • Identify options to integrate data from other systems as well as preserve existing data 
  • Explain the role of social networking in SharePoint 2013 and its impact on collaboration


  • Windows client operating system – either Windows XP, Windows 7 or Windows 8 
  • Microsoft Office 2007, Office 2010 or Office 2013
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8 or 9 
  • It is recommended students have familiarity with previous versions of SharePoint, though it is not a required prerequisite.

Course Content

Module 1: Getting Started with SharePoint 2013

  • Exploring SharePoint 2013 Site Collection and Site Administrator Roles 
  • Defining SharePoint Terminology 
  • Navigating a SharePoint Site 
  • Interacting with the Ribbon 
  • Creating and Editing Basic Content 

Module 2: Planning a Company Portal Using SharePoint 2013

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

Module 3: Creating a Company Portal

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

Lab : Creating a Structured Company Portal

  • Creating a New Main Department Site 
  • Creating a New Child Department Site 
  • Create New Apps for Documents and Lists 
  • Modifying Columns on an Existing List 
  • Adding Columns to an Existing List or Library 
  • Working with Versioning and Content Approval 
  • Creating a Custom View 
  • Updating the Global Navigation 
  • Updating the Current Navigation 

Module 4: Creating Consistency across Sites

  • Defining Site Columns 
  • Defining Content Types 
  • Implementing a Taxonomy 
  • Configuring the Content Organizer 
  • Using Templates to Promote Consistency 
  • Lab : Creating Custom Columns and Content Types
  • Creating a Content Type 
  • Applying Content Types to Libraries 
  • Lab : Implementing a Taxonomy
  • Designing a Taxonomy 
  • Adding Managed Metadata Columns 
  • Lab : Configuring the Content Organizer
  • Setting Column Default Values 
  • Configuring the Content Organizer 

Module 5: Securing a Company Portal

  • Explaining Permissions and Security in SharePoint 
  • Creating SharePoint Groups 
  • Managing Permissions within SharePoint 
  • Sharing versus Traditional Security 
  • Lab : Managing Permissions in SharePoint
  • Viewing Permissions of SharePoint Objects 
  • Adding Users and Groups to SharePoint Objects 
  • Creating a New SharePoint Group with Custom Permissions 
  • Creating New SharePoint Objects with Unique Permissions 

Module 6: Customizing the Look of a Portal

  • Changing the Appearance of the Portal 
  • Editing a Page 
  • Working with Web Parts and App Parts 
  • Targeting Audiences with Content 
  • Lab : Adding and Configuring Web Parts
  • Creating the Content Type 
  • Applying the Content Type 
  • Creating a List Template 
  • Adding Content to a List 
  • Creating a Managed Property 
  • Adding the Content Search Web Part 
  • Lab : Connecting Web Parts
  • Creating a Project Site 
  • Creating an Issue Tracking List 
  • Updating the Home Page 
  • Testing the Home Page 
  • Lab : Applying Themes to Your Company Portal
  • Adjusting the Theme 
  • Changing the Logo 

Module 7: Extending a Company Portal

  • Creating External Content Types 
  • Setting up an eDiscovery Center 
  • Exploring other Records Management Options 
  • Lab : Accessing External Data
  • Create the External Content Type 
  • Creating the Lists and Forms 
  • Testing the External List 
  • Working with Business Data Web Parts 
  • Lab : Leveraging Records Management to Preserve Data
  • Using a Records Center 
  • Using an eDiscovery Center 

Module 8: Leveraging Web Content Management

  • Enabling Web Content Management 
  • Managing the Structure of Web Content 
  • Navigating a Site Using Managed Metadata 
  • Configuring a Published Approval Workflow 
  • Lab : Creating a Rich Publishing Site
  • Creating a Web Content Management Site 
  • Creating a News Site 
  • Setting the Default Page Layout 
  • Configuring Image Renditions 
  • Creating News Pages 
  • Lab : Configuring a Published Approval Process
  • Adding a Publishing Approval Workflow 
  • Testing the Workflow 
  • Lab : Implementing a Managed Navigation Site
  • Enabling the Managed Metadata Navigation 
  • Creating Navigation Terms 
  • Creating Additional News Pages 
  • Controlling the Navigation and Page Structure 

Module 9: Bridging the Social Gap

  • Configuring Social Features in SharePoint 2013 
  • Creating a Community Site 
  • Lab : Designing a Social Experience in SharePoint 2013
  • Enabling Content Ratings 
  • Configuring RSS Feeds 
  • Enabling Social Features in My Profile 
  • Lab : Creating a Community Site
  • Creating the Community Site 
  • Configuring the Community Site 
  • Creating a Discussion 
  • Replying to a Discussion 
  • Managing a Discussion 
  • Implement a community site leveraging the social computing features of SharePoint 2013 

Module 10: Finding Information Using Search

  • Exploring the Search Features of SharePoint 2013 
  • Configuring the Search Settings 
  • Lab : Configuring an Advanced Search Center
  • Connecting to a Search Center 
  • Creating a Managed Property 
  • Creating a Result Source 
  • Configuring the Search Center 
  • Updating the Refinement Panel 
  • Updating Search Navigation 

Module 11: Controlling and Planning for Growth

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

Module 12: Administering a Company Portal Built on SharePoint 2013

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

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