Microsoft Enterprise Search Training for IT Professionals (10802)

Level: Intermediate

This three-day official Microsoft Enterprise Search training course prepares IT Professionals to administer enterprise search solutions using Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint. All aspects of administration are covered including search topologies, search sites, content crawling, federation, monitoring, and search reporting.

Key Features of this Microsoft Enterprise Search Training:

You Will Learn How To:

  • Design the deployment, scalability, and fault tolerance options for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.
  • Configure content sources, crawl content, and troubleshoot and monitor the crawl process.
  • Create and configure enterprise search sites.
  • Create and configure managed properties, keywords, and SharePoint search scopes.
  • Create new federated locations and configure the federated web parts.
  • Monitor and configure search reports and web analytics.
  • Design the deployment, scalability, and fault tolerance options for FAST Search Server.
  • Install FAST Search Server standalone and multiple search server systems.
  • Determine when to use a FAST Search specialty connector and configure the FAST Web Crawler.
  • Configure FAST Search enhanced managed properties, FAST Search scopes, business based promotions and demotions, FAST Search keywords, and Visual Best Bets.
  • Implement a backup and restore plan for FAST Search Server.
  • Monitor the FAST Search Server and use command line utilities.

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Microsoft Enterprise Search Course Information

  • Requirements

    • Before attending this course, students should have experience:
      • Administering Active Directory: creating and managing user and group accounts, delegation of administration, and configuring Group Policy.
      • Administering SQL Server 2005 or 2008: creating logons, assigning roles, and using SQL Management Studio.
      • Experience using Windows PowerShell cmdlets and scripts.
      • SharePoint Server 2010 experience using Central Administration and creating site collections.
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Microsoft Enterprise Search Course Outline

  • Module 1: SharePoint Search Architecture

    This module examines the basic crawling and query architectures, the search component functions, and the process of designing a search farm.

    Lessons

    • Lesson 1: Search Planning
    • Lesson 2: Crawl Architecture
    • Lesson 3: Query Architecture and Topologies

    Lab : SharePoint Search Architecture

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Develop an enterprise search plan for your organization.
    • Develop a crawl architecture with components and topology.
    • Develop a query architecture with components and topology.
  • Module 2: PowerShell and Content Crawling

    This module covers the basics of using Windows PowerShell to administer your enterprise search solution. The module also details how to set up content sources, crawl content, and troubleshoot and monitor the crawl process.

    Lessons

    • Lesson 1: Windows PowerShell
    • Lesson 2: Content Crawling

    Lab : Crawling Content and an Introduction to Windows PowerShell

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Access the Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Management shell.
    • Construct basic Windows PowerShell commands.
  • Module 3: Configuring Search Sites

    This module includes information the Keyword Search Syntax and how to create search sites. The module reviews the specialized web parts for search.

    Lessons

    • Lesson 1: Keyword Syntax
    • Lesson 2: Introducing the Search Site
    • Lesson 3: Search Web Parts

    Lab : Configuring Search Sites

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Construct queries using the SharePoint 2010 Keyword Syntax.
    • Layout a search site and work with the search web parts.
    • Customize search web parts.
  • Module 4: SharePoint Search Enhancements

    This module shows you how to add value to a basic search site through managed properties, keywords, and SharePoint search scopes.

    Lessons

    • Lesson 1: Managed Properties and Keywords
    • Lesson 2: SharePoint Scope

    Lab : SharePoint Search Enhancements

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Create a managed property, keyword, query suggestion, and best bet.
    • Create a search scope.
  • Module 5: Configuring Federation

    This module helps you to leverage content already indexed by other sites, such as Microsoft Bing. The module covers how to create new federated locations, and configure the federated web parts.

    Lessons

    • Lesson 1: Federated Search Basics
    • Lesson 2: Creating New Federated Locations
    • Lesson 3: Adding Metadata to a Federated Location
    • Lesson 4: Security Options

    Lab : Federated Web Parts

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Configure Federated Search using the Federated Search Web Parts in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.
    • Create a Federated source using RSS/Atom feeds and how to modify the Results template to display this new source.
    • Create additional metadata to the Federated results display.
    • Configure federated search security and site restrictions as well as the configuration of federated search authentication.
  • Module 6: Search Reporting and Analytics

    This module takes you through the process of configuring search monitoring. The module also examines Search Administration Reports and Web Analytics Reports.

    Lessons

    • Lesson 1: Configure Monitoring
    • Lesson 2: Search Administration Reports
    • Lesson 3: Web Analytics Reports
    • Lesson 4: Other Search Reporting Tools

    Lab : Search Reporting and Analytics

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Configure Search Reporting and Logging.
    • Use Web Analytics Reports.
    • Use Search Administration Reports.
    • Examine diagnostics logs.
    • Enable additional search monitoring tools (e.g., Web Analytics Web Part).
  • Module 7: FAST Search Architecture

    This module shows why FAST Search Server is used for the largest and most demanding search solutions. The module looks at the search components, common topologies, and provides search scaling and performance information.

    Lessons

    • Lesson 1: Architecture Components
    • Lesson 2: Topology Options

    Lab : FAST Search Architecture Diagram

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Explain how the FAST Search Server architecture works.
    • Plan a FAST Search Server deployment.
  • Module 8: FAST Search Installation

    This module covers all aspects of installation for standalone and multiple search installations. Post installation steps like configuring Search Service Applications are also included.

    Lessons

    • Lesson 1: Prepare for Installation
    • Lesson 2: Standalone Deployments
    • Lesson 3: Multiple Server Deployments
    • Lesson 4: Search Service Applications
    • Lesson 5: Post Installation Steps

    Lab : Installing and Configuring FAST Search Server

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Explain the hardware and software pre-requisites for FAST Search Server.
    • Perform a single node installation of FAST Search Server.
    • Perform a multiple node installation of FAST Search Server.
    • Configure the Content Search Service Application and Query Search Service Application.
    • Perform post installation steps.
  • Module 9: FAST Specific Connectors

    This module looks at the specialty connectors offered by FAST Search and when you should use those connectors. The FAST Web Crawler Connector is covered in detail.

    Lessons

    • Lesson 1: Capabilities and Usage
    • Lesson 2: FAST Specific Connectors

    Lab : FAST Search Web Crawler

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Identify and explain usage cases for the additional connectors provided by FAST Search for SharePoint.
    • Configure and troubleshoot the FAST Search Web Crawler.
  • Module 10: FAST Search Enhancements

    This module shows you how to add features like enhanced managed properties, FAST Search scopes, business based promotions and demotions, FAST Search keywords, and Visual Best Bets.

    Lessons

    • Lesson 1: Keywords
    • Lesson 2: FQL and Scopes
    • Lesson 3: Business Based Ranking

    Lab : FAST Search Enhancements

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Add and configure keywords with synonyms and a Visual Best Bet.
    • Add and configure a search scope using an FQL filter.
    • Add and configure document/sites promotions/demotions.
  • Module 11: FAST Search Backup and Restore

    This module helps you to implement a backup and restore plan for FAST Search Server. The lessons cover the PowerShell scripts provided with the product to assist with this task.

    Lessons

    • Lesson 1: Backup and Restore Planning
    • Lesson 2: Backup
    • Lesson 3: Restore

    Lab : Backup and Restore

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Plan for backing up and restoring your FAST Search installation.
    • Perform a configuration and full backup of your FAST Search installation.
    • Perform a configuration and full restore of your FAST Search installation.
  • Module 12: FAST Search Monitoring and Tools

    This module reviews how you can use performance counters to gain insight into how the product is performing, and covers the large number of command line utilities that are available to you.

    Lessons

    • Lesson 1: Monitoring
    • Lesson 2: Tools

    Lab : FAST Search Tools and Logs

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Monitor your system using logs and performance counters.
    • Use command line tools to troubleshoot and tune your system.

Microsoft Enterprise Search Training FAQs

  • What study aids do I receive from this BABOK Certification course?

    Exam preparation through fact-based questions and case-study questions.

  • What is Microsoft FAST Search Server?

    Microsoft FAST Enterprise Search assists SharePoint to retrieve the stored data from the files within the system.

  • How can I bring this course to my facility to train my team to administer Microsoft enterprise search solutions?

    Learning Tree provides Private Team Training that can save time and travel costs by training your entire team at once, at a convenient location of your choice. We handle all the details including instructor travel, tailored content, comprehensive course materials, shipping and equipment setup and teardown.

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