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SharePoint 2010 enterprise search IT pro training

This SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Search training course for IT pros provides a series of videos and hands-on labs that demonstrate how to enable high-end enterprise search with SharePoint Server 2010 and FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint. Learn about crawling and indexing content, and defining the user experience.

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Module 1: Search Management

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This course is designed to teach students the basics of enterprise search, how search management fits within their organizations, and how to get the most out of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 search and Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.

Video: Enterprise Search: Search Management
   

Module 2: Windows PowerShell for Search

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Windows PowerShell 2.0 is a powerful command-line shell and scripting language. Windows PowerShell is designed to help you perform day-to-day repetitive administrative tasks. In this course we will introduce Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Windows PowerShell cmdlets beginning with an overview of benefits and best practices. A high level overview of the SharePoint 2010 cmdlets that pertain to FAST Search for SharePoint is included. The following categories of FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint cmdlets are covered: administration, installation, security, and spelling.

IntroVideo: Learning Outcomes
Lesson 1Video: Introduction to Search Cmdlets
Lesson 2Video: SharePoint Server 2010 Cmdlets
Lesson 3Video: FAST Search Server 2010 Cmdlets
SummaryVideo: Windows PowerShell References and Lab
 Lab: Windows PowerShell Hands-on Lab
 Lab: PowerShell for Search Virtual Lab
   

Module 3: Deployment and Scalability for SharePoint Server 2010

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This online Advanced Search course covers the search environment architecture and fault tolerance options, search environment planning steps, sizing requirements for the various search components, and the process for installing single and multi-node SharePoint search farms. The hands-on lab exercise uses the VM image provided to deploy a simple SharePoint search farm.

Lesson 1:Video: Deployment and Scalability
 Lab: Deployment and Scalability
   

Module 4: Monitoring and System Management for SharePoint Server 2010

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This course shows you the monitoring, security, and service management features in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. It takes you through the process of configuring monitoring in SharePoint Server 2010 and shows you how to view reports and logs, create custom permission levels for a site, and manage shared services.

Lesson 1Video: Monitoring the Enterprise Search System
Lesson 2Video: Security and Permissions for Search
Lesson 3Video: Shared Services Management for Search
 Lab: Monitoring and Systems Management
 Lab: Monitoring and Systems Management Virtual Lab
   

Module 5: Search Reporting and Analytics for SharePoint Server 2010

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This course is designed to teach students about the search reports and analytics available in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 from an IT pro perspective.

Lesson 1Video: Reporting and Analytics for Search
Lesson 2Video: Web Analytics Reports for Search
Lesson 3Video: Site Reports for Search
Lesson 4Video: Site Collection Reports for Search
Lesson 5Video: Web Analytics Web Part
 Lab: Search Reporting and Analytics Hands-on Lab
 Lab: Search Reporting and Analytics Virtual Lab
   

Module 6: Connectors and Using the Business Data Connectivity Services in SharePoint Server 2010

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This online Advanced Search course covers the Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 content feeding architecture and connector framework and the Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint connectors. In the hands-on lab exercise, using the VM image provided, you will configure a search center to also search content external to SharePoint. To achieve this, you will create an external content type by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, deploy it to SharePoint Server, configure search for this new component, and then perform some queries to confirm that your connector is now available for search.

Video: Connectors and Using BCS
Lab: Connectors and Using BCS
  Connectors & Using the Business Data Connectivity Service (BDC) Virtual Lab
   

Module 7: Configuring User Interfaces for Search in SharePoint Server 2010 and FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint

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This online Advanced Search course covers creating search sites and search pages, configuring search Web Parts, configuring the refinement panel, and enabling federation Web Parts.

IntroVideo: Introduction to Configuring Search UIs
Lesson 1Video: Best Practices for Search UI
Lesson 2Video: Introducing the Search UI
Lesson 3Video: Search Pages in SharePoint 2010
Lesson 4Video: Results Page Basics
Lesson 5Video: Results Page Advanced
SummaryVideo: Configuring Search UI Summary and Lab
 Lab: Configuring Search UI Summary and Lab
 Lab: Configuring Search UIs Virtual Lab
   

Module 8: Federated Search in SharePoint Server 2010

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The federation tutorial covers the basics of federated search. The topics concentrate on configuring and creating federated Web Parts. Hands-on labs are provided for the student to practice implementing the concepts.

IntroVideo: Introduction to Federated Search
Lesson 1Video: Federated Search Basics
Lesson 2Video: Federated Results Web Part
Lesson 3Video: Top Federated Results Web Part
Lesson 4Video: Add a Location from the Online Gallery
Lesson 5Video: Add Location from an RSS Feed
Lesson 6Video: Add Metadata to a Location
Lesson 7Video: Security and Troubleshooting
SummaryVideo: Federated Search Summary and Lab
 Lab: Federated Search Summary and Lab
 Lab: Federated Search Virtual Lab
   

Module 9: Advanced Search Security for SharePoint Server 2010 and FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint

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The Advanced Search Security course covers security for both Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint. Item-level security and the authorization process in FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint are discussed in detail. The course also explains how to protect the FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint installation, how to protect query traffic between SSAs, and how to implement HTTPS for query traffic. Other modules cover security planning for sites and content and SharePoint Server 2010 authentication.

Lesson 1Video: Security for Sites and Content
Lesson 2Video: Authentication for Search
Lesson 3Video: Security and Protection for Search
Lesson 4Video: Server Farm Security for Search
 Lab: Advanced Search Security Lab 1
 Lab: Advanced Search Security Lab 2
 Lab: Advanced Search Security Virtual Lab
   

Module 10: People Search Administration and Management for SharePoint Server 2010 and FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint

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This course takes you through the process of configuring people search in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, adding user profiles, configuring My Site settings, and crawling the profile store. The course examines ways to enhance user profiles to improve people search and customize the people search experience. The hands-on lab exercise uses the VM image provided to guide you through the process of enhancing user profiles to improve people search.

Video: People Search Administration
Lab: People Search Administration
   

Module 11: Advanced Deployment and Scalability for SharePoint Server 2010

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The Advanced Deployment and Scalability course focuses on the deployment process for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. You will learn about the topology options available to you. The course will also explain how to get the most out of cross-farm services and take you through the installation and configuration process of a multi-node SharePoint Server 2010 deployment.

Lesson 1Video: Deployment
Lesson 2Video: Topologies
Lesson 3Video: Farm Services
Lesson 4Video: Cross-farm Services
Lesson 5Video: Capacity Planning
Lesson 6Video: Multi-node Deployment
 Lab: Advanced Deployment and Scalability Lab 1
 Lab: Advanced Deployment and Scalability Lab 2
 Lab: Advanced Deployment and Scalability Lab 3
   

Module 12: Upgrading from SharePoint Server 2010 to FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint

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This course describes the advanced search features provided by Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint and walks you through a single server deployment. The course is designed for IT pros.

Video: Upgrading from SharePoint Server 2010
Lab: Upgrading from SharePoint Server 2010
  Upgrading SharePoint 2010 to FAST Search for SharePoint Virtual Lab
   

Module 13: Deployment and Scalability for FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint

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This course is designed to teach deployment and scalability options of Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint. Hands-on labs are provided for the student to practice implementing the concepts.

Lesson 1Video: Deployment and Scalability
Lesson 2Video: Installation Process
 Lab: Deployment and Scalability for FAST Lab
   

Module 14: Advanced Deployment and Scalability for FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint

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The Advanced Deployment and Scalability course focuses on Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint deployment and scalability. You will learn about the different elements that make up FAST Search 2010 for SharePoint and use the redundancy and scalability options available in FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint to determine when to use single or multiple server installation.

Lesson 1Video: Architecture
Lesson 2Video: Planning for Deployment
Lesson 3Video: Advanced Configuration
 Lab: Advanced Deployment and Scalability Lab 1
 Lab: Advanced Deployment and Scalability Lab 2
   

Module 15: Linguistics for FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint

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Linguistics is used to improve precision and recall, extract and add relevant information for use in ranking and results exploration (refinement), and support a localized search experience.

This course covers how Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint implements linguistics features: Language Identification, Word breaking/Tokenization, Character Normalization, Stemming, Keywords and Synonyms, Anti-phrasing, Spell Checking, Offensive Content Filtering and Phonetic Search. Most of these features are implemented out of the box without the need for configuration. However, Stemming, Keywords and Synonyms, Spell Checking, and Offensive Content Filtering are covered in additional detail.

A practical lab is provided to demonstrate working with content in multiple languages, managing keywords / synonyms, and enabling managed property stemming in the search interface.

IntroVideo: Learning Outcomes
Lesson 1Video: Linguistics Overview
Lesson 2Video: Keywords and Synonyms
Lesson 3Video: Stemming
Lesson 4Video: Spell Checking
Lesson 5Video: Offensive Content Filtering
SummaryVideo: Linguistics Summary and Lab
 Lab: Linguistics Summary and Hands-on Lab
 Lab: Linguistics Virtual Lab
   

Module 16: Relevancy and Ranking for FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint

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This course covers how to perform common relevancy tuning tasks for Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint. This course is designed for IT pros and application developers. You will learn to create and configure business-based ranking, rank profiles, and analyze the ranklog.

Video: Relevancy and Ranking
Lab: Relevancy and Ranking
  Relevancy and Ranking Virtual Lab
   
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