MOC 10802 - Microsoft Enterprise Search for IT Professionals

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This Microsoft Enterprise Search training 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.

This course is intended for IT Professionals responsible for administering the search features of SharePoint Server 2010 and FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.

  1. Learn to design the deployment, scalability, and fault tolerance options for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.
  2. Learn to configure content sources, crawl content, and troubleshoot and monitor the crawl process.
  3. Learn to create and configure enterprise search sites.
  4. Learn to create and configure managed properties, keywords, and SharePoint search scopes.
  5. Learn to create new federated locations and configure the federated web parts.
  6. Learn to monitor and configure search reports and web analytics.
  7. Learn to design the deployment, scalability, and fault tolerance options for FAST Search Server.
  8. Learn to install FAST Search Server standalone and multiple search server systems.
  9. Learn to determine when to use a FAST Search specialty connector and configure the FAST Web Crawler.
  10. Learn to configure FAST Search enhanced managed properties, FAST Search scopes, business based promotions and demotions, FAST Search keywords, and Visual Best Bets.
  11. Learn to implement a backup and restore plan for FAST Search Server.
  12. Learn to monitor the FAST Search Server and use command line utilities.
  1. SharePoint Search Architecture
    1. Search Planning
    2. Crawl Architecture
    3. Query Architecture and Topologies
    4. Lab: SharePoint Search Architecture
      1. Identify Search Components
      2. Configure the Search Service Application
      3. Expanding the Search Topology
  2. PowerShell and Content Crawling
    1. Windows PowerShell
    2. Content Crawling
    3. Lab: Crawling Content and an Introduction to Windows PowerShell
      1. Crawl Content Sources
      2. Test Drive Windows PowerShell
  3. Configuring Search Sites
    1. Keyword Syntax
    2. Introducing the Search Site
    3. Search Web Parts
    4. Lab: Configuring Search Sites
      1. Create a Custom Search Site
  4. SharePoint Search Enhancements
    1. Managed Properties and Keywords
    2. SharePoint Scope
    3. Lab: SharePoint Search Enhancements
      1. Add a Keyword, Best Bet, and Query Suggestion
      2. Add a Search Scope
  5. Configuring Federation
    1. Federated Search Basics
    2. Creating New Federated Locations
    3. Adding Metadata to a Federated Location
    4. Security Options
    5. Lab: Federated Web Parts
      1. Configuring Federated Web Parts
  6. Search Reporting and Analytics
    1. Configure Monitoring
    2. Search Administration Reports
    3. Web Analytics Reports
    4. Other Search Reporting Tools
    5. Lab: Search Reporting and Analytics
      1. Configure and View Search Reports
  7. FAST Search Architecture
    1. Architecture Components
    2. Topology Options
    3. Lab: FAST Search Architecture Diagram
      1. FAST Search Architecture Diagram and Concepts
  8. FAST Search Installation
    1. Prepare for Installation
    2. Standalone Deployments
    3. Multiple Server Deployments
    4. Search Service Applications
    5. Post Installation Steps
    6. Lab: Installing and Configuring FAST Search Server
      1. Install FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint
      2. Create and Configure the FAST Search Content SSA and the FAST Query SSA
  9. FAST Specific Connectors
    1. Capabilities and Usage
    2. FAST Specific Connectors
    3. Lab: FAST Search Web Crawler
      1. Crawling Content with FAST Search
      2. Crawling Content with the FAST Search Web Crawler
  10. FAST Search Enhancements
    1. Keywords
    2. FQL and Scopes
    3. Business Based Ranking
    4. Lab: FAST Search Enhancements
      1. Business Based Ranking
      2. Create and Use a Managed Property
  11. FAST Search Backup and Restore
    1. Backup and Restore Planning
    2. Backup
    3. Restore
    4. Lab: Backup and Restore
      1. Backup and Restore
  12. FAST Search Monitoring and Tools
    1. Monitoring
    2. Tools
    3. Lab: FAST Search Tools and Logs
      1. FAST Search Tools and Logs
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this SharePoint class:

  • Experience in administering Active Directory: creating and managing user and group accounts, delegation of administration, and configuring Group Policy.
  • Experience in administering SQL Server 2005 or 2008: creating logons, assigning roles, and using SQL Management Studio.
  • Experience in using Windows PowerShell cmdlets and scripts.
  • Experience with SharePoint Server 2010 experience using Central Administration and creating site collections.
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