Enterprise Search for IT Professionals

Session Detail:    Classroom 3 Day

This course for IT Professionals covers design, installation, administration, monitoring and troubleshooting enterprise search solutions using Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.

Prerequisites

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

Who Can Benefit

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.

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: SharePoint Search Architecture

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

After completing this module you 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

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

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Access the Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Management shell
  • Construct basic Windows PowerShell commands

Module 3: Configuring Search Sites

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

After completing this module, you should 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

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

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Create a managed property, keyword, query suggestion, and best bet
  • Create a search scope

Module 5: Configuring Federation

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

After completing this module, you 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

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

After completing this module, you should 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

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

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Explain how the FAST Search Server architecture works.
  • Plan a FAST Search Server deployment.

Module 8: FAST Search Installation

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

After completing this module, you 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

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

After completing this module, you should 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

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

After completing this module, you should 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

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

At the end of this module, you 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

  • Lesson 1: Monitoring
  • Lesson 2: Tools

After completing this module, you should be able to:

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

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