Section 1: SharePoint Search Architecture
This section covers the basic crawling and query architectures, the search component functions, and the process of designing a search farm.
Topic 1: Search Planning
Topic 2: Crawl Architecture
Topic 3: Query Architecture and Topologies
Lab : SharePoint Search Architecture
Exercise A: Identifying Search Components
Exercise B: Configuring the Search Service Application
Exercise C: Expanding the Search Topology
Section 2: PowerShell and Content Crawling
This section covers the basics of using Windows PowerShell to administer your enterprise search solution. The section also details how to set up content sources, crawl content, and troubleshoot and monitor the crawl process.
Topic 1: Windows PowerShell
Topic 2: Content Crawling
Lab : Crawling Content and an Introduction to Windows PowerShell
Exercise A: Crawling Content Sources
Exercise B: Test Drive Windows PowerShell
Section 3: Configuring Search Sites
This section includes information the Keyword Search Syntax and how to create search sites. The section reviews the specialized web parts for search.
Topic 1: Keyword Syntax
Topic 2: Introducing the Search Site
Topic 3: Search Web Parts
Lab : Configuring Search Sites
Exercise A: Creating a Custom Search Site
Section 4: SharePoint Search Enhancements
This section shows students how to add value to a basic search site through managed properties, keywords, and SharePoint search scopes.
Topic 1: Managed Properties and Keywords
Topic 2: SharePoint Scope
Lab : SharePoint Search Enhancements
Exercise A: Adding a Keyword, Best Bet, and Query Suggestion
Exercise B: Adding a Search Scope
Section 5: Configuring Federation
This section helps students to leverage content already indexed by other sites, such as Microsoft Bing. The section covers how to create new federated locations, and configure the federated web parts.
Topic 1: Federated Search Basics
Topic 2: Creating New Federated Locations
Topic 3: Adding Metadata to a Federated Location
Topic 4: Security Options
Lab : Federated Web Parts
Exercise A: Configuring Federated Web Parts
Section 6: Search Reporting and Analytics
This section guides students through the process of configuring search monitoring. The section also covers Search Administration Reports and Web Analytics Reports.
Topic 1: Configuring Monitoring
Topic 2: Search Administration Reports
Topic 3: Web Analytics Reports
Topic 4: Other Search Reporting Tools
Lab : Search Reporting and Analytics
Exercise A: Configuring and View Search Reports
Section 7: FAST Search Architecture
This section explains why FAST Search Server is used for the largest and most demanding search solutions. The section also looks at the search components, common topologies, and provides search scaling and performance information.
Topic 1: Architecture Components
Topic 2: Topology Options
Lab : FAST Search Architecture Diagram
Exercise A: FAST Search Architecture Diagram and Concepts
Section 8: FAST Search Installation
This section covers all aspects of installation for standalone and multiple search installations. Post installation steps like configuring Search Service Applications are also covered.
Topic 1: Prepare for Installation
Topic 2: Standalone Deployments
Topic 3: Multiple Server Deployments
Topic 4: Search Service Applications
Topic 5: Post Installation Steps
Lab : Installing and Configuring FAST Search Server
Exercise A: Install FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint
Exercise B: Creating and Configuring the FAST Search Content SSA and the FAST Query SSA
Section 9: FAST Specific Connectors
This section looks at the specialty connectors offered by FAST Search and when students should use those connectors. The FAST Web Crawler Connector is covered in detail.
Topic 1: Capabilities and Usage
Topic 2: FAST Specific Connectors
Lab : FAST Search Web Crawler
Exercise A: Crawling Content with FAST Search
Exercise B: Crawling Content with the FAST Search Web Crawler
Section 10: FAST Search Enhancements
This section shows students how to add features like enhanced managed properties, FAST Search scopes, business based promotions and demotions, FAST Search keywords, and Visual Best Bets.
Topic 1: Keywords
Topic 2: FQL and Scopes
Topic 3: Business Based Ranking
Lab : FAST Search Enhancements
Exercise A: Business Based Ranking
Exercise B: Creating and Use a Managed Property
Section 11: FAST Search Backup and Restore
This section helps students 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.
Topic 1: Backup and Restore Planning
Topic 2: Backup
Topic 3: Restore
Lab : Backup and Restore
Exercise A: Backup and Restore
Section 12: FAST Search Monitoring and Tools
This section reviews how students 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 students.
Topic 1: Monitoring
Topic 2: Tools
Lab : FAST Search Tools and Logs
Exercise A: FAST Search Tools and Logs