Duration: 1 day


This course is aimed at delegates that have completed the SharePoint 2013 Power User course or have previous equivalent experience with SharePoint 2013 or previous versions of SharePoint. The course is designed for Power Users who will be managing top-level Sites within SharePoint 2013, or for SharePoint 2010 Site Collection Administrators who are looking to upgrade their skills to SharePoint 2013.


Introduction to Site Collection Administration

This module introduces Site Collections, the topology of SharePoint Sites, and discusses the importance of site model planning. The module also overviews the agenda for the rest of the course.

  • Course overview and agenda
  • Introduction to Site Collections
  • Site Collection Administrative Tools


General Tools and Options

Site Collection Administrators, as part of the initial design, need to configure general options and settings such as consistent navigation, Recycle bin settings, activating features, managing templates, uploading user solutions, creating help options and managing Site Collection upgrades from SharePoint 2010.

  • General Options
  • Navigation Options
  • Managing the Galleries
  • Help Collections
  • Site Collection Upgrade


Course Overview

Content Management

SharePoint 2013 provides Site Collection Administrators with many tools to manage content, such as content publishing, caching and Managed Metadata and Taxonomy.

  • Web Content Publishing
    • Master Page Gallery
    • Output caching and cache profiles
    • Variations
    • Content and Structure
  • Term Store Management
  • Entering Managed Metadata


Search Settings

Search in SharePoint 2013 provides Site Collection Administrators with more options enabling them to exercise more control over search results. This allows the administrator to configure Search to align with the needs and culture of the people using the SharePoint sites.

  • Introduction to Search
  • Understanding Search Schema
  • Create and Manage Result Sources
  • Manage Result Types
  • Manage Search Settings
  • Search Center Sites


Policies and Auditing

SharePoint 2013 has many options for maintaining governance with regards to controlling the lifecycle of documents and items within Lists, as well as configuring Auditing options for logging specific actions taken on content for legal compliance reporting. In SharePoint 2013, there is also the ability to create Site Policies, allowing administrators to manage the retention and deletion of sites.

  • Introduction to Site Collection Policies
  • Create Site collection Policies
  • Site Collection Content Type Policies
  • Export and Import Site Collection Policies
  • Modify Site Collection Policy Settings
  • Site Policies
  • Auditing


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