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This course is intended for Search Administrators, Site Collection Administrators and Site Owners who want to improve the end user search experience. It also covers the Standard and Enterprise Editions of SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 / SharePoint Online

Length Days: 3 | Length Hours: 24

Target Audience

This course is intended for SharePoint Search Administrators.

· SharePoint Server Administrators.

· Anyone wanting to drive user efficiency and SharePoint adoption. Use the search reports to monitor both search and user activity.

· Customize the search and search results pages.

· Improve user search results using Authoritative Pages, Query Rules and Query Suggestions.

· Describe and plan for alternate search techniques including PowerShell, web services and custom code.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

· Use both basic and advanced techniques to search SharePoint.

· Manage SharePoint 2013 Search from Central Administration.

· Manage Office 365 / SharePoint Online Search.

· Configure search from within sites.

· Understand and customize Search Schemas and Managed Properties.

Course Outline

1 – SharePoint 2013 Search and the Role of the Search Administrator

· Who is this class for?

· Prerequisites

· SharePoint 2013 versions

· Search Features by Edition

· Search Limitations

2 – Using Search as an End User

· Search FAQ

· Basic Search Techniques

· Files in Libraries vs. Files as Attachments

· Using Property Restrictions and Managed Properties

· Using Wildcards

· Using Search Verticals and Result Sources

· Search for People

· The Advanced Search Page

· Search Preferences

· The OneDrive Pro Query Box

· Lab 1: Using Search as an End User

3 – Search Administration – Part 1

· File Types

· Create and Deploy a Thesaurus

· Custom Entity Extraction

4 – Search Administration – Part 2

· Crawling Content

· Search Schemas, Crawled Properties and Managed Properties

· Working with the “unused” default Managed Properties

· Working with Result Sources

· Query Suggestions

· Spelling Suggestions

· Company Name Extraction

· Authoritative Pages

· Query Rules

· Result Removal

· Hiding Lists, Libraries, and Sites from Search

· Lab 1: Search Administration – Part 2

5 – Customizing Search and Search Results Web Pages

· Out of the Box Pages and Site Templates

· Customizing Search Verticals

· Creating a Custom Search Vertical

· The Query Builder

· Customizing Search Pages

· Customizing the Advanced Search Page

· Working with the Search Web Parts

· Customize Search Result Types

· Lab 1: Customizing Search and Search Results Web Pages

6 – Monitoring Search

· Search Reporting

· User Activity

7 – Using PowerShell, JavaScript and C# to Search SharePoint (Optional)

· Search Driven Content Web Parts

· PowerShell

· JavaScript and jQuery

· Web Services

· C#

· CSOM – Client Side Object Model

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