• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

High availability inside SharePoint is all about ensuring that there's a certain amount of uptime. If you're maintaining a 99.999% uptime, you are looking at 5 minutes of downtime per year. What can you do to ensure that you can provide that uptime? This course describes how you can plan for business continuity in SharePoint Server 2013. You will learn database continuity strategies such as high availability, storage redundancy, and live migration. You will also learn how to implement upper tier availability by planning service distribution and configuration as well as how to plan for redundancy and load balancing. Finally, you will learn the SharePoint backup and disaster recovery planning and strategies available. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 certification exam (70-332).

Learning Objectives

Database Continuity Strategies

  • start the course
  • recognize how high redundancy can be achieved in SharePoint 2013
  • describe storage redundancy
  • describe the use of SQL aliases
  • describe SQL log shipping technology
  • describe how log shipping is used to provide high availability to remote locations
  • describe the management of SQL log shipping
  • identify considerations when planning SQL mirroring
  • describe SQL login consistency
  • identify how to plan SQL clustering for SharePoint 2013
  • plan a SQL AlwaysOn availability group
  • describe live migration


Upper Tier Availability

  • describe how to plan for service distribution
  • describe how to plan for search service instance distribution
  • identify features of the distributed cache service
  • recognize how to plan for service instance configuration
  • identify how to plan for network redundancy
  • identify the function of network load balancing
  • describe how Microsoft Windows Server Network Load Balancing (NLB) is used in load balancing
  • describe how SharePoint's Request Manager is used in server load balancing


SharePoint Disaster Recovery

  • recognize how to plan for disaster recovery
  • describe SharePoint and SQL backups
  • describe file backups
  • identify backup strategies
  • describe SharePoint backups
  • identify recovery strategies
  • describe content recovery strategies
  • recognize how to perform a content refresh


Practice: Plan for Business Continuity

  • plan for database and upper tier availability and disaster recovery in a given scenario


Framework Connections

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