00:00:00 - Hi, welcome to our CBT
Nuggets training course
00:00:03 - on Microsoft Exam 70-332--
00:00:07 - of Microsoft SharePoint 2013.
00:00:10 - My name is Tim Warner, and
I'm happy to be your trainer.
00:00:13 - The title of this Nugget
is Course Introduction.
00:00:16 - My chief goal as your
trainer is to prepare
00:00:19 - you to pass this
00:00:22 - and earn your MCSE
00:00:24 - Before we get to
that point, I want
00:00:26 - to make sure that we're both
on the same page with regard
00:00:29 - to how Microsoft SharePoint
00:00:33 - If you're taking this
course, then chances are,
00:00:35 - you've already passed the
other exams in the MCSE.
00:00:38 - But I just want
to cover that base
00:00:40 - so I feel confident
that you're properly
00:00:43 - armed with all the facts.
00:00:45 - That having been said, if you
haven't studied and passed
00:00:48 - the 70-331-- Core Solutions
of SharePoint 2013,
00:00:53 - you probably want to
go back and do that.
00:00:55 - I'm going to teach
in this Nugget
00:00:57 - how you can know whether
you're a good fit
00:00:59 - for this particular course.
00:01:01 - I'll give you a brief blueprint
of how I organized this course
00:01:04 - and give you some
practical tips and tricks
00:01:06 - for getting the most out of
this training in the smallest
00:01:09 - amount of time.
00:01:10 - And then we'll introduce
the 70-332 test.
00:01:13 - I'm going to give
you specific exam
00:01:15 - strategies at the end of
the course, once we have all
00:01:18 - the theory and practice
out of the way.
00:01:20 - Here I just want
to give you need
00:01:22 - to know info on the front end.
00:01:24 - Let's begin.
00:01:26 - Now, in the past
few years, Microsoft
00:01:28 - has changed their IT pro
certifications quite a bit.
00:01:31 - It used to be that the MCSE,
or Microsoft Certified Systems
00:01:35 - Engineer, was the golden
credential for the IT pro.
00:01:39 - And that-- that is to say MCSE--
was reserved for Windows Server
00:01:44 - systems engineer tasks.
00:01:45 - Now, in 2013, Microsoft
has brought back the MCSE
00:01:49 - after for a while going in
another direction with titles
00:01:53 - like MCTS and MCITP that we
don't need to be worried about.
00:01:57 - But MCSE is now a
much broader title.
00:02:00 - Note that it stands for
Microsoft Certified Solutions
00:02:04 - Expert.
00:02:04 - It's not a systems engineer.
00:02:06 - It's solutions.
00:02:07 - And you'll note that
I'm going to put
00:02:09 - key terms on my
whiteboard slides in bold,
00:02:12 - so you know that this
is an important point.
00:02:15 - Solutions means
that we're experts
00:02:17 - not only with SharePoint, but
with all of the SharePoint
00:02:20 - dependencies, things
like Windows Server,
00:02:24 - IIS administration, Active
Directory, and so forth.
00:02:28 - So these exams are, by
00:02:30 - because they require that you
have broad platform knowledge.
00:02:34 - So the MCSE is the
IT pro credential
00:02:37 - for folks who are perhaps
working in the operations
00:02:42 - department of your organization,
or if it's a smaller shop,
00:02:45 - maybe you're just the network
guy or the network gal.
00:02:48 - Microsoft has additional
tracks for solution developers,
00:02:51 - AKA programmers.
00:02:53 - That's the MCSD or Microsoft
Certified Solutions Developer.
00:02:57 - And the MCSM is the
top level credential.
00:03:00 - That's Certified
SharePoint Master-- MCSM.
00:03:05 - Say that five times quickly.
00:03:06 - Believe me, that's a very
tough certification to earn.
00:03:09 - Let's quickly jet
out onto the web,
00:03:11 - and I want to take
you to a couple
00:03:12 - pages you need to be familiar
with at the Microsoft Learning
00:03:16 - Web portal.
00:03:17 - First, the Microsoft
Learning home page
00:03:19 - at Microsoft.com/learning.
00:03:22 - This site is pretty
00:03:24 - What I normally do is come
under Certification and Exams,
00:03:28 - and then we can come
directly down under Server
00:03:31 - to SharePoint to see what the
certifications look like here.
00:03:34 - We're concerned with
the Solutions Expert.
00:03:36 - So I'll click the
MCSE SharePoint image.
00:03:39 - And it tells us
exactly what we need
00:03:41 - to do in order to
earn the title.
00:03:43 - There's five exams,
each priced at $150 USD.
00:03:47 - We are right here
in the last step,
00:03:49 - the so-called Advanced
Solutions of SharePoint.
00:03:52 - And there's the other half
of this two-part series
00:03:55 - on SharePoint.
00:03:56 - That's called Core Solutions.
00:03:58 - That's exam 70-331.
00:04:00 - And what came as a
surprise to many of us is,
00:04:02 - in keeping with the
00:04:04 - you have to earn the MCSA
in Windows Server 2012
00:04:08 - in order to earn
your SharePoint MCSE.
00:04:10 - At first blush, you
might think, well,
00:04:13 - what does Windows
Server 2012 have
00:04:15 - to do with being a
00:04:18 - Of course, you know at this
point in the game, a lot.
00:04:21 - So it does make sense to me that
Microsoft has that requirement.
00:04:24 - The other thing I want to draw
your attention to on this page
00:04:27 - is the Upgrade option
here, that if you
00:04:29 - have any of these titles,
you can shorten your learning
00:04:33 - path by taking a composite
exam for Windows Server 2012
00:04:37 - and then do your 331
and 332 as normal.
00:04:40 - That will save you
quite a bit of money.
00:04:42 - The other page I
wanted to show you
00:04:43 - is the exam blueprint
page for 332.
00:04:46 - You'll see that Microsoft
tells you the exam fee
00:04:49 - right up front.
00:04:50 - I'm grateful that
they've done that.
00:04:51 - It tells us the credit toward
certification, which we already
00:04:54 - know.
00:04:55 - You can schedule
your exam through
00:04:57 - prometric.com/microsoft.
00:04:59 - And then down below, the
real meat and potatoes
00:05:02 - here are the skills
that are measured.
00:05:04 - You see that the knowledge is
broken into five categories--
00:05:09 - one on business continuity.
00:05:11 - That's dealing with things
like-- well, actually,
00:05:14 - let me expand it and show you--
high availability and disaster
00:05:17 - recovery for all the tiers
on a SharePoint farm,
00:05:20 - how to do backup and restore,
not only in SharePoint but also
00:05:24 - in SQL Server.
00:05:25 - Again, we're solutions
00:05:27 - So we have to be
00:05:29 - with SQL Server, Windows,
IIS, as well as SharePoint
00:05:33 - and the Office applications.
00:05:35 - After that, we go into planning
a SharePoint environment,
00:05:37 - where we look at
00:05:39 - How do we optimize and plan and
execute SharePoint for search?
00:05:44 - How about for web
00:05:46 - How about for enterprise
content management, and so on?
00:05:49 - We'll be looking at server roles
and service applications a lot.
00:05:53 - There's a separate
section of the exam that
00:05:55 - deals with migration scenarios.
00:05:57 - So by the end of
this training, you'll
00:05:58 - understand all the
ramifications of what
00:06:01 - it takes to move from,
say, SharePoint 2010
00:06:04 - to SharePoint 2013.
00:06:05 - The next section
00:06:07 - with service applications.
00:06:09 - You know by now that
the service application
00:06:11 - is the element of functionality
in a SharePoint farm.
00:06:15 - So you have to know
all the basics.
00:06:17 - All the basics is stuff that we
learned in the 331 skill set.
00:06:21 - Here we assume all that and
then go to the next level.
00:06:24 - We learn how the SharePoint
apps store and apps model works.
00:06:28 - We learn how to build
out our own apps
00:06:30 - presence within the farm.
00:06:33 - We have to make
sure we are expert
00:06:34 - with all the
00:06:36 - services, like Access services,
Excel, and Visio services,
00:06:41 - the conversion services,
and language translation.
00:06:44 - We have to understand how to do
inter-farm service application
00:06:48 - federation.
00:06:49 - And we have to have
expertise with using
00:06:51 - Secure Store and Business
00:06:55 - The final section gets
back into the idea of apps,
00:06:59 - where we manage solutions
00:07:02 - we differentiate SharePoint
apps from Sandbox solutions
00:07:06 - to farm solutions, we go back
into business intelligence
00:07:10 - and sweep up the
shavings by making
00:07:12 - sure we're fully familiar
with PerformancePoint Services
00:07:15 - and integration between
SharePoint and SQL
00:07:18 - Server Reporting services.
00:07:20 - And then finally,
we have integration
00:07:22 - with other servers--
00:07:24 - Microsoft Project Server.
00:07:26 - You might be
thinking, Tim, this is
00:07:28 - a huge amount of information.
00:07:29 - And you know what?
00:07:30 - You're absolutely right.
00:07:32 - It is.
00:07:33 - To that point, I
want you to know
00:07:34 - that the topics in this exam--
in case you all didn't already
00:07:37 - know-- are truly advanced.
00:07:40 - And they do require that
you already know the basics.
00:07:43 - So we simply don't have
time in this course
00:07:46 - to go back and review how
to install SharePoint,
00:07:50 - how to create a service
application instance, how
00:07:53 - to get to your services in
the farm and start and stop.
00:07:57 - All of that stuff
needs to be assumed,
00:07:58 - and we're going to
take the next level.
00:08:01 - Therefore, if you're
not comfortable with all
00:08:03 - of the foundations,
your best bet,
00:08:05 - if you're a CBT Nugget
00:08:07 - is to take one or the other
or both of my other SharePoint
00:08:12 - 2013 courses for CBT Nuggets,
specifically the 331,
00:08:16 - to give you what you need
to know from a basic core
00:08:19 - level regarding SharePoint
00:08:22 - And I also did a course
that deals strictly
00:08:25 - with SharePoint end user skills.
00:08:28 - And it maps to the Microsoft
Office specialist exam 77-419.
00:08:32 - Even if you're an admin, please
don't poo poo this course.
00:08:36 - It contains a lot of good,
high impact information.
00:08:39 - And I can almost guarantee you
that by the end of that course,
00:08:42 - you'll think to
yourself, wow, I'm
00:08:43 - actually much more proficient
using SharePoint as an end user
00:08:47 - than I was before.
00:08:48 - That, of course, is my
goal as your instructor.
00:08:51 - Answering the question, how
did I organized this course,
00:08:54 - for your benefit,
is pretty easy.
00:08:56 - I always use the exam
blueprint from Microsoft
00:08:59 - as the skeleton of the course.
00:09:01 - My challenge as an
instructor-- and this doesn't
00:09:04 - have any bearing on you at
all, it's my burden to bear--
00:09:07 - is, sometimes Microsoft's way of
ordering concepts on those exam
00:09:10 - pages isn't
00:09:12 - I think in this case,
the 332 skill set
00:09:15 - is quite intelligently laid out.
00:09:17 - And I think you'll
see that it's obvious
00:09:19 - when you look at the
Nuggets in this course,
00:09:22 - that I used the exam blueprint.
00:09:24 - After all, being a
certification candidate myself,
00:09:27 - I know how important
it is to feel secure
00:09:30 - that all of the bullet
points on an exam blueprint
00:09:33 - are being covered
in your training,
00:09:34 - because if you've taken
Microsoft tests before--
00:09:37 - and I have to assume
you have-- you know
00:09:39 - that those questions will, in
fact, go to the outer limits
00:09:43 - and beyond of what's
on the exam blueprint.
00:09:45 - I'm going to give you something
to look at in every Nugget.
00:09:49 - And by something to look at,
I mean some kind of demo.
00:09:52 - I've watched hours
and hours and hours
00:09:55 - of computer-based training,
not only from CBT Nuggets,
00:09:58 - but just about all the other
major providers in the world.
00:10:01 - So I'm definitely as much a
student as I am a teacher.
00:10:04 - I know that it can get tedious
and boring to watch white board
00:10:07 - after white board
after white board.
00:10:09 - So I'm going to make sure that
we have that healthy balance.
00:10:11 - Now, sometimes in
this course, you'll
00:10:14 - find that the material
is so intense that I
00:10:16 - have to split the
Nuggets in two,
00:10:18 - where I'll give you one
that is theory, that
00:10:20 - has very limited
demo, and the next one
00:10:23 - will be a practical lesson
that's almost entirely demo.
00:10:27 - But I want to make sure
to repeat that you pick up
00:10:30 - both the head knowledge as well
as the practical application.
00:10:33 - You absolutely need that.
00:10:35 - Be on the look out in
the CBT Nuggets website
00:10:37 - over the coming months
for virtual labs
00:10:39 - that will give you the ability
to practice in a SharePoint
00:10:42 - sandbox and do all
the labs along with me
00:10:45 - as you go through your training.
00:10:47 - I love to sprinkle external
resources through the training.
00:10:50 - So you'll see a lot
of pop-up balloons
00:10:52 - that point you to web resources.
00:10:54 - We have our own custom
short domain called cbt.gg.
00:10:58 - And you'll find that the
short links are that,
00:11:00 - and then forward slash,
and then there'll
00:11:02 - be a short string of
00:11:05 - Please note that those
00:11:07 - are case sensitive.
00:11:09 - I wish that you could
click the link directly
00:11:11 - in the movie player.
00:11:12 - You'll have to jot
them down on your phone
00:11:14 - or on a piece of paper.
00:11:15 - But it should save
you, because some URLs
00:11:18 - are ridiculously long.
00:11:19 - Believe me.
00:11:20 - You'll thank me for giving
you this short URLs.
00:11:22 - Finally, we build our
00:11:24 - as we move through the course.
00:11:26 - To that end, I
00:11:28 - you watch the Nuggets
in series so you
00:11:30 - don't come across references
where I say, well,
00:11:33 - we learned such and
so three Nuggets back.
00:11:35 - And now let's go on from that.
00:11:37 - Well, if you've watching
the Nuggets sequentially,
00:11:39 - you already have those concepts
under your proverbial belt.
00:11:43 - Let's finish this
00:11:46 - with some general comments
regarding that 70-332 exam.
00:11:50 - Like I told you
earlier, we're going
00:11:52 - to do a separate
Nugget where I give you
00:11:54 - specific targeted strategies.
00:11:56 - You'll notice that I have
in bold "case study."
00:11:58 - The most important thing
for you to keep in mind
00:12:00 - at this point in the game
with regard to 70-332
00:12:03 - is that its format
may be different
00:12:05 - from other certification tests
that you've taken in the past.
00:12:09 - A case study format
means that you
00:12:11 - have a number-- I
can't tell you how many
00:12:13 - because I don't want to violate
my non-disclosure agreement.
00:12:17 - I'll just use three for
the sake of example here.
00:12:20 - Three representative
00:12:23 - Each one of those cases involves
a fair amount of reading
00:12:26 - but not as much as
we've seen in the past.
00:12:28 - Years ago, when Microsoft
first started rolling out
00:12:31 - the case study exams,
around 2000, 2003,
00:12:35 - there was a lot of
text to go through.
00:12:37 - And that can have
issues if you're not
00:12:39 - taking the exam in
your native language.
00:12:41 - So definitely make
sure you're doing that.
00:12:43 - But it also brings up the
question, how much of this
00:12:46 - is about validating my
skills with the technology,
00:12:49 - and how much of this is like
an LSAT exam or a GRE test,
00:12:53 - where you're testing my
ability to read and process
00:12:56 - information?
00:12:57 - I don't know.
00:12:57 - I'll leave that question
for you to consider.
00:13:00 - Email me if you want
to talk about it.
00:13:02 - But the non-negotiable
00:13:04 - going to have to deal
with these cases.
00:13:06 - The good news is
that they're all
00:13:07 - set up the same general way.
00:13:09 - You'll have some
00:13:11 - of what the company does.
00:13:12 - And then the main parts of
the cases that are important
00:13:15 - is that you'll see a section
for their business requirements.
00:13:19 - This is what we've
got going on now,
00:13:20 - but these are the requirements
that we need going forward
00:13:24 - and that we're hoping
SharePoint will help us with.
00:13:26 - So in a sense, you
as the exam candidate
00:13:29 - are role playing a little bit.
00:13:30 - You could almost imagine
yourself being hired on
00:13:33 - as a consultant, and
you're sitting down
00:13:35 - with all the key decision
makers of this company.
00:13:38 - They're telling
you what they have
00:13:39 - and what the requirements are.
00:13:41 - And then you need to
map those requirements
00:13:44 - to capabilities in
00:13:47 - So there's the
00:13:49 - which may or may not map
directly to SharePoint.
00:13:52 - And then you have the
00:13:54 - that give you limitations
in their IT infrastructure.
00:13:58 - Remember it's all about
doing as close a match
00:14:01 - as possible to make sure that
the SharePoint solution you
00:14:03 - propose satisfies their
requirements-- the business
00:14:07 - requirements as well as
the technical requirements.
00:14:10 - And each of those
cases will have
00:14:12 - about a dozen or so
questions that grill you
00:14:14 - about various
aspects of the case.
00:14:17 - There are a lot of interactive
items on the 332 test.
00:14:20 - Other Microsoft tests do not
have any interactive items.
00:14:24 - By interactive items, I mean
things like drag and drop,
00:14:26 - where you have a
series of tasks and you
00:14:28 - need to arrange them
in their proper order.
00:14:31 - Sometimes you just have to
pick which ones are relevant
00:14:34 - and they don't have
to be in an order.
00:14:36 - And there's also place
the target items,
00:14:37 - where you'll see a user
interface element, maybe
00:14:40 - a screen capture from
00:14:42 - and it asks you
where would you click
00:14:44 - in that interface to get
to where you need to be.
00:14:47 - So like I said, in
some past exams,
00:14:49 - not only where there are
no interactive questions,
00:14:51 - but the item writers focused
on PowerShell big time.
00:14:55 - For some weird reason,
I don't see that trend
00:14:57 - with the SharePoint exams.
00:14:59 - I find it really weird.
00:15:00 - It may be-- well, I don't
even want to speculate.
00:15:03 - But know the user
00:15:06 - Know Central Administration,
know the SharePoint team site
00:15:10 - and some of the other
00:15:12 - the Records Center template, the
Business Intelligence center.
00:15:15 - We'll get to that as we go on.
00:15:17 - I told you to go to Prometric
to register for these things.
00:15:20 - On that Prometric
landing page, there's
00:15:22 - a link for special offers.
00:15:23 - Please keep that page bookmarked
so you can take advantage
00:15:27 - of offers like the
second shot promotion.
00:15:29 - Microsoft has had
a lattice success
00:15:31 - with this over the last years.
00:15:32 - What it does is allows
you to essentially
00:15:34 - get two vouchers
for the price of one
00:15:37 - such that if you don't pass
the test on your first try,
00:15:40 - you can immediately reapply,
use your second voucher code,
00:15:44 - and you've only still paid their
initial $150 instead of $300.
00:15:48 - That's pretty cool, isn't it?
00:15:50 - Let's wrap up what we've learned
in this course introduction.
00:15:54 - Now, if you've been with
me for other courses,
00:15:55 - you'll notice that I'm
trying some new instructional
00:15:58 - techniques in this series.
00:15:59 - I look forward to
hearing your feedback.
00:16:01 - I'm going to pop my
email address right up
00:16:03 - at the front end of the
course, and I'll give it to you
00:16:06 - again at the end of the course.
00:16:07 - I love to keep in
touch with my students.
00:16:09 - Let me know what works.
00:16:10 - Let me know what doesn't.
00:16:12 - I'm here.
00:16:12 - After all, my main
goal is to help
00:16:15 - you achieve your goal
with SharePoint Server.
00:16:18 - In this Nugget, we reviewed
00:16:21 - so you know about the different
general tracks, IT pro, dev,
00:16:24 - and master, and
that our focus is
00:16:26 - that Solutions
00:16:29 - You now know whether
you should wait
00:16:31 - before entering this
course or go ahead with it.
00:16:34 - Remember, this is not
00:16:37 - And we make assumptions at the
outset of your current skill
00:16:40 - level with Windows, SQL Server,
IIS, SharePoint, Exchange,
00:16:44 - and so forth.
00:16:45 - We do have other courses
available, not just
00:16:48 - my courses in SharePoint.
00:16:49 - But we have courses in
the CBT Nuggets library
00:16:52 - on SQL Server 2012,
00:16:55 - all that good stuff.
00:16:56 - You know how this
course is organized.
00:16:58 - You know that the course is
arranged to map to the exam
00:17:01 - blueprint and that
we're going to integrate
00:17:04 - both the theory and the
practice so that you
00:17:06 - have a nice healthy
balance of both.
00:17:09 - We finished with
approaching the 70-332 test.
00:17:12 - You're aware of the
format of the test.
00:17:14 - And you at least have
that in your mind, I hope,
00:17:16 - as you go through the training.
00:17:18 - Continue to think of yourself,
whether you are a SharePoint
00:17:21 - consultant or not,
act as if you are.
00:17:23 - And think about how you would
respond to different questions
00:17:26 - that a client might ask you
about how SharePoint can help
00:17:29 - them achieve their business
and technical goals.
00:17:33 - Well, that's it for
00:17:34 - We're ready to get into
the content proper now.
00:17:37 - So fasten your
proverbial seat belts,
00:17:39 - because it's going to
be an intense ride.
00:17:41 - But it also will be a fun ride.
00:17:43 - And I'll do my best to make
some corny jokes-- not too
00:17:46 - many-- to keep things
on the lighter side.
00:17:49 - With that, I hope that this
has been informative for you.
00:17:52 - And I'd like to thank
you for viewing.