Friday, February 13, 2009

50047 Advanced IT Pro SharePoint Course

Oh man,
I'm so hyped up, it is unbearable. Just finished the last day of teaching this course and can't believe how great this course is. It covers everything you need to know and more. It is jam packed with best practices, advice and tips. Follows best practices, teaches all relevant skills and is fun, fun, fun.
Anybody who wants to know how to get the most out of their MOSS installation MUST go on this course
Anybody who is starting a career as MOSS Admin must go on this course
Anybody who is planning on creating a MOSS infrastructure, is a Enterprise Analyst, Enterprise Architect, Solutions Architect or Information Architect/Analyst must go on this course.
Any MCT who wants to teach 5060 or 5061 should have read this manual thoroughly.

It is the bible for a good SharePoint Architecture. It is the mother of all SharePoint courses!

Always asked yourself how index and query roles affect performance? Wanted to know what actually goes into the SSP Search DB? Wanted to know what Raid configuration works best for the different Application Roles? Wondered how easy or hard it is to setup Database mirroring in combination with SharePoint? It is all in there.
Which Performance counters to monitor (ok, some are missing...), Which Components to worry about, which platforms to choose when architecting your farm. All in there.
How to create your own BDC App config, How to work with scopes, crawl rules, managed properties and different content sources. All in there. Hey even how to create a new search tab.
Get Excel Services up and running, publish workbooks and install Adminisrtator approved infopath form templates. All in there. Best practices when doing capacity planning. Real world scenarios when thinking about content analysis. Good ideas on approaching taxonomy issues.

Geez. there is so much in the course that I actually ended up skipping around 25% of the content across the board and asked the students to read up at home.

I'm soooo looking forward to teaching this course again soon. Shame only two people turned up for the last one, but then I was happy, as it was my first teach and I can experiment a bit when the class is small.

There is no excuse anymore for lousy SharePoint Specialists out there. Anybody who wants to call themselves a SharePoint Specialist and is lacking the knowledge and experience must go on this course.

4 comments:

Priyanka said...

Hey Alex , can you guide me , from where can I get the VPCs used in the course.

Thanks in advance,
Priyanka.

alx said...

If you're a mct you can download them from the mocl download centre. 50047, 50050,50051,50064 all use the same vpc. The manual is on the courseware library.

Denny said...

Hi Alex:
Thanks for the great feedback.
I have a question though. While teaching MOC courses, we buy courseware from ElementK to provide to students.

However for this course, and the other 50XXX courses, from where do we get the courseware to give to the students?

Thanks
Denny

alx said...

The trainer manual and student manuals tend to be the same for the courses on the courseware library. You need to log into the courseware library as CPLS or authorised reseller and then can order (for download) the manuals. You will need to print them yourself!!!! No flash & funky MOC manuals!