Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 – Designing Advanced Solutions: Continuity

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


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).

Target Audience

Microsoft SharePoint professionals and developers who plan, design, develop, and maintain a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 local datacenter, or on the cloud



Expected Duration

120 min.

Course Objectives

Course Introduction

High Availability in SharePoint 2013

  • recognize how high redundancy can be achieved in SharePoint 2013
  • Storage Redundancy

  • describe storage redundancy
  • Using SQL Aliases

  • describe the use of SQL aliases
  • Planning SQL Log Shipping for SharePoint I

  • describe SQL log shipping technology
  • Planning SQL Log Shipping for SharePoint II

  • describe how log shipping is used to provide high availability to remote locations
  • Planning SQL Log Shipping for SharePoint III

  • describe the management of SQL log shipping
  • Planning SQL Mirroring for SharePoint

  • identify considerations when planning SQL mirroring
  • SQL Login Consistency

  • describe SQL login consistency
  • Planning SQL Clustering for SharePoint 2013

  • identify how to plan SQL clustering for SharePoint 2013
  • Planning SQL AlwaysOn Availability Groups

  • plan a SQL AlwaysOn availability group
  • Live Migration

  • describe live migration
  • Plan for Service Distribution

  • describe how to plan for service distribution
  • Plan for Search Service Instance Distribution

  • describe how to plan for search service instance distribution
  • Distributed Cache Management

  • identify features of the distributed cache service
  • Plan for Service Instance Configuration

  • recognize how to plan for service instance configuration
  • Plan for Network Redundancy

  • identify how to plan for network redundancy
  • Plan for Server Load Balancing I

  • identify the function of network load balancing
  • Plan for Server Load Balancing II

  • describe how Microsoft Windows Server Network Load Balancing(NLB) is used in load balancing
  • Plan for Server Load Balancing III

  • describe how SharePoint’s Request Manager is used in server load balancing
  • SharePoint Disaster Recovery Planning

  • recognize how to plan for disaster recovery
  • SharePoint and SQL Backups

  • describe SharePoint and SQL backups
  • File Backups

  • describe file backups
  • Backup Strategies

  • identify backup strategies
  • SharePoint Backups

  • describe SharePoint backups
  • Recovery Strategies

  • identify recovery strategies
  • Content Recovery Strategies

  • describe content recovery strategies
  • Non-production Environment Content Refresh

  • recognize how to perform a content refresh
  • Exercise: Planning Continuity Strategies