55141AC : SharePoint 2013 Search for Power Users Course Overview:

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55141AC : SharePoint 2013 Search for Power Users Course Overview:

This 55141AC : SharePoint 2013 Search for Power Users course is intended for information workers or power users who use SharePoint to store and find enterprise content. Students should take this course if they need to know core search features along with the advanced search features, tips and tricks. This class is an excellent prerequisite for IT Professionals who work as SharePoint Server Administrators attending 20331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013. This class can be delivered using SharePoint content on an in-house server, virtual machines or Office 365.

The courseware is sufficiently detailed with reference content and samples to serve as both an after class search reference and as search “cheat sheet”.

Audience Profile:

  • SharePoint end users
  • SharePoint Site Owners
  • SharePoint Site Collection Administrators
  • SharePoint Administrators and Developers
  • SharePoint Governance Auditors
  • Anybody who needs to “find stuff” in SharePoint 2013

At Course Completion

  • Understand how search crawls and indexes content.
  • Use core SharePoint search features to find documents.
  • Use wildcards and Boolean operators.
  • Build queries using the Advanced Search page.
  • Search for people.
  • Search using Managed Properties.
  • Search using dates and numbers.
  • Work with Content Type and Content Class properties.
  • Work with multiple languages.
Module 1: SharePoint Search

This module provides an introduction to the topics covered in the class and introduces SharePoint search terminology.


  • Who is this class for?
  • Prerequisites
  • SharePoint versions and search feature differences

Lab 1: None

  • None

This module covers how SharePoint search finds and indexes content.


  • Before you can run… you must Crawl!
  • The Search Flow
  • Crawl Sources
  • What is Indexed
  • What is not Indexed
  • Content Processing
  • Search is Security Trimmed
  • Alternates to Search
  • Search Limitations

Lab 1: Click here to enter text.

  • Feature and limitation quiz.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand the concepts of crawling and indexing content and the impact on search availability and freshness.
  • Understand the limits of search, especially what is not indexed.

This module covers the use of the core search techniques.


  • Search Basics
  • Where can you search?
  • Search Navigation
  • Shoot first and see what you hit…
  • Refining Your Search
  • Aim then shoot…
  • Include or Exclude
  • Wildcards
  • Boolean Operators
  • Files in Libraries vs. Files as Attachments
  • Search Verticals
  • Searching for People
  • The Advanced Search Page
  • Creating Search Alerts
  • Search Preferences
  • The List and Library Search Box
  • The OneDrive Pro Query Box
  • Lab 1: Core Search Techniques
  • Exercise 1: Using core search techniques.
  • Exercise 2: Using the Enterprise Search Center.
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Use the core search features including keywords, wildcards and Boolean operators.
  • Identify the various places to start a search and the benefits of each.
  • Search for people.

This module covers the more advanced search techniques.


  • Property Searches
  • Out of the Box Managed Properties
  • Data Types
  • Comparison Operators
  • ContentClass
  • Content Types
  • When is a Title not the Title?
  • Examples of Property Searches
  • Working with Multi-Lingual Content
  • What you can do to improve search results

Lab 1: Managing Sites and Pages

  • Exercise 1: Using Managed Properties.
  • Exercise 2: Working with numbers and dates.
  • Exercise 3: Finding lists and content by ContentClass.
  • Exercise 4: Finding content by language.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Find content based on Managed Properties.
  • Properly search for items using dates.
  • Find lists and libraries by type.
  • Search using multiple languages.
  • Understand how a search administrator can tune search.
  • Understand how to best manage content to make it findable.

The appendix contains several detailed lists of codes and features useful to users of SharePoint search.


  • Out of the Box Result Sources
  • Frequently Used Managed Properties
  • Content Class Codes
  • SharePoint Search File Types
  • Search Features by Edition

Lab 1: None

  • None

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the key features, editions, and hardware requirements of Windows 7.
  • Perform a clean installation of Windows 7
  • Upgrade and Migrate to Windows 7 from an earlier version of Windows.
  • Perform an image-based installation of Windows 7
  • Resolve common application compatibility issues

SharePoint 2013 Search for Power Users Course Prerequisites:

  • Experience installing PC hardware and devices.
  • Basic understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts.
  • Basic Windows and Active Directory knowledge.
  • The skills to map network file shares.
  • Experience working from a command prompt.
  • Basic knowledge of the fundamentals of applications. For example, how client computer applications communicate with the server.
  • Basic understanding of security concepts such as authentication and authorization.
  • An understanding of the fundamental principles of using printers.
Q: What is the 55141AC: SharePoint 2013 Search for Power Users training?

A: The 55141AC: SharePoint 2013 Search for Power Users training is a specialized program designed to provide power users with a comprehensive understanding of SharePoint 2013 search capabilities and advanced search features. It covers topics such as search configuration, customization, and optimization to help power users maximize the search functionality within SharePoint 2013. Read more

A: This training is ideal for power users who are responsible for managing and utilizing the search functionality in SharePoint 2013. It is suitable for individuals who have a basic understanding of SharePoint and want to enhance their search skills to effectively find and manage information within their SharePoint environment.

A: The training covers a wide range of topics, including an introduction to SharePoint search, search architecture and components, search configuration and customization, working with search web parts, using managed properties and search schema, configuring search results and relevance, and optimizing search performance.

A: Yes, it is recommended to have a basic understanding of SharePoint and its core functionalities before attending this training. Familiarity with SharePoint sites, libraries, lists, and permissions will provide a solid foundation for learning and applying the search concepts covered in the training.

A: The training equips power users with advanced knowledge and skills to effectively leverage the search capabilities of SharePoint 2013. It enables you to become proficient in configuring and customizing search to meet specific business requirements, improving information discovery, and enhancing collaboration within your organization. These skills can make you a valuable asset to your team and contribute to the overall productivity and efficiency of your organization.

A: No, this training does not offer a certification. However, upon completion of the training, you will receive a course completion certificate that validates your participation and successful completion of the SharePoint 2013 Search for Power Users training program.

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