Developing Microsoft SharePoint® Server 2013 Core Solutions (20488B) - Agilis

Developing Microsoft SharePoint® Server 2013 Core Solutions (20488B)

Concrete structure


In this course, students learn core skills that are common to almost all SharePoint development activities. These include working with the server-side and client-side object models, developing and deploying features, solutions, and apps, managing identity and permissions, querying and updating list data, managing taxonomy, using workflow to manage business processes, and customizing the user interface.

The course is intended for professional developers who develop solutions for SharePoint products and technologies in a team-based, medium-sized to large development environment. While some familiarity with SharePoint solution development is required, candidates are not expected to have prior experience with the new features in SharePoint Server 2013.


Module 1: SharePoint as a Developer Platform

This module examines different approaches that can be used to develop applications with SharePoint Server 2013 the scenarios in which each approach might be appropriate.

Lab: Comparing Web Parts and App Parts

Module 2: Working with SharePoint Objects

This module introduces the server-side SharePoint object model and how the core classes relate to sites and collections. The server-side SharePoint object model provides a core set of classes that represent different items in the logical architecture of a SharePoint deployment. Students also learn how manage permissions for server-side code.

Lab: Working with Sites and Webs

Lab: Working with Execution Contexts

Module 3: Working with Lists and Libraries

This module explains how to interact with lists and libraries. Students learn about how to work with lists and libraries programmatically using the server-side SharePoint object model and how to use query classes and LINQ to SharePoint to query and retrieve data from SharePoint lists. Student also learn how to efficiently work with lists that contain large numbers of items.

Lab: Querying and Retrieving List Data

Lab: Working with Large Lists

Module 4: Designing and Managing Features and Solution

This module examines creating and deploying custom Developing a SharePoint solutions and features. The students also learn how and when to use sandbox solutions.

Lab: Working with Features and Solutions

Module 5: Working with Server-Side Code

This module describes how to develop and deploy Web Parts and event receivers in a solution.

Lab: Working with Server-Side Code

Module 6: Managing Identity and Permissions

This module describes how manage permissions through code and customize authentication using custom claims providers.

Lab: Managing Permissions Programmatically in SharePoint 2013

Lab: Creating and Deploying a Custom Claims Provider

Module 7: Introducing Apps for SharePoint

This module introduces the SharePoint App, a new way to customize SharePoint functionality with SharePoint Server 2013.

Lab: Creating a Site Suggestions App

Module 8: Client-Side SharePoint Development

This module describes how to use JavaScript Client Object Model (CSOM), managed code CSOM and the REST API to build SharePoint Apps.

Lab: Using the Client-Side Object Model for Managed Code

Lab: Using the REST API with JavaScript

Module 9: Developing Remote Hosted SharePoint Apps

This module examines the difference between provider hosted Apps and Remote Hosted Apps. The students will also create and deploy a Provider Hosted App.

Lab: Configuring a Provider Hosted SharePoint App

Lab: Developing a Provider Hosted SharePoint App

Module 10: Publishing and Distributing Apps

This module introduces the App Catalog so users to locate, purchase, and install apps easily. The students learn how to package and publish Apps to the App Catalog.

Lab: Publishing an App to a Corporate Catalog

Lab: Installing, Updating, and Uninstalling Apps

Module 11: Automating Business Processes

This module explains how to create workflows and workflow actions using Visio 2013, SharePoint Designer 2013 and Visual Studio 2012.

Lab: Building Workflows in Visio 2013 and SharePoint Designer 2013

Lab: Creating Workflow Actions in Visual Studio 2012

Module 12: Managing Taxonomy

This module explains the importance of a good taxonomy in SharePoint and working with the components of the taxonomy. The students also see how to tie event receivers to the taxonomy.

Lab: Working with Content Types

Lab: Working with Advanced Features of Content Types

Module 13: Managing Custom Components and Site Life Cycles

This module explains how you can create custom component definitions and templates, which enable you to deploy custom sites, lists and other components across a farm.

Lab: Managing Custom Components and Site Life Cycles

Module 14: Customizing User Interface Elements

This module explains different ways of customizing the SharePoint user interface, such as adding buttons to the ribbon or modifying the appearance of list views.

Lab: Using the Edit Control Block to Launch an App

Lab: Using jQuery to Customize the SharePoint List User Interface

Module 15: Working with Branding and Navigation

This module explains ways to customize branding, designing, publishing and navigating sites in SharePoint Server 2013. The students also learn how to create devise independent sites standard web technologies, such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Lab: Branding and Designing Publishing Sites

Lab: Configuring Farm-Wide Navigation

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Design and manage features and solutions.
  • Develop code for custom server-side components.
  • Manage and customize authentication and authorization.
  • Create custom sites and lists and manage the site lifecycle.
  • Explain the capabilities and design choices for SharePoint apps.
  • Use the client-side object model and the REST API.
  • Develop provider-hosted and auto-hosted SharePoint apps.
  • Distribute and deploy SharePoint apps.
  • Create custom workflows to automate business processes.
  • Use fields and content types to manage taxonomy.
  • Customize the appearance and behaviour of user interface elements.
  • Customize navigation and site branding.

Participants and Requirements

Before attending this course, students must have:
• A working knowledge of using Visual Studio 2010 or Visual Studio 2012 to develop solutions.
• A basic working knowledge of SharePoint solution development, either in SharePoint 2013 or in earlier
versions of SharePoint.
• A working knowledge of Visual C# and the .NET Framework 4.5.
• A basic understanding of ASP.NET and server-side web development technologies, including request/
response and the page lifecycle.
• A basic understanding of AJAX and asynchronous programming techniques.
• A basic working knowledge of client-side web technologies including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
• Familiarity with approaches to authentication and authorization, including claims-based authentication.


Microsoft Certificate

Course Duration

5 days