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About this course

This course highlights the features which differentiates Microsoft® FAST Search Server 2010 from SharePoint®, and allows students implementation of effective search-driven applications using this add-on. The course base is 10805A, Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010 Search for Application Developers.   Topics which will be covered in this course will be including: product features, search architecture, FAST Web Crawler, FAST Query Language, numeric refiners, FAST Search scopes, linguistic capabilities, advanced content processing, relevancy and ranking.

Audience profile

This course is intended for application developers and advanced system administrators working in the Enterprise Search area to extend FAST Search 2010 for SharePoint.

At course completion

On completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Give the description of features, benefits, and usage of products.
  • Give the Identity to search architectural components of product.
  • Do the configuration of the FAST Web Crawler and give description of capabilities of FAST Search connector.
  • Formulate FAST Query Language queries.
  • Do the configuration of numeric refiners and FAST search scopes.
  • Do the configuration of linguistics features which can be keywords, synonyms, stemming, and offensive content filtering.
  • Give implementation to advanced content processing.
  • Give Implementation to ranking profiles and optimization of search results relevancy.

Module 1: Search Architecture of FAST

In this module we will learn an ad-on for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 which is Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint which increase organization’s ability of implementing enterprise-grade search-driven applications. this module will give an introduction to the product and provide its features and system architecture.

Learnings

  • Understanding Product Differentiators
  • Learning Search Architecture

Lab: Walk Through over the Architecture

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • understand capabilities differences offered by both enterprise search products on crawling of source and rendering search results
  • develop a search architecture diagram illustrating components interaction in FAST Search for SharePoint.

Module 2: Specific Connectors of FAST

This module will be examining use of additional connectors and processing advantages they provide. We will also be learning configuration and troubleshooting of FAST Search Web Crawler.

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Capabilities and Usage
  • Lesson 2: FAST Specific Connectors

Lab : Web Crawler of FAST Search

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Give identification and explanation of use cases for additional connectors provided by FAST Search for SharePoint.
  • Doo the configuration and troubleshooting of FAST Search Web Crawler.

Module 3: Query Language for FAST

In this module we will get to know about two query languages supported by Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint which are Keyword Query Syntax and the FAST Query Language (FQL). We will be learning about FQL searching capabilities which increases recall and accuracy of searches, FQL operators etc.

Learnings

  • Overview of Query Languages
  • Operators in FQL and their usage

Lab : Query Language for FAST

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Give description of query language available with FAST Search for SharePoint.
  • Use FAST Query Language (FQL) for writing queries using FQL operators.

Module 4: Scopes and Refiners

In this module we will be exploring ways to improve search center. We will learn Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint will be providing a variety of display options in the refinement panel for numeric managed properties. We will also be learning implementation of complex queries with FAST Query Language.

Lessons

  • Extension of Refiners
  • Search Scopes of FAST

Lab: Refiners and Scopes

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Do the configuration of managed property refinement and numeric managed properties in Refinement Web part.
  • Make understanding of are difference in FAST Search scopes from Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 search scopes and configuration of FAST Search scopes with the help of Microsoft Windows PowerShell.

Module 5: Search Linguistics in FAST

This module will be covering Keywords and Synonyms, Stemming, Spell Checking, and Offensive Content Filtering which are the linguistic features of Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.  We will learn the tuning of some of these features.

Lessons

  • Learning about Keywords, Synonyms, and Stemming
  • Learning and performing spell Checking and Offensive Content Filtering

Lab : how to work with Linguistics

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Give implementation to keywords and synonyms.
  • Give implementation to stemming capabilities.
  • Give implementation to spell checking capabilities.
  • Give implementation to offensive content filtering.

Module 6: Data Content and its processing

In this module we will discuss the ability of content processing in basic or advanced mode in Microsoft FAST Search Server. Advanced topics will be including configuration of additional property extractors and integration of external processing applications.

Lessons

  • Data Content Processing
  • How to do property Extraction
  • Extension of the Pipeline

Lab : Content Processing

On completion of this module, Student should be able to:

  • Give implementation to crawled and managed properties with the help of Central Administration or Microsoft Windows PowerShell.
  • Create new custom property extractor and Define inclusions and exclusions for them
  • Give extension to  content processing pipeline by integrating external processing applications.

Module 7: Understanding Relevancy and Ranking and their need

In this module we will be discussing Business-based Ranking and Rank Profiles. we will be finding ways for customization and influencing content ranking in search results using Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint. We will also develop understanding of why, when and how to use available customization options. Tuning relevancy model will improve the end user experience as it will provide most relevant items in search results.

Lessons

  • Developing understanding of Business Based Ranking
  • How to work with Rank Profiles

Lab: Working on Relevancy and Ranking

On completion of this module, Student will be able to:

  • Give implementation to document and site promotions/demotions.
  • Make identification of ranking components, and creation of a custom rank profile based on needs of organization.

 

  • Prior to attending this course, students must have:

  • Attended course:10805 Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010 Search for Application Developers
  • A developer experience for Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 and/or SharePoint Server 2010.
  • Knowledge of Windows Server® 2008 and its supporting technologies, like Internet Information Services.
  • Experience in deployment and configuration of Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 and Microsoft® SQL Server® Technologies.
  • Experience or knowledge of projects creation in Microsoft® Visual Studio®.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft® .NET programming in Visual Studio 2010.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows® PowerShell 2.0.
  • Experience in deployment and configuration of Search Applications for SharePoint Server 2010.
  • Experience in deployment and configuration of FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.  

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