Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint for Application Developers

Course Code: 10806

What's in this course?

This course is designed to highlight the differentiating features of Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint, and enable participants to implement effective search-driven applications using this add-on.

Course Outcomes

Describe the product features, benefits, and usage.
Identity the search architectural components of the product.
Configure the FAST Web Crawler and describe FAST Search connector capabilities.
Construct FAST Query Language queries.
Configure numeric refiners and FAST search scopes.
Configure linguistics features like keywords, synonyms, stemming, spell checking, and offensive content filtering.
Implement advanced content processing.
Implement ranking profiles and optimize search results relevancy.

Course Modules

Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint is an add-on to Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 which, when applied, can increase your organization’s capability to implement enterprise-grade search-driven applications.

This module will cover the enhanced search capabilities, FQL operators, and offer usage examples.

This module will cover Keywords and Synonyms, Stemming, Spell Checking, and Offensive Content Filtering. These capabilities are in addition to the Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 linguistic features.

Course Outline Module 1: FAST Search Architecture Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint is an add-on to Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 which, when applied, can increase your organization’s capability to implement enterprise-grade search-driven applications. To help you evaluate the value of FAST Search for SharePoint for your organization, this module provides an introduction to the product from the perspective of both features and system architecture. Lessons Lesson 1: Product Differentiators Lesson 2: Search Architecture Lab : Architecture Walk Through Exercise 1: Architecture Walk Through After completing this module, you will be able to: Articulate differences in the capabilities offered by both enterprise search products, from how source data is crawled to how the search results are rendered. Complete a search architecture diagram which illustrates how FAST Search for SharePoint components interact. Module 2: FAST Specific Connectors Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint provides additional specialty connectors for processing content from databases, Lotus Notes, and Web sites. This module will examine when these additional connectors should be used and what processing advantages they provide. Configuring and troubleshooting the FAST Search Web Crawler will be covered in detail. Lessons Lesson 1: Capabilities and Usage Lesson 2: FAST Specific Connectors Lab : FAST Search Web Crawler Exercise 1: FAST Web Crawler After completing this module, you should be able to: Identify and explain usage cases for the additional connectors provided by FAST Search for SharePoint. Configure and troubleshoot the FAST Search Web Crawler. Module 3: FAST Query Language Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint product supports two query languages: Keyword Query Syntax and the FAST Query Language (FQL). FQL provides extended search capabilities to increase both recall and accuracy of your searches. This module will cover the enhanced search capabilities, FQL operators, and offer usage examples. Lessons Lesson 1: Query Languages Overview Lesson 2: FQL Operators and Usage Lab : FAST Query Language Exercise: FAST Query Language After completing this module, you will be able to: Explain the different query language options available with FAST Search for SharePoint. Write queries using FAST Query Language (FQL) using FQL operators. Module 4: Refiners and Scopes During this module you will explore two topics which can greatly improve your search center. Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint provides a variety of display options for numeric managed properties in the refinement panel. Additionally, FAST Search Scopes can implement complex queries with the FAST Query Language. Lessons Lesson 1: Extending Refiners Lesson 2: FAST Search Scopes Lab : Refiners and Scopes Exercise 1: Refiners Exercise 2: Scopes After completing this module, you will be able to: Configure managed property refinement and configure numeric managed properties in the Refinement Web part. Explain how FAST Search scopes are different from Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 search scopes and configure FAST Search scopes using Microsoft Windows PowerShell. Module 5: FAST Search Linguistics Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint has many linguistic features that can improve search relevancy. Some features can be tuned, and other features are configured without additional configuration. This module will cover Keywords and Synonyms, Stemming, Spell Checking, and Offensive Content Filtering. These capabilities are in addition to the Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 linguistic features. Lessons Lesson 1: Keywords, Synonyms, and Stemming Lesson 2: Spell Checking and Offensive Content Filtering Lab : Working with Linguistics Exercise 1: Manage Keywords Exercise 2: Stemming After completing this module, you should be able to: Implement keywords and synonyms capabilities. Implement stemming capabilities. Implement spell checking capabilities. Implement offensive content filtering. Module 6: Processing Data Content One of the most important features of Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint is the ability to control how content is processed. This module will cover the basics of content processing as well as more advanced topics. These advanced topics include configuring additional property extractors and integrating external processing applications. Lessons Lesson 1: Content Processing Lesson 2: Property Extraction Lesson 3: Extend the Pipeline Lab : Content Processing Exercise 1: Create and Use a Managed Property Exercise 2A: Configure Property Extraction Exercise 2B: Create a Product Extractor Exercise 3: Extend the Pipeline to perform Sentiment Analysis After completing this module, you should be able to: Implement crawled properties and managed properties using Central Administration or Microsoft Windows PowerShell. Define inclusions and exclusions for property extractors and create a new custom property extractor. Extend the content processing pipeline by integrating external processing applications. Module 7: Relevancy and Ranking In this module you will learn about Business-based Ranking and Rank Profiles. Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint provides many ways to customize and influence how content is ranked in the search results.

This module will examine when these additional connectors should be used and what processing advantages they provide. Configuring and troubleshooting the FAST Search Web Crawler will be covered in detail.

During this module you will explore two topics which can greatly improve your search center. Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint provides a variety of display options for numeric managed properties in the refinement panel.

This module will cover the basics of content processing as well as more advanced topics.

Prerequisites

This course is an extension of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Search for Application Developers

Next Steps

IT Pros should look to upgrade their skills to SharePoint 2013

See Whats In The Course Labs

- Architecture Walk Through

- FAST Query Language

- Manage Keywords - Stemming

- Business Based Ranking - Rank Profiles

- FAST Web Crawler

- Refiners - Scopes

- Create and Use a Managed Property - Configure Property Extraction - Create a Product Extractor - Extend the Pipeline to perform Sentiment Analysis

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