MOD 20488: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions


During this five-day course, students will learn core skills that are common to almost all SharePoint development activities.

These activities include working with:

  • Server-side and client-side object models
  • Developing and deploying features
  • Solutions
  • Apps
  • Managing identity and permissions
  • Querying and updating list data
  • Managing taxonomy
  • Using workflow to manage business processes
  • Customizing the user interface

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

Four years of SharePoint and web development experience as a technical lead would be ideal for a student to have prior to taking this course.

Students are responsible for designing custom code for projects that are deployed to or interact with SharePoint environments.

This includes:

  • Selecting an appropriate approach and building customization in SharePoint
  • Creating and implementing a strategy for solution packaging, deployment, and upgrading
  • Identifying SharePoint data and content structures for customizations
  • Understanding authentication and authorization
  • Experience with Windows PowerShell
  • Broad familiarity with SharePoint capabilities
  • Familiarity with Online Services such as Azure and SharePoint Online


After course completion, 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
  • Distribute 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 behavior of user interface elements
  • Customize navigation and site branding


It is recommended that students interested in this course have:

  • Working knowledge of using Visual Studio 2010 or Visual Studio 2012 to develop solutions
  • Basic working knowledge of SharePoint solution development, either in SharePoint 2013 or in earlier versions of SharePoint
  • Working knowledge of Visual C# and the .NET framework 4.5
  • Basic understanding of ASP.NET and server-side web development technologies
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