10806: FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Application Developers

Start Date Time Days Price GTR Availability
November 06, 2017 09:00 (EST) 2 $1,150.00 Register

About this Course

This course is designed to highlight the differentiating features ofMicrosoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint, and enable participants to implement effective search-driven applications using this add-on. The course builds on 10805A, Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Search for ApplicationDevelopers.   Topics include: 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 2010for SharePoint.

At Course Completion

  • After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the product features, benefits, and usage.
  • Identity the search architectural components of the product.
  • Configure theFAST Web Crawler and describe FAST Search connector capabilities.
  • ConstructFAST Query Language queries.
  • Configurenumeric refiners and FAST search scopes.
  • Configurelinguistics features like keywords, synonyms, stemming, spell checking, and offensive content filtering.
  • Implement advanced content processing.
  • Implementranking profiles and optimize search results relevancy.

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Attendance in the course 10805 Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Search for Application Developers
  • At least two years of experience as a developer for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
  • and/orSharePoint Server 2010.
  • Understanding of Windows Server 2008 and supporting technologies, such as Internet
  • InformationServices.
  • Experience deploying and configuring Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and Microsoft SQLServer Technologies.
  • Familiarity with creating projects in Microsoft Visual Studio.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft .NET programming in Visual Studio 2010.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows PowerShell 2.0.
  • Experience deploying and configuring Search Applications for SharePoint Server 2010.
  • Experience deploying and configuring FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.

Course Outline

Module 1: FAST Search Architecture

Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010for 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.


  • Product Differentiators
  • Search Architecture

Lab : Architecture Walk Through

Module 2: FAST Specific Connectors

Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010for 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.


  • Capabilities and Usage
  • FAST Specific Connectors

Lab : FAST Search Web Crawler

Module 3: FAST Query Language

Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010for 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.


  • Query Languages Overview
  • FQL Operators and Usage

Lab : FAST Query Language

Module 4: Refiners and Scopes

During this module you will explore two topics which can greatly improve your search center. Microsoft FASTSearch Server 2010 for SharePoint provides a variety of display options fornumeric managed properties in the refinement panel. Additionally, FAST SearchScopes can implement complex queries with the FAST Query Language.


  • Extending Refiners
  • FAST Search Scopes

Lab : Refiners and Scopes

Module 5: FAST Search Linguistics

Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010for 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.


  • Keywords, Synonyms, andStemming
  • Spell Checking andOffensive Content Filtering

Lab : Working with Linguistics

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.


  • Content Processing
  • Property Extraction
  • Extend the Pipeline

Lab : Content Processing

Module 7: Relevancy and Ranking

In this module you will learn about Business-based Ranking and Rank Profiles. Microsoft FAST Search Server2010 for SharePoint provides many ways to customize and influence how content is ranked in the search results. Therefore, it is important to understand why, when and how to use each one of the customization options. Tuning your relevancy model will greatly improve the end user experience by providing the most relevant items in your search results.


  • Business Based Ranking
  • Working with Rank Profiles

Lab : Relevancy and Ranking