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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sharepoint 2010 Interview Questions & Answers.

Q) What are Web Applications in SharePoint?
An IIS Web site created and used by SharePoint 2010. Saying an IIS virtual server is also an acceptable answer.

Q) What is an application pool?
A group of one or more URLs that are served by a particular worker process or set of worker processes.

Q) Why are application pools important?
They provide a way for multiple sites to run on the same server but still have their own worker processes and identity.

Q) What are zones?
Different logical paths (URLs meaning) of gaining access to the same SharePoint Web application.

Q) What are Web Application Policies?
Enables security policy for users at the Web application level, rather than at the site collection or site level. Importantly, they override all other security settings.

Q) What is a site collection?
 A site collection contains a top-level website and can contain one or more sub-sites web sites that have the same owner and share administration settings.

Q) What are content databases?
A content database can hold all the content for one or more site collections.

Q) What is a site?
 A site in SharePoint contains Web pages and related assets such as lists, all hosted within a site collection.

Q) What are My Sites?
Specialized SharePoint sites personalized and targeted for each user.

Q) What is the difference between Classic mode authentication and Claims-based authentication?
As the name implies, classic authentication supports NT authentication types like Kerberos, NTLM, Basic, Digest, and anonymous. Claims based authentication uses claims identities against a against a trusted identity provider.

Q) When would you use claims, and when would you use classic?
Classic is more commonly seen in upgraded 2007 environments whereas claims are the recommended path for new deployments.

Q) Describe the potential components for both a single server, and multiple servers, potentially several tiered farms:
A single-server SharePoint Server 2010 environment leverages a built-in SQL Server 2008 Express database. The problems with this environment is scalability, not being able to install the with built-in database on a domain controller, the database cannot be larger than 4 GB, and you cannot use User Profile Synchronization in a single server with built-in database installation.
An example of a multiple tier farm would be a three-tier topology, considered one of the more efficient physical and logical layouts to supports scaling out or scaling up and provides better distribution of services across the member servers of the farm. This is considered a good architecture since one can add Web servers to the Web tier, add app servers to the application tier, and add database servers to the database tier.

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