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Google Search Appliance 101 - Quick Start

This class is intended for companies/students interested in:

  • Initial setup
  • Searching web servers and file systems
  • Serving results directly from the appliance
  • Building your own search application
  • Understanding core functions and features
  • Configuring common features (keymatch, related queries, query suggest)
  • Customizing the user experience for different user groups using front ends
  • Enhancing searches with synonyms, metadata, or facets (called Dynamic Navigation)
  • Searching and configuring relatively small (under 500k document) file systems and SharePoint servers. (Note: larger implementations are covered in the GSA 102 - Intermediate class).
  • Configuring simple security systems like NTLM and LDAP.
  • Monitoring and updating your appliance
  • Troubleshooting and much more!

***Notice - Classes outside of Washington D.C. will not be confirmed until 3-4 weeks before the class starts. DO NOT make travel arrangements until Fig Leaf Software contacts you with the exact address of the training location.


Duration: 2 days

Price: 995.00
GSA Price: 856.68
Online Price: 995.00

Course Prerequisites

If you are new to the appliance and in a technical role, or would like to know how to harness its true power, you will benefit from this class.

It is designed to introduce you to core functionality and capabilities of the appliance. You will walk away with the knowledge and skills to deploy fundamental features.

Course Outline

Day 1

08:00 - 08:30 VPN setup (if not done before coming to class)
08:30 - 08:45 Kickoff and sign-in
08:45 - 09:15 Product Overview - slides, demos_page
09:15 - 10:00 Initial Setup - slides, lab, documentation
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 11:45 Crawling Basic Content - slides, lab, documentation, recording
11:45 - 12:45 Lunch
12:45 - 14:15 Feeding Special Content - slides, lab, documentation, recording
14:15 - 14:30 Break
14:30 - 16:00 Serving Results - slides, lab, documentation, Suggest API documentation, recording
16:00 - 17:30 Modifying Stylesheets - slides, lab, snippets, documentation, recording (Query Parameters & Stylesheets)

Day 2

08:30 - 09:45 Securing Content - slides, lab, documentation, recording
09:45 - 10:00 Break
10:00 - 11:45 Searching File Systems and SharePoint - slides, lab (files), lab (sharept), documentation (files), documentation (sharept), recording
11:45 - 12:45 Lunch
12:45 - 14:00 Building Your Own Applications - slides, lab, documentation, recording (Query Parameters & Stylesheets)
14:00 - 14:15 Break
14:15 - 16:30 More Features (Collections, Query Expansion, Dynamic Navigation) - slides, lab, lab, lab, documentation, recordings (Intro to Crawling, Intro to Serving, Getting the Most Out of Your GSA)
16:30 - 17:15 Managing Your Appliance - slides, lab, documentation, recording (Updating GSA Software)
17:15 - 17:45 Important - survey and quiz
17:15 - 17:30 Survey and evaluation quiz

Fig Leaf has provided training in the following cities:

Alexandria VAAmsterdamArlington VAAtlantaAustinBaltimore
BangaloreBostonCharoltteChicagoColumbusDallas
DenverDes MoinesDetroitDubaiEdmontonGeneva
HoustonIndianapolisJacksonvilleLas VegasLondonLos Angeles
MadridMiamiMilwaukeeMinneapolisNew HavenNew York
OttawaPhiladelphiaPhoenixRaleigh / DurhamRestonRome
SacramentoSan AntonioSan DiegoSan FranciscoSan JoseSeattle
SingaporeSpringfieldState College PATallahasseeTorontoWashington DC