Users that have some basic knowledge of navigating a SharePoint site will find this class the perfect class for learning and building on advanced SharePoint topics required by teams that want to get the full benefit of the powerful tools available in SharePoint 2013. The class begins by teaching the student the first things they need to know about SharePoint. The student will learn what SharePoint is, how companies are using SharePoint, the business value of SharePoint, and a full understanding of using a SharePoint Site to realize the full scope of SharePoint tools to improve how the business communicates. Students will walk away knowing how to use the out-of-the-box Apps in SharePoint 2013 including Lists and Libraries and the advanced features available for information classification and management. The importance of the social features for making data more findable will be explored. How search is affected by user interaction via Tagging and Following will be explained clearly to you. Students will learn how Search is used to find information. This class teaches a great deal of “What You Don’t Know That You Don’t Know”.
The class continues by discussing SharePoint architecture and design as it relates to the common user role. While the Farm Admin and SQL DBA understand the architecture at a much more complex level, it is still important for the user roles to understand the architecture in order to build and manage sites and the information contained within those sites. As part of SharePoint architecture, the student must also fully understand how Access Control works in SharePoint by learning how to manage Groups, Users, and Permission Levels as well as permission Inheritance. These topics are covered in detail with an emphasis on the new Sharing tools in SharePoint 2013.
This class goes into detail on how to use the most common Lists and Libraries as well as how to build Lists and Libraries that are specific to how the business operates. Students will learn how to navigate a SharePoint site, how to work with data in Lists and how to use Libraries to store and collaborate on documents. As an organization creates new Lists to manage business processes, the student will be able to immediately use those new custom lists. Once a solid understanding of the basics is covered, more advanced topics addressed directly to those SharePoint user roles that own and manage the content will be covered. Because this course is a deep-dive into advanced concepts, the student will not only understand how to configure and build Lists and Libraries, but how to do so to address the bigger picture of being able to find valuable information across the enterprise. All topics in this class are covered from the viewpoint of those that want to fully realize the complex information management available within SharePoint.
The class also includes content, lecture and lab exercises on Enterprise Content Management and the importance of “Putability and Findability”. The old saying “garbage in garbage out” is still very applicable to SharePoint data. The student will learn the importance of getting data into SharePoint so that it becomes findable through Search, Business Intelligence and Reporting.
SharePoint 2013 is very tightly integrated with the Office Suite of products. Together the Office tools and SharePoint deliver the most comprehensive and productive collaboration tool for the enterprise on the market today. A deep discussion on how to integrate SharePoint data with the Office tools will help the student pull together all of the tools to deliver the Insights they need to make critical business decisions.
A deep-dive and exciting journey into all of the often underused collaboration tools will be next. The class will cover all of the new enterprise social tools like the Newsfeed and Communities as well as some of the older tools like Surveys, Wikis, Blogs, and Discussions. Because most people don’t understand that these tools are critical to making Search effective in SharePoint, the class will explain how all of these tools integrate and work together to delivery accurate and relevant search results.
Once a student fully understands the basic and advanced features and tools they will finally learn how to build a SharePoint Site that delivers valuable and tailored content to the team. The student will learn how to create and manage site pages with relevant content that brings teams together and drives engagement.
This class is one-of-a-kind for the SharePoint User community, which makes up about 95% of the SharePoint roles being played across corporations worldwide.
The SharePoint Institute is an organization dedicated to the advancement of SharePoint professionals through real-world business application certificates. This course has been reviewed and approved by the SharePoint Institute as an approved training course for the SharePoint Power User and Site Owner Certificate, the first industry certificate specifically for SharePoint users. Attendees will have the opportunity to take the SharePoint Power User Assessment at the end of class and must score at least 80% to earn the certificate. However, the exam is not required for completion of ASPE’s training course.
What you will learn:
- The Value of SharePoint and how to tie it to the Corporate Vision
- Using Lists to create, edit and delete team information such as Tasks and Calendars
- The importance of Enterprise Content Management and how it empowers Search
- How to use Views to create reports to find the information you are looking for
- Architecting Libraries to work on documents with your team more efficiently and how to manage information lifecycle with version control
- How to classify and categorize your documents
- How to use Tagging and Following to make information more findable.
- Using the Newsfeed to brainstorm, discuss and ideate with your team members
- What a Community is, how to become a member and how to bring value to your team by driving engagement
- How to create rich and informative Team Site portals by creating pages and utilizing the SharePoint Web Parts
- How to use the OOTB Workflows as well as how to build Custom Workflow using SharePoint Designer
Top Reasons to Take This SharePoint 2013 Training Course:
- Learn What SharePoint is and how businesses are improving productivity and information management with SharePoint 2013
- Realize the value of SharePoint to your business and how it is tied to Vision
- Introduce you to SharePoint 2013 and the interface as well as new features
- Understand the SharePoint architecture and hierarchy and how to use these to build powerful SharePoint Team Sites
- Learn how Lists and Libraries are used to track business process data and how to build these to support management of business processes
- Fully understand Enterprise Content Management and how to use SharePoint to guarantee your corporate information is useable and findable
- Understand the social features for tracking data and making data more discoverable as well as how to drive team engagement with the new Communities feature
- Learn how to use the out-of-the-box Workflow system to automate business processes as well as how to use SharePoint Designer to start building custom workflows