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SharePoint 2010 Power End User Course Outline

 (4 days)
Version 2010

This course delivers the complete site owner story from start to finish in an engaging and practical way to ensure you have the confidence to plan and create new sites or manage your existing sites. Your goal is to learn how to make SharePoint relevant to your team by using a sites functionality to help you share information and collaborate with your colleagues. During the class you will also learn best practices and ‘what not to do’ as you watch live, interactive demonstrations and put theory into practice with hands on exercises.

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This is one of our most popular classes. A green flag beside a date on the right means that a session has met the minimum enrollment levels and is running. However, it is common for dates for this course to fill several weeks in advance. Even if a date has a green flag, you might not be able to get into that session if it is full. To avoid disappointment, it is best to register for this class at least three weeks in advance.

This course is aimed at students that have had no previous exposure to SharePoint 2010 or delegates that are very new to SharePoint 2010. No previous experience is necessary.

Please note
SharePoint integrates well with many Office programs. These programs will be mentioned throughout the course but will not be used in-depth or may not be used at all, but just discussed. The focus of this course is SharePoint. The use of the various Office programs are covered in-depth in their own courses.

Course Outline

Introduction to SharePoint 2010
This module highlights the uses and benefits of SharePoint 2010. Navigational components, alerts, and personalization are reviewed and demonstrated. In addition, terminology used throughout the course is defined in this module. The following topics are also covered:

Overview of SharePoint 2010
Get Started Using SharePoint 2010
Search for Content
Use Alerts
Welcome User Links
Personalise SharePoint 2010 Page
Finding Content
SharePoint provides the ability to store vast amounts of content in a variety of locations. This module covers a set of tools which help users efficiently locate the information they need.

Search Index
Best Bets

List Basics
Lists serve as the structure for calendars, discussion boards, contacts, and tasks in SharePoint 2010. This module explains the concept of lists, and then reviews popular out-of-the-box options. The operative differences of each option are highlighted through Instructor-led demonstrations. Students learn effective ways to use and contribute to lists. Demonstrations of filters and views highlight usability and efficiency. The following topics are also covered:
How to Add and Modify Content
Overview of Default Lists and List Templates
Add, Modify, and Delete Content in SharePoint 2010 Lists
Sort and Filter Content
Advanced List Features
Use Default and Custom Views
Connect a List to Microsoft Outlook

Library Basics
A document library is a location on a site where you can create, collect, update, and share files with other people. This module explains the benefits of using a library and teaches the student how best to work with documents in a library. The following topics are covered:
Introduction to document libraries
Uploading, creating and deleting documents
Working with folders and document sets
Working with documents in a library
Working with document properties
Document Management Features
Using document workflows

Office integration Features
To take full advantage of many features which SharePoint 2010 has to offer, we need to understand SharePoint's relationship with other Microsoft Office applications. This module provides an essential overview of the Microsoft products which are most commonly used in conjunction with SharePoint 2010 and discusses at an overview level the advantages of each program when combined with SharePoint, including:
Access 2010
Excel 2010
PowerPoint 2010
InfoPath 2010
Outlook 2010
SharePoint Designer 2010
SharePoint Workspace 2010

Advanced Document Library features
This module covers a selection of topics which are new to SharePoint 2010 and provide facilities to help users find, organise and store content. Document IDs provide a method for referencing documents to make them easier to find and share. Document Sets enable users to group related documents in a similar way to folders but with several additional benefits. The Content Organizer is a system which can automatically route content to the correct location within SharePoint dependant on preset rules. The following topics are covered:
Introduction to Document IDs
Configuring Document IDs
Introduction to Document Sets
Configuring Document Sets
Creating Rules

Structuring Document & Content Management
Maintenance and creation of lists and libraries are one of the site owner’s primary responsibilities. Well constructed lists and libraries save users time and frustration, which translates to an effective gain for organisations. This module covers elements such as views, columns and managed metadata which are fundamental to this construction. Versioning and other library settings which can serve to enhance a list or library are also taught in this module. The following lessons are covered:
Creating lists & libraries
Managing list & library properties
Creating list templates
Creating & managing columns
Site columns
Creating & managing views
Managed metadata
Configuring advanced list & library settings

Creating & Managing Content Types
Configuration of Content Types allows Site Collection Administrators and Site Owners to group attributes such as metadata, workflows and document templates into functional components. These Content Types can be managed in a dedicated site collection so that they can be shared across the entire SharePoint farm. This functionality allows for an enhanced user experience and reduced administrative overhead: The following lessons are also covered:
Introduction to content types
Creating & managing site content types
Content type settings
Document Sets
The Content Type Hub
Deploying content types

Creating & Managing Workflows
Workflows are a powerful efficiency tool which can be used to organise and track process driven tasks. In this course, application and customisation of these workflows is demonstrated using real world examples, as well as investigating how Visio and SharePoint Designer can be used to enhance the experience (Visio and SharePoint Designer are not actually used in this course, but the integration with SharePoint is discussed. In order to understand and use Visio & SharePoint Designer please consider taking those courses separately. Click here for Visio’s outline and SharePoint Designer’s outline). Students are given the opportunity to build workflows and track workflow tasks. The following lessons are covered:
Introduction to workflows
Workflow scenarios
Creating workflows
Configuring workflow settings
Deploying workflows
Creating workflows from MS Visio 2010
Extending workflows with MS SharePoint Designer 2010

Site Customisation
Fundamentally, site collections are composed of sites, basic pages, and Web Part pages. In this module students will create each of these components to develop an enhanced understanding of each item’s function and appropriate use. The following lessons are covered:
Adding Pages to your SharePoint Site
Adding and Modifying Web Parts
Look and Feel Settings
Modifying Navigational Components
Creating Site Templates

Site Creation and Deletion
Fundamentally, site collections are composed of sites and different types of pages. In this module students will create each of these components to develop an enhanced understanding of each item’s function and appropriate use. The following lessons are covered:
Introduction to Site Topology
When to create a site and where?
How to Create a new Site
Deleting Sites

Collaborative Site Templates
In this module students learn how to use and create workspaces. Explanation and differentiation of wikis and blogs help students understand the format and function of each type of workspace. Instructor-led demonstrations provide additional information on how to effectively use these communication tools. The following topics are also covered:
Introduction to Collaborative Site Templates
Document Workspaces
Meeting Workspaces
Blog Sites
Group Work Sites

Permissions and Security
Security is an important element of any site collection. This module includes Instructor-led demonstrations of default groups. Thorough coverage of the use, creation, and application of custom permission levels provide students with comprehensive knowledge about the creation and management of sites. We also focus on security management best practices. The following lessons are covered:
Introduction to Security in SharePoint 2010
Permissions, Permission Levels and SharePoint Groups
Manage User Access to SharePoint Site
Manage SharePoint Groups and Users
Breaking Permissions Inheritance within the Site
SharePoint Security Best Practices

Site Administration and Settings
This module provides insights into the site tools available through Site Administration. User alerts, features, regional setting options and usage reporting are among the topics covered. Coverage of these tools includes an emphasis on function and the appropriate use. The following lessons are covered:
Introduction to Site Administration and Settings
Manage Regional Settings
Manage Site Libraries and Lists
Manage User Alerts
Managing RSS Usage
Search and Offline Availability
Manage Sites and Workspaces
Workflow Settings
Related Links Scope Settings
Term Store Management
Manage site Features
Save Site as Template
Reset to Site Definition
Site Web Analytics Reports
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