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  • SharePoint End User Level 1 Course
  • SharePoint End User Level 2 Course
  • Core Solutions Of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

SharePoint End User Level 1 Course

Course Description

SharePoint End User Level 1 teaches Share Point basics such as working with lists and libraries as well as basic page customizations.


Target Audience

This three-day instructor-led course is for end users working in a Share Point 2010 environment. Anyone that needs to learn Microsoft Share Point 2010 and perform daily tasks on it.



Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and Web site navigation.

SharePoint End User Level 1 Course

1. SharePoint 2013 Introduction

SharePoint 2013 is a collaboration tool at it's heart. It's primary goal is to make it easy for users to find and share information and there are many features built into SharePoint to facilitate this. SharePoint's library system feature can provide a superior alternative to the traditional file server. SharePoint lists can be an easy-to-design and easy-to-use alternative to sharing spreadsheet files or more formal database tables. Both lists and libraries can be customised and extended to provide enhanced appearances and functionality such as calendars and discussion boards to name a couple. All of this collaboration can be done through a browser interface and, in some cases, through integration with Microsoft Office applications.


  • SharePoint Versions
  • Team Site Layout and Navigation


2. SharePoint List Basics

Lists are a fundamental building block in SharePoint that provide a way for users to store and view data. SharePoint comes "out of the box" with many predefined list templates that are easy to use. Lists can be further customised by adding columns to store just about any type of information. Additionally, list columns can be validated as well as linked between lists. Lists are a very flexible and powerful tool in SharePoint.


  • List Templates Creating Lists, List columns, Column Validation


3. Library Basics

SharePoint Libraries share the same characteristics as SharePoint lists such as columns, views and validation to name a few. What distinguishes SharePoint libraries is that each item in a library has an underlying document. Therefore, in addition to the data stored in library columns the document stores its own data based on the type of document. Because of the extra data that can be stored in columns that can be used to filter and search by and because of features such as versioning, libraries are considered a great replacement for the more traditional file server system. Libraries are, like lists, a fundamental building block in a SharePoint site.


  • Library Templates
  • Creating Libraries
  • Managing Documents and Versioning


4. Working with Lists and Library Views

Views provide a flexible system to display SharePoint list and library data in an easy-to-read and easy-to-use manner. Every SharePoint list and library can have multiple views created and configured, and some list and library templates come with special views preconfigured. View can be defined for personal use or shared use.


  • Default Views
  • Custom Views


5. Working with Sites

All SharePoint content is accessed through a site. A SharePoint site is the container for lists and libraries and provides a starting point for basic administration. The content, lists, libraries, and basic look and feel of a site is initially determined by the Site Template used to create the site.


  • Site Templates
  • Creating Sites
  • Site Navigation


6. Page Content

SharePoint offers a couple of ways to add content to the pages in a site. The latest technique and the technique implemented by the Team Site template is through Wiki Style pages. Another method that has been part of SharePoint since the beginning is the use of Web Parts and Web Part pages. Both techniques are similar in the output that can be created and both Web Part pages and Wiki pages support share the ability to add Web Parts to them. Web Part pages sill have one advantage in that you can connect Web Parts so information can pass between them. That option is not available on a wiki page.


  • Wiki Library Pages
  • Web Part Pages
  • Working with Web Parts


7. Forms Library

SharePoint Forms library is a special library designed to store Microsoft InfoPath form documents. Microsoft InfoPath comes with a designer tool for graphically creating forms with a wide assortment of fields and controls. The InfoPath Designer can then be used to publish the forms you design to SharePoint, rendering them as web page templates for Forms libraries.


  • Creating a Forms Library
  • Creating InfoPath Forms
  • Creating InfoPath Forms to SharePoint


8. Site Columns and Content Types

One method of customising SharePoint, in a way that can be reused throughout the site or site collection or even the whole farm, is to create Site Columns and Content Types. Site columns are the simplest element; they are essentially the same as list and library columns except that you create them at the site level and then they can be used throughout that site and any child site. Content Types are a combination of Site Columns as well as additional settings and information such as document templates and workflows.


  • Site Column Gallery
  • Creating Site Columns
  • Site Content Type Gallery


9. Office Integration

One of the nice features of SharePoint is its ability to integrate with Microsoft Office applications. Just about every Office application offers some level of integration with SharePoint whether it be simple, such as importing a spreadsheet to create a new list, or more full features, such as SharePoint Workspace. Some integration features enhance what is available online througha browser, while others allow access to SharePoint content offline such as a mobile computer environment. This lesson will use a series of demonstrations and exercises to show how each Office application can integrate with SharePoint.


  • Excel Integration
  • Outlook Integration
  • Access Integration


10. Managing SharePoint Site Permissions

Permissions on a SharePoint site are assigned when a site is created. The default is that permissions assiged to the root of a site collection are inherited by child sites. At any time, permissions inheritance can be turned off at a site, list, library, or even at the time level in a list or library. The permissions themselves can be assigned to either SharePoint groups, individual users, or groups outside of SharePoint such as Windows groups.


  • SharePoint Groups
  • Assigning Permissions
  • Permission Levels
  • Permissions Inheritance


Our outlines are a guide to the content covered on a typical course. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular course.

Course Date  City Course Times    Cost  
22 Jun - 24 Jun Midrand 0830 - 1600    R8800 Book
20 Jul - 22 Jul Midrand 0830 - 1600    R8800 Book
24 Aug - 26 Aug Midrand 0830 - 1600    R8800 Book
28 Sep - 30 Sep Midrand 0830 - 1600    R8800 Book
26 Oct - 28 Oct Midrand 0830 - 1600    R8800 Book
23 Nov - 25 Nov Midrand 0830 - 1600    R8800 Book
06 Jul - 08 Jul Pretoria 0830 - 1600    R8800 Book
11 Aug - 13 Aug Pretoria 0830 - 1600    R8800 Book
07 Sep - 09 Sep Pretoria 0830 - 1600    R8800 Book
12 Oct - 14 Oct Pretoria 0830 - 1600    R8800 Book
09 Nov - 11 Nov Pretoria 0830 - 1600    R8800 Book
07 Dec - 09 Dec Pretoria 0830 - 1600    R8800 Book

SharePoint End User Level 2 Course

Course Description

SharePoint End User Level 2 course explores several advanced topics of working with SharePoint sites. Topics include SharePoint Server site definitions (Business Intelligence, Search Center etc.), in-depth coverage of Workflows, My Sites and Social Computing, Site Administration, Site Customization and Site Collection Administration.


Target Audience

Experienced Users responsible for creating, managing and maintaining SharePoint sites as Owners or Site Collection Owners. Business and everyday users wanting to learn more advanced tasks of SharePoint sites and site collections.



Previous SharePoint End User Level 1 course or several months working with SharePoint sites.

SharePoint End User Level 2 Course

1. Overview

  • A simple introduction module.


2. Server Site Definitions

In this module we will explore each of the site definitions that come with SharePoint Server.


  • Sharepoint Server Site Definitions


3. Workflows

In this module we are going to take a look at implementing workflows with SharePoint Designer 2013.


  • Workflows


4. My Site

In this module we will review the new Social Computing features in SharePoint 2010 and the SharePoint Server feature called My Sites.


  • My Site
  • What is Social Computing


5. Site Administration

In this module we are going to take a quick look at some basic site administration tasks. These are tasks that can be done by site "owners".


  • Basic Site Administration


6. Site Customization

In this module we will take a very brief look at some of the ways to customize your site via the browser and as an end user. There are many more ways at a developer level to customize SharePoint sites, but this module is focused at an end user level.


  • Site Customization
  • Using Web Parts


7. Site Collection Administration

In this module we take a look at all site collection settings and describe what a site collection administrator is, and what they can do.


  • Site Collection Administration


Our outlines are a guide to the content covered on a typical course. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular course.

Sorry, we currently do not have any public courses scheduled for the SharePoint level 2 course. Please contact us to see if we can put one on the schedule for you

Core Solutions Of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to configure and manage a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 environment. This course will teach you how to configure SharePoint Server 2013, as well as provide guidelines, best practices, and considerations that will help you optimise your SharePoint server deployment.


Target Audience:

This is the first in a sequence of two courses for IT Professionals and will align with the first exam in the SharePoint Server 2013 IT Pro certification.



Before attending this course, students must have: An ideal candidate will have at least one year of experience with deploying and administering multiple SharePoint 2010 farms across a large enterprise. Because many customers skipped upgrading from SharePoint 2007, a candidate can also have at least 2 years of experience with SharePoint 2007 and knowledge of the differences between 2007 and 2010, particularly the Service Application model.

Core Solutions Of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

1. Introducing SharePoint Server 2013

In this module, you will learn about the core features of SharePoint 2013, the new features in this version, and what has been removed. You will also learn about the basic structural elements of a farm deployment and how they fit together. Finally you will learn about the different deployment options available to SharePoint 2013.

  • Key components of a SharePoint Deployment
  • New features in SharePoint 2013
  • SharePoint 2013 Deployment Options


2. Designing an Information Architecture

In this module, you will learn about the core elements of IA design and the facilities and devices available in SharePoint 2013 to deploy an effective information management solution.

  • Identifying Business Requirements
  • Understanding Business Requirements
  • Organising Information in SharePoint 2013
  • Planning for Discoverability


3. Designing a Logical Architecture

This module reviews the logical constructs of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Online. It discusses the importance of creating a logical architecture design based on business requirements before you implement a solution. The module covers conceptual content, defining a logical architecture, and the components of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 that you must map to business specifications.

  • Overview of SharePoint 2013 Logical Architecture
  • Documenting Your Logical Architecture


4. Designing a Physical Architecture

This module describes the factors that you should consider when you design the physical architecture of a SharePoint 2013 deployment. The physical architecture refers to the server design, farm topology, and supporting elements—such as network infrastructure—for your deployment. This physical architecture underpins the operations of your SharePoint 2013 environment, so it is essential that your physical design fully meets the operational requirements.

  • Designing Physical Components for SharePoint Deployments
  • Designing Supporting Components for SharePoint Deployments
  • SharePoint Farm Topologies
  • Mapping a Logical Architecture Design to a Physical Architecture Design


5. Installing and Configuring SharePoint Server 2013

In this module, you will learn about installing SharePoint 2013 in various topologies. You will learn how to configure farm settings, and how to script the installation and configuration of SharePoint 2013.

  • Installing SharePoint Server 2013
  • Scripting Installation and Configuration
  • Configuring SharePoint Server 2013 Farm Settings


6. Creating Web Applications and Site Collections

In this module, you will learn about the key concepts and skills related to the logical architecture of SharePoint including web applications, site collections, sites, and content databases. Specifically, you will learn how to create and configure web applications and to create and configure site collections.

  • Creating Web Applications
  • Configuring Web Applications
  • Creating and Configuring Site Collections


7. Planning and Configuring Service Applications

This module reviews the basic service application architecture, the essentials of planning your service application deployment, and the configuration of your service applications. This module does not discuss sharing, or federation, of service applications. This is covered in more detail in course 20332B: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013.

  • Introduction to Service Application Architecture
  • Creating and Configuring Service Applications


8. Managing Users and Permissions

In this module, you will learn about the various authorisation and security features available in SharePoint 2013 to help you maintain a secure SharePoint environment. Specifically, you will be learning about authorisation and permissions in SharePoint 2013, and how to manage access to content in SharePoint 2013.

  • Authorisation in SharePoint 2013
  • Managing Access to Content


9. Configuring Authentication for SharePoint 2013

In this module, you will learn about the authentication infrastructure in SharePoint 2013. You will learn how to configure SharePoint to work with a variety of authentication providers, and you will learn how to configure authenticated connections between SharePoint and other server platforms.

  • Overview of Authentication
  • Configuring Federated Authentication
  • Configuring Server-to-Server Authentication


10. Securing a SharePoint 2013 Deployment

In this module, you will learn how to secure and harden your SharePoint 2013 farm deployment and how to configure several security settings at the farm level.

  • Securing the Platform
  • Configuring Farm-Level Security


11. Managing Taxonomy

In most organisations, the most effective way to implement metadata is through a defined taxonomy that you have standardised through stakeholder input. This enables users to select metadata terms from a predefined list, which provides standard results.

  • Managing Content Types
  • Understanding Term Stores and Term Sets
  • Managing Term Stores and Term Sets


12. Configuring User Profiles

The SharePoint 2013 social platform is based around the capabilities provided by the user profile service application, supported by other services, such as the Managed Metadata Service and the Search service. The User Profile Service provides configuration and control over importing profile data, creating My Sites, managing audiences, and users can utilise these features.

  • Configuring the User Profile Service Application
  • Managing User Profiles and Audiences


13. Configuring Enterprise Search

In this module, you will learn about the new architecture of the Search service, how to configure the key components of search, and how to manage search functionality in your organisation.

  • Understanding the Search Service Architecture
  • Configuring Enterprise Search
  • Managing Enterprise Search


14. Monitoring and Maintaining a SharePoint 2013 Environment

In this module, you will learn how to plan and configure monitoring in a SharePoint 2013 server farm, and how to tune and optimise the performance of your farm on an ongoing basis. You will also learn how to use a range of tools and techniques to troubleshoot unexpected problems in your SharePoint 2013 deployments.

  • Monitoring a SharePoint 2013 Environment
  • Tuning and Optimising a SharePoint Environment
  • Planning and Configuring Caching
  • Troubleshooting a SharePoint 2013 Environment


Sorry, we currently do not have any public courses scheduled for the SharePoint level 3 course. Please contact us to see if we can put one on the schedule for you