Overview SharePoint 2013 Power User

Overview SharePoint 2013 Power User

Prerequisites

This course is geared towards students who have little or no previous exposure to SharePoint 2013. This course caters for Power Users within a SharePoint on-premise environment. Power Users within a SharePoint Online environment will also find the vast majority of the content applicable to their roles.

Introduction to SharePoint 2013

This module highlights the uses and benefits of SharePoint 2013. Using SharePoint 2013 as a central repository, for team collaboration, managing web content, expansive searching, social networking, automation and as a business intelligence center. Also covered is the diversity of the product versions and what functionality they include. Finally we discuss realistic scenarios throughout the course that will help the students to relate to the content.

Finding Information

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.

Working with Lists

Lists serve as the structure for calendars, discussion boards, contacts, and tasks in SharePoint 2013. 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:

Working with Libraries

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 files in a library. Also discussed are how collaborators can use various document management features such as Document ID’s, Document Sets and the Content Organizer. The following topics are covered:

Working with Publishing Features

SharePoint 2013 has a wide array or rich Web Content Management features that can be utilized to support an internet facing site. This module provides delegates with a basic understanding of the options available in a publishing site and the advantages these can bring to successfully managing a public site or intranet portal.

Leveraging Social Content in the Business

This module covers a selection of topics on the various social networking facilities that are available in SharePoint 2013. These features are a new way for SharePoint users collaborate and the successful promotion of these social networking features can really boost business performance. The following topics are covered in this module:

Site Owner Responsibilities

Site Owners are trusted with functionality that in other business systems would normally only be available to developers. As a new Site Owner it is important to know what is expected of you and what the best practices are. This module leads the site management course by discussing the student role in creating sites, reasons for creating sites and the importance of securing the site before adding content. The following topics are covered:

Creating and Managing Sites

Fundamentally, site collections are composed of different site templates. In this module students will create each of these components to develop an enhanced understanding of each sites function and appropriate use. The following lessons are covered:

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:

Adding and Configuring Apps

Maintenance and use of lists apps and library apps 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 organizations. This module covers elements such as views, columns and views 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. Features such as Document IDs, Document Sets and the Content Organizer are configured and tested. An introduction to on premise and SharePoint Marketplace apps is also included in this module. The following lessons are covered:

Adding & Managing Workflows

Workflows are a powerful efficiency tool which can be used to organize and track process driven tasks. In this course, application and customization 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. Students are given the opportunity to build workflows and track workflow tasks. The following lessons are covered:

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:

Document Lifecycle Management

SharePoint supports an array of features to support the process of controlling the governance of documents in a business. This module will introduce delegates to the records center, information management policy settings and how to use workflows and the content organizer to manage document lifecycles. The following lessons are covered:

Site Customization

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: