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SharePoint 2010 Information Worker Class
Are you an Information Worker that needs training on the newest addition to your Information Technology arsenal? Have you just been introduced to SharePoint and need to learn how to get things done, right now? Even if you just need to refresh your skills and learn what is new in the latest SharePoint versions, SharePoint911's SharePoint 2010 Information Worker Training is a great, practical introduction to managing and using SharePoint, InfoPath and SharePoint Designer. This four day class will help you tap into the potential of all the tools SharePoint provides. Lists and Libraries are just the beginning, Business Intelligence and Workflows are only a warm up. Taught by industry recognized consultants that focus specifically on SharePoint, this Information Worker training has been created specifically to give real world solutions to real world questions. Our Instructors use these products every day, not just enough to set up demos, and they bring that experience to you in an information packed fun and practical environment. This isn't multiple choice test prep, this is information for the real world.
1. Introduction & Overview
This module dives into what SharePoint is and all of the key components of managing not only the SharePoint site but the project of creating and deploying the portal. The focus here is to take the lessons learned from the 100's of SharePoint projects your instructor has lead or participated in and give you real, actionable guidance on how you can improve your SharePoint environment.
  1. What is SharePoint?
  2. Managing SharePoint
  3. Importance of
    • Governance
    • User adoption
  4. Managing projects
  5. Approach for solving project
  6. Scope creep
2. Site Collection Management
As a site collection administrator there is a great deal of responsibility and a lot of shiny buttons you can press. This module will cover how to use those various buttons and the decisions you should be making. Because changes at the site collection level affect all of the sub-sites and content below, this power must be given and used very carefully.
  1. Creating sites
    • Site collection vs. Sites
    • Review of templates
  2. Creating content
  3. Managing permissions
  4. Activating Features
  5. Understanding solutions
  6. Understanding themes and master pages
  7. Web analytics and reports
3. Advanced Lists and Libraries
When Microsoft created lists and libraries they made working with their core features easy to do and very discoverable. This gives many users the impression they are very limited. In this module we will pull back the covers and dive into the features hidden inside lists and libraries. We will look at those lesser known features and expose you to all of the power and customizations that they provide.
  1. List vs. libraries
  2. Creation and managing list and libraries
    • The ribbon and all of those settings
    • Different permission levels
    • Metadata navigation
    • File plan report
  3. Columns
    • Types
    • Creation
    • Lookups, managed metadata, people, etc.
  4. Dealing with large lists
    • Views vs. folders
    • Multi-select
    • Manage content and structure
    • Explorer view
4. Web Parts and Site Design
This module will explore the tools that are available for building a great site in SharePoint. The focus will be on how to use the web parts that you get for free with SharePoint to their fullest potential. Just when you think you are done with all of the fun, we open SharePoint Designer 2010 and take a look at a whole new level of customization options.
  1. Building a site
    • Pages
    • Web part zones
    • Web parts
  2. Details on all of the out of the box web parts
  3. Adding and exporting web parts
  4. Connecting web parts
  5. Using SharePoint Designer to build and customize web parts
5. Business Insights
The current buzz on the street is over Business Intelligence (BI) and that is the focus of this module. We bring an understanding of what BI is, how you can use SharePoint to provide BI, and what  tools are available for building out that data in SharePoint.
  1. Defining business intelligence
  2. Working with:
    • Excel Services
    • Visio Services
  3. Exploring KPIs and the Chart web part to build dashboards
  4. Understanding where PerformancePoint services fits in
6. Content Types
Content Types allow us to collect a range of SharePoint techniques and concepts. Workflows, metadata (columns) and other behaviors packaged together in a reusable and centralized way are Content Types. Work smarter and more efficiently. 
  1. Content Type Introduction
  2. Using Content Types in Lists & Libraries
  3. Content Type Scope
    • Global
    •  Content Type Hub
    •  Local
  4.  Common Scenarios
7. InfoPath
Filling out forms is a daily part of business. InfoPath allows you to turn all that paper into electronic forms that can be filled in and stored within SharePoint where they can be utilized more effectively in your organization. It is a big topic and we dig deep.
  1. Introduction to InfoPath
  2. Filling out Forms
    • Formatting
    • Tables
    • Repeating and Optional Section
    • Managing Sections
  3. Creating Forms
    • Drafting and Testing Forms
    • Publishing a Forma Template
    • Using Form Templates
    • Previewing & Printing Forms
    • Exporting Form Data
  4. Form Validation
  5. Using Images in Forms
  6. Customizing Tables
  7. Exporting Forms to HTML
  8. Using Columns in Forms
  9. Uploading Forms
8. SharePoint Designer 2010 and Workflows
SharePoint Designer (SPD) is the preferred tool for designing no code solutions to many of your SharePoint automation and data management needs. Workflows especially are managed and expanded within this powerful tool. This module will show you what you get for free with SharePoint and then the numerous ways you can build on top of that using SPD instead of writing code.
  1. Introduction to workflows
  2. Using and customizing the built in workflows
    • Workflow state
    • Parallel vs. serial
    • Outlook integration
  3. SPD workflow components
    • Steps
    • Conditions and Else-If
    • Actions
    • Variables
    • Lookups
  4. Automating business processes
  5. Creation and publishing of workflows
  6. Troubleshooting workflow errors
9. Putting it all to good use
You just spent four days learning all of these pieces, but what good is it if you cannot apply that knowledge? This last module is all about taking the tools you have been exposed to and combining them into a real world understanding. The final extensive hands-on lab walks you through building a complete business solution.
Price: $1,999

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