(Must be the same student within a year of original course start date.)
A comprehensive experience that teaches the fundamental skills to achieve maximum productivity in SharePoint.
Is your organization using (or thinking about) SharePoint 2013? There are a lot of changes in this edition: you’ll have some new features, modules, and even apps to learn about, making this the perfect class to get you started on the road to SharePoint expertise. You’ll learn about the most significant updates to the out of the box features in SharePoint 2013 and be introduced to some low-code solutions right in the browser.
This fast-paced class focuses on real-world solutions; using hands on labs and demos that present issues and answer questions you will deal with every day.
Your instructor is an industry recognized leader in SharePoint and is familiar with the ins-and-outs of the program.
"I enjoyed this type of learning environment. And you are correct, it did allow for me to keep up with my daily workload by attending mid-day. Laura was personable, helpful and delivered the course with true professionalism. I look forward to learning more from Laura. She is awesome!"
- Becky Wheeler (April 2014)
"Great training - very effective and interactive. The instructor was extremely engaging and helpful"
- Anjali Sniadowski (April 2014)
"Laura Rogers is a great trainer, the material was well developed, and the labs were pertinent to my everyday needs."
(Sept. 2013 Student)
"This is one of the best trainings I have ever taken! Very informative, thank you!"
- Stacey Hecht
|What separates Rackspace's SharePoint 2013 Power User training from others?|
The answer is Laura Rogers.
Not only is Laura a respected SharePoint MVP, she has authored and co-authored multiple books on various SharePoint topics, including:
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Administrator's Companion
Professional SharePoint 2010 Administration
Beginning SharePoint 2010: Building Business Solutions with SharePoint
Step by Step: Using Microsoft InfoPath 2010 with Microsoft SharePoint 2010
SharePoint 2010 at Work: Tricks, Traps, and Bold Opinions
Beginning SharePoint 2013: Building Business Solutions
Not enough? How about the fact that
Laura is a speaker at the biggest SharePoint event in the world, SharePoint Conference 2014.
Visit her blog at
WonderLaura.com and connect with her on Twitter:
|Why is this class structured at 3 hours for 5 days rather than
(more hours and less days)?|
Our class is in its current structured format for two main reasons:
Deadlines still have to be met, emergency projects still happen, and life doesn't stop simply because you're in a SharePoint training course. To combat this, we've structured the class so that students still have time to focus on other things during normal business hours.
"Give a person a fish and they will eat for a day...teach a person to fish and they will eat forever."
What audience is this class geared towards?
Our SharePoint 2013 Power User course is geared towards anyone looking to strengthen their knowledge of SharePoint 2013. This is not a beginner level class. If you are new to SharePoint and are looking for more end-user or introductory training, we have many free tutorials here. The typical type of audience in this class consists a combination of people who need site manager training, people who have used previous versions and want to learn what's new in 2013, and people who would like to learn how to create custom (no-code) business solutions.
|What are the immediate benefits of taking this course?|
This course will give you the ability to:
Create, manage, and customize content in SharePoint.
Use SharePoint with greater ease and efficiency.
Take advantage of the deeper features of SharePoint.
Have more productive workdays with greater collaboration and less time being wasted.
Understand how to utilize SharePoint for various needs.
|What version of SharePoint do I need?|
We provide you with a 2013 test environment utilizing Rackspace Cloud Servers. The contents of this class are applicable to those running SharePoint 2013 on-premise, off-premise, in the cloud, and through Office365
|What are the requirements and how do I connect?|
We have partnered with
GoToTraining for our online classes. This effective tool makes attending class simple and keeps requirements . After
registering, we will contact you directly with connection information and will be happy to answer any additional questions.
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Register now to receive:
A week of training with one of the leading experts in the business.
A SharePoint 2013 test environment (available for 30 days).
Two detailed manuals containing class exercises and labs.
A recorded version of your class (available on-demand for 30 days).
Q&A sessions each morning.
Access to a second LIVE session of this class (within a year).
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20% discount for all registered students|
30% discount for all registered students|
If one individual registers for two different courses, 20% discount is applied!
Syllabus & Schedule:
11:00AM - 12:30PM (EDT): Introduction & Overview
This module dives into what SharePoint is and all of the key components of managing a SharePoint site. You'll learn what's new in SharePoint 2013 (hint: a lot!) and how these features can benefit your organization. The focus here is to take the lessons learned from the hundreds of SharePoint projects your instructor has lead or participated in and give you real, actionable guidance on how you can improve your SharePoint environment.
What is SharePoint?
New features in SharePoint 2013
Governance: Site Policies and Procedures
User Adoption: User Experience Planning and Personas
1:00PM - 2:30PM (EDT): Lists and Libraries
When Microsoft created lists and libraries for SharePoint, they made working with one of SharePoint's core features very easy. This gives many users the impression that lists and libraries are very limited, which is far from the truth. 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.
Lists and Libraries in SharePoint
Using the ribbon
Adding Site Content
Creating and Managing Lists and Libraries
Utilizing the ribbon to change settings
Advanced Permission Settings
Columns & Views
Views, Folders, & Metadata
Advanced Lists and Library Settings
Customizing List Properties
Permissions & Management
11:00AM - 12:30PM (EDT): Site Collection Management
As a site collection administrator there is a great deal of responsibility you have within your site, and you'll be tempted with 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.
Understanding Site Management
Galleries & Solutions
Look & Feel
Web Analytics & Reporting
Site Administration Settings
Site Collection Administration Settings
1:00PM - 2:30PM (EDT): Site Design, Branding, Apps, & Web Parts
This module will explore the out-of-the-box 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. You'll cover the various types of pages you'll find in a SharePoint site. We even dig a little into branding your site using out of the box tools that are new in SharePoint 2013!
Site Design & Branding
Web part zones
Out of box Web Parts
Connected Web Parts
Themes (Composed Looks)
After class: Self-paced lab work
11:00AM - 12:30PM (EDT): Content Types
Content Types allow you to collect and display a wide range of information in SharePoint, and are used in a variety of techniques and concepts. Workflows, metadata (columns) and other behaviors packaged together in a reusable, centralized way are Content Types. You’ll be able to work smarter and more efficiently once you fully understand the concept of content types.
Introduction to Content Types
Content Type Scopes
Content Type Hub
Using Content Types in Lists & Libraries
New Content Types
Examples of Content Types
1:00PM - 2:30PM (EDT): Social and Collaboration
Taking the leap toward being a more social and collaboration-focused organization? This module will explore the new and improved Collaboration and Social components on the 2013 platform.
Why Social Makes Sense
Sharing & Following
After class: Self-paced lab work
11:00AM - 12:30PM (EDT): InfoPath, Office Services, and Office Web Apps
Filling out forms is a daily part of business. Integrating existing Office applications and reusing that functionality and data is a common struggle amongst today’s organizations. This module will dig into the powerful services that are available which extend SharePoint’s native functionality.
InfoPath 2013 Intro
Creating & Filling Out a Form
Publishing the Form
Office Web Applications
1:00PM - 2:30PM (EDT): Workflows and SharePoint Designer 2013
SharePoint Designer (SPD) is the preferred tool for creating and managing Workflows in SharePoint. 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.
2010 & 2013 Workflows?
SharePoint Designer Workflows
Packaging and Deploying
After class: Self-paced lab work
11:00AM - 12:30PM (EDT): Search
This module will explore SharePoint search at a high level. The focus will be on how to use the web parts that you get for free with SharePoint to push relevant data to your users using search. Search plays a big part in driving SharePoint 2013’s content, which is why it’s important to understand how it works and how you can use it to your advantage.
Why Search is relevant to Site Collection Administrators
Crawlers, Queries, Indexes - Oh My!
Content Query by Search
Content Search Web Part
Content Query Web Part
1:00PM - 2:30PM (EDT): Applying What You've Learned
This last module is all about taking the tools you have been exposed to and combining them into a comprehensive solution. The final, extensive lab walks you through the process of building a complete business scenario; allowing you to apply everything you've learned in a real-world situation.
Self-paced lab work
$1,299.00 (Special rate of $750!)
(limited time only)
In an effort to make sure each student has a the best possible experience,
we limit the number of students in each class. Be sure to register ASAP to secure a seat!
If you have questions about
(or simply don't understand) any information taught in this training course, feel free to join up to 30 minutes before the regularly scheduled start
to work with your instructor.