Collaboration is vital to the success of any business, of any size. That’s why learning how to use and leverage SharePoint can be so beneficial. And we’ve got some good news: Brian Alderman just wrapped up his SharePoint 2016: Collaboration Expert course. The 21-video course focuses on the navigation and management of lists and libraries in SharePoint, and covers topics such as site customizations, workflows, and more.
Q: Why should companies train their IT professionals in this technology? What value does it bring? More than 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies and over 100 million users use SharePoint, so understanding what a collaboration expert can do can improve end-user productivity exponentially. SharePoint is a complex product that requires lots of planning to be correctly deployed to meet everyone’s needs — whether it is being used on-premises or online. This course helps IT pros understand the end-user features, functionality, and behavior of SharePoint so they can correctly deploy and configure it for optimal use.
Q: From a learner perspective, what did you keep in mind when creating this course? I tried to keep everything an end user needs to know about the out-of-the-box use of SharePoint in mind, so they can be more efficient, effective, and productive with SharePoint.
Q: Any out-of-the-box tips for learners to get the most out of your course? Review every Nugget to be sure you take full advantage of everything you can do with SharePoint to minimize the manual effort involved with document management, and improve collaboration with other SharePoint users.
Q: What’s one real-world application someone can expect to use, thanks to this course? I worked to address all the features and functionality of SharePoint so you can utilize the platform as an expert on collaboration.
Q: What was your favorite Nugget to create? Creating and Applying Information Management (IM) Policies, because it helps combat one of the biggest concerns of SharePoint: outdated content. During our exploration of IM policies, we learn how to reduce the amount of content stored in SharePoint, allowing users to focus only on current information.
Q: What’s the one thing you hope learners take away from this training? More money! Yes, really! Becoming more productive with any product, especially one as popular as SharePoint, will impress bosses, thereby increasing chances of promotions, and ultimately a pay raise.