CBT Nuggets trainer Keith Barker released his Microsoft SharePoint 2016 Fundamentals course, covering end-user and basic administration skills. Keith’s course is designed to meet real-world application needs and addresses a variety of practical topics and concepts such as the ability to identify and navigate through Sites and Site Collections, organize Documents within a Library, and manage Pages, Web Parts, and Apps.
We asked Keith about his new course and how learners can get more out of the CBT Nuggets Learning Experience.
Q: Why should companies train their IT professionals in SharePoint? What value does learning SharePoint bring to an organization?
When a company invests time, energy, and money in a collaboration solution, there is value in users and administrators reducing the learning curve and getting up to speed with it quickly. This course provides that value to get up and running with basic administration and end user training.
Q: From a learner perspective, what did you keep in mind when creating this course?
I wanted to make sure a person who is brand new to SharePoint could follow along, including working in the hands-on virtual lab environment, without any major jumps or gaps that otherwise could cause a learner to stop.
Q: Any out-of-the-box tips for learners to get the most out of your course?
No. Simply commit to a little time each day to enjoy the Nuggets and reinforce what is learned by doing the labs that are associated with the video Nuggets.
Q: What’s one real-world application someone can expect to use, thanks to this course?
Creating a sub-site in SharePoint and adding content to its pages.
Q: What was your favorite Nugget to create?
They were all pretty fun.
Q: What’s the one thing you hope learners take away from this training?
That the skills they learn by taking this training can make them more effective when using SharePoint, and that the skills apply to server-based as well as the cloud/online version of SharePoint.
Q: What course(s) or certification(s) should learners complete before diving into Microsoft SharePoint 2016 Fundamentals?
Users should have a basic understanding of how to use Windows.