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Introduction to Microsoft SharePoint Short Course

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Microsoft SharePoint is a core component of Office 365 and an important tool to be mastered by all enterprise employees

Why choose this course?

This Introduction to Microsoft SharePoint short course is a leading introductory course into SharePoint and collaborative intranet solutions.

It provides an extremely thorough grounding in the subject and is aimed at those looking for a comprehensive introduction to SharePoint and to develop practical knowledge of SharePoint.

The course is ideal for anyone looking to develop their career across a wide variety of sectors. Although a technical skill, SharePoint is used across all industries and sectors, in more than 200,000 organisations and by more than 190 million people.

Classes take place in the evenings once a week for ten weeks, in our central London location.

Course overview

This is an introductory course to SharePoint, focusing on the collaborative, enterprise-oriented and security aspects of SharePoint. It covers parts of 70-331 certification and touches on some of the topics of 70-332 certification.

The course starts by looking at the SharePoint environment and its various parts as well as the overall structure of an organisational site.

This is followed by an overview of different types of sites that can be created and what the benefit is for different types of site collections, based on what enterprise information purposes they might serve.

Security and automation levels are introduced and applied so that all sites will have the maximum level of security and automation possible, to avoid wasting valuable time on boring and repetitive tasks.

An overview of all the building blocks of all types and levels of sites is given. The use of libraries and web parts is demonstrated, as means to create sites with image and document libraries, as well as calendars and projects lists that will facilitate team collaboration. Documents management, including version revision, check-in and check-out, and use of Office applications online is introduced as a means to maximise efficiency.

The concept of lists is covered in detail, as it is a fundamental component in SharePoint, and various uses are demonstrated. Finally, searching of the information available on the SharePoint site is covered, with examples on how to provide the most accurate results in the shortest amount of time.

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

  • Navigate through a SharePoint site (sites, subsites, pages, libraries, lists, applications)
  • Working with libraries
  • Office Online Applications
  • Document Management
  • Working with Lists
  • Working with Pages and Web Parts
  • Managing Sites
  • SharePoint Security
  • SharePoint Apps
  • SharePoint WorkFlows
  • SharePoint Search

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand how SharePoint works
  • Identify different types of SharePoint sites and explain the benefits of each type
  • Select the most appropriate type of SharePoint site, depending on the enterprise information purposes it will serve.
  • Produce SharePoint sites, using several building blocks from libraries and web parts.
  • Manage documents in SharePoint document libraries efficiently
  • Select a security strategy that will provide maximum security for the information held in SharePoint
  • Understand what SharePoint lists are and how to use them effectively.



Prerequisite knowledge

Strong computer literacy.

English requirements

Applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English.

Teaching & assessment

Teaching & assessment

Informal assessment will take place through group discussion, class room activities, and questions and answers sessions as guided by your tutor.

Tutor information

  • George K. Lekeas

    George K. Lekeas is a visiting lecturer at City, University of London in the Department of Computer Science in the School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering. He is also working as a Systems Administrator with University College London, where part of his duties includes administration of Office365 solutions, including SharePoint, and is a research collaborator with the University of Athens.

    He holds a PhD in Computing and conducts research in the area of Multi-Agent Systems and Web Services.

    He has taught courses at all levels in software development methods, programming, and software engineering in general (C#, C, C++, Unix, Systems Administration, PHP, Perl, Java, Oracle, MySQL, XML, CMS, Web Services) and other areas of computing. He also works as a freelance Unix and web scripting languages consultant.