Practical SharePoint 2013 Deep Dive into the Essentials
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Practical SharePoint 2013 Deep Dive into the Essentials

"Want a job? Learn SharePoint" - Gary Blatt. SharePoint is the hottest web app platform. Learn and be forever in demand.
4.5 (59 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
507 students enrolled
Created by Optima Train
Last updated 2/2016
English [Auto]
Price: $24.99
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • A good concise explanation of what SharePoint is and what it does
  • Intro to concepts & examples of Team Sites & basic Site Creation
  • Intro to Document Libraries, navigating, adding and removing documents
  • How to check out & check in a document and track it with versioning
  • Basic ways to change the apps and look of a Team Site
  • Using Alerts to stay on top of changes in SharePoint data
  • How to use, create & edit a list including importing from Excel
  • Using tasks to stay on top of upcoming due dates
  • See the powerful search capabilities including refining results
  • Intro to Workflows and step through an example routed to many users
  • How to use the Calendar app and see multiple calendars
  • How to see tasks listed in a special Project View timeline
  • How to use the Social aspects of SharePoint with Profiles and Following
  • How to use the Newsfeed, Discussions and Blogs
  • Intro to Community Sites
  • Microsoft SharePoint 2013

This course is a deep dive into everything a brand-new user to Microsoft SharePoint 2013 would need to know to get up and running quickly. It introduces the concepts and practical features that someone new to SharePoint needs to know. It shows use scenarios of a typical knowledge worker and does not require or cover administration or programming skills in SharePoint. In a quick and lively manner this will cover the main uses of SharePoint for a new user. This course is also a good review of the end user perspective for SharePoint administrators.

The course begins with a definition of SharePoint and some basic navigation techniques. It then builds on the concept of Team Sites with a Document Library and its many uses. Document storage and use is covered including checking out a document and versioning. The basics of Team Site creation and customizing are reviewed all from a non-developer skill set. Basics of Alerts are covered and how to use a list including importing and exporting Lists to Excel. Tasks and custom views are demonstrated with a special project view of a timeline. The concept of Workflow is introduced and a basic example shown with a document being routed through multiple users. The powerful Calendar function is addressed and demonstrated. Finally the social aspects of SharePoint are covered including Profiles, Newsfeeds, Discussions and Blogging. A community site is also shown. If you are new to SharePoint this is an excellent introduction that does not get too technical or deep in the weeds. Throughout the course the videos are quick, lively and clearly explained. If you want a good grasp on what SharePoint is and what it can do for you this course will show you in just under 2.5 hours.


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Who this course is for:
  • New SharePoint users of any skill level who want a quick look at what SharePoint is and what it can do to efficiently share information in your organization. You should have basic skills in navigating a web page in a browser.
Course content
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Introduction to SharePoint 2013 Overview Course

Preview 01:25

Overviews of Sites, Communities, Content, Search, Insights and Composites in SharePoint

Preview 05:01

Connecting from an Email link, User ID and Permissions,other platforms and phones

Preview 04:11

Use of Top link bar and Quick Launch links, drag & drop editing of links

Preview 04:16

Collections, Sites & Sub site concepts, Site settings, Create & delete a site

Preview 05:34

Look at Doc libraries, lists, tasks, photos, videos and all Site Content

Site Content

Adding docs with drag & drop, deleting & restoring with recycle bin

Adding to Doc Libraries

Copy a URL to open from Office & saving a favorite link to SharePoint in Office

Opening and Saving from Office

Filtering, Sorting, Selecting documents. Tour of the File and Site tab in the ribbon

Using Document Libraries

Checking In & Out from library and from Word

Check In and Check Out

Looking at & restoring past versions & setup in site settings


Viewing and editing in Excel, Word and PowerPoint entirely in the browser

Office Web Apps

Multiple editors at once in Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Co-Authoring in SharePoint

Examples of Apps and where to add them with Web Parts.

Apps and Web Parts

Editing the layout and adding and removing Web Parts on a page, Web Part properties

Editing a Page

Adding a logo, changing site colors, graphics, layouts and fonts

Change Site Appearance

Set Alerts on Libraries and individual documents, managing alerts


Sorting, filtering and editing in the Quick Edit grid. Creating a list and deleting a column.


Using an App that will import a list from an Excel worksheet into SharePoint

Import a List from Excel

Filtering tasks, creating tasks, adding to the timeline and syncing with Outlook tasks


Using standard views on libraries, tasks and calendars. Setting default views.


Custom views for sorting, filtering and grouping. Deleting views & Shaded views.

Custom Views

Sharing sites and documents, setting permissions, populatiry reports


Searching, previewing and refining results. People and skill searches.


Defining and creating a workflow. Starting a Workflow.


Tracking the status of a workflow and the approval process, completing a workflow

Workflow Status

Calendar views, navigating the calendar, adding & moving events, create a calendar


Viewing multiple calendars with overlays, changing the colors

Additional Calendars

Creating a Project Site, using the timeline, formatting the timeline, gnatt chart view

Project Sites

Making offline copies to sync to your desktop. Management panel & unsyncing folders

SkyDrive Pro

Viewing and populating profiles. Hiding select information. Profiles in Search.


Viewing the Newsfeed, what it includes. Newsfeed settings to control feeds.


Following sites, documents, people. Unfollow people.


Discussion thread tools and management. Best reply & Featured discussions.


Blog tools for creating, formatting and managing Blog posts. Blog layouts.


Site for discussions. Tracking contributor activity, awarding badges & reputation points.

Community Sites