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Training is recommended for a Power User plus

  Asked By: Meredith    Date: Dec 17    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 867

I'm our content manager and have had to take on more and more SharePoint
responsibilities. i'm looking for training to go beyond my skills, but I hate
wasting my time. I'm basically design our whole site, including using more
comples lists and such. I'm between a power user and a designer. I can't decide
if it would be better to go through power user training, hoping to learn any of
the basics I may have missed, or to just go the next step and take developer or
designer training.

Anyone else in a similar predicament? Thoughts?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Cole Curtis     Answered On: Dec 17

I just asked a training  Director at a nearby training facility the same

He came back with the response of the below:

I can certainly have our instructor contact you, but if you are looking to gain
skills in configuration, administering and maintaining the MOSS 2007
environment, then the 6438 and 5061 would be great classes for you. At first
glance, you might think you could simply get away with the 5061, but the 6438 is
a pretty critical prerequisite. Having said this¦every student DOES have the
option to sit partial classes if there are modules that you feel are not
applicable, or you have a solid handle on the skills. Feel free to click on the
course number links to review module-by-module details of these classes.

MS-6438Implementing & Administering Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0 in
Windows Server 2008
MS-5061Implementing Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS)MS-WSSU
Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 - site  Owner/User (Level 1 & 2)
MS-WSSD SharePoint Designer 2007

As far as order to take these¦the only prerequisite of the above listed would
be taking the 6438 prior to the 5061 class and the WSSU class has some
prerequisite content  for the Designer (WSSD) material. Otherwise, whichever
training is most critical for you to have for your project priorities. From
there, we can talk about taking some of the more advanced classes.

Amber, I am not sure where you are loacted, but there are many
training facilities that can help you get exactly what you are looking for.

I have been to all 3 of these training centers in the past, and have been happy
with each of them.

Answer #2    Answered By: Debbie Snow     Answered On: Dec 17

I am also the Content Manager for a local tech college. I've been tasked with
getting our SharePoint site  up and running (with the help of an outside
consultant who was contracted before I was hired) and making the vision of a
"paperless" organization a reality.

So far, I've attended two separate SharePoint trainings. One from SharePoint
Solutions (SharePoint Jumpstart) and one from MindSharp (SharePoint Designer).
Both were excellent trainings of the two however I was much more pleased with
MindSharp's offerings.

My question to you would be do you have experience/knowledge as a
designer/developer or system administrator. I realize for my own situation
(which is very similar  to yours) I still need developer  and administrator

There are a lot of available webinars and free online trainings (check out
Microsofts offerings first) to help fill in holes in your knowledge. I'd go onto
the next level myself, but then again, that's what I had to do so that's
probably why I'm advising that path.

Not sure I really answered your question, but if I can provide further info, I
would be glad to do so. I'm also reading everything I can get my hands on
regarding InfoPath and Workflows as well as admin trying to fill in gaps in my

Answer #3    Answered By: Adalberto Merrill     Answered On: Dec 17

I'm roughly in the same boat myself and would appreciate sharing what you learn.
I'm pretty much all our organization has right now for SharePoint and know that
I need more training  and the institutional needs are growing.

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