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This Microsoft video training course covers the topics and concepts that a SharePoint 2013 end user needs to understand to successfully navigate, manage content, customize the interface, manage their social network, and search for information located within their SharePoint site....
This Microsoft video training course covers the topics and concepts that a SharePoint 2013 end user needs to understand to successfully navigate, manage content, customize the interface, manage their social network, and search for information located within their SharePoint site.

This course shows the features and functionality of SharePoint 2013 for an end user and explains the different ways to navigate, manage lists and libraries, and manage items contained within those list and libraries. We look at how to organize content using views, document sets, folders, and expand on the organization of content by exploring columns, as well as understand the proper way to perform searches in SharePoint.

Like anywhere, your SharePoint content must be secure, so we discuss the SharePoint permission hierarchy, as well as explore different ways for you to control how content is displayed using Web Parts and SharePoint pages. We also discuss the use of My Sites as a helpful way to create, manage, and organize your content in a single location.

Recommended Experience
  • Basic understanding of how SharePoint is used within their organization
Recommended Equipment
  • Browser supported by Microsoft SharePoint 2013
Related Certifications
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Related Job Functions
  • Organization of company’s content and how company uses SharePoint.
Brian Alderman was a CBT Nuggets trainer from 2014 to 2016. He holds a variety of Microsoft certifications, including MCT, MCSE, MCSA, MCITP: SQL 2005/2008 Database Administrator, MCITP: SharePoint Administrator 2010, MCTS: MOSS 2007 - Configuration, and MCTS: WSS 3.0 – Configuration.
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1. Introduction to SharePoint 2013 (9 min)
2. Navigation and Introducing the Ribbon (13 min)
3. Understanding and Managing Site Permissions (11 min)
4. Understanding and Managing SharePoint Groups (9 min)
5. Introducing and Managing Lists (10 min)
6. Working with Different SharePoint List Types (12 min)
7. Introducing and Managing Libraries (15 min)
8. Organizing Data in SharePoint (18 min)
9. Customizing Your SharePoint Site (13 min)
10. Managing and Configuring Web Parts (17 min)
11. Using Search in SharePoint (14 min)
12. Social Networking in SharePoint 2013 (16 min)
13. Miscellaneous Site and Site Collection Settings (8 min)
14. SharePoint 2013 Data Management Exam Review (30 min)
15. SharePoint 2013 Functionality and Customization Exam Review (23 min)

Introduction to SharePoint 2013

00:00:00

Hello, and welcome to CBT Nuggets, Microsoft SharePoint 2013 course. My name is Brian Alderman, and I'm excited to lead you through this course. Just a little bit about me, I have been working with SharePoint since 2007, and I have co-authored a couple Microsoft Press books in the administrative side of SharePoint.

00:00:21

I speak at SharePoint and Office 365 conferences around the world, and I love this technology because it integrates with so many other Microsoft technologies. Now, I'm here to make you a very proficient end user which SharePoint 2013. But those of you who are interested in getting their Microsoft Office Specialist, or an MOS certification, there is an exam associated with this course, and that is exam number 77-419.

00:00:50

And the great thing about SharePoint is that you can access it on print, it could be available via the cloud, like an Azure, and it's part of Office 365, because you can access SharePoint Online. Regardless of how SharePoint is being accessed, this course is applicable to you.

00:01:07

And I will specifically call out behavior that may be different between your Office 365 and your on-prem world. And as you know, SharePoint as a collaboration tool. And in this Nugget, I'm going to begin with an introduction to SharePoint. And I'm going to walk you through the course layout.

00:01:24

We're going to look at the logical structure of SharePoint, so you see where this course fits in the big scheme of SharePoint. And for those of you interested in obtaining your certification, I'm going to give you some information about the 77-419 exam.

00:01:39

Now, SharePoint is probably Microsoft's most complex product it's ever released, because behind the scenes, although we don't have to worry about it as an end user, it's talking to a lot of other technologies. But even as an end user, it's talking to Office, it's talking to Project Server.

00:01:56

So what I want to do in this course is help you make the best of SharePoint. And this means we have to be familiar with several different topics. So the first thing that we're going to dig into is navigation. I need to make sure you're comfortable navigating.

00:02:10

We're going to talk about how to use their Top Link bar, the Quick Launch, and a Breadcrumb Trail, and how we can customize those to give you easy access to other areas of SharePoint. Oh, by the way, it could even be outside of SharePoint. Then of course, we have to be concerned with security.

00:02:26

So we have a couple Nuggets on security permissions, and we'll talk about the default inheritance. And then we have a separate Nugget on the use of SharePoint groups that we'll talk about, as well. After doing so, we're going to move into how to work with Lists and Libraries.

00:02:44

Because think about it, everything that we work within SharePoint is a list. It's a list of documents, it's a list of pictures, it's a list of tasks, it's a list of calendar events. Everything's a list. Now, they could be presented slightly differently, and the metadata properties are slightly different, but it's rows and columns.

00:03:02

So we're going to explore the default list and libraries, and we're look at how to create and populate lists and libraries. We're then going to look at the organization of data. The last thing that you want to do is go into a list or a library and have 5,000 items in that library, and you're only concerned with 50 of them.

00:03:21

We're going to look at how we can organize this content. We may want to create a separate Sub Site, folder, document sets, or my most favorite, a view. And within that view, we can define what rows, and more importantly, what columns from left to right that we want displayed.

00:03:37

Now, out of the box, SharePoint can be a little on the boring side, we'll say. So we're going to look at ways for us to jazz it up a little bit. So in addition to looking at the out of the box features, we're going to look at ways for customizing our content.

00:03:53

And this is going to include changing the color scheme, changing the logo on our Site Pages, and we'll talk about some other more advanced topics like Master Pages. In addition to the Master Pages, which is kind of the border of your page, we're going to talk about the Page Layout, which is the internal or the guts of your page.

00:04:12

And that's pretty much populated by Ubuntu Web Parts. And to me, Web Parts are like putting a puzzle together because I can choose where I want my Web Parts placed, and what I want those Web Parts to display for me, which means I can manipulate them so I get that comfortable look and feel when I'm working with my Web Parts.

00:04:31

In addition to that, we're going to talk about the use of Search. Search is probably one of the most powerful features that SharePoint has to offer. And if configured to do so, you can access anything in your organization. But because this is an end user course, we're going to look at site level searching.

00:04:48

And we're going to talk about how we can perform some advanced searches, and how we can customize our results set to include just certain information. And lastly but certainly not least, we're going to talk about social networking. Because like anything else, whether you're on Twitter, or Facebook, or LinkedIn, we want to be able to collaborate, but we also want to be able to use things like mentions, or tags, or notes, or likes.

00:05:15

And most often, we perform a lot of these tasks from inside of My Sites. So we'll be talking about that, as well. And of course, as we go through the course, we are going to have some mentions of my favorite character, from my favorite all time movie, and that's Caddyshack.

00:05:30

We'll be discussing our dancing gopher. In fact, we'll be working with our dancing gopher. So what I want to do now is to help you get familiar with where does this course fit into the big scheme of things? I mentioned the fact that I've co-authored a couple Microsoft press books, and I've also published a magazine articles, but those are around Administrative Task.

00:05:49

But what I want to do is help you understand where that fits in compared to what we're going to be talking about here. Because those tasks are above and beyond what we're going to be talking about here, but you may hear me say, oh, that's a Site Collection setting, or that's a Web App setting.

00:06:05

And I want you to understand where this course fits in the big scheme of SharePoint 2013. So where do we fit in, as site owners of our Sub Sites? Well, we're part of what's called a web application. And within the web application, we have one or more Site Collections.

00:06:22

Our Sub Site belongs to one of those Site Collections. Within the Sub Sites, we have List and Libraries, and of course, within those Lists and Libraries we have Items and Documents. And as we continue on through this course, we're going to be working at the Sub Site level, which is right here.

00:06:41

And if I reference the tier above us, that's going to be the Site Collections. If I reference a couple tiers above us, or if I say that's a feature that has to be activated at the Web Application Level, that is up there. So we have our area of concern, and that is our Sub Sites, Lists and Libraries, and the Items and Documents within those Lists and Libraries.

00:07:06

Now, we do deal with Site Collection settings when we're talking about the second stage Recycle Bin, or if we're talking about activating certain features, like Document Sets. And when we have our My Site, that there is a Site Collection. So we're not going to totally ignore that tier above us, but for the most part we're staying inside this area right here.

00:07:30

So if you're attending this course for both the real world experience, as well as preparation for the 77-419 exam, Microsoft has four general categories that they're going to be testing you on when you go into that little room there. The first category is called Creating and Formatting Content.

00:07:46

And in here, you're going to experience questions about navigation, managing lists and libraries, and the content within those lists and libraries, like Document Sets. The next category is Managing SharePoint sites, where you'll look at managing pages.

00:08:01

We'll look at some of administrative tasks with Sites. Managing Web Parts, Content Types, and those two Nuggets we have on managing Users and Groups. Our third category is participating in user communities. We'll talk about the social networking of My Site, and collaborating through My Site.

00:08:19

And we'll talk about the use of tags and notes. And lastly, they'll be questioning you on performing and configuring site searches, meaning site search administration questions, viewing and customizing the search results, and performing advanced searches.

00:08:33

If you do well, you're going to get one of these. And that's going to be your certification for Microsoft SharePoint 2013, and you'll become a Microsoft Office Specialist. Now, because I really want you to be certified, I've actually added two additional Nuggets.

00:08:49

And actually you'll see at the top, I have a Nugget called Data Management Exam Review, and another one called Functionality and Customization Exam Review, which gives you some highlights of what you can expect on the exam. So this is your preparation, and the kickoff of Microsoft SharePoint 2013.

00:09:07

And I have some exciting content I'm going to be sharing with you over the next several Nuggets. Well, I certainly hope this Nugget was informative for you, and I want to thank you for viewing.

Navigation and Introducing the Ribbon

Understanding and Managing Site Permissions

Understanding and Managing SharePoint Groups

Introducing and Managing Lists

Working with Different SharePoint List Types

Introducing and Managing Libraries

Organizing Data in SharePoint

Customizing Your SharePoint Site

Managing and Configuring Web Parts

Using Search in SharePoint

Social Networking in SharePoint 2013

Miscellaneous Site and Site Collection Settings

SharePoint 2013 Data Management Exam Review

SharePoint 2013 Functionality and Customization Exam Review

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