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Thorough education is key to working with SharePoint 2010 productively. This course guides you through essential 2010 elements, from pre-requisites to system integration, giving you the skills to work confidently & leverage full value from new technology


 
Course Outline
Thorough education is key to working with SharePoint 2010 productively. This course guides you through essential 2010 elements, from pre-requisites to system integration, giving you the skills to work confidently and leverage full value from new technology.

Outline SharePoint Foundation 2010 Primer
It is essential for developers to master the SharePoint vernacular that is pivotal to the successful implementation of an out of the box SharePoint Farm before setting out to alter that experience. So, this module is an attempt at level-setting the participants understanding of the SharePoint platform, essential SharePoint terminology, core SharePoint developer concepts, the SharePoint developer environment, and along the way we debunk several SharePoint myths for good measure.

SharePoint Tools in Visual Studio 2010
It's been said that craftsman are only as good as their tools. So, alongside the release of SharePoint 2010 is Visual Studio 2010 which includes a plethora of new tools for building SharePoint platform extensions and packaging them for deployment. This module explores the numerous new capabilities Visual Studio provides to enrich the SharePoint development experience and enhance SharePoint development productivity. Further, the labs explore how to extend Visual Studio itself to enhance the development experience to achieve even greater developer productivity.

Features and SharePoint Solutions
A SharePoint Feature is a bundle of functionality that can be activated at a given scope. A SharePoint Solution is a collection of assets packaged for deployment to a given SharePoint context. These two facilities are fundamental to every SharePoint platform extension. No matter how big or small, everything deployed to SharePoint must be managed using Features and Solutions. Fortunately, Visual Studio 2010 provides significant assistance in configuring and generating both Features and Solutions.

Server and Client Object Models
The Share Object Model comes in two flavors. The Server Object Model is used to query and update the configuration and content databases. This provides a layer of abstraction that ensures that code created today will work tomorrow even significant underlying architectural changed are made to the SharePoint platform. The Client Object Model provides methods techniques of interacting with the Server Object Model from contexts other than the SharePoint server. The SharePoint Ribbon is dependent on the Client Object Model.

PowerShell for SPF 2010

SharePoint administration is now done from PowerShell, like all the other Microsoft server products. Yet PowerShell represents so much more than just a new administrative interface. This module first explains how PowerShell is like/unlike other environments that developers have used in the past. The labs then demonstrate how to create custom PowerShell cmdlets to supplement and enhance the SharePoint administrator's experience and productivity by encapsulating complex code into a DLL for easy and less error-prone use within a SharePoint environment. This encapsulation can include the ability to pipe objects directly into the custom cmdlet. Very "powerful".

SharePoint Web Parts
Web Parts are the basic building blocks that fulfill SharePoint's prime directive: Empower the end user to self-sufficiency. A self-reliant user is a happy user. Web Parts allow the end user, within some constraints, to assemble, configure, and customize their own applications. Visual Studio 2010 introduces a SharePoint Project Item that facilitates creating Web Parts with a design surface called Visual Web Parts. The labs for this module also explore the concept of Replaceable Parameters in Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Projects.

Branding
When directing corporate consistency (content placement or look and feel - AKA brand) becomes more important than empowering individualistic flexibility, a Web Content Management solution is probably in order. While this is not a Web Content Management course (we have one of those too), Master Pages are fundamental of the core platform. SharePoint 2010 also introduces a new theming framework called THMX which provides a flavor for a brand. The labs for this module not only address Master Pages but also annotating custom CSS with theme colors and fonts including recoloring images.

The Ribbon and Custom Navigation
One pivotal aspect to any Web development effort is navigation. One of the most visible changes in SharePoint 2010 is the user interface element called the Ribbon. The Ribbon along with several other the context-sensitive elements: the Dialog Framework, the Notification Area, the Status Area, and the AJAX framework make up with is known as the fluent UI. Creating Custom Actions and orchestrating these elements requires a few JavaScript programming skills. Since SharePoint leverages the ASP.NET Navigation Provider model for providing a Site Map of links to Sites and Lists in close proximity to the current Site, the labs explore creating a Custom Site Map Provider too.

Business Connectivity Services (BCS)
Showing data from external applications has long been the job of the Data View Web Part, but it required the end user have some technical expertise and knowledge of the external applications content organization; updating that external data was also quite difficult. In SharePoint Foundation 2010, the Business Data Catalog (BDC) has been included in the platform and surfaced via Business Connectivity Services. So, creating a BDC entity model that users can use to interact with using Virtual Lists from data stores external to SharePoint doesn't require a SharePoint Server client access license (CAL). The labs in this module show the tools included in SharePoint Designer and Visual Studio 2010 to create models and generate Virtual Lists.

WCF Data Services (REST) for SPF 2010
Representational State Transfer (REST) is such a poor name. Think query by URL to retrieve JSON object response. Also known as ADO.NET Data Services, WCF Data Services, and oData, SharePoint 2010 now fully supports the REST protocols for querying data in SharePoint Lists.

LINQ to SharePoint

First there was LINQ to Objects, then LINQ to SQL and LINQ to XML. Now there is LINQ to SharePoint. Integrating query into the language provides many benefits not the least of which is a strongly-typed (think object properties rather than arrays with string keys) design-time validation of a SharePoint List query. No more CAML queries in managed code! This module demonstrates not only how to query SharePoint Lists using LINQ to SharePoint but also how to update that content.

Event Receivers and Feature Receivers
Extending SharePoint imperatively can easily be done by hooking into the events surfaced by the SharePoint platform. Events are fired when users interact with List Items, Lists, Webs, and Features. This module explores what events are available, how to configure them declaratively and imperatively, and how to package them so the end user can decide what contexts they will run in. The end user in two of the four contexts is the SharePoint Farm administrator. : )

Timer Jobs
There are only two ways to run code: 1. Someone did something (see Event Receivers and Feature Receivers) or 2. Time has passed. Timer Jobs can be scheduled to run only once or on a given schedule. They can run on a single server or every Web Front End (WFE) on the SharePoint Farm. They always initially run in a God-mode thread so they make a wonderful catch-all for anything that hasn't been accommodated by the SharePoint platform extension framework.

Authentication and Membership Providers

Who is that trying to access to the SharePoint Farm? Evaluating the user's ability to identify themselves by providing some predetermined evidence that they are who they claim to be is not something that SharePoint tries to do. Instead, SharePoint relies on the pluggable ASP.NET membership provider model. So, this could be as simple as collecting the users username and password or could include additional factors like the presence of a smart card, a digital certificate, a USB dongle, or even a biometric scan. This modules lab demonstrates how even SharePoint could be used as a repository of members for authenticating to SharePoint.

Role Providers and Claims-based Access

While many developers would be in favor of just granting everyone administrator access and be done with security. The reality is that businesses need to make sure only certain people have access to certain information. SharePoint provides four securable objects: Site, List, Folder, and Item. By default, all objects inherit their permissions from the top-level Site. Permissions can be granted on an individual by individual basis or a collection of people can be granted access (AKA role-based security). There are the traditional ways of naming collections of people like Active Directory Groups, Forms Based Authentication (FBA) Roles, and even SharePoint Groups. However, there is a new way of identifying a collection of people via some common characteristic provided as a Claim made by the identify provider. This modules lab explores how to augment claims for an existing identify.

Site and List Workflow
Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) workflows help people know what steps remain to complete a business process. While SharePoint doesn't _do_ workflow, WF is part of the .NET Framework, SharePoint makes an excellent workflow host. SharePoint 2010 now includes Site-level workflow and reusable declarative workflow. The labs for this module focus on the facilities in SharePoint Designer (SPD) to generate reusable declarative workflows as well as more challenging imperative workflows using Visual Studio 2010.

Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
SharePoint may maintain the fully qualified reference to imperative code in dozens of web.config files scattered across one or more Web Front End (WFE) servers, in XML files through the {SharePoint Root}, and in hundreds of rows in the configuration and content databases. Upgrading from one assembly version to another is a daunting undertaking and typically hasn't been done. Most 1.0.0.0 assemblies running in SharePoint have been upgraded without revving the version number. SharePoint Foundation 2010 introduces facilities that will begin to see that change. However, they are very much in the first release stage. This module's labs not only explore FeatureUpgrade, BindingRedirect and the like but also demonstrates the use of a WebConfigModification when it is required.

Mobile Applications

More and more people have mobile devices from which they can easily interact with SharePoint. So, SharePoint 2010 has invested in making the mobile experience slightly more aesthetic. This module's lab explores extending the out of the box mobile application with custom functionality.

Field Types and Field Controls

All SharePoint Lists and Libraries consist of a collection of columns which derive their display-mode and edit-mode characteristics from one of the out of the box Field Types. The presentation of the data managed by the Field Type is governed by a Field Control. This module's lab examines how custom Field Types can be derived from an appropriate out of the box Field Type and how a custom user interface can be presented in the context of a List Item being displayed in a list or on its own, as well as its behavior and presentation when the screen is in edit-mode. 
Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

Ideally, students will already possess some hands on SharePoint end user experience, be familiar with Visual Studio, and possess some knowledge of .NET programming language (like C# or VS.NET) as well as object oriented concepts. Some ASP.NET experience including User Controls, Server Controls, and Web Services is helpful. Web oriented development and Web technologies like CSS, ECMAScript, and HTML are not required but will help with some course labs.

Certificates offered


Cancellation Policy
Students are required to give notice if they are unable to attend their class:

2 weeks (10 full business days) or longer prior to training date = full refund
1 to 2 weeks (5 - 9 full business days) prior to training date = 50% of course fee refund
Less than 1 week (4 full business days or fewer) prior to training date = 0% refund

NOTE: You may substitute classes or students at any time.

Map & Reviews
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We have not received any reviews specific to this course as yet, however here are some reviews of the training vendor.

It would have been beneficial for the instructors screen to have the capability of zooming in on parts of the workbook.
Reviewed by 2016
The course was informative but fast flowing. I love the idea of being able to re-attend at no cost.
Reviewed by 2016
When there's a very small (2-3)audience at the training, I believe the instructor should reach out ahead of time to find out if any attendees have specifics they would like to have covered as opposed to an overall general content taught. It was not of great value as it was too general.
Reviewed by 2015
The course was very informative and useful, but the time could have been used better. I could have learned everything taught in an hour and a half, and the rest of the time would have been better used doing exercises to really ingrain the information into my brain.
Reviewed by 2015
Jane is great. She was very enthusiastic, very engaging, and quite knowledgeable.
Reviewed by 2015
Would like to have spent just a little more time on a few extra items, in SharePoint 2013. i.e. the workflows, lookup columns. Jane was great!! I have a had previous learning with Jane and she takes the course and it just comes alive under her guidance. I just do not like going downtown.
Reviewed by 2015
I only wish that this course lasted longer than 2 days. We barely scratched the surface and what we learned only raised more questions. It would be nice if there was a version of the course that lasted 4 days so that we could explore more features and options, more thoroughly.
Reviewed by 2015
Very useful course with appropriate environment.
Reviewed by 2014
Really enjoyed the instructor, she was very knowledgable about SharePoint.
Reviewed by 2014
Great one day training! Very informative!
Reviewed by 2014
I can bearly see the blackboard due to the light.
Reviewed by 2014
With respect to the Training Provider, they offered what seemed to be a very detailed manual; however, the instructor followed his own agenda for teaching. Although I'm certain the same material was covered (plus extras, which are appreciated), by not following the manual, it makes it more difficult for a student to take notes. It would have been easier to add notes to the manual, as needed - than trying to capture subject, background info, and the relevent point I am trying to capture on a loose sheet of paper.
Reviewed by 2014
The course was good,however, the instructor was way too dry. He didn't engage the students very much, except to ask if there were any questions which made it a little boring.
Reviewed by 2013
While the instructor was delightful I did not feel she had a good enough grasp of the program. There were often times when a student may have missed a step and she was unable to intuitively know what they'd missed and so the entire class would have to start from the beginning. Unfortunately this class left me more confused than when I'd walked in, and also left me less confident than I'd been after Level 1.
Reviewed by 2013
As this was a beginner course and I have never used power point, the time given to practice the information provided I felt was not adequate.
Reviewed by 2013
I'm very pleased with all the 'head knowledge' I learned yesterday. Now, I have to put my new skills to good use !
Reviewed by 2013
Julie was GREAT! Very personable and helped everyone when they needed it. I would definitely take another course with her and through this organization.
Reviewed by 2013
Mr. Mike is very knowledgeable about Excel 2010, Level 2, and I learned a lot during the class which I will be able to use on a daily basis at work. The Course contents were exactly as indicated. Looking forward to Level 3 someday !
Reviewed by 2013
It was really hot in the room - I know this is a persistent problem with clients - some like it hot, some like it cold! We didn't get to all the topics - I guess I'd rather have this and really understand the topics we did cover; but I needed chart work which we didn't get to.
Reviewed by 2013
The course was short but our instructor was very good and explained the concepts that was easy to understand. I like the fact that she didn't just give us the course textbook and have us go through it and instead had her own training agenda with the textbook serving as a supplemental item. I didn't have too much experience with SharePoint 2010 and I didn't have any issues keeping up with the course. Would definitely recommend this course for those that are interested in SharePoint Workflow.
Reviewed by 2013
May be more practice should be included. Thanks!
Reviewed by 2013
This course was cancelled 45 minutes before the scheduled start time. To have a survey come out when I didn't even take the course is not very professional.
Reviewed by 2013
The instructor was excellent - I would highly recommend him and hope to get him again as my instructor.
Reviewed by 2013
Would have have liked longer day, hours.
Reviewed by 2013
The instructor, JASON HALL, had a fluent, practical, hands-on and knowledgeable style of involving the partipants directly with the software. This was vastly superior to laboriously going thru the course material linearly page after page. We didn't doze off and he answered questions and immediately dealt with individual issues in working through the residential housing project example. I would take another class from Jason Hall.
Reviewed by 2013
The instructor was not helpful as she just read the book to us and went step by step. I could have just bought the book and did that myself. It needed REAL world relevance
Reviewed by 2013
The overhead screen was difficult to see. The instructor went very fast and did not check to ensure that we were all up to where he was - this caused us to go back several times. More consideration needs to be made to ensure each participant is at the right place, can see the board, and the instructor needs to slow down so he is not continuing to instruct while we are catching up, as several of us missed a few things.
Reviewed by 2013
The instructor wasted lot of time in discussing things that are not required for this training and had less hours to spend on actual matter.
Reviewed by 2012
This was a good course for a Sharepoint introduction. I came out feeling more prepared to tackle our SP project.
Reviewed by 2012
Mike did an awesome job. He was entertaining yet very knowledgeable.
Reviewed by 2012
Very good course well taught, Jason Hall did an excellent job.
Reviewed by 2012
The course was very good, Jason Hall was a excellent instructor and took the extra time to answer all questions and help where extra help was needed. Great Instructor.
Reviewed by 2012
I have to say this was one of the best courses I have attended and the main reason is because of JASON HALL!! I loved his approach to teaching! He was animated and didn't make us read from the book once. LOVED IT. Tara Johnson-Ouellette & Kim Grayson
Reviewed by 2012
I took Communicating Effectively for Optimum Outcomes. Tyler Huggins was a fantastic instructor! He provided a lot of helpful tips, some of which are not included in the course. In addtion, Tyler has given us his contact information to provide us with further help with communicating issues going forward.
Reviewed by 2012
this course could have been cut into half a day with the material we covered. 80% of the day was spent with the instructor talking about his life, and irrelevant things. Although he had a great energy and spirit.... The day was a bit too long. Half day course of basics would have been perfect.
Reviewed by 2012
Instructor was very self-absorbed and spent more time talking about himself than Microsoft Word. We paid a lot of money to take the course and would have benefited from the instructor talking more about Word rather than hearing about his travels, the food he ate, the airbrushing on his daughter's skate board , his clients, how busy and important he is, his hiking plans for the weekend, how his buddy was at his house drinking his scotch, his best friend's battle with colon cancer, his daughter's travel future plans to base camp 2 of Everest, his dogs personalities, his friend in the police force, his upcoming trip to Thailand, and the worst of all....his divorce proceedings. It was such a shame that he knew so much about Word but had a problem actually staying focused and teaching us about it. He had a couple of minutes to complete the material and broke into another story instead, he ran over the 4pm class time frame and never finished going through the material unless people wanted to stay late!
Reviewed by 2012
With all the valuable insights and topics to cover, I feel that this should be a two day course; we only got through half of the course book in the one day. While the rest of the material could be done by self-directed learning, others in my class agreed that they wouldn't have time to learn the rest on their own time. The course description indicated that I would be learning all the material but we simply didn't get that far. The computers, desks, and chairs were certainly not ergonomic. I would encourage the facility to consider this next time they upgrade their equipment & furniture.
Reviewed by 2012
the course seemed to contain quite a bit of project management rather than strictly program operations and fundamentals. could use more hands on with features and abilities of the program
Reviewed by 2012
The class was very rushed. The last few topics we essentially whipped through them but it still provided learning on what I needed to know
Reviewed by 2012
I would have liked to go through the toolbar/ribbon a bit more and learn what each button does.
Reviewed by 2012
The material was presented well. I felt that the pace of the class could have gone faster (but I do have a software developer background so that could be partly the reason). I was hoping to have some time during class, say the last hour or so to work my way through the exercises provided in the binder. I did appreciate the last part on Sharepoint Developer and did like the hands-on approach. Otherwise it was a good course and I felt that it was valuable to me.
Reviewed by 2012
Re: Break Times - could be shorter, especially considering the day/course ended an hour and a half early. For the price and amount of time scheduled for the day, a lot more could be learned/taught/included
Reviewed by 2012
It was hard to see the instructors screen. It was a projector that was turned toward a white board.
Reviewed by 2012
Jason Hall is fantastic and I look forward to taking another course with him. My last experience at New Era was not great; the instructor did not meet our expectations and the computers were not working when we arrived. But Jason made the day fly by and I felt like I learned not only the set curriculum but gained lots of additional presentation skills.
Reviewed by 2012
The instructor in this class was EXCELLENT. I would highly recommend her as she really knew what she was doing and her etaching style was great. AWESOME instuctor.
Reviewed by 2012
The trainer was very knowledgeable and kept the course moving at a great pace. I wish I could take her home with me, so she could help me teach photoshop at the school I work at.
Reviewed by 2012
The course was very helpful and the instructor was very knowledgable and made the effort to make sure all class members were understanding the excersizes and were on the same page. My only complaint is that the computers seemed a little worn out. Throughout the day most students in the class ran into some sort of issue with the computer not working the way it should. And during our practice time closer to the end of the day all the computers started crashing.
Reviewed by 2012
The Instructor was fabulous and is the reason that I truly enjoyed the course.
Reviewed by 2011
Alex was extrememly helpful and knowlegeable.
Reviewed by 2011
The course was excellent, but I felt a little out of my league. The participants in the course were designers and IT people who had used other versions of SharePoint. While I benefited from their questions and comments during the class, I feel "lost" now that I'm back on my own at the office. Perhaps I was in the wrong coarse, but it did say power "user".
Reviewed by 2011
Alex is great!
Reviewed by 2011
Jane is a wonderful teacher! i will gladly take any class she teaches!
Reviewed by 2011
Jane is an excellent teacher! She is very knowledgable and is enthusiastic about the course!
Reviewed by 2011
Very good - presented course material in an engaging way.
Reviewed by 2011
The instructor didn't provide a lot of structure to the class, he just skimmed through the material and didn't go into it very deep. As a result, the class finished up 1.5 h early as well. He tried to add material from PMI (which was missing from the course materials) but this sometimes just made things more confusing. The PMI material should really be in the course material to start with. Otherwise, the instructor was helpful, knowledgeable and had a good demeanor.
Reviewed by 2011
It was informative
Reviewed by 2011
Very good course with a very knowledgeable instructor. Class was at full occupancy and I felt that the class size was too large.
Reviewed by 2011
There were only 4 students so it went fast and we finished early. Personally I would have liked to spend more time practicing. Perhaps some reference to the book and if there were any practice exercises in there that we could use to gain more experience with Visio.
Reviewed by 2011
The course started 40 minutes late because they did not have the correct computers set up for the program. It's like they were not even expecting us. I found it very disorganized. For the price I paid for this course, I expected a more professional presentation.
Reviewed by 2011
Instructor was very soft spoken did not have all the answres but did get answers later in the class.
Reviewed by 2011
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