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Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 Training Course



Objectives: This course is aimed at those people using SharePoint Designer 2010 to design sites in SharePoint Designer 2010. The main audiences for this course are Web designers, administrators, and developers who use and work with Office SharePoint Server 2010, and want to learn how to customize SharePoint sites without writing code.
Those delegates wishing to develop applications in SharePoint should refer to our other course SharePoint Developer Course. This course covers development in a Visual Studio environment using ASP and C#.

Target Audience: Business Analysts, team administrators and managers, web designers and editors, who need to learn how to create, brand and manage SharePoint 2010 sites.

Pre-Requisites: Delegates should have a knowledge of Web site design and methodologies and should be familiar with SharePoint. An understanding of ASP.NET 2.0 master pages and CSS is helpful, but not required.

Duration: 5 Days

Module 1-Introducing SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint Designer 2010
In this module you will be introduced to the SharePoint Designer 2010 interface, elements, navigation and customization features.

  • Introducing SharePoint Designer 2010
  • Understanding Windows SharePoint Services
  • Understanding Microsoft Office SharePoint Services
  • Working in SharePoint Designer 2010

Module 2 – Differences between SharePoint 2007 and 2010

  • What is SharePoint 2010?
  • The different versions of SharePoint 2010
  • Basic terminology for working with SharePoint 2010
  • Where SharePoint Designer fits in the customisation plan
  • The Design Tools available

Module 3 – Getting Started in SharePoint 2010

  • Constructing Sites
  • Controlling access to SharePoint Designer
  • Controlling access to SharePoint sites
  • Viewing Site Properties in SharePoint Designer

Module 4 – Working with Site Pages

  • Review new work areas of Designer
  • Browse Site Pages
  • Browse Master Pages
  • Browse Lists and Libraries
  • Browse Workflows
  • Browse Content Types
  • Browse Data Sources
  • Browse Entities
  • Explore Site Structure
  • Introduction to page types
  • Edit Modes
  • The Ribbons
  • Versioning
  • Resetting Pages to the site definition

Module 5 – Implementing and working with Content Types
Site content types are key elements of any SharePoint deployment and this module will discuss how to create content types and site columns. Learning objectives for this module are:

  • What are Site content types?
  • What is the difference between the Content Types?
  • What are site columns?
  • Exploring the site column ribbon
  • Special purpose content types
  • Managing content types

Module 6 - Working with Lists and Libraries

  • Creating a List
  • Creating and customising a list view web part
  • Customising a List View Page
  • Modifying a Built In List View Web Part
  • Creating a List View page
  • Modifying a Built In List Form Page
  • Adding list and library data to a page
  • Customizing List Forms
  • XSLT web parts to display information from lists & libraries
  • Merging data from multiple sources
  • Linking data for multiple sources

Module 7 - Browser Based Tools

  • Customising WSS 4.0 and SharePoint 2010 sites & pages
  • Creating and using Templates
  • Working with SharePoint themes
  • Changing the navigation appearance and structure
  • Applying different master pages and CSS to sites
  • Working with page layouts
  • Excel Conversions

Module 8 - Creating and Customising Web Pages

  • Creating a web page
  • Inserting Text, Web Components, Images
  • Creating a Table layout
  • Adding Client Side interactivity
  • Default Pages
  • Resetting a site definition
  • Creating a workspace
  • Creating a web part page
  • Creating a ASP.Net page
  • Inserting a Web Part Zone
  • Adding a Web Part and Web Part Properties
  • Attaching Master Pages
  • Creating a Web Page from a Master Page

Module 9 - Working with Data Views

  • Creating Data Views
  • Customising Data Views
  • An overview of XML
  • Applying Conditional Formatting
  • Using XSLT
  • Allowing Insertions, Deletions, and Updates
  • Using CAML
  • Converting a List View Web Part to a Data View Web Part
  • Deploying Web Parts

Module 10 - Working with Data Sources

  • Using the Data Source Library
  • Working with XML Data
  • Connecting to a RSS Feed XML file
  • Connecting to a RSS Feed Server Side Script
  • Connecting to a XML Web Service
  • Using Linked Sources
  • Displaying the Contents of a List on another Site
  • Connecting Web Parts

Module 11 - Using Controls in Web Pages

  • Inserting and Modifying Controls
  • Using the Standard ASP.NET controls
  • Using ASP.NET Validation controls
  • Using SharePoint Data View Controls
  • Using SharePoint Server Controls

Module 12 - Working with Master Pages

  • Understanding Master Pages
  • Customising a Master Page
  • Changing the Default Master Page
  • Managing Content Placeholders and Content Regions
  • Creating a Master Page
  • Resetting a Master Page to the Site Definition

Module 13 - Changing the Look and Feel of Pages using Cascading Style Sheets

  • CSS Primer
  • Understanding the CSS and Colour Coding Options
  • Identifying Styles in Cascading Style Sheets
  • Creating, Modifying and Deleting Styles
  • Using the Style Application Tool Bar
  • Creating and Attaching CSS Files
  • Understanding CSS inheritance in SharePoint
  • Using CSS reports

Module 14 - Managing Web Content in the SharePoint 2010 Environment

  • Understanding Web Content
  • Management Enhancements
  • Understanding the Page Model
  • Creating a Page Model
  • Modifying a Page Layout
  • Restoring an Earlier Version of a Page Layout
  • Detaching and Reattaching a Page Layout

Module 15 – Analysing Business Processes for workflow
This module covers determining the needs of a business workflow and using Visio 2010 to design that process. You will look at how to utilize the Visio product to start creating and continue developing in SharePoint Designer. Learning objectives for this module are:

  • Automating business processes
  • Designing workflows using Visio 2010
    Processing workflows

Module 16 - Managing and Extending Workflows
In this module we discuss extending the built-in SharePoint workflows, custom actions and associating them with additional lists or content types. Learning objectives for this module are:

  • Customizing the out-of-the-box SharePoint workflows
  • Applying workflows to content types

Module 17 - Building a Windows SharePoint Services Application (presentation only)

  • Customising a site
  • Site Definitions, Features and Solution Files Primer
  • Creating a Site Template
  • Exploring a Site Template
  • Testing a Site Template Solution

Module 18 - Managing SharePoint Sites

  • Configuring Contributer Settings
  • Identifying Contributer Settings
  • Creating Reports
  • Backing up and Restoring Sites
  • Exporting and Importing Sites
  • Copying Lists and Libraries Between Sites
  • Copying Documents Between Sites

Module 19 - Understanding Usability and Accessibility

  • Understanding Usability Issues
  • Choosing Colour schemes
  • Understanding Accessibility standards and Legal Issues
  • The Accessibility Kit for SharePoint
  • Generating Accessibility Reports
  • Generating other SharePoint Designer Reports


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