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SharePoint Designer 2007 Training Course


Objectives: his course is aimed at those people using SharePoint Designer 2007 to design sites in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS 3.0) and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS). The course is for designers who do not want to create sites using web code such as HTML or ASP. The course does contain code concepts so that delegates can see where these interact. The course starts at a foundation level covering the basic topics of SharePoint, the browser based tools available in SharePoint and an overview of the key features of SharePoint Designer. Those delegates wishing to develop applications in SharePoint should refer to our other SharePoint Developer Course which covers development in a Visual Studio environment using ASP and C#.

Target Audience: 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.

Pre-Requisites: Anyone who wants to build powerful, custom solutions with SharePoint Designer. Familiarity with Web concepts is assumed. A basic knowledge of Windows SharePoint Services is helpful but not required.

Duration: 5 Days

Module 1: Introducing SharePoint and SharePoint Designer
  • Introducing SharePoint Designer
  • Understanding Windows SharePoint Services
  • Understanding Microsoft Office SharePoint Services
  • Working in SharePoint Designer
  • Upgrading to SharePoint 2007 - issues

Module 2: Browser Based Tools

  • Customising WSS or MOSS sites and pages
  • Creating and using Templates
  • Working with SharePoint themes
  • Changing the navigation appearance and structure
  • Adding and positioning Web Parts
  • Creating and customizing lists
  • Working with SharePoint publishing features
  • Approving and publishing pages
  • Management of content
  • Working with document libraries and Web Parts
  • Document conversions
  • Creating new pages and adding content
  • Applying different master pages and CSS to sites
  • Working with page layouts
  • Excel Conversions

Module 3: Working with SharePoint Designer

  • SharePoint Designer Workspace
  • Toolbars
  • Task Panes
  • Creating a SharePoint Site Hierarchy
  • Deleting a SharePoint Site
  • Publishing Site Templates
  • Best Practices in naming URLs

Module 4: 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 5: 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

Module 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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 9: 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 10: 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 11: Managing Web Content in a SharePoint Server (MOSS) 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 12: Understanding and working with Workflows

  • How workflows can benefit your existing business processes
  • Understanding the types of workflows you can create via the browser
  • SharePoint default workflows Types
  • Publishing Workflows
  • Collect Feedback
  • Approval workflow
  • Disposition Approval
  • Three-state Workflows
  • Collecting Signatures Workflow
  • Content type workflows
  • Viewing Site collection workflow status
  • Creating a Workflow in SharePoint browser window
  • Creating a Workflow in SharePoint Designer
  • Comparing Workflows in SharePoint Designer and Visual Studio 2005
  • Using Conditions and Actions
  • Verifying and Deploying a Workflow
  • Modifying a Workflow
  • Creating a Multi Step Workflow
  • Options for creating more advanced workflows
  • Administering workflows

Module 13: Building a Windows SharePoint Services Application

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

Module 14: 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 15: 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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