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SP-301 - Designing SharePoint Sites with SharePoint Designer 2007

Duration: 2 days
Course Price: $995

Course Overview

This two-day, instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills that are needed to start using and working with building and designing sites in SharePoint 2007 with SharePoint Designer 2007. This course has been designed to introduce students to how SharePoint Designer 2007 interacts with SharePoint 2007, view and understand the tools and interface and the use of the tool with designing SharePoint 2007 sites.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for Power Users, Site Designers, Site Managers and IT Professionals who work with SharePoint 2007 and have built, customized and regularly use either Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the purpose and use of SharePoint Designer 2007 in relation to designing and customizing SharePoint 2007 sites
  • Identify and describe basic features of a SharePoint Designer 2007
  • Navigate and locate tools and features within SharePoint Designer 2007
  • Understand and customize SharePoint sites through SharePoint Designer 2007
  • Describe, define and manage the functions of web design applied through SharePoint Designer 2007
  • Manage SharePoint sites from a designer perspective through SharePoint Designer 2007

Microsoft Certified Professional Exams

There is no corresponding Microsoft Certified Professional exam for this course.

Course Overview

This two-day, instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills that are needed to start using and working with building and designing sites in SharePoint 2007 with SharePoint Designer 2007. This course has been designed to introduce students to how SharePoint Designer 2007 interacts with SharePoint 2007, view and understand the tools and interface and the use of the tool with designing SharePoint 2007 sites.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for Power Users, Site Designers, Site Managers and IT Professionals who work with SharePoint 2007 and have built, customized and regularly use either Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the purpose and use of SharePoint Designer 2007 in relation to designing and customizing SharePoint 2007 sites
  • Identify and describe basic features of a SharePoint Designer 2007
  • Navigate and locate tools and features within SharePoint Designer 2007
  • Understand and customize SharePoint sites through SharePoint Designer 2007
  • Describe, define and manage the functions of web design applied through SharePoint Designer 2007
  • Manage SharePoint sites from a designer perspective through SharePoint Designer 2007

Microsoft Certified Professional Exams

There is no corresponding Microsoft Certified Professional exam for this course.

Prerequisites

Before attending this training course, students must have:
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows XP.
  • Working knowledge of Office System 2003 products
  • Understanding of web sites and using web browsers such as Internet Explorer
  • Knowledge of previous versions of SharePoint is not required

Course Outline

Module 1: Getting Started with the SharePoint Designer Environment

This module explains the basic layout of the SharePoint Designer 2007 interface and how it interacts with SharePoint 2007.
  • Explore the SharePoint Designer Interface
  • Customize the SharePoint Designer Interface
  • Get Help in SharePoint Designer

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the basic layout and elements involved with SharePoint Designer 2007
  • Define and describe how SharePoint Designer 2007 interacts with SharePoint 2007

Module 2: Creating a Subsite

This module explains how to create and access subsites using SharePoint Designer 2007, including examining the basic site look and feel elements related to Master Pages and Content Pages.
  • Create a Page Layout
  • Create a Master Page
  • Modify a Page Layout

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify and define how SharePoint Designer 2007 creates and accesses sites in SharePoint 2007
  • Define the purpose and use of a Master Page
  • Define the purpose and use of a Content Page
  • Create and configure Master Pages and Content Pages through SharePoint Designer 2007

Module 3: Adding SharePoint Components to the Site

Because Lists and Libraries are primary containers for content inside a SharePoint site, the ability to manipulate this outside the browser and with no-code solutions becomes an important aspect of what site design is managed through SharePoint Designer 2007. This module examines how Lists, Libraries and Web Parts are all used to enhance and populate SharePoint sites.
  • Add Lists and Libraries to a Site
  • Work with Web Parts

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create and customize lists and libraries through SharePoint Designer 2007
  • Customize list forms and list views through SharePoint Designer 2007
  • Add and customize web parts in SharePoint site pages through SharePoint Designer 2007

Module 4: Working with Cascading Style Sheets

This module explains how consistent formatting is handled through Cascading Style Sheets, including examining what kinds of CSS files are available and customizable, and creating external style sheets for specific customization use.

Lessons

  • Introduction to CSS
  • Create an External Style Sheet
  • Create Internal Styles
  • Modify External Style Sheet

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose and function of Cascading Style Sheets for formatting HTML
  • Define and describe the key elements for styling SharePoint 2007 sites
  • Create and customize Cascading Style Sheets for customized look and feel
  • Examine and manage Cascading Style Sheets available in a SharePoint site

Module 5: Using SharePoint Site Templates

This module explains how to take SharePoint Designer 2007 sites and repurpose them as templates inside an existing SharePoint 2007 hierarchy, as well as examine how to revert system pages to an uncustomized state for better performance.
  • Open an Existing Subsite and Create a New Web Page from an Existing Template
  • Save a Customized Page
  • Revert a Customized Page
  • Save a Customized Site as a SharePoint Site Template

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify and define a customized site or page inside SharePoint through SharePoint Designer 2007
  • Save a customized site as a SharePoint Template

Module 6: Integrating Data Sources

This module describes how SharePoint can access and display information from a non-SharePoint source through SharePoint pages through web parts. This module examines how Data Sources are defined and stored for a site collection, and how Data Form Web Parts are used to view and access such data sources.
  • Implementing Data Sources and Displaying Data in Data Views
  • Access a Data Source
  • Import Data into a Data View
  • Update the Data View Presentation
  • Work with the Data View Command

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify and define the methods available for SharePoint to access external content
  • Create and customize local Data Sources for consumption inside a SharePoint Site
  • Create and customize views of data through Data Form Web Parts

Module 7: Advanced Data Integration Using SharePoint Designer 2007

This module explains how to manage data source displays through linking data sources as well as different types of data sources available, as well as examine how Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT) can be used to enhance and format Extensible Markup Language (XML)-based data.

  • Move Data View Web Parts to Different Web part Zones
  • Displaying Data from a Linked Data Source in a Data View
  • Reference and Consume a Web Service
  • Display XML Data with XSLT

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create and merge data from disparate data sources
  • Manage and customize XML based data through XSLT

Module 8: Automating Business Process with Workflows

This module examines the available business process system inherent in SharePoint 2007 and enhanced through SharePoint Designer 2007 through Declarative Workflows.

  • Create a Workflow
  • Modify a Workflow

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe and define how workflows work in SharePoint 2007 sites
  • Create and customize workflows through SharePoint Designer 2007

Module 9: Update Workflows Using SharePoint Designer 2007

Deployed workflows through SharePoint Designer 2007 may need updating or reconfiguration according to changing business needs. This module examines how to configure, disable and remove workflows through SharePoint Designer 2007.

  • Opening an Modifying an Existing Workflow
  • Deploy and Test the Custom Workflow

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Access and manage deployed workflows through SharePoint Designer 2007
  • Update and manage workflows for business process changes

Module 10: Administering a SharePoint Site Using SharePoint Designer 2007

This module describes some of the management related issues specifically affecting site design and customization, and what tools SharePoint Designer 2007 provides for better management.

  • Configure Contributor Settings
  • Generate Usability Reports
  • Optimize the HTML for a SharePoint Site
  • Spell Check a SharePoint Site
  • Backup and Restore a SharePoint Site

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure and limit access to non-designers and others
  • Generate and review reports related to usability and usage
  • Manage and optimize HTML and web page use in a SharePoint site
  • Move site content through content migration packages

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