Due to the fact that it is a technology program that can grow to encompass the day-to-day functions of companies in virtually any industry, many IT professionals will never work with a program that is more complex than Microsoft SharePoint. However, those who succeed at mastering the basics of this essential business program can then leverage this knowledge to gain exciting employment opportunities at fast-growing companies or Fortune 500 conglomerates.
In a recent article from CMSWire written by Mark Rackley, a software developer with more than 17 years of experience, the author noted that by simply taking one training course, reading a book or attending some events, job seekers will likely not be able to get all the tools they require.
That said, those who do take the time to look at online course catalogs and select online classes that deal specifically with SharePoint will likely be able to find the initial training that they need to begin mastering the program. After this, IT job seekers may be able to fulfill the three steps that Rackley details in his article, learning the program's language, structure and basics.
"Before you can even hope to start adding value as a SharePoint developer you need to be comfortable in the environment," Rackley wrote. "Make sure you can do everything an ordinary user can. Create a site. Create lists. Play with list views, site permissions and the out-of-the-box workflows."
By taking certain courses, however, aspiring IT professionals may be able to acquire these building blocks. For example, the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Site Collection and Site Administration course can teach individuals how to create and modify objects, understand governance and site levels, improve the system's built-in search and plan principals.