SharePoint - Basic Introduction to SharePoint

This course will help you become familiar with the SharePoint environment, browsing and navigating sites through a hands-on experience. You will learn how to access SharePoint using a browser or directly through Microsoft Office. Use SharePoint to collaborate within a team. Organise and manage documents, events, lists and other items. You will also learn how to create sites with both public and private areas, and how to search for information in a portal site.

Target Audience

Basic SharePoint end users.


The aim of this course is to provide you with the knowledge required by an end-user of Microsoft SharePoint. 

This course will help you meet the following objectives: understand SharePoint concepts; share information with individuals, departments or teams; create and maintain SharePoint lists and libraries; use various tools to maintain content in a SharePoint site.



Basic Understanding and Overview

  • Working with SharePoint
  • SharePoint Structure
  • Navigating Sites
  • Using the Ribbon
  • Searching for documents or people


  • What is My Site?
  • My Profile
  • Colleague Tracker
  • My Links
  • Introduction
  • Manage Documents
  • Work with Documents
  • Document Properties
  • Wiki Libraries

Document Libraries

  • Creating Lists
  • Using Columns (Metadata)
  • Creating Views
  • Using Personalised Views
  • Check Out/In
  • Document Versioning
  • Alerts


  • Creating Lists
  • Events / Calendar Lists
  • Task Lists
  • Project Tasks Lists
  • Contacts List
  • Sorting items
  • Filtering items
  • Working with Columns


  • Creating Wiki Pages
  • Using wiki links
  • Hyperlinks to other pages
  • Hyperlinks to external web sites
  • Images
  • Using buttons
  • Web part basics

Course Testimonials

"A friendly welcoming training company who put us at ease. Comfortable learning environment. Trainer with good knowledge." - Functional Skills Tutor, Sutton & District Training - February 2017 .
"The course was delivered well. much of the information will have to be researched when, I get back to the office and in front of a computer. I am quite happy that I attended, unexpected elements such as image storage and database,management were covered." - Teacher, Sutton & District Training - February 2017 .
"Spent the day learning very useful information which we could extrapolate and use for our own companies processes. The staff were friendly and professional and treated us splendidly with refreshments and lunch." - Administrator, Sutton & District Training - February 2017 .
"I found the course really good and easy to follow, it wasn't too long and was delivered in bite size chucks to enable me to take in what was being said. I already had some knowledge in SharePoint but with what I learnt yesterday it just puts it all together. Andrew was very helpful as were all the staff there and I felt really looked after." - Caroline, Centronic Ltd.
"Very clear, concise and understandable." - Business Admin Apprentice, Sutton & District Training - February 2017 .