Course 50208A:

Learn Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 Step by Step, Level 2

Length:1 Days
Published:February 02, 2009
Language(s):English
Audience(s):Information Workers
Level:100
Technology:Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007
Type:Course
Delivery Method:Instructor-led (classroom)
About this Course
This one-day instructor-led course provides students with an overview of some of the features and functionality of Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007.
Audience Profile
This course is intended for information workers who want to learn intermediate-level SharePoint Designer 2007 skills.
At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will know how to display content from an external data source on a SharePoint site, and how to work with many types of data sources including XML and RSS. Students will know how to insert HTML controls, ASP.NET controls, and SharePoint controls on SharePoint site pages. Specifically, they will be able to:
  • Understand master pages.
  • Attach a master page.
  • Create a Web page from a master page.
  • Customize a master page.
  • Change the default master page.
  • Manage content placeholders and content regions.
  • Reset a master page to the site definition.
  • Understand CSS and color-coding options.
  • Identify styles in cascading style sheets.
  • Create, modify, and delete styles.
  • Use the Style Application toolbar.
  • Create and attach CSS files.
  • Understand CSS inheritance in SharePoint.
  • Use CSS reports.
  • Understand site definitions and templates.
  • Create a site template.
  • Explore a site template.
  • Test a site template solution.
  • Configure Contributor Settings.
  • Identify Contributor Settings.
  • Create reports.
  • Back up and restore sites.
  • Export and import sites.
  • Copy lists and libraries between sites.
  • Copy documents between sites.
  • Understand usability issues.
  • Choose color schemes.
  • Understand accessibility standards and legal issues.
  • Generate accessibility reports.
  • Generate compatibility reports.
Course OutlineModule 1: Master Pages
This module explains what master pages are and how to work with them.
Lessons
  • Understanding Master Pages
  • Attaching a Master Page
  • Creating a Web Page from a Master Page
  • Customizing a Master Page
  • Changing the Default Master Page
  • Manage content placeholders and content regions.
  • Reset a master page to the site definition.
  • Explore a site's default master page.
  • Attach a master page.
  • Create a customizable ASP.NET page from a master page.
  • Change the default master page.
  • Work with content placeholders on the master page and on the content page.
  • Reset a customized master page to the site definition.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Understand the structure of master pages.
  • Attach and customize master pages.
  • Create customizable ASP.NET pages from master pages.
  • Change the default master page.
  • Manage content placeholders and content regions.
  • Reset a master page to the site definition.
Module 2: Cascading Style Sheets
This module provides an overview of the Page Editor Options dialog box. It also explains how to identify styles used on sites, and how to work with styles. It explains how to work with the Style Application toolbar and with CSS files. Finally, it explores core.css and default master page.
Lessons
  • Understanding CSS and Color-Coding Options
  • Identifying Styles in Cascading Style Sheets
  • Creating, Modifying, and Deleting Styles
  • Using the Style Application Toolbar
  • Creating and Attaching CSS Files
  • Understanding CSS Inheritance in SharePoint
  • Using CSS Reports
  • Explore the Page Editor Options dialog box.
  • Identify styles used on a site.
  • Work with styles.
  • Work with the Style Application toolbar.
  • Attach a CSS file to a page.
  • Examine core.css and default.master
  • Validate the default master page.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Work with the Page Editor Options dialog box.
  • Identify styles used on sites and work with styles.
  • Work with the Style Application toolbar.
  • Work with CSS files.
  • Understand CSS inheritance.
  • Use CSS reports to validate pages on sites.
Module 3: Site Definitions and Templates
This module provides an overview of site definitions and templates, and how to use them, such as creating and exploring site templates and testing site template solutions.
Lessons
  • Understanding Site Definitions and Templates
  • Creating a Site Template
  • Exploring a Site Template
  • Testing a Site Template Solution
  • Create a site template.
  • Save and explore a site template.
  • Create and test a site based on a site template.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Work with site templates.
  • Test site template solutions.
Module 4: SharePoint Site Management
This module explains how to configure and identify Contributor Settings; create reports; back up, restore, export, and import sites; and copy lists, libraries, and documents between sites.
Lessons
  • Configuring Contributor Settings
  • Identifying Contributor Settings
  • Creating Reports
  • Backing Up and Restoring Sites
  • Exporting and Importing Sites
  • Copying Lists and Libraries Between Sites
  • Copying Documents Between Sites
  • Create and configure a Contributor group.
  • Identify the permissions assigned to users of a Contributor group.
  • Explore the site-management reports.
  • Back up and restore a site.
  • Use an exported site as the basis for a new site.
  • Import a subset of a site.
  • Copy a document to another site.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Create, configure, and identify Contributor Settings.
  • Create reports.
  • Back up, restore, export, and import sites.
  • Copy list, libraries, and documents between sites.
Module 5: Usability and Accessibility
This module identifies usability issues and describes how to address these issues, choose color schemes that are user friendly, ensure that your site meets accessibility standards, and explains how to generate accessibility and compatibility reports.
Lessons
  • Understanding Usability Issues
  • Choosing Color Schemes
  • Understanding Accessibility Standards and Legal Issues
  • Generating Accessibility Reports
  • Generating Compatibility Reports
  • Identify usability issues.
  • Check the usability of a color scheme.
  • Use the Accessibility Checker.
  • Generate an accessibility report.
  • Generate a compatibility report.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Understand usability issues.
  • Choose a user-friendly color scheme.
  • Adhere to accessibility standards and legal issues.
  • Generate accessibility and compatibility reports.
Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Basic computer knowledge, such as keyboard and mouse skills.
  • Basic file-management skills. The student should know how to navigate to folders and files on a computer running Windows Vista.
Before attending this course, students should complete Course 50207A, Learning Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 Step by Step, Level 1, or be able to:
  • Use SharePoint Designer to carry out common tasks.
  • Explore a SharePoint site, a Web page, and the SharePoint Designer workspace.
  • Use toolbars and task panes.
  • Create a SharePoint site hierarchy.
  • Delete a SharePoint site.
  • Insert text, ScreenTips, hyperlinks, Web components, and images.
  • Add client-side interactivity.
  • Create a table layout.
  • Create a Basic Meeting Workspace site.
  • Create a Web Part page by using a browser.
  • Create an ASP.NET page.
  • Change the default page for a Web site.
  • Delete a Web page.
  • Create a list.
  • Modify a built-in List View page or List Form page.
  • Create a List View page.
  • Create and customize a List View Web Part.
  • Insert a Web Part zone.
  • Add a Web Part and modify Web Part properties.
In addition, students should understand the following products, services, and concepts:
  • SharePoint Designer and Windows SharePoint Services.
  • The relationship between Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Server 2007.
  • Complications of upgrading customized SharePoint sites.
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