SharePoint Administration Fundamentals

Learn how to customise and configure SharePoint team sites, document libraries and security permissions to suit your team’s needs. 

This course explores essential tools and techniques that SharePoint administrators need to utilise to effectively manage their team sites. The course is relevant to any SharePoint admin, from small project sites to large school or unit site collections. Topics include: setting up properties, enabling sorting and filtering through views, permission fundamentals and customising site design.

Successful completion of the course will lead to the  SharePoint Administrator digital badge.  This digital badge certifies your skills. The badge will be recorded in your staff record of learning and can be integrated into digital CVs (e.g. LinkedIn) as evidence of your digital capabilities.

Target Audience

​Staff who are, or may in future be, administrators of a SharePoint team site. This may include school/unit administrators, business support personnel, project leaders and team managers.


​You should first complete the Managing Shared Documents with SharePoint course, or have equivalent knowledge before enrolling on this course.

I found the course very useful. I was familiar with the subject area but learnt some useful things around creating and personalising team sites on sharepoint that I wasn't previously aware.

Course Structure

The course consists primarily of two, half-day face-to-face training sessions. Each session is approximately 3 hours in length, for a total of 6 hours. The sessions are very hands-on with a series of practice projects that are to be completed.

Session I - Security and Permissions -  the first session explores the importance of maintaining a secure SharePoint environment and how to do so effectively through permission levels, inheritance and groups.

Session II - Administering Sites and Libraries -  in the second session you will learn how to create and customise team sites and how to organise document libraries to suit your team.

To help develop your skills you will have access to a range of resources:

  • a Learning Pool module that hosts the course materials
  • Support+ from Combined Knowledge; a series of "how-to" text and video guides for SharePoint
  • a SharePoint "sandbox" site, to experiment with SharePoint, and a realistic practice site
  • a Panopto video recording of the training session

To complete the course and gain the SharePoint Administrator digital badge, you are required to complete the face-to-face training and pass a project based assessment, which is a series of SharePoint administration tasks that need to be completed in a realistic SharePoint 2016 environment.

Estimated amount of learning time:

  • Classroom teaching: 6 hours
  • Practice projects: 1 - 3 hours

For a total of between 7 - 9 hours.

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Specific Learning Outcomes

​By the end of the session trainees should be able to:

  • Administer SharePoint document libraries by creating, modifying and deleting libraries.
  • Configure properties, columns and views to help better organise document libraries.
  • Grant users appropriate permissions to a team site to ensure data is kept securely.
  • Construct an appropriate security structure for team sites, sub-sites and document libraries by using permission inheritance and SharePoint groups.
  • Customise a team site by adding site-specific text, images and web parts
  • Configure a team site's navigation options.

Digital Badge Certification

The SharePoint Administrator digital badge is issued by Cardiff Metropolitan University through the Your Acclaim platform.

Earners of the SharePoint Administrator badge are able to effectively configure and customise SharePoint team sites to suit the needs of their team. They understand the importance of maintaining a secure SharePoint environment and are able to do so through permission levels, inheritance and groups. SharePoint Administrators are able to customise team sites by editing homepages and site navigation options. They are able to organise document libraries through columns, views and library settings.