Enrolments: 277,161

Master Degree and Graduate Certificate Course Enrolments: 7,138

The total number of Master degree and Graduate Certificate enrolments since Charles Sturt University and IT Masters launched our first qualification in 2003.

Short Course Enrolments: 270,023

The total number of enrolments in our free short courses that we offer as a ‘taster’ of what it is like to study via Distance Education with Charles Sturt University.

Free Short Course: Sharepoint 2013 Development

This short course is free to undertake and there are no required textbooks – all reference materials will be free material that can be accessed electronically.

In this course you will cover the first 4 weeks of the subject ITE510 SharePoint Application Development which was part of Charles Sturt University’s Master of Systems Development

Please note that this short course ran in early 2013.  The course materials and examination are still available for those who wish to complete the course at their own pace, however certificates of completion are no longer being issued for this course.

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Very high-level or intensive short course, where prior knowledge or experience is essential. Content may be aimed at high-achieving Masters-level students, or those interested in postgraduate research
Duration5 Weeks
Enrolled2,398 students

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Course Schedule:

Week 1:

Introduction to SharePoint

  You have heard of SharePoint before and you have heard that lots of organisations are using it – but when you ask people exactly what SharePoint is you will find you get a range of different answers. In this session we covered a full run through of what the product is, what features it provides and how it can be used to solve a variety of business requirements. This sets a solid foundation for being able to develop applications for it in the future.

Week 2:

Developing for the SharePoint platform

  In this session we covered what tools you can use to create the various types of solutions for SharePoint and how to go about getting you hands dirty in some code for SharePoint applications and projects.

Week 3:

Creating the web parts for the SharePoint

  Web parts are the building blocks that will allow end users the ability to create their own experiences and applications within SharePoint, so as developers we need to understand the best way to create them and get them in to sites ready for people to use. This session covered how to get you prepared for everything you need to know about web part development.

Week 4:

Building apps for SharePoint 2013 and the App Store

  The latest release of SharePoint includes a public App Store that we can create and publish apps in to. In this session we cover how to create these types of apps and what the requirements are for getting them in to the market place.

Week 5:

Exam Week


A free open-book online test:

  • 40 Multiple Choice Questions – Pass Mark 50%
  • Duration: 1 hour

Course Information Q&A:

Q: What experience do I need to do the course?

No previous academic experience is needed to do this short course however you will need to have a basic knowledge of ASP.NET development, HTML, JavaScript and be familiar with the C# programming language

Q: Who presented the Webinars?

The webinars were presented by SharePoint guru Brian Farnhill. Brian’s LinkedIn profile states,

“Throughout my career I’ve been able to focus on helping customers get more value from their investments in SharePoint, specifically focusing on extending the platform to meet specific customer needs. It’s an area that I’m very passionate about which is why I also help run the Canberra SharePoint User Group, and also run a number of SharePoint Saturday events around Australia to help share my knowledge and skills with those who are interested in SharePoint as well. This has helped me earn the Microsoft MVP award for SharePoint Server for the 4th year in a row, which is a milestone that I am enormously proud of.

I do a lot of work with federal government based clients as I work out of Canberra, and work in most areas of SharePoint but specialise more in web content management for both internal and external SharePoint sites, implementing businesses processes and workflow solutions, developing complex solutions, as well as helping implement improved development and ALM processes for teams of developers working in SharePoint.”

 Q: Will the course qualify me for university credit?

Successful completion of 3 live University Short Courses will award credit for an elective subject. Please note this course is NOT LIVE and will not qualify you for credit.

 Q: Do I get a certificate if I complete the course?

Certificates are no longer being issued for this course, as the official exam sitting time has passed. However you can still sit the exam in your own time to test your knowledge.