Is Microsoft Sharepoint hard to learn?
June 19, 2014 3:17 PM Subscribe
Or is it easy enough to learn that I could learn it in a couple of weeks for a job?
posted by thesnowyslaps to Work & Money (15 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I am filling out an application for a job that fits my profile really well. A large part of the job looks like it will involve data management, which actually sounds great to me. This is not high-level data management, of course. I don't do programming or real database design. However, a large part of what I did for my previous job included working with and eventually learning to make some kind of complex updates to the design of a Microsoft Access database. This job is asking for experience with Sharepoint, however. I only have a vague notion of what it even is in the first place. At my last job, we were considering using Sharepoint, but it was an ongoing debate/discussion when I left two years ago to go to graduate school.
Is Sharepoint something that is relatively easy to learn? I hesitate to say that I know it when I don't, but I do have basic computer proficiency and actually greatly enjoy figuring out complex Excel formulas and enjoyed the Access design. Do you think it would be a big thing if I didn't have direct Sharepoint experience, if I could demonstrate an affinity for data management elsewhere? This is a federal job application that is asking direct questions about my proficiency in Sharepoint, fyi. (Actually if you have any comments on the difficulty of MS Project as well, it is also asking about that . . .)