While many companies are anticipating the release of the Microsoft enterprise content management platform SharePoint 2010, one nonprofit ECM association is offering certification programs to keep enterprises ahead of the learning curve that comes with the new product.
AIIM, a nonprofit ECM industry association, recently launched the SharePoint Certificate Program, based on best practices identified from its 65,000-member community. Attendees will take classes how to share and manage information on SharePoint 2010 and will take an online tests to determine designation as practitioner, specialist or master.
The nonprofit says that although Microsoft offers technical training for SharePoint, it offers focused strategy on metadata, content types, templates and taxonomies to share and manage information effectively.
"The new SharePoint course provides the knowledge that IT and information management professionals need in order to understand the components necessary for managing information on the new SharePoint 2010 platform, including an administrative and content governance framework," said David Quackenbush, president of Gimmal Group, which funded the AIIM course development.
The upcoming release of SharePoint 2010 is slated for May 12, 2010. Microsoft president Stephen Elop will deliver a keynote speech on the day of the release to explain the advantages of the new ECM platform.