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USPJ Academy

Summary

  • On-Demand/Online
  • SharePoint Exclusive
  • Certifications
Categories
  • Administrators
  • Developers
  • Architects
  • Power Users
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Instructors/Authors
Marc Anderson, Bjorn Furknap, Laura Docherty, Mike Watson, John Keadle
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USPJ Academy is an independent online university teaching SharePoint to developers, administrators, and business users of all skill levels. They provide both non-degree and degree studies, utilizing the latest technology to ensure your learning experience is as efficient as possible.

USPJ Academy is for working adults or aspiring students looking to really dive into the collaborative platform from Microsoft. They have a running open admissions policy so you can start learning SharePoint even if you have no prior formal education, all for one low monthly price.

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Average user rating from: 3 user(s)

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3.5
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3.5  (3)
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3.5  (3)
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3.5  (3)
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USPJ Academy 2013-04-07 23:18:11 Jim Lennox
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Reviewed by Jim Lennox    April 07, 2013

Do they exist

I paid for a Data View WebPart course 5 days ago and all the links are broken. I have sent support multiple emails without so much as an acknowledgement. I know some of the people who were associated with this and they are top notch. So I must ask is it still in business. If it is then acknowledge the issue and let me know when it will be fixed.

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Courses Taken (if applies)
I have taken no courses. I paid for the Data View WebPart course as a self-paced class and all of the links are broken and I cannot pursue the class.
Your Job Function
SharePoint Architect
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USPJ Academy 2011-06-17 21:41:03 Matthew P. Bramer
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Reviewed by Matthew P. Bramer    June 17, 2011

My USPJA Experiences

I didn't know what to expect when joining the USPJA, but I have to say, its been very impressive. The in-depth knowledge of the instructors is really what makes this academy much different from other training methods I've been exposed to.

Money is a big factor when it comes to training. I had been denied in the past for SharePoint training due to budget constraints. When the CFO noticed the cost of the Academy, I knew it'd be a no-brainer.

Put the costs to the side for a moment and consider whom you'll be learning from. That was another deciding factor for me. I was already reading these instructors blogs and using their techniques in my daily work. Why not learn directly from them?

Another feature I love about the Academy is; all of the content is ready for download. So if you are going to be tied up and will not be able to login, you can download the materials (and keep them) whenever you want.

Much like Peter, I too have been a student from the very beginning and I plan on being one for a very long time. It's the best SharePoint training I know of.

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Courses Taken (if applies)
DVWP, jQuery, SharePoint Web Services, SharePoint 2010 Workflow, SharePoint Admin 101
Instructor(s) (if applies)
Marc Anderson, Bjorn Furuknap, Laura Docherty
Location
Online
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Other
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USPJ Academy 2011-05-05 15:24:20 Peter van den Berg
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5.0
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5.0
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Reviewed by Peter van den Berg    May 05, 2011

My experience as a student of the USPJ Academy

For a year now, I have been involved in the USPJ Academy. First in the piloting phase, now in the ‘real’ phase.
The main reasons I got involved in this Academy was the low costs, the ability to study in my own time, next to my work and improving on several SharePoint skills thus becoming a better SharePoint Consultant/developer.

Based on the courses I have followed, I can only say that this academy is really excellent. Traditional teaching includes going to a 5 days course, getting overloaded with information for 40 hours. The next weeks you don’t have time to spend on this new learned stuff and quickly you forget things. The USPA Academy has introduced a new type of learning: the online collaborative courses. This type of courses includes learning the new stuff in an average of 6 weeks, where you not only learn things, but also through collaborating with fellow students, make assignments. A weeks studying includes watching videos, reading articles, answering forums assignments and making individual and team assignments. And the nice thing is that you can do this in your own time, whether that’s during the day, in the evening or at midnight. You just have to finish your weekly assignments before the deadline.
The nice thing is, because you do the studying next to your ‘normal’ work, the learning experience is much in tenser for me than ‘traditional’ courses. Next to this, because of the input of fellow students, the learning experiences is much greater. In several courses I was able to use what I’ve learned during the course, put the practice in my daily work. Thus making me much more profitable for my company. Next to the collaborating courses, there are also self paced courses. These self paced course are for students who want to take a course without all the assignments and collaborative stuff with fellow students.

Next to the courses the student is following, you have access to all courses materials, like instruction videos, webinars, PDF e-books, articles and… you are able to communicate on a daily basis with the various teachers like Bjorn Furuknap, Marc D Anderson, Christina Wheeler and Laura Dochtery. The USPJ Academy provides in demo SharePoint environments based on the Amazon platform for students how don’t have their own SharePoint images. What also is very cool is that you get to meet fellow students from all over the world, making it a very international Academy.

I do recommend people to try this type of learning. It’s really ‘2011’, the costs are low compared to ‘traditional’ courses and if it not suits you, you can always quit the next month.

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Courses Taken (if applies)
Enhancing the User Experience with jQuery
Introducing SharePoint 2010 for Developers
SharePoint Designer 2010 Workflow
Beginning SharePoint Development
Data View Web Part Basics
Instructor(s) (if applies)
Bjorn Furuknap
Marc D Anderson
Location
The Netherlands
Your Job Function
SharePoint Architect
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