Critical Path Training is a joint venture between SharePoint MVPs Ted Pattison and Andrew Connell. They are dedicated to educating Professional Developers, Designers, IT Professionals and Information Workers on how to become successful with Microsoft's SharePoint Products and Technologies.
Critical Path Training offers instructor-led training classes in first class training facilities across the United States and via private onsite engagements. They reach many other customers throughout the world by offering online versions of their most popular SharePoint training classes. Critical Path Training instructors include the biggest names in SharePoint education: Scot Hillier, Asif Rehmani, Maurice Prather, David Mann, Matthew McDermott and John Holliday.
Critical Path Training conduct extensive research and author the SharePoint industry's most in-depth training. They provide students with an objective viewpoint and key insights about the architecture as well as best practices and essential coding techniques.
Great SP Adventure training was more valuable
Great training delivers exaclty what is needed by real world developers.
Several online courses
Best SharPoint Training Out there for Admins
Critical Path is the best. We tried 3 other companies. We ended up teaching them about SharePoint. Our guys are top-notch SharePoint admins already, so we needed the best of the best. These guys are it. Microsoft actually recommended them to us. 5 stars across the board.
Part of my job role as an Evangelist at Microsoft is to help customers envision the possibilities when using our technologies. MOSS has a huge surface area, and I was admittedly weak on the publishing aspects of MOSS and how to leverage its WCM capabilities. Andrew Connell (AC) did a fantastic job of ensuring the entire class had a common baseline for understanding MOSS and the feature sets that the class would focus on. There was enough background material to help the class quickly familiarize with concepts that the rest of the class built upon, such as building custom features and application pages.
The class moved quickly from common SharePoint developer concepts to specific publishing concepts, such as extending an application and creating a new publishing site. AC wasted no time in moving to the parts of the course that I found most valuable: page layouts, field types, and extending the authoring experience. Unlike other courses I have attended that don't seem to get to the good stuff until the course is almost over, AC focused on concepts particular to publishing scenarios the entire time... yet the material is applicable outside of publishing as well.
Even when topics apply broadly across many scenarios, AC stayed on topic and continually reinforced the applicability in WCM scenarios. His demos were entertaining and engaging, often with humor sprinkled in. When attendees (most of which had previous real world SharePoint experience) would launch difficult edge-case questions at AC, I was impressed that he almost always had an answer backed by experience on a project. When he didn't, he was able to come up with the answer in a matter of minutes.
This was a very enjoyable class for me, and I highly recommend it to anyone with a solid background in ASP.NET development and a moderate familiarity with SharePoint. AC takes concepts and explains them down to a detailed level, making it easy for ASP.NET developers to understand the translation of terms into the SharePoint environment.
The Great SharePoint Adventure. Good as advertised
This is the second class that I have taken with the Ted Pattison Group. Both times I came away extremely happy with both the course content and the instructor as well. I took an earlier WSS class with David Mann. It was his first time teaching any class. David taught the class like an old pro. It was great.
When I felt that it was time to really drive things home and fill in the blanks, I took the Great Adventure class with Ted Pattison as the instructor. It was everything that I exepcted it to be (which was a lot) and more. I highly recommend the Ted Pattision Group if you need to learn SharePoint.
Should I need furter training I will not hesitate to sign up for anothe course from the Ted Pattison Group.
Andrew Connell WCM Class
Im am not someone that could ever consider a developer by any means but Andrew and the fine folks at TPG extended to me an invitation to sit in on his class earlier this year.
What i took away from attending this class was a deeper respect for those that develop. The class was amazing and not at all stuffy as you can sometimes find in a training course. This is all due to Andrews unique personality and his breadth of knowledge when it comes to not only development but everything related to Publishing with WCM. Andrew actually made development seem interesting to me and at the end of the course I was actually able to open up Visual Studio and add up some code. For those that know me this is no small feat.
If you are a developer and you are looking to start developing with WCM I highly recommend this course.
Thank you AC!!