Unofficial Sitecore 8 Training Webinar Series – Full Curriculum

We got a lot of requests to post our plan and here goes. This is what we have in mind for now. Depending on how popular these are we will add more.

Here is the list of webinars that are planned (Each training session will last 2 hours. Will be focused and we will take questions.):

1. Agenda (306 registered)

  1. Overview
    • What is a Content Management System?
    • What is Sitecore?
    • Infrastructure perspective
    • Author perspective
    • Developer perspective
  2. Installation
    • Requirements
    • Download and Install Sitecore from dev.sitecore.net
    • SIM
  3. Developing Sitecore
    • MVC – what MVC? ya mean Sitecore MVC?
    • Structure
    • Presentation (View & Controller Rendering)
    • Templates and Inheritance
    • Standard Values
    • Data binding
  4. API
    • Basic Sitecore API
    • A Demo on rendering a simple menu (participants are encouraged to follow along with the demo on their machines)

 

2. Agenda (257 Registered)

  1. Tour of Sitecore admin console (Content Editor, Media Library and Workbox)
  2. Fields fields everywhere
    • Simple Field Types
    • Link Field Types
    • List Field Types
    • A Demo on using fields with base Sitecore API (participants are encouraged to follow along with the demo on their machines)
  3. More API
    • Working with items (creating, modifying and deleting items)
    • Demo on manipulating Sitecore items (participants are encouraged to follow along with the demo on their machines)
    • Sitecore Query
    • Fast Query
    • Demo of querying items (participants are encouraged to follow along with the demo on their machines)

 

3. Agenda (230 Registered)

  1. Serialization
    • What is an Serialization and how can it help me?
    • Developing with common DB’s or Serialization
    • Tools on the market
    • Demo of Unicorn/Rainbow and TDS
  2. ORM
    • What is an ORM?
    • What is a Mapper?
    • What is a Wrapper?
    • Tools on the market
    • Demo of Glass, Synthesis and Fortis

4. Agenda (160 Registered)

  1. Presentation eh!
    • Types of Renderings
    • Importance of Datasources
    • Datasource restrictions
    • Placeholder settings
    • Page Editor friendly pages
    • Parameter templates
    • Demo on building a rendering and configuring it properly in Sitecore (participants are encouraged to follow along with the demo on their machines)
  2. Admin Duties
    1. Module installation via installation wizard
    2. Package installation via update installation wizard
    3. Admin pages such as stats, cache, showconfig, etc

 

5. Agenda (87 Registered)

  1. Introduction to Sitecore PowerShell Extensions (Michael West)
    1. Intro to SPE
    2. No Coding Required
    3. Nuts & Bolts
    4. Advanced Capabilities
  2. Out of the Box
    1. Bundled Tools
    2. Audit Reports
  3. Meat & Potatoes
    1. Windows PowerShell for Beginners
    2. Console and ISE
    3. Scripts, Libraries, and Modules
    4. Integration Points
  4. Remoting
    1. Setup
    2. Remote Code Execution
    3. Best Practices

6. Agenda (74 Registered)

  1. Customizations
    1. Pipelines & Processors
      1. What is a pipeline?
      2. What is a processor?
      3. Existing Pipelines in Sitecore
      4. Implement custom functionality in a pipeline
      5. Demo on customizing httpRequestBegin pipeline (participants are encouraged to follow along with the demo on their machines)
      6. Can I create my own pipeline?
    2. Events & Commands
      1. Customizing Events
      2. Demo on adding custom item:saved event handler
      3. Create Custom commands

7. Agenda (Postponed)

  1. Best Practices (Vasiliy Fomichev)
    • Naming conventions
    • Provide help to content authors
    • Validation
    • Datasources
    • Scaling
    • CD CM configs
    • Media handling
    • Caching
    • Workflow

8. Agenda (167 Registered)

  1. Continuous Integration and Deployment (Jason St-Cyr)
    1. Continuous Everything: Improvement, Integration, Testing, Delivery, Deployment
    2. Continuous Integration: The Dirty Details
    3. Continuous Testing: The test team in the deployment pipeline
    4. Production Deployments: The Big Bad Wolf
    5. Demo on setting up a simple CI setup (participants are encouraged to follow along with the demo on their machines)

9. Agenda (72 Registered)

  1. Data enrichment and personalization (Amanda Shiga)
    1. Getting started: the importance of xDB data enrichment
    2. Building your strategy: types of personalization in Sitecore and how/when to apply them
    3. Keeping personalization manageable for marketing ops and website performance
    4. Measuring success: how to determine if personalization is making a difference
    5. Useful extensions: some helpful approaches to extend Sitecore’s personalization capabilitie

10. Agenda

  1. Search baby!
    1. Sitecore search basics
    2. Main search technologies
    3. Demo of Lucene, Solr and Coveo search
    4. Search API
    5. Inbound filters
    6. Computed fields
    7. Demo on search using Lucene (participants are encouraged to follow along with the demo on their machines)

11. Agenda

  1. Buckets – what buckets yo! (Mike Reynolds)
    1. Item Buckets
    2. Bucketing Strategies
    3. Item Bucket customizations
    4. Demo on Item Buckets (participants are encouraged to follow along with the demo on their machines)

12. Agenda

  1. Infrastructure take 2
    1. Build automation tools
    2. Scaling
      1. ScalabilitySettings.config
      2. Multi environment configuration including CD/CM configs
      3. Sample Scaling options
      4. Caching
    3. More to come!

13. Agenda

  1. Commerce What? Who? Which?
    1. How to E-Commerce in Sitecore?
    2. Tools on the market
    3. Active Commerce by Nick Wesselman
    4. Sitecore Commerce
    5. uCommerce

More to come on Security, Publishing, Rules engine, xDB, Personalization, WFFM, Powershell and other modules.

If you have any questions please do get in touch with Mike Reynolds or I.

139 comments

  • Jagannathan 2 years ago

    Please notify me on future training events.

  • Simardeeep Singh 2 years ago

    I think I missed the registration . Is there a way to register now.

  • Chandra 2 years ago

    Hello Akshay,Can you I got the info late can you please help me register for this session.

  • Jey Pandian 2 years ago

    I want to join!! Should I send you both an email?

  • sagar 2 years ago

    I would like to be part of this training

  • sagar 2 years ago

    Im really interested in this training

  • Jey Pandian 2 years ago

    I especially want to see the Solr demo and the BI capabilities!

  • Abhi 2 years ago

    Please help with the schedule and how can we register with these course s

  • Hetal Dave 2 years ago

    I just love working with Sitecore. Yet…somehow I missed registering for this one. How and when can I sign up for the next one please????

  • Pushpendra Singh 2 years ago

    can i get the webex link to join as registration closed.
    Regards,
    Pushpendra

  • akshaysuraadmin 2 years ago

    Registration closed but sending you the link.

  • akshaysuraadmin 2 years ago

    sending link

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  • akshaysuraadmin 2 years ago

    sent link

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  • Jorge Carvalho 2 years ago

    Hi Akshay, Any chance i could still get a link please?

  • akshaysuraadmin 2 years ago

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  • Naman 2 years ago

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  • akshaysuraadmin 2 years ago

    link sent!

  • Rehman Mansoor 2 years ago

    How i will join this training .Pls add me .

    Thanks

  • Raghav 2 years ago

    Hi Akshay,
    I missed to register. Can you please send the link? It would be helpful for me.I appreciate. Thanks.

  • akshaysuraadmin 2 years ago

    email sent!

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  • Amit 2 years ago

    Hi Akshay,

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  • Abhishek 2 years ago

    hi Akshay,

    May i Register for this? i want to attend this

    Regards
    Abhishek Mishra

  • dnm 2 years ago

    can you send me the link, pls

  • Max 2 years ago

    hello, can I register for session 3, or you will open the registration later?

  • basava 2 years ago

    How I will join for this training… Can you share me the registration link

  • Zoe Hart 2 years ago

    I’m interested, but not clear when the webinars are occurring. Please let me know. Thanks.

  • Borja 2 years ago

    Could you send me the link ?

  • Rajee George 2 years ago

    Interested in these sessions, how can I register? Thanks!

  • Dylan Young 2 years ago

    Would love to be a part of this training, could you send me a link?

  • akshaysuraadmin 2 years ago

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  • Lisa Hunter 2 years ago

    Hi Akshay, can you please share the link with me as well? Many thanks.

  • akshaysuraadmin 2 years ago

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  • Louise 2 years ago

    Hi, please send registration link, thank you!

  • John 2 years ago

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  • Tom Madden 2 years ago

    Can you send me the link as well please

  • Deendayal Sundaria 2 years ago

    Hi Akshay, could you please share the link with me as well? thanks in advance

  • akshaysuraadmin 2 years ago

    email sent to all the above!

  • Senthil 2 years ago

    Hi Akshay,
    I missed registration opportunity. It would be a great help if you can send me the link.

  • Julian Orjuela 2 years ago

    Hi man,

    How i can register to training??

    thanks
    Julian Orjuela

  • Alex 2 years ago

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  • akshaysuraadmin 2 years ago

    email sent to all the above!

  • Galina 2 years ago

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    Can i register as well?

    Thanks.

  • Renuka 2 years ago

    Hey I think I missed on the Registration. Can I still attend?

  • akshaysuraadmin 2 years ago

    email sent to all the above!

  • Ed Rasher 2 years ago

    I would like to register for this series. Thanks!

  • PFinigan 2 years ago

    I’d like to register. Where do I do that?

  • akshaysuraadmin 2 years ago

    email sent to all the above!

  • Andrew Campbell 2 years ago

    I would like to be a part of this unofficial training series.

  • Pramod 2 years ago

    Hi,

    I missed the registration too.
    Please can you email me the link?

    Thanks

  • akshaysuraadmin 2 years ago

    email sent to all the above!

  • Shad 2 years ago

    Hi, how can I register? Please add me.

  • akshaysuraadmin 2 years ago

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  • Amit 2 years ago

    How do I register?

  • Carlos 2 years ago

    Hi Akshay, can I have the registration link please? Thank you.

  • akshaysuraadmin 2 years ago

    email sent

  • akshaysuraadmin 2 years ago

    email sent

  • Azamat Kadiwala 2 years ago

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  • RG 2 years ago

    Hi can I still register? Thanks

  • abhay dhar 2 years ago

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  • Sandytechnocrat 2 years ago

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  • arpana 2 years ago

    Hi,
    Please send me the link for registration.
    Thank you

  • Mithun C 2 years ago

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  • karunakar 2 years ago

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  • Arun 2 years ago

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  • Edgar 2 years ago

    Could you send me the link ?

  • Diego 2 years ago

    Hi, could you send me the link?

  • Alvaro 2 years ago

    Hi,

    Could you send me the link?

  • Orest 2 years ago

    Hi Akshay, can you send me the registration link please? Thanks.

  • Saurabh 2 years ago

    Please help registering me for the entire course.

  • Asad 2 years ago

    Hi Akshay, Can I have a link please?

  • akshaysuraadmin 2 years ago

    email sent to the above!

  • Mehrdad 2 years ago

    I would like to attend these webinars. Please sign me up.

  • Vinod 2 years ago

    Can I have the link please ?

  • akshaysuraadmin 2 years ago

    email sent to the above!

  • Kapil Sharma 2 years ago

    Can you please send invitation?

  • Max 2 years ago

    Hi Akshay,

    can you please advise when is the third session will be scheduled?

  • Jisha 2 years ago

    Please send me the links

  • Sarah Parks 2 years ago

    I really like to join this training, could you kindly send the registration link.

    Thanks

    Sarah

  • Nil 2 years ago

    Hi Akshay,

    I missed the registration, can you please send me the registration link?

    Thanks.

  • Adam 2 years ago

    Hi Akshay. Some interesting topics in later weeks. Can i sign up please? 🙂

  • akshaysuraadmin 2 years ago

    hey Adam, sure. The registration for the other sessions will be opened once they are scheduled.

  • akshaysuraadmin 2 years ago

    Max once that is scheduled it will be made public.

  • akshaysuraadmin 2 years ago

    email sent to the above!

  • Frederik 2 years ago

    I’d love to join as well! Can you send me the invitation as well? Thanks!

  • Erik 2 years ago

    Hi Akshay. Would love to register for the first session if still possible? Thanks!

  • Carlos 2 years ago

    could you send me a link for this training?

  • akshaysuraadmin 2 years ago

    email sent to all the above!

  • CK 2 years ago

    Can I still register?

  • Kody Brown 2 years ago

    I would like to join also!?

  • shailendra 2 years ago

    Can you please register me?

  • Frederik 2 years ago

    Got it, thank you!

  • David Guardia 2 years ago

    Hi Akshay,
    Can I register for this?

  • Mike 2 years ago

    Can you also send me a link for this training please? thank you .

  • MarcusA 2 years ago

    could you send me a link for this training?

  • akshaysuraadmin 2 years ago

    Email invites sent to the above

  • Sumit Kumar 2 years ago

    Hi Akshay,
    Can you send me the registration link please.

  • Dan 2 years ago

    Hi Akshay,
    Can I register for this?

  • akshaysuraadmin 2 years ago

    invitation sent!

  • Ricardo Marshal 2 years ago

    Hi Akshay,

    Can you register my for the webinars please.

    Regards

  • Meghan 2 years ago

    Hi Akshay,
    Will that be possible for you add me for the webinars now.

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards,
    Meghan

  • pankaj b 2 years ago

    Please send me the link.

  • akshaysuraadmin 2 years ago

    Invites sent!

  • Ilya 2 years ago

    I would love to be able to jump into these if there is still some space left!

  • vinod 2 years ago

    I would like to join with others can u share that link

  • Kevin 2 years ago

    Hi Akshay,

    Please help us register in the following session.

    Thanks in advance,

  • Richard Vial 2 years ago

    I would Like to attend How do I sign up?

  • Navya Avvaru 2 years ago

    Hello Akshay,

    I would like to join seminars. Could you send me the link through which I can access.

    Regards,
    Navya

  • Nat 2 years ago

    Hi,

    I missed the registration too.
    Please send me the link.

    Thanks

  • Rakesh 2 years ago

    Please send me link of registration and link of webinar..

  • Marlo 2 years ago

    I really look forward to this webinar! Love the agenda. Looks like you’ll answer a lot of my “dumb” questions.

  • Franklin Espitia 2 years ago

    Hi,
    I missed the registration.
    Could you please send me the link ?

    Thanks

  • patricio torres 2 years ago

    When will be scheduled the session 2, 3, etc.

  • Amol 2 years ago

    Can I have the link of the recorded webinar session which are already done?

  • Priya Shanmugam 2 years ago

    Hi Akshay,
    When is the session 2 scheduled ?

    Thanks!

  • akshaysuraadmin 2 years ago

    We are working towards may for the second session!

  • Saptarshi Chattopadhyay 2 years ago

    Hello Sir,

    I want to attend the next session. When is the planned date? How will I register it?

  • akshaysuraadmin 2 years ago

    it will be announced on social networks

  • PM 2 years ago

    By any chance, will there be a recap of the session 1 topics?

  • kartik 1 year ago

    There was no follow-up email when the meeting was cancelled on Thu Feb 25, 2016 9pm – 11pm (PST). Is there any recording available for the first session?

  • akshaysuraadmin 1 year ago

    we sent out an email as well as sent out a make up session. We do not have a recording and do not intend to record these sessions.

  • rakesh 1 year ago

    Hi Akshay, Can I have a link please?

  • akshaysuraadmin 1 year ago

    link for? Each individual webinars are linked to their own page.

  • Ananth Asamani 12 months ago

    Hey Akshay, I’m interested in the course. Kindly provide the link.

  • akshaysuraadmin 12 months ago

    Ananth,

    You can find links on this page to the training sessions. This is the current one due next week: https://www.akshaysura.com/2016/05/31/unofficial-sitecore-8-training-webinar-series-session-4/

  • Ananth Asamani 12 months ago

    Thanks for sending the link, kindly could you please provide session-1,2,3 videos. So that I’ll get the base idea before session 4.

  • akshaysuraadmin 12 months ago

    you would have to go to the individual session links via this page and see if there is a video available. Thanks.

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