Course 55081-A: Basic SharePoint Server 2013 Branding

This two-day instructor led course is intended for those interested in learning how to customize the look of SharePoint Server 2013 through the concept of Branding. Although some coding is involved we strive to keep it to a minimum in this introductory level course. Though we use minimum code you will be surprised at the ease with which SharePoint can be branded to your environment for internet, intranet and extranet sites. The level of expertise you gain coupled with the built-in SharePoint tools may be all your company ever needs for great looking branded sites.

This course uses an instructor led topic explanation, instructor performing detailed demonstrations then the student performing exercises to duplicate what the instructor demonstrated. This style of training is a combination of traditional classroom training and mentored learning. Additionally videos of the demonstrations performed by the course author are included with the course as a take-away.

Audience profile

This course is intended for those interested in or tasked with the branding of SharePoint 2013 Server.

Job role: Developer

Skills gained

  • Understand The Ribbon
  • Work with images
  • Use Videos


Before attending this course, students should have:

  • A basic knowledge of HTML
  • A basic understanding of CSS

Course outline

Module 1: Introduction

This module introduces the course and the modules we will be covering.


  • Welcome

Module 2: Key concepts for Branding in SharePoint server 2013

This module explains the components that are necessary for you to understand to work with the branding components in SharePoint Server 2013).


  • Branding Levels
  • Master Pages and the Gallery
  • Composed Looks
  • Different types of pages
  • What is Design Manager
  • Catalogs

Lab : Tour the tools

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain Levels
  • Understand the key components of branding

Module 3: Editing via...