You can now earn a SharePoint Certificate from AIIM, the non-profit industry association for content management professionals.

AIIM partnered with enterprise content and records management firm Gimmal Group to develop the new SharePoint Certificate Program.

“While Microsoft and their partners provide organizations with technical training on the product, they don’t provide guidance on the information management implications of the documents shared and stored within its libraries and team sites,” said Bob Larrivee, AIIM director and advisor.

He added, “Developed independent of Microsoft, [the program] identifies the elements of successful implementation and teaches organizations how to assess when they need complementary solutions to enhance their information management environments.”

The certificate program is suitable for information management professionals, IT professionals, business analysts, line-of-business managers, and consultants, and is available online or in physical classrooms. SharePoint 2007 and technologies that extend SharePoint are covered as well.