Part 1 will give you an introduction to SharePoint and a rundown of all the SharePoint out-of-the-box functionality. You won’t build out scenarios step by step until part 2. If you like to learn hands on, feel free to jump to part 2 once you’ve read chapter 1. If you opt to do that, I recommend that before you start implementing your own solutions in SharePoint, you go back and read the rest of part 1. There’s a plethora of built-in functionality that may get you 80 percent of the way to your final solution. You should be aware of what those options are so you don’t recreate anything that may already exist.