How do I take my career forward with SharePoint? #M365AMA

In this episode, the #M365AMA panel discusses the following community question:

“I worked extensively in Sharepoint Admin on premise and then took a break. After that the whole world looks changed. How do I take my career forward into Sharepoint?

  1. Certification: plz guide which one, to get confidence and job.
  2. Courses: Online courses but for what and where?
  3. Self Study: I prefer this, but it seems to be an ocean and not systematic Or as per business requirement.
  4. How good and how stable it is to be on SPFX side?

Please guide. Thanks.”

Check out the discussion here:


Participating in this discussion were:

Some relevant notes/links shared by the team:

  • Generally speaking, consider expanding into solutions, rather than just admin. Learn about flat architecture, how SharePoint integrates with Teams, head to a community conference, follow people on Twitter, etc. Microsoft provides a great overview of SharePoint developer community resources at
  • Understand what Modern is and isn’t. Stay abreast of changes by listening to the Intrazone podcast
  • Another great resource is MVP Vlad Catrinescu’s certification study guides, training lists, and more at 
  • You definitely want to get plugged into the Patterns and Practices (PnP) community


Christian Buckley

Christian is the Brand Alliance Director for AvePoint Inc., and a Microsoft Regional Director and M365 Apps & Services MVP based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He hosts the AvePoint Office 365 Hours (#O365hours) and #P2Pnow series, the monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the weekly #CollabTalk Podcast, and the Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) series.