SharePoint Institute: About Us

The SharePoint Institute is an organization dedicated to the advancement of professionals through real-world SharePoint certification.

Are you looking to:

  • Advance your career?
  • Add a certification to your resume?
  • Increase your earning potential?

It is the goal of the SharePoint Institute (SPI) to provide a standard for SharePoint professionals to gauge their knowledge and distinguish their SharePoint expertise from others. While standard certificates exist for the technical side of SharePoint, such as deployment and administration, real-world application of SharePoint certification is neglected.

Credentials awarded by the SharePoint Institute utilize knowledge and skill assessments to distinguish individuals as proficient users of SharePoint in several different areas. The certificates you can earn include:

SharePoint is a valuable tool that provides return on investment with true business benefits for the enterprise as well as small- and medium-sized businesses. With more than 100 million SharePoint users worldwide, the demand for SharePoint professionals continues to grow, but standing out from the crowd becomes harder and harder. Gaining SharePoint certification from the SharePoint Institute can help validate a range of SharePoint education and experience levels and help you move ahead in your career.

SharePoint Institute is an affiliated entity of ASPE. The creation of SPI came from the need ASPE students had for a measurable qualification of their professional knowledge. It is the goal for SharePoint Institute to function as its own entity. Other SharePoint training companies are welcome to submit their courses for approval for their students to take any of the offered SPI Certificate Assessments.


Advisory Board Member – Andy Huneycutt

Andy Huneycutt is a trainer and consultant who specializes in Microsoft SharePoint Server technologies. He works with all experience levels ranging from novices to seasoned SharePoint veterans. Among his numerous certifications are the Microsoft MCT, MCITP and MCTS.

As developer of SharePoint for Business Process Automation and SharePoint for Business Analysis courses, and an instructor for SharePoint project management, power user, site owner and business intelligence courses, Andy has been instrumental in advising the SPI in designing objectives and developing assessments for SharePoint Institute.

With more than 10 years of training experience in the SharePoint community, Andy is uniquely equipped to serve as a subject matter expert and member to the SharePoint Institute Advisory Board.


Advisory Board Member – Bryon Brewer

Bryon Brewer has helped companies achieve their technology objectives for more than 15 years. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), ITIL Certified, Six Sigma Green Belt, member of the Association for Computing eMachinery, and member of various user group organizations.

Bryon became a member of the SharePoint Institute Advisory Board in 2014. With his expertise in course development and instruction, and more than 10 years of experience with SharePoint, Team Foundation Server and Microsoft Project Server, he specializes in helping companies improve their software development and organizational processes.

As a course developer for SharePoint Business Intelligence, SharePoint Developer and SharePoint Project Management courses, Bryon will serve as an excellent subject matter expert for the SPI.


Advisory Board Member – Tom Robbins

Tom Robbins has more than 25 years in the telecommunications and IT industry. He has worked for companies including Bell Northern Research, Nortel, Universal Studios, MCA Records, Disney, Warner Bros, RBC Bank, and more. A few of his positions in these companies have included Senior Network Engineer, Senior Vice President, Lead Technical Trainer, Director of Training, CTO, and President. Tom also led training in the Middle East on SharePoint and Social Collaboration for the Kuwait Oil Company and then provided partner training for NewsGator Technologies in Brussels. Tom is an Enterprise Collaboration Specialist and works with companies as a consultant and trainer to harness and realize the power of SharePoint.

As an instructor, Tom developed courses for governance, site owners, power users and teaches those and for business intelligence and project management. He helped develop the first certificates offered by SharePoint Institute and oversees the continual growth and importance of recognizing user proficiency across the SharePoint community. Also a Microsoft Certified Trainer and CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer, Tom has trained thousands of people over the past 15+ years.

As a Senior Subject Matter Expert and member of the SPI Advisory Board, Tom uses his unique experience and passion to solidify a true measurement of expertise that SharePoint professionals can use to distinguish their skills and knowledge.