3 ways to become a Smartsheet power user

by Katy Beloof

Smartsheet is designed with a simple, intuitive interface to make it easy for everyone to quickly get up to speed and improve their work processes. But once you get below the surface, you’ll find that Smartsheet is an extremely powerful platform that enables teams to collaborate more effectively; make better decisions faster; and scale high-value programs by building multi-step, multi-component solutions flexible enough to meet their unique needs.

Here are a few different ways for you to build your skills and grow your knowledge of what you can do in Smartsheet to get work done faster and have a greater impact on your organization.

1. Learning Center


Smartsheet customers accessing on-demand training online in the Center of Excellence

The Smartsheet Learning Center is a free resource accessible to anyone interested in learning about Smartsheet features and how they work. With written and video resources available for you on-demand, this is your best resource for getting quick answers on how to use new and existing capabilities and resources. The Learning Center is easily searchable and frequently updated with new topics, so check back often for new information.

This option is best if you want to:

  • Gain a better understanding of how Smartsheet works before you purchase
  • Quickly look up how to use a specific feature
  • Get up to speed without investing in your training right away

Explore the Smartsheet Learning Center.

2. On-demand training at the Center of Excellence

For more in-depth, guided instruction, you can access on-demand training on topics like Smartsheet fundamentals, project management, and advanced functionalities like Control Center and premium apps in our Center of Excellence.

There is a subscription cost for on-demand training, but it may already be included as part of your plan. Check with your system administrator to see if you have access and to get your access code, or sign up through the website.

This option is best if you want to:

  • Learn on your own time, at your own pace
  • Participate in structured, hands-on activities to apply specific skills
  • Access the latest content on an ongoing basis to keep your skills current

View all the on-demand courses offered in the Center of Excellence.

3. Instructor-led training


Smartsheet customers raising their hands in instructor-led training session

If you're the type of person that likes to interact with an instructor and your peers, Smartsheet offers instructor-led live training online and in cities across the United States. Smartsheet instructor-led training offers the same insights around work management fundamentals and best practices in a dynamic classroom environment with hands-on exercises.

This option is best if you want to:

  • Learn a lot in a short amount of time
  • Ask questions and connect with your instructor and peers in real time
  • Take a tiered approach to your learning with course levels to meet your needs

Find an instructor-led training session online or near you.


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Bonus: Smartsheet ENGAGE customer conference


A Smartsheet expert and a customer in a Design Desk session at ENGAGE

There’s another great opportunity for you to work your way toward Smartsheet power user status: bring your team to the Smartsheet ENGAGE customer conference this fall.

ENGAGE brings together more than 3,500 innovators from the global Smartsheet community for four days of inspiring sessions, hands-on learning, and fun networking opportunities. In addition to keynotes and breakout sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a Smartsheet expert, and meet with our product and user research teams to help shape the future of Smartsheet. You can also add on pre-conference training to get the most out of your trip.  

Attend ENGAGE if you want to:

  • Better understand the possibilities of how your team could use Smartsheet to be more efficient and effective
  • Network with your peers and see how others in your role or industry are using Smartsheet
  • Participate in breakout sessions, including hands-on 90-minute Learning Lab deep-dive tutorials that focus on the foundational capabilities of Smartsheet

Already a pro? Show you know your stuff with Certification.

If you’re already a Smartsheet power user with experience and training, make sure other people know about it. Certification can establish you as your team’s in-house Smartsheet expert or open you up to new opportunities for career advancement. Smartsheet product certification is currently included as part of our on-demand training platform, or you can purchase the standalone exam at a discounted rate.


Become an expert with Smartsheet Certification

We also offer solution certifications exclusively at our Smartsheet ENGAGE customer conference. ENGAGE post-conference certification is the only time you can take the exams for our more advanced project management and process management solution certifications. Use any of the resources above to study for your product certification, get certified online, and then come ready to take the next step at ENGAGE.

You can learn more about Smartsheet Solution Certifications, including which certification is right for you, by visiting the Smartsheet ENGAGE event page. You can sign up for solution certification when you register for ENGAGE.

Take the next step.

Whether you’re familiar with Smartsheet or just getting started, our training opportunities can help you be more efficient and effective at your job, give you the knowledge you need to become your team’s in-house expert, and advance your career. Take the next step with the training option that’s right for you.