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SharePoint 2013 Development Certifications

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According to a Microsoft webcast on the Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) certification there are two new SharePoint 2013 development focused exams in development. These form part of the requirements for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) certification for SharePoint 2013. The full requirements for achieving MCSD in SharePoint 2013 will include two non-SharePoint specific exams; one of these is 70-480 – Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3, the other has not yet been named.

Details of the entire SharePoint 2013 certification process is shown below:
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December 5th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

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SharePoint 2010 Microsoft Office Specialist Beta Exam 77-886

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Microsoft will shortly be releasing a new SharePoint 2010 exam that targets “Information Workers”. Between now and the 1st of June you have the opportunity to take the exam for free while it is in a beta testing stage. While it isn’t explicitly stated I imagine this works like most new exams and the beta period is used to evaluate the exam content but if you pass the beta exam you gain the full certification.

This exam isn’t particularly technical and is focused on power users more than developers/IT pros so is open to a wide range of people. Continue reading SharePoint 2010 Microsoft Office Specialist Beta Exam 77-886 »

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May 18th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

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Study resources for SharePoint 2010 exams

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Last month I took all four of the beta SharePoint 2010 exams and I’m pleased to announce I received notification this week that I passed the lot. With the new certifications this means as well as gathering two more Technology Specialist certifications I’m a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer in SharePoint 2010 as well as a Microsoft Certified IT Professional in SharePoint 2010.



The format has changed since 2007 where the exams were split by SKU/license type and now have a more Developer vs. IT Pro split, and within that a Technology Specialist (TS) and PRO exam. So there are no specific SharePoint Foundation exams – they all cover the full feature set but the PRO exams are targeted at a higher level than the TS e.g. PRO is aimed at dev team leads/senior administrators. The exams have now been fully released and are available for booking via Prometric but there still isn’t a huge amount of material out there so here are some pointers to get you started (with some tips from the Microsoft Learning exam webcasts). Continue reading Study resources for SharePoint 2010 exams »

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July 15th, 2010 at 6:33 pm

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SharePoint 2010 Beta Exams Available

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The Born to Learn Blog just announced that registration is now open for the SharePoint 2010 beta exams. Head over to their blog to get the registration codes as these let you take the test for free and if you pass you get the full certification. The idea is you do the TS one first and the PRO one is a bit more tech lead/architect based.

I think the exams are a great way to learn about more than what you focus on day-to-day as they cover a wide range of features included in the SharePoint platform. So if you have been working with SharePoint for a while now is a great chance to have a shot as there is nothing to lose (apart from a bit… Continue reading SharePoint 2010 Beta Exams Available »

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May 20th, 2010 at 9:08 am

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