New SharePoint 2010 Exams Available in July
In the last MCP flash Microsoft announced the availability of SharePoint 2010 Exams:
- 70-573 TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development
This exam is designed to test the candidate’s knowledge and skills on developing applications on the Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 platform.
- 70-576 PRO: Designing and Developing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Applications
This exam is designed to test the candidate’s knowledge and skills on designing developing applications on the Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 platform.
- 70-667 TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuring
This exam is intended to validate the configuration skills needed to administer a SharePoint 2010 installation.
- 70-668 PRO: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Administrator
This exam validates the skills needed to administer SharePoint 2010.
These exams will be available July 12th.
To study for the exams you’ll need books. But the only decent book (already available) I found was Beginning SharePoint 2010 Administration: Windows SharePoint Foundation 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.
Aside from that book you’ll want to get a Safari Books Online subscription.
They offer "Rough Cuts" of books still in development and also online video courses.
- SharePoint Development with Visual Studio 2010 (Rough Cuts)
- Essential SharePoint 2010: Overview, Governance, and Planning (Rough Cuts)
- Sams Teach Yourself SharePoint Foundation 2010 in 24 Hours (Rough Cuts)
- SharePoint 2010 Development (Video Training): 10 Solutions Every SharePoint Developer Should Know How to Create (Video Course)
There are also the free online videos:
And finally there’s the community. Blogs, community sites, CodePlex, …
This is also a great resource to get acquainted to SharePoint.
Enough material to start with your preparations!