The SharePoint 2010 exams are final and has been released so you can head over to your local training center and take the exams when you feel ready for it.
I recently passed both the TS and the PRO exams for SharePoint 2010 Development, and I ought to give you a glimpse about what they’re all about, and where to find more information.
Two certifications to become MCPD: SharePoint
Exam 70-573 – TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development
This is the first exam in the series of two, and is the easiest one to pass as well. Quoted from the Microsoft-site about the exam:
A Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) in Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development should be able to perform the following tasks:
– Write code that extends SharePoint 2010
– Add and support code to an existing project
– Write code for and test custom features in a SharePoint solution such as a Visual Web Part or Event Receiver
– Implement a solution designed by lead SharePoint Developer
– The candidate should also have the following experience:
Exam 70-576 – PRO: Designing and Developing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Applications
This is the second and final exam in the developer series, and differentiates from the other exam in that way that it covers more stuff about solutions deployments and strategies. Quoted from the Microsoft-site about the exam:
The candidate is responsible for designing custom code for projects that are deployed to SharePoint servers. This includes technology selection across the many ways to build code in SharePoint, ensuring the team development environment is configured, creating a strategy for code deployment, versioning, configuration, or structure.
The candidate also leads a team of SharePoint developers, has at least two years of SharePoint development experience, has at least three years of ASP.NET development experience
You can get all the information you want about the exams by going to the two following pages respectively: