Author: Tobias Zimmergren | | [@zimmergren](


Microsoft has published the two developer-oriented certifications for SharePoint 2010 on Microsoft Learning.

Personally, I think there is a huge improvement now as we’re not only getting the MCTS-credit but can now also become an MCPD (Microsoft Certified Professional Developer) on the SharePoint platform. Something I’ve been waiting for a long time ;-)

SharePoint 2010 exams

For us developers/solution architects there are two certifications of interest (of course you should do the IT-pro tracks as well, but let’s start here with the developer ones):

  1. 70-573:TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development
  2. 70-576: PRO: Designing and Developing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Applications

SharePoint 2007 Exams

Way back in 2007 I wrote about passing all 4 certifications for SharePoint 2007 (link here). For SharePoint 2007 there is four certifications for the 2007 product-line:

  1. 70-541TS: Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 – Application Development
  2. 70-542TS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Application Development
  3. 70-630TS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Configuring
  4. 70-631TS: Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Configuring


So, keep an eye out on those two new certifications and be well prepared when they arrive – should be a fun ride :-)