SharePoint 2010: Preparing for 70-573 TS Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development


Welcome to my series of cram sessions to prepare for the new SharePoint 2010 exams. I’m going to start with the first development exam, 70-573.  For details on the whole set of 2010 exams see here.

This is kind of “Part 0” of the series and will serve as a backgrounder and a place to post general links for 70-573 prep.  Keep checking back here as I will be updating this page as I work though all of the topics.


Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, (more to come…)


Background Skills

SharePoint is a Windows Server based product created using ASP.NET, so you will need developer skills in the following before even starting to work on SharePoint Certification:

  • Solid VB.NET or C# skills  (2.0, 3.0 and 3.5)
  • Solid ASP.NET skills
  • and a host of other related skills:
    • Workflow
    • WCF
    • JavaScript (and JQuery is a good idea)
    • HTML / DHTML
    • CSS
    • Silverlight
    • AJAX
  • and don’t forget:
    • User interface design skills
    • An understanding of user “accessibility” issues (and legal concerns)


Here’s a few of the classes available at MAX Technical Training that will be of value:

MA-1038 Advanced SharePoint Training for Developers (for 2007 and 2010 development)

MA-1041 Exploring Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Using Visual Basic

MA-1042 Exploring Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Using Visual C#

MA-1045 Microsoft LINQ Using Visual C# 2008

MS-6461 Visual Studio 2008: Windows Communication Foundation

MA-1055 Microsoft Silverlight 4 Using Visual C# 2010: Volume 1


Useful Links for 70-573



Anonymous said...

Hi Mike, today I passed the 70-573 exam and wanted to say how useful these training notes were! Many thanks James

Anonymous said...

I used your notes as basis for my exam preparation, and passed first time. Many thanks.

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