SharePoint 2013 Exams


The SharePoint 2013 exams are starting to show up!  As I prepare for these exams I will collect and share my notes. Of course all of these notes will only be from my prep and will not be updated after I take the exams.

If you are looking for the 2007 exams… well it's too late for all but one, at least according the exam pages at the Microsoft Learning site (70-631 expires 3/31/2011, 70-630 expires 9/30/12, 70-541 expires 6/30/11 and 70-542 expires 1/31/2013).

If you are looking for the 2010 exams and notes then see here: http://techtrainingnotes.blogspot.com/2010/02/sharepoint-certification.html
If you experienced at SharePoint 2010 then I would recommend taking the 2010 exams before taking the 2013 exams. There should be a lot of overlap in the core content that will help you with the 2013 exams.


Notice the new name for the certification, MCSE, not MSITP. And now "MCSE" = Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert, not Microsoft Certified System Engineer.

For SharePoint Administrators:

Windows Server 2012 certification plus the two SharePoint 2013 exams. Let me say that again… Windows Server 2012 certification… plus the two SharePoint exams gets you the MSCE. (Some more info here.)

For Windows Server 2012:

You will need to have the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification for Server 2012. For this you will need:

  • Windows Server exams 70-410 plus 70-411 plus 70-412
  • Or the "SharePoint 2010 MCITP: SharePoint Administrator" plus 70-417

For SharePoint 2013, the above plus:


For SharePoint Developers:

(coming soon!)



1 comment:

Keith Mayer said...

Thanks Mike for starting these useful study resources.

I've recently published a step-by-step lab guide for building a base SharePoint 2013 lab environment on the Windows Azure cloud platform. This could be another useful resource when studying and preparing for these exams.

You can find my step-by-step guide at - http://aka.ms/SP13CloudLab.

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