Saturday, September 3, 2011

Microsoft SharePoint Certifications

If you aim for the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 certifications there are two certifications you can get. One is for administrators and one is for developers.


For the Administrator Certification you need two exams:
Exam 70-667: TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuring
Exam 70-668: PRO: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Administrator

This two exams are going to give you the MCITP SharePoint Administrator 2010 certification.

For the Developer Certification you need two exams:
Exam 70-573: TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development
Exam 70-576: PRO: Designing and Developing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Applications

This two exams are going to give you the MCPD SharePoint Developer 2010 certification.
Here is a certifications path from Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Certification Paths


Online Training Resources i found very helpful
Get Started Developing on SharePoint 2010
SharePoint 2010 Developer Training Course
SharePoint 2010 Advanced IT Professional Training

I love the TechEd videos, they are full of  helpful information, but not really related to the exams.
TechEd Sessions


Virtual Image to learn SharePoint 2010
This download contains a two Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Virtual Machine set for evaluating and demonstrating Office 2010, SharePoint 2010 and Project Server 2010.

SharePoint 2010: Getting Started with Development on SharePoint 2010 Hands-on Labs
Use these 10 hands-on lab manuals for SharePoint 2010 to get started learning SharePoint 2010 development.


And Last but not least, visit the Official SharePoint 2010 Website from Microsoft.
Official SharePoint 2010 Website


  1. Here is a very good add-on to my blog about SharePoint exams! Good work Andreas.

  2. Hello,

    I need help with SP2010 certifications path.

    I don't have any background within MS products other than from the end-user perspective. My background is being an Oracle developer. I am at cross-roads and would like to take path towards SP2010. I thought best way to gain knowledge and getting ready for my next job in Sp2010 is by gaining certification in this area to get my initial break during this change.
    Are there any pre-req's for either MSITP or MCPD ? Can you pl. shed somelight if i can take this path without any MS technologies background (Admin/developer). Also what would be best way to start this journey.

    I really appreciate any suggestions/feedback
    Thanks in advance

  3. Hi Jay, coming from Oracle Developer i don't think you would need a lot of Pre-req.

    Subjects related to SP2010 are:
    - minimal SQLServer 2008 knowledge
    - minimal Active Directory knwoledge (Add users and Groups)
    - minimal DNS knowldege (create A-Records)

    The rest will be learnt in the links that i described. You should definitely buy a SharePoint book that is related to taking the exams.
    I found as very help full to study one source and then when i don't understand the matter good doing some more google-serch ...

    Hope this helps.

  4. Interesting post! I enjoyed reading it!
    Thanks for sharing this useful info.keep updating same way.
    Ramesh Roy
    SharePoint Consulting Services

  5. I have been working on SharePoint for around 5 years now. In this duration, I have worked on SP 2003, MOSS 2007 & SP 2010. However, my exposure to SharePoint has been limited to client side scripting (usage of JavaScript) to build other features which are not in built in SharePoint. I want to know if there is any certification program for client side scripting in SharePoint