Exam 70-573

TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development

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  • Published: 12 July 2010
  • Languages: English
  • Audiences: Developers
  • Technology: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
  • Credit towards certification: MCTS, MCPD

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I'd like to expand and prove my technical skills by earning a Microsoft Certification. My next step is taking Exam 70-573. The registration fee is $150.00 USD.

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Skills measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area in the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area in the exam.

Please note that the questions may test on, but will not be limited to, the topics described in the bulleted text.

  • Manage SPSite and SPWeb programmatically by using Visual Studio 2010

    • Creating sub webs, referencing SPFiles, manipulating property bag, when to call Update, referencing SPContext, SPSite, SPWeb, SPSite.OpenWeb, SPWeb.Webs, feature activation and deactivation

    • This objective does not include: trivial cases such as setting title and other loose properties of the objects

  • Implement a dialogue by using the dialogue framework

    • Create dialogues from JavaScript or from server side, display dialogues

  • Create a custom ribbon object

    • Adding custom actions to the ribbon, customising groups, customising tabs, customising the existing ribbon

  • Customise navigation programmatically

    • TopNav bar, quick launch, custom actions

    • This objective does not include: custom menu controls, custom site map providers

  • Create and apply branding to a SharePoint site

    • Applying custom master pages to content pages and application pages, placeholders, page layouts, programmatically working with themes, deploying CSS, CSSlink, ScriptLink

    • This objective does not include: graphic design, creating a CSS

  • Create web parts

    • Including properties, controls using render vs. CreateChildControl, life cycle, visual, standard web parts

    • This objective does not include: trivial case where developer uses visual web part project template

  • Create connectable web parts

    • Implement consumer/provider interfaces

  • Debug web parts

    • ULS log and event log, debug.log tracing, developer dashboard

  • Create and implement delegate controls

    • Overriding existing controls with lower sequence, developing and using .ascx files

  • Implement a custom workflow in Visual Studio 2010

    • Work with initiation data or association data to create a SharePoint task, extend a workflow imported from SharePoint Designer 2010, use a HandleExternalEvent and CallExternalMethod to interact with a custom local service, work with initiation data or association data in a site workflow, correlation token

    • This objective does not include: trivial cases such as workflows with no custom actions, initiation data, association data

  • Create a custom workflow action

    • Create a custom SPD action, create and add a custom activity to a Visual Studio workflow, define an action.xml file

  • Create and implement event receivers

    • Accessing event properties, list, item, site, email, avoiding recursion, cancelling events, choosing synchronisation state

  • Customise Enterprise Content Management (ECM)

    • Creating a content type that inherit from appropriate parent, creating and implementing a custom publishing field control that is page mode aware, activating a master page programmatically including token usage

    • This objective does not include: page layouts, formatting

  • Create, implement and debug a timer job

    • Configuration, programmatic scheduling, queuing, attaching debugger to the timer service

  • Create and modify Business Connectivity Service model in Visual Studio 2010

    • Create a BDC model in Visual Studio 2010, define insert, update and delete methods, create and read items, make data searchable

  • Manage users, groups, permissions

    • SPGroups, SPUser, permission inheritance, all securable objects, SPRoleDefinition, SPRole, SPRoleAssignment

  • Access list data by using the Server object model

    • SPQuery, LINQ, SPList, SPSiteDataQuery, schema management, working with a query governor, create LINQ query that includes a join statement, SPQuery vs. SPSiteDataQuery

  • Access SharePoint data by using WCF data services

    • WCF ListData.svc, RESTFUL URLs conventions, create and use a client service reference

  • Access (CRUD) data by using the client object model

    • Javascript, .NET, Silverlight, build Silverlight user interface for SharePoint using client object model, query data by using CAML over the client object model in Silverlight, non-data API (site, web, list, access)

  • Work with documents programmatically

    • SPFile, SPFolder, SPVersion, upload document and set meta data

  • Work with the meta data

    • Access data from user profiles, taxonomy, folksonomy

  • Extending SharePoint search

    • Creating a custom query using full text query or keyword query, customise the look and feel of the search result using XSLT

  • Implement and debug code that executes in an alternative security context

    • Create code that uses the RunWithElevatedPrivileges delegate (including debugging), create code that uses the system account, create code that impersonates a different user

  • Create and modify a custom content type

    • Declaratively and programmatically creating and upgrading content type using Visual Studio 2010, modifying an existing content type, site columns

  • Manage a solution in Visual Studio 2010

    • Modify the contained features in the solution, add an assembly that is not included in the visual studio solution, manage mapped folders for localisation, sandbox and farm solutions, customise manifest.xml

  • Manage a feature by using Visual Studio 2010

    • Upgrading, localising, versioning, developing features, feature receivers (activating and installing) that interact with their parent object, customising feature.xml

    • This objective does not include: features without elements

  • Store and retrieve configuration data

    • App config, web config, persisted object, list, xml, file system, cookies, property bag

  • Create a site definition by using Visual Studio 2010

    • Feature activation, site provisioning, localisation

    • This objective does not include: list definitions and modules defined in ONET.xml, SharePoint Designer

  • Manage SharePoint object life cycle by using the dispose API

    • SPWeb, SPContext, IDisposable, Try…Catch…Finally, using blocks

  • Develop, debugs and deploy sandboxed solutions

    • APIs that are allowed or not allowed in sandbox, use a full trust proxy

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Who should take this exam?

Candidates should have a minimum of one year of experience using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, SharePoint 2010 and ASP.NET 4. Candidates should be able to code a solution designed by a lead SharePoint developer and/or write and test code extending SharePoint 2010 solutions.

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