Exam 70-489

Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Advanced Solutions

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  • Published: November 20, 2013
  • Languages: English
  • Audiences: Developers
  • Technology: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
  • Credit toward certification: MCSD: SharePoint Applications

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Dear [your boss's name]:

I'd like to expand and prove my technical skills by earning a Microsoft Certification. My next step is taking Exam 70-489. The registration fee is $150.00 USD.

When I pass this certification, you'll have proof of my ability to work with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013. Microsoft has training and online resources to help me prepare for the exam. I believe I'll be more effective and productive after achieving this valuable technical certification.

Let me know if you have any questions. In the meantime, you can find out more about this exam at http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-70-489.aspx. As you can see, the exam validates skills that are crucial to our team's success.

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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 on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

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

  • Query search

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: build search queries using FAST Query Language (FQL) and Keyword Query Language (KQL), execute search queries using client-side object model (CSOM), Web Services, and REST

  • Customize search results

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: create custom result sources, create display templates, create result types, create custom refiner definitions, implement query rules

  • Customize content processing

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: feed external content types, implement content processing extensions (entity extraction), configure out-of-the box content processing, create content mappings

  • Create a model

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: optimize queries for performance and throttling, use naming conventions, use batching, create filters, implement methods, create associations

  • Create external content types

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: use SQL data sources, use Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Web Services, use OData, use .NET connector

  • Implement authorization and authentication

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: use pass-through, use BCS Identity and User Identity, use a custom model

  • Create custom connectors

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: implement methods (including Search), implement security trimming, implement configuration properties, implement caching, implement external event receiver

  • Access BCS data

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: use BCS Web Parts, use BCS data in workflows, use BCS CSOM, use the server-side object model, use BCS REST

  • Implement client-side BCS

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: use caching, use Microsoft Office apps, use Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office, use SQL replication, implement authorization and authentication

  • Manage user profile properties

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: create and update user profile properties, update privacy filters, map properties to external data, use managed metadata term sets, update profile picture

  • Manage feeds

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: use CSOM to follow documents, people, sites, get feeds, create posts, and manage like, reply, mention, tag, link, add pictures

  • Access user profile data

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: use CSOM, use the object model, use REST, use Web Services

  • Implement a multilingual site

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: submit a page or batch of pages for translation, publish pages, create source and target labels, create channels, implement multi-language site navigation

  • Implement e-discovery

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: create a new hold, integrate with Microsoft Exchange Web Services, specify content sources and Search criteria, export discovery sets, manage permissions for hold

  • Implement Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: create a site map, customize a site map, maintain SEO configuration properties, maintain robots.txt file, maintain SEO properties on term

  • Implement content management

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: create information management policies, create content organizer rules, create document sets, create document ID providers

  • Implement a publishing page

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: add field controls to a page layout, add web parts to a page layout, create a publishing page layout, inherit content types

  • Design solutions to handle a high-traffic site

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: combine images, implement caching, minimize number of queries, optimize JavaScript loading, use Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), create a scalable aggregator

  • Design client applications for performance

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: leverage health score rules, optimize number of batch server requests, use client-side cache, minimize amount of data requested

  • Monitor and mitigate performance and scalability issues

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: diagnose application stability issues, debug the server side and app code on the client side, create application diagnostics, measure and test application performance

  • Manage term sets

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: import and export term sets, create multilingual labels, reuse terms, manage term properties, perform translation, create groups, and assign permissions

  • Create solutions by using MMS

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: use Profile Pages, use the Product Catalog, use cross-site publishing, integrate with Search, implement metadata-driven navigation

  • Use an MMS API

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: use CSOM in client applications, use REST in client applications, use managed fields, use server-side object model

Preparation options

Microsoft Certification PREP Talk: Exam 489

In this episode of Prep tips from certification experts, James Seymour, Certification Planner, and Aaron Steele, Microsoft Consulting Services, discuss the relevancy of the skills being measured on Exam 489.

Who should take this exam?

Candidates for this exam typically are technical leads with at least four years of SharePoint and web development experience. The candidates are responsible for designing custom code for projects that are deployed to or interact with SharePoint environments. Candidates for this exam typically are technical leads with at least four years of SharePoint and web development experience. The candidates are responsible for designing custom code for projects that are deployed to or interact with SharePoint environments. A candidate typically has experience in:

  • Selecting an appropriate approach and building customizations in SharePoint.

  • Planning and implementing solution packaging, deployment, and upgrading.

  • Identifying SharePoint data and content structures for customizations.

  • Performing diagnostics and debugging.

  • Planning and designing applications for scalability and performance.

  • Identifying and mitigating performance issues of customizations.

  • Understanding authentication and authorization.

  • Working with Windows PowerShell.

The typical candidate usually also has familiarity with SharePoint capabilities and with online services, such as Microsoft Azure and SharePoint Online.

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