Exam 70-545:

TS: Microsoft Visio 2007, Application Development

Published:September 07, 2007
Language(s):English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
Technology:Microsoft Office Visio 2007
Type:Proctored Exam

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Exam Topics Covered
The following list includes the topic areas covered on this exam. The percentage indicates the portion of the exam that addresses a particular skill.
  • Deploying Visio solutions (16 percent)
  • Working with external data (17 percent)
  • Developing Visio libraries (27 percent)
  • Automating Visio diagrams (27 percent)
  • Publishing and viewing Visio diagrams (13 percent)
Audience Profile
Candidates for this exam work in development organizations that use Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and Microsoft Office Visio 2007 to create data visualization solutions. The candidate should have at least two years of experience creating enterprise solutions by using Visual Studio 2005 and at least one year of experience creating add-ins for Microsoft Office products. Additionally, the candidate should be able to demonstrate the following:
  • Experience developing shared add-ins for Office products
  • Experience building add-ins by using Visual Studio Tools for Office 2007
  • Experience programming against the Office Visio 2007 SDK
  • Experience troubleshooting and debugging Visio add-in solutions
  • Experience creating custom shapes, stencils, and templates
  • Experience packaging and deploying Office Visio solutions
Credit Toward CertificationWhen you pass Exam 70-545: TS: Microsoft Visio 2007, Application Development, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):
  • MCTS: Microsoft Office Visio 2007, Application Development
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Skills Being MeasuredThis 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.

The information after “This objective may include but is not limited to” is intended to further define or scope the objective by describing the types of skills and topics that may be tested for the objective. However, it is not an exhaustive list of skills and topics that could be included on the exam for a given skill area. You may be tested on other skills and topics related to the objective that are not explicitly listed here.
Deploying Visio solutions
  • Deploy a Visio library solution.
  • Deploy a Visio automation solution.
  • Deploy solutions for use with multiple languages.
  • Deploy a Windows Forms solution that contains the Visio ActiveX drawing control.
  • Deploy a Windows Forms solution that contains a Visio ActiveX Viewer control.
Working with external data
  • Automate read-only linked DataRecordsets.
  • Automate read/write linked data.
  • Import data by using Visio add-in solutions.
  • Visualize external data.
  • Extract shape data.
  • Enhance a shape’s functionality by using the shape as a data repository.
Developing Visio libraries
  • Create SmartShapes.
  • Create masters.
  • Create stencils.
  • Create templates.
  • Define behavior by using DocSheets, PageSheets, and ShapeSheets.
  • Modify shape text behavior.
Automating Visio diagrams
  • Automate the Visio environment.
  • Automate SmartShapes.
  • Respond to events.
  • Embed Visio functionality into another application.
  • Choose a solution architecture.
Publishing and viewing Visio diagrams
  • Publish for visualization only.
  • Publish for visual data.
  • Publish for data only.
  • Manage Visio files.
  • Interact with other Microsoft Office applications.
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