- July 20, 2013Published:
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- Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013Technology:
- MCP, MCSDCredit toward certification:
Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions
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- Plan and design SharePoint sites (10-15%)
Manage the site life cycle
- Create a delayed site collection, manage site collection disposition, identify inactive site collections, back up and archive site collection data
Create content types
- Subscribe to published content types, choose appropriate content type creation, use Schema Development, create content types using Object Model, create site columns, use content type inheritance
Manage content type behaviors
- Manage event receivers, manage workflow associations, manage policies, manage document templates
Implement site provisioning
- Create site definitions, create web templates, implement feature stapling, implement custom provisioning code
- Manage the site life cycle
- Implement authorization and authentication (10-15%)
Implement user authentication
- Create a custom claims provider, create a custom sign-in page, create a custom membership provider, package and deploy a custom claims provider, package and deploy a custom membership provider, authenticate a user from a client application
Implement application authentication and authorization
- Use the SharePoint App TokenHelper class, specify the App permission request scope manifest and permission request manifest, specify permissions for Office Store apps, specify permissions for Corporate Catalog Apps, specify permissions for remote apps to access SharePoint data
Plan and implement user authorization
- Create custom role definitions, create custom permission levels, maintain permissions, implement impersonation, plan and implement anonymous access, create a custom role manager
- Implement user authentication
- Access and manage data (10-15%)
Design solutions to handle large amounts of data
- Create efficient CAML queries and views, choose appropriate APIs, create and use indexed columns, use Object Model Overrides, use Content Iterator, implement cross-site queries
Access data contained in SharePoint
- Access data using server-side object model, access data using client-side object model (CSOM), access data using REST API, access data using out-of-the-box Web Services, access data using a custom Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service to facilitate integration with an existing application
Store configuration data
- Implement a hierarchical data store, implement a property bag, implement web.config, implement SharePoint List, implement credential storage
- Design solutions to handle large amounts of data
- Implement SharePoint solutions (15-20%)
Manage SharePoint Object Life Cycle
- Implement Object Life Cycle management for SPWeb, implement Object Life Cycle management for SPSite, implement Object Life Cycle management for other objects, implement Object Life Cycle management with Windows PowerShell, implement Object Life Cycle management for SPContext
Upgrade solutions and features
- Implement versioning of features and solutions, upgrade features and solutions, implement assembly versioning, build components for in-process request routing
Determine a solution structure
- Select feature scope and visibility, define feature dependencies, define solution dependencies, organize SharePoint project items, structure app packages
Create sandbox solutions
- Scope features to constraints, identify SharePoint artifacts that can be used in sandbox, access data outside of sandbox scope, configure and troubleshoot sandbox solution deployment, upgrade sandbox solutions, implement solutions validators
Create a no-code solution
- Manage SharePoint Object Life Cycle
- Implement the user experience and information architecture (10-15%)
- Incorporate designer outputs, use Design Manager functionality, apply custom themes, export the design, create Master Page, create a channel
- Create a custom navigation provider, create taxonomy-based navigation, create search-driven navigation, configure global/current navigation
Customize UI elements
- Customize the ribbon, customize the edit control block (ECB), customize the status bar and notifications, customize the modal dialog window, customize the upgrade notification, select areas for focus on content
- Implement branding
- Create business processes (10-15%)
Create event receivers and timer jobs
- Plan the use of event receivers or timer jobs, create remote event receivers, create a work item timer job
Create SharePoint Designer workflows
- Plan the type of workflow and associated forms (site, reusable, list, InfoPath), use custom actions, create workflow definition, create reusable workflows for content types, import and export Microsoft Visio workflows, export a workflow to a SharePoint solution
Create and deploy Microsoft Visual Studio workflows
- Create custom actions, create a workflow definition, create external connectors, deploy a workflow as part of a SharePoint solution or app, upgrade a SharePoint 2013 Visual Studio workflow, plan the type of workflow and associated forms
- Create event receivers and timer jobs
- Create Office apps (10-15%)
Plan and design applications
- Choose a hosting location, specify a starting location, specify a licensing model, specify permission requirements, select a user experience for apps
- Create provider-hosted applications, create auto-hosted applications, create SharePoint-hosted applications, apply chrome control
Package and deploy apps
- Package an application, publish to Corporate Catalog, publish to SharePoint store, publish to Microsoft Azure, manage trust relationship with other providers
Manage the App Life Cycle
- Upgrade an application, remove an application, manage licensing, manage usage tracking
- Plan and design applications
- Instructor-led training
- Self-paced training
- Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions Jump Start
The seven modules in this course cover core skills common to most SharePoint development activities. It includes guidelines and best practices to help you optimize your SharePoint applications, explore workflows in SharePoint Designer, and create an app, deploy it to a catalog, and install it.
- Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions Jump Start
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Who should take this exam?
Candidates for this exam are responsible for designing custom code for projects that are deployed to or interact with SharePoint environments.
The typical candidate usually also has familiarity with SharePoint capabilities and with online services, such as Azure and SharePoint Online, and with developing Office client apps.
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