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  • Published:
    July 12, 2010
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  • Technology:
    Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
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TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development

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Skills measured

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Working with the SharePoint user interface (19%)
  • 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 dialog by using the dialog framework
    • Create dialogs from JavaScript or from server side, display dialogs
  • Create a custom ribbon object
    • Adding custom actions to the ribbon, customizing groups, customizing tabs, customizing the existing ribbon
  • Customize 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

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Developing web parts and controls (21%)
  • 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

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Developing business logic (19%)
  • 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 synchronization state
  • Customize 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

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Working with SharePoint data (22%)
  • 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, customize 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 impersonate 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

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Stabilizing and deploying SharePoint components (19%)
  • 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 localization, sandbox and farm solutions, customize manifest.xml
  • Manage a feature by using Visual Studio 2010
    • Upgrading, localizing, versioning, developing features, feature receivers (activating and installing) that interact with their parent object, customizing 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, localization
    • 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, debug, 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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