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  • Published:
    June 30, 2011
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  • Audiences:
    Information workers
  • Technology:
    Microsoft Office 2010 suites
  • Credit toward certification:
    MOS: SharePoint 2010

SharePoint 2010

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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. View video tutorials about the variety of question types on Microsoft exams.

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Create and format content (25–30%)
  • Navigate the SharePoint hierarchy
    • Use Quick Launch, All Site Content, and breadcrumb trails; add content to Quick Launch; and use content and structure for navigation
  • Manage lists and libraries
    • Create lists or libraries, edit properties for new items, enable email notifications on a library or list, provide a shortcut to a mobile site URL, manage document templates, manage list views, create an alert on a list or library, enable rating, add a column, add content validation, manage column properties for various column types, and manage workflows
  • Manage list items
    • Create a new item, edit content, delete a list item or a document, version items, publish assets, manage workflows, and upload documents
  • Manage document sets
    • Create a document set, and add a document to a document set

Preparation resources

Manage SharePoint sites (15–20%)
  • Manage pages
    • Create, edit, and delete pages
  • Administer a site
    • Create a new site, configure the site structure, configure the Content Organizer, display a list of all user alerts, modify the look and feel of a site, and recover a list, library, document, or list item
  • Manage Web Parts on a page
    • Add a Web Part, configure a Web Part, hide or remove a Web Part, and export or import a Web Part
  • Manage content types
    • Associate a content type to a list, and extend the columns of a content type
  • Manage users and groups
    • Manage user access, groups, and group permissions
  • Create SharePoint workspace sites
    • Use document and meeting workspaces
  • Analyze site activity
    • View site web analytics, and view detailed reports

Preparation resources

Participate in user communities (15–20%)
  • Configure My Site
    • Add keywords, add colleagues, select a theme, configure the Colleague Tracker Web Part, configure RSS feeds, and configure profiles
  • Collaborate through My Site
    • Update profile status, share pictures in My Site, manage personal documents, share documents in My Site, browse the organization hierarchy, and add Web Parts to My Site
  • Tag and note content
    • Add notes on the Note Board for a list or a library, add tags for a list or a library, rate an item, use tag clouds, and review tags on My Site

Preparation resources

Configure and consume site search results (20–25%)
  • Administer search at the site level
    • Configure searchable columns, configure list search, and configure site search visibility
  • Search SharePoint for content
    • Perform search by using Windows Internet Explorer, Windows Explorer, Office Word 2010 Research Pane, or SharePoint Workspace 2010
  • View search results
    • Browse search results, use best bet results, use the refinement panel, use alerts and RSS feeds, and view document previews
  • Perform advanced searches
    • Use Boolean operators in searches, use wild cards in searches, run property searches, and run phonetic searches
  • Search for people
    • Use People Search, refine people searches, and use advanced searches

Preparation resources

Integrate SharePoint 2010 services and Microsoft Office 2010 applications (15–20%)
  • Configure SharePoint 2010 services
    • Use Form Services, Excel Services, Access Services, and Visio Services
  • Run Microsoft Office 2010 applications with SharePoint 2010 services
    • Integrate with Microsoft Outlook, access content with SharePoint Workspace 2010, and integrate with Office Web Apps
  • Create dashboards
    • Create a dashboard page; add and configure the Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Web Part, KPI Details Web Part, Chart Web Part, Current User Filter Web Part, and Excel Web Access Web Part; display business data actions; and create KPI lists

Preparation resources

Who should take this exam?

Candidates for this exam are users who provide structure for information, extend out-of-the-box site features, solve business problems through composite applications, and facilitate collaboration with other site users. Users perform all site user tasks. They optimize Web Part pages for team use by adding and configuring Web Parts from the Web Part gallery, and they customize dashboards to target the information presented. Users focus on adapting SharePoint sites to their teams’ needs and on improving productivity.

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