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Exam Profile: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development (70-573)

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This article profiles the TS - Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development (70-573) exam, for IT professionals developing applications in a SharePoint environment. Pearson IT Certification provides a variety of exam preparation tools to help our customers in their quest for certification, including the Exam Profile series. Each profile is developed based on the testing experience of one of our trainers or authors. You won’t get exact questions or answers, but you will get a real feel for the exam. Each profile describes question forms, trouble spots, hints for exam preparation, and recommendations for additional study resources. Find out what you can expect to see on the exam and how you can better prepare for it.

Organizations that deploy Microsoft SharePoint 2010 often do so not only for its document management and collaborative capabilities, but also because SharePoint is fully customizable. Exam 70-573 tests a candidate’s ability to develop applications for a SharePoint environment.

Exam Details

  • Number of questions: Microsoft does not disclose the number of questions on their certification exams, but this exam is estimated to have about 50 questions.
  • Type(s) of questions: Microsoft does not disclose the exam format, but the bulk of the exam is reported to be made up of multiple choice questions. You may also encounter simulations, reorder, or build a tree questions.
  • Passing score: 700/1000
  • Time limit: Microsoft does not disclose the time limit for their exams, but most exams have a time limit of about two hours.
  • How to register: Prometric

Trouble Spots

With many developer exams, the key to passing the exam is to have a mastery of the programming language on which the exam is based. But while those taking Exam 70-573 will certainly need a mastery of Java Script, HTML, and XML, that alone is far from being enough to pass this exam. Those taking the exam will need a good working knowledge of Visual Studio 2010 and a comprehensive knowledge of SharePoint 2010.

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