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Exam Objectives

The objectives for this exam, as stated by Microsoft, include:

Working with the SharePoint User Interface (19%)

  • Manage SPSite and SPWeb programmatically by using Visual Studio 2010

    This objective may include but is not limited to: creating sub webs, referencing SPFiles, manipulating property bag, when to call Update, referencing SPContext, SPSite, SPWeb, SPSite.OpenWeb, SPWeb.Webs, feature activiation 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

    This objective may include but is not limited to: Create dialogs from JavaScript or from server side, display dialogs

  • Create a custom ribbon object

    This objective may include but is not limited to: adding custom actions to the ribbon, customizing groups, customizing tabs, customizing the existing ribbon

  • Customize navigation programmatically

    This objective may include but is not limited to: 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

    This objective may include but is not limited to: 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

Developing Web Parts and Controls (21%)

  • Create Web Parts

    This objective may include but is not limited to: 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

    This objective may include but is not limited to: Implement consumer/provider interfaces

  • Debug Web Parts

    This objective may include but is not limited to: ULS log, and event log, debug.log tracing, developer dashboard

  • Create and implement delegate controls

    This objective may include but is not limited to: overriding existing controls with lower sequence, developing and using .ascx files

Developing Business Logic (19%)

  • Implement a custom workflow in Visual Studio 2010

    This objective may include but is not limited to: work with inititation 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 inititation data or association data in a site workflow, corelation token

    This objective does not include: trivial cases such as workflows with no custom actions, initiation data, association data.

  • Create a custom workflow action

    This objective may include but is not limited to: 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

    This objective may include but is not limited to: accessing event properties, list, item, site, email, avoiding recursion, cancelling events, choosing synchronization state

  • Customize Enterprise Content Management (ECM)

    This objective may include but is not limited to: 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

    This objective may include but is not limited to: configuration, programmatic scheduling, queuing, attaching debugger to the Timer service

  • Create and modify Business Connectivity Service model in Visual Studio 2010

    This objective may include but is not limited to: 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

    This objective may include but is not limited to: SPGroups, SPUser, permission inheritance, all securable objects, SPRoleDefinition, SPRole, SPRoleAssignment

Working With SharePoint Data (22%)

  • Access list data by using the Server object model

    This objective may include but is not limited to: 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

    This objective may include but is not limited to: WCF ListData.svc, RESTFUL URLs conventions, create and use a client service reference

  • Access (CRUD) data by using the Client Object Model

    This objective may include but is not limited to: 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

    This objective may include but is not limited to: SPFile, SPFolder, SPVersion, upload document and set meta data

  • Work with the meta data

    This objective may include but is not limited to: Access data from user profiles, taxonomy, folksonomy

  • Extending SharePoint Search
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: 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

    This objective may include but is not limited to: 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

    This objective may include but is not limited to: declaratively and programmatically creating and upgrading content type using Visual Studio 2010, modifying an existing content type, site columns

Stabilizing and Deploying SharePoint Components (19%)

  • Manage a solution in Visual Studio 2010

    This objective may include but is not limited to: 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

    This objective may include but is not limited to: 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

    This objective may include but is not limited to: App config, web config, persisted object, list, xml, file system, cookies, property bag

  • Create a site definition by using Visual Studio 2010

    This objective may include but is not limited to: 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

    This objective may include but is not limited to: SPWeb, SPContext, IDisposable, Try...Catch...Finally, using blocks

  • Develop, debug, and deploy sandboxed solutions

    This objective may include but is not limited to: APIs that are allowed or not allowed in sandbox, use a full trust proxy

Where to Go from Here

Those passing the 70-573 exam will earn the MCTS: SharePoint 2010, Application Development certification. The exam also counts as credit toward the MCPD: SharePoint Developer 2010 certification. Earning this certification only requires candidates to pass one additional exam: Exam 70-576 Pro[md]Designing and Developing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Applications.

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