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Sharepoint 2010 70-573 Real Materials, Practice Exams RRS feed

  • Question

  • Microsoft has once again changed the gold partner requirements for our business.  We need 3 developers to pass the 2 Sharepoint development exams by the end of the year.

    Not only is this difficult to achieve, adequate materials are not provided to pass the exam.  We have had a developer attempt the first exam twice and he replied saying that the 3 books read, videos watched, and actual development are not enough for him to pass the exam.  "The questions are needlessly picky, difficult, and do not test one's ability to develop Sharepoint 2010 solutions."  He watched the videos online.  He created a study guide for the exams, and built a site for others to go and learn the same way.  Evidently that's not enough.

    There are no practice tests for Sharepoint 2010 available online for me to view.  The partner site posts 2 links to sample exam sites that don't even support Sharepoint 2010!

    It is my opinion that without a single source of information (A BOOK, not 100 websites and videos) and adequate practice, Microsoft is not only setting up gold partners to fail.  I'm losing faith in their programs, which don't appear to provide what is promised.

    Can someone point me down ONE path that will lead to success, not link spamming to dozens of resources?

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010 8:26 PM

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  • Guess not.

    - A Managed Coder
    Friday, October 8, 2010 2:57 PM
  • Hi!

    There does seem to be a paucity of legitimate study tools.

    I've just created a practice test of 43 questions that simulates 70-573. 100% made up, ethical, original questions. Not taken from any other vendor of questions.

    If you're interested, they're available for free online here SharePoint 70-573 Practice Tests at joelblogs.co.uk my SharePoint Architect blog site.

     


    Joel
    Thursday, December 2, 2010 12:41 PM
  • Have they explicity said that this must be Sharepoint 2010 or just a Sharepoint exam? Obviously this would change the options available to you,

    Regards

    Kevin

    Thursday, December 2, 2010 1:44 PM
  • WUV4Ever, they have stated it's specifically Sharepoint 2010.  From what I've noticed, the second exam, which is supposed to be more difficult than the first exam.  MS have removed the requirement to take the first exam (70-573) for the purpose of gold partnership.

    I've seen the exam myself, and in my opinion around 25% of the questions on the development exam are not for developers.  They're for operations guys and sys admins.  Developers that are put into positions where they would make the kind of decisions the questions ask must work for tiny start-ups with poor security standards.  I wish they'd make an exam for managed code developers.  Asking about schema in XML files is far too granular for Sharepoint, which is a product made up of at least a dozen merged technologies.

    I've given up on certification.  I don't value the ROI like MS does.


    - A Managed Coder
    Thursday, December 2, 2010 3:33 PM
  • Hi

    I just wrote and passed the 70-573 exam and it does require quite in depth knowledge of SP2010. Microsoft states it requires knowledge of deploying packages so that may be the administrative tasks you refer to, but in my opinion still they are still in the developers scope to hand-off to net admin once package complete. I have 9yrs exp as net admin, 16 as developer, 7yrs experience with SharePoint, 10 if you include SP2001, but about 8 months with SP2010 and I used the measure up practice tests (they have coupons if you do search). I think now there are more tools available to pass now than in December though, Good luck

    Sunday, July 3, 2011 11:31 AM
  • Unfortunately, the corporate environment we work in has security protocols in place where developers are only in charge of development and not given access to do anything more.  I've already given up on MS and their certifications, but thanks for the reply.
    - A Managed Coder
    Tuesday, July 5, 2011 3:06 PM