I was recently asked what are the best ways to prepare for the 70-573 SharePoint Developer exam. I pinged a couple of folks who had gone through the process, and below are the responses I received from them.


From Kirk:

“I used the MeasureUp practice tests…”

C# version: http://www.measureup.com/70-573-CS-TS-Microsoft-SharePoint-2010-Application-Development-C-P1821.aspx

VB version: http://www.measureup.com/70-573-VB-TS-Microsoft-SharePoint-2010-Application-Development-VB-P1829.aspx


From Mary:

“Here are a list of good resources for you…”

http://www.criticalpathtraining.com/Courses/Pages/DevelopingSolutionswithSharePoint2010Webcast.aspx

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ff420377.aspx

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/SP2010DevTrainingCourse.aspx

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=17215

http://www.appdev.com/prodfamily.asp?catalog_name=AppDevCatalog&category_name=SDXProduct&cookie%5Ftest=1

http://techtrainingnotes.blogspot.com/2010/05/sharepoint-2010-preparing-for-70-573-ts.html

http://www.amazon.com/SharePoint-2010-Developers-Certification-Toolkit/dp/0470912340/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1286009020&sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.com/SharePoint-2010-Development-Video-Training/dp/0672333066/ref=sr_1_12?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1286004216&sr=1-12

http://www.amazon.com/SharePoint-2010-Administration-Development-Interactive/dp/0975463187/ref=sr_1_17?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1286004770&sr=1-17

http://www.amazon.com/Professional-SharePoint-2010-Development-Programmer/dp/0470529423/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1313508572&sr=8-1


From Matthew:

“I used the SharePoint Developer Training modules…and I even passed!!!”

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ee513147


From Matthew (a different one):

“I took and passed the exam. I reviewed the Exam site: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-573 and then reviewed the interfaces that I had less experience with (like Excel Services). Time at the keyboard is a definite plus.”


There’s lot to chew through, but I hope this gives you a sense for what folks are looking at as they prepare for the exam.

Good luck!

Steve