Just passed the Exam 70-542 Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Application Development.
Here is a short resume of that experience.
The exam 70-542 were max 80 minutes long and there were 32 questions.
The questions were approximately divided into following subjects, though some overlapped:
- Search: 7 questions
- Infopath: 4
- Excel: 5
- User Profiles: 6
- BDC: 6
- Policies: 3
- Content Deployment: 1
I had prepared by reading the Inside Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 (ISBN: 9780735623682)
As you can see from the subjects above, you might be able to go easy on Chapter 6 Customizing and Branding Publishing Portals. I wouldn’t recommend that, since that chapter is extremly usefull.
The book does not cover all, unfortunately.
I think that reading a book from one end to the other is not at all the best way to learn. Next time I think I will read the preparation guide and learn/practice all the skils mentioned.
The easy part was to learn the free Demo Download of Pass4sure’s Q&A , which includes 10 questions. One question is regarding Content Deployment, so you don’t have to learn that from elsewhere.
The direct links are:
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I can recommend to install all samples from the book, Inside MOSS 2007, execute them and study the code.
I started to blog about the samples, but I ran out of time to finish it before the exam (end of 2nd shot…).
I felt very bad prepared, but I guess that something must had stuck since there were so many lucky guesses :-). I didn’t find it easy at all.
Last time I had a feeling of “knowing the stuff”. This time the feeling was more like “familiar stuff”. I certainly need practice.
Good luck to all of you out there – and have fun :-)
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