SharePoint 2010 Certifications Announced

Certification Path for Developers

  • 70-573 TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development
    Microsoft Official Curriculum: Five-day instructor-led course designed for developers with six months or more of .NET development experience. Course covers what you need to know to be an effective member of a SharePoint development team using Visual Studio 2010.

  • 70-576 PRO: Designing and Developing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Applications
    Microsoft Official Curriculum: Five-day instructor-led training course designed for development team leads who have already passed the Developing on SharePoint 2010 technical specialist exam. The course covers choosing technologies for and scoping a SharePoint project, best practices for SharePoint development, configuring a SharePoint development environment, advanced use of SharePoint developer features, and debugging of code in a SharePoint project.

Certification Path for IT professionals

  • 70-667 TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuring
    Microsoft Official Curriculum: Will cover configuration of SharePoint 2010 including deployment, upgrade, management, and operation on a server farm.

  • 70-668 PRO: SharePoint 2010, Administrator
    Microsoft Official Curriculum: Will cover advanced SharePoint 2010 topics including capacity planning, topology designing, and performance tuning.

Source: Microsoft Partners web site (

Ignite: SharePoint 2010 Free Training for Partners

I’ve just stumbled across this free SharePoint IT Pro / Dev training by Microsoft. It’s currently open to nominations. Only the partners that are MOSS 2007-certified may apply. Of course, you will have to cover your travel and staying expenses.

There will be physical and virtual sessions. The physical sessions will be held at Dallas, Atlanta, Amsterdam, Berlin and Bangalore.

More information on the SharePoint official blog: SharePoint 2010 Partner Training for SharePoint 2007 Partners!